Weekend events: Bay Area dining and wining

New Yorkers will probably argue the point, but when it comes to food and wine events, the San Francisco Bay Area certainly sets a high standard: every weekend seems jam-packed with a diverse range of imbibing possibilities. We’ve put together a quick checklist of the weekend’s gatherings, ranging from a wine benefit on Treasure Island to a two-day pastry fest in Oakland to a good old-fashioned pub crawl in SF (maybe we should have said food, wine, and Bud Light…). Wherever you are and whatever your speed, there’s an event out there for you!

Saturday

Treasure Island Wines—Tasting & Reception for LLS
Treasure Island
Not just in the middle of the Bay Area, but literally in the middle of the Bay, this Treasure Island event lets attendees taste wines and drink in views—all in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The 7th Annual CrawlSF Polk Street Pub Crawl
SF
Normally, drinking on Polk Street means making a tough choice between a bunch of great bars. On Saturday, you can just go to all of them.

A Taste For You—Spring Flavor Vegan Style
Oakland
Who says vegans are missing out on the fun? This kid-friendly Oakland event features tastings, demonstrations, and more.

Nimbash 2010
St. Helena
Officially a very cool arts fundraiser, this event is also in bucolic St. Helena—which means artisanal food and wine offerings are practically a given.

Sat/Sun

The Sweet Shoppe
Oakland
And we quote: “This two-day indoor confectionery festival celebrates our region’s pastry chefs, confectioners, cupcake fairies, local restaurants, specialty vendors, cheese makers, vintners and more.” EOM.

Sunday

Mother’s Day Cooking Class
San Francisco
Want to do something on Sunday, but want to do it with mom? No problem. The good folks at Parties That Cook—read more about their awesome events here—show their knack for a timely event yet again with this joint cooking class.