7 incredible Bay Area things to do this weekend, May 17-19

There’s a little bit of everything going on this weekend — from great shows and concerts to some great opportunities for fun in the sun. So let’s get to it, shall we?

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1 SEE & HEAR: Great shows are all over

From a musical about a famous scientist to a country music superstar, there are a ton of great shows and concerts to catch this weekend.

2 SIP: Spice up your brunch

Mother’s Day was last weekend, but if you’re still in the mood for a fancy brunch, these 3 takes on classic brunch-y cocktails will make a nice addition to your weekend.

Luke Newton is Colin Bridgerton and Nicola Coughlan is Penelope Featherington in “Bridgerton,” which kicks off its third season this week. (Netflix) 
3 WATCH: ‘Bridgerton’ is back

The acclaimed period drama, with its fiercely loyal legion of fans, is back and maybe just a bit saucier than ever.

4 MAKE & EAT: Asparagus magic

It’s asparagus season (so THAT’s why we’ve been in such a good mood), and this zesty salad recipe with herbs, lemon and pine nuts makes for a delicious and super-easy way to celebrate it.

5 PLAY: Cool camping adventures

Whether you’d rather rough it or want to give glamping a go, these six Northern California camping trips should help you find your perfect outdoor adventure.

Jazz pianist Emmet Cohen is venturing on the road for an extended series of concerts in the Bay Area. (Courtesy of Emmet Cohen) 
5 SEE & HEAR: A Covid-busting jazzman

Emmet Cohen was one of those musicians credited with helping keep people plugged into the arts during the pandemic with his series of concerts — staged inside his apartment. Now he’s hit the road and is headed to the Bay Area.

7 COOK & EAT: Gold-star grilling

The outdoor cooking season is in full bloom, which can only mean one thing — it’s time for beer-car chicken to make a comeback.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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