7 incredible Bay Area things to do this weekend, April 30-May 2

When even the world’s meanest chihuahua can find a bit of love, you know things are heading in the right direction. So let’s all celebrate with an awesome weekend — and do we have some good ideas, from gorgeous Marin fun to a yummy bake sale topped with kindness, and a kick-butt new Tom Clancy movie.

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1 WATCH: Meet the dishy new Tom Clancy hero

A lot of dreamy actors have starred in Hollywood’s various adaptations of the late Tom Clancy’s spy novels, from Chris Pine to Harrison Ford to Alec Baldwin (quit snickering, it was a long time ago!). Now there’s Michael B. Jordan in the brand new thriller “Without Remorse,” which tops our list of your weekend’s best new movie options.

John Clarence Stewart and Jane Levy in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” (NBC) 2 PLAY: TV settings in real life

We’ve spent the last year glued to our screens. Now it’s time to get outside and rediscover some of the fun, close-to-home activities where shows like “Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist,” “Silicon Valley” and “Big Little Lies” were filmed. Here are eight hot spots.

3 SEE: Berkeley Rep channel Virginia Woolf

Berkeley Rep’s wildly innovative new streaming show blends cinema, music, A-List Broadway stars, intimate musings on the pandemic and the gorgeous prose of Virginia Woolf. It debuts this week and here’s what you need to know.

4 EAT: A mouthwatering bake sale

Boichik bagels, La Farine pastries, Ono lilikoi pound cakes? Now THIS is a bake sale — and it’s one for a good cause. This Saturday’s Bake Love Not Hate event in Oakland is raising funds to battle anti-Asian American hate in the most delicious way possible. Here are the deets.

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Claudia Villela performs in San Jose Jazz’s new concert series. (John Green/ Bay Area News Group archives) 5 SEE & HEAR: San Jose’s sizzling new jazz series

What’s the point of opening a brand-spanking-new music club if you can’t use it? San Jose Jazz’s new Break Room venue can’t hold in-person shows yet, but the group is kicking off a streaming concert series this week from the new joint (you can even watch from outside). Here’s what you need to know.

6 PLAY: Marin adventures

Hike the Headlands, run the Dipsea and dabble in some lower-key fun in Marin County this weekend. One of these five outdoor adventures should be just the ticket.

7 WATCH: A cheeky horror movie with Bay Area roots

A board game that leads to all kinds of spooky carnage? Leave it to an East Bay filmmaker to make a fun new horror film based on just that premise. And it’s streaming now. Here’s what you need to know.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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