If the possibility of snow this weekend doesn't deter you, here's highlights for the weekend.
As part of Yelp Culture Club, JC Cellars near Oakland's Jack London Square is offering free tastings with a free ticket found here. Sip on JC Cellars Rhone varietals from Thursday through Sunday only. The printed Yelp ticket also offers discount museum, symphony, ballet and theater tickets.
For Friday, Modern Coffee in downtown Oakland hosts its weekly free public cupping at 12:30. Learn how to smell and work on your flavor profiles with different roasts from De La Paz roastery.
Also Friday, celebrate National Clam Chowder day at Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto at Fourth Street in Berkeley. Purchase an entree and receive a cup of clam chowder for $1.21., for the restaurant's 121st Anniversary.
Lastly, catch R&B Cellars pouring wine flights and playing jazz at Angela's Bistro in Alameda. Friday Flights are $10 with proceeds going to a local charity from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 2301 Central Ave, Alameda 510-522-5822
Also for the rest of the month, catch the following specials at Jack London Square.
Scott's Seafood: Mention the password "Square Savings" to your server for a free appetizer for parties of two or more til the end of the month.
Ben & Jerry's: Say the magic passphrase, "Peace, Love, and Ice Cream, Please" in order to receive any of the specials below.
Monday Sundae: Buy one, get one half price on any sundae of equal or lesser value.
Twofer Tuesday: All products (excluding pints, quarts, and cakes) are buy one, get one of equal or lesser value for half price. The item must be of the same product type (smoothies, shakes, cones, sundaes, etc.)
Thermal Thursday: All hot drinks, excluding coffee drinks, are buy one, get one for $1.
55 4th St., Oakland
411 13th St., Oakland
Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 4th St., Berkeley
2301 Central Ave., Alameda
Scott's Seafood Grill & Bar
2 Broadway, Oakland
Ben & Jerry's
505 Embarcadero West, Oakland