Close out March with a few alcoholic-fueled events this weekend.
Today from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Rebuilding Together Oakland hosts a wine tasting fundraiser. Tickets are $30 and include two tastings from each East Bay Vintners like Dashe Cellars, R&B Cellars and more. Rebuilding Together Oakland offers support and services to the city's low-income communities.
On Friday, Modern Coffee continues its weekly Friday cuppings with guest brewers from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stop in to taste and learn about Ecco coffee.
Saturday is busy around Oakland's Jack London Square. KGO AM 810 holds a craft brew tasting paired with food from local eateries from noon to 3 p.m. in the Pavilion Building. Gene Burns will also broadcast the "Dining Around" program live from the event. Presale tickets are sold out, but should be available day of the event for $20.
Also Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., the East Bay Vintner's Alliance hosts its 4th annual Passport to the East Bay tastings event. Over 20 urban wineries ranging from the well-visible Rosemblum and Rock Wall Wine cellars to smaller production wineries like Stomping Girl Winery and Tayerle Wines will be pouring across 6 locations. Tickets are $40 and include continuous shuttle service between wineries, BART and the Ferry Terminal, appetizers, and a souvenir wine glass. Designated drivers are $10 and get a souvenir coffee mug and full access to the wineries. For a full list of participants, please see http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/156471.
Rebuilding Together Oakland
1171 Ocean Avenue, Suite 100, Oakland
411 13th St., Oakland
KGO AM 810 Much Ado about Beer
Jack London Square Pavilion
Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland
East Bay Vintners Alliance
Various locations in Oakland and Alameda