Two events vie for your attention this Saturday afternoon: one selling a taste of indie music and microbrews, the other a free foodie marketplace.
First up: The Bay Brewed is the second annual booze-and-bands event from our friends over at local music blog the Bay Bridged. The music lineup spans two stages at Public Works, on Erie Street in the Mission and features Brooklyn synth outfit Bear in Heaven, local folk poppers Sonny & the Sunsets, and sets by Born Gold, Blasted Canyons, James & Evander, and Oakland's Trails & Ways. Your $50 ticket buys five and a half hours of unlimited beer tastings from Anchor Brewing, 21st Amendment, Magnolia Brewing, Almanac Brewing, Speakeasy and others. Seoul on Wheels and Adam's Grub Truck will be on hand, should you need to purchase some truck-based food to soak up all those suds.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the early drinkers and the last set wraps up at 6 p.m. In addition to the music, there will be social, sloshy Berlin-style ping pong and DJ sets. You can buy tickets in advance here, and look: the Bay Bridged even made you a mixtape.
For a more solid food-centric Saturday, consider heading to the revived New Taste Marketplace at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church on De Haro Street in Potrero Hill. The market features vendors hawking everything from fancy meats to baked goods, prepared foods and wine soda (sadly non-alcoholic). San Francisco Examiner food critic Jesse Hirsch recently took over direction of the marketplace, so there ought to be something for everyone among the 30+ vendors and food trucks.
The New Taste Marketplace runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 1st at De Haro Street and Mariposa. Entry is free although donations are accepted at the door and noshing will cost you money, of course. Donations and a portion of each vendor's proceeds will go to the Food Pantry.