Weekend roundup

September 17-20

What to Do

Meet the Local Makers and Artists: Mill Valley Lumber Yard

Sept. 19. Breathe in the majestic redwoods with Marin’s most stunning view of Mt. Tam in the beautiful Mill Valley Lumber Yard … all while shopping small from your local community! Meet seven local artists and makers, interact, learn about their crafts, and show your support while enjoying live music, food and drinks. Bring the whole family—even pets are welcome! 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 129 Miller Ave., Mill Valley.  millvalleylumberyard.com

The Queering Dance Festival Presents Frolic Online

Sept. 19-20. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s festival showcases 10 LGBTQ+ dance artists sharing new work in this free live virtual event highlighting the artistic work and issues on the minds of the queer, trans and gender-nonconforming dance community in the East Bay. Each performance will be followed by a Q&A session with the artists! ASL interpretation provided. Registration required. Sa-Su 7-8 p.m. shawl-anderson.org

Winchester Mystery House

Open. Winchester Mystery House has launched the Walk with Spirits Tour, a new outdoor evening experience that explores the legendary estate’s supernatural lore. Roam the expansive grounds of the world’s most haunted mansion while hearing tales of its former and (possibly current!) inhabitants, as well as peer through its many windows and doors to see what might materialize … if you’re open to receiving the signs. Tickets $14.99-$24.99. W-Su 8-11 p.m. 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, 408.247.2000. winchestermysteryhouse.com

Where to Eat

Terrace at Palette

Opens Sept. 18. Palette is launching its new outdoor Terrace, a permanent addition to Palette specifically designed for fine dining in today’s world. The space spans more than 60 feet, and can comfortably accommodate 25 to 30 guests at socially distanced tables. The large Terrace menu has something for everyone but stays true to the seasons and Palette’s relationship with farmers across the Bay Area. Tu-Sa 4-9 p.m. 816 Folsom St., 415.865.0529. palette-sf.com

Berkeley Restaurant Week

Through Sept. 30. Back by popular demand, an encore of Berkeley Restaurant Week To Go is on now through the end of the month. This time, “TOGO” also stands for Taste Our Great Outdoors as 60+ local restaurants have pulled out the stops to offer special value $15, $20 and $25 menus for enjoying at your favorite Berkeley park or restaurant outdoor dining area. Bon appétit, Berkeley! visitberkeley.com

Rosh Hashanah Dinner at Canela Bistro & Wine Bar

Open. Ring in the Jewish New Year at Canela. Indulge in a special holiday four-course meal consisting of duck consomme with autumn vegetables, a robust salad, roasted wild white fish with sides and, finally, housemade honey lava cake. This menu is available for pick-up, delivery or dine-in by reservation. The to-go meal will come chilled with reheating instructions and includes a special gift. $58. 2272 Market St., 415.552.3000. canelasf.square.site

Weekday Happy Hour and Weekend Brunch at El Techo

Open. Happy hour is back and better than ever! Enjoy Latin American street food, handmade tacos, expansive city views and cocktails del sol on the rooftop that continues to be called one of San Francisco’s best. Happy hour is available on weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. If breakfast food is more your speed, El Techo serves up brunch specials such as gallo pinto and huarache every weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2516 Mission St., 415.550.6970. eltechosf.com

Photo credits: Mill Valley Lumber Yard via Facebook. Burgers, La Marcha Berkeley. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center via Facebook. All other images are courtesy photos.

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