If the end of summer has given you the blues, don’t fight the feeling. Head to San Francisco for the Polk Street Blues Festival.
In addition to listening to some quality regional acts, including Evan Thomas and Papa’s Garage, Dr. Mojo Band and Bobbie Webb, attendees can check out the arts and crafts displays and indulge in eats from gourmet food booths.
This rain-or-shine event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 22 and admission is free. The festival on Polk Street is between Union and Pacific streets. For more details, visit www.polkstreet
Rubicon trail hike
What: A guided hiking tour from Lester Beach to Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe. Cost includes parking and lunch.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today
Where: Rubicon Trail from D.L. Bliss State Park to Emerald Bay, South Lake Tahoe
What: It’s a Cajun-style wine-release celebration for Hall Wines’ 2010 “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon. The event includes a live Zydeco band and all-you-can-eat crawfish.
When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Hall Wines, 401 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena
Grape to glass
What: The Grape to Glass winemaking tour of the Old Sugar Mill, home to 10 area wineries, offers opportunities to enjoy barrel tasting and cheese pairings. Reservations are required.
When: Tours leave at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 22
Where: The Old Sugar Mill, 35265 Willow Ave., Clarksburg
Information: (916) 774-1615
International air show
What: Keep looking up — the California International Airshow in Salinas will feature the Patriots Jet Team and a variety of classic and newer performers. Proceeds go to Salinas-area charities.
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 22
Where: Salinas Municipal Airport, 30 Mortensen Ave., Salinas
Cost: Start at $10 general, $10 parking