Escapes: Tahoe, Mendocino, Santa Cruz and more


Mountain festival

Driven by the fun and community of mountain life, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival has returned to Tahoe City. Currently running, the festival offers recreation enthusiasts a bounty of organized, outdoor activities throughout the Lake Tahoe area. There will be guided hiking, yoga and running events every day through Saturday, plus athletic equipment demos, bird watching, wildflower excursions and other nature explorations. On Wednesday night, Alpenglow hosts a special screening of “Solstice,” a film about what it takes to compete in the world’s most prestigious 100-mile race – Western States 100. All ages and athletic abilities are encouraged to participate, and most events are free unless otherwise noted. Check out the full schedule at


Bob Dylan tribute

What: More than 20 musicians will perform Bob Dylan’s music, spanning 50 years. Lineups will emphasize harmonies and multiple instruments – electric and acoustic. The same show will be performed back-to-back nights.

When: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Crown Hall, 45285 Ukiah St., Mendocino

Cost: $20-$30



Beer, BBQ, music

What: More than 100 beers from 60 breweries can be tasted at the two-day Hop ’N’ Barley Beer and BBQ Festival on Saturday. On Sunday, there’s a home brew competition and tasting.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. next Sunday

Where: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley

Cost: $35 Saturday, $25 Sunday, free for designated drivers



Ohana Luau

What: Experience Hawaii without setting foot on an airplane or boat. Andis Wines’ annual luau event features hula dancing and a traditional feast: kalua pig, lomi-lomi salmon, chicken long rice and more. Plus wine, obviously. Reservations are required.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Andis Wines, 11000 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth

Cost: $50-$65



Block party

What: Eats, Beats & Brews is a new block party in downtown Berkeley, with a beer garden by Drakes Brewing and more than 15 international cuisines from food trucks and other vendors. Local band Saving Cadence will provide a rockin’ Hawaiian-influenced soundtrack.

When: Noon-6 p.m. June 29

Where: Center Sreet at Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

Cost: Free



Travel talk

What: Learn about safe and healthy travel from Dr. Vinod Trivedi, an expert on infectious disease and travel medicine.

When: 7 p.m. July 1

Where: Arcade Library Community Room, 2443 Marconi Ave., Sacramento

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 457-1426;

– Bee Staff