By Dan Lieberman, @LiebermanTweets
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass @ Golden Gate Park: I know nothing about bluegrass, except that Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is awesome. Warren Hellman’s gift to San Francisco is in its 18th year, and is still going strong with a whole mess of artists, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, Graham Nash, Jeff Tweedy and Ween, in addition to a bunch of bluegrass musicians I haven’t heard of but I’m sure are outstanding. Caltrain’s bus bridge can get you up to the San Francisco station at 4th and King streets so you can catch the N Judah, or you can take the SamTrans 122 to San Francisco State, then take the 29-Sunset to get to Golden Gate Park.
PortFest @ Redwood City: An interesting fact about the Peninsula is that we’re surrounded by water. Take advantage of how neat that is at Redwood City PortFest, a waterfront festival offering an opportunity to learn about the industrial history of the port, as well as live music, children’s activities, food trucks and all sorts of fun. Take Caltrain to the Redwood City Station and catch the free PortFest Shuttle from there, and remember the little kids in Iowa that wish they had a bay to play in.
Art & Wine Faire @ San Carlos: We’re just about at the end of Art and Wine Festival season, but San Carlos has got your back if you’re still sober and uncultured. This weekend, October 6 & 7, downtown San Carlos will be swimming in art, wine, food, music, antique cars and general revelry. Caltrain will deliver you right next to downtown, so come on down and enjoy yourself.
Suspension of SF Weekend Caltrain Service: If you haven’t heard yet, Caltrain is suspending weekend service to the 22nd Street and San Francisco stations from this weekend to late spring. Now, before you panic, SamTrans is providing a bus bridge that will continue to serve those two stations, so you can continue to take Caltrain to all the cool stuff I like to tell you about. The closure is to enable work crews to prepare the San Francisco rail tunnels for Caltrain’s electrification, currently on schedule for 2022. Caltrain thanks you for your patience during this period of necessary construction, and I thank you for reading this.