Saturday: Oysters and Wine in a Berkeley Parking Lot
Where: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, 1605 San Pablo (at Cedar), Berkeley, 510-524-1524
When: Sat., April 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Prices vary for individual items
The rundown: Okay so it's already a big weekend for chocolate and tamales, but how about a little bivalve love? Saturday marks the 20th year that import wine hero Kermit Lynch will gussy up the parking lot outside his shop for a good old-fashioned oyster feast. Kermit and his staff have carefully curated a selection of wines for the occasion, and the oysters all come from Monterey Fish. Chez Panisse/Eccolo alum Chris Lee will also be grilling up sausages, so if the weather gods are smiling, this event should be worth crossing the bay for.