For a taste of lyrically progressive Americana come and listen to Deborah Crooks, a San Francisco born and bred singer and songwriter who is as comfortable singing about personal love and loss as she is about the great ironies of life.
When: 7 p.m.
How much: $5-15 sliding scale
It's not a full blown farmers market, but has organic veggies, herbs, fresh eggs and the friendly, casual atmosphere of a farm stand. Check out the rest of the nursery while you're at it.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How much: Free
The Rip Tides are the band you wish you were friends with in the 1960s. They're the frat boys with the surf boards on the roofs of their cars, heading down to the beach and playing early Beatles, classic Beach Boys and surf rock to lounge to. Come get the last taste of summer!
When: 2-4 p.m.
How much: Free
Adopt a fuzzy bundle of joy! It's true, owners of pets have been shown to have lower blood pressure and lower levels of stress. About fifty kittens are up for adoption every Saturday, so come meet your new friend.
When: Noon to 5 p.m.
How much: Suggested adoption donation is $100
The first Sunday of September means you get to shop for antiques and collectibles that must be at least 20 years old to be sold at the event. Early birds get the good stuff, so set that alarm clock and bring lots of cash.
Where: Alameda Point, 2900 Navy Way, Alameda
When: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How much: $5-$15 depending on time of arrival