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7 incredible Bay Area things to do Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-4

7 incredible Bay Area things to do Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-4

Fans of bagpipes, chickpeas and Fremont — this is the weekend for you. For everyone else, we have some fun suggestions for you, too. So let’s get to it, shall we?

As with everything these days, be sure to double check websites for any last-minute changes in health guidelines. Meanwhile, if you’d like to have this Weekender lineup delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning for free, just sign up at www.mercurynews.com/newsletters or www.eastbaytimes.com/newsletters.

1 SEE, HEAR & PLAY: Fun shows and fests are all over

The holiday weekend is just packed with cool recitals and stage productions as well as some awesome festivals, including the annual Scottish Games in Pleasanton. Here are some of your best options.

A falafel sandwich at Falafel Drive-In in San Jose (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) 

2 EAT Fabulous falafel

Sure, hamburger joints and pizza parlors hog all the fast-food headlines. But when was the last time you succumbed to the the crispy, savory call of this Middle Eastern staple? And you can find fantastic falafel restaurants and stands all over the Bay Area.

3 BAKE AND DEVOUR: Calling all cobbler fans

Peach season is peaking, folks, and wouldn’t it be the pits if you didn’t have enough ways to enjoy this magical fruit? That’s where this delectable and easy-to-make cobbler comes in.

4 PLAY: Just get out there

More and more physicians are advising patients to just go and enjoy the outdoors. Here are some of the Bay Area places they favor.

Anaita Wali Zada stars as an Army veteran looking to establish a new life in “Fremont.” (Music Box Films) 

5 WATCH: An East Bay city gets its closeup

“Fremont,” the engrossing comedy/drama set in — you guessed it — Fremont, is earning critical raves all over the country. Here’s how it came to be filmed in the East Bay.

6 PLAY: Action games are where it’s at

If you are a fan of action-packed video games, here are some you should totally be playing right now.

7 EAT & CELEBRATE: Green Goddess turns 100

Yes, we’re talking about the creamy, heavenly salad dressing. And did you know it was born in San Francisco?