7 terrific Bay Area things to do this weekend, Oct. 6-8

7 terrific Bay Area things to do this weekend, Oct. 6-8

From the return of Fleet Week to the forecasts for absolutely gorgeous weather, it feels like a classic fall weekend. So let’s make the best of it, shall we?

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1 SEE & HEAR: Great shows and events are all over

From the return of Fleet Week and Litquake to a opera version of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” there are a ton of great shows and festivals to take in this weekend and beyond.

2 BAKE & EAT: Perfect Pumpkin recipes

You’re not plodding through fall baking season with last year’s recipes, are you? It’s time for an upgrade, folks. We’re talking about Pumpkin Bundt Cake with a maple cream glaze. among other tasty dishes.

Jin Sun-kyu and Jeon Jong-Seo star in “Bargain,” a Korean series that gets very strange — in a good way. (Paramount+) 

3 WATCH: A Korean ‘Bargain’

Remember when Korea’s gripping “Squid Game” became a hit with U.S. viewers? Now “Bargain,” another quirky, innovative Korean series, is knocking on our doors. It tops our list of new shows and movies you need to know about.

4 PLAY: Big fun in Gold Country

Amador City might be California’s smallest city — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a boatload of fun there. Here’s an itinerary.

5 MAKE & EAT Your go-to fall salad

A classic iceberg salad with creamy dressing is like a secret weapon that can hold its with any main course. Here’s how it’s done.

Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi star as Priscilla and Elvis Presley in “Priscilla,” screening at the Mill Valley Film Festival. (A24 Films) 

6 SEE & HEAR: A big little film festival

The Mill Valley Film Festival won’t have as many celebrity visitors as in years past, due to the actors strike, but the lineup is as eye;-popping as ever.

7 PLAY: Settle in with these games

From new editions to the “Cyberpunk 2077” and the “Resident Evil 4” franchises to a surprise “Counter-Strike” sequel, here are the video games you should be playing this weekend.