5 things to do in the Bay Area this weekend: Flower Piano, Giants & TreasureFest

The Golden Gate Bridge at sunset.
The Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. Photo credit Getty Images

Flower pianos, Treasure Fest and acrobats.

They're part of five things happening in the Bay Area this weekend.

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#1: It's the perfect event for our time – Flower Piano returns to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens through Sept. 21.

Twelve pianos are scattered amongst the lush 55-acre gardens creating an alfresco concert hall where the public is welcomed to play or listen. Chopin in the Garden of Fragrance? Or how about Elton John tunes in the California Native Plant Garden? Buy your tickets online and check the performance schedule here.

#2: In San Rafael, TreasureFest is back.

These are the folks that brought you the popular Treasure Island Flea Market. TreasureFest is an expanded open-air market at Marin Center which sports a huge open lawn that's begging for a picnic. But beyond that, hundreds of local vendors are there. Shop for vintage goods and original art. Live music, food and wine, art installations...this is big! Treasure Fest is Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at the gates.

#3: Circus Bella has changed locations for Sunday.

Head to Richmond's Point San Pablo Harbor on Stenmark Dr. on Sunday at 2pm. Aerialists, acrobats, clowns and more shape this hour-long performance called "Humorous." It's big fun for the whole family. Circus Bella is always free but donations are happily accepted.​

#4: Gary Clark, Jr. rocks Wine Country.

The GRAMMY-winning guitarist plays the Oxbow River Stage in Napa on Saturday at 7 p.m. He hails from Austin, Texas. If you've not heard of him,. do yourself a favor and enjoy his fusion of blues, rock n' roll, soul and pop. You will not regret it one bit. Attendees must produce a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to get in.

#5: Take in a baseball game before the playoffs start.

The San Francisco Giants are in first place with the Atlanta Braves coming into town for a three-game set. Enjoy September baseball at its best before tickets are even harder to get once the Giants get into October's postseason.