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Get Out, Los Altos: Fall Festival, See Films, Cook Bacon

Welcome to our weekend planner, giving you the best weekend activities for Los Altos and surrounding cities.

It’s Thursday, and if you have no idea what you’ll do for the weekend, Patch is coming to the rescue.

We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for the best activities to hit.

1. LOS ALTOS FALL FESTIVAL

Where/When: Los Altos Chamber of Commerce, 303 2nd St., Los Altos, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why go: Come out on the town and greet the autumn season with live entertainment, fine wines and gourmet food, a car show, arts & crafts and games for the kids!

Price: Free entry

2. "FIRST SATURDAY" BIKE RIDE

Where/When: Meet at corner of Main and Second streets, Los Altos; Saturday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Why go: Join GreenTown Los Altos in a casual bike ride for all ages on Saturday afternoon downtown! Explore hidden passageways to shopping districts and cruise through the beautiful parks of Los Altos with your children and friends.

Price: Free

3. JOY OF CHARCUTERIE: BACON

Where/When: Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills; Saturday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Why go: Learn about the delicious history and making of bacon at the educational Hidden Villa farm! The workshop will teach "the benefits of using organic and locally sourced meats and the difference between mass-produced store bought bacon and handcrafted, artisan bacon."

Price: $50

4. PALO ALTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Where/When: Different locations, Palo Alto, Thursday through Sunday

Why go: Check out new forms of storytelling in film and media, including 20 features, 25 shorts and 30 talks, panels and workshops. Check out the full schedule here.

Price: varies

5.

Where/When: 500 Castro St., Mountain View; Sunday 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Why go: Jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan, who won the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition at age 19, will perform as part of a qunitet.

Price: $50

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