Weekend Wanderer – San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Novi, Michigan

Photo: Test out new ground. Photo: Urbanhikingatlanta.blogspot.com

Photo: Test out new ground. Photo: Urbanhikingatlanta.blogspot.com

It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a series that you’ll find every Friday morning featuring a few activities we’d like to explore. Check them out for yourself or do something in your neck of the woods. Either way, just get out and wander.

Altered Book Show, San Francisco, California

There will artwork from 150 artists in the Bay Area. Photo: Brookeholve.com/wordpress

This weekend be sure to check out the third annual Altered Book Show in the Bay Area. Over 150 local artists have incorporated books into their artwork. Not just for reading, these books have been transformed into sculptures, installations, jewelry and more. There is also an ongoing silent auction through May 26. Visit Marin Museum of Contemporary Art for more details on the exhibit at 500 Palm Drive, Novato.

Atlas Obscura Day, Brooklyn, New York

Check out your local wonder of the world. Photo: Flavorwire.com

Atlas Obscura may have originated in Brooklyn, but Obscura Day, their yearly celebration of unusual places is international. This Saturday, April 28, partake in community-driven guide to the world’s hidden wonders. Activities include tours, hikes, workshops and more. To see Saturday’s schedule and activities in your neighborhood, visit Obscura Day 2012.

VegFest 2012, Novi, Michigan

Fill up on vegan goodies at VegFest this weekend. Photo: Candgnews.com

Bring an open mind and an appetite to VegFest in Novi this Sunday. The food festival promotes vegetarian and vegan lifestyles by showcasing the advantages of a plant-based diet. Produced by VegMichigan, the expo will provide food from over 50 local restaurants, cooking and food demonstrations, and include guest speakers Human Society of the United States President Wayne Parcelle and author and activist Dr. Richard Oppenlander. For more info, visit VegFest at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi.

What are you up to this weekend? Do share…