In honor of our annual PETS issue, watch this video of a hedgehog — one of the ~*ALT PETS*~ mentioned in this week's story on weird pets — taking a bath:
Then, partake in any or all of the following five fun activities taking place right here in your neighborhood this weekend:
Retro Pop-Up Restaurant
One of the East Bay's most historic hotels honors its long history in the best possible way: with food. While its bar is closed during renovations, FIVE (2086 Allston Way, Berkeley) is offering a pop-up restaurant in its Crystal Dining Room throughout the first week of June, with dishes and decor themed around the year 1910, when the hotel first opened. In addition to a la carte service, a Friday-only four-course prix-fixe dinner includes such retro dishes as Waldorf salad, filet of sole Oscar, Delta asparagus, and creamy Pavlova. Fri., June 7, 5-10 p.m. Five-Berkeley.com — Anneli Rufus
Urban Farm Tours
How do you begin tackling your own ambitious urban-farm project without knowing what's possible for your site in the first place? If you are curious, or if you fall into the category of the slightly daunted, join the Institute of Urban Homesteading for a day of urban-farm tours in homes throughout Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, and El Sobrante. You'll get a chance to see the fruit and vegetable gardens, chickens, goats, bees, earthen buildings, and greywater systems that others just like you have managed to tend to on properties of all shapes and sizes. With guided tours, tastings, Q&A's led by the farmers every hour, and a special raffle of various goods grown on the farms themselves. Sat., June 8, $5. IUHOakland.com — A.G.
Live Oak Park Fair
A cornerstone of the vibrant North Berkeley art & crafts community, the Live Oak Park Fair showcases affordable contemporary art, fine crafts, handcrafted jewelry & accessories, couture adult and kids’ clothing, handmade quilts and baskets, plus sculptural and functional objects in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood. With plenty of stuff to keep the kids busy as well — live music, magic shows, puppets, and face painting — great food, and more. At Live Oak Park. June 8 & 9, 10am-6pm, free.
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