Today's Top Event: Women's music movement leader Cris Williamson at the Freight.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Mary Hower, whose work has appeared in Threepenny Review, Poetry Flash, and Salon, headlines the First Thursdays poetry reading at the Albany Library.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: El Tazumal in San Pablo
On the Town: Going out tonight? Peep the international vibe at this true "island paradise" -- the Island Paradise Club in Alameda.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Someone Keeps Stealing My Letters.
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