Today's Top Event: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater knocks our socks off at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Artist Shahzia Sikander discusses her miniature paintings and installations, which use a variety of media to critique stereotypes of Eastern and Pakistani women.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: The Vault in Berkeley.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Make a special trip to the island for this true, no-frills dive bar, Alameda's Lost Weekend Lounge.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Spirograph.
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