Today's Top Event: Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, how-to guru and co-author of Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success, speaks at Scott's Seafood Restaurant in Oakland.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Rethinking the Market: How Conservatives Get It Wrong -- and Progressives Can Get It Right, a lecture by progressive economist Dean Baker at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: Homemade Cafe in Berkeley.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Hone your salsa moves at the Easy Lounge with DJ Joe Quixx.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out The Coolhunter.
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