Today's Top Event: Shohei Imamura's Japan film series plays at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Novelist Ron Carlson talks about his first book in 30 years, Five Skies, at Rakestraw Books in Danville.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: Bucci's in Emeryville.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Celebrate the weekend with DJ Lash and Fat Rob spinning R&B and soul at Kimball's Carnival's "Sultry Fridays."
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