Today's Top Event: First Fridays After Five at the Oakland Museum of California.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Jerry Thompson and Duane Deterville discuss Oakland's Black Artists, a nostalgic keepsake packed with more than fifty years' worth of black-and-white photographs depicting local icons and historic spaces at Books Inc.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: Shan Dong in Oakland.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Mingle with Cal students at Beckett's to the Americana sounds of Sweet Crude Bill.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. A list of celebrities who've tried (unsuccessfully) to kill themselves.
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