Today's Top Event: Heading North: Journey to the Atacama Desert at La Peña Cultural Center.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: UC Berkeley's Center for Chinese Studies celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a panel of Sino-scholars assessing past, present, and future at the Institute of East Asian Studies.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: Mirchi Café & Masala Pizza in Fremont.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Kiss the work week goodbye by getting classy with the Kurt Ribak Trio at fine Walnut Creek Italian restaurant Prima.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Carl Sagan for rednecks.
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