Today's Top Event: Amanda Hesser and Dorothy Allison read at Rakestraw Books.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: What About This Bear Market? How Will You Survive in the Upcoming Economic Times? Lecture by Berkeley financial advisor Jonathan K. DeYoe at Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: The Banyan Tree in Pleasant Hill.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Drop by the Alley for a drink and an earful from good ol' Rod Dibble on the piano, plus, as always, guest cabaret singers.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out photos of the kids who go to school in a cave.
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