Today's Top Event: Free-Jazz Fridays at 8th Street Performance Space.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's event: A Christmas Carol. Staged reading of Charles Dickens' classic by English actor Martin Harris at the Berkeley City Club.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Dopo in Oakland.
On the Town: Going out tonight? "The Clearing," at Oakland's Club Anton, features hosts Realism* & Nake plus guest DJs.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out slo-mo Mentos and Diet Coke explosion.
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