The East Bay Today: October 17, 2008


Today's Top Event: Bat Boy: The Musical at Altarena Playhouse.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Russian Dance Scholar Tim Scholl and Musicologist Victoria Bonnell. Discussing Orientalism in Russian ballet and the repertoire produced by choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Leon Minkus at Hertz Hall.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Bay Wolf Cafe and Restaurant in Oakland.

On the Town: Going out tonight? The Nomad Cafe hosts local singer-songwriter Garrin Benfield. The show is free and starts at 7:30 p.m.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out cute overload.

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