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Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Marilyn Monroe with Ukulele

If you’re high on the paradise-like weather in the bay these days, just wait until you head over the bridge for this weekend’s most promising events. Get out of the house and take a look at what the East Bay has to offer.  


2013 Berkeley Bay Festival: Kick off Earth Day early at the Berkeley Bay Festival, which delivers a wide array of music, food, entertainment, and environmentally educational activities. The outdoor celebration has historical weight, beginning over seven decades ago when the Marina was first established.

Ukulele Love-In: So, what do Marilyn Monroe, Warren Buffett, and Adam Sandler all have in common, besides the fact that they’re famous? You guessed it: Playing the Ukulele! Check out what makes this four-stringed Hawaiian instrument so special by attending the Ukulele Love-in at Actual Café on Saturday evening. There’ll be lessons, live music, and sing-a-longs. Just remember that this awesome Oakland’s café’s rules is a laptop-free place on the weekends, please.

International Film Showcase: The International Film Showcase at Orinda Theatre is hosting ‘A Royal Affair’, an Award-winning must-see about the secret love affair of a couple who jointly revolutionize a nation. Get a peak at this before it leaves the big screen.