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Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Yep, it's that time again. Put on your best Kool-aid smile and let's-kick-it gear before traveling to the East Bay. You can't go wrong with these picks.

Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival 2013 The EastSide Cultural Center presents the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival this Saturday afternoon. Going thirteen years strong, this event continues to honor the life of the legendary civil rights activist on what would've been his 88th birthday weekend by featuring a plethora of dance performances, live music ensembles, arts and crafts booths, and memorable presentations from various local community leaders. Simply put, you need to be hereā€“in the words of the celebrated El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz himself "by any means necessary!"

"It Happened Here": Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area show opening It's no secret that the Bay Area carries a tremendous amount of historical weight. Check out the Vintage European Posters showroom as it showcases the heart of the West through an exceptional collage of original posters created over the years that highlight movements in the arts, food, fashion, politics, and more.

First Place Rocks the Fox  Are you down for savoring a night of mingling, live entertainment, and gourmet food while contributing to a great cause at the same time? Support the youth transitioning from the fostercare by attending this Thursday's First Place Rocks the Fox at the landmark Fox Theatre in Oakland. You definitely won't leave this soiree disappointed.