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Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

The East Bay's celebrating the new Bay Bridge, artwork, beer, film, and music this weekend. It's a well-rounded adventure that you don't want to miss. Forget about your obligations during the upcoming week (bah!) and come be apart of what's going on.

The New Bay Bridge Visual art enthusiasts, prepare to be blown away. The Vessel Gallery in Oakland is hosting "The New Bay Bridge," which showcases the work of two artists, Christy Kovacs and John Ruszel, who pay respects to the spiritual evolution and sociocultural impact associated with man-made structures. The event will feature several genres, including photography, painting, and sculpture.

Bone Brewfest What's a super warm weekend without a cold beer? You won't have to answer that question if you get on down to Pyramid Alehouse & Brewery in Berkeley this Saturday afternoon. The Bone & Pyramid Breweries have joined forces to host a street fair and brew fest featuring 107.7 FM Bone Jocks, several breweries, live music, food trucks, local vendors, prizes and raffles, dunk tank, and a vintage fire engine.  Also, "Hot for Teacher"  Van Halen tribute band and "Custard-Pie" Led Zeppelin tribute band are on board for a groovy jam session.

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music Join the Temescal Art Center in North Oakland as it honors moving image work created by experimental filmmakers and video artists. The monthly series takes place every Second Sunday of the month and incorporates live tunes from local musicians and sound artists. This particular show will feature multi-disciplinary artist Steven Dye who works with sound, projection and live performance. His manipulation of sound and lights makes for an electrifying experience.