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Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

Goodies at the Jack of All Trades market. Photo courtesy of their website.

The East Bay is ready to give you a good time this weekend. If you're up for the challenge, it's time to do yourself a favor and cross the Bay Bridge to indulge in some sweet escapes.

Jack of All Trades Grand Opening

One of Oakland's favorite downtown hangouts has done it again. That's right: Jack London Square presents the first day of a new monthly event to be held every second Saturday, honoring art, culture, and local commerce. Enjoy the works of 100 local artists, vintage and antique collectors, designers, and craftspeople from a variety of other backgrounds. In addition, there'll be live music, food vendors, craft beer, and some educational 'Do-It-Yourself' workshops for beginners of certain trades. Go here for more info. 481 Water St, Oakland.

 

Life is Living 2013 - Prism: Urban Art & Culture Festival 

You also don’t want to miss this year’s Urban Art & Culture Festival. As a celebration of youth in the arts, the event will feature several activities, including a spray painting battle, pop-up print show, stencil workshop, and blackbook battle. Additional details here. 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland.

 

Sunday Streets Berkeley

This Sunday Berkeley’s ready to throw another vibrant street party to promote the city’s one-of-a-kind flavor and positive environmental  changes. The car-free extravaganza will run from Rose Street to Haste Street and feature skating, cycling, yoga, breakdancing, live music, a puppet parade and free bike repairs, among other festivities. Good times in the making! More info here. Shattuck and University Avenue, Berkeley.