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Three Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge

We've arrived at another weekend, so check out some of the East Bay's zesty happenings to keep your mind off the cold.

Pacific Coast Brewing Company's Annual Holiday Pairing 

Bring on the beer and holiday cheer with Pacific Coast Brewing Company's 25th Annual Holiday Pairing in Oakland this Saturday afternoon. The event will feature eight-course meals in addition to a selection of 14 holiday beers from an in-house brewery and several other craft brewers. There will also be a chance to participate in voting for the best beer and viewing of the People's Choice Awards. Click here for more info. Sat. 12/7, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., 906 Washington St, Oakland, (510) 836-2739.

International Holiday Bazaar

One of the Berkeley’s cultural gems is hosting a festive holiday shindig this Sunday. Ashkenaz’s International Holiday Bazaar promises to deliver a wide array of activities that are representative of communities around the globes. Join 25 vendors offering ceramic art, photography, greeting cards, vintage clothing, ethnic threads, aromatherapy products, musical instruments, and more for $25 or less. Find additional details here. Sun. 12/8, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, (510) 525-5054.

 

Holiday Artisan Fair in Temescal Alleys

Oakland’s favorite Temescal Alley is bringing double the fun with featured local artisans from a vast selection of alley shops. Get everything from eco-friendly furnishings and fiber arts to stylish accessories and herbal body care products. The event will also present live music, great food, and one-of-a-kind art exhibits. Get more info here. Sun. 12/8, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., 49th St., Oakland.