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Eat Here Now: Calavera Raises the Bar for Mexican Fare in Oakland

When I was younger, one of my favorite movie scenes came from Beauty and the Beast and involved Belle rejoicing in her newfound library by swinging excitedly on a ladder from shelf to shelf, picking up novel after novel. When I walked into Oakland's Calavera last week, I instantly felt that same rush of excitement when I saw the bartenders swinging from shelf to shelf via an old, wooden ladder. But instead of books, expert hands reached for tequila—shelf after shelf of tequila. 

Catch a Show at One of These Quirky Indie Music Joints

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The Bay Area is home to some seriously iconic music venues: the Greek, the Fillmore, Golden Gate Park. But sometimes the best shows go down in the most unexpected places. Here are seven unique music joints with stories all their own. 

East Bay Eats: Tailgate Menus + Off the Grid in Fremont

3 delicious reasons to eat in the East Bay. 

Weekend Guide: Panoramic Yoga, Free Pandora Radio, and Shakespeare in the Park

Make the most out of your 3-day weekend, even if there is no trans-bay BART service. 

Environmental Photog Edward Burtynsky Receives Art/Act Award + Exhibit at David Brower Center

Thanks to this drought, the grass isn't so green in California anymore. But as TED Prize–winning photographer Edward Burtynsky will show in his upcoming exhibit at Berkeley's David Brower Center, water depletion is a global problem. The grass isn't really greener on the other side.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Walnut Creek

Never been as far east as Walnut Creek? Both Walnut Creek and Concord (only about 30-40 minutes away from San Francisco) are filled with fun attractions for the whole family including top-line restaurants and beautiful outdoor activities.

Live Music This Week: Brandon Flowers, Billy Joel, and More

San Francisco’s set to get a new music venue at the Armory. Color us intrigued and forever welcoming of more havens for live music.

5 Topics Everyone Will Be Discussing Over Brunch

Feel free to release your inner tree-hugger this weekend, because you may never see those beautiful giants again. 

21st Amendment Celebrates East Bay Opening With a New Pop-Tart Beer

The long-awaited new brewery from 21st Amendment, San Francisco's 2nd Street craft brew institution, is now open in San Leandro. Celebrate with an exotic new "breakfast of champions." 

Drink Here Now: Watermelon Bowling and Bespoke Bloody Marys

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. ~W.C. Fields 

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