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Weekend Guide: J-Pop Summit + the Laurel Street Fair

For bigtime festival-phobes among us, here are some Outside Lands alternatives to spice up the weekend. 

Turn Heads With These Cutting Edge Local Jewelry Lines

These local jewelry designers will make sure you turn heads while wearing their handcrafted designs. 

Weekend Guide: Oakland Art + Soul and Ginger Pride Festival [UPDATED]

Just remember to avoid BART this weekend! 

CCA Fashion Student Vanina Howan Makes a Splash in SF Retail

A whiff of an ocean breeze blew down the runway at California College of the Arts' senior fashion show this past spring. The wavemaker: 22-year-old Vanina Howan, whose surf-inspired thesis collection, called Seasalt, caught the eye of San Francisco design veteran Basil Racuk. A friendship was made, and a collaboration was hatched.

The Bay Area's Most Inspiring Home Décor Showrooms

Filled with eclectic pieces from mid-century to modern to craftsman, these local showrooms are sure to give you a heaping dose of décor inspiration. 

Oakland Receives $34 Million From Anonymous Donor

It's been a big month for the East Bay. Just this week, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner gave $100 million to UC Berkeley to search the galaxies for alien life, and now an anonymous donor has parted with $34 million to aide Oakland's underprivileged citizens. 

Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Gifts $100 Million to UC Berkeley to Discover Aliens

Renowned research institute UC Berkeley—known for discovering countless elements and vitamins, the polio virus, and even inventing wetsuits—may be able to add another stellar category to their long list of achievements: finding aliens. 

Campfire Recipe: Doña Tomás' Grilled Carne Asada with Drunken Beans

Tired of the usual hotdogs and chips fare that comes with sleeping in the great outdoors? Don't let the opportunity to cook a delicious meal over an open flame pass you by. 

Oakland Gets a Massive New Brewpub, Drake's Dealership

Nearly two years in the making, the long-awaited Drake's Dealership brewpub, from the team behind Drake's Brewery and Jupiter pub in Berkeley, will open in early August.

Artful Dining with Mua Oakland Owner, CP-37

Mention Oakland's festive First Fridays, and Mua instantly springs to mind for any art-loving foodie in The Town. The super-hip, award-winning eatery is the brainchild of artist and seasoned restaurateur CP-37, who regularly exhibits his own works alongside those of select local artists on Mua’s soaring walls.

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