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Weekend Guide: Cat Parties, Motorcycle Demos, and Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Just because the holiday is over doesn't mean the fun has to end. 

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Alameda + Piedmont Avenue

In the mood for boutique shopping, tasty restaurants, and interesting museums? Alameda, a 76,000-person island in the bay, and Piedmont Avenue in Oakland boast everything you can ask for in a a laidback, bohemian weekend.

Live Music This Week: Ariana Grande, Brian Wilson, and More

Tuesday: Ariana Grande at Shoreline Amphitheater

Ariana Grande’s been so busy she couldn’t even make time for the VMA’s, and apparently that's a problem for some people. The universe-famous pop star comes to Shoreline on her "Honeymoon Tour" in support of her 2015 album My Everything. She made time for us so please reciprocate.

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. 

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. 

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