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The Big Brain Tease: 25 Game Nights, Exhibitions, and Bars to Unleash Your Inner Nerd

The Bay Area is not afraid to embrace its nerdy side. From museum exhibitions, to literary-themed bars, and drop-dead-gorgeous libraries, there are too many brain-busting activities to choose from. To help out, we compiled a list of 25 must-check-out events that'll guarantee you a good time. Go forth and be geeky!

Bookworms Take Note: 5 Must-Attend Literary Events this Month

Holiday gift ideas for your favorite bookworm, boozy bookswaps, and more literary events to attend this month.

The Old Bay Bridge Will Be Blown up This Weekend

In what will likely be the coolest Instagram video you've ever shot, a part of the old Bay Bridge is being demolished this weekend. 

Drink Here Now: Wine Tastings + Whiskey Week

Where to bend an elbow this week. 

Explore Ancient Art and Endangered Species at Mt. Diablo's Vasco Caves

Longtime Bay Areans may have never even heard of the Vasco Caves Regional Preserve, a series of limestone outcroppings, formed over centuries by wind erosion, that spans 1,644 acres along the rolling eastern foothills of Mt. Diablo. For diehard naturalists and geologists, there's plenty to see here.

Weekend Guide: TIMF, Anthony Bourdain Tasting Menu & Literary Trivia

You're so not getting any work done this weekend.

Foodie Agenda: Free Señor Sisig, Philz Moves + Grand Fare Market Opens

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit! 

Neighborhood Guide: What to Do in Temescal

Chances are that you're already familiar with the delights of Temescal Alley. But while you're making your way over for doughnuts and handmade jewelry, don't neglect the other shops and restaurants making this North Oakland neighborhood the charming locale that it is. From vintage wares to stinky cheese and stiff drinks, there's something for everyone.

Tiny Trees, Deep Roots: The History of Bonsai in the Bay Area

To walk through the Japanese-styled wooden doors on the Northern inlet of Oakland’s Lake Merritt is to enter another world. The landscape is checkered with trees that are bent and wired to mimic what one might see in nature—that is, if everything in nature were just a few feet tall. This, the volunteer-run Bonsai Garden Lake Merrit (BGLM), is among the Bay Area’s few remaining places to celebrate the treasured ancient art form of Japanese bonsai. 

Live Music This Week: Jamie xx, Young Thug, Beirut & More

Listen up, music fans. Here are the best live shows in the Bay Area this week.

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