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!
Where to bend an elbow this week.
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.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
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.
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.
Listen up, music fans. Here are the best live shows in the Bay Area this week.