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Three Oakland Fashion Designers to Watch

With the migration of SF's creative class across the Bay Bridge, it was meant to be that Oakland is now emerging as a Bay Area creative center. Fashion mavens rejoice: Oakland designers are applying sustainable quality and craftsmanship to modern, utilitarian wares that are perfect for wardrobe-building. Here are three of our faves.

Star Wars Day, Metallica Night, Brewfest, and More Happening at Giants and A's Games

On Monday, baseball season kicked off with the Giants snatching a glorious 5-4 win against the D-Backs. What's more, the A's beat the Rangers 8-0. A nice kickoff to the 2015 season. And with that, you should check out the special events happening at AT&T Park and O.co Coliseum during the season. Here are jut a few of our favorites:

Scenes of the City: Atop the Oakland Tribune Tower With Burning Man Cofounder John Law

For this week’s Scenes of the City, Burning Man cofounder John Law, who referred to himself as the "Quasimodo” of the Tribune Tower, takes us to the top of downtown Oakland's 305-foot Tribune Tower, which is steeped in history and mystery. 

East Bay Eats: Elixirs, Italian, and B-Side Baking

Funny how even a "slow" week on the eastern side of the Bay translates to a hot new cocktail destination, Cal-Italian cuisine, and more Tanya Holland in the form of B-Side Baking Company. 

The 7x7 St. Patrick’s Day Cross-Bay Beer Crawl

Hog's Apothecary

Beer: It's the staple of one of our favorite holidays here at 7x7. In that spirit, we've drummed up the ultimate, seven-bar, seven-neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day beer crawl, inspired by Beer by BART.

East Bay Eats: Paleo Dining, Holi Celebration, and a New Pub

Another week, another spurt of great new restaurants and bars in the East Bay. Celebrate with a pint in Emeryville, or, better ye, with an all-out Holi bash in Temescal.

Weekend Guide: Secret Breakfast, Pi Day, and Old-School Barbary Coast

What to do this weekend in San Francisco and Oakland.

This weekend, experience the legendary Barbary Coast, get in on a super-secret dining experience, celebrate Pi Day (π = 3.14, for our liberal arts readers), and more. 

Twerking Barre Class Comes to Oakland

Though twerking might be dead on the dance floor at your nearest 18-&-over club, it's alive and popping at Hot Spot Yoga Oakland. The recently opened yoga/fitness studio now offers last year's most popular dance move in convenient barre class form.

East Bay Foodie Update: Pie and Cocktails for All

On this gorgeous Friday, we're thrilled to bring you news about two of your favorite things—cocktails and pie.

Oakland Soul Singer Safia Mafia Releases Debut EP

Safia Mafia, the homegrown alternative soul singer who has been likened to Lana del Rey and Sza, exposes her Oakland roots in this month’s debut EP, “Pure.”

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