In case you haven't heard already, word on the street is that the East Bay's where you want to be on the weekends. Don't stay deprived forever. Come see for yourself and become a believer with these upcoming events.
There's not much you can do on an empty stomach. Oakland's Uptown is one of the city's main attractions and one of its newest additions, Hopscotch, has been celebrating its one-year anniversary all week. Don't miss out on the final day to be part of the fun as the restaurant highlights several of the Japanese American cuisine that it's praised for. From 3pm to midnight, guests can choose from a variation of hearty 3-course meals on the Greatest Hits Prix Fixe Menu for $30. 1915 San Pablo Ave @ 18th, Oakland.
If you're a hopeless romantic with a laidback streak and a weakness for the city skyline, indulging in a night of scenic pleasures along the Pacific Ocean may sound like your idea of a rewarding night. Bay Voyager offers the Sunset & Bay Lights Cruise which allows passengers views of the Port of Oakland, the Bay of Lights, San Francisco skyline, Treasure Island, Oakland/Alameda estuary, and other famous Bay Area sites. More info here.
Encore! The Historical Black Repertory Theatre in Berkeley is featuring part 2 of Legends in honor of Father's Day. Treat your Dad to an evening of genuine soul with tributes to some of yesterday's most renowned singers, including Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, and Whitney Houston. He and everyone who attended will enjoy the trip back down memory lane. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. More info here. 3201 Adeline St. Berkeley.