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The weather's heating up again, school's back in session, and springtime's cluster of anticipated round-trip vacations are now just memories. That said, thank the heavens for weekends! Check out what's right around the corner in the East Bay.

The Good Vibes Summer Tour: Rebelution w/ Matisyahu, Collie Buddz & Zion I It's about to go down at the University of Berkeley's Greek Theatre this Saturday evening. Rebelution, a California-bred multi-genre band that fuses rock, world, and reggae music, is ready to shake things alongside their fiercely gifted tour mates, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, and the Bay Area's own Zion I. Come out and support your indie artists!

Hayward Zucchini Festival You haven't had a real summer until you've tasted one of the season's favorite foods. Hayward's hosting its annual, two-day Zucchini Festival which features loads of live music, crafts booths, childrens' activities, and of course, the special guest, zucchini. The green squash will be served in pizza, pasta, quiche, cakes, and ice cream, among other dishes.

Mezcal and Tequila Festival So, there's still time to travel to one last destination. And guess what? You don't have to go very far. Mexico's coming to Oakland this Sunday as Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana hosts its first ever Mezcal and Tequila Festival. The event will be divided into two themes, mezcal and tequila, with leading industry experts showcasing both spirits in specialty cocktails. There'll also be live music from a mariachi band, as well as popular regional meals from Jalisco and Oaxaca, the two states that are most familiar with making tequila and mezcal. Relax and be ready for a savory experience.

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