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Foodie Agenda: Spring Supper Club, Gourmet Passover and More...

Friday, March 22

There is a lot more to food than what we put in our mouths.

A Sun- and Citrus-Filled Oakland Wedding

Megan and Drew chose to say their vows and celebrate at the Oakland Zoo's Snow Building. The day reflected the couple and the things they love and hold dear.

This Week's Hottest Events: Gordon Parks Centennial, Black Star, and More

American Gothic by Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks: Centennial

Picture American Gothic but with an African-American janitor, mop and broom in hand, in place of the iconic farmer and his wife. This signature piece (appropriately titled American Gothic) by photographer Gordon Parks is among the 75-plus prints, shot between 1940 and 1970, on view now at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. As the first black staff photographer at a major magazine, Park’s photojournalism for Life acted as commentary on the era’s rampant social injustice and, today, serves as a symbol of the then-budding civil rights movement.

When: Through April 20

Three Reasons to Cross The Golden Gate Bridge

Opera lovers, this is your chance to see the acclaimed Metropolitan Opera close to home. CinéArts in Sausalito is showing the Opera Francesca da Rimini in a live broadcast. Be prepared for star-crossed love, betrayal, death and doom–all set to the sweeping music. The Opera starts at 9 am on Saturday. Buy tickets here @ 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito

Foodie Agenda: St. Patty's Day, Vegan Iron Chef, Mexican Matzo Balls and More...

image courtesy Urban Tavern

Saturday, March 16

If you haven’t had the chance to see what all the ‘Bay Lights’ buzz is about, now you finally have an excuse.

The Barbershop Roundup: The Top Spots to Get Your Buzz On

People are particular about their shaves, but luckily there are more than a few great options around. After mentioning a few here last week, we decided to make a list of some more awesome chop shops to check out.

Badass Blocks: College Avenue Between Keith and Milvia Streets

Cactus Taqueria Fish Taco via TripAdvisor

There are certain blocks in this city that seem like mini-universes. Each week, we'll highlight a stretch of pavement where you could spend an entire day and night. This time around, we travel to Oakland to highlight a stretch of College Avenue in Rockridge.

Four Reasons to Cross The Bay Bridge

Jill Costello image courtesy California Golden Blogs

Jog For Jill

This Saturday, get out and break a sweat while helping beat lung cancer. Jog For Jill is a 5K run on the UC Berkeley campus in honor of Jill Costello, a championship winning coxswain and UC Berkeley student who passed away at age 22 from lung cancer. Sign up for the race here, and help raise awareness, as well as money for research. The race begins at 11 am at Kroeber fountain on the UC Berkeley Campus.

Foodie Agenda: Become a Cheese Whiz, Bacon Delivered to Your Door and More

Saturday, March 9

Meat enthusiasts rejoice, National Meatball Day upon us. To celebrate, Italian spot Puccini and Pinetti is fixing up a beer and meatball special all day. Don’t let this fleeting meat moment slip away! @ 129 Ellis St., 415-392-5500

Three Reasons to Cross the Golden Gate Bridge

For the Love of Cheese

Enjoy the creamy rich deliciousness of cheese in this tasting/ wine pairing / farm tour on the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

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