Weekend Guide: Brainiac Trivia at Cal Academy + East Bay Art Galore

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What are you guys up to this weekend? Nothing? We're here to change that.


Brainiac Nightlife

What: Cal Academy of Sciences has the brain on the brain with this night of trivia and activities dedicated to the body's largest organ. Did you know the octopus is considered to be one of the most intelligent sea creatures? Animal biologists will be on hand to share feats of ingenuity among some of our favorite critters. Test your own brain power with scientific trivia, enhance your memory with tips from the Memory Techniques Club, and catch a special presentation on astronavigation at the planetarium. DJ Tristes Tropique will be spinning in the coral reef, and cockails abound. Bring your ID—this party's for grown-ups only.

When: Thursday, March 31st, 6-10pm

Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.org

(Courtesy of Off the Grid)

Picnic at the Presidio

What: Calling all foodies! It's that joyous time of year when all the best food trucks gather together to bring us eclectic street eats in a picnic setting. Pack a blanket, bring some cash, stuff your face, and enjoy the views from the lawn at the Presidio.

When: Sunday, April 3, 11am to 4pm

Where: The Main Post, Montgomery and Lincoln Streets (Presidio), offthegrid.com

Oakland First Friday Festival

What: Head to Oakland for First Fridays, where the inspired, eclectic, and really darn cool come together for a cultured night out. Expect plenty of galleries, artist collectives, street artists, gourmands, performers, DJs, poets and more.

When: Friday, April 1, 5-9pm

Where: KONO District, Telegraph Ave from West Grand to 27th Ave. (Oakland), oaklandfirstfridays.org 

(Courtesy of Baskin-Robbins)

Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream for $1.31

What: Indulge your sweet tooth at Baskin-Robbins where, for a limited time, you can get a scoop of ice cream for just $1.31. If you're feeling really decadent, get a two-scoop sundae for $3.31. 

When: Thursday, March 31, 10am to 10pm

Where: 570 Battery St. (Jackson Square), 1199 40th St. (Emeryville), baskinrobbins.com

(Photo courtesy of OMCA)

Free First Sundays at Oakland Museum of California

What: Every first Sunday of the month, OMCA waives its admission fee to give everyone a free dose of history, art, and natural science. Through April 24th, check out Unearthed: Found + Made, showcasing geologically inspired sculptures by Oakland native artist Jedediah Caesar. 

When: Sunday, April 3, 10am to 6pm

Where: Oakland Museum of California,1000 Oak St. (Oakland), museumca.org

(Photo courtesy of Clearly Kombucha)


Free Kombucha in San Francisco

What: Clearly Kombucha, the San Francisco-based brand that brings us only the best Kombucha in a variety of flavors, is opening up their Booch Bus Bay Area Tour coming soon to a street near you. For a limited time only, the bus will be coming through the streets of San Francisco to deliver free samples of their delicious 'booch'. 

When: 

Friday, March 25 from 12-3pm at Gus’s Market (2111 Harrison St.)

Saturday, March 26 from 9am-12pm at Whole Foods (3950 24th St)

Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30-8:30pm at Soul Cycle SOMA (75 1st St)

Saturday, April 2 from 9am-12:30pm at Soul Cycle Union St (2095 Union St)

Sunday, April 3 from 9am-12:30pm at Soul Cycle Castro (400 Castro St)

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