Today's Top Event: Hiromi Uehara, an accomplished jazz pianist, and her recording band play eight shows, Thursday through Sunday, at Yoshi's in Oakland.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Political Perception and Deception: How to Think About Empire with political analyst and author Michael Parenti at Oakland's First Congregational Church.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critic John Birdsall recommends: Taqueria Durango in Oakland.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Break out your grass skirt and rev up your Chevy for "Rock a Hula Jive" with DJ Tanoa at Alameda's Forbidden Island.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Litterbox, the Heavy Metal Cat Rock Band.
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