Today's Top Event: The Busy World Is Hushed at the Aurora Theatre.
Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: "Concord & Kitakami: Sister Cities." Lecture and slide show on Concord's Japanese sister city at the Concord Library.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: The Banyan Tree in Pleasant Hill.
On the Town: Going out tonight? DJ Fats spins old-school hip-hop and rare grooves at Oakland's Easy Lounge.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Heavy Load.
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