Friday, November 30, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 30, 2007

Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 7:50 PM

Today's Top Event: Wall to Wall. A group of local artists will paint 924 Gilman black and add a fresh coat of art. Also featuring live music by Strip Mall Seizures, Grey Daturas, and Kill Elephant, plus a vegan feast by the Thursday Night Baking Collective.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Cities and Fundamentalisms: A Conference. Nezar AlSayyad and Blair Ruble lead a series of plenaries on fundamentalism, prophets, pious sites, political dimensions of religion, the mobilization strategies of Christian megachurches, and the effect of globalization on Islam at UC Berkeley's Wurster Hall Auditorium.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Zapp Zapp Noodle House in Albany.

On the Town: Going out tonight? Pay a visit to the aptly named Ruby Room to catch Jason Soulé spinning rock, electroclash, and new wave.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out the talking cats, translated.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 29, 2007

Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 7:50 PM

Today's Top Event: Poetry After the Storm III. At UC Berkeley's Heller Lounge.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: "Stranger Bedfellows: Sodomy, Sex, and Politics in Siam." Cornell University Associate Professor of history Tamara Loos discusses Thai lesbians and polygyny, among other things, at the Institute of East Asian Studies.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland.

On the Town: Going out tonight? It's Ladies Night at Foxes in Hayward, which means drink discounts and free pool from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out how to make a heart in your foamy latte.

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The East Bay Today: November 29, 2007

Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 7:42 PM

Today's Top Event: Poetry After the Storm III. At UC Berkeley's Heller Lounge.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: "Stranger Bedfellows: Sodomy, Sex, and Politics in Siam." Cornell University Associate Professor of history Tamara Loos discusses Thai lesbians and polygyny, among other things, at the Institute of East Asian Studies.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Lois the Pie Queen in Oakland.

On the Town: Going out tonight? It's Ladies Night at Foxes in Hayward, which means drink discounts and free pool from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out how to make a heart in your foamy latte.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 28, 2007

Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 7:22 PM

Today's Top Event: Subaltern Modernisms: The Transnational Poetics of Banality and Boredom. At UC Berkeley's Maude Fife Room.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Art Primer Lecture Series Rene de Guzman. Lectures by art world professionals at Oakland Museum. Discussing the roles and functions of museums.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Citron in Oakland.

On the Town: Going out tonight? Take a salsa dance lesson, then test your new moves to the sounds of Rumbache -- all at the Shattuck Down Low.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Read about the Internet phenomenon that is LOLcats.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 27, 2007

Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 7:07 PM

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Bicycle Touring in Italy. Presentation by Paul and Teri Hudson at REI in Berkeley.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Bette's Oceanview Diner in Berkeley.

On the Town: Going out tonight? At Kingman's Ivy Room in Albany, DJ Mark Maiden is spinning bodacious beats.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out this 1964 interview with Andy Warhol.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 26, 2007

Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 5:11 PM

Today's Top Event: Judith Thurman discusses her new book, Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire, which examines controversial culture makers and edgy artists galore at Mrs. Dalloway's.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: ClutterLess, a self-help workshop for obsessive pack rats and the organizationally challenged at Pleasanton Presbyterian Church.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Misto Italian Bistro in Berkeley.

On the Town: Going out tonight? Expand your horizons with a free improvised performance by three of the Bay Area's leading experimental artists (billed as Kaufmann/Gratkowski/De Joode) at Cal State East Bay.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out "gourmet" chef Merrill Howard Kalin.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 23, 2007

Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 2:09 PM

Today's Top Event: Speaking Truth in the Teeth of Power.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's event: Sue Reynolds. Presenting her new photography book Proud People: Nations within a Nation at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Nan Yang in Oakland.

On the Town: Going out tonight? The East Bay's own Dave Matthews Blues Band is performing a free show at Jack's Bistro.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out sweet fingertapping.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 21, 2007

Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 2:01 PM

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's event: Knitting at the Library. All ages welcome to learn knitting and crocheting at the Oakland Public Library, Golden Gate Branch.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Oliveto in Oakland.

On the Town: Going out tonight? Trying to make it in the DJ or hip-hop world? Then here's the event for you: the Industreet Insider Workshop at the Time Out Bar & Patio, with live demonstrations.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out the dog that walks like a human.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 20, 2007

Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 1:49 PM

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: World Affairs Book Group. Discussing Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh at Orinda Books.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Lady's Place in Oakland.

On the Town: Going out tonight? The Gelateria Naia Lounge at UC Berkeley, located in Lower Sproul Plaza, is hosting an open mic night.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out high-definition video of the moon.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

The East Bay Today: November 19, 2007

Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 1:40 PM

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Anthony Bourdain. Commonwealth Club presents the author of Kitchen Confidential discussing his travels in search of the perfect meal at the Bentley School.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Ajanta in Berkeley.

On the Town: Going out tonight? Drop by the Fright and Salvage to catch the West Coast Songwriters Competition for only $5.

Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out photos of the kids who go to school in a cave.

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