Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today's lecture: Before the Rainbow Flag: Calfornia's Gay History. With Van Buskirk at the Oakland Museum.
Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Tropix in Oakland.
On the Town: Going out tonight? Laurel District women's bar Velvet hosts "Sexy Friday," featuring DJ Luna spinning salsa, hip-hop, and club hits.
Hardly Working: You've got time. We know how to waste it. Check out patently silly.
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