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Justin Greenwood

Fri., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.
510-547-0905
The local comic illustrator of The Fuse will participate in a panel discussion with Nick Dragotta, Landry Walker, and Eric Jones.
Barnes & Noble 5604 Bay St., Emeryville (map)

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Animation Weekend

Sat., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Animation artist and teacher Steve Segal discusses the techniques and history of films that were paintings come to life. $10-$15
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach 10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito (map)

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Writing and Publishing Panel

Sat., Aug. 2, 1-2:30 p.m.
510-482-7844
Panel of local writers including Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Cedric Brown, Ericka Lutz, and Renee Swindle explain the process of writing and publishing. free
Oakland Public Library, Dimond Branch 3565 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland (map)

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Derek McCulloch

Sat., Aug. 2, 3-5 p.m.
510-652-6642
Signs his new book, Displaced Persons. free
The Escapist Comic Bookstore 3090 Claremont Ave., Berkeley (map)

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Great Cities - History & Art: Venice, Amsterdam, London

Sun., Aug. 3, 1-3 p.m., Sun., Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m.
510-548-1761
Visual presentations showcasing the cities of Venice, Amsterdam, and London in their historical prime. Presented by UC Berkeley Professor Bruce Elliott. $25 per lecture, $65 for full series
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison St., Berkeley (map)

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Poetry Flash

Sun., Aug. 3, 3 p.m.
510-653-9965
Julia B. Levine and Alison Luterman read from their new books of poetry.
Diesel, A Bookstore 5433 College Ave., Oakland (map)

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Dancing in the Underworld: The Quest for Wholeness

Sun., Aug. 3, 4-6:30 p.m.
415-595-8822
Naomi Lombardi narrates her mother's journey through the psychiatric system of the 1960's.
Take 5 Cafe 3130 Sacramento St, Berkeley (map)

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Stop the Violence Block Party - National Night Out

, Tue., Aug. 5, 3-7 p.m.
Community event designed to encourage South Berkeley residents to focus on youth and families in the neighborhood. With entertainment, informational booths, games, crafts, and food. free

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Second Annual Night Out for Safety and Democracy

Tue., Aug. 5, 5:30-8 p.m.
An alternative perspective on National Night Out focusing on community safety and democracy with food, music, art, guest speakers, voter registration, and more. free
Lake Merritt Blvd Ampitheater Lake Merritt Blvd. and Lake Merritt, Oakland (map)

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National Night Out CommUNITY Choice Connections

Tue., Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m.
510-532-9142
Friends of Peralta Hacienda partners with the Oakland Police Department on this event which includes a community meeting, music, food, and face painting.
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 2465 34th Ave., Oakland (map)

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Feelmore National Night Out

Tue., Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m.
510-891-0199
Feelmore block party to build neighborhood spirit and unity.
Feelmore510 1703 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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Poetry Writing Workshop

Wed., Aug. 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
510-526-3720
Christina Hutchins, Albany poet and author of The Stranger Dissolves, facilitates this writing workshop.
Albany Library 1247 Marin Ave., Albany (map)

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From Hiroshima to Fukushima in California

Wed., Aug. 6, 7-10 p.m.
510-841-4824
Activist Harvey Wasserman will give an update on the current state of Fukushima. $5-$10 suggested donation

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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous

Wed., Aug. 6, 7-9 p.m.
510-642-4111
Local forum for art and science projects that are creative, original, and interdisciplinary in nature.
UC Berkeley Extension 1995 University Ave., Berkeley (map)

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Lucille Lang Day

Wed., Aug. 6, 7 p.m.
510-522-2226
The author will read from her works. The evening will be moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz and open mic readings will follow the author's reading.
Books Inc. Alameda 1344 Park St., Alameda (map)

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