What better way to enjoy an evening of poetry than by pairing it with equally transcendent food, wine, music, and company? On Tuesday, Pizzaiolo (5008 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) will host the first of its three-part summer series in its enchanted garden patio. The Poeti Della Note kickoff will feature five local poets reading over a soundtrack played by Jesse Burson. Local musician Garrett Pierce will also perform, and guests are invited to purchase delicious drinks and bites from the restaurant.free
Sometimes it's so hot out that all you can crave are the crisp, clean flavors of the lightest of ales. Learn to brew your own on Sunday, when Walrus (470G 49th St., Oakland) hosts a summer-beer-making class for everyone from total noobs to more experienced brewers. Instructors Hillary Huffard and Luke Janson -- who have brewed more than 120 original recipes on their East Oakland urban farm -- will teach the ins and outs of brewing chemistry, explain what specifically makes a good summer beer, and lead you in the hands-on process of brewing your own. On top of getting a lunch provided by Doña Tomas, you'll take home your own fermentor filled with your personally concocted summery brew. Cheers to that.$90
There will be fun outdoor events, DJs, special guests, contests with Burger Records prize giveaways, vendors from local Oakland eateries, and all the Burger merch you could imagine!
And of course, let's not forget the entertainment.....
REDD KROSS, JOHNATHAN RICHMAN, OBLIVIANS, ZEROS, FUZZ, TRADITIONAL FOOLS, TRASHWOMEN, SHANNON & THE CLAMS, GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH, MEAN JEANS, AUDACITY, MIKAL CRONIN, PANGEA, and JONATHAN TOUBIN'S NY NIGHT TRAIN are some of the amazing Burgeriffic acts confirmed for this year's killer line-up!!! Many more SURPRISES to come, so STAY TUNED!!!
Tickets & information can be found at www.burgerboogaloo.com
Can't wait to see you at the Boogaloo!!!!
single day pass $25
two-day pass $50
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