Circle the dates for the East Bay’s most enticing art shows, dance performances, film festivals, lit events, and musical gigs.
Cocktails on tap, high-end shopping, and artistic sensibilities greet visitors to the little city by the bay.
Small town and cutting-edge sensibilities merge harmoniously just north of the Napa Valley.
Art and booze fans can put the two together and create paintings at Paint Nite events or Pinot’s Palette
Unbelievably beautiful scenery, startling typles of wildlife, and bustling outdoor activities are in store for Hawai’i travelers who can get there by nonstop flight from Oakland
Rhythmix Cultural Works paves the way for a burgeoning arts-filled neighborhood in a former Alameda warehouse district.
The East Bay is a melting pot that enthusiastically embraces culinary tricks from afar as well as cutting-edge nutritional ideas that can add excitement to the mundane notion of nourishment. This month’s guide rounds up impressive places for creative cooking and overall food craft in the form of classes, workshops, and demonstrations.
If the Bay Area ever has a lampoon of Portlandia proportions, it should be centered in Berkeley, where political debate can still be heard between people sorting carrots at a farmers’ market and where there are more electrical outlets to keep vehicles going than gas stations. The Gourmet Ghetto, on Shattuck Ave. between Hearst and Vine streets, a venerable district that has churned out top-notch cuisine and artisan wares with laid-back charm for nearly 50 years, could provide plenty of funny fodder for this imagined satire. But instead of looking back, look ahead to the newcomers keeping the neighborhood edgy.
When you take off for a hike, make sure you go prepared, particularly for longer treks. And don’t forget your phone—and one or two of these apt mobile apps.
The 1-mile strip of 40th Street, between Webster Street and Broadway, buzzes with mom-and-pop businesses showcasing gourmet food, craft beers, and sustainable goods. It's the next place to be in Tha Town.