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Radio-Active Latin Jazz

Pianist Arturo O’Farrill is at the center of a bona fide Latin jazz dynasty, but he didn’t embrace his family legacy until well into adulthood.
May 10, 2018

Catch The Maltese Falcon at the Paramount

Noir at its best, the film stars Bogart, Lorre, and Greenstreet in underground caper.
May 10, 2018

In Honor of Others

Arif Khatib has devoted the past two decades to honoring overlooked athletes, community leaders, and youth while garnering little recognition of his own.
May 10, 2018

Where to Shop, Play, and Eat in Old Town Oakland

Browse for books and Beast Mode apparel, see murals and historic sites, and eat your heart out.
May 09, 2018

Island City Waterways 2018 to Rove Around Crown Beach

Cultural Works and East Bay parks join up to do performance art celebrating Crab Cove’s history.
May 09, 2018

Kelly Corrigan Spreads Words Coast to Coast

As Notes & Words approaches, the Piedmont fundraiser, podcaster, and New York Times best-selling author is learning how to say yes and no.
May 08, 2018

Best Arts Scene

Second Fridays Artwalk adds exciting culture.
May 04, 2018

Best Boutique Art Galleries

Cutting-edge artists and eye-popping art await.
May 04, 2018

Best Home Arts Classes

Where to brush up on new tricks and trades.
May 04, 2018

Nosh Box: On a Roll in May

We begin May’s celebrations with May Day, a holiday with an international following, but not much domestically. So don’t be looking for a May Day song, dance, libation, food—or a day off work. Moving on, usually in the same week, up pops Cinco de Mayo festivities. In Mexico this holiday is primarily historical, celebrating the military victory over the powerful army of the French. In the United States, we use the date to celebrate all of Mexican culture. According to National Public Radio’s Dan Pashman, “Cinco de Mayo, which has followed a similar path as St. Patrick's Day: Started by activists to celebrate Mexican culture; embraced by people just looking for a good time.”
May 01, 2018