Weekend To-Do List
East Bay events July 23-24
There's a lot going on this weekend between the Oakland Jazz Festival and epic East Bay Food Fight. But for you late planners who didn't grab a ticket in time, don't worry — we've got you covered with recommendations for other fun shindigs in the area.
Moe's Bookstore Tea Tasting
There's perhaps no better combination than a good book and a cup of tea. Moe's Bookstore in Berkeley obviously knows this, and is rolling out Moe's Breakfast Tea, a custom blend created by Lhasa Karnak Herb Company. From 2 to 3 p.m., Moe's will be hosting a complimentary tea tasting to help spread the word. 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. Moe's Bookstore.
Even though Kids Take the Stage, the Bay Area's popular children's theater company, is shutting down, their production of Hairspray will have one, and only one, showing at noon on the Alameda South Shore Center outdoor stage. 523 South Shore Center West, Alameda. Here's the announcement.
Cross Currents Artist Talks
Meet artists from the state-wide Cross Currents art exhibit, which as been open since July 6 and will continue through July 29 at the Alameda Historical Museum. The exhibit features 28 artists in total and a variety of mediums. Artists will discuss their pieces and the creative process, and you can listen for free. 1–3 p.m. 2324 Alameda Ave., Alameda. Oakland Zoo.
Living Ship Day
Hop aboard the USS Hornet and join the celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 "Return to Earth." A new piece for the Apollo exhibit will be unveiled and an astronaut space suit will be on display for you space-junkies, and everyone will love the simulated flights and aircraft elevator rides. Regular admission rates ($15 adults, $6 youth 5-17, children under 5 free with paying adult). 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda. USS Hornet.
Saturday through Sunday
Bay Area Black Expo
People from all across the country will be flocking to the Overstock.com Coliseum for this trade show, including a health fair, job showcase, financial seminars, music showcase, college day, home ownership fair, small business resource center, food pavilion and celebrity appearances. Last year's expo drew over 5,600 attendees and 120 vendors. Pre-sale tickets are $8 per day, $15 at the door per day, and kids under 14 get in free. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Bay Area Black Expo.