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The Oakland Berkley Book March 2013

Before You Leave the 510... The region’s red-hot parties, festivals, and events keep the fun rolling all year round, so be sure to save the date. 1 Restaurant Week Scope out the latest dining hot spots, when area restaurants offer special prix fixe menus. January, Berkeley and Oakland, visitberk eley.com, visitoakland.org. 6 Walk in the Wild This Oakland Zoo bash pairs exhibits with live music, dancing, and treats from area restaurants and breweries. June, Oakland, 632-9525, oaklandzoo.org. 2 Lunar New Year Bazaar Music, food, and fortunetelling 50 theberkeleyoaklandbook.com kick off each new year in Chinatown. January/ February, Oakland, oakland chinatownchamber.org. 7 Berkeley Kite Festival Head to the Berkeley Marina for two days of kite making and flying, stunt kite demos, food, and live music. July, Berkeley, 235- 5483, highlinekites.com. 3 Berkeley Wine Festival A grand feast and tasting launches several weeks of winemaker dinners at the Claremont Hotel. March– May, Berkeley, 898-0040, berkeleywinefestival.com. 8 Art & Soul This popular fest features recording artists and up-and-comers, plus art exhibits and food trucks. August, Oakland, 444-2489, artandsouloakland.com. 4 Chocolate & Chalk Art Indulge in sweet treats while artists create chalk art masterpieces at this festival in the Gourmet Ghetto. June, Berkeley, 548-5335, anotherbullwinkelshow.com. 9 Eat Real Festival At Jack London Square, enjoy street eats from food trucks and vendors, and shop an artisan marketplace. September, Oakland, 842-1017, eatrealfest.com. 5 East Bay Open Studios More than 400 artists open their studios to the public for tours, art sales, and live demonstrations. June, Berkeley and Oakland, 763- 4361, proartsgallery.org. 10 Fleet Week Head to the Bay for the Blue Angels’ flying show plus ship tours, fireworks, and more. October, Berkeley and Oakland, (650) 599-5057, fleetweek.us. top ten » from left: michael jeong; Ruth Kikin-Gil; CE DRIC GLA SIER


The Oakland Berkley Book March 2013
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