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May 2016

Berkeley’s Quirky Side with Tom Dalzell

May 15 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley Public Library,
2090 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA United States
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Take a walk on the wild side with a Quirky Berkeley tour lead by Tom Dalzell, walker of all two hundred miles of Berkeley's streets and founder of Quirky Berkeley, a "love letter to Berkeley." Working from a specially crafted itinerary, Dalzell will lead participants through some of Berkeley's strangest front yards, helping you see Berkeley in a whole new (and strange) light. 

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Jon Carroll & Tracy Johnston at Oliveto

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oakland, CA United States
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Enjoy an intimate conversation with two of the Bay Area's liveliest and most interesting personalities!

Jon Carroll, S.F. Chronicle  reporter from 1962-2015, with stints at Rolling Stone, the Village Voice and elsewhere in between, made readers laugh, cry and think in his 8,700  columns for the paper.

Tracy Johnston was a freelance writer and magazine editor, publishing feature stories in national magazines as well as a gripping adventure travel  book, Shooting the Boh, about a river trip gone wrong.

These days Tracy continues to explore the world with her camera, and will join Jon and lucky guests in the lovely private dining room at Oliveto. In its 25+ years Oliveto has become a dining institution yet still turns out creative, cutting-edge cuisine. Get your tickets today!

 Sunday May 22 @ 5:30pm.
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June 2016

Peter Richardson & David Gans at Spats

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chroniclers of the Grateful Dead, Peter Richardson and David Gans join forces to bring the Grateful Dead alive for this fifty person gathering at Shattuck Avenue Spats, a Jerry Garcia hang out in the 1970's. Professor and author Peter Richardson along with author, journalist, broadcaster and musician David Gans are recognized as trusted voices of the Grateful Dead. Together they will share perspectives on the Grateful Dead and the social milieu which shaped and was shaped by America's top touring band of the second half of 20th century. Tickets on sale soon. 

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