Carol and I enjoy afternoons at a museum, a stroll through a gallery, a movie at a restored theater
We’re members of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, The Museum Modern Art, and the Berkeley Art Museum
For kids of all ages there’s The Exploratorium, the Bay Model in Sausalito, to the USS Hornet (an aircraft carrier reputed to be haunted).
We’ve a great selection of movie theaters – Shattuck Cinemas are particularly comfortable and we always enjoy going to the grand Grand Lake near Lake Merritt, Art Deco gems such as United Artists, California 3, Cerrito in El Cerrito (they bring food and beer to your seat!), Alameda in .. Alameda, and the amazing, astonishing off-the-charts wonderful Paramount Theatre in Oakland.
The Berkeley libraries have been rebuilt, expanded and updated, the Albany Library (part of the Alameda County Library System) has a broad selection of DVD’s; the Oakland Library has an interesting history section and the Oakland Museum of California’s a treat to visit.
Watch for special events such as Project Bandaloop performing on the Great Wall of Oakland or cruises aboard the SS Potomac in Jack London Square
Arhoolie Records Treme Jazz Band Parade
Berkeley has a thriving selection of book stores
Thousand Oaks: Pegasus
Telegraph Avenue: Moe’s Books
I still remember when Moe was in the “Reprint Mint” building on Telegraph… and Moe was smoking his big cigar
Oakland Book Stores
Montclair: A Great Good Place For Books
Grand Lake/Lakeshore: Walden Pond Books
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