Bay Area Events, April 2nd & 3rd

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Looking for something to do this weekend?  Here are a few suggestions:

WonderCon After-Party at Escapist Comics | Berkeley

Friday, April 1, 2011 – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Escapist Comic Bookstore | 3090 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Brand-new comic bookstore The Escapist is celebrating the start of WonderCon—the comic book, sci-fi and movie convention at Moscone Center—with an after-party and our official Grand Opening.

Taste of Home Cooking Show \& Expo presented by Bay Area News Group

Saturday, Apr 2 4:00p

at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Bay Area News Group brings you Taste of Home Cooking School and Expo! On April 2, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center you can join us for this exciting event! In addition to the 2 hour cooking school taught by the professional cooks at Taste of Home Magazine, you will have the opportunity to check out local businesses whose products and services are geared toward attendees interested in improving their life and home.

Home Remodeling Estimates – Peter Lyon General Contractor

Saturday, Apr 2 7:00a to 9:00p

at San Jose Home and Garden Show – SJ Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Specializing in home improvements, remodels, additions, designs, lighting, and room renovations, Peter Lyon is a licensed general contractor serving the San Jose & Bay Areas for 33 years. He provides unique and artistic design ideas and completes every house remodel with the utmost precision. He has worked on homes in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, San Jose, Campbell, Mountain View, Gilroy and much more.

East Bay Vintners Alliance Passport 2011.

Now in its fourth year, this annual event on April 2 from noon to 5 is the best way to get a feel and taste for the 23 wineries in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and environs.

A $40 ticket gets you a glass, wine samples, appetizers, and admission into all six locations. Each location hosts a cluster of wineries. A $10 designated driver ticket gets you everything except the wine pours and a coffee mug instead of a wine glass.

For information on transportation and shuttle options, visit the East Bay Vintners.

Mercedes Ride

On the first Sunday of every month, a group of Mercedes enthusiasts gather for a driving event somewhere in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our next drive is this Sunday, April 2nd. We will be driving on some of the great roads of West Marin on two different routes – one for a touring group and a second slightly longer route for a sporting group with more capable cars (newer or modified).

Information on these monthly drives is delivered via e-mail about a week before the event. To join the e-mail list please visit the website at

B-Movie Creator Talks Cheap Filmmaking | Green Apple

Saturday, April 2, 2011 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Green Apple Books | 506 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94118

On Saturday April 2 at 2pm, Green Apple will host James Nguyen, the “visionary creator” of what might be one of the great B-movies of all time: Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Produced for less than $10,000 and filmed in the Bay Area (and even partially on our own Clement Street), Birdemic is “a meditation on Hitchcock’s classic and the environmental chaos caused by the industrial Age.”

The film was recently written up in USA Today, which said “While Birdemic will probably never be honored at the Oscars — unless they add a Best Use of Exploding CGI Vultures category — Nguyen’s enthusiasm for his so-bad-it’s-good film and his do-it-yourself attitude were infectious to everybody around the low-budget production.” See the trailer for evidence of all of the above.

Pepperdine vs. Stanford

Men’s Volleyball Game and Reception
Saturday, April 2, 2011
7 – 9 p.m.

Join the Bay Area Waves as they cheer on Pepperdine at Stanford. Mix and mingle with fellow Waves to create a Pepperdine section behind the players’ bench. Wear blue and orange to show your Pepperdine pride.

After the game, gather with alumni, parents, and friends at the local favorite Nola’s, in the historic Ramona Street Building in downtown Palo Alto, for complimentary appetizers, no host beverages, and great conversation.

There is no charge to attend this event, but advanced registration is encouraged .

Singles Art & Wine Tasting Party

Saturday, Apr/2/2011

Meet new friends who appreciate fine art and fine wine at a giant new art gallery! Only $20/advance (by April 1) or $30/door includes all the wines you can taste, from boutique wineries; accompanied by appetizers to cleanse the palate. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress! Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7:30-9:30pm.

LOCATION: Show Place Art Gallery at Gilman Village, 1318 Tenth Street, Berkeley CA 94710. From Hwy 80 take Gilman exit east; right on Tenth. Lots of free parking in the area.

CO-SPONSORED by The Society of Single Professionals, the worlds largest non-profit singles organization; and by Wine Socials, America’s premiere club for wine aficionados.




The event will take place at: Show Place Art Gallery, 1318 Tenth St, Oakland, CA
Contact info: Rich Gosse , Phone: 415-507-9962
Admission price: 30

Carolina Lugo’s & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco

April 3rd at 6:15 & 7:15PM, Sunday, Apr 3 6:15p

at Pena Pachamama, San Francisco, CA

For a night to remember!This show combines the pulsating sounds of footwork,song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar, paintinga visual canvas in movement through dance. The relationship between all of these rhythmic essentials is riveting!

If you walked Powell Street from Columbus Avenue in San Francisco North Beach District, at the top of your climb you will arrive at Peña Pachamama Restaurant which is well worth the effort.

Much Ado About Brew

Saturday April 02   (12:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
Taste 30+ craft & specialty beers and food from local restaurants.
Venue: Jack London Square Pavilion

2011 Passport to the East Bay Wineries

Saturday April 02   (12:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
The East Bay Vintner’s Alliance, presents the 4th annual “Passport to the East Bay” featuring 21 award-winning urban wineries pouring their wares at 6 winery locations.
Venue: Urban Legend Cellars and 5 other locations

Immortal Technique

Sunday April 03   (8:30 pm)

An American rapper of Afro-Peruvian descent as well as an urban activist. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely a mixture of socialist commentary on issues such as class hierarchy, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism.
Venue: The New Parish

The 4th Annual Killer Laughs Competition

date:Friday, April 1, 2011 time:7:30 PM to 9:00 PM venue:Bunjo’s Comedy Lounge address:6513 Regional St, Dublin, CA 94568 Dublin, CA 94568 View map

Bunjo’s Comedy Club is pleased to host the 4th Annual Killer Laughs Competition. Killer Laughs features some of the best and brightest comics in the Bay Area. Many who have participated in the past have moved on to do television, movies and more. Killer Laughs is a 15 round weekly competition. There will be 8 preliminary rounds, 4 quarter final rounds, 2 semi final rounds and 1 final round. So come on out and have some laughs. Who knows you may see the next greatest comedians right here in Dublin!

cost:$10 category:Arts and Entertainment website:Click to visit the site

Free Resume and Employment Search Help!

date:Saturday, April 2, 2011 time:2:00 PM to 4:00 PM venue:Pleasanton Public Library address:400 Old Bernal Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 View map from:Pleasanton Public Library

Would you like help fine-tuning your resume?  A professional Employment Counselor will offer free advice on resume writing, as well as internet job searching and researching employers.

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