The East Bay Today: May 1, 2008

Today’s Top Event: First Thursdays Poetry Reading at the Albany Library.

Brainiac: Learn something new every day. Today’s lecture: Chester Aaron.
Lecture by professor who helped liberate WWII concentration camps in the library at Saint Mary’s College.

Is It Lunch Yet? Express food critics recommend: Christopher’s Nothing Fancy Cafe in Albany.

On the Town: Going out tonight? Swing by Alameda’s Forbidden Island for “Rock a Hula,” with DJ Tanoa “Samoa Boy” spinning big band jazz, rockabilly, classic country, ’60s soul, island rarities, and jump blues.

Hardly Working: You’ve got time. We know how to waste it. Check out Winger.

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