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Occupy the Farm: Whole Foods or Your Tax Dollars? From Yesterday, walking along in an area of Albany, California (my home) where no one ever walks, I saw people walking. It was just across from the gas station, past the “We Buy Gold!” store and auto body shops, where there, in a huge field, a lone man pushed a Rototiller. For the first time in the four years I have lived in the neighborhood, the area was bustling and the gate to the field was open, so I walked in.

Occupy the Farm: Whole Foods or Your Tax Dollars?

Every Thursday night, music, creatures and cocktails come together for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. Explore exhibits and aquarium displays while sipping creative cocktails, and let exotic animals from around the world transport you to the tropics, Tibet, and dozens of other remote destinations. Special planetarium shows will take you even farther afield. Each week features a live band or DJ, and a unique theme – from salsa dancing to sustainable seafood and beyond. 21+

SUNDAY APRIL 15th, 2012 Free parking! Free admission! This is an opportunity for cyclists of every level and demographic to buy, sell or trade new or used bicycles, parts, accessories and clothing! Those who wish to sell more goods than they can carry, can purchase a 10'x10' space for a suggested donation of $50 which will be donated to the Trails Council of the East Bay. Contact the Pedaler at 510-222-3420 or at mailto:help@thepe... It is sure to be a blast just like it is every year.

Attend the Homestead Skillshare Festival by Volunteering via the Timebank Saturday, May 26, 2012, 8:00 AM Hayes Valley Farm 450 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA (map) The Timebank is a way to exchange hours for services with others in your community. For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one hour to use to have someone do something for you. It's that simple.

SkeptiCal, the Northern California science and skepticism conference is now in its third year, and we are proud to once again bring together a sterling cast of excellent and knowledgeable speakers on science and skepticism. We anticipate another day of stimulating ideas and conversation. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Berkeley Doubletree Hotel

The 24-Hour Digital Film Festival is the East Bay Express’ Earth Day challenge. Upon arrival to the kick-off event, you pick up your top secret packet with the assigned scenario , Then you have 24 hours to shoot, edit, and return with your finished DVD to the East Bay Express Film Festival staff. PRIZES: $500 for the first place team, $250 in gift certificates to the second and third place teams. DEADLINE: Each Team must register by Email by Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:30 pm

CLOSING RECEPTION Saturday, April 28th 1-5pm GALLERY HOURS Saturday, 1-5pm ARTISTS Colleen Paz Corviid Elwyn Crawford Joy Busse Kate Rannells Simone Skye Coulars Tom Sepe VENDORS Snarky McF Button Co Pin-back buttons, shirts, & hoodies TS I Love You One of a kind hats made of reincarnated rags By Nieves Handmade All Natural Body Care Field Day Completely Conscious Clothing FoxTale Fanny – CURTATED BY Elwyn Crawford PRODUCED BY Scrivani Productions

b u g j a r s By collpaz / . / design, kinetic, sculpture KINETIC SCULPTURES | 2005-x The natural world is mysteriously mimicked in this series of kinetic sculptures. Simple electronic components animate paper insects trapped inside of bottles and jars. winner of two Editor’s Choice Awards @ Maker Faire 2011

The 2012 Indie Awards are right around the corner! Oakland-based businesses and artists at the 6th Annual Oakland Indie Awards! celebrate the people that make Oakland Great! Nominate by April 14th for categories like Oakland Soul, Innovative Newbie, Greenie, Socially-Responsible Rockstar, and more! Party - May 31st 5:30 pm - Awards Ceremony - Lakeside Theatre 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Party - Garden Room & Lakeview Terrace Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland Tickets On Sale for $10

The Oakland Underground Film Festival is a showcase for independent and Do-It-Yourself film, video, and projection-art based in Oakland, California. The Oakland Underground Film Festival places special emphasis on local filmmakers, social justice, urban life, the environment and works of fiction and non-fiction that thrive outside of classic narrative filmmaking. In addition to the annual event in September 27th ~ 30th.