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You just keep thinkin’, the weekend. That’s what you’re good at.

Thursday

UD - Skipping the Line at Mission Chinese
THE ORDER OF THINGS

Skipping the Line at Mission Chinese

This is huge. This is revolutionary. This is... actually, it’s none of those things. But still: you can now order Mission Chinese online. Nothing gets between you and ma po tofu.

UD - Coastal Italian on the Waterfront
THE ITALIAN JOB

Coastal Italian on the Waterfront

An evening sipping limoncello at your waterfront table: pretty much the definition of romance. Which is exactly why you’ll want to make it to this Ligurian-inspired restaurant serving crudos and whole branzino in Jack London Square. Italy, Oakland... Oakland, Italy...

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Now open, Lungomare, 1 Broadway (Jack London Square), Oakland, 510-444-7171

Saturday

UD - Watching Naked Gun with Priscilla
GETTING NAKED

Watching Naked Gun with Priscilla

The minds behind Naked Gun (including the former Mrs. Presley) will be on hand for a screening on the occasion of the film’s 25th anniversary. Sadly, OJ couldn’t make it.

UD - Speakeasy Has a Taproom Now
TAP DANCING

Speakeasy Has a Taproom Now

We’re all for anything that makes kicking back with a few cold ones easier, more frequent and more accessible. Speaking of, here’s Speakeasy’s taproom. It’s a dimly lit, Prohibition-inspired drinking den with limited-edition beers like their Smoked Payback Porter. Revenge is a dish best served... smoked.

Tuesday

UD - Doing Fat Tuesday Right
CARNIVAL CRUISING

Doing Fat Tuesday Right

Mardi Gras’s a fine excuse to eat all the jambalaya and drink all the hurricanes you want. The ideal place to do it: Bourbon Street. A close second: Howard Street. And hey, at least there (probably) won’t be a power outage.

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