Ticket Alert: Circus at Oakland’s Oracle Arena

Circus Extreme at the Oakland Arena

From August 13 through 17, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents a new show,  Circus XTREME, at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Tickets are on sale now. This traditional circus includes high-wire acrobats, human cannonballs, elephants, Bengal tigers, poodles, and more than 100 highly-trained athletes and circus artists. Keep in mind that it costs $35 to […]

What to expect at Pedalfest 2015


Pedalfest at Jack London Square — Oakland’s free celebration of bikes, family, fun, and food — is back on July 25th from 11am to 7pm. In collaboration with Bike East Bay, enjoy dare devil stunts, pedal-powered food, a cycle-powered music, a kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and an amazing collection of bicycles from vintage and hand-built […]

Waterworld: A mega waterpark in Concord (with discount link)

Waterworld in Concord - Bay Area Day Trip

For my daughter’s eighth birthday, we took her and three of her friends, plus my 10-year old son, to Waterworld California, the largest waterpark in the Bay Area, which is in Concord, about 30 minutes east of Berkeley. We were wowed by the large-scale slides, including types I had never seen before. photo courtesy Waterworld […]