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The Weekend Guide

Do as you please, come what May.

READ (and MEET)
Please Step Back

What: New Yorker editor and author Ben Greenman stops in SF in honor of his new fictional tale starring ’60s funk band leader Rock Foxx, a character amalgam loosely inspired by Sly & the Family Stone.
Why:
We want the funk.
When:
Thurs. & Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where:
Thurs., The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., b/t Cole & Clayton Sts. (415-863-8688); Fri., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., at Avila St. (415-931-3633).

SEE
Van Morrison Live
What: The legendary rocker jams at the Greek Theatre during his Astral Weeks album tour.
Why:
You’re a brown-eyed girl.
When:
Sat. & Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where:
UC Berkeley, Gayley Rd., Berkeley (510-642-9988). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com.

SUPPORT
StreetSmart4Kids
What:
A percentage of proceeds from select cocktails and bites purchased at Sugar Cafe’s benefit goes to the local nonprofit for homeless youth.
Why:
Gimme shelter.
When:
Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where:
679 Sutter St., b/t Mason & Taylor Sts. (415-441-5678).

SHOP
Rogan and Loomstate Pop-Up
What:
Roll over to August boutique in Oakland for new must-haves for men and women by NYC designers Scott Hahn and Rogan Gregory.
Why:
Fruit of the Loom.
When:
Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:
5410 College Ave., at Manila Ave., Oakland (510-652-2711).

PREORDER
The Graceful Cookie
What:
Get a head start on Mother’s Day gift giving by sending her a custom boxed dozen from the Vallejo bakery. Enter code DAILYCANDY for free shipping.
Why: Yummy mummy.
When:
Order by Tues.
Where:
Online at thegracefulcookie.com.

LOCATION
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Gayley Rd
@ Hearst St, on the U.C. Berkeley Campus
Berkeley, CA 94720
510-809-0100
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