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Friday, August 1, 2014

Escape the Fog for an Oakland Baycation this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 2:15 PM

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It’s been said before but we’ll say it again, “The coldest Winter I ever spent was a Summer in San Francisco.” (Apparently this may not actually have been said by our favorite pseudonymous Civil War-era humorist, but we’re too cold and depressed to deal with that.)

Regardless of historical accuracy, San Francisco Fogusts are cold, gloomy, and extremely threatening to hairstyles. That’s why a group of art galleries, a boutique vintage car showroom, Microsoft, and a travel writer you know as “Broke-Ass Stuart” have teamed up to bring Oakland “Baycation” — a free celebration of summer and escape from Karl.

Ignoring the Avengers like randomness of that group, the free daytime party will involve crafting activities led by local artists like John Casey and Crystal Morey, photo workshops with Microsoft Lumia, beats by DJ MelisserAGoGo, classic car viewings, and some sort of disappointingly not free food and drinks.

Oakland Art Murmur and Classic Cars West will open for strolling and sunning from one to five p.m. on Saturday, known in other parts of the Bay as the foggy existential midday crisis of doom. The Exhibitionist feels meh about being tricked into finding out about Microsoft’s new product, which sounds like it was named after a side-effect heavy anti-depressant, but pretty excited about local artists, sunshine, and Broke-Ass Stuart, who has been called “the pimp-daddy of budget travel.”

And just to note, our man Mark Twain may not have written anything about the frigid summers of San Francisco, but he did say, “Whenever I feel the urge to exercise I lie down until it goes away.” We’ll drink to that, and you can to, at Baycation Day on Saturday, August 2 from 1-5 p.m. at Classic Cars West in Oakland. 
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