Every Thursday, Piedmont Patch brings you the best picks for things to do during the weekend. Get out and enjoy!
Pricing: No cover, but you'll want to get dinner or a drink.
Where/When: , 4184 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m.
Why Go: This jazz night is the only one of its kind on the avenue and tonight you can enjoy music by Primavera Latin Jazz band. To get a taste for their sound, check out their MySpace Music page.
Where/When: , 4186 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Starts Friday, 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:05 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Why Go: If you love the book, you may want to check out this new film by Cary Joji Fukunaga, opening this Friday. Can't seem to get through the book? All the more reason to see the film and impress your friends with your knowledge at all the upcoming barbecues.
Pricing: $10 general; $8 matinee/senior/student/kids under 12
Where/When: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Friday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Future Friday is a new series of talks at Chabot. This Friday, meet Dr. Michio Kaku, a renowned popular science author and regular guest on many national TV and radio shows. He's also the host of PBS's Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers.
Where/When: 3811 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Spring is here and it's a great time to start thinking about pruning, planting and cleaning up your yard and garden. You can drop off the plants, supplies and yard decorations you don't need and pick up something new. Don't miss out!
Where/When: , 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland. Saturday, 2-4 p.m.
Why Go: In honor of Women's History Month, the Lakeview Branch presents and evening of poetry by dynamic group of local women poets reading from their newest books.