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The Bay Area is blessed with an amazing dance scene — talented performers taking on subjects you just won’t find anywhere else. That’s definitely the case this weekend. Oakland Ballet is debuting a new work devoted to the life and artistry of Frida Kahlo. And in San Jose, the Abhinaya Dance Company presents a new series of works inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. This weekend brings an onslaught of football games and the chance to watch — from a fetal position — as our favorite teams once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. (Do not get us started on the Niners or Raiders!) We’re thinking some really spectacular fried chicken would make us feel better comfortable ballroom dance shoes. The only question: Make those wings ourselves or check out this trio of fried chicken eateries around the Bay. You make the call..
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