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Special Chez Panisse Dinner to Fight AIDS; Giants Players Play Barista at Peet's

Plus, Pizzaiolo turns 11 and the 107th annual San Leandro cherry festival is this weekend

BERKELEY — In honor of the annual Eat (Red) Save Lives campaign to fight AIDS, Chez Panisse is joining restaurants nationwide with a dedicated (RED) lunch and dinner on Monday, June 6 with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Global Fund. Call to reserve a spot. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO Peet’s Coffee at 2080 Chestnut St. and 1 Ferry Building will have some special guest baristas on Tuesday, June 7 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. We’re talking SF Giants players Denard Span and Javier Lopez, who will be at each location for the charities of their choice (Juma Ventures for Lopez and The Denard Span Foundation for Span), which will each receive $2,500 from Peet’s. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — On Saturday, June 4, Pizzaiolo is celebrating its 11th birthday by donating 11 percent of its sales to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Additionally, the restaurant is honoring Prince on his birthday this Tuesday, June 7th at sundown with a special showing of Purple Rain on the patio. [EaterWire]

SAN LEANDRO — The 107th annual Cherry Festival is taking place this Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. downtown with parade floats, food, live entertainment, artisan vendors, and more. See the scheduled of events here. [EaterWire]