Thursday night, co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects East Bay and the Oakland Heritgage Alliance, Pierluigi Serraino will give a lecture entitled Mid-Century Modern in your Backyard. Serraino comes highly recommended by a friend who had him as a studio instructor at UC-Berkeley. He is the author of NorCalMod: Icons of Northern California Modernism. The lecture is $10 for OHA or AIA members, $20 for non-members, and requires pre-registration. It begins at 5:30 at the AIA East Bay offices at 1405 Clay Street in beautiful downtown Oakland.