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Saturday, July 30

2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...

Pokémon Go Bar Crawl | Downtown Berkeley
Saturday, July 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley
Pokémon Go Bar Crawl | Downtown Berkeley

Whether you’re Team Instinct, Mystic, Valor, or undecided, it’s time for you to do a Pokémon Crawl in Downtown Berkeley. The crawl will start early in the evening and as the night goes on, you will be making your way into various bars. I mean, …

“Quiet Please: The Mental Game of Art and Tennis” Opening Reception | Berkeley
Saturday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Center

As part of The Agility Projects series, Berkeley Art Center is proud to present Quiet Please, an exhibition that examines the call and response relationship between artist and viewer using the sport of tennis as a metaphor to this exchange. Artists Libby Black, Jennie Ottinger, …

Win Tix: Rising Local Indie Rock “EagleWolfSnake” | Starry Plough
Saturday, July 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Starry Plough

EagleWolfSnake is full of members from some of Funcheap’s favorite local bands like Music For Animals and The Hundred Days making it a perfect little super group for the summer. Performing with Sunhaze and Great Highway.
> Get Tickets – $10 (21+)
“Danceable rock/pop ear candy” – The Bay Bridged

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, July 30 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Please note, this event is at Pappy’s in Berkeley, not The Uptown (as incorrectly listed previously).

Sunday, July 31

2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Summer Land-escapes Haiku Workshop | Berkeley
Sunday, July 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Open to all ages. Suggested donation $5
| Berkeley Art Center
Summer Land-escapes Haiku Workshop | Berkeley

Picture yourself jumping in the ocean waves, building a sandcastle on the beach in the sunshine or camping under the stars in a redwood forest. Then turn that summer scene into a one-of- a-kind haiku book by collaging found text and imagery. Taught by Bay …

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, July 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...

Free Talk: The Awakened Heart | Berkeley
Sunday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Free Talk: The Awakened Heart | Berkeley

Contacting the heart and listening to your inner silence is a way of opening yourselves to the richness of experience. Once the heart awakens, your whole being comes alive. Nyingma Institute meditation instructor, Hugh Joswick, will offer practices from the Tibetan tradition that inspire you to …

Tuesday, August 2

36th Annual SF Jewish Film Festival: Free Movie Day | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 2 – 2:40 pm | Cost: FREE | Roda Theatre
36th Annual SF Jewish Film Festival: Free Movie Day | Berkeley

Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream
Just as its iconic pink box has graced the Passover seder tables of generations of American Jews, so, too, Streit’s matzo factory has stood for some 80 years on the Lower East Side’s Rivington Street, in an industrial building created …

Wednesday, August 3

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...

Thursday, August 4

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, August 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden happening on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Berkeley Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure ...

Friday, August 5

Summer Nights at Donkey & Goat Winery | Berkeley
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission with food and drink available for purchase.
| Donkey & Goat Winery
Summer Nights at Donkey & Goat Winery | Berkeley

This Summer, they are taking advantage of the warm nights and long days by throwing their Tasting Room doors open after hours on the first Friday of every month. Join them for an evening of wine, art, and community.
They are bringing in rotating acts of …

The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony
Friday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony

Join as we close the summer season with Gustav Mahler’s ambitious First Symphony and Joseph Haydn’s spirited last symphony on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, 2016, 8 pm. These 2-day event will be happening at the Hertz Concert Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Free admission, but ...

Saturday, August 6

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...

2016 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley
Saturday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park (Berkeley)
2016 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley

Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) at this Japanese-style peace event from 6:30-9 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
They also need volunteers for set-up and breakdown. Sign up to volunteer for …

The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony
Saturday, August 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
The UC Berkeley 2-day Summer Symphony

Join as we close the summer season with Gustav Mahler’s ambitious First Symphony and Joseph Haydn’s spirited last symphony on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6, 2016, 8 pm. These 2-day event will be happening at the Hertz Concert Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Free admission, but ...

Sunday, August 7

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, August 7 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, August 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

The Tempest is a play that investigates the destiny of theatre as it pushes theatricality to the limits, inviting the audience to abandon themselves to the magic of the island and its inhabitants. The world of this imaginary island will be created on stage through ...

Tuesday, August 9

A Fun Night Of Laughs | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brennans
A Fun Night Of Laughs | Berkeley

The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month co-producers Dan Mires and Joe Gorman present a free night of comedy at one of Berkeley’s oldest restaurants.
Brennan’s has been a fixture in Berkeley since 1959 and is happy to bring free comedy to it’s patrons twice …

Wednesday, August 10

Youth, Equity & Inclusion: The Next Generation | Berkeley
Wednesday, August 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. $10 suggested donation.
| David Brower Center
Youth, Equity & Inclusion: The Next Generation | Berkeley

In the future, every outdoor government agency and and organization will be run by the youth of today.
Join them for a day full of dialogue between youth and park managers as they discuss hopes and strategies for creating a more diverse and inclusive outdoor recreation …

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, August 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

Friday, August 12

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, August 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...