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Saturday, April 21

Cal Day 2018: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2018: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley

On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs.
Plus, there’s free admission all …

Free Admission Day at UC Botanical Garden | Berkeley
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day at UC Botanical Garden | Berkeley

Celebrate Cal Day at the UC Botanical Garden at their annual open house. Admission to the garden is free all day with free shuttles running every 15 minutes from campus Evans Hall stop.
Cal Day at the UC Botanical Garden Open House| Berkeley
Saturday, April 21, 2018 …

Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2018
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lawrence Hall of Science
Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2018

There’s lots to do at UC Berkeley on Cal Day, including visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science for free.
Show off your Bear pride during our annual free day, and discover how the Hall is engaging the next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts.
At the Campus
Lawrence …

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

2018 Cal Day Free Indie-Rock Concert: Cuco & No Vacation | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Glade (UC Berkeley)
2018 Cal Day Free Indie-Rock Concert: Cuco & No Vacation | UC Berkeley

Head out to Memorial Glade to soak up those spring sun rays while enjoying the tunes of some world class music at the annual Cal Day 2018 concert featuring  Cuco  a 19-year-old Chicano dream-pop artist, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “heartthrob musical auteur.” No Vacation is San Francisco’s …

Sunday, April 22

2018 Berkeley Earth Day
Sunday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | David Brower Center
2018 Berkeley Earth Day

Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future.
2018 Berkeley Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
FREE
This event features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, …

Monday, April 23

Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, April 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about interesting ...

Rising Tides, Rising Voices: Panel Discussion On Climate Justice | Berkeley
Monday, April 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Get a FREE ticket to reserve your seat
| Anna Head Alumnae Hall
Rising Tides, Rising Voices: Panel Discussion On Climate Justice | Berkeley

Both environmental degradation and environmental benefits are unevenly distributed along racial and economic lines. This intersection of environmental and social justice is something that they must put at the forefront of our environmental movement.
Join in for this panel discussing these intersections, their impacts, and what …

Friday, April 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Saturday, April 28

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 250 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will ...

Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ashkenaz
Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF

If they love Non Stop Bhangra and have wanted to try a class but haven’t made it out to one, here’s the chance to try it for free with Dholrhythms Dance Company.
Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 9am- 10am
Ashkenaz …

Sunday, April 29

2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2018 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 250 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will ...

2018 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2018 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley

The annual UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale takes place from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
The Garden offers a wide selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world, including an extensive selection of California natives.
Shop for exotic, unusual, and hard to …

Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ohlone Park (Berkeley)
Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley

Join and celebrate Beltane (also known as May Day and International Workers Day) in the East Bay on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Enjoy the day full of singing, sharing seasonal magical workings, and dancing the maypole.
Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting
Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 11 am
Ohlone …

People’s Park 49th Anniversary & Live Music | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 49th Anniversary & Live Music | Berkeley

People’s Park will celebrate its 49th Anniversary with music, speakers, dancing, and drumming from noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Come out and enjoy a day in the park, celebrate another trip around the Sun for the world’s most unique social experiment.
People’s Park …

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, April 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Monday, April 30

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, May 1

May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
Tuesday, May 1 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley

As is traditional, the Berkeley Morris Dancers will begin their regular season by dancing the sun up at Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley.
They will gather at 5 am and begin dancing around 5:30 am at Inspiration Point. Sunrise happens at 6:13 am, and they will dance …

Wednesday, May 2

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 2 – 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, May 3

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...

Saturday, May 5

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

2018 Hip Hop in the Park: Dance Cypher, Live Music & Food Trucks | Berkeley
Saturday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2018 Hip Hop in the Park: Dance Cypher, Live Music & Food Trucks | Berkeley

The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festival run by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal in People’s …

Sunday, May 6

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, May 6 – 3:00 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 its 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 ...

Bay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF
Sunday, May 6 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashkenaz
Bay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art and dance that is played as a game in a circle to live music. Although shaped in the cauldron of Brazil, its roots extend into Africa. This Capoeira class will include the training of fundamental movements as well as …

Wednesday, May 9

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, May 9 – 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.