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Friday, June 30

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, June 30 – 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. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Saturday, July 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 1 – 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 ...

SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley
Saturday, July 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Cedar Rose Park
SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Opening Day: “The Chalk Circle” Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Opening Day:

Actors Ensemble continues it’s 60th year and 5th consecutive season of performances in Berkeley’s acclaimed John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre with Bertolt Brecht’s most heartfelt (and funny) play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Brecht in California while in exile from Germany during World War II. It ...

Sunday, July 2

The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, July 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

Actors Ensemble continues it’s 60th year and 5th consecutive season of performances in Berkeley’s acclaimed John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre with Bertolt Brecht’s most heartfelt (and funny) play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Brecht in California while in exile from Germany during World War II. It ...

SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley
Sunday, July 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Cedar Rose Park
SF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Monday, July 3

Pre-4th of July Silent Meditation | Berkeley
Monday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*voluntary donations always welcome
| East Bay Healing Collective
Pre-4th of July Silent Meditation | Berkeley

Join silent meditation, open to beginners and experienced meditation practitioners alike, in a warm sacred community space. All silent meditation practices are welcomed.
Heart of Light Meditation meets each Monday. After a brief introduction, sit in silent meditation for 40 minutes. The talk and mindful discussion following …

Tuesday, July 4

Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2017

The Berkeley Marina plays host to one of the best July Fourth celebrations around featuring adventure playground open until 8 pm, where children can use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at …

The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | 4th of July Special
Tuesday, July 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | 4th of July Special

Actors Ensemble continues it’s 60th year and 5th consecutive season of performances in Berkeley’s acclaimed John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre with Bertolt Brecht’s most heartfelt (and funny) play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Brecht in California while in exile from Germany during World War II. It ...

Wednesday, July 5

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 5 – 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, July 6

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, July 6 – 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 ...

Astronomy Night: Lectures & Stargazing Commune | Berkeley
Thursday, July 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Astronomy Night: Lectures & Stargazing Commune | Berkeley

Join them for their monthly Astro Night series at UC Berkeley to learn about how astronomers map the entire 3D visible Universe. Then join them on their rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city.
Doors open at 7:30pm, and lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

8:00pm-9:00pm: …

Saturday, July 8

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Saturday, July 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

Actors Ensemble continues it’s 60th year and 5th consecutive season of performances in Berkeley’s acclaimed John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre with Bertolt Brecht’s most heartfelt (and funny) play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Brecht in California while in exile from Germany during World War II. It ...

Sunday, July 9

The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, July 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

Actors Ensemble continues it’s 60th year and 5th consecutive season of performances in Berkeley’s acclaimed John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre with Bertolt Brecht’s most heartfelt (and funny) play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Brecht in California while in exile from Germany during World War II. It ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Berkeley
Sunday, July 9 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Wednesday, July 12

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 12 – 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.

Thursday, July 13

LaborFest2017: “Comme des Lions” Documentary Screening | Berkeley
Thursday, July 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley City College
LaborFest2017:

This documentary film traces the struggle of workers of the PSA plant in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a poor suburb of Paris, against management’s threat to close the plant. The title comes from the slogan of the strikers, “Let’s fight like lions!” The conflict is experienced “from the …

LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Berkeley
Thursday, July 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Berkeley

Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.

Friday, July 14

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, July 14 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 15

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, July 15 – 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 ...

The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, July 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
The Chalk Circle: Not-quite-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley

Actors Ensemble continues it’s 60th year and 5th consecutive season of performances in Berkeley’s acclaimed John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre with Bertolt Brecht’s most heartfelt (and funny) play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” written by Brecht in California while in exile from Germany during World War II. It ...

Sunday, July 16

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, July 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley
Sunday, July 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley
Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley

Salsa Sundays is back for summer 2017 with a series of five block parties held every third Sunday of the month from June through October in the heart of Downtown Berkeley. Come and join in the fun at the best block party around. Expect free live ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, July 16 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 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 ...