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Sunday, February 25

2018 Purim Party: Delicious Hamantaschen & Magical Nathaniel | Berkeley
Sunday, February 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 Presale. $8 at the door.
| JCC East Bay
2018 Purim Party: Delicious Hamantaschen & Magical Nathaniel | Berkeley

Join the JCC East Bay for a family-friendly event of magical proportions. Walk into a world where upside down is right side up, boundaries are blurred, and things aren’t always as they seem.  Trick your senses, experience live magic with Magical Nathaniel, and transform your …

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | Berkeley
Sunday, February 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John’s Presbyterian Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade” | Berkeley

Masterpieces by two great Romantics, Antonín Dvořák and Johannes Brahms, share the stage in a concert which focusses almost exclusively on their fabulous woodwinds.
A homage to Mozart, Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor is filled with Slavonic rhythms and displays the composer’s gift for graceful melodies. …

Monday, February 26

Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation with Scientists from Cal | Berkeley
Monday, February 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
Popping the ​Science ​Bubble: Conversation with Scientists from Cal | Berkeley

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 discoveries and science related issues that affect your everyday lives.
This Month’s …

Thursday, March 1

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, March 1 – 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 ...

2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley
Thursday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Congregation Netivot Shalom
2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley

Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom hosts its festivity-full, family-friendly, food-for-feasting Purim Celebration on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Last year, they had a bouncy house, a “Shushan Salon” with face painting, carnival games, jugglers, food for purchase, and lots of fun.

Saturday, March 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 3 – 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 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, March 3 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
2018 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Berkeley

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in San Francisco during the month of March. It is a celebrated annual festival inviting the public to come together around inspired, creative, and relevant events regarding Irish and ...

Sunday, March 4

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, March 4 – 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 ...

Wednesday, March 7

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 7 – 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 ...

Tuesday, March 13

2018 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Persian Center
2018 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley

Jump over a bonfire (or watch others do it) in the ritual of “Chahr-Shanbeh Souri” as the Persian Center celebrates Nowruz, or Persian New Year to say goodbye to the darkness of winter and welcome the lightness of spring. 
2018 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping
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Wednesday, March 14

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, March 14 – 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, March 16

19th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap | Berkeley
19th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap | Berkeley

Celebrate your favorite pulses, and swap seeds with others at the popular Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL).
Come learn about seed libraries, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, enjoy music and the company of fantastic local gardeners …

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, March 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, March 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Sunday, March 18

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, March 18 – 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 ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, March 18 – 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 ...

Wednesday, March 21

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, March 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...

Sunday, March 25

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. Taught by professional theatre artists, the Sunday Sampler classes offer people ...

2018 Spring Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sunday, March 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are appreciated.
| Sacred Stream Center
2018 Spring Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley

Sacred Stream holds drumming circles four times a year on the Solstice and Equinox to honor the season and to focus on healing for the community and the earth.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
The focus of these circles is on healing for individuals, the community, and …

2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Berkeley
Sunday, March 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Back Room
2018

Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2018 during which 16 ...

Monday, March 26

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, March 26 – 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 ...

Sunday, April 1

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, April 1 – 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 ...

Saturday, April 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 7 – 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 ...

Wednesday, April 11

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, April 11 – 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.

Sunday, April 15

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, April 15 – 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 ...