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Monday, April 24

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, April 24 – 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 ...

Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley
Monday, April 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance
Sacred Dance of the Silk Road | Berkeley

Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices, this unique class form offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement.

The class begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence …

Tuesday, April 25

App Fair: Innovations In The Mobile Industry | Berkeley
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pauley Ballroom (UC Berkeley)
App Fair: Innovations In The Mobile Industry | Berkeley

Join them on April 25th for the 4th Berkeley App Fair. Each semester, their fair brings together hundreds of students, developers, and entrepreneurs to explore innovations in the mobile industry. Attendees network with mobile teams from the bay’s most innovative startups, and get to be …

Saturday, April 29

NASA Space Apps Hackathon | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free the entire day, bring your laptop to participate and officially register
| NextSpace (Berkeley)
NASA Space Apps Hackathon | Berkeley

NASA Space Apps Challenge is a 2-day collaborative event where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students collaborate and engage with publicly available data to innovate solutions for global challenges. Inspire each other while you learn and create using stories, code, …

2017 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2017 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley

The annual UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale takes place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Despite the recent rains, waterwise gardening in the Bay Area is smart and sensible. The Garden offers a wide selection of drought-resistant plants from around the …

“Summer of Love” Block Party & 60’s Cover Bands Concert | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)

Don’t miss the kickoff event for The 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. On Saturday, April 29th, they will be closing down four blocks of Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley from Bancroft Way to Dwight Way.
Come celebrate with a free concert of 60s cover bands, yummy …

“Brewfest” Unlimited Beer Tasting from Local Breweries | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*Online tickets at Eventbrite
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)

Join Sports Basement Berkeley for unlimited tastings from local breweries.
For just $7, you can sample beers from Drakes Brewing Co., Lagunitas, Strike Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing, Buck Wild Brewing, Headlands Brewing and more. Tasty eats provided from Cassave Taqueria and get 20% off all …

Hula Pahu: Hawai’i’s Sacred Dance | Berkeley
Saturday, April 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance
Hula Pahu: Hawai'i's Sacred Dance | Berkeley

Join Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine in a presentation of the sacred hula of Hawaii. Their presentation will include a Q&A session. Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a seat.
Please note, this event is listed as free on the Bay Area Dance Week website, but …

Sunday, April 30

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | Berkeley
Sunday, April 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John’s Presbyterian Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | Berkeley

Your favorite chamber orchestra ends the season on the lighter side, with music designed to tickle your classical funny bone.
Peter Schickele and his hilarious alter ego P.D.Q. Bach will be well represented—namely by P.D.Q.’s brilliant reworking of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony as …

Wednesday, May 3

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 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 ...

Javanese & Balinese Gamelan Live Music | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
Javanese & Balinese Gamelan Live Music | Berkeley

Come and listen to a Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music performed by student ensembles under the direction of Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata and Lisa Gold.

Rainbow Family Night: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
Rainbow Family Night: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...

Thursday, May 4

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 4 – 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 ...

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, May 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 ...

“The Science of Star Wars” on Astro Night | Berkeley
Thursday, May 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)

This May the Fourth, join them for a very special Astro Night at UC Berkeley
This month, graduate student Chelsea Harris will be giving a talk all about Star Wars. She’ll answer questions like: What are your odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field? What’s the wattage …

Saturday, May 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 6 – 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 ...

2017 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2017 Hip Hop in the Park | 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 …

Wednesday, May 10

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, May 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.

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 10 – 8:00 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 from 8-9:30 pm.
Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra …

Friday, May 12

2017 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area
Friday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon is required for free admission.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2017 National Public Gardens Day | Bay Area

The annual National Public Gardens Day takes place each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day and 590+ gardens, including some Bay Area gardens that offer free admission or other special deals.
Enjoy the beauty of the gardens while learning about each garden’s commitment to education, research and …

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, May 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 ...

Wednesday, May 17

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 17 – 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 ...

Friday, May 19

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, May 19 – 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, ...

Saturday, May 20

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, May 20 – 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 ...

Community Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival | Berkeley
Community Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival | Berkeley

Berkeley Community Media is proud to present their first annual Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival. Come watch short sci-fi & fantasy films from Bay Area (and beyond) filmmakers. There will be a costume contest for a “Best Sci-Fi Costume” as well as “Best Fantasy Costume.”
Awards …