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Monday, May 30

Meditation, Mantra & Visualization | Berkeley
Monday, May 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
Meditation, Mantra & Visualization | Berkeley

Contemplating the form of the Buddha and invoking his presence is said to be a way to bring peace and harmony to oneself and others. You can do just that in a series of free classes held each weeknight evening from May 30 to June …

Wednesday, June 1

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, June 1 – 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, June 2

Crazy Sock & Hat Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, June 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Crazy Sock & Hat Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Please Note: This series now takes place on the 1st Thursday of the month, not the 4th Thursday as was previously posted.

Saturday, June 4

Oaklavia “Love Our Neighborhood Day” Car-Free Block Party | East Bay
Saturday, June 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Pablo & Ashby
Oaklavia

Golden Gate/Southwest Berkeley neighborhood invites you to participate in the open streets event, Love Our Neighborhood Day.
This block party will give people a chance to experience the neighborhood in a whole new way. San Pablo Avenue will be closed to traffic and car-free from Ashby to Stanford, …

Int’l Orange Chorale of SF: Chinese Diaspora Choral Music Concert | Berkeley
Saturday, June 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Souls Episcopal Church
Int'l Orange Chorale of SF: Chinese Diaspora Choral Music Concert | Berkeley

The International Orange Chorale of San Francisco (IOCSF) will present “In a Distant Sky: Choral Music from the Chinese Diaspora” in June.
The concert features the world premiere of “In a Distant Sky” by Huang Ruo, as well as works by Zhou Long, Leong Yoon Pin, …

Sunday, June 5

EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation | Berkeley
Sunday, June 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
* Free but an RSVP is required.
| EcoHouse
EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation | Berkeley

Join them for an exciting and informative introductory exterior walking tour of their eco-demonstration home and garden. Draw inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you. They’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects and explore such questions as: How can using recycled …

Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays
Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and so come join the party every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word ...

Nyingma Institute Open House | Berkeley
Sunday, June 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
Nyingma Institute Open House | Berkeley

Open houses introduce Kum Nye, (Tibetan Yoga) and meditation, and provide the opportunity to meet Institute faculty and staff. The open house program runs from 3–5 PM with light refreshments, followed by their regular Sunday chanting at 5 pm and talk at 6 PM. All …

Wednesday, June 8

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, June 8 – 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, June 10

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, June 10 – 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 ...

Sunday, June 19

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, June 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Please note, this event now takes place on the 3rd Sunday of the month and is also now held at the South Berkeley Senior Center.

Monday, June 20

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, June 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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, June 24

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, June 24 – 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, ...

Monday, June 27

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, June 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 ...

Monday, July 4

Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016

The Berkeley Marina plays host to one of the best July Fourth celebrations around featuring a great lineup of bands, free dragon boat rowing, a kids’ carnival, live pony rides, mini-train rides, giant slides, and Afro-Cuban drumming, all culminating in the grand fireworks at 9:35 pm over the …

Wednesday, July 6

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 6 – 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 7

Adventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, July 7 – 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, July 8

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, July 8 – 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, July 13

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 13 – 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, July 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, July 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

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 ...

Tuesday, July 19

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...

Monday, July 25

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, July 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 ...

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 ...

Wednesday, August 10

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 ...