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Tuesday, December 6

Empress Vintage, Coracao Confections Chocolate Tasting & Live Music | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free chocolate samples. Hot Chocolate, Chocolate and candies to buy.
| Empress Vintage
Empress Vintage, Coracao Confections Chocolate Tasting & Live Music | Berkeley

Empress Vintage has partnered up with Coracao Confections to bring you a night full of organic chocolate, live bands and great pre-holiday sales.
 

Wednesday, December 7

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

Thursday, December 8

UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley
Thursday, December 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at their special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds ...

Friday, December 9

UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at their special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, December 9 – 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, December 10

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at their special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds ...

2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley City College
2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest | Berkeley

The Annual EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest) is a chill hang zone for buying, trading and collaborating with zine, comics, DIY, and publishing comrades in the East Bay.
2016 East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm
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Sunday, December 11

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley
Sunday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Holiday Pop-up Shop | Berkeley

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at their special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds ...

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

Please note, this event has been moved to December 11, 2016. There will not be event on November 20th nor on December 18th.

Italian Street Food Fest & Charity | Berkeley
Sunday, December 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 2323 Fourth Street
Italian Street Food Fest & Charity | Berkeley

Come join them for a full day of real Italian food, live music, and fun. All food and drinks will be sold in exchange for tokens (they accept credit card). Guests can pre-purchase tasting menu tokens via Eventbrite. Wine and beer will also be sold via tokens (with valid ID).
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Tuesday, December 13

Ha Ha Hofbrau: Free Comedy Night | Berkeley
Tuesday, December 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brennans
Ha Ha Hofbrau: Free Comedy Night | Berkeley

Producers Dan Mires presents a free night of comedy at one of Berkeley’s oldest restaurants. Brennan’s has been a fixture in Berkeley since 1959 and is happy to bring free comedy to it’s patrons twice a month. Each show will feature a different lineup of ...

Wednesday, December 14

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, December 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, December 16

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 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. Just ...

Saturday, December 17

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

Holiday Music Gala-Hawaiian Style: Free Food, Music, & Hula Dancing | Berkeley
Saturday, December 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Canned food donations benefitting the Alameda County Food Bank are encouraged.
| Berkeley Methodist United Church
Holiday Music Gala-Hawaiian Style: Free Food, Music, & Hula Dancing | Berkeley

Join them for an evening of free food, Hawaiian and folk rock music, and hula dancing, with a festive holiday theme.
Featuring ukulele music and hula dancing by Diablo Valley Hui-‘O’-Aloha and the Royal Hawaiian Ukulele Band, and folk rock by Wilson Wong & the Dudes. Your …

Sunday, December 18

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 26th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, December 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, December 21

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

Friday, December 23

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Friday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

Final Day: 2016 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Friday, December 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
Final Day: 2016 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 46th Annual Holiday Sale, over several weekends in November and December. A unique array of handmade pottery and sculpture will greet you. Passionately committed to living the life of handmade aesthetic, Guild artisans offer beauty ...

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 2016 ...

2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Saturday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 26th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...