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Wednesday, October 18

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 18 – 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 ...

Understanding the Limits of Quantum Computers | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | David Brower Center
Understanding the Limits of Quantum Computers | Berkeley

Quantum computers are proposed devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to solve certain specific problems dramatically faster than we know how to solve them with today’s computers. In the popular press, quantum computers are often presented not just as an exciting frontier of science and …

“Islam in Academia” Lecture | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Islam in Academia” Lecture | Berkeley

Come and attend Zaytuna College 2017 Fall Lecture Series. On selected Wednesdays, listen to lectures that are relevant now more than ever. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Hatem Bazian | Provost | Zaytuna College | “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse ...

Thursday, October 19

New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth | Berkeley
Thursday, October 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 11 Spinnaker Way
New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth | Berkeley

You are invited to join them in this prayer from wherever you are on Mother Earth’s belly. In the San Francisco Bay Area, they will be meeting on the shoreline of Berkeley, California at Cesar Chavez Park, right at the end of the road where ...

Friday, October 20

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

This month’s line up:

Justin Lockwood
Allison Mick
John Gallagher
Marcus Williams
Julie Ash
Headliner: Nato Green (Rooftop Comedy, San Francisco Examiner, KALW)

Saturday, October 21

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, October 21 – 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 Official Animal Rights March | Berkeley
Saturday, October 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
The Official Animal Rights March | Berkeley

In 2016 London hosted the first Official Animal Rights March where 2,500 vegans marched demanding an end to all animal oppression – and now, with great excitement activists from Berkeley are hosting their first Official Animal Rights March with support from PETA, Direct Action Everywhere, …

Rapper “Mykki Blanco” & Mister Wallace Hip Hop Performance | Berkeley
Saturday, October 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with CAL ID
| UC Berkeley - Lower Sproul
Rapper

Happy Parents Weekend. Looking for an excuse to ditch the parents and have some fun? Come on down to Lower Sproul to watch Mykki Blanco and Mister Wallace rock the set and throw down some crisp rhymes.
Mykki Blanco is an American rapper, performance artist, poet …

Sunday, October 22

Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crowden Music Center
Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley

Crowden’s annual musical carnival is a day-long celebration for the entire family.
Visit their popular Instrument Petting Zoo, where young student zookeepers help you touch and play the instruments of the orchestra. They even have special miniature string instruments for tiny hands and fingers. Hear the San Francisco …

Community Music Day: Classic Demos, Musical Performances & Petting Zoo | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crowden Music Center
Community Music Day: Classic Demos, Musical Performances & Petting Zoo | Berkeley

Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual free musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day of musical fun.

What to Do at Community Music Day
Instrument Petting Zoo

Kids and adults alike …

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Sunday Film Screening & Free Popcorn: Chasing Ice | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ecology Center
Sunday Film Screening & Free Popcorn: Chasing Ice | Berkeley

They are excited to announce their Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center. In an effort to open up their space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues they cover, they will be hosting free monthly ...

Wednesday, October 25

“Tayyib: Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption” Lecture | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Tayyib: Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption” Lecture | Berkeley

Come and attend Zaytuna College 2017 Fall Lecture Series. On selected Wednesdays, listen to lectures that are relevant now more than ever. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Hatem Bazian | Provost | Zaytuna College | “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse ...

Thursday, October 26

Punk Rock Mini Concert: “The Used” | Amoeba Berkeley
Thursday, October 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend if you purchase their album in-store
| Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
Punk Rock Mini Concert:

The Used celebrate the release of their new album, The Canyon (Hopeless Records) with a live stripped-down performance and signing at Amoeba Berkeley.
The Used return with The Canyon, their seventh and most ambitious album to date. Lead by MJ inspired single “Over and Over Again”.

Friday, October 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 27 – 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. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Sunday, October 29

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | Berkeley
Sunday, October 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John’s Presbyterian Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | Berkeley

The heart of every orchestra is the string section: the largest and most prominently displayed. Exploring the vast array of expressive possibilities of these instruments, they open their season with J.S. Bach’s effervescent Violin Concerto in E Major, performed by concertmaster Robin Sharp.
This concerto displays …

Monday, October 30

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, October 30 – 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 ...

Wednesday, November 1

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

“Muslims in the West: Embodying the Change” Lecture | Berkeley
Wednesday, November 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Muslims in the West: Embodying the Change” Lecture | Berkeley

Come and attend Zaytuna College 2017 Fall Lecture Series. On selected Wednesdays, listen to lectures that are relevant now more than ever. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Hatem Bazian | Provost | Zaytuna College | “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse ...

Thursday, November 2

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, November 2 – 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 ...

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration: Food, Drinks, Crafts & Music | Berkeley
Thursday, November 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kittredge St.
Dia De Los Muertos Celebration: Food, Drinks, Crafts & Music | Berkeley

At this time of year, when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous, take part in the eighth year of the Dìa de los Muertos Celebration. Gather in the heart of Downtown Berkeley on Kittredge Street and Harold …

Saturday, November 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 4 – 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 ...

Science Discovery Day at The Academy | Berkeley
Saturday, November 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Academy School Berkeley
Science Discovery Day at The Academy | Berkeley

This free, fun, interactive community event will feature games, exhibits, and learning activities with hands-on science projects for children aged 4-13.
Featuring community booths from UC Berkeley’s Society of Women Engineers, Cal’s Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and more.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, November 8

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, November 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.

Wednesday, November 15

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, November 15 – 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 ...