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Saturday, March 25

Kitchen Table Talk: Women’s Roles In Uncertain Times | Berkeley
Saturday, March 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kala Art Institute
Kitchen Table Talk: Women's Roles In Uncertain Times | Berkeley

For centuries women have gathered together in domestic spaces to seek community and to problem solve. To have a talk at the kitchen table means engaging in trusted, frank conversation among friends and family—among those one can trust and count on to provide positive feedback. …

Sunday, March 26

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 26 – 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. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

Nyingma Institute Open House: Meditation & Yoga Demo | Berkeley
Sunday, March 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Nyingma Institute Open House: Meditation & Yoga Demo | Berkeley

The Nyingma Institute offers training in meditation, Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga), Buddhist studies, and Tibetan language.
Their free open house will introduce you to their offerings plus provide the opportunity to meet Institute faculty and staff. The open house program runs from 3–5 PM with light …

2017 “Jazz Search West” First Competition | Berkeley
Sunday, March 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | CA Jazz Conservatory
2017

Jazz Search West 2017, 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 2017 during which 16 ...

Monday, March 27

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, March 27 – 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, March 29

Environmental Progress Grand Opening: Non-Profit Mixer | Berkeley
Wednesday, March 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Environmental Progress
Environmental Progress Grand Opening: Non-Profit Mixer | Berkeley

Join them for a private showcase as they learn the story of Environmental Progress through a gallery of worldwide images around the world. Environmental Progress (EP) is a research and policy organization fighting for clean power and energy justice to achieve nature and prosperity for …

Friday, March 31

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, March 31 – 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, ...

“B-Side Cipher: Live & Direct” Variety Show & Potluck | Berkeley
Friday, March 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Community Media

B-Side Cipher: Live And Direct is a multimedia variety show and speaker series that aims to entertain, educate and empower its audience through art, community wellness and free speech media.
Live And Direct is broadcast from Berkeley Community Media, a local free speech public access television …

Saturday, April 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 1 – 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 ...

“Gigantic Waves, I’m Not Here” Film Premiere | Berkeley
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Gold (Berkeley)

Gigantic Waves, I’m Not Here was conceived to be the soundtrack to a black and white film spanning the entire length of the record—inviting the listener to connect visually to what they are hearing, drifting from one environment to another. The film will be presented …

Wednesday, April 5

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, April 5 – 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 ...

Deep Dive Lecture on the Jefferson Airplane | Berkeley
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (North)
Deep Dive Lecture on the Jefferson Airplane | Berkeley

Jefferson Airplane was the first mid-1960s Haight Ashbury band to be signed by a major label and achieve international success. Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers are recognized as two of the greatest albums of the ’60s, and the band played in the three most famous festivals …

Thursday, April 6

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, April 6 – 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, April 6 – 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 ...

Saturday, April 8

2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground

Spend a day by the Bay listening to music, enjoying food, taking free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, and exploring the Berkeley Marina at the Berkeley Bay Festival.
2017 Berkeley Bay Festival
Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm
Berkeley Marina
FREE
2017 Highlights:

Visit the straw bale …

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Saturday, April 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

Alé Katz Boutique Grand Opening: Treats & Drinks | Berkeley
Saturday, April 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Three Points Press
Alé Katz Boutique Grand Opening: Treats & Drinks | Berkeley

They are so excited to announce that Alé Katz is expanding to a retail space in Berkeley, CA. You will now be able to shop our beautiful, handpicked, ethically made selection even if you can’t make it to the Alé Katz mobile boutique.
To celebrate the …

Tuesday, April 11

Jazz Search West 2017: Semi-Finals | Berkeley
Tuesday, April 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $16*
*$16 advance, $18 at the door.
| Freight & Salvage
Jazz Search West 2017: Semi-Finals | Berkeley

Jazz Search West 2017, 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 2017 during which 16 ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, April 11 – 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 …

Wednesday, April 12

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, April 12 – 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, April 14

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, April 14 – 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, April 15

Eggster’s 23rd Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Campanile (UC Berkeley)
Eggster's 23rd Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley

Eggster will be holding its Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival at the UC Berkeley Campus. Last year they had an egg hunt, performances and live music, and tons of raffle prizes, come and see what they have in store for you this year.
23rd Annual Egg Hunt …

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 15 – 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 ...

Sunday, April 16

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, April 16 – 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 ...