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Thursday, September 29

Book Reading & Discussions from Rad Women Worldwide | Berkeley
Thursday, September 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Florence Schwimley Little Theater
Book Reading & Discussions from Rad Women Worldwide | Berkeley

Pegasus Books, The Berkeley Federation of Teachers, and Berkeley High’s Arts and Humanities Academy present a Book Reading and Signing for not one but two rad books: the poetry collection Dated Emcees, by BHS alum Chinaka Hodge and Rad Women Worldwide by BHS teacher Miriam Klein …

41st Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition | Berkeley
Thursday, September 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 General Admission; $3 with Cal ID.
| Anna Head Alumnae Hall
41st Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition | Berkeley

SUPERB Productions is hosting the 41st Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition at UC Berkeley on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Doors open at 7:15 pm and the show is at 8 pm.
Tickets are $5 General Admission; $3 for UC Berkeley students with ID.
Every year, hundreds of comedians from …

Friday, September 30

Friday Night Movie at Willard Park: Aladdin | Berkeley
Friday, September 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Willard Park
Friday Night Movie at Willard Park: Aladdin | Berkeley

Come join your neighbors and residents across the City for a movie in a park, as the film “Aladdin” will show on a big screen on Friday Sept 30 at Willard Park.
The film is the last of four outdoor movies this summer being presented by …

Win Tix: Pop-Up Magazine: The Golden State Record | Greek Theatre
Friday, September 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Greek Theatre

Pop-Up Magazine, Noise Pop, and The California Sunday Magazine bring you The Golden State Record, a one-night-only experience of unforgettable performances and unique collaborations by musicians, writers, filmmakers, radio producers, and artists.
> Get Tickets – Lawn $37, Stands $52
This live on-stage magazine has been called, …

Saturday, October 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 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 ...

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley

“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park.
2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk)
Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley)
FREE
10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets …

“Not Everything is Black + White” Art Exhibit | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective

Adam Enrique Rodriguez (26) was born and raised in Indio, CA. Known for his abstract, street-style paintings of faces and human figures, his work has gained recognition from Palm Springs Art Museum and the Broad Foundation, featured in fashion magazines and published as album artwork …

Sunday, October 2

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, October 2 – 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 ...

Nyingma Institute Open House: Prayer Wheel & Meditation Tour | Berkeley
Sunday, October 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Nyingma Institute Open House: Prayer Wheel & Meditation Tour | 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 our regular Sunday chanting at 5 pm and talk at 6 PM. Come …

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, October 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | 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 ...

Tuesday, October 4

Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 4 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley

Join them at La Pena Cultural Center on Tuesdays for a relaxing exercise that will benefit you from increased focus and reduced stress. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and props if you have them. All are welcome. This event occurs every Tuesday.

“Command & Control” Documentary Screening | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Landmark Shattuck Cinemas

The film is about how the Arkansas-based Titan II missile narrowly avoided an accidental nuclear explosion in 1980, an explosion that would have been 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
They will follow the screening with a conversation between the director Robert Kenner (who also directed …

Wednesday, October 5

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

Thursday, October 6

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

2016 Seacology Prize Ceremony & Reception | Berkeley
Thursday, October 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP through Eventbrite is required.
| David Brower Center
2016 Seacology Prize Ceremony & Reception | Berkeley

The Seacology Prize is an international award given each year to an indigenous islander for exceptional achievement in preserving the environments and cultures of the world’s islands.
The prize highlights the heroic efforts of people who seldom receive any publicity – indigenous leaders who risk their …

Saturday, October 8

2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley

Honor the ancestors, the present spirit, and future generations, at the 24th annual Indigenous Peoples Day featuring Native Californian dancing, an inter-tribal dance contest, foods, arts, crafts, all day raffles, drumming and singing.
2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow
Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm
Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr …

19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery

Tuesday, October 11

Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Free Tuesday Mindfulness Meditation Yoga | Berkeley

Join them at La Pena Cultural Center on Tuesdays for a relaxing exercise that will benefit you from increased focus and reduced stress. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and props if you have them. All are welcome. This event occurs every Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 12

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, October 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.

Thursday, October 13

Grey Matter Comedy Night | Berkeley
Grey Matter Comedy Night | Berkeley

Grey Matter showcases the absolute best alt-comedians in the land. Their October edition finds them at The Back Room in Berkeley, which is featuring comedy for the first time.

Friday, October 14

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

Sunday, October 16

2016 Sunday Streets Berkeley | 17-Block-Long Street Party
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck Avenue
2016 Sunday Streets Berkeley | 17-Block-Long Street Party

Inspired by San Francisco, Berkeley will once again throw a giant street party as Shattuck Avenue will be car-free for 17 blocks from Rose Street to Haste Street for more than a mile-long street party with dancing, skating, musical jam sessions, chess games, soccer, pedal-powered music, and more on the …

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, October 16 – 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 ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October. Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, October 16 – 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 ...