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Saturday, September 5

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berekely 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 ...

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, September 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

Live Middle Eastern Music: Bazaar Ensemble
Saturday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 Advance, $7 Door.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Live Middle Eastern Music: Bazaar Ensemble

Bazaar Ensemble is an LA-based band that fuses traditional Middle Eastern melodies with jazz, funk, and soul. Sung in Hebrew and Arabic, Bazaar Ensemble’s music is universally danceable, and the group is as diverse as their audience. Their sound is undoubtedly fresh, featuring both Middle …

Sunday, September 6

2015 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Casa de Cultura
2015 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley

Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white.
Entertainment includes live Brazilian samba bands, a …

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, September 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

Win Tix: Traditional Mexican Mask Art Class | Berkeley
Sunday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Ashkenaz

Diego Marcial Rios has been making authentic Mexican masks for many years. Now is your chance to meet with the master himself. You will learn about the history and culture of Mexican masks and have an opportunity to make one of your own. Get your …

Monday, September 7

2015 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
2015 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley

Come shake it at the 7th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley Labor Day Monday salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars band, plus DJs Walt Digz and Dark Rum.
2015 Blake Street Salsa Block Party
Monday, September 7, …

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Monday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

Wednesday, September 9

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, September 9 – 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, September 11

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, September 11 – 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 ...

Tuesday, September 15

Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.
| Perdition Smokehouse
Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley

Comic Cute is a comedy showcase located in the spacious back patio of Perdition Smokehouse in Berkeley on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The event is free, and there will be free popcorn along with happy hour house beers for people who produce a ticket stub. Free, ...

Thursday, September 17

“Birding in Cuba” Travel Talk | Berkeley
Thursday, September 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5; free for members
| Northbrae Community Church

As travel to Cuba opens up, Americans are gaining access to a fantastic birding destination. Cuba is safe, birdy, with much protected habitat, and much to be discovered. In fact it may be the place where the Ivory-billed Woodpecker still lives. Alvaro Jaramillo will share …

Sunday, September 20

Local Game Sunday: 100+ Free-to-Play Tabletop Games | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Games of Berkeley
Local Game Sunday: 100+ Free-to-Play Tabletop Games | Berkeley

Come play board games designed by locals for free, or try one of Games of Berkeley’s 100+ free-to-play tabletop games while you kick back with a drink from the beer garden at the Eats, Beats & Brews festival next to the game arena. Designers and ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – 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 ...

The Life of Frida Kahlo | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 Adv, $12 Door
| La Peña Cultural Center
The Life of Frida Kahlo | Berkeley

In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Gloria Arjona addresses the life and work of Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, from the artist’s own perspective. Dressed in the Tehuana costume popularized by Frida Kahlo, Dr. Arjona will read fragments of Frida’s diary and letters, relevant to the most …

Thursday, September 24

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, September 24 – 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. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

Friday, September 25

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 25 – 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, ...

Live Music: La Mandanga | Berkeley
Friday, September 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $9 | La Peña Cultural Center
Live Music: La Mandanga | Berkeley

La Mandanga is a six piece flamenco/rumba music band from the the Bay Area.
Their sound can be described as Flamenco fusion, where we combine upbeat rhythms, the passion of the gypsy with Javier Jimenez on the guitar and catchy melodies and haunting lyrics dramatically written by …

Saturday, September 26

20th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
20th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley

“Stand up for the Earth” at the 20th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park.
2015 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley)
FREE
2015 details have yet to be announced, but expect a full day of …

Sunday, September 27

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, September 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Saturday, October 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berekely 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 ...

Wednesday, October 7

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berekely 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 ...

Friday, October 9

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

Wednesday, October 14

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, October 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.