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Sunday, May 1

Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley
Sunday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists
Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley

May is almost upon us, and the Spark circle has invited the pagans of Bay Area Reclaiming to celebrate Beltane with a Maypole Dance, in the context of Fire Circle at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists Church.
Come one, come all and bring long ribbons for the Maypole, flowers …

Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays
Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and so come join the party every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word ...

Tuesday, May 3

Free Mindfulness Yoga | Berkeley
Tuesday, May 3 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Free Mindfulness Yoga | Berkeley

Benefit from increased focus and reduced stress. Please bring your own yoga mat, blanket and props if you have them. All are welcome.
Free but an RSVP is required. Send an email to:
gpastoring@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 4

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 4 – 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, May 5

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, May 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Please Note: This series now takes place on the 1st Thursday of the month, not the 4th Thursday as was previously posted.

Saturday, May 7

13th Annual Pagan Festival “Ancestral Wisdom”: Games, Crafts & Storytelling | Berkeley
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
13th Annual Pagan Festival

Enjoy a unique mix of entertainers, children’s crafts and activities, storytelling, games, and arts and crafts vendors on the 13th Annual Pagan Festival at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park.
There will be live music by Irish Singer Shay Black, Musical Theater and Cabaret Artist Carly Ozard, …

2016 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2016 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley

The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festival run by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal, in People’s …

Wednesday, May 11

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, May 11 – 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, May 13

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, May 13 – 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, May 21

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Saturday, May 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...

Friday, May 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, May 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. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Thursday, June 2

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, June 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Please Note: This series now takes place on the 1st Thursday of the month, not the 4th Thursday as was previously posted.

Sunday, June 5

Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays
Lounge Rumba: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | 1st & 3rd Sundays

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and so come join the party every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word ...

Wednesday, June 8

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, June 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.

Friday, June 10

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, June 10 – 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 ...

Monday, June 20

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, June 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...

Friday, June 24

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, June 24 – 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, ...

Tuesday, July 19

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...

Thursday, August 18

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Thursday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...

Friday, September 16

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Friday, September 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...

Sunday, October 16

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, October 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...

Monday, November 14

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, November 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
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 ...