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Downtown Sunday Funday: Free Performances, Music, Art & Film | Berkeley

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Downtown Berkeley | Kittredge Street and Harold Way Downtown Berkeley, CA

Event Details

Meet friends and family in Downtown Berkeley  for a free afternoon of theatre, music, art, film, live performances, plus specials on food & drink featuring the new Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, UC Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Freight & Salvage, and many more awesome spots.

“Meet Me Downtown” Berkeley Sunday Funday
March 20, 2016 | 12 noon to 5 pm
Downtown Berkeley

Start off with yoga, a swim, or workout at the YMCA. Explore the stunning new architecture and collection of BAM/PFA at its new location on Center Street, and see short films on their spectacular outdoor screen. Experience the newly reopened UC Theatre for drinks and snacks in its beautiful interior and demo their Meyer Sound system. Rediscover classic venues with performance workshops at the Berkeley Rep, interactive bands at Freight & Salvage, and live jazz at the California Jazz Conservatory.

Discount Stickers: At each venue collect a different color Meet Me Downtown Day sticker. Show off a sticker at any participating restaurant or bar for specials available only that day. Collect all six stickers and register at BART Plaza to win a Berkeley Weekend Extravaganza for two.

Photo Contest: Post all of your best pictures of your friends and family exploring Downtown Berkeley using the #MeetMeDowntownBerkeley and be entered to win a free iPad mini.

BAMPFA’s Center Street façade (Photo by Iwan Baan)

2016 Schedule


  • Noon-5pm – Free outdoor movie shorts & 1/2 off gallery admission

The UC Theatre

  • Noon-1pm – Open to public, snacks, beverage tasting, raffles
  • 1pm-2pm – Meyer Sound demo
  • 2pm-3pm – Open to public, snacks, beverage tasting, raffles
  • 3pm-4pm – Meyer Sound demo

Freight & Salvage

  • Noon-1pm – Hiram Bell’s Ukulele, student recital
  • 1pm-2pm – Bluegrass & country jam, Old time harmony singing workshop
  • 2pm-3pm – Bluegrass & country jam, Old time harmony singing workshop (til 2:30)
  • 3pm-4pm – Bluegrass & country jam

Berkeley Rep

  • 1pm-3pm – School of Theatre: Free sample workshops for all ages
  • 2pm-4pm – Performance: 2016 Teen One-Acts Festival

California Jazz Conservatory

  • 2pm-4pm – Jazz trio concert


  • Noon-5pm – Free use of pool & gym
  • Noon-1pm – Free Vinyasa Yoga
  • 2pm-3pm – Free Yoga I/II
  • 3pm-4pm – Free Yoga I (3:45pm)


Restaurant Specials

  • Almare Gelato: Buy 2 of any size gelato and get a kid size free
  • Bobby G’s Pizzeria: 10% off all food orders
  • Comal: $1 off margaritas
  • Endless Summer Sweets: Buy a funnel cake and get a small bag of any flavor popcorn free
  • Eureka!: Complimentary Truffle Cheese Fries with purchase of a beer flight
  • FIVE: Local brew beer flight with Asian meatballs for $15
  • Gather:
    Brunch – Complimentary side of Bacon OR Potatoes with purchase of Bloody Mary;
    Dinner – Free draft beer or tap wine with purchase of any two small plates OR Order 2 cocktails and get 2 snacks free
  • Jupiter: Free 4oz taster with every purchase of full pint
  • Paris Baguette: Buy 1 pastry get one free from 1PM to 3PM
  • Phil’s Sliders: 10% off
  • PiQ Pane Italiano Qualita:
    7am to 12pm: Free mini cornetto with purchase of latte;
    All Day: 10% off 11 inch Italian pizza
  • Revival: Crossroads Daiquiri featuring Smith + Cross rum for $8
  • Sandwich Spot: Free salad bar all day
  • Spats: Free side of their famous tater tots
  • Triple Rock Brewery: $2 off your first pint
  • Tupper and Reed: $8 Cucumber Gimlets ($2 off normal price) AND $3 Anchor Steam Porter
  • Venus:
    Brunch – Half of agua fresca with purchase of entree;
    Dinner – Complimentary dessert with purchase of 2 entrees

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Cheap Drinks, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Jazzed Up, Live Music, Movies, Theater & Performance
Address: Kittredge Street and Harold Way Downtown Berkeley, CA