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Monday, October 14

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, October 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...Monthly

Friday, October 18

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, October 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

Saturday, October 19

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | 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 ...Monthly

Free Public Art Lecture: Mexican Sugar Skull History & Creation | Berkeley
Saturday, October 19 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
Free Public Art Lecture: Mexican Sugar Skull History & Creation | Berkeley
Breathtaking colorful Sugar Skulls have long been part of the Mexican culture. Beautifully decorated Sugar Skulls are often used as decorations on graves and altars during Dia de los Muertos or Day of Dead. Dive into the rich history of the sugar skulls tradition alongside internationally ...

Sunday, October 20

SF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Crowden Music Center
SF Chamber Orchestra "With Strings Attached" Children's Concert | Berkeley
The violins, violas, cellos and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra.  Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests!  Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players. Concerts: Saturday, October 19, 2019: San ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 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 ...Monthly

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, October 20 – 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 ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 22

Free Humphry Slocombe Scoops: Ginger-Lemon Sorbet | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Humphry Slocombe (Berkeley)
Free Humphry Slocombe Scoops: Ginger-Lemon Sorbet | Berkeley
Join us on Tuesday, October 22 from 5 to 6 PM at our Berkeley shop to get hang out and get a free scoop of our exclusive collab flavor with The Rare Barrel. Together, we’ve created Sour Tooth Tiger Ginger-Lemon Sorbet – a sorbet made with The ...

Friday, October 25

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 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. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Sunday, October 27

“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | Berkeley
Sunday, October 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
"The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written" Free Main Stage Concert | Berkeley
Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808. Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of ...

Monday, October 28

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, October 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 29

2019 Day of the Dead Party: Live Mariachi, Costumes & Street Decorating | Berkeley
Tuesday, October 29 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Farmers' Market
2019 Day of the Dead Party: Live Mariachi, Costumes & Street Decorating | Berkeley
Honor passed loved ones and ancestors at the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration featuring a number of hands-on activities for the whole family on October 29, 2019, from 2:30-6:30 pm. Bring your family and something for the altar, lovingly built by Ecology Center Staff. Plan to stay ...

Saturday, November 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 2 – 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 ...Monthly

Sunday, November 3

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, November 3 – 3:00 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 its 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 ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 6

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, November 6 – 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 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Thursday, November 7

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, November 7 – 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 ...Monthly

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, November 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Monday, November 11

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, November 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...Monthly

Tuesday, November 12

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, November 12 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

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. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra interspersed with periods of ...

Wednesday, November 13

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, November 13 – 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. Updated 6/7/19 – ...Monthly

Friday, November 15

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, November 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

Saturday, November 16

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, November 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | 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 ...Monthly

Sunday, November 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, November 17 – 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 ...Monthly