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Tuesday, February 19

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Tuesday, February 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

Please be advised that the date of this event has changed from 2/17 to 2/19. Monthly

Wednesday, February 20

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, February 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...Monthly

Friday, February 22

Opening Reception: Art/Act: Local – Sea Change | Berkeley
Friday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| David Brower Center
Opening Reception: Art/Act: Local - Sea Change | Berkeley
The David Brower Center is pleased to present Art/Act: Local – Sea Change, a new iteration of our annual juried exhibition of work by Bay Area artists. This show features works by five artists: photographer Barbara Boissevain, painter, and printmaker Sukey Bryan, public environmental artist Lauren ...
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, February 22 – 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

Saturday, February 23

East Bay Resiliency Fair & Repair Cafe | Berkeley
Saturday, February 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Adult School
East Bay Resiliency Fair & Repair Cafe | Berkeley
Learn about emergency preparedness, personal health & well-being, how to fix things & reduce waste, get to 100% renewable energy, grow & share food, help our natural habitat thrive, activities for kids, plus so much more at the Resiliency Fair and Repair Café. Don’t send your ...
“Awesöme Orchestra”: Free Concert feat. Music by Black Composers | Berkeley
Saturday, February 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
"Awesöme Orchestra": Free Concert feat. Music by Black Composers | Berkeley
Join on February 23 at Sports Basement in Berkeley from 2-5pm for Session 63 where we’ll be celebrating Black History Month with a session of orchestral music by black composers such as William Grant Still, Florence Price, and more. Musician sign-ups begin February 4.

Sunday, February 24

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “A Night at the Opera” | Berkeley
Sunday, February 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but seating is first come first served
| First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “A Night at the Opera” | Berkeley

Founded in 1953, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra has remained an active voice in the Bay Area music community, presenting free concerts with an ensemble of the region’s top professional musicians. Admission is free and seating is first come, first served (no tickets). Supporting members typically ...

Monday, February 25

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, February 25 – 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

Wednesday, February 27

“Controlled Chaos” Night of Interactive Dance Music | Berkeley
Wednesday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm
| Adeline's Lab
"Controlled Chaos" Night of Interactive Dance Music | Berkeley
Join for a night of interactive computer music performed by Brooklyn based performer, musician and instrument builder. Nick Demopoulos, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7 pm. Controlled Chaos Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 7 pm Adelines Lab, 3140 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley Ticket: $10 (Doors at 7. Show starts at ...

Saturday, March 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 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, March 3

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, March 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, March 6

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 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, March 7

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, March 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

Monday, March 11

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, March 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

Wednesday, March 13

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, March 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 9/11/18 – ...Monthly

Friday, March 15

20th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap | Berkeley
20th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap | Berkeley
Celebrate your favorite pulses, and swap seeds with others at the popular Annual Seed Exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). In its 20th year, this swap features speakers, a potluck dinner, and hundreds of seeds to share. Seeds from all around the ...
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, March 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, March 16

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, March 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, March 17

2019 Purim Party: Delicious Hamantaschen & Storytelling | Berkeley
Sunday, March 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: $15*
*15 General Admission (Sold Out), $8 Kids 2-13
| JCC East Bay
2019 Purim Party: Delicious Hamantaschen & Storytelling | Berkeley
Join the JCC East Bay for a family-friendly event of magical proportions on Sunday, March 17, 2019. A family-friendly, wonder-filled, storytelling Purim celebration. Feast on hamantaschen and experience this joyous holiday with a twist as a local magician wows the masses with sleight of hand. Child-friendly ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, March 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

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, March 17 – 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, March 19

2019 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Persian Center
2019 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley
Jump over a bonfire for “Chaharshanbeh Souri: Festival of Fire” to shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the brightness of spring, a Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times. 2019 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 6 pm-10 ...

Wednesday, March 20

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, March 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...Monthly

Sunday, March 24

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Bring your family, bring a friend, or treat yourself to an afternoon spent sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Taught by professional theatre artists, the classes offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore ...