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Friday, June 21

Fête de La Musique 2019: International Music Festival | Berkeley
Friday, June 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Maîson Bleue
Fête de La Musique 2019: International Music Festival | Berkeley
La Fête de la Musique is internationaly celebrated with live music, first organized in France in 1982. A highlight of amateur practice and musical diversity (bluesy rock, flavored Latin music, pop.) All are welcome to enjoy free music at a lovely venue inside and on the ...
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, June 21 – 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, June 22

Awesöme Orchestra: Grammy-Nominated Video Games Tunes & Brahms | Berkeley
Saturday, June 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Awesöme Orchestra: Grammy-Nominated Video Games Tunes & Brahms | Berkeley
Join in for Session 67 at Sports Basement in Berkeley on Saturday, June 22 for a fun mix of pieces by Libby Larsen, Johannes Brahms, and Austin Wintory. Come grab a comfy couch, a glass of wine, and spend the afternoon with us. To start the ...
2019 Summer Solstice Celebration | Berkeley
Saturday, June 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Live Oak Park
2019 Summer Solstice Celebration | Berkeley
Join  the weekend prior to Summer Solstice for a community ritual, picnic, and BBQ. The ritual will be at Live Oak Park in North Berkeley, where they have reserved a BBQ area. 2019 Summer Solstice Celebration Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 4 pm to 7 pm Live Oak Berkeley, ...
Win Tix: Rebelution: Good Vibes Summer Tour | The Greek Theatre
Saturday, June 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Greek Theatre
Fourteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band, and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Ever expanding and reaching wider audiences, the Rebelution phenomenon continues to spread good vibes on tour, and in the studio. > Get Tickets – $45 Rebelution will bring the Good Vibes ...
La Peña 44th Anniversary Party: Fiesta Internacional w/ DJ José Ruíz | Berkeley
Saturday, June 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $4.44*
*Door Cover: $4.44 in advance online / $8 at the door ($9 with credit card)
| La Peña Cultural Center
La Peña 44th Anniversary Party: Fiesta Internacional w/ DJ José Ruíz | Berkeley

Get ready to dance to a variety of rhythms from Latin America and around the globe in celebration of La Peña’s 44th Anniversary. La Peña Cultural Center celebrates 44 years of art and activism in the Bay and beyond throughout the month of June with ...

Sunday, June 23

Summer Solstice Drum Circle | SF
Sunday, June 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sacred Stream Center
Summer Solstice Drum Circle | SF
Come join the longest running drum circle in the Bay Area and set your intention for the season. This special circle is open to everyone, no experience necessary. Free. Donations are appreciated.  The format for the circle includes calling power, drum circle meditation (or journey), healing circle and ...

Monday, June 24

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, June 24 – 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

Thursday, June 27

Berkeley’s Pride on the Plaza | East Bay
Thursday, June 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley
Berkeley's Pride on the Plaza | East Bay
Witness the Berkeley Pride Drag Show on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Featuring: Chico Suave Kel Dae Sergeant Die Wies Holden & Tanya Randy Puck Vera

Friday, June 28

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, June 28 – 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

Arm Candy: Food As Jewelry & Body Adornment Exhibition | Berkeley
Friday, June 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ACCI Gallery
Arm Candy: Food As Jewelry & Body Adornment Exhibition | Berkeley
Food has been used as a physical medium for the creation of art throughout history; from the use of egg as a binder in tempera paint to Ed Ruscha’s Chocolate Room, first presented at the Venice Biennale in the 1970s. In the world of fine jewelry, ...

Saturday, June 29

How-To Festival: Basic Skill-Sharing & Presentations | Berkeley
Saturday, June 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (South Branch)
How-To Festival: Basic Skill-Sharing & Presentations | Berkeley
Join us for an afternoon of community-based skill sharing featuring presentations on Plant Propogation from Gold Finch Designs, Home Coffee Roasting (using a popcorn popper) from Sweet Maria’s, Fermenting Veggies from Preserved and waterwise gardening from the East Bay Municipal Utility District! Staff from the ...

Wednesday, July 3

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 3 – 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, July 4

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, July 4 – 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

Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2019
Thursday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2019
The Berkeley Marina plays host to one of the best July 4th celebrations around featuring adventure playground open until 8 pm, where children can use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at the ...

Friday, July 5

FoodieLand Summer Night Market | July 5-7
Friday, July 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Summer Night Market | July 5-7

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

Saturday, July 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 6 – 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

FoodieLand Summer Night Market | Berkeley
Saturday, July 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Summer Night Market | Berkeley

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

Sunday, July 7

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, July 7 – 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

FoodieLand Summer Night Market | Berkeley
Sunday, July 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Summer Night Market | Berkeley

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

Monday, July 8

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, July 8 – 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, July 10

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 10 – 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

Thursday, July 11

Outdoor Movie Block Party: “A Hard Day’s Night” | Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, July 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Outdoor Movie Block Party: "A Hard Day's Night" | Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in partnership with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) presents “It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll”, a series of free summer movie matinees on the museum’s massive outdoor LED screen at Addison street. On the second Thursday ...

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, July 11 – 8:00 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 ...