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Friday, April 26

Intra•sonant: Interactive Music & Feldenkrais Experience | Berkeley
Friday, April 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Doug Adams Gallery - Center for Arts & Religion
Intra•sonant: Interactive Music & Feldenkrais Experience | Berkeley
Intra•sonant is an interactive experience between audience and performers. Composer Amadeus Regucera and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s flutist and Feldenkrais practitioner Stacey Pelinka will interweave sound, movement, and meditation. Your movements will shape the music, and we will guide you in adding sounds to the composition ...
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 26 – 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, April 27

2019 Indie Bookstore Day: Limited Edition Books & Free Treats | East Bay
Saturday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pegasus Books (Solano)
2019 Indie Bookstore Day: Limited Edition Books & Free Treats | East Bay
Pegasus Books celebrates Indie Bookstore Day with exclusive content on sale created specifically for independent bookstores. In addition there’ll be giveaways, prizes, and fun activities. Limited edition books and art created exclusively for IBD Spin the wheel and win a prize with purchase of a book Win a ...
UC Botanical Garden Free Admission Day & Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Free Admission Day & Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
The annual UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale takes place from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Garden offers a wide selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world, including an extensive selection of California natives. Shop for exotic, unusual, and hard ...

Sunday, April 28

Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley
Sunday, April 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ohlone Park (Berkeley)
Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley
Join celebrate Beltane in the East Bay. Share magical workings, dance the maypole, and turn the Wheel of the Year. Reclaiming honors this date as Beltane, May Day, International Workers Day, and as a day that especially honors immigrant workers. Join  and weave all of these ...
People’s Park 50th Anniversary Music Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 50th Anniversary Music Festival | Berkeley

People’s Park will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with music, speakers, dancing, and drumming from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Come out and enjoy a day in the park, celebrate another ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Crossover” | Berkeley
Sunday, April 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Crossover” | Berkeley
We explore the fascinating intersections of classical, pop and jazz with the Catalyst String Quartet (“invariably energetic and finely burnished” according to The New York Times) and our own rock-star violist, Darcy Rindt. Hear how Mozart invented jazz, along with romantic works by the British ...

Wednesday, May 1

Sunrise May Day Celebration: Maypole & Morris Dancing | Tilden Park
Wednesday, May 1 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Inspiration Point (Berkeley)
Sunrise May Day Celebration: Maypole & Morris Dancing | Tilden Park
Following a tradition that is as old as time itself, May kicks off with a May Day celebration. Join in to dance the sun up at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. Everyone will gather at 5 am and begin dancing around 5:30 am ...
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 1 – 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

Bay Area Dance Week: UpSwing Aerial Dance Class | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| Studio 12
Bay Area Dance Week: UpSwing Aerial Dance Class | Berkeley
UpSwing Aerial Dance Company & students take flight on May 1 in a one hour free studio showing that explores the magic of dancing on the floor and into the air. There will be dancing on the wall, in the air and everywhere in between. Celebrate ...

Thursday, May 2

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 2 – 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, May 2 – 7:30 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 ...

Saturday, May 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 4 – 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

2019 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
2019 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

Come face-to-face with 250+ amazing authors at the Fifth Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival on May 4 & 5, 2019, the most dynamic ever. The Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. ...

2019 Free Comic Book Day: Free Comics, Guests & Discounts | Berkeley
Saturday, May 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early as supplies of the official free comics are limited.
| Escapist Comic Bookstore
2019 Free Comic Book Day: Free Comics, Guests & Discounts | Berkeley
Escapist Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day with free comics, their own in-store comic, lots of discounts and guest appearances. Free Comics printed just for Free Comic Book Day Escapist’s own Free Comic Book Day Comic Store-wide sales on graphic novels, back issues, vintage comics, action figures and more Special ...
2019 Kentucky Derby Day Bash | Golden Gate Fields
Saturday, May 4 – All Day | Cost: $6*
*$6 general admission to Golden Gate Fields
| Golden Gate Fields
2019 Kentucky Derby Day Bash | Golden Gate Fields
Dress up in bowties, seersucker suits, fedoras, big hats, and sundresses and head out to Golden Gate Fields on Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The Park will be filled with parties, festivals, and games as you celebrate the 145th Run for the Roses. ...

Sunday, May 5

2019 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley
2019 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

Come face-to-face with 250+ amazing authors at the Fifth Anniversary Bay Area Book Festival on May 4 & 5, 2019, the most dynamic ever. The Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. ...

20th Annual Dance-a-Rama | Berkeley
Sunday, May 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| Western Sky
20th Annual Dance-a-Rama | Berkeley
Come join 15 of the East Bay’s most exciting choreographers in an afternoon of informal performances, celebrating the 20th annual Dance-a-Rama. A different show every hour at Western Sky Studio in the vibrant Eighth Street Artists’ Center.
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, May 5 – 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, May 8

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

Saturday, May 11

Free Mother’s Day Special Puppet Show | Berkeley
Saturday, May 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are welcome
| Berkeley Covenant Church
Free Mother's Day Special Puppet Show | Berkeley
The famous Ricky Roo and his puppet friends are coming to this stage near you. This Puppet Show is about the most special day of the year, Mother’s Day of course. The story is thought-full and silly at the same time and promises lots of ...

Monday, May 13

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, May 13 – 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, May 15

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 15 – 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, May 17

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, May 17 – 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