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Monday, August 26

2019 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2019 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley

The largest college lifestyle event in the nation will be held on the UC Berkeley campus, Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26. Celebrating its 17th anniversary, the two-day interactive festival will introduce 30,000+ Cal students to brands of all sizes aligned with the Cal ...

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, August 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

August 26 Conversation: Seeing with Seismology: Earth’s core is on the move with Daniel Frost The Growth of Galaxy Clusters and Fundamental Physics with Nicholas Huang Monthly

Friday, August 30

2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off Party | Berkeley
Friday, August 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off Party | Berkeley
Downtown Berkeley Association is excited to co-host the 2019 CAL Football Season Kick Off party in the Downtown Plaza with Cal Athletics on August 30th 5 pm-7 pm. The evening will be filled with give-a-ways, fun photo ops, the Cal Marching Band, The Cal Dance Team, ...
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church

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, September 1

2019 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2019 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. 2019 Brazilian Day Party Sunday, September 1, 2019 ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, September 1 – 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

Monday, September 2

Wonder Women of UC Berkeley Walking Tour | East Bay
Monday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated
| Kroeber Hall (UC Berkeley)
Wonder Women of UC Berkeley Walking Tour | East Bay
One in a series of tours to share the stories of Lady artists, pioneers, revolutionaries, and generally impressive dames who have influenced the Bay Area. This edition walks through the University of California Berkeley campus and talks about women who shaped the school and beyond. The ...
2019 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Monday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a suggested $10 donation will help pay for expenses and a portion goes to charity.
| Telegraph Ave & Prince St
2019 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Come shake it at the 11th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley Labor Day Monday salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars band, plus DJ José A. Ruíz. 2019 Blake Street Salsa Block Party Monday, September 2, 2019 | 2-6 ...

Wednesday, September 4

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, September 4 – 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, September 5

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 5 – 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, September 5 – 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, September 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 7 – 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

Monday, September 9

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, September 9 – 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, September 11

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, September 11 – 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, September 13

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Friday, September 13 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 15

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 15 – 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, September 15 – 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, September 15 – 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

Friday, September 20

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, September 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center

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, September 21

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, September 21 – 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 Music Concert in the Park: Hip Hop Showcase | Berkeley
Saturday, September 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grove Park
Free Music Concert in the Park: Hip Hop Showcase | Berkeley
This event is dedicated to the teens and will showcase up and coming artists with a hip hop dance battle, and rap performances by Nef the pharaoh, LOE gino & C5, spoken word by Flax from Youth Speaks, a graffiti art contest, and much more. The Free Music Concert in ...

Monday, September 23

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, September 23 – 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

Friday, September 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church

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

Wednesday, October 2

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, October 2 – 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