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Monday, August 20

2018 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2018 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 19 and Monday, August 20. Celebrating it’s 16th Anniversary, the two-day interactive festival will introduce 30,000+ Cal students to brands of all sizes aligned with the Cal ...

Saturday, August 25

2018 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley
2018 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival | Berkeley

The sidewalks along Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 20th Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
2018 Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | …

Sunday, August 26

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, 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 ...

Saturday, September 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 1 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 2

2018 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2018 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.
2018 Brazilian Day Party
Sunday, September 2, 2018 …

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, September 2 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 5

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

Thursday, September 6

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 6 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 9

44th Annual Solano Stroll & Parade | Berkeley & Albany
Sunday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Solano Avenue
44th Annual Solano Stroll & Parade | Berkeley & Albany

Since 1974, Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival.
The mile-long festival features over 500 vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a big parade with …

Outdoor Matinee Block Party: “West Side Story”| Berkeley Art Museum
Sunday, September 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Outdoor Matinee Block Party: "West Side Story"| Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in partnership with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) presents “Dancing in the Streets”, a series of free summer movie matinees on the museum’s massive outdoor LED screen at Addison and Oxford. On the second Sunday ...

Wednesday, September 12

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, September 12 – 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.

Saturday, September 15

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, September 15 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 16

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 16 – 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 ...

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, September 16 – 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 ...

Free Acting Class Day: Fall Sampler | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, September 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day: Fall Sampler | 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 ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, September 16 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 19

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, September 19 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 20

Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley
Thursday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley

Come to the Slamdunk Homerun: Stand-Up Comedy at Sports Basement in Berkeley. There will be free cookies and drinks while supplies last. Hosted by Hayley Benham-Archdeacon, Jeff Dean and Jordan Thewlis. Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand-up Comedy Every third Thursdays | 7 pm to 8 pm ...

Friday, September 21

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, September 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 ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Monday, September 24

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, September 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, 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 ...

Friday, September 28

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 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 ...

Sunday, October 14

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 14 – 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 ...

Outdoor Matinee Block Party: “The Young Girls of Rochefort” | Berkeley Art Museum
Sunday, October 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Outdoor Matinee Block Party: "The Young Girls of Rochefort" | Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in partnership with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) presents “Dancing in the Streets”, a series of free summer movie matinees on the museum’s massive outdoor LED screen at Addison and Oxford. On the second Sunday ...

Thursday, October 18

Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley
Thursday, October 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley

Come to the Slamdunk Homerun: Stand-Up Comedy at Sports Basement in Berkeley. There will be free cookies and drinks while supplies last. Hosted by Hayley Benham-Archdeacon, Jeff Dean and Jordan Thewlis. Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand-up Comedy Every third Thursdays | 7 pm to 8 pm ...