Berkeley Bay Festival at Shorebird Park on April 6th

Berkeley Bay Festival:

Shorebird Park, Berkeley Marina
160 University Ave, Berkeley
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
11:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Enjoy hands-on educational activities and learn about organizations helping to protect the Bay and its wildlife. A variety of live music for all ages will play throughout the day and there will be an assortment of food vendors. Take a sailboat ride or paddle a Dragon Boat. Build with recycled materials in Adventure Playground. All ages are welcome.

New this year will be a Bay wildlife-themed costume parade!


Lunar New Year Festival at Fourth St. in Berkeley Feb 16th

Lunar New Year Festival:

Fourth St.
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
12:00 – 4:00pm | Free

this special day includes: martial arts performances, lion dances by the famous Kei Lun performers from San Francisco, traditional treats from merchants, a shop blessing parade and craft tables for the kids. This event is dedicated to the life and memory of Winnie Yu, co-founder of Teance Fine Teas. She passed away in 2017.


Glimpse of Tibet Painting Workshop at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley Nov 18th

Glimpse of Tibet Painting Workshop:

ACCI Gallery
1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Sunday, November 18th, 2018
12:00 – 5:00pm | $250

This workshop teaches you how to create a Painting of a Buddha according to the principles of ancient Tibetan iconometry.

This is a great opportunity to create your own artwork to decorate your home, according to your preferred colors and the interior design of your space. The painting of a Buddha will be a combination of the Tibetan traditional method and modern free style, resulting in a uniquely beautiful Contemporary Tibetan Art piece that you will create with us.


Berkeley Kite Festival at Cesar Chavez Park July 28th & 29th

Berkeley Kite Festival:

Cesar E. Chavez Park
11 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley
Saturday, July 28th – Sunday, July 29th, 2018
10:00 – 6:00pm |Free

At the Berkeley Kite Festival it seems that a fresh surprise awaits around every corner. In one amphitheater you’ll find multi-line competitions of the Bay Area Sport Kite League. In another you’ll find events and other competitions, such as the candy drops and rokkaku battles. Look to the north and you will see the traditional kites of our special guests from the Sode-cho Kite-Flying Society of Hamamatsu, Japan. In the upper field you’ll enjoy the giant creature kite show of the Berkeley Kite Wranglers and Friends.


Native Funk and Flash with Alexandra Jacopetti Hart at BAMPFA in Berkeley March 19th

Photo by Flickr user punktoad

Native Funk and Flash with Alexandra Jacopetti Hart:

2155 Center St, Berkeley
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
2:00 – 4:00pm | Included with admission

Join artist Alexandra Jacopetti Hart for a talk and clothing customization workshop inspired by her 1974 book Native Funk and Flash: An Emerging Folk Art. Hart will share her original garment artworks and teach simple embroidery techniques. Bring a piece of clothing and add some flair to it with embroidery or fabric markers and paint, or make a patch to project your identity into the world.


Lunar New Year Festival at Fourth St. in Berkeley on Feb 4th

Lunar New Year Festival:

Delaware at Fourth Street, Berkeley
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
12:00pm – 4:00pm | Free

Please join us in celebrating the year of the rooster of the Lunar calendar! This FREE event has charmed it’s fans for 9 years now and we love that each year there are usually more kids than adults! We have so much fun on this day, hope you can make it!

12-3 PM Candy Give-Aways (participating shops will have a red rooster in the window)
12-1PM Martial Arts Demonstrations
1-2PM Lion Dance by the famous performers at Kei Lun
2-3:30PM Store Blessing & Parade


Mary Fahl Playing at Freight & Salvage on Nov 19th in Berkeley

Photo by Michael Sawi

Mary Fahl:

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
8:00pm | $25 ($27 door)

Rachel Efron opens.

If a supreme being who equally represents man and woman truly does exist, that voice of God must sound like Mary Fahl,” says the Huffington Post. “Full, deep, dark, mysterious, but one rich, resilient, resounding and capable enough to handle classical rock, folk, pop and Luciano Pavarotti.”