50th Anniversary Summer of Love Festival:
Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
12:00 – 5:00pm | Free
On April 29th from 12-5pm Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue will celebrate the
50th anniversary of an event that changed the country.
Four blocks will be closed to cars and open to art, music, civic engagement
–and a far-out ’60s vibe.
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.
Into the Beautiful North:
Central Works Theater
2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley
Saturday, October 15th – Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Written by Karen Zacarías (an inaugural playwright-in-residence at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage), and based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea, Into the Beautiful North is inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven (which was itself inspired by The Seven Samurai).
Photo by Flickr user wickenden
Shakedown Street Festival:
Martin Luther King Civic Center Park
2151 M.L.K. Jr Way, Berkeley
Saturday, September 17th – Sunday, September 18th, 2016
1:00pm – 9:00pm | Free
The Third Annual Shakedown Street Festival is a free 2-Day Music Concert in Martin Luther King, Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley, celebrating the music of The Grateful Dead and the sub-culture that surrounds the band and the touring. 2016’s Festival will be on September 17th and 18th, with live Music from 1pm – 9pm on both days plus Vendors selling finely crafted art and apparel, several types of food and non-alcoholic beverages and cold beer. Entry is free, all ages are welcome, no outside alcoholic beverages allowed, persons over age 21 will be given special wristbands upon purchase of drink ticket.
Beers will be $5.00 Each for a 16 oz cup and proceeds benefit the Seva Foundation. Festival Volunteers will be serving Lagunitas Brewery on Tap at The Wheel House, located just across from the stage. See Map of Festival.
French Movie Night: Julia and Julia:
Le Petit Cochon Cafe
1801 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Saturday, August 20th, 2016
We’re celebrating Julia Child’s birthday week!!
Join us for a screening of Julie & Julia, August 20 at 7pm! Free popcorn, special menu, and $4 wine/beer!