The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

The last free outdoor movie of the summer will be Big Hero 6 at Live Oak Park
The last free outdoor movie of the summer will be Big Hero 6 at Live Oak Park

BIG HERO 6 The last of this summer’s free movies in the park will be on Friday, Aug. 28 at Live Oak Park, starting at 8 p.m. The free movies are shown by Berkeley’s Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department on an inflatable, 20′ x 12′ screen. Moviegoers are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before the movie begins. Bring blankets (although it may stay unseasonably warm tonight), sleeping bags and low-back beach chairs (maximum height: 9 inches off the ground). A flashlight or headlamp will help you walking out of the park at the end of the movie. The outdoor films are alcohol-free events. Friday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m., Live Oak Park, 1301 Shattuck Ave. 

WreathRACE AND EQUITY An afternoon of speakers and community discussion will focus on race, equity and gentrification. The Berkeley NAACP, Healthy Black Families, the local ACLU, East Bay Community Law Center, and the African American/Black Professionals and Community Network are banding together for a three-hour look at “The Politics and Control of Black Bodies” on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the South Berkeley Senior Center. Among the topics to be discussed are the formation of a City of Berkeley race and equity department and an African American holistic resource center. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, Aug. 29, 1-4 p.m., South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St.

New Esterhazy QuartetBEETHOVEN LATE QUARTETS The New Esterházy Quartet will be performing Beethoven’s late quartets in a series of concerts at the Hillside Club. The first in the series was on Wednesday, but chamber music aficionados will flock to concerts on Friday (opuses 135 and 132) and Sunday (opuses 131 and 133). The Bay Area-based quartet is Kati Kyme and Lisa Weiss on violin, Anthony Martin on viola and William Skeen on cello. Friday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 30, 4 p.m., Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St.

Live ArtLIVE ART LEGACY PARTY The Live Art Legacy Party bills itself as “A Creative Evening of Awareness and Solidarity for Black Lives Matter.” Here’s the pitch: “What would happen if people came together in celebration, while various art forms simultaneously are being created live, to raise awareness and inspire activism for some of the most pressing causes in our lives today?” This weekend it will have a mashup of improvisational music, spoken word, song, dance and visual arts. Music is by The Brother Khalil Quintet and spoken word artist Ahlaam Abduljalil will perform. Tickets are $8 in advance (and for students and seniors), $12 on the door. 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.

Earl BrothersEARL BROTHERS “Truth be told, there’s only one Earl in the bunch and none of them are related.” Leave that aside for “the bad boys of outlaw hillbilly” (a bit tautological?), a quartet that is committed to exploring the really bad times. Think you’ll come away depressed? The Freight assures that the Earl Brothers have a different effect: “Their music, like the blues, has that paradoxical effect of taking you so deep into the mire that you come out feeling a little better than you did before.” Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 on the door. 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St.

Don’t miss this other event previously mentioned on Berkeleyside:

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘We Come as Friends’

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