BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL Local artists from diverse musical traditions play at the Berkeley World Music Festival this weekend. The festival will be held in People’s Park and across various Telegraph Avenue locales. The mission of the festival is to “cultivate artistic vibrancy and social value of the world music panorama for the benefit of local communities,” according to organizers. See berkeleyworldmusic.org for a schedule of events, which run from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 13. And check out our feature on Thomas Mapfumo, “the lion,” who kicks off the festival on Friday night at Ashkenaz. (more…)
By Eli Wolfe
The renovated North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library will reopen on April 7, and the remodeled Claremont Branch will open shortly thereafter, on May 5, library officials announced Saturday night.
The reopening of the Claremont branch of the Berkeley Public Library has been pushed back two months because of construction delays.
The bids to renovate the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library came in so high that library officials are asking the City Council to reject them all.