Downtown Berkeley Association is hanging 85 colorful double banners from downtown Berkeley’s lampposts to launch a new branding campaign, “Meet Me Downtown.” The campaign is being led by the DBA with five partners, the new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the new UC Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Freight & Salvage and Visit Berkeley.
Thursday night, Berkeley’s Design Review Committee will get its third look at the 16-story hotel planned downtown at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street.
One of Berkeley’s most treasured outdoor celebrations, the Live Oak Park Fair, is leaving the city after 44 years.
The developer of the proposed 16-story hotel on Center Street and Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley has nixed the idea of having office space in the building, but will instead include a conference center and condominiums, along with hotel rooms.
January offers lots of special menus in Berkeley and Oakland with "Restaurant Week" campaigns planned in both cities.
CLANDESTINE CLUB An all-in-one theater-nightclub-recording studio-writing workshop just opened its doors on University Avenue. It describes itself as “an intimate performance space… offering quality entertainment for adults and children.” The exact location can’t be disclosed since the venue is also musician Ira Marlowe’s private home, but email The Monkey House before an event, and you’ll be granted the address and a secret password. The performance space seats 50, and monkey-themed decor abound.
YOGA TAKEOVER San Francisco company Yoga Tree took over Berkeley’s Yoga Mandala on Telegraph on October 1. It’s the first East Bay outpost for Yoga Tree which offers a range of classes including vinyasa, hatha, pre- and post-natal and restorative yoga. A spokesperson said the studio would be maintaining the Yoga Mandala schedule until the end of October, after which it will introduce more classes, as well as new instructors. Yoga Tree is honoring all existing Yoga Mandala passes. The studio is at 2807 Telegraph Avenue, Tel: 510 486-1989.