Berkeleyside hopes all our readers enjoy their July 4th. And we also want to hear from you whether you’re attending the big city festivities at the Marina, joining a neighborhood celebration, doing a backyard barbecue with your family, or perhaps ignoring all the hoopla. Let us know what really makes a Berkeley 4th.
A Berkeley man with a history of arrests kept police at bay with a pit bull dog on University Avenue Monday until two police negotiators talked him into surrendering.
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.
Caught Between, the title of the Thirstbusters’ infectious sophomore album, is certainly apt.
Nurses at Alta Bates Summit Hospital on Ashby Avenue in Berkeley plan to strike today, the fifth walk-out since September 2011. The nurses are protesting concession demands they say “would undermine patient care protections as well as health and living standards for the registered nurses.”
Don’t be fooled by the opening credits or poster art for Nobody Else But You (opening at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas on Friday, July 6th): despite appearances, it’s neither an erotic thriller nor a sexy fabric softener commercial. Despite these misleading first impressions, it’s actually a murder mystery in which Marilyn Monroe’s infamous fling with John F. Kennedy – and the ensuing tragedy — is recreated in a Gallic setting.