A documentary about ‘America’s Friendliest Hometown’ and one about a family of hunter-gatherers living next to a major European metropolis. Plus: a dash of black comedy.
Laugh with comedians, drink wine with the novelist Jonathan Lethem, learn about Berkeley’s food history, declutter your closet, watch a documentary about maternal mental health.
This week, look through a virtual telescope, party at a digital nightclub, practice gentle yoga, go to a poetry dive, and listen to a podcast about places in Berkeley.
Please send us 100 words about a place in Berkeley or a favorite memory.
Ten artists have recorded fictional and true stories about a place they love in Berkeley. The public can submit their own pieces.
Someone put a white skeleton mask and some graffiti on the statue of William Byron Rumford on Sacramento Street.
Happy New Year, Berkeleyside readers! This week we’ve found ways to elevate your mind and body: dance, make music, watch and discuss films, discover the wonderful world of science.
Not being able to play music together this year has proved tough, but lockdown has also left BHS’s young musicians more deeply versed in jazz than perhaps any previous class.
The Save Our Stages act makes about $15 billion available to independent music venues, theaters and cultural organizations.
Join an ugly sweater and pants dance party, train your little ones to make healthy food, learn the basics of creating comics with Black Comics Matter — and more!
Watch 2 very different versions of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ take a family-fun workshop about ‘The Hard Nut,’ shop a holiday pottery market or take a COVID-19-friendly photo with Santa.
Shop local art, immerse yourself in 1960s Berkeley, travel back to Israel in the Iron Age, be seduced by ‘radical love and healing’ or fall in love with California, again.