This week, learn about the Ohlone people; hear a string quartet or electronic music; join a Black history song and storytelling performance; discover the early Berkeley food scene.
Watch a documentary about restaurant workers; join a conversation about Black Berkeley; learn about botanical art; and explore California’s wilderness.
This week, join a Lunar New Year celebration, see local Black artists for Black History Month, join a global book festival, date a shark and more.
This week, attend a festival of women authors; learn how to dye naturally; witness a powerful play about Nelson Mandela; watch a pastel art demo; take a dive ‘Into Africa.’
Learn about birds’ nests; listen to works by women composers; discuss what’s fact vs fiction in the disinformation age; view flower art; and watch online performance.
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.
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.
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.
Run off holiday eating with the 2020 Revenge of the Bird Virtual 5K Turkey Trot, shop a Black women-owned business holiday marketplace — plus poetry, art and a variety show.
Listen to an author read his book about fry bread; watch films by Black and queer filmmakers; join a BIOPOC writing workshop; and enjoy Fourth Street’s holiday lights.
A coffee lab hosted by Chef Tu David Phu; a poetry for social justice workshop led by poet Tony Robles; weekly activities for kids from the Bay Area Children’s Theatre. And more!
This week, enjoy a performance project on student life in the time of COVID, a cartooning workshop, a slice of Berkeley history, a hilarious audio play and a viral exhibit.
What does a socially distanced Halloween look like? Check out this week’s list for some haunted options, along with a feminist science film series and a rallying voting initiative.