This week, learn about police reform; buy plants from a garden club; read a novel about the 1906 quake; get to know flowers and their pollinator friends; or watch ‘The Waste Land.’
This week, celebrate South and South East Asian cultures; listen to a Bay Area musical showcase; go on a virtual butterfly walk; learn how to save the news; and feel the spirit with the Shotgun Players.
Stand in solidarity with the Asian community; remember the Holocaust; view a mural honoring South Berkeley; join a LGBT+ book club; and join a five-parks scavenger hunt.
This week, hear from the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland; shop edible plants; listen to rad women composers; watch filmmaker Steve McQueen talk about his work; and more.
Here are our suggestions for what to do in the next few days. All involve listening to stories and being inspired to tell yours.
This week, to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’ve curated a series of online events that pay tribute to amazing women.
The Berkeley artist says creating his vibrant, intricate public murals helped him get to know the city. The pandemic has brought new purpose to his work.
This week, support your local library; learn about the ethics of journalism; read Dan Rather’s graphic novel; listen to poetry; and look to the past.
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.