Scoop Nisker

IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE NEWS, GO OUT AND MAKE SOME OF YOUR OWN  Any long-time KFOG listener will remember Scoop Nisker’s famous line, delivered right after he read the day’s news on the radio show. Nisker, a Buddhist and bestselling author in addition to being a radio personality, is bringing his one-man comedic monologue, Crazy Wisdom Saves The World Again, to Freight & Salvage. The show is on Friday June 15 at 8:00 pm.

Fermented vegetables

ART OF FERMENTATION  Why not spend some time Sunday morning learning how to ferment? Berkeley’s BioFuel Oasis is organizing a “Fermentation 101” workshop at Sticky Art Lab on University Avenue led by licensed acupuncturist Nishanga Bliss. Learn how to preserve the harvest, strengthen your digestion and immunity, and create intriguing flavors in your kitchen by learning the simple art of fermentation. This class is suitable for beginners and those who are already fermenting and includes instruction on fermenting with a culture, including dairy ferments: creme fraiche, yogurt, and cultured butter. Everyone will make a simple condiment to ferment at home. Visit BioFuel Oasis for details.

Gregory Peck at PFA

THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO  The Pacific Film Archive will run this 1952 adaption of an Ernest Hemingway novel on Friday June 15 as part of its film series featuring Gregory Peck, who attended Cal and became one of America’s leading movie stars. (Read this caustic review of play Peck performed when he was a student at Cal. He got better later.)  The PFA will show Roman Holiday on June 16, and To Kill a Mockingbird on June 24. On June 21, Veronique Peck, Peck’s wife, and other family members will discuss the actor’s work after the screening of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. For details, visit Pacific Film Archive.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?  It’s mid-June. Have you planted your garden yet? Is it flourishing? If you need some help, or just want some pointers on what to plant, Helen Popper and Katherine Greenberg will be discussing their new book, “California Native Gardening: A Month-by-Month Guide to Growing California Native Plants.” They will be a Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore on College Avenue on Saturday June 16 at 4 pm. For details, visit Mrs. Dalloway’s.

GEEKY FATHER’S DAY  Geek out on science and engineering this Father’s Day at the Lawrence Hall of Science as part of National GeekDad Day. Inspired by the WIRED GeekDad who is raising geek generation 2.0. Bring the family to make marble machines, experience Tony Hawk Rad Science, and see surfers catch the Ultimate Wave in 3-D. Sunday, June 17, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Lawrence Hall of Science.

To find out about more events in Berkeley and nearby, visit Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar. And submit your own events — it’s free!

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...