Children enjoying last year's Edible Schoolyard sale. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Children enjoying last year’s Edible Schoolyard sale. Photo: Nancy Rubin

MORE SALAD The 11th annual Edible Schoolyard sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. It features delicious food, live music, student-led tours, raffe prizes and, as you’d expect, plenty of plants for your garden. Gardening advice for novices to experts is on hand as well. Activities are aimed at both children and adults. Edible Schoolyard, King Middle School, 1781 Rose St.

GAME, SET, MATCH Cal is one of the 16 hosts for the first two rounds of this year’s NCAA women’s tennis team tournament. The first round started today with a morning match between 21st-ranked Auburn and 40th-ranked St. Mary’s. The seventh-ranked Cal Bears have an afternoon match against Stony Brook. Cal is led by fifth-ranked nationally Zsofi Susanyi. The winners from the first round play starting at noon on Saturday, May 11, at Hellman Tennis Stadium, on Frank Schlesinger Way on the western edge of the Cal campus. Tickets (cash only) are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, youths and students.

HIGH FIDELITY The Berkeley Art Museum at noon on Sunday, May 12 honors devotees of rock ‘n’ roll with what it describes as a “good old-fashioned record swap.” There will be live music from Warm Soda, Puce Movement and High Anxiety, and DJ sets by Ian Baldridge and Jesse Luscious. Tables for the swap will be from Maximum Rocknroll magazine, 1234 Go! Records, and a number of rock artists that deal in other media, according to BAM. Tickets are $7.

SINGING THE BLUES Ruthie Foster’s latest album, Let It Burn, received a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album in 2012. She’s giving a solo performance at the Freight and Salvage on Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. (Jordie Lane is opening). The Freight describes her as a “blues powerhouse, but her music really goes beyond the blues to embrace gospel and soul, rock and folk.” The Austin Chronicle declared: “When she sings a capella, the heavens part.” Tickets are $20.50 in advance, @22.50 at the door. 

SOUND OF MUSIC It’s a weekend for youthful orchestras in Berkeley. The Young People’s Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Concert and silent auction is on Saturday, May 11 (the auction starts at 6:30 p.m.; the concert at 8 p.m.), at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. The YPSO is performing the Khachaturian Violin Concerto, Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto and Shostakovich’s grand Fifth Symphony. A slightly older student group, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, is holding two benefit concerts on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at Hertz Concert Hall on camps. It will be performing Bloch’s Schelomo and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on both nights at 8 p.m.

And don’t forget other happenings we have featured previously on Berkeleyside:

Berkeley Art Center showcases sculpture in new show 
Bites: food happenings around the inner East Bay

Big Screen Berkeley: PlayGround Film Festival
Steven Emerson steps out of the studio, and other music gigs
New South Bank Library opening on Saturday

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