BAHA SPRING HOUSE TOUR Maybeck, Morgan, Ratcliff… This Sunday is the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s annual who’s-who tour of Berkeley architecture. The 39th annual Spring Tour follows Rose Walk, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck 100 years ago. Participants will see the storybook houses that were built by the Berkeley architectural greats following the destructive 1923 fire, and will visit the beautiful secret gardens that abound in the neighborhood. Tickets cost $45 or $35 for BAHA members. A tour map, illustrated guidebook, and refreshments are provided on the self-guided walk, which lasts from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 4. Be prepared to climb some stairs.
NIA HOUSE YARD SALE The Nia House Learning Center’s annual multi-family yard sale is Saturday, May 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The proceeds from the sale of furniture, clothing, toys, and household items go to the early childhood Montessori nonprofit’s scholarship fund. This year parents can dig for treasures in peace while the kids enjoy a free bounce house. Each year Nia House — located at 2234 9th Street — provides over $150,000 in scholarships to West Berkeley families.
HIP HOP IN THE PARK It’s no secret that the Bay Area has quite the rap roster, but did you know that People’s Park is home to Northern California’s longest running hip hop show? Hip Hop in the Park is back for its 18th hurrah this Saturday, May 3, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a local line-up, with Oakland’s Souls of Mischief (from Hieroglyphics) headlining and Kev Choice, CMG of Conscious Daughters, Madlines, and Boostive performing. The free, all-ages event is hosted by Students for Hip Hop at Cal. Like any good music festival, Hip Hop in the Park will have food trucks, as well as live graffiti and a kids’ tent.
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