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People dressed up in Star Wars costumes for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3, 2014. (It was also Star Wars “May the Fourth Be With You” day on Sunday, May 4.) Photo: Ted Friedman

Free Comic Book Day, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Associations’s spring home tour, the first ever California Bookstore Day, Hip Hop in the Park, a Nutty Run, a riot of color at the Hindu Holi Festival, and a Native American style pow wow… never let it be said that there’s nothing to do on a spring weekend in Berkeley.

Enjoy this photographic essay that represents only a fraction of what went on over the weekend in this city we all call home.

Two ninjas take part in Free Comic Book Day at Fantastic Comics in Berkeley on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Photo: Ted Friedman
People were lined up down the block on Shattuck waiting for the opening of Fantastic Comics on Free Comic Book Day. Photo: Ted Friedman
Wonderwoman waits to let the crowds in at Fantastic Comics at 2026 Shattuck Ave. Photo: Ted Friedman
A home on the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s 2014 Spring House Tour on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Photo: Tracey Taylor
BAHA Spring House Tour participants read up on the Miss Frances Ufer House before going inside. Photo: Tracey Taylor
The Howard-Gregory House, designed by John Galen Howard, one of 13 on the BAHA Spring Tour. Photo: Tracey Taylor
Visitors to the Harry Unna House, designed by Walter Ratcliff, Jr., on the BAHA Spring House Tour. Photo: Tracey Taylor
Gene Barone of Moe’s Books on Telegraph Avenue on the first ever California Bookstore Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Photo: Pete Rosos
Marion Abbott , co-owner of Mrs Dalloway’s bookstore in Berkeley on Bookstore Day. Photo: Pete Rosos
Scott Hutchins in the window of Mrs Dalloway’s on California Bookstore Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014. Photo: Pete Rosos
UC Berkeley students who had partaken of some Holi Festival fun in the hills on Saturday, My 3, 2014, shoot some hoops. Photo: Ted Friedman
A “post-Holi Festival” portrait. Photo: Pete Rosos
The UC Berkeley student organized Hip Hop in the Park festival in People’s Park in Berkeley on Saturday, may 3, 2014. Photo: Ted Friedman
Sponsored by CalUPHC and UNICEF at Cal, The Nutty Run is a 5K Fun Run/Walk that took place on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday, May 3, 2014 to raise money for the charity organization Project Peanut Butter (PPB). Photo: Ted Friedman
A Native American style pow-wow on Saturday May 3, 2014 on the UC Berkeley campus. Photo: Ted Friedman

Photos: All catered for on spring weekend in Berkeley (04.21.14)
Rapper Elzhi headlines Berkeley’s 17th Hip Hop in the Park (05.06.13)
UC Berkeley students celebrate the Holi Festival of Colors (04.15.13)

Remember to bookmark Berkeleyside’s event calendar so you don’t miss local events, and post your own community happenings there. And always check out our It list for our pick of weekend activities. 

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...