Edible Schoolyard. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Mortars and pestles in action at last year’s Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale. Photo: Nancy Rubin

EDIBLE SCHOOLYARD PLANT SALE The 13th annual Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale and Celebration opens at 9 a.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. There’s delicious, locally made food, music, student-guided tours of the garden, raffle prizes and, needless to say, plants. Get your spring garden going with tomatoes, vegetables, fruit trees and berries, herbs, perennials, annual flowers and more. There will be gardening advice on hand for beginners and experts. The event takes place Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Martin Luther King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. (near Berryman Street).


MOTHER’S DAY TEA Here’s something different for Mother’s Day. The beautiful, restored (and relocated) Julia Morgan Hall at the UC Botanical Garden provides the venue for a Mother’s Day Tea and Air Plant workshop. Participants will use Tillandsia air plants to create displays to take home. Sconehenge Bakery & Cafe and Market Hall Caterers are donating tasty treats for the day. Details: $55 for members, $65 for non-members (includes admission to the garden), Sunday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Dr.


PATSY CLINE TRIBUTE Margaret Belton and a band of outstanding Bay Area musicians pay tribute to the incomparable Patsy Cline on Saturday night at the Freight & Salvage. Cline immortalized songs like “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” Sweet Dreams,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Belton discovered Cline when she first got a record player, at age 14: “As an awkward adolescent, I felt something just suddenly click.” She formed her first Cline tribute band the Patsychords in 2010, and is now working with Maurice Tani on guitar, David Phillips on Dobro, Mike Anderson on bass, Henry Salvia on keyboards, Roberta Drake on drums, and vocalist Jessica Rose. Details: “Today, Tomorrow & Forever,” 8 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. (between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street).

BCC showcase

MULTIMEDIA SHOWCASE Multimedia students at Berkeley City College are holding a showcase of their projects in video, animation and graphic design on Friday, May 8, from 6-9 p.m. Admission free. There will be two video programs, an intermission with artist Q&A, a guest speaker, a raffle and prizes. Come see the work of these talented students in the center of Berkeley. Details: Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St. (between Shattuck and Milvia). 


HAIRSPRAY Is there a musical more exuberant than Hairspray? It’s the John Waters vision of modern America where plus-size Tracy Turnblad enters the Corny Collins dance contest and becomes a superstar. And the production by Berkeley Playhouse rock and rolls, and rolls some more. Running through May 17. Details: Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Sundays at noon and 5 p.m. Tickets are $23 – $60. Berkeley Playhouse is located at 2640 College Ave. (at Derby Street).

Don’t miss these other events featured on Berkeleyside:

Big Screen Berkeley: “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” 
In Berkeley: The first annual Rafael Manriquez Festival

For more events in and around Berkeley, check out Berkeleyside’s new-look Events Calendar. Submit your own events there — the calendar also offers options for making your event stand out.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...