MURAL FESTIVAL AND FUNDRAISER On Saturday Aug. 27, 8 p.m. to 11:55 p.m., La Peña Cultural Center will host the Bay Area Mural Festival (BAMFest 2016) whose purpose is to bring together master muralists and mural groups, and at-risk youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of five or more murals along the Berkeley-Oakland border. The theme of the festival will be focused on migration and displacement in the community. During the week of the festival, artists will give lectures and workshops at La Peña Cultural Center. Saturday night’s event includes music provided by Hip Hop for Change, live art, and food and drink for sale. Tickets are $10-$20. La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Information and tickets.
FREE BYRON RUMFORD FILM SCREENING On Sunday Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., the main Berkeley Library is showing the documentary Fair Legislation: The Byron Rumford Story. The film outlines the life and career of one of the most influential Black Americans in California politics — and it’s timely, as Berkeley recently erected a statue in the city in his honor. Former Berkeley resident, pharmacist and California State Representative, Rumford was a civil-rights icon. Among his other accomplishments he created and passed a bill to eliminate unfair housing practices in California and engineered the passage of the 1959 Fair Employment Practices Act. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker, Doug Harris Sr., 2:30-3:30pm. 3rd floor Community Meeting Room of the downtown Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. Visit BPL online for details.
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