Inferno Theatre’s production of ‘The Tempest’ will run through June 11 in the recently renovated park.
Iris Kwok covers the environment for Berkeleyside through a partnership with Report for America. A former music journalist, her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Classical Voice, among other publications. In her spare time, you can find her petting street cats or playing cello. She joined Berkeleyside in June 2022.
Squished newts are drowning at bottom of leaky UC Botanical Garden pond
The garden is trying to raise $150,000 to seal the 80-year-old pond’s cracks, which the newts are getting stuck in, plug sinkholes and resurface the basin.
Around Berkeley: Geologic history talk, Berkeley Symphony concert, old-timey bluegrass
Other events in Berkeley include an ABBA-themed disco and a performance by Grammy-winning Tuareg musicians.
An octopus and a ‘Doof Wagon’ rolled through Berkeley Sunday during annual kart race
The 1.5-block race, which starts on Merced Street, attracted about 100 spectators this year. Prizes were awarded for “best braker” and “safest run.”
Around Berkeley: A Robin Hood musical for kids, a tea tasting and bagpipes and fiddles
Other events include a Kwame Alexander book talk and a retrospective of work from Kala Art Institute’s co-founder.
Live rabid bat found by Berkeley dad wows 4-year-old daughter
“I was just worried about it,” Eliana said of the bat her father found on the stairs of their central Berkeley home. Residents are warned not to touch wild animals.
Bay Area Children’s Theatre closes its curtains after 19 ‘charming’ years
The downtown Berkeley theater, burdened by rising operating costs and the end of pandemic relief funds, has announced its closure “effective immediately.”
Around Berkeley: Himalayan Fair, bike to work, Green Home Tour
Other events include Scottish fiddling at Freight & Salvage and a cooking demo at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market.
Berkeley’s newest murals celebrate Sinbad the Sailor, the undocumented and unafraid — and bagels
Four big public artworks installed this spring highlight the Ohlone people, immigrants, poetry and the Boichik Bagel Factory.
Around Berkeley: Open Studios, a big book sale and ‘hats and high tea’ for Mother’s Day
Other events include a sale of not-quite-perfect ceramics from the Berkeley Potters Guild and a Ukrainian-centric production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Her ancestors fought to live in Berkeley. Now, she’s showcasing Chinese American history here
White neighbors tried to block Aimee Baldwin’s great-grandparents from buying a home on McKinley Avenue. A show she’s co-curating tells their story, and others’.
Workers at Berkeley’s Ecology Center have voted to unionize
Twelve workers at the 54-year-old Ecology Center, which runs Berkeley’s three farmers markets and a store on San Pablo Avenue, have voted to join the IWW.