The Berkeley Relief Fund will pool $3 million in city funds and funds raised from private and corporate donations to provide emergency grants to local businesses, nonprofits and tenants.
Entertainment for your coronavirus-provoked weekend of social distancing.
Ballet, Afro-Cuban music, local art, a documentary premiere and Cal track & field provide plenty of choice for weekend activities
Korean-jazz fusion, dance, pioneers of women’s politics on stage, jazz and Liszt’s most challenging work, all this weekend.
Kick off 2020 with a surrealist portrait or nature journaling. You could also take in some cute animals, jazz and David Bowie, all this weekend.
Escape the cumulative exhaustion of national and global politics and indulge in some good reads. What books did you enjoy this year?
Plenty of holiday cheer to be had — from Klezmer to Christmas music — or you can just watch the Cal women’s basketball team continue its winning streak.
Afropop, fair housing, Joni Mitchell’s birthday, exquisite corpse for the kids and Berkeleyside’s own Evening Ideas Fests.
Music from singer songwriters, blues guitarist and world fusion, plus the first-ever city Open House and an original play perfectly timed for Hispanic Heritage Month.
It’s clearly festival weekend: annual Pow Wow, Grateful Day, Emergency Prep and, ahem, a running music festival. Plus a rare piano/gamelan concerto.
‘PG&E has completely bungled it,’ said Berkeley Councilwoman Lori Droste. She wasn’t alone in her reaction to the confusing information about the power shutdown.
And now for something complete different… could be a theme for the weekend. Voting rights, bronze pours, 50 years of People’s Park, small presses and contemporary jazz.