Laugh with comedians, drink wine with the novelist Jonathan Lethem, learn about Berkeley’s food history, declutter your closet, watch a documentary about maternal mental health.
This week, look through a virtual telescope, party at a digital nightclub, practice gentle yoga, go to a poetry dive, and listen to a podcast about places in Berkeley.
Happy New Year, Berkeleyside readers! This week we’ve found ways to elevate your mind and body: dance, make music, watch and discuss films, discover the wonderful world of science.
Join an ugly sweater and pants dance party, train your little ones to make healthy food, learn the basics of creating comics with Black Comics Matter — and more!
Watch 2 very different versions of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ take a family-fun workshop about ‘The Hard Nut,’ shop a holiday pottery market or take a COVID-19-friendly photo with Santa.
Shop local art, immerse yourself in 1960s Berkeley, travel back to Israel in the Iron Age, be seduced by ‘radical love and healing’ or fall in love with California, again.
Run off holiday eating with the 2020 Revenge of the Bird Virtual 5K Turkey Trot, shop a Black women-owned business holiday marketplace — plus poetry, art and a variety show.
Listen to an author read his book about fry bread; watch films by Black and queer filmmakers; join a BIOPOC writing workshop; and enjoy Fourth Street’s holiday lights.
A coffee lab hosted by Chef Tu David Phu; a poetry for social justice workshop led by poet Tony Robles; weekly activities for kids from the Bay Area Children’s Theatre. And more!
This week, enjoy a performance project on student life in the time of COVID, a cartooning workshop, a slice of Berkeley history, a hilarious audio play and a viral exhibit.
What does a socially distanced Halloween look like? Check out this week’s list for some haunted options, along with a feminist science film series and a rallying voting initiative.
A Dead Fest; Michael Pollan talks agroecology; Heyday Harvest honors author Greg Sarris; Halloween on Fourth Street; and decoding Chinese opera — who says there’s nothing to do?
Tune in to a talk about the gorgeous new ‘Chinatown Pretty’ book; catch Josh Kornbluth’s latest play and three other ideas to keep you occupied.
Music on Wheels in downtown Berkeley, a Family Sukkot, an outdoor, socially distanced film screening — just some of our suggestions to distract and entertain yourself.
Help a high school scholar go to college; learn to cook pizza, listen to a string quartet play Beethoven, and other events.
Hear Jorma Taccone of the comedy troupe The Lonely Island read his new children’s book; learn how to evacuate during a wildfire; enjoy a car parade along Solano Avenue.