The solo-performer tells a fascinating story about how his beloved stepfather’s Alzheimer diagnosis and the election of Donald Trump changed his life in surprisingly positive ways.
Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five Berkeley mayoral candidates and a slew of contenders for City […]
Julie Partos Clark’s artwork on Webster Street. Photo: Andy Partos QUIRKY ‘SCULPTURE AND METALWORK’ BERKELEY WALK Tom Dalzell, who, if you’re a regular Berkeleyside reader, you may know better as Mr. Quirky Berkeley, is leading a walk on Sunday April 3, starting at 10 a.m. The three-mile tour of the Ashby corridor will focus on its […]
The solar calendar installation at César Chávez Park. Photo: Chris Benton SPRING EQUINOX AT CESAR CHAVEZ PARK Gather this evening at the Chavez Memorial Solar Calendar to celebrate the official arrival of spring. The event, led by Lori Lambertson of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute, will include a discussion about the “reasons for the seasons,” the […]
Protesters made their views known last year about the proposal to sell the downtown Berkeley post office building. Photo: Daniel Parks The United States Postal Service is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss the proposal to relocate the downtown Berkeley Post Office and sell its existing building at 2000 Allston Way. The USPS says the sale is necessary […]
Reviewed by Berkeleyside contributor Sarah Henry… It would be tough to find a funnier guy in Berkeley than Josh Kornbluth. I’ve been a fan of the moon-faced, wide-eyed, hair-challenged monologist, who has perfected the art of the raised eyebrow for maximum comic effect, since his early days at The Marsh in San Francisco. (An aside: […]
Tu David Phu at Saul's. Photo: Stephen Loewinsohn. What’s a nice, young, tattooed Vietnamese boy from West Oakland doing as the top chef in a Jewish deli in North Berkeley? I’m so glad you asked. Tu David Phu wanted to take a break from working the stoves in Bay Area fine dining establishments — his […]