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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

LIVE OAK PARK’S 100TH BIRTHDAY North Berkeley’s first nature park, Live Oak Park, celebrates its 100th anniversary Saturday afternoon. The Live Oak Park Centennial Celebration and Ice Cream Social will include an old-time BYO community picnic and traditional games like croquet and three-legged races. Wavy Gravy and the Berkeley High Jazz Combo will be there. And, at 2:30 p.m., the 100 Dog […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

BURIED IN THE BODY If you’re looking to sustain the spookiness after Halloween is over, head to Live Oak Park to catch the Ragged Wing Ensemble’s “Buried in the Body.” The original play and accompanying interactive installation explore the mysterious and otherworldly relationships between people (and spirits) in a park, where “nothing is as it seems […]

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Berkeley’s Himalayan Fair: Still a big draw in its 28th year

By Hannah Long This weekend, Live Oak Park came alive with the Himalayan Fair, a two-day celebration of the art, food, and culture of Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, Burma, and India, among other countries. Berkeley resident and scientist Arlene Blum founded the Fair in 1984 after she spent an inspirational year in the Himalayas: “I trekked across the […]