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

WATKINS FAMILY HOUR Okay, perhaps it’s nuts for Berkeleyside to suggest the Watkins Family Hour’s two concerts at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse this weekend, since it’s sold out. But standing room is available for the hearty. The Watkins Family Hour is a “moveable musical feast” hosted by siblings Sean and Sara Watkins. On Friday […]

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Sundays on Telegraph street festival continues to Sept. 21

Sundays on Telegraph is continuing on Telegraph Avenue through Sept. 21. The street festival, which started last year, closes Telegraph to vehicle traffic on Sundays from July through September, and offers a smörgåsbord of entertainment, including live music, street performers, giant board games, model car racing, jugglers and much more. The photos shown here from previous Sundays offer a […]

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Berkeley’s Sundays on Telegraph photo contest winners announced; fun continues through September

Sundays on Telegraph is going strong on Telegraph Avenue, and Berkeleyside is excited to announced the winners of the event’s first photo contest, which wrapped up in July. Mayor Tom Bates’ office launched the photo contest earlier this summer, in collaboration with Berkeleyside, to award the shooters who captured the best images of the event so […]

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

SHREK THE MUSICAL Shrek the Musical continues at Berkeley Playhouse through Aug. 3, including several performances on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13. This “silly, modern-day fairytale,” described as “a visual adventure” and “highly entertaining” by local reviewers, tells the story of everyone’s favorite ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights […]

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Win prizes with your photos, as Sundays on Telegraph returns to Berkeley for the summer

Berkeleyside, in collaboration with Mayor Tom Bates’ office, is launching a photography contest through July to collect reader images from Sundays on Telegraph, which begins its second season this weekend. The weekly street fair began in 2013 as a way to draw more families and visitors to Telegraph Avenue south of the UC Berkeley campus. As described on the […]

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Telegraph Ave. scrubbed, cleaned in beautification effort

The deployment of neon-clad “ambassadors” to paint over graffiti, power-wash streets, and sweep sidewalks along Telegraph Avenue is the latest in a series of attempts to revitalize a business district which has seen better days. The “Big Splash” effort by Kentucky-based firm Block by Block began March 14, kicking off a year-long, $240,000 ambassador pilot […]

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The It List: 5 things to do in Berkeley this weekend

ART SHOW The Berkeley Art Center will hold its opening reception for its latest show, New Media Combinations. The show features a mix of traditional media and digital technologies that have been “merged to create new frameworks for contemporary artists interested in exploring a realm of infinite combinations.” Participating artists include Kim Anno, Rebeca Bolinger, Lia Cook, Don Farnsworth, […]

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

COLLECTOR ART SHOP ARTIST RECEPTION The Collector Art Shop on College Avenue is hosting an artists’ reception and gallery show Friday night. Work by local artists Lois Cantor, Jana Bouc, Susan Erickson, Darril Tighe, and Christina Song will be on display, and their creators will answer questions and discuss their collections. Light refreshments and live music […]