Berkeley artist Juniper Harrower explores our complicated history with flora in the new ecological art exhibition.
A new coalition of East Bay arts organizations is making joint funding requests of Alameda County and cooperating on a regional “return to the arts” campaign.
Strawberry Creek and the city’s trees are doing OK, but Lake Anza is unswimmable, turtles are getting run over by cars and wild pigs may be moving in.
Beginning July 14, members of the garden will have exclusive access for one week, from noon to 5 p.m., followed by a general reopening to the public on July 22.
Diving into the lives of plants at UC Botanical Garden, grooving with the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, or enjoying photos and ‘photo haigas’ in a café: just three of our weekend activity picks.
Visitors and staff at the UC Botanical Garden share their impressions of Maladora, a corpse flower, which will only stay open a day or two.
The City of Berkeley’s Egg Hunt Extravaganza takes place Saturday at Willard Park. Photo, of another Easter egg hunt: Abraxas3d SPRING EGG HUNT EXTRAVAGANZA The City of Berkeley’s Egg Hunt Extravaganza takes place on Saturday March 26 at Willard Park. The day will be filled with tons of fun activities, and includes a petting zoo, a visit with the […]
Habitot’s Sand Zone at Alcatraz and Adeline: oodles of fun for children. Photo: Sandy Friedland SANDZONE FOR KIDS This weekend is the last chance for your kids to enjoy the one-week popup Sand Zone that Habitot created by transforming a 3,600 square foot parking lot at Adeline and Alcatraz in Berkeley into a giant sandbox to […]
Radio host Ira Glass reprises Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host with dancers Anna Bass and Monica Bill Barnes Saturday and Sunday in Zellerbach Hall. Photo: David Bazemore IRA GLASS If you’re a fan of This American Life (and if you’re not, you should start listening), you know host Ira Glass’s steady, deadpan tone. […]
A big-eared bat. Photo: Wikipedia DEMYSTIFYING BATS In an appropriately timed event, come learn about local bats on Saturday Oct. 31 at the UC Botanical Garden with Director of NorCal Bats, Corky Quirk. Quirk will talk about bats and discuss the harmful myths that surround these potentially cute animals. You’ll also learn the importance of bats in […]
The Corpse Flower in full bloom. Photo: Colleen Neff Trudy, the corpse flower at UC Botanical Gardens, is blooming. The Sumatran plant, officially called Amorphophallus titanum or titan arum, started to open around 8 p.m. Saturday July 25, according to the UC Botanical Garden’s Facebook page. Berkeley photographer Colleen Neff visited the garden Sunday morning […]
Let’s go fly kites by Daniel Parks. Taken at the 2014 Berkeley Kite Festival Let’s go fly kites by Daniel Parks. Taken at the 2014 Berkeley Kite Festival KITE FESTIVAL This family-friendly event will celebrate its 30th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in César Chavez Park. Every year, hundreds of […]