Mammaries, mass and municipal codes.
Kick off 2020 with a surrealist portrait or nature journaling. You could also take in some cute animals, jazz and David Bowie, all this weekend.
Plenty of holiday cheer to be had — from Klezmer to Christmas music — or you can just watch the Cal women’s basketball team continue its winning streak.
To enjoy: A free concert, free movies, a holiday neighborhood potluck, an Americana music festival and winter delights on the waterfront.
To do: Light a Christmas tree, romp in the snow, peruse handmade prints, paintings and ceramics.
A children’s book series event, a tribute concert to Bette Golden Lamb, a Latinx dance festival, a musical about the godfather of soul and a reminder about a 50-year-old Berkeley institution.
To do: Run in the Berkeley Half Marathon, see one — or two — Cal student theater productions, listen to a “mass-up” of choral music, or explore an exhibit about the African American community in Berkeley.
Afropop, fair housing, Joni Mitchell’s birthday, exquisite corpse for the kids and Berkeleyside’s own Evening Ideas Fests.
The Bay Area premiere of a Sam Shepard play, chocolate and coffee to support a landmarked Berkeley building, cleaning up our open spaces, and more this weekend in Berkeley.
Music from singer songwriters, blues guitarist and world fusion, plus the first-ever city Open House and an original play perfectly timed for Hispanic Heritage Month.
It’s clearly festival weekend: annual Pow Wow, Grateful Day, Emergency Prep and, ahem, a running music festival. Plus a rare piano/gamelan concerto.
And now for something complete different… could be a theme for the weekend. Voting rights, bronze pours, 50 years of People’s Park, small presses and contemporary jazz.