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Calendar of Events & Activities

Friday November 17, 2000

Friday, Nov. 17


Community Dance Party 

7:45 - 9:45 p.m. 

Live Oak Park 

1301 Shattuck (at Berryman) 

Come learn to dance with easy instructions presented by the Berkeley Folk Dancers.  

Teens $2; Adult Non-members $4 

Information: 525-3030  


Chile Cookoff 

11:30 a.m. 

Lower Sproul Plaza 

UC Berkeley 

With four judges including Mayor Shirley Dean, Alice radio DJ Sterling James, UC Berkeley ASCC President Teddy Liaw, and Daily Californian Editor Daniel Hernandez, all proceeds benefit the Dorothy Dayhouse shelter.  

All you can eat chiles: $3  


California Energy  


Luncheon served, 11:15 a.m.  

Speaker, 12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave.  

Severin Borenstein, director at the UC Energy Institute will speak.  

$11 - $12.25 with luncheon 

$1 general for speaker only, Free to students  

Call 848-3533  


Strategies for Affordable  

Housing Development 


Goldman School of Public Policy 

2607 Hearst Ave.  

Carol J. Galante, President and CEO of Bridge Housing Corporation of San Francisco, will present an informal seminar on how new capital strategies can be implemented to increase housing opportunities.  

Call Larry Rosenthal, 643-3507 


Women in Black 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

Bancroft at Telegraph 

Women for peace in the Middle East  


Housing Clinic for Seniors 

3 p.m.  

North Berkeley Senior Center 

1901 Hearst (at MLK Jr. Way) 

A housing clinic with the East Bay Community Law Center. Free  


Saturday, Nov. 18


“Beneath Our Feet” 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Oakland Museum of California 

James Moore Theater  

1000 Oak St. 


This all-day conference involves Native Americans, archeologists, anthropologists, historians, naturalists, photographers, and sound artists, joining together to evoke a sense of the people of the East Bay and the landscape they have inhabited over the past ten thousand years. 

$12 - $27, lunch ($12) optional  

Call 636-1648  


S.F. Stairs and Peaks 

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Begin the day with a visit to the farmer’s market, then meander up the stairways and streets of Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower. Then up Russian Hill, descending to Fisherman’s Wharf for a ride back on the new historic streetcar line. One in a series of free fall outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

Call: 415-255-3233 


Berkeley Free Folk Festival 

11 a.m. - 1 a.m.  


1317 San Pablo Ave. 

Fourteen hours of free concerts, workshops, jam sessions and to top it off a Saturday night dance. The fifth annual Folk Festival will feature Shay & Michael Black, Spectre Double Negative & the Equal Positive, Larry Hanks, Wake the Dead and many others. Sponsored by Charles Schwab and the City of Berkeley.  

More info or to volunteer: 525-5099 


Berkeley Video  

& Film Festival 

2 - 11 p.m. 

2451 Shattuck Ave. 

Screenings of 35 documentaries, features, short features, animation, comedy, commercials, educational and art video and film works. Featuring a number of local filmakers.  

$8 Call 843-3699 


Zuni Fetish Show  

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  

Gathering Tribes  

1573 Solano Ave.  

Fresh from a trip to Zuni, Janet & Diane from Beyond Tradition will have new fetishes and jewelry. This is the last fetish show of the year for Gathering Tribes.  

Call 528-9038 


Gospel on the Hill 

6:30 p.m. 

Sequoyah Community Church 

4592 Keller St.  


A free gospel performance concert featuring Ronny Mills, Inspired Voices, and Modavador G N Companee. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Light dinner and refreshments for a nominal fee. 

Call 569-5060 


Some Sick Puppets  

1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. 

Hall of Health  

2230 Shattuck Ave. (lower level) 

The award-winning educational puppet troupe, Kids on the Block, present a show featuring puppets with various medical conditions and cultural backgrounds. Sponsored by Children’s Hospital Oakland and Alta Bates Medical Center. Free  

Call Lucy, 549-1564 


The Laughing Electric  

Blue Lady 

7:30 - 10:30 p.m. 


1414 Fourth St.  

Described as something beyond dinner and a movie, the folks at Whymsium invite you to share your interests and explore your hobbies. This evening is the festival of Katarina.  

$3 - $20 sliding scale 

Call 595-5541 


Sunday, Nov. 19


Ramadhan – the Spiritual  

Mysteries of Fasting 

3 p.m. 

St. John’s Presbyterian Church 

2727 College Ave. 

Ramadhan, the Muslim month of fasting begins in November this year. This program, the second in a series, is an opportunity to learn about the cultural practices of Islam. The event features live Moroccan Sufi music and a reading by author Hassan Jones-Bey from “Better Than a Thousand Months.” Muslims and non-Muslims are invited. Free.  

Call 925-672-2623 


Gesture & Balance 

6 p.m. 

Tibetan Nyingma Institute 

1815 Highland Pl. 

Bob Byrne, co-director of Dharma publishing, discusses how “Gesture & Balance” can bring the benefits of meditation into your life. Free 

Call 843-6812 


Soprano Deborah Voigt 

Cal Performances  

3 p.m.  

Voigt’s performance is a postponement from her original Oct. 15 date. The program will remain unchanged. 

$28-$48 For tickets call 642-9988 or e-mail 


Pass It On! 

10 a.m. - Noon  

First Congregational Church of Oakland  

27th & Harrison  

Nina Serrano leads this workshop on how to tell stories to children in elementary schools and how to become a senior storyteller in the schools. Sponsored by Stagebridge of Oakland. 

Free to seniors, $5 general  



Mt. Madonna & Wine  

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Hike through evergreen forests and visit the remains of a 19th century estate, then finish the day with a visit to Kruse Winery. One of many free fall outings organized by Greenbelt Alliance.  

(415) 255-3233 for reservations 


“Give Thanks and Get Thanks” 

Berkeley Community Media 

2239 MLK Jr. Way  

This six hour auction, featuring items donated by local businesses, will raise funds for BCM operations and programming projects. BCM is on Channel 25.  

Call 848-2288 


Celtic Concert 

8 p.m. 

Shambhala Booksellers 

2482 Telegraph Ave.  

Fiddler and singer Laurie Chastain, multi-instrumentalist Mark Ungar, and drummer/singer Deidre McCarthy. Free 

Call 848-8443 


“Drawing Marathon”  

Merritt College’s Art Building 

Live models, group poses.  

$12 for half a day, $20 for a full day, senior and student discounts available. No cameras or turpentine. 



Berkeley Video & Film Festival 

2 - 11 p.m. 

2451 Shattuck Ave. 

Screenings of 35 documentaries, features, short features, animation, comedy, commercials, educational and art video and film works. Featuring a number of Berkeley filmakers.  

$8 Call 843-3699 

Monday, Nov. 20


The Music of Israel 

7:30 - 9 p.m.  

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut St.  

Bay Area musician Mark Levy discusses the music of Israel, from the early pioneers of Palestine to the latest rock.  

Tuition for all three classes: $30 general public; $20 JJC members, seniors and students 

Individual classes: $10 general; $8 JJC members, seniors and students  

Call 848-0237 


Rent Stabilization Board 

7 p.m.  

2134 MLK Jr. Way 


Tuesday, Nov. 21


Fibromyalgia Support Group 

Noon - 2 p.m.  

Alta Bates Medical Center, Maffly Auditorium Herrick Campus 

2001 Dwight Way 

Call D.L. Malinousky, 601-0550 


Environmental Solutions! 

7 - 9 p.m. 

Jewish Community Center 

1414 Walnut Ave. (at Rose) 

Informally led by Robert Berend, former UC Extension lecturer, this group aims to have intelligent discussions on a wide range of topics. They stress that there is no religious bent to the discussions and that all viewpoints are welcome. Bring light snacks to share with group. 527-5332  

– compiled by  

Chason Williams