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Out & About Calendar

Compiled by Guy Poole
Saturday December 01, 2001

Saturday, Dec. 1


Changing Berkeley High 

noon - 3 p.m. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park 

Community Action to demonstrate community support for transforming Berkeley High School into new, autonomous, small schools. We are hoping to have enough people that we will be able to hold hands around the entire Berkeley High School campus and “hug” our school. 527-7779, 


Waterfront Walk 

10 a.m. 

Sea Breeze Market 

University Ave. & Frontage Rd. 

Berkeley Path Wanderers’ Association leads a walk in the new Eastshore State Park. 848-9358, 


Day Without Art 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Berkeley Art Museum 

Pacific Film Archive 

2625 Durant Ave. 

In remembrance of people who have died from AIDS, the Museum will drape in black a prominent work from its collection. $6. 642-0808, 


Women’s Night at the Movies 

7:30 - 10 p.m.  

2712 Telegraph Ave. 

“Out of Season”, a drama about a lesbian who is caring for a dying uncle and finds romance with the owner of a local diner. Open to all women. Food and drinks provided. $5-$10. 548-8283 X231, 


Berkeley Community Chorus  

and Orchestra Concert 

8 p.m. 

St. Joseph the Worker Church 

1640 Addison 

Franz Schubert, Mass in A-flat major, with solo voices; Handel, Messiah Hallelujah Chorus. Free. 964-0665. 


Small Press Distribution  

Open House 

noon - 4 p.m. 

SPD Warehouse 

1341 7th St. 

Join hundreds of book lovers at the country’s only exclusively literary book distributor, shop for discounted books, and eat free food and drink. Readings begin at 2 p.m., Beat Poet Joanne Kyger featured guest. Free. 524-1668 x305, 


UC Botanical Garden Holiday  

Plant Sale:  

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

UC Botanical Garden 

200 Centennial Dr., Strawberry Canyon 

Choose from orchids, tillandsias, cacti, ferns, bromeliads, and carnivorous plants as well as unique gifts and books. 643-2755. 


Montessori Campus Design  

Competition Exhibit  

1 - 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Montessori School 

1581 LeRoy Ave. 

BMS is designing a new Elementary and Middle School campus, see the designs and give your feedback for jury consideration in selecting the winner. 843-9374, 


Mural Dedication Celebration 

3 - 5 p.m. 

The Crucible 

1036 Ashby Ave. 



Dunsmuir Historic Estate Holiday Season 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland 

Volunteers have transformed the 50-acre estate and the 1899 mansion into a holiday event. 925-275-9595, 


“Peace on Earth” 

8 p.m. 

First Presbyterian Church 

27th and Broadway, Oakland 

Maestro Morales presents the 120 voice Cantare Chorale with organ and full orchestra. $22. 655-5117, 


The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir 16th Annual Christmas Concert 

7:30 p.m. 

Paramount Theatre 

2025 Broadway, Oakland 

Under the direction of Terrance Kelly. $20. 839-4361, 


Central Library's Wild About Books 

10:30 a.m. 

Temporary Central Library  

2121 Allston Way 

The Berkeley Public Library presents Muriel Johnson of Abiyomi Storytelling in a family program, introducing children ages 3-7 and their families to the world of language and the discovery of good books. 649-3943, 


Giant Garage Sale 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Albany YMCA 

921 Kains Ave. 

The Albany YMCA is holding its 10th Annual Giant Garage Sale. All proceeds from the event will be used to provide financial assistance for families, youth and seniors so they can participate in YMCA programs. Accepting donations - unwanted household items - at the Albany YMCA. 549-4524 

Santa's Solstice Bazaar 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Metaversal Lightcraft 

1708 University Ave. 

Come shop while kids visit with Santa for free. Fine arts, crafts, 

clothing and gift booths in a magical and colorful scene. 644-2032, 


Workshop for Shopping in  

Health Food Stores 

1 - 3 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. 

An informative workshop to help participants gain a practical understanding of the products in today’s health food stores. $15 non-members, $10 members548-2220 x233 


Sunday, Dec. 2


KPFA Radio: Its Past and its  

Uncertain Future 

7 p.m. 

International House Auditorium 

Bancroft at Piedmont Ave. 

A showing of the award-winning documentary, “KPFA On The Air,” narrated by Alice Walker, followed by a panel discussion about current threats to KPFA's free speech tradition. $10-20, no one turned away for lack of funds.  


Buddy Club Children Show 

1 - 2 p.m. 

The Berkeley JCC Theater 

1414 Walnut St. 

EarthCapades, a juggling tandem, that tosses pins, knives, bowling balls, and rubber chickens will join with, Colibri, a musical duo performing music from the Americas $7, 236-SHOW, 


Macrobiotics: The Way to  

Personal Health and Peace 


The Fellowship of Humanity 

411 28th Street, Oakland 

Robert Mattson, publisher of the International Macrobiotic Directory, 

presents a Macrobiotic health program whose main component is common sense. 451-5818, 


Advent Graces 

4 p.m. 

St. Augustine Church 

400 Alcatraz 

Janet Sullivan Whitaker and friends share an afternoon of her inspiring music, scripture and prayer. 653-8631 


Berkeley Community Chorus  

and Orchestra Concert 

4 p.m. 

St. Joseph the Worker Church 

1640 Addison 

Franz Schubert, Mass in A-flat major, with solo voices; Handel, Messiah Hallelujah Chorus. Free. 964-0665.  


Kick-Off Event for the 2002  


noon - lunch, 1 p.m. - program 

La Peña Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Ave. 

The People's Electoral Project (PEP) invites you to the Kick-Off Event for the 2002 Elections: Wilson Riles, Jr. candidate for mayor of Oakland; Peter Camejo, candidate for governor of California; also The Labor Heritage Rockin' Solidarity Chorus. $15 - $25. 415-789-8497, 


Interfaith Forum on Racism 

10:30 a.m. 

Berkeley Buddhist Temple 

2121 Channing 

Panelists will include Ameena Jandali of the Islamic Networks Group, Chiori Santiago - social activist, Lewis Woods of the Berkeley Zen Center. Free. 841-1356 


Compiled by Guy Poole