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Out & About Calendar

Compiled by Guy Poole
Friday December 28, 2001

Friday, Dec. 28 

World Rhythms


1 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

Centennial Drive, above UC Berkeley Campus 

Japanese taiko, African marimba and djembe, Middle Eastern dumbek, Afro-Cuban chekere, and conga drums celebrate musical traditions from around the world. $3 - $7. 642-5132, 


Bay Area Women in Black  


noon - 1 p.m. 

Bancroft and Telegraph Ave. 

Part of over 70 vigils worldwide in solidarity with Israeli Women in Black to protest the Israeli occupation. Please wear black, everyone welcome. 486-2744, 


Saturday, Dec. 29


Annual Kwanzaa Celebration  

at the Berkeley Public Library 

2 p.m. 

South Branch 

1901 Russell St. 

Storyteller Marijo and the 4th Day of Kwanzaa. All ages welcome. 981-6260. 


Magic Show 

1 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

Centennial Drive, above UC Berkeley Campus 

Jay Alexander performs his magical mixture of comedy and illusion with special effects that will entertain visitors of all ages. $3 - $7. 642-5132, 


Sunday, Dec. 30


Music and Storytelling 

1 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

Centennial Drive, above UC Berkeley Campus 

Familiar nursery rhymes and fairy tales come to life in musical stories by children’s performer Dennis Hysom. $3 - $7. 642-5132, 


Monday, Dec. 31


New Year’s Eve Party 

1 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

A daytime holiday party for kids featuring lots of hands-on activities. $3 - $7. 642-5132,  



Wednesday, Jan. 2


Puppet Art Theater Company  

with Art Grueneberger 

10:30 a.m. show at Public Library, South Branch 

1901 Russell St. 

3 p.m. show at Public Library, Claremont Branch 

2940 Benvenue Ave. 

The classic fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk” will be performed with a “behind the scenes” after the show. Free. Recommended for children ages 3 and up. 649-3913, 


Peace Walk and Vigil 

7:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley BART Station 

A peace walk and vigil to demonstrate opposition to U.S. bombing of Afghanistan. 


Baby Bounce and Toddler Tales 

7 p.m. 

Public Library, West Branch 

1125 University Ave. 

A participatory program for families with children up to age 3. Stories, songs and fingerplays as entertainment and as a way for parents to learn some new material to share with their young ones. 981-6270. 

Rotary International President Speaks at Berkeley Rotary 


H’s Lordships Restaurant 

199 Seawall Dr. 

Richard King will speak about the importance of Rotary and the impact Rotary has on the community and the world. Everyone welcome. 549-4524.  



Thursday, Jan. 3


California Desert Hikes 

7 p.m. 

Recreational Equipment, Inc. 

1338 San Pablo Ave. 

Steve Tabor will share slides and information on his favorite day hikes in Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego and the Mojave. 527-4140