Friday, Jan. 18
Acting and Storytelling
Classes for Seniors
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2501 Harrison St., Oakland
For the morning class, instructor Stuart Kandell teaches Storytelling in the Community and in the afternoon he teaches the Scene Study for Performance. Classes meet weekly and may be joined at any time. 444-4755, www.stagebridge.org
City Commons Club
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Alain Rieu lectures on “France in the European Union”. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is served 11:45 - 12:15. Speaker begins at 12:30. $11 - 12.25 with lunch, $1 otherwise. 848-3533
Still Stronger Women
1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave.
Celebrating Marlene Dietrich's 100th anniversary with a film showing of “The Blue Angel.” Free. 232-1351.
From Rio to Johannesburg: How Far Have We Come
On Global Environmental Goals?
103 Mulford Hall
Dr. Alvaro Umana, Costa Rica’s first Minister of Environment, speaks on the global environment and the progress and goals set at the Rio de Janeiro Conference. Free. 643-4200.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Discussion of U.S. war in Afghanistan
St. Joseph the Worker Church
2125 Jefferson St.
“Free Speech Radio News” (Pacifica reporters on strike) journalists report back first hand from Afghanistan
Berkeley Alliance of Neighborhood Associations (BANA)
9:30 - ll a.m.
Fireside Room, Live Oak Park Center
1301 Shattuck Ave.
A city wide caucus and network benefiting the citizens of Berkeley. 849-46l9.
Vocal Jazz Workshop and
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Albany Adult School
601 San Gabriel St.
Workshops for singers and instrumentalists led by Richard Kalman to explore Jazz in a small jazz combo format. $5-$12 per class. 524-6796, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building and Remodeling
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Building Education Center
812 Page St.
A morning lecture entitled “What You Need to Know Before You Build or Remodel” will be followed by an afternoon lecture entitled “Choosing to Add On: Pros and Cons of Building an Addition”. 525-7610
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Ashley Sharp teaches an all-level yoga class on Saturdays. Please bring a mat. $5-$10. 845-8584, email@example.com.
1 - 4 p.m.
2530 San Pablo Ave.
A class on the basics of aesthetic ornamental tree pruning. $15 non-members, $10 members. 548-2220 x233.
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Hall of Health
2230 Shattuck Ave.
Includes puppets from diverse cultures and with such conditions as cerebral palsy, blindness, and Down syndrome. 549-1564.
5th Annual Pancake
8 a.m. - noon
Frances Albrier Community Center
2800 Park St.
Celebrating the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., benefiting the Teen Clubs in the community. $5, children 10 and under $3. 981-6640, firstname.lastname@example.org. ca.us.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Blvd., Oakland
A celebration of Martin Luther King’s message of nonviolence and reconciliation featuring Rev. James Lawson, Rep. Barbara Lee and Ron Daniels, as well as multi-cultural performances of music and poetry. 654-6966
Oakland Jazz Choir
First Congregational Church of Oakland
Corner of 27th and Harrison St.
A concert, entitled “In the Name of Love”, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. $18. 866-468-3399 to buy tickets.
World Peace Ceremony
5 - 6 p.m.
Tibetan Nyingma Institute
1815 Highland Pl.
Eva Casey presents slides and lectures about the Tibetan World Peace Ceremony at Bodh Gaya, India. 843-6812
2 - 4 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Lumumba sponsored by The African Humanists Alliance. 595-7417.
Buddy Club Presentation
1 - 2 p.m.
Berkeley JCC Auditorium
1414 Walnut St.
Roy Porfido and his cast of animal assistants perform a comedy and magic act. 236-7469, www.thebuddyclub.com
Jewish Learning Seminar
10 a.m. - noon
Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut St.
K’Tanim: A Celebration of Jewish Learning for Families with Young Children, birth to 3 years old. Family activities, songs, stories, crafts, and discussions. $10. To register call: 549-9447 x 104.
– Compiled by Guy Poole