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Friday November 15, 2002

Friday, Nov. 15 

“Imagining A World Without Prison” Opening Night Benefit 

8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Black Box, 1928 Telegraph Ave. 

The Prison Activist Resource Center events features dynamic speakers, music, art, and food. The exhibit, which features writing and artwork from prisoners, former prisoners, and family members of prisoners, runs Nov. 10 to 30  

For more information call 893-4648 or visit 

$5- $25 sliding scale 



Berkeley Free Folk Festival Meting 

4 p.m. 

2180 Milvia Way, 5th Floor, Red Bud Room 

Discuss final site location, date of 2003 festival, and volunteers 




Saturday, Nov. 16 

Latina Leadership Conference 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

UC Berkeley Campus 

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. will provide non-college bound Latinas information about options in higher education and tackle the high drop out rate of Latina girls  



Magic School Bus Video Festival 

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive-above UC Campus, below Grizzly Peak Blvd. 


Puppet Show at the Hall of Health 

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. 

2230 Shattuck Ave, lower level 

Al children adn their parents are invited to see the award-winning puppet troupe, The Kids on the Block 


Suggested donation $2/ children under three free 


The First Ever Integrative Medicine Conference in Berkeley 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

2060 Valley Life Science Building at the UC Berkeley campus 

Interactive day of speakers and workshops exploring alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine as a whole 

For information or reservations see 

Sunday, Nov. 17 

17th Annual Jewish Genealogy Workshop 

12:30 to 4 p.m. 

Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. 

Lectures and specialty sessions included 

Info at 

$5 for non-members 


Simplicity Forum 

7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 



Monday, Nov. 18 

Community Meeting 

6 to 8 p.m. 

Berkeley Alternative High School, 2107 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 

Led by the Superintendent, this discussion aims to serve as a collaboration towards establishing a long-term planning process 

R.S.V.P. to Queen Graham  



Berkeley High School Community Forum 

6 to 8 p.m. 

2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Way 

The purpose of the meeting is to help establish a long-term planning process. 


Women and Welfare Reform: Who Benefits and Who Loses? 

5 to 6:30 p.m. 

Women’s Faculty Club Lounge, UCB 

Lecture featuring Mimi Abramowitz of CUNY’s Hunter College 


Struggles for Racial Justice in Education 

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

Oakland Technical High School Library, 45th and Broadway, Oakland 

The Peace and Justice Caucus of the Oakland Education Association sponsors this event, which addresses race, youth, and education through a variety of community speakers 

654-8613 or 



Tuesday, Nov. 19 

Concensus Unit: State Community College Study 

10:30 a.m. 

Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch 

Community Room 

Shattuck Ave. and Kittredge 

Sponsored by the Berkeley League of Women Voters 

History and Planting of Golden Gate Park 

1 p.m. business meeting, 2 p.m. program 

Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 

The Berkeley Garden Club presents Ernest Ng, volunteer city guide, who will speak about the history and planting of San Francisco’s historic park 



Tuesday Tilden Walkers 

9:30 a.m. 

Meet at Little Farm parking lot, Tilden Regional Park 

Join seniors and other slower walkers and enjoy the beauty of Tilden Park 

Contact Yvette Hoffner at 215-7672 or 


Berkeley Intelligent Conversation 

7 to 9 p.m. 

Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St.  

Join the bimonthly discussion group informally led by fomer UC Berkeley extension lecturer, investment advisor and finncial planner Robert Berend. Open to all. Please bring light snacks or drinks to share. This session’s topic: To be determined by those present 




Wednesday, Nov. 20 

Mental Health Commission 

6:30 p.m. 

2640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Auditorium 



“Deep Healing Sleep” 

6:30 to 7:30 p/m/ 

Pharmaca, 1744 Solano Ave. 

Stress management expert, author, and Oregonian Nancy Hopps leads this integrative session 




Berkeley Gray Panthers General Meeting 

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. at MLK 

Covering the Nuts and Bolts of Senior Health and Safety, with guest speakers 



Thursday, Nov. 21 

Workshop for Homeowners 

6 to 8 p.m. 

Learn how to lower your utility bills and use building materials that are healthier for your family and the environment at a free green building workshop 


Simplicity Forum 

7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 

Kerrie Hein explores spirituality, life purpose, and simplicity in this discussion session. Open to all 

549-3509 or 



“Green Building and Remodeling” 

6 to 8 p.m. 

Building Education Center, 812 Page St. 

Special fall seminar with architect Greg Van Mechelen and the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and Recylcing Board 




Friday, Nov. 15 

Walter “Ogi” Johnson and His Native American Flute 

7:30 p.m. 

Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St. 

Fellowship Cafe & Open Mike is sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists. Poets, singers, musicians, and storytellers are invited to sign up for the open mike.  


$5-$10 donation 


The Slackers w/ Buffalo Soldier, The Phenomenauts,The Locals and Hebro 

7:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. 

New York’s hot ska band, The Slackers, headline an almost non-stop evening of live reggae,ska and rock dance music. 




Classis Jazz with Anna de Leon 

8 p.m. 

Anna’s Jazz Bistro, 1801 University Ave. 



Cynthia Dall 

9:30 p.m. 

The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. 




Saturday, Nov. 16 

An Evening of Choral Music 

7 p.m. 

Pacific School of Religion Chapel, 1798 Scenic Ave. 

A wide variety of choral styles from Bay Area groups including Voci, Opus-Q, Let’s Do It!, and New Spirit Community Church Choir 


$15-$20, sliding scale 

Jeff Tauber and Friends 

8 p.m. 

Anna’s Jazz Bistro, 1801 University Ave. 


Alpha Yaya Diallo 

9 p.m. doors, 9:30 p.m. show 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. 

Rooted in West African Dance Music, Diallo’s lilting style brings in an African medling of Cuban, Cape Verdean, Arabic and North American blues and Jazz. 




Sunday, Nov. 17 

Mingus Amungus 

4:30 p.m. 

Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St. 

This seven-piece band combines be-bop, funk and hip hop jazz. 




A Night at the Casbah 

6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. 

Alexandria & the Near Eastern Dance Company presents an evening of classical belly dance and authentic folk dance from the Near and Middle East 




Ceramics - Opening Reception 

Through Nov. 17 

3 to 5 p.m. 

A New Leaf Gallery, 1286 Gilman St. 




“Shove Off to Birthday Island” 

Through Nov. 30 

Reception Nov. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. 

Tue. through Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Ardency Gallery, 709 Broadway 

A collaborative exhibition of Tonya Solley Thornton and Frank Haines including video and sculptural installations. 



Children of the Gulf War Photo Exhibit 

Through Nov. 30 

Mon. through Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Fri. through Sat.., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Sun., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 

Featuring works of Takashi Morizumi 



“Recent Acquisitions” 

Through Dec. 14 

Thurs. through Sat., 1 to 4 p.m. 

Berkeley Historical Society, Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center St. 




Threads: Five artists who use stitching to convey ideas 

Through Dec. 15, Wed. through Sun., noon to 5 p.m. 

Berkeley Art Center 

Live Oak Park, 1275 Walnut St. 

Information:, 644-6893 



Peaceable Kingdom 

Through Dec. 22, Weekends, Nov. 30 to 22, Weekdays, Dec 16 to 20 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Berkeley Potters Guild, 731 Jones St. 



Through Jan. 12 

Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Drive-above UC Campus, below Grizzly Peak Blvd. 

Daily activities, Larger than Life, 10:30, 11:30, a.m., 12:30 p.m., Elephant Tails storytelling, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m. 

$8 adults. $6 youth, seniors, disabled, $4 children 3-4, Free, children under 3, LHS members, UC Berkeley students 


Alarms and Excursions 

Nov. 15 through Dec. 22 

Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison St. 

Michael Frayn's comedy about  

the irony of modern technology. 

843-4822, for reservations 

$26 to $35.