Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Tuesday November 20, 2007


“Darwin’s Nightmare” A film on the food supply and the global commodities trade at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, at Arch. 

End the Occupation Vigil every Tues. at noon at Oakland Federal Bldg., 1301 Clay St. 

Middle School Book Group at 4 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library, 4th floor, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6223. 

Family Storytime at 7 p.m. at Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. 524-3043.  

Street Level Cycles Community Bike Program Come use our tools as well as receive help with performing repairs free of charge. Youth classes available. Tues., Thurs., and Sat. from 2 to 6 p.m. at at 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. 644-2577.  

Community Sing-a-Long every Tues, at 2 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. 524-9122.  

Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991.  

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. We always welcome new members over 50. 845-6830. 


Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. Everyone is welcome, wear comfortable shoes and a warm hat. Heavy rain cancels. 548-9840. 

After-School Program Homework help, drama and music for children ages 8 to 18, every Wed. from 4 to 7:15 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Cost is $5 per week. 845-6830. 

Stitch ‘n Bitch at 6:30 p.m. at Caffe Trieste, 2500 San Pablo Ave., at Dwight. 548-5198.  


Food Not Bombs Thanksgiving Feast Pot-luck at 6 p.m. at Ashkenaz. 525-5054. 

Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Sponsored by the East Bay Vegans from 2 to 5 p.m. in North Berkeley. RSVP to 213-3250.  


Golden Gate Audobon Society Walk along the Berkeley Waterfront Meet at noon behind Seabreeze Market at the corner of University Ave. and frontage Rd. Heavy rain cancels. 845-5908. 

“Speaking Truth in the Teeth of Power” with Ward Churchill at 7 p.m. at AK Press, 674A 23rd St., between MLK and San Pablo, Oakland. Suggested donation $5. 208-1700. 

Berkeley Women in Black weekly vigil from noon to 1 p.m. at Bancroft and Telegraph. Our focus is human rights in Palestine. 548-6310. 


The Icarus Project Five Year Anniversary Party Community potluck and story-sharing at 6 p.m. at AK Press 674-A 23rd St., Oakland. 208-1700. 

13th Annual Womyn of Color Arts and Crafts Fair featuring artists and craftswomen selling their original, handcrafted works, including paintings, clay sculptures, textiles, jewelry, wearable art, and more Sat. and Sun. from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. 849-2568. 

Berkeley Artisans Open Studios Sat and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 16. 845-2612. 

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden Sat. and Sun. at 2 pm. Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Park. Call to confirm. 841-8732. 

Around the World Tour of Plants at 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. 643-2755. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club provides free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  

Car Wash Benefit for Options Recovery Services of Berkeley, held every Sat. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lutheran Church, 1744 University Ave. 666-9552. 


Solo Sierrans Sunset Walk at the Martinez Regional Shoreline Meet at 3:30 p.m. at the old Amtrak Station near railroad crossing, off Ferry for a leisurely stroll along scenic shoreline and marina, with an optional stop later for dinner. For info call 925-458-0860. 

Berkeley Artisans Open Studios from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 16. 845-2612.  

Tour of the Berkeley City Club, Julia Morgan’s “little castle” at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15 p.m. at 2315 Durant Ave. Free, donations welcome. 883-9710. 

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732.  

Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Peace walk around the lake every Sun. Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Robin Caton on “Developing Inner Balance” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 809-1000 . 

Sew Your Own Open Studio Come learn to use our industrial and domestic machines, or work on your own projects, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park. Cost is $3 per hour. 644-2577.  


“Iraq: Status Report and Options” with Stephen D. Biddle, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations at 4 p.m. in the Lipman Room, 8th flr, Barrows Hall, UC Campus. 642-7747. 

Pools for Berkeley meets to discuss the results of the visioning committee, and November 2008 ballot possibilities to improve Berkeley aquatics at 7 p.m. at City of Berkeley Corporation Yard, Public Meeting Room, 1326 Allston Way. 

“Rising Tides: Helping Coastal Cities Adapt to Sea Level Change” with Kristina Hill, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, at 7 p.m. at 112 Wurster Hall, UC Campus. 642-4942.  

Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at West Pauley Ballroom MLK Student Union, UC Campus. To schedule an appointment go to