October 16, 2014
Friday, October 17 | 4:30 - 7:30 pm 
Berkeley City College Auditorium and Atrium | 2050 Center St. | FREE | RSVP Here

You are cordially invited to join Berkeley City College's President, Administrators, Faculty, and Staff in celebrating 40 Years of Transforming Lives! Please join us on Friday for food, art, music, film, tours, guest speakers, entertainment, a silent auction and more in the Berkeley City College Auditorium and Atrium!!

RSVP not required but appreciated - please go to our RSVP site.

Saturday, October 18 | 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 
Civic Center Park | MLK Jr. Way & Center St. | FREE

Nomad Presents - The FREE 1st Annual Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival honoring The Grateful Dead and 49 years of music that has never stopped. In celebration of the bands influence on our community and the world, Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival with the support of our sponsors, friends and volunteers, will bring together the music of the Grateful Dead through 4 amazing tribute bands - The Sweet Blossom String Band featuring David Gans, Roger Sideman, Jeff Hobbs and Jacob Groopman, Reckoning "DeadGrass" down from Chico, Totally Dead from the Bay Area and Wake Of The Dead, also from Chico. Vendors will include Handmade Arts, Clothing, Jewelry, Healing Arts, Antiques, Imports, and Non Profits.

Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival is a FREE family friendly event for all ages. Lagunitas Beer will be served by The Seva Foundation, raising money and fighting blindness worldwide. We will have Creative Crafting and Coloring at our "Not for kids only" Booth, a mixture of food booths and food trucks including S & K Wings, Manna Japanese Comfort Food, Carolyn's Creole Kitchen, J-Shack and India Gourmet.

Friday-Saturday, October 24-25 | all day
Berkeley Repertory Theatre | 2025 Addison St.
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse | 2020 Addison St.

Uncharted is the Bay Area's only ideas festival: two thrilling days of discussion and debate - - as well as delicious food and wine -- featuring Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and other great thinkers, produced by Berkeleyside.

This year's festival includes: the winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, 2013, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer; marriage rights pioneers, the author of Go the F*** to Sleep, the dean of Columbia Journalism School, the Chef/Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and BSide BBQ, and many more!

Think TED. Think Aspen Ideas Festival. Uncharted brings together 40 speakers for days of eye-popping conversations and lively discussions. Uncharted festivalgoers also attend a Friday night cocktail bash at the beautiful University Club, at the top of the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium.

Halloween Events
YMCA's Spooktacular Halloween Extravaganza - bouncy houses, face painting, a pumpkin patch, games, prizes | Friday, October 31 | 3:30 - 6:00 pm | Downtown Berkeley YMCA | Open to the community | $5 per family

FIVE's Prix Fixe Halloween Dinner with Costume contest & prizes | Friday, October 31 | 6:00 - 10:00 pm | FIVE Restaurant | 2086 Allston Way | $34 per person

Jupiter's Ska-o-ween with Franco Nero | Friday, October 31 | 8:00 - 11:00 pm | Jupiter | 2181 Shattuck Ave. | Free Admission

Dia de los Muertos Party @ Botella - Art, Costumes, Wine Makers, DJs, Mexican Tapas and more! | Friday, October 31 | 9:00 pm - 2:00 am | Botella Republic | 2055 Center St.

Theater Openings
Starts Wednesday, October 15 | Obscura | Aurora Theatre Co | 2081 Addison St. | Runs through Sunday, November 2

Previews start Friday, October 17 | Party People | Berkeley Repertory Theatre | 2025 Addison St. | Opening Night on Friday, October 24 | Runs through November 16

Opening Saturday, October 25 | Rebecca  Fisher's MEMPHIS ON MY MIND with Barbeque and Blues in Berkeley | The Marsh Berkeley | 2120 Allston Way | Runs every Saturday &Sunday through November 23

Downtown Berkeley in the News
Berkeley was just featured in last weeks' 36 Hours section in the New York Times's Sunday Travel Section! Downtown Berkeley destinations and restaurants were featured including: Ippuku, Comal, Botella Republic, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  See the full article HERE and the full video HERE

Also, see the coverage of Sunday Streets Berkeley 2014 here:

email: info@downtownberkeley.com web: downtownberkeley.com Tel: 510.549.2230