February 3, 2015

Saturday, February 14 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
11 Downtown Berkeley Bars & Restaurants

Check-in | 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza | Shattuck at Center St.
Prizes awarded | 5:00 pm | BUILD Pizzeria | 2286 Shattuck Ave.

This Valentine's Day celebrate with friends, bring a date or make one at the Downtown Berkeley CupidCon Valentine's Day Bar Crawl and Photo Scavenger Hunt.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and frolic on this inaugural CupidCon Bar Crawl with a light-hearted themed scavenger hunt - dress in pink, hearts or even a full cupid costume, get on a team and photograph your way to prizes! 

Whether you love or hate this notorious holiday, CupidCon will lift your spirits with the best drink specials Downtown Berkeley has to offer so mix it up this Valentine's Day tall and neat, straight up or with a chaser. There's no cost to join CupidCon!

Enjoy exclusive drink specials at participating Downtown bars and restaurants including:

Thursday, February 12 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
David Brower Center | 2150 Allston Way | FREE, $10 suggested donation

The David Brower Center's first show of 2015 features the work of photographers Lisa K. Blatt and Christina Seely. Their artworks explore the impacts of human civilization through two elements so essential to our existence that we often overlook their importance: light and time. Through beautiful, often spare images, audiences are invited to consider the artificial light of cities and the energy required to produce it, the effects of climate change on natural rhythms, and human society's increasingly delicate balance with the environment.

The launch of the exhibition will include a free public reception in the Hazel Wolf Gallery andDraw of Darkness, a lecture and visual/text-based performance by artist Christina Seely in the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Theater.

Saturday, February 14 | 2:00 pm | Art Exhibit Opening | 3rd Floor Community Room, Berkeley Public Library - Central Branch
Exhibit runs February 9 - April 19 | FREE

Islamic Art Exhibit presents a group art exhibition on the theme Women in Islam at the Central Library from February 9 - April 19, 2015. Meet the artists and learn about their work during an artists' reception on Saturday, February 14 at 2:00 pm. Women in Islam highlights the rights, status and accomplishments of Muslim women through the visual arts. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to explore the scope of Islamic Art and celebrate the rich tapestry of countries, cultures and artistic traditions of the Muslim diaspora.


Islamic Art Exhibit (IAE) is a local non-profit arts organization that promotes Islamic Arts and provides a platform for the creative individuals of the Muslim community living in the Bay Area. IAE seeks to build bridges between diverse communities through the visual arts.

Music Events

Every Wednesday | The Marsh Cabaret & Happy Hour: Randy Craig & Robbie MacGregor & Friends | 6:00 - 10:00 pm | The Marsh Cabaret | 2120 Allston Way | FREE

Friday, February 6 | Phil's Slider's Karaoke | 8:00 - 11:00 pm | Phil's Sliders | 2024 Shattuck Ave. | FREE

Saturday, February 7 | Wildcat Canyon - Songwriters in the Round | 8:00 pm | Subterranean Arthouse | 2079 Bancroft Way | $10-15 sliding scale

Thursday, February 12 | Celtic Fiddle Festival | 8:00 pm | Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse | 2020 Addison St. | $21 advance / $23 door

Saturday, February 14 | Black History Month Celebration: Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir | 8:00 pm | California Jazz Conservatory | 2087 Addison St. | $15

Wednesday, February 4 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm 
PIQ Bakery | 91 Shattuck Square, Mezzanine | FREE

The City of Berkeley is completing a Shattuck Avenue Historic Resource Survey between University Ave. and Durant Ave. For more information please attend the following meeting: 

Wednesday, February 4, 5:30 p.m at PiQ Bakery to:

  • Meet the historical resource consultants
  • Learn about the survey process, including significance and defining feature determinations
  • Learn about potential outcomes, including identification of an historic district
For more information, please consult the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) web page.

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