February 19, 2015
Sunday, February 22 | 4:00 pm 
Hotel Shattuck Plaza | 2086 Allston Way | $100 per person

You are cordially invited to join us on the red carpet at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in downtown Berkeley to watch the Academy Awards live telecast. Stephane Tonnelier, executive chef of FIVE restaurant is preparing the delectable cuisine with specialty chosen wine. Doors open at 4 pm for the Red Carpet telecast, ceremony begins at 5 pm. Arrive in black tie, blue jeans, or ball gowns.


A Night in Berkeleywood is a collaborative effort, organized by The Berkeley FILM Foundation, The Hotel Shattuck Plaza, and the Berkeleywood organizing committee. Proceeds benefit Berkeley FILM Foundation

Thursday, February 26 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm 
WeWork Berkeley | 2120 University Ave. | RSVP Required

WeWork Berkeley is open, and we are ready to celebrate!


Join our new neighbor WeWork Berkeley as it celebrates its second month of business! Network with local startups, city representatives and visitors from the Bay Area and beyond, enjoy custom drinks and delicious nibbles by Berkeley's own Blackberry Soul, and tour the amazing new collaborative workspace. 


Please RSVP here. For any questions please email berkeley@wework.com.

Saturday, February 28 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm 
Schwimley Little Theater | 1936 Allston Way | FREE

The Black History Celebration program theme is Kiamsha: The Awakening. The event headliner is Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir, a Grammy nominated, percussion driven, vocal ensemble whose mission is to preserve and share the rich musical traditions of African American roots music. San Francisco Conservatory of Music-trained Othello Jefferson will perform, as well as Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, and the BHS African Dance Group. Other performances include a short play Code Black: A Silverstone Bay Story about a town under siege by evil forces hell bent on taking over by any means necessary. Sister's Keeper and James Daley round out the performers.


The Black Inventions Display will present over twenty inventions, and use photos, props, video, and essays to teach children about the contributions of Black American inventors. Craft booths and food will also be available at the event.

New Business Openings
Burritos Inc. | 2116 Shattuck Ave. | Open 11:00 am - 9:00 pm | 510 529-4888
"With a simple, tasty menu of Latin inspired flavors, we thrive on delivering outstanding service and delicious food in a hip environment -Your Way Everyday"

CorePower Yoga | 2295 Shattuck Ave | Opening Friday, March 13 | www.corepoweryoga.com
"CorePower Yoga strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to everyone through a variety of yoga styles for beginners and more advanced yoga students, and class times to meet any schedule. We believe in the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga."

Pure Barre | 2055 Center St. Suite C | Opening Saturday, February 12 | 510 647-8607 http://www.purebarre.com/CA-berkeley
"Utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music, Pure Barre is a total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs, abs, and arms, and burns fat in record- breaking time."

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