Apr 14, 2015
Saturday, April 18 | 12:00 - 6:00 pm 
David Brower Center | 2150 Allston Way | free, $10 suggested donation | RSVP

Join the David Brower Center for its first-ever Earth Day celebration, a fun-filled afternoon of community learning opportunities, family art activities, hands-on workshops, live music, and delicious organic food--all focused on protecting and honoring the planet we call home.

Activities include:
  • Climate Change Solutions speaker panels
  • Creative reuse and garden tool fix-it workshops
  • Bike tuning with Waterside Workshops
  • artmaking projects
  • Short films
  • Streets Alive!'s Strawberry Creek participatory chalk project and Earth Day flag-making activity
  • A special children's storytelling session inside the Nylon Zoo's blue salmon tent

Country Joe McDonald and Bob Reid, Hali Hammer, Vic Sadot, Rob Reich, Ila Cantor, and Gayle Lynn and her Hired Hands will share their musical talents, and soulful local dishes will be offered by Red Door Catering, Swanky Catering, and Aurora Catering.

Valet bike parking will be available courtesy of Bike East Bay.

Sunday, April 19 | 2:00 - 4:30 pm 
Yellowjacket Stadium, Berkeley High School | 1980 Allston Way | General Admission: $15; Family pack: $45

Come help the Dogfish break in their new home, Yellowjacket Stadium when the Vancouver Nighthawks come to town!

Kick off the 2015 MLU season with this matchup between the only two franchises to represent the Western Conference in the MLU Championship. Vancouver brings a tough team, with 2014 Western MVP Brendan Wong and defensive powerhouse Morgan Hibbert, but the Dogfish's rejunviated roster is ready to send the Nighthawks flying home disappointed. Come cheer the Dogfish on to victory and set the precedent for the season! After the frisbees fly, head to official pub partner BurgerMeister in Downtown Berkeley to meet players and fellow fans.

Opening Friday, April 17
Thrust Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre | 2025 Addison St.
Playing April 10-May 24

MacArthur "Genius" Award-winning Tarell Alvin McCraney pens a poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday-bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by the preeminent Tina Landau in her Berkeley Rep debut, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its acclaimed world premiere in Chicago.

Previews start Friday, April 17
Opening Night Thursday, April 23
Aurora Theatre Company | 2081 Addison St.

Lanford Wilson's The Talley Trilogy continues on Aurora's mainstage with Fifth of July. It's 1977 and Ken Talley has retreated to his family's Missouri homestead confused about his future after losing his legs in the Vietnam War. As he contemplates selling his childhood home, family members and friends from his radical UC Berkeley days gather around him, helping Ken decide the fate of the Talley legacy as well as his own. A heartwarming yet hilarious portrait of the Woodstock generation at the precise moment they realize the fireworks ended yesterday.

Literary & Lecture Events
Wednesday, April 15 | The Birds & the Bees - Lyrics & Dirges in April | 7:30 pm | Pegasus Books Downtown | 2349 Shattuck Ave. | FREE, refreshments served

Friday, April 17 | Lip Service West - Beast Crawl 20157:30 pm | Pegasus Books Downtown | 2349 Shattuck Ave. | FREE

Saturday, April 18 | Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay Discussion by Author Gary Beaudoin | 11:00 am | 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room, Berkeley Public Library - Central Branch | 2090 Kittredge St. | FREE

Sunday, April 19 | Berkeley Historical Society's Exhibit Opening of Berkeley goes to the Fair & Annual Meeting | 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Berkeley Historical Society | 1931 Center St. | FREE, donations welcome

Live Music Events
Wednesday, April 15 | BHS Jazz Ensemble | 8:00 pm | Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse | 2020 Addison St. | $19 advance / $21 door

Friday, April 17 | Denise Perrier | 8:00 pm | California Jazz Conservatory | 2087 Addison St. | $20

Saturday, April 18 | Poetry & Jazz - A mash-up concert | 2:00 pm | 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room, Berkeley Public Library - Central | 2090 Kittredge St. | FREE

Saturday, April 18 | Danilo | 6:30- 9:30pm | Sliver Pizzeria | 2132 Center St. | FREE

Saturday, April 18 | Dan Wilensky Trio | 8:00 pm | Jupiter | 2181 Shattuck Ave. | FREE

Tuesday, April 21 | Bobby G's Open Mic | 8:00 pm | Bobby G's Pizzeria | 2072 University Ave. | FREE

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