Blake's on Telegraph
2367 Telegraph Avenue • Berkeley, CA 94704
Three levels of music, food, drink, and fun. The nightclub venue is perfect for live music - from old school jazz and blues to comtemporary and modern rock music - as well as DJs. Those that have played here - Cyndi Lauper, John Lee Hooker, Alice in Chains, Hoobastank, and many more. Blake's is also ideal for your private party or fundraiser. more...
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue • Berkeley, CA 94702
This nonprofit organization presents nightly live world and roots music, dance, and movement classes, workshops, programs for children, and benefit shows. The cafe is open during shows and primarily serves organic vegetarian fare, bottled and draft beers, wines, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. more...
Shattuck Down Low Lounge
2284 Shattuck Avenue • Berkeley, CA 94704
This venue features a wide mix of live music and DJs, including Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Salsa, and more, every night of the week! There are two full bars, couches and booths, tables, and a large dance floor. There are also private VIP areas for you to enjoy. more...
2439 Durant Avenue • Berkeley, CA 94704
Simply put, there is no place in Berkeley like Kip's Bar for a great time. Seven nights a week from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m., Kip's is a great place to gather. Their two private party rooms hold as few as 30 and up to 125. Great for birthdays, CD launch, company mixers, etc. Pool table and bring your own band. more...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
1111 Addison Street • Berkeley, CA 94702
This coffee house is an all-ages, non-smoking, alcohol-free performance venue that offers a variety of coffees, teas, sodas, desserts, and light snacks. It is dedicated to promoting public awareness and understanding of traditional music, which represent the great variety of regional, ethnic, and social cultures of peoples throughout the world. more...
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
1942 University Avenue #207 • Berkeley, CA 94704
A full season of exciting masterpiece performances and concerts is offered by this extraordinary symphony orchestra. Since 1978, Kent Nagano has been conductor of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra presents 20th century scores, as well as classical pieces. The 2008/2009 season will be Nagano's last. more...
Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
2640 College Avenue • Berkeley, CA 94704
Visitors can integrate the arts into their everyday experience through quality theatre, dance, and music performances at the Center. The Julia Morgan Theatre is also a beautiful place for you to host a private event, such as a wedding or performance. more...
Jewish Music Festival
Located in the Jewish Community Center
This landmark anniversary festival celebrates over 20 years of presenting the best in Jewish music and cultural experiences for all ages. There are year-round activities for you to become engaged in.
Sponsored By: JCC East Bay
Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street • Berkeley, CA 94704
This 150-seat intimate house is a great place to experience live theatre and the theatre provides a nurturing, intimate environment for an ensemble of theatre artists and artisans to produce both old and new plays which place a high value on words and ideas. more...
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street • Berkeley, CA 94704
This theatre has established itself as one of this country's top-ranking professional resident theatre companies. The season consists of seven productions of the finest classic, contemporary, and new plays. The Berkeley School of Theatre provides many educational programs for all ages, such as classes, workshops, and matinees. more...
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue • Berkeley, CA 94705
A multicultural performing arts center and restaurant in Berkeley that presents local, national, and international music, theater, dance, film, and visual artists. In addition to the public events, this place offers free and fee-based classes in music and dance principally from Latin America, and it houses Café Valparaiso, which offers a Latin American menu and beverages, and provides a "second stage" for more intimate cultural gatherings. more...
Earth Day Celebration
Located in Downtown Berkeley, Civic Center Park
This festival celebrates the Earth and combines cultural performances and speakers on a wide range of environmental issues. Demonstrations of renewable resources, such as electric cars, strawbale structures, and hemp and paper free products are also featured, as well as a farmer's market, a kids ECO-art area, a climbing wall, and over 150 community, craft, business, government, and food booths.
Berkeley World Music Festival
2454 Telegraph Avenue • Berkeley, CA 94704
Telegraph Ave Btwn Bancroft Way & Parker St
Though the "world music" tag still invokes American recording-industry hegemony, this one-day extravaganza promises to be loads of fun. Those with a dance jones should check out the People's Park main stage, where Cajun, Brazilian, and Sufi music are all featured, as well as a headlining set by the popular local Afropop group Sila and the Afrofunk Experience.
Berkeley Kite Festival
11 Spinnaker Way • Berkeley, CA 94710
Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina
Kites aren't just for kids any more. Experience the excitement and artistry of modern kite flying. You'll find something for everyone at the Berkeley Kite Festival. From the Giant Creature Kites as big as houses, to the free Kite Making. You will see the traditional kites of special guests from the Sode-cho Kite-Flying Society of Hamamatsu, Japan and enjoy the giant creature kite show of the Berkeley Kite Wranglers. more...
Berkeley Video and Film Festival
1939 Addison Street • Berkeley, CA 94704
THE BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL was created in 1990 to provide a venue for independent film and videomakers creating works that challenge and confront our notions of "Electronic Cinema." BV&FF programs and screens original works, all which have been juried by a screening committee of professional media makers at mainstream film theaters in Berkeley, California, home of the free speech movement. The festival issues awards in each category and promotes the individual filmmakers by insuring that their works receive media attention, press reviews and screen presence. The rapid growth of THE BERKELEY VIDEO & FILM FESTIVAL in the past decade reflects the increased interest in independent electronic cinematography, locally and globally. BV&FF continues to provide a context for everyone interested in independent media making today. more...
Golden Gate Fields
1100 Eastshore Highway • Berkeley, CA 94710
Enjoy live horseracing from May to January while at this facility that also offers wagering and simulcast races. The facility can also hold all types of events, from intimate dinners, receptions to large scale meetings. more...
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