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Entertainment & Events in Berkeley, California

Night Life

  • Blake's on Telegraph
    2367 Telegraph Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-848-0886
    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

  • Albatross Pub
    1822 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94706
    510-843-2473
    At Berkeley's oldest pub there are an outstanding selection of beers and premium liquors is offered at this place where you can enjoy the pool tables, dart lanes, live music, fireplace, board games, and art gallery.  more

  • Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
    1317 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    510-525-5054
    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
    510-548-1159
    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

  • ACME Bar and Company
    2115 San Pablo Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94702
    510-644-2226
    Open 7-days a week with an impressive selection of whiskeys (including many rare & hard to find bottles), tequilas, vodkas, gins, unique aperitifs, and digestifs. more

  • Kip's Bar
    2439 Durant Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-848-4340
    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

Concerts & Performances

  • Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
    1942 University Avenue #207
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-841-2800
    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

  • Berkeley Opera Company
    2640 College Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
    510-841-1903
    This magnificent opera company has been providing and introducing fresh, interesting, operas to new audiences for over 25 years. more

  • Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
    2640 College Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-845-8542
    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

Plays & Productions

  • Aurora Theatre Company
    2081 Addison Street
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-843-4822
    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
    510-647-2949
    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
    510-849-2568
    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

  • Actors Ensemble of Berkeley
    1301 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA 94709
    Live Oak Theatre
    510-841-5580
    Presenting performances for Berkeley audiences since 1957. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Annual Berkeley Juggling and Unicycling Fest
    King Middle School 1781 Rose St.
    510-644-6280
    The BJUF is already a bratty 4 year old... but we'll be a teenager before you know it, so enjoy our childhood innocence while it lasts! more

  • Bay Area Book Festival
    1563 Solano Avenue, #635 (Mail)
    Berkeley, CA 94707
    Held in Downtown Berkeley's Art District
    Includes some of the industry's top authors, publishers, and booksellers. more

  • 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 Video and Film Festival
    1939 Addison Street
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    510-843-3699
    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

Sporting Events

  • Golden Gate Fields
    1100 Eastshore Highway
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    510-559-7300
    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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