What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – Feb. 24-26

Our shortest month winds down in Berkeley with some great celebrations including a look at Hippie culture and the Fourth Annual Black History Month Celebration. Get out and explore our great city and all its multicultural offerings.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: Heart and Soul

Noon – 5:00 pm / February 24
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley 94703, 510.644.4930


View Website:  New gallery exhibition! Heart & Soul features over 50 Local,National and International artists, paintings, photographs, artwork, crafts and more. Visit and help support local art.  Open Tues through Saturday. Ends May 12,

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2: Shawn Colvin

8:00 pm / Fri & Sat, February 24 & 25

Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St., Berkeley, (510) 644-2020

Admission: Starts at $53

View Website: Shawn Colvin is back with a new album, Uncovered, that shines with sublime sensitivity, casting new light on a collection of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Robertson, Graham Nash and others. Shawn won her first Grammy in 1989, topped the Billboard charts in the 1990s and across twelve albums has solidified her reputation as a poignant songwriter and great performer. Her shows at the Freight tend to sell out fast, so don’t wait!

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: Hippie Modernism

 2:00 pm / Sunday, February 26

2155 Center Street, Berkeley
Admission: $12

View Website: This major exhibition is the first comprehensive exploration of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s and its impact on global art, architecture, and design. Ends May 21.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: Years in the Hundreds

5:00 pm / Sunday, Feb 26

Central Works @ the Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley, (800) 838-3006

Admission: $30, $15


View Website: Twin sisters, criminal misconduct … and the strangest of bedfellows! For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their small apartment. When a young gentleman caller arrives, their carefully maintained life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at “twin nature.” Ends March 19.

 What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Black History Month Celebration

2:00 PM | Sunday Feb 26

Ed Roberts Campus

3075 Adeline Street. Berkeley

View Website: Berkeley’s Fourth Annual Black History Month Celebration will be held on Sunday February 26, 2017 from 2 to 5 PM, with the theme: “THE VOICES OF NOW”- A CALL TO ACTION, at the Ed Roberts Campus, located at 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley. Doors open at 1:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Activities also include a healing circle, historical storyboards, STEM workshops, musical and dance performances, spoken word, food and art vendors.

Mary Corbin

Mary Corbin

Mary Corbin is a writer and artist who has lived in Berkeley for 32 years. She is always amazed with finding something new around the next corner while out on a walk, biking in the hills, or chatting with locals about food or fun events around town. Visit her cycling blog at MommaWheelie.com and drop her a line. And view her work as an artist at marycorbinart.blogspot.com
Mary Corbin