What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – March 10-12

We’re just getting warmed up in Berkeley this weekend, as spring weather starts to show its true colors. We spring forward and meet the Equinox with some great happenings around town. We love the light!

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: Ann Wilson of Heart

8:00 PM / Fri, March 10
The UC Theatre
2036 University Avenue, Berkeley
Admission: $50


View Website: What will fans experience at these shows? “People can expect the unexpected in 2017,” ANN says. “A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production…The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart.”

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2:  Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theater

8:00 PM / Fri & Sat, March 10 & 11
Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus
Bancroft Way (Telegraph & Dana), Berkeley
Admission: Starts at $30

View Website: View Website: A collaboration between two of Canada’s most renowned and imaginative companies, choreographer Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot and playwright/performer Jonathon Young’s Electric Company Theatre, Betroffenheit is a gripping and emotionally visceral exploration of psychological trauma. Named after a German word that loosely translates as shock, bewilderment, or impact, this “rare and staggering” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto) dance-theater hybrid addresses the failure of language in the face of emotional suffering.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: Fiber and Dye

10:00 AM  / Saturday, March 11

UC Botanical Garden

200 Centennial Dr., Berkeley
View Website: The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley invites you to learn more about the world of plant-based fibers and dyes. From traditional uses to inspired future innovation in eco-fashion and textiles, a walk through our exhibit illuminates the connection of culture with nature. Exhibit is free with Garden Admission.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: Forever Young at BAC

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Saturday, March 11

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, 510-644-6893


View Website: In conjunction with National Arts Education Month, Forever Young will celebrate and honor Berkeley Unified District (BUSD) K-8 visual arts! This year the exhibition features the work of teachers and their students side by side in an exploration of mentorship and relationship. Participating Berkeley schools include Berkeley Arts Magnet, Cragmont, Emerson, Jefferson, John Muir, Le Conte, Longfellow, Malcolm X, Oxford, Rosa Parks, Thousand Oaks, and Willard. Family Day will feature hands-on art activities for all ages, music, and food trucks in the park. Ends April 9.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Spring Equinox Drum Circle

6:00 PM / Sunday, March 12

The Sacred Stream Center

2149 Byron Street, Berkeley

View Website: Our drum circles are held four times a year on the solstices and equinoxes. The focus of our circles is on healing for individuals, the community, and the earth. Ours is the longest running drum circle in the San Francisco Bay Area, having started in 1998. The format for the circle includes calling power, drum circle meditation (or journey), healing circle and closing circle. Please note that this is not a jam or free form drumming (except for the calling of power). We follow an ancient practice of altering consciousness using a repetitive beat. There are no counter beats, harmonies, or melodies.


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