What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – March 24-26
March 22, 2017 | Mary Corbin
Springtime in Berkeley is in full swing and it’s time to get up and go, sun or rain! Take in some great entertainment and then put on your running shoes and join in the fun at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Francisco this Sunday. Have a great weekend, everybody.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: Roe
8 PM / Friday, March 24
Admission: Starting at $29
The Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison, Berkeley
View Website: Roe v. Wade—the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion is still fiercely debated, over 40 years later. In her newest play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) in the years following the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, Roe reflects the polarization in America today while illuminating the heart and passion each person has for their cause. Ends April 1.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2: Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
8 PM / Friday, March 24
Admission: Starts at $68
Location: First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way @ Dana, Berkeley, (510) 642-9988
View Website: Treasured by the millions who tune in annually to its Christmas Eve broadcast by the BBC, the all-male Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, offers an uplifting concert of works drawn from the rich English choral tradition, “all sung with the precision and grace that make this choir world famous” (The Guardian, London).
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: Print Public 2017
12:00 – 4:30 PM / Saturday, March 25
Kala Art Gallery
29990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, (510) 841-7000
View Website: Kala Gallery is proud to present Print Public, featuring new work by 2016-2017 Print Public Residency artists: Drew Cameron, Mildred Howard, Marksearch (Sue Mark and Bruce Douglas), Ramekon O’Arwisters, Kelly Ording and Jet Martinez, and Jenifer K Wofford. Ends March 25.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
8 PM / March 24
Admission: Starts at $76
Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley campus
Bancroft Way (Telegraph & Dana), Berkeley, (510) 642-9988
View Website: Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain’s acclaimed Filter Theatre, “a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic” (The Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare’s masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter’s Twelfth Night enlists a cast of superb actors, with raucous music and rowdy audience participation, in a radical retelling of the Bard’s beloved tale.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in SF
Civic Center Plaza
Polk St & McAllister St, San Francisco
Thousands of athletes will take over the streets of San Francisco for the fifth annual United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. The scenic 13.1-mile course highlights San Francisco’s most famous spots and sprawling ocean views. The course takes runners through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge and along Crissy Field with skyline views before ending in the heart of the city at Civic Center Plaza. The race allows runners the rare opportunity to run across closed lanes of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge, making it a bucket list race for running enthusiasts. Live local bands and alternative entertainment will perform along the course, which culminates with a Finish Line Festival and headliner concert from the band Monophonics, at Civic Center Plaza.