What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – April 14-16

It’s Easter weekend and Passover week is winding down, so get out and honor the blossom of spring in full swing. There is so much to do in Berkeley, as usual, we couldn’t fit it all in. But here are a few great suggestions. So, get out there and feel the fresh renewal of the season.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: Bold Botanicals


11 AM – 5 PM / All weekend
ACCI Gallery
1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 510-843-2527

View Website:  Bold Botanicals is a group exhibit featuring ACCI Artists’s work which is inspired by flora and fauna. Ends April 28

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2: Toots and the Maytals

8 PM / Friday, April 14
Admission: $30.50
The UC Theatre
2036 University Avenue, Berkeley

View Website: Toots is one of the true architects of reggae – so much so that “Do the Reggay,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event – “The Harder They Come,” the 1972 film that became an international sensation.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: Eggster Hunt

10 AM to  3 PM / Saturday, April 15
Admission: Free
UC Berkeley
Campanille Esplanade, Berkeley

View Website: Eggster is a student organization sponsored by ASUC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Berkeley. Every year we organize and run the Eggster Egghunt and Learning Festival, the largest free egg hunt and learning festival in Northern California. Not only is it free for all kids, it is also a learning festival filled with educational booths and activities! In addition, we partner with local charities to support youth education.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: Egg Hunt Extravanza

9:3o AM to 1 PM / Saturday, April 15
Admission: $6 per child
Willard Park
2720 Hillegass Ave, Berkeley

View Website: You don’t want to miss the City of Berkeley’s annual Spring Egg Hunt Extravaganza. The day will be filled with tons of fun activities, including a petting zoo, a visit with the Spring Bunny, spring-themed arts and crafts, an interactive kid’s carnival with fun prizes and Bunny Hop Dance lessons! Youth participants will receive a basket to collect all their spring goodies. Youth ages 11+ can participate in a fun scavenger hunt for prizes! Call 981-5150 for more info. Pre-Register online or at one of our Customer Service Hubs, or register on-site on the day of the event.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Hornblower Holiday Cruise

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM / Sunday, April 16
Admission: Starting at $85.50
Doubletree Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley

View Website: Can’t make it over the bridge for one of our San Francisco cruise options? Hornblower has you covered. The Berkeley Easter Brunch Cruise includes a buffet brimming with American fare and holiday classics. Plus, indulge in classic cocktails, all the bubbly you can drink, non-alcoholic beverages, and coloring activities for your little ones.


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