What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – April 28-30

Is it the wrap-up of April showers in Berkeley? Rain or shine, get out and enjoy yourself this weekend with these happenings around town.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: Alasdair Fraser with the SF Scottish Fiddlers

8 PM / Friday, April 28
Admission: Starting at $25
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

View Website: Welcome, fans of traditional fiddling! With noted fiddler Alasdair Fraser at their helm, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers fill our hall (literally!) with beautiful music from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. Two special performances showcase 115 members of SFSF and special guests playing contemporary pieces and ancient tunes passed down from the Highlands, Western Isles, Shetland, and Canada’s Cape Breton Island.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2: Spring Plant Sale

10 AM to 2 PM / Saturday, April 29
Admission: Free Entry
UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, 510-643-2755

View Website: The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden welcomes and encourages everyone from the avid gardener to the garden novice and even little green thumbs to use the Spring Plant Sale as a resource for drought-specific gardening.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Noon to 5 PM / Saturday, April 29
Admission: Free
Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

View Website: On April 29th from 12-5 Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue will celebrate the 50th anniversary of an event that changed the country. Four blocks will be closed to cars and open to art, music, political action and a far-out 60’s vibe.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: Gala at the Greek II

4: 30 PM / Sunday, April 30
Admission: $475 per person
Location: Greek Theatre, UC campus
2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, (510) 642-7837

View Website: Cal Performances’ Gala at the Greek II celebrates the return of Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, & Chris Thile to the historic Greek Theatre in an all Bach program. Tables & dinner tickets for Gala at the Greek II are sold out, but we invite you to join us for the Backstage Reception at the Greek. Guests will be treated to a festive pre-performance reception with artisan cocktails & sumptuous hors-d’oeurves backstage at the Greek Theatre. Ticket price includes reserved parking and preferred performance seating. $235 tax-deductible. Show begins at 6 PM.


What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

10 AM to 4 PM / Sunday, April 30, 2017
Admission: Starting at $8
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

View Website: Compassionate living is thrilled to once again bring the Berkeley Vegan Earth Day to the David Brower Center for an exciting day of inspiring, life changing fun! The Berkeley Vegan Earth Day brings the vegan and environmental communities together to celebrate our paralleled vision for a sustainable future. Dozens of vendors signed up to share their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Sit in on our educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, and more! Compassionate Living, a non-profit organization based in Sonoma County, is proud to be the sponsor of this wonderful event.



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