What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – May 12-14

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend so get out with mama and enjoy some sun and fun. There are Sunday brunch/events opportunities all over town including a special tea class at Far Leaves in West Berkeley. Whatever you choose, have another great weekend in Berkeley!

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

8:00 PM / Friday, May 12, 2017
Admission: Starts at $36
Location: Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus
Bancroft (Telegraph & Dana), Berkeley 94720. (510) 642-9988

View Website: Scottish Ballet’s award-winning take on Tennessee Williams’ Southern Gothic melodrama with jazz-inspired score draws audiences into the darkly alluring and tragic world of Blanche DuBois, her sister Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley. Scotland’s national dance company is known for rigorous and refined classical technique and vibrant productions of story ballets. “An expertly chosen play turned brilliantly into dance” (The Telegraph, London).

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2: Sports Basement Camp Out

10:00 AM / Saturday May 13
Admission: Free
Sports Basement
2727 Milvia St.
Berkeley 94703

SB Camp Out is an interactive and engaging event focused on bringing the outdoors to you! This event will highlight the most cutting edge outdoor brands and the latest in their gear. We will be offering on-site demos & clinics, hourly raffles, nutritional tastings and Fort Point brew will be flowing.Join us for a day of adventure with some of the greatest brands in the outdoor industry!

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: Patchwork Series: ClownSnotBombs

11:00 AM / Saturday, May 13
Admission: Starting at $10
Location: Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley  94704

View Website: Get ready for a wild morning of singing, dancing, acrobatics, and silliness! ClownSnotBombs is a Bay Area troupe of acrobats, circus performers, teachers, and musician who are guaranteed to delight the young and young at heart.

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: Plant Sale Benefit for Edible Schoolyard


9:00 AM / Saturday May 13
Admission: Free

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

1781 Rose St., Berkeley 94703
View Website: Join us for a fun day in the garden – delicious, locally-made food, a beer garden, spirited music, student-guided tours, face paint, a petting zoo, exciting raffle prizes, and, of course, plants! Get your garden off to a strong start with tomatoes, vegetables, fruit trees and berries, herbs, perennials, annual flowers, and more. Plenty of gardening advice for novices and experts alike. The plant sale has become a beloved community event, with activities for kids as well as adults. Join us for an hour or the whole day!

What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Amy Goodman

7:00 PM / Sunday, May 14
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents: AMY GOODMAN and Democracy Now!
Covering the Movements Changing America
Admission: Advance tickets are $15
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley

View Website: This is a celebration of the acclaimed news program Democracy Now! and the heroes who have moved our democracy forward. Hosted by Cat Brooks.


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