What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – May 19 – 21
May 17, 2017 | Mary Corbin
Things are heating up as another weekend rolls around in Berkeley and we have a great list of things for you to do. Kick thinks off with a stimulating talk with Michael Krasny. Then things get spicy, Indian spicy, that is, with Mira Nair’s colorful theater piece at the Berkeley Rep and the annual Himalayan Fair! Don’t miss this colorful affair as the aromas and sounds of that sacred and exotic region fill the air in North Berkeley’s Live Oak Park!
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: A Conversation with Michael Krasny
7:30 PM / May 19
Admission: Starting at $25
Location: UC Berkeley Pauley Ballroom
2475 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
View Website: A benefit for WriterCoach Connection, moderated by noted poet and author Linda Watanabe McFerrin. Join KQED on May 19, 2017 at West Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley, for an extraordinary evening beginning at 6:15pm with Michael Krasny, the host of the award winning KQED FORUM, a program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2: Monsoon Wedding at the Rep
8 PM / Friday, May 5
Admission: $40 – 120/discounts available
View Website: You’re invited to the wedding of the season! Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her exuberant and sumptuous Monsoon Wedding to Berkeley Rep’s stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical. Please see Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s website for specific show dates, times and ticket availability. Shows are Tues through Sunday. Ends June 25.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: A Language of the Land Artists’ Reception
Holton Studio Frame-Makers and The Holton Studio Gallery
View website: Exhibition of two of California’s leading landscape painters. Paul Kratter & Terry Miura: A Language of the Land. New Landscape Paintings of Northern California. May 6 through June 10, 2017. Reception for the artists on Saturday, May 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Dual Demo with both painters side-by-side in the gallery on Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: The 34th Annual Himalayan Fair
10 AM – 7 PM / Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21
Live Oak Park
View Website: The 34th Annual Himalayan Fair comes to Live Oak Park. Enjoy free live performances featuring modern and traditional folk dance, singing and music from India, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Plus, a Himalayan style bazaar with dozens of vendors selling artwork, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, carpets, and other treasures. Feast on a plate of momos, a traditional dumpling popular with fairgoers or try other delectable offerings. Visit the kids booth to play games and make Himalayan themed crafts. Entrance to the fair is free. You can purchase a $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win an array of prizes including the grand prize of a flight to Kathmandu! All proceeds from the Fair are donated to charitable organizations working in the Himalayan region. Ends at 5 PM on Sunday.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Body/Voice/Vérité: Improv for Life
5 PM / Sunday May 21
Admission:$10 – $20/ sliding scale
Western Sky Studio @ Berkeley Moving Arts
2525 Eighth Street, #13-A, Berkeley, CA 94710, 510-532-1020