What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – May 26-29
May 24, 2017 | Mary Corbin
It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Berkeley! Get out and about and enjoy our wonderful city with this assortment of fun things to do. The weather, no doubt, will be an invitation to get outdoors and play. A concert at the Greek can kick things off and from there, who knows where the long holiday weekend will take you!
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #1: Jean-Michele Jarre at the Greek
8 pm / Friday, May 26
Admission: Starting at $35.50
The Greek Theater
2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, 94720
View Website: Current Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s reputation for the spectacular is unmatched, having been one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today. He will bring his ‘Electronica’ World Tour to North America, marking his first time tour here. Expect JARRE to bring his incredible live show which blazed across the European continent last year, to high-acclaim, to many hallmark venues.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #2: Summer in Sanctuary at The Marsh
The Marsh Berkeley
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #3: Alt-Left: Local Treasures Curated by DeWitt Cheng
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, 94709
View Website: The Bay Area is of course among the most politically and cultural liberal regions in the country, its reputation for tolerance and progressive politics probably second to none. Our artists have accordingly been among the most outspoken critics of mainstream, status-quo politics as usual. Alt-Left: Local Treasures is a Bay Area art response to the current national ascendancy of the Alt-Right. It features work by three painters, Mark Bryan, Michael Kerbow and Ariel Parkinson; two collagists, John Hundt and Vanessa Woods; and a sculptor, Pancho Jiménez, who comment on history, politics and psychology with both deep feeling and a mordant, absurdist humor. Ends June 17.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #4: Edward King at BCC
5:00 PM / Sunday, May 28
Admission:$15 – $30 sliding scale
Central Works Theatre
Berkeley City Club
View Website: A hilarious new comedy about finding your roots. Ed King, a mail-man for the USPS, and his wife, a waitress at Bob’s Big Boy, have gone into debt to put their daughter through college. Then they discover something growing in the basement that threatens to take down the whole house! Ed vows to find the source of this hideous blight…”What if the story of your roots was the worst thing you could possibly imagine? What would you do then?” asks playwright Gary Graves. “If ever there was a time when we needed a good laugh, it’s now.
What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend #5: Memorial Day Brunch on the Water
10:30 am – 2 pm /Monday, May 29
Skates on the Bay
100 Seawall Drive, Berkeley, 94710
View Website: Join Skates on the Bay for a Memorial Day Weekend Brunch! Build your own Bloody Mary, and enjoy views of the beautiful bay.