What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – June 23-25

June 21, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

This coming weekend in Berkeley promises to be one filled with delightful concerts and more. Be sure to check out one or more of these great event and wrap it all up with a day in Montclair Village in Oakland at their annual fine arts outdoor festival.   What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend […]

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SHOH: A New Art Gallery Opens in West Berkeley

June 20, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

A new exhibition space and salon for artists and collectors has opened in West Berkeley. SHOH Gallery, located at 700 Gilman (near Fourth St.) in West Berkeley, focuses mostly on East Bay artists. Owner Julie McCray, raised in the East Bay, previously co-owned and operated a gallery in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood. “I found that certain […]

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What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – June 16-18

June 14, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

It’s all about dad this weekend, as Father’s Day rolls around this Sunday. Treat your special guy to some comedy or great local theater, fun at the Juneteenth Festival or a day of dancing in the streets as Berkeley’s “Salsa Sundays” breaks open for a new season this weekend. There are plenty of free events […]

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The Printed Page: Independent Book Publishers in Berkeley

June 13, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

If you’ve ever contemplated writing a book, the romantic notion is well fed by the community of writers in Berkeley, further nourished by such wonderful organizations as Left Margin Lit, the Writing Salon and the Berkeley Writers Workshop at BAMPFA. But then comes the inevitable question of how one gets published. Well, behind closed doors, editors are […]

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What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – June 9-11

June 7, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

We are hitting our stride for June in Berkeley, refreshed by morning fog and inspired by afternoon sun. So many free and low-priced events to check out. Let’s get out and about this weekend to see the sights and explore all our beautiful Bay Area has to offer! What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend […]

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Photographer Dorothea Lange – the Berkeley Years and More

June 6, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Berkeley has been home to numerous luminaries over the years and still is, as the beating heart of academia and the arts in the Bay Area. One notable resident from the past is the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange. Her name may not ring a bell right off for everyone, but I guarantee her iconic work […]

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What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – June 2-4

May 31, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

It’s nearly June! Time to shift into summer mode. Kick things off by shakin’ your booty at Ashkenaz with long-time favorite Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’s. And it’s time once again for the fabulous Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, this Saturday and Sunday, with an amazing roster of booths and events at various venues […]

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Grand Views of Berkeley: a Hike to Wildcat Peak

May 30, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

So many hikes, so little time. One hike that should be on everyone’s bucket list is the hike to Wildcat Peak in Tilden Park, an invigorating climb with stunning  360 degree views of Berkeley and beyond! On the next bright blue sky day, this is the one. You can begin or end your adventure with a […]

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What To Do In Berkeley This Weekend – May 26-29

May 24, 2017 Posted by: 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 […]

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Fantasy Studios: a Renowned Multimedia Facility in Berkeley

May 23, 2017 Posted by: Mary Corbin

Years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my brother’s ’80’s club band, Mojo, was recording a record. I was invited for a visit to the recording studio in Berkeley where they were set up for several weeks, unbeknownst to me at the time where I actually was headed. Upon entering and as I walked […]

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