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OLGA: A farewell concert at The Aurora Theatre

December 15 - December 23
The Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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OLGA: A farewell concert December 15-23 Aurora Theatre Company You are cordially invited back to the home of Olga Sergeyevna Prozorova for an evening of sweet hellos, stirring songs, and bitter farewells. Soldiers encouraged. Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale and Jack Goes Boating at Aurora; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Hamlet at Shotgun Players) has been exploring Anton Chekhov's Olga since she played the role in Yes Yes To Moscow, a dance-theatre piece based on Chekov's Three Sisters. With support from Aurora Theatre Company's new works program Originate + Generate, Wilmurt has been developing a theatrical music performance centered around Olga, exploring the enigmatic character's mind and imagination through songs. "She laughs" and "she cries" are two of the most frequent stage directions in Chekhov's play, provoking themes of loss and longing that intermingle with bursts of joy and celebration. For two weeks this December, Aurora hosts Wilmurt and her band for a rousing evening of theatrical songs inspired by Chekhov’s Russians, viewed through a contemporary American lens. Snowy Siberia meets the American songbook in the poignant and imaginative performance. "CHEERS TO AN INTOXICATING 'OLGA'...THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ELIXIR FOR DRAMA JUNKIES ADDICTED TO THE PLEASURABLE PANGS OF....

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Art/Act: Brian Skerry-Sharks

October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Art/Act: Brian Skerry-Sharks September 21, 2018 - February 14, 2019 David Brower Center National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry‘s first encounter with a female blue shark off the coast of Rhode Island over 30 years ago was a galvanizing moment. “I was entranced by her rich, indigo skin, while every sense in my body was on high alert, my heart racing as I moved closer,” he says. “Drawing to within a couple of feet of each other, she barely acknowledged my presence and then vanished into the haze.” This fall, the Brower Center honors Skerry with our annual Art/Act award and exhibition. Art/Act: Brian Skerry – SHARKS presents his comprehensive body of photographic work in an immersive exhibition that highlights Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique, and explores what it takes to make these powerful images. More Info

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9:00 am

Kum Nye for Seniors

December 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2018

Dharma College, 222 Harold Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Kum Nye for Seniors November 3rd, 9-9:30 am Dharma College Kum Nye Tibetan yoga is a profound body-mind healing system adapted by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku for the West from Tibetan medical and yogic traditions. Through Kum Nye, we learn to listen to ourselves, to body, breath, and mind. We tune into balance, a deep supply of energy, and even joy. Tibetan yoga exercises lead us into deep relaxation, stimulating body and sensory awareness, and also relieving tension and blockages in physical, subtle energy, and emotional-psychological realms. This class features gentle movement exercises suitable for those more advanced in age. More Info 

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10:00 am

Berkeley Farmers’ Market Winter Crafts Fair

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 22, 2018 at 10:00am

Berkeley, CA 94704 United States + Google Map

Berkeley Farmers’ Market Winter Crafts Fair Hosted by The Ecology Center Saturdays, December 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 10AM-3PM Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park Holiday shopping can be rough, especially if you care about responsibly sourced goods and supporting your local economy. Have no fear! Shop local this year at the Ecology Center’s 26th Annual Winter Craft Fair and find sustainably made, hand-crafted, and beautiful gifts from Bay Area artisans. For three Saturdays in December, Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market welcomes local artists, artisans, and crafters that are committed to using sustainable practices. Find upcycled messenger bags, gorgeous wooden bowls from sustainably harvested wood, nontoxic jewelry, wildcrafted and natural body products. Peruse gifts while getting your grocery shopping done at the Farmers’ Market and good music. Remember to bring your reusable shopping bag. Or find a handmade one there! More Info

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12:00 pm

viv&ingrid Holiday Sample Sale

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 22, 2018

Viv & Ingrid’s, 2142 Oxford St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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viv&ingrid Holiday Sample Sale 12-7pm, Fri, December 21 - Sat, December 22 viv & ingrid New styles will be added to this awesome Holiday Sample Sale! Also, enjoy Bundts & Crumpets Holiday Tea from 4-7pm, on Fri. December 21. More info about viv&ingrid

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5:00 pm

The Marsh Berkeley Presents “Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane”

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2018

The Marsh, 2120 Allston Way
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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The Marsh Berkeley Presents "Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane"  December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 5-6:15pm  This holiday season, The Marsh Berkeley brings Lisa Rothman’s Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane to the Marsh Discovery Series, which showcases work under development. More Info:

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6:00 pm

Rainy Eyes

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Berkeley Plaza Berkeley, CA 94720 United States + Google Map

Check out Rainy Eyes LIVE on the Plaza this Saturday and bring your whole family out to hear great holiday classics as well as beautiful original folk, rock, americana music. Holiday Special from 6-7pm then Rainy Eyes originals from 7-8pm. Rainy Eyes (Irena Eide) is a Norwegian-born Americana singer-songwriter. For the past decade she has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area; writing music, performing and touring throughout the US. Both solo and with a band, her performances have a spell-binding, inspiring effect and a soulful, heartfelt and timeless sound with tight-knit harmonies, melodious solos and thoughtful songwriting. Rainy Eyes has opened for bands like Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine), Peter Rowan (Bill Monroe, Old and In The Way), Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) Jackie Greene (Black Crows), Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Jon Cleary, Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) and has played prominent stages like UC Berkeley Redwood Concert Series, Sweetwater in the Sun, Sweetwater Music Hall, Henry Miller Library, Napa Opera House, Blue Note Napa, Ashkenaz, Far West Fest, Sonoma Mountain Music Festival and toured throughout the United States for the past decade. Rainy Eyes also won "best song of the month" at the Freight and Salvage West....

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6:30 pm

The Story So Far

December 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Story So Far December 22nd 6:30-10 pm  The grassroots, back-to-basics authenticity of THE STORY SO FAR is a blast of renewing fresh air over the most stale corners of the underground music community. The fact that it’s resonated with so many kids around the world is testament to just how starved the scene had become. Get Tickets Now! 

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