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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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11:00 am

Walking BRUNCH Tour of Downtown Berkeley

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Berkeley, CA 94704 United States + Google Map

Walking BRUNCH Tour of Downtown Berkeley Tours on Sundays, 11am-2pm Book Tour Now!  $110 per person – Use code BRUNCH_20 at checkout for $20 off for you and a friend! (+ $2 booking fee) Who loves mimosas? We do! Food-loving guests will nom nom nom their way through a half-dozen hearty dishes, cocktails, and of course, coffee, that signify the best of everyone’s favorite meal between between breakfast and lunch. In addition to feeding your belly, this tour will satisfy your sense of place and history with skilled resident guides offering behind-the-scenes access to local chefs and restaurateurs. This fantastic exploration of Downtown Berkeley will showcase the diversity of the explosive neighborhood food scene… A sample line-up of participating Downtown Berkeley eateries may include freshly-brewed chicory coffee and authentic beignets from Angelines Kitchen, the story behind avocado toast from Babette Café, savory shakshuka and cocktails from Revival, and breakfast pizza and mimosas from Gather. Yummy pancetta pizza at Gather Delicious cheeses at Gather Deliciousness at Babette Cafe Book Tour Now!

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11:30 am

Family Yoga on the Plaza w. Lara

December 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Berkeley Plaza Berkeley, CA 94720 United States + Google Map

Family Yoga on the Plaza w. Lara 11:30am – 12:30pm Every Sunday from 11-12:30PM, enjoy FREE Yoga on the Plaza. This week, Lara will be teaching yoga that everyone can enjoy! No experience necessary. Bring your own mat and favorite yoga supplies. Some mats provided while supplies last. For more info on this event and others, check out the new On the Plaza schedule.

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12:30 pm

Beatboxing Cellist, Cello Joe! LIVE on the Plaza

December 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Downtown Berkeley Plaza Berkeley, CA 94720 United States + Google Map

Enjoy Cello Joe the wildest beatboxing cellist in the West! For more info, check out the new On the Plaza schedule.

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5:00 pm

Festivus at Triple Rock Brewery

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Triple Rock Brewery, 1920 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Festivus at Triple Rock Brewery 5-11:55pm, Sun. December 23 Triple Rock Brewery Do you hate all the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas? Do you find tinsel distracting? Do you just really love Seinfeld? Join Triple Rock Brewery for Festivus, "the holiday for the rest of us!" On Sunday, December 23rd, join Triple Rock for a FREE event! They're getting the festivus pole out of the crawl space, airing our grievances and pinning our father for an evening of yuletide awesomeness. Everyone is invited to tell them all the ways you've been disappointed this year, hosted by your favorite former T-Rock General Manager, Jesse Sarinana. Embrace your roots, sip on pints of special Festivus brews and let's rumble! Featured brews on Festivus... • MiracAle Pale Ale • Reindeer Imperial Red Ale • Tinsel Tears Black IPA • Tin Soldier Barley Wine • Cancelled Christmas Double IPA Learn More

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