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November 2019

What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Saturdays October 12th, November 9th, and December 7th at 1pm Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-sized presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for November…

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School Benefit Weekend

Date / Time:
November 9 @ 10:00 am - November 11 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to Monday, November 11, 2019 - 6:00pm Once again, Mrs. Dalloway's will reimburse all partnership schools for 17% of total pre-tax purchases made by the school community from Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11. This is a great opportunity to stock up on holiday gift items such as children's books, cookbooks, adult fiction and nonfiction, gardening books, merchandise, art, and gift certificates for teachers, family, and friends. Online sales are welcome! Can't make it to the shop? Support your school by visiting www.mrsdalloways.com.…

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National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Date / Time:
November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Oct 22, 31, Nov 5 & 7 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Nicholas Hytner starring Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, Hammed Animashaun 'The course of true love never did run smooth' A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities…

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Avian Conservation talk @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Please join us when Dena Spatz talks about applying data science to inform avian conservation on islands. Dr. Spatz leads a database building project of the world’s active seabird restoration efforts, tracking the methods and outcomes and conservation efforts, to inform best-practices and help expand the conservation effort. Dr. Spatz received her PHD from the Coastal Conservation Lab at UC Santa Cruz where she examined the biogeography of threatened island birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, and opportunities for their conservation…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Raymonda

Date / Time:
November 6 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Nov 6 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Alexander Glazunov Choreography by Marius Petipa Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him. Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the…

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Movie: Warrior Women @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Warrior Women is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an American Indian Movement (AIM) leader who, in the 1970s, shaped a group of AIM activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education. This film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native…

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Raina Telgemeier OFFSITE TICKETED EVENT presents Guts

Date / Time:
November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Raina Telgemeier OFFSITE TICKETED EVENT presents Guts, a true story from the bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts. Telgemeier once again brings a thoughtful, charming, and funny tale about growing up and gathering the courage to face--and conquer--her fears. Stay tuned for further details about how to sign up to attend. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm Event address: First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way @ Dana St Berkeley, CA 94704

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NaNoWriMo How To Get Published @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

November 2, 2019 - 1:00pm-2:00pm  Claremont Branch As part of National Novel Writing Month at the Claremont Branch, Peter Goodman from Stone Bridge Press (Albany, CA), Jennifer Joseph from Manic D Press (San Francisco), and Sharon Coleman from Berkeley City College will explain the process of publishing and distribution. Bring your questions! Sharon Coleman writes for Poetry Flash, co-curates the reading series Lyrics & Dirges, co-directs the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She’s the author of a chapbook Half Circle and a book of micro-fiction, Paris…

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October 2019

Sweet Vegan Treats @Claremont

Date / Time:
October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Vegan Chef and cookbook author Hannah Kaminsky discusses her latest mouthwatering cookbook, Sweet Vegan Treats.  There will be a cooking demonstration, book signing and goodies to eat, too. All ages welcome. Read more about Hannah at http://www.bittersweetblog.com.  Hannah will also visit the Tarea Hall Pittman South on December 10th at 6:30 pm.

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Goosebumps Movie Marathon @Claremont

Date / Time:
October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Goosebumps (2016), 103 min, PG Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah's mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door,…

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The Elmwood Trick or Treating

Date / Time:
October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Your Basic Bird, 2940 College Ave
berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Koraa, La Mediterranee, Labels Luxury Consignment, McGuire Real Estate, Mrs. Dalloway's, Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria, Palm & Perkins, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Rue Atelier, Slash Denim, Sunshine Health & Wellness, Your Basic Bird, The Cutting Edge

Come celebrate Halloween with some trick or treating in the Elmwood. Wear a costume & pick up your treat bag and map.  Pick up the map and bag at either The Cutting Edge Optical (2980 College Avenue) or Your Basic Bird (2940 College Avenue).   Treats available at over 30 businesses, fun for children and families

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Rosalind Brackenbury returns to read from her exquisite new novel, Without Her.

Date / Time:
October 24 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Without Her in advance by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. When her old friend Hannah doesn't show up at her house in the south of France, everyone assumes that Claudia, who has known Hannah since their shared years at boarding school, will know where she is, and what has happened. But as Claudia travels from the USA to France to help Hannah's husband and children conduct their…

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Lawrence Weschler presents And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

Date / Time:
October 23 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Lawrence Weschler presents And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks, the untold story of the famous neurologist, his own most singular patient. "The story of Lawrence Weschler's faithful four-decade friendship with the amazing Oliver Sacks offers pleasures and amazements on every page. This loving but unblinking portrait will delight fans of Dr. Sacks as well as devotees of Weschler's always-pathfinding nonfiction."--Ian Frazier To reserve your seat in advance please purchase a copy of And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? by…

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Great Art On Screen 2019/20 Season: Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost

Date / Time:
October 23 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Oct 23 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in DC, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where…

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NT Live: Fleabag

Date / Time:
October 17 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge Directed by Vicky Jones ★★★★★ "Witty, filthy and supreme!" - Guardian See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to Rialto Cinemas from London's West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed,…

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Prerna Lal launching Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom

Date / Time:
October 16 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Prerna Lal launching Unsung America: Immigrant Trailblazers and Our Fight for Freedom. Please join us for a most timely discussion. "Deeply insightful and intentionally detailed--Prerna Lal has conceived a text that breaks down the inner workings of the United States immigration system and the impact it has had on the lives of countless immigrants and families. Lal lays out a timeline both old and new, that vividly chronicles the birth and impact of certain policies, views, and opinions within the…

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Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M²

Date / Time:
October 9 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

A must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica's groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco. Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city's waterfront. Including Metallica "classics" from the 1999 S&M…

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Ivy Moon All-Stars: A Cajun Creole Band – FREE

Date / Time:
October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Baker & Commons, Elements, Anton Salon, Koraa, Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria

Playing for Free at the Elmwood Wine Walk!  Come check them out at from 1:30-4:30 at College & Russell

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$25.00

Wine Walk in the Elmwood

Date / Time:
October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Elmwood Business Association, College and Ashby
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Anton Salon, Donato & Co., Elements, Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Vintage Berkeley, Casa de Chocolates, In The Wood, Koraa, La Mediterranee, Labels Luxury Consignment, Mrs. Dalloway's, Palm & Perkins, Rue Atelier, The Italian Homemade, Urban Remedy, Slash Denim, Elmwood Stationers, Your Basic Bird, The Trading Post, Baker & Commons, 100% Pure, The Cutting Edge

Enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon stroll in The Elmwood and sample over 50 wines! Buy tickets online by October 4th for only $25. After October 4th, tickets will be available for $35. If we do not sell out, tickets will be available day of at the ticket table on the lawn next to Wells Fargo Bank on Ashby Ave. Bring your ticket and ID to one of the check-in locations: Anton Salon or the table on the lawn next to…

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Snoopy, Come Home

Date / Time:
October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

FREE Kid Pack with Each Child Admission! To Purchase Tickets Click HERE For the first time since its original release in 1972, the Peanuts classic Snoopy, Come Home has been digitally remastered and will be shown in theaters. In this follow up to 1969's A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the scholarly Snoopy finds himself dragged between two owners and challenged to remain true to himself. When Charlie Brown's beloved dog Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, who is…

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Matt Maiocco, Brad Mangin & Brian Murphy present Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark

Date / Time:
October 4 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Matt Maiocco, Brad Mangin & Brian Murphy present Letters to 87: Fans Remember the Legacy of Dwight Clark, a coffee table book featuring heartfelt letters from fans of the San Francisco 49ers hero, with essays by Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Brian Murphy, and Kelly Clark. Letters to 87 also offers rare photos from Michael Zagaris, Brad Mangin, and John Storey. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Letters to 87 by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on…

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National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors – Special Encore Presentation

Date / Time:
October 1 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE ★★★★ Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Times, Time Out In Richard Bean's English version of Goldoni's classic Italian comedy, sex, food and money are high on the agenda. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to Rialto Cinemas to mark National Theatre Live's 10th birthday. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe,…

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September 2019

L. John Harris launches his delightful new book, Café French: A Flâneur’s Guide to the Language, Lore and Food of the Paris Café.

Date / Time:
September 29 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

L. John Harris launches his delightful new book, Café French: A Flâneur’s Guide to the Language, Lore and Food of the Paris Café.  "L. John Harris's amusing and instructive book distills Parisian flânerie—that unique blend of urban strolling and conversing that fuses literary, spatial and historical life—with playful images, witty narrative and memorable quotations by and about the notorious flâneurs of yore."–W. Scott Haine, author of The World of the Paris Café To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Café French…

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Jean Fruth & Jeff Idelson present Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin.

Date / Time:
September 25 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Jean Fruth & Jeff Idelson present Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin. The evening includes a presentation by photographer Jean Fruth and retiring National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson, on some of the legends in the book and the places they come from. Followed by a book signing.  A matching donation of the book price ($60) will be donated to Oakland Little League for every book sold at this event.  To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Grassroots Baseball ($60 hardcover) in advance by…

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Shakespeare’s Globe: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Date / Time:
September 24 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the 'Merry Wives' quickly caught on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff's expense... The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from 1930s British fashion, music…

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E.R. Razmipoor OFFSITE presenting The Ventriloquists

Date / Time:
September 24 @ 6:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

E.R. Razmipoor OFFSITE presenting The Ventriloquists, her much-anticipated debut novel inspired by true events, about a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters risking everything for an elaborate scheme to undermine the Reich. "Magnetic... Sprawling and ambitious, with crisp pacing and fully realized characters, this will fascinate anyone looking for an unusual, enthralling war story." -- Publishers Weekly In this fast-paced historical thriller, twelve-year-old street orphan Helene survives by living as a boy and selling copies of the country's most popular newspaper, Le Soir,…

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Peter Dale Scott and Freeman Ng present Poetry and Terror: Politics and Poetics in Coming to Jakarta

Date / Time:
September 22 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Peter Dale Scott and Freeman Ng present Poetry and Terror: Politics and Poetics in Coming to Jakarta, a study at many levels of Scott's long poem Coming to Jakarta. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Poetry and Terror ($34.99 paperback) in advance by speaking to a bookseller. Coming to Jakarta is Scott's response to a midlife crisis triggered in part by his initial inability to share his knowledge and horror about American involvement in the great Indonesian massacre of 1965. In Poetry and…

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Bonnie Tsui & other Writers Grotto members host an interactive party/workshop inaugurating a new series for writers: LIT STARTS

Date / Time:
September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Bonnie Tsui & other Writers Grotto members host an interactive party/workshop inaugurating a new series for writers: LIT STARTS. Writing Action is the focus of this evening, with Foreword author Bonnie Tsui reading and guiding a prompt-and-response session. To reserve your seat, please purchase any of the four LIT STARTS books listed below by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the covers below. Bring a writing instrument and your creative juices! Focus on a single aspect of the craft of…

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Great Art On Screen 2019/20 Season: Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice

Date / Time:
September 19 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto's birth.

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National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Date / Time:
September 18 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Sep 18 7pm  To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by Stefano Massini adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles ★★★★★ "What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass." - Guardian ★★★★★ "Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs." - Times ★★★★ "Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles. " - The Stage The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on…

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NaNoWriMo’s Grant Faulkner, Rebecca Stern and Laura Bradley launch Brave the Page

Date / Time:
September 15 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

NaNoWriMo's Grant Faulkner, Rebecca Stern and Laura Bradley launch Brave the Page, the official NaNoWriMo handbook that inspires young people to tackle audacious goals and complete their creative projects. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Brave the Page by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) has generated one of the most effective approaches to writing the novel of your dreams. But it's not just for adults. Its Young Writers Program…

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Kids 4-8! Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli launch their new books Hi, Jack! and Jack Blasts Off

Date / Time:
September 14 @ 10:00 am
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Kids 4-8! Mac Barnett & Greg Pizzoli launch their new books Hi, Jack! and Jack Blasts Off, a funny early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog sure to delight fans of Elephant & Piggie. The always entertaining author/illustrator duo will hold forth at Mrs. Dalloway's for this special Saturday morning family event. While all ages will enjoy this presentation, the Jack books are best suited for children ages 4 to 8. Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author…

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Kids 9-12! Lucy Jane Bledsoe launch party for her new middle-grade novel, Running Wild.

Date / Time:
September 13 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Running Wild by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. Twelve-year-old Willa and her twin brothers have survived with their father in the Alaskan wilderness for five years. But Willa knows this can't go on--they must escape.Since their mother died five years ago, Willa, her younger brothers, and her father have lived in the wilderness, in a log cabin they built. They survive on food they grow and animals they…

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3rd Annual New York Dog Film Festival

Date / Time:
September 12 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Bringing the joy of dog videos to the masses and raising money for dogs in need. 10% proceeds will go to Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services! The NY Dog Film Festival is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people, through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together. These films are free of physical or verbal abuse…

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2nd Annual New York Cat Film Festival

Date / Time:
September 11 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need. 10% proceeds will go to Friends of Oakland Animal Services! The NY Cat Film Festival is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people - even when living independently as community cats. For far too…

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Meg Waite Clayton returns to launch The Last Train to London

Date / Time:
September 10 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Meg Waite Clayton returns to launch The Last Train to London, a beautifully rendered novel centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe--and one brave woman who helped them escape to safety. "Painful and beautiful, absorbing and unforgettable. A wonderful tribute to courage, to a remarkable woman, to the ones she saved, and the ones she could not. Recommend this book to anyone who thinks no single person can make a difference."--Karen Joy Fowler To reserve your seat, please purchase…

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Date / Time:
September 10 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE ★★★★★ "Witty, menacing, lyrical and wild!" - Daily Telegraph ★★★★★ "As vital as ever!" - The Stage ★★★★★ "A charged emotional core ensured Swan Lake flew, and continues to fly!" - The Observer Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is 'as bold and beautiful as ever' (Telegraph). This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention,…

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ZZ TOP: That Little Ol Band From Texas

Date / Time:
September 9 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band's inception. Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Joshua Homme…

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American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel

Date / Time:
September 4 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Q&A with director Catherine Butler To Purchase Tickets Click HERE American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel takes audiences into the buckle of Bible belt where a group of defiant Oklahomans are rising up to challenge deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine. Labeled as "heretics" for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as a sword sharpened by literal interpretations of the Bible. Especially those interpretations that continue to justify nationalism and hack away at landmark civil rights protections…

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August 2019

Kids 12 up! Elizabeth Lim reads from Spin the Dawn

Date / Time:
August 29 @ 6:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Kids 12 up! Elizabeth Lim reads from Spin the Dawn, a sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. "Pure magic. Romance, artistry, and deep enchantment."--Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked "What an amazing creation! Every time I thought I knew where it was going, I was wrong. This is a white-knuckle read."--Tamora Pierce, author…

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Royal Shakespeare Company: Measure for Measure

Date / Time:
August 27 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Tue, Aug 27 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "To whom should I complain?" When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director, Gregory Doran,…

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Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World.

Date / Time:
August 14 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Neil Shister in Conversation with Harley Dubois discussing Radical Ritual: How Burning Man Changed the World. "An all-in history of, and love letter to, this one-of-a-kind event. If you've been there, or want to go, you couldn't possibly find better companions than Neil Shister and his engaging book."--Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call and The Guarded Gate To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Radical Ritual in advance by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. Through interviews with fabled Burning Man…

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Alexander Tilney in Conversation with Katharine Dion discussing Tilney’s new novel, The Expectations

Date / Time:
August 7 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Alexander Tilney in Conversation with Katharine Dion discussing Tilney's new novel, The Expectations, "a deeply resonant, brilliantly nuanced meditation on privilege, social ambition, and the folly (and cruelty) of youth."--Kate Walbert "Alexander Tilney applies supple, panoramic prose to the deep interior of an exclusive Northeastern prep school, with arresting results: at once anthropological and visceral, The Expectations provides an authoritative glimpse into a rarefied world of privilege--and announces a dazzling new voice in American fiction."-- Jennifer Egan St. James is…

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National Theatre Live: Hamlet – Special Encore Presentation

Date / Time:
August 6 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Special Encore Presentation Tue, Aug 6 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Lyndsey Turner starring Benedict Cumberbatch "This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation." Variety "Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet." Daily Telegraph Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Now seen by over…

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Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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Planet Bee @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Hands-on, educational workshops where you can meet live bees and learn about how they live and their importance to the environment. Ages 4 and up.

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The Lager Queen of Minnesota

Date / Time:
August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

J. Ryan Stradal reads from his much-anticipated The Lager Queen of Minnesota, a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. "Warm, whimsical, incredibly well-written and infused with Stradal's signature sympathy for his characters--those everyday heroes we all know and love. . . a thorough delight, from beginning to end."--Nickolas Butler To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Larger Queen of Minnesota by speaking to…

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July 2019

National Theatre Live 2019/20 5-Play Season

Date / Time:
July 30 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Season Begins with The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power and directed by Sam Mendes! Season Subscriptions On Sale Now! To Purchase Tickets Click HERE We are thrilled to announce the National Theatre Live 2019/20 5-Play Season! The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare a Bridge Theatre production Present Laughter by Noel Coward starring Andrew Scott from The Old Vic Hansard by Simon Woods

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Tucker Malarkey returns to present Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon, the story of Guido Rahr

Date / Time:
July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Tucker Malarkey returns to present Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon, the story of Guido Rahr, a passionate and eccentric environmentalist who has single-mindedly dedicated his life to saving the environment, working to preserve the world's last pristine stronghold for salmon in Russia's Far East--a landscape of ecological richness and diversity that is rapidly being developed for oil, gas, minerals, and timber in the Putin era. "A powerful and inspiring story. Guido Rahr's mission to save the wild Pacific…

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Magical Moonshine Puppets: The Gunniwolf @Claremont

Date / Time:
July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Little Rabbit goes into the forest to pick flowers even though her mother has warned her not to. There she meets the Gunniwolf who wants her to sing him to sleep. Everytime she stops, he wakes up and wants another song. Meanwhile, Little Rabbit's froggy friends are working on their act with hilarious results! Ages 3 and up.

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Space Phantasy Cartooning @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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Sing Sea Chanteys @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Get a taste of maritime life and lore when Peter from the National Park Service leads a sea chantey sing for would- be sailors of all ages. Free.

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NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Small Island

Date / Time:
July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

July 9, 18, 23 & Aug 1 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE adapted by Helen Edmundson based on the novel by Andrea Levy directed by Rufus Norris Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island bursts to new life. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live's 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 - the year the HMT Empire Windrush…

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Brandon Brown presents The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions

Date / Time:
July 17 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Brandon Brown presents The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions, a uniquely earthbound story of space travel that follows a handful of surviving engineers from the time through their longest days, tightest deadlines, and most confounding challenges.  has captured the soul of what was arguably the most challenging and significant engineering accomplishment of the 20th century…a great read for all audiences…I learned things about ‘my era’ that I never knew!”--Gerry Griffin, Former Director of the Johnson Space Center, and former flight director for…

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What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for…

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Moon Landing Celebration @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

12-1pm Crafts and board games (Spaceteam and Chronology) 1-2pm Watch NASA live webcast We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing with crafting, playing board games (Spaceteam and Chronology), and then watching a live webcast from NASA on our Prowise big screen. Everyone welcome!

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2018/19 Season: Van Gogh & Japan

Date / Time:
July 10 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of…

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What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome.  

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June 2019

FREE Movie:The Guardians @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Join us for a screening of The Guardians on June 29th at 1:00pm as we mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month.  The Guardians is a 2017 documentary that exposes corruption within the Nevada Guardianship and Family Court system. The film shines a light on a lucrative business that drains seniors’ life-savings and robs them of their freedom. For 40 years nothing and no one has stood in their way, until now.

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Amber Hines’ Soul Soup @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Soul Soup with Amber Hines is a family style music ritual for all ages with live drum accompaniment. Come sing, dance, and play! Amber blends traditional and contemporary music that uplifts, builds social-emotional literacy, and creates community. All ages.

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Disaster Prep for People w/ Disabilities @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Please join us on Friday, June 28th from 12-2pm for a presentation on disaster preparedness planning for people with disabilities and seniors. Walter Delson from Easy Does It Emergency Services will talk about disability-specific issues when planning for disasters or other emergency events. Receive a free "Go Kit" (while supplies last) with emergency supplies to start you on your journey toward being better prepared.

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Moonlight @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library – FREE MOVIE

Date / Time:
June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

R/2016/111 minutes A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information about any of the films in this weekly series.  Made possible by a generous donation from the Berkeley Friends of the Library. https://www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org/

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42nd Street – The Musical

Date / Time:
June 25 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "42nd Street with Bonnie Langford is naughty, bawdy, gaudy and GLORIOUS!" - Express UK "An American classic right royally revived!" – Telegraph UK "From the costumes and choreography to the divine melodies, deliciously smart lyrics and hugely talented cast, this show has glories to spare!" – Express UK "Dazzling and deliriously joyous" - Express UK 42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway, featuring the West End's biggest cast on Theatreland's oldest stage, Theatre Royal Drury…

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Black Cedar performing @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Join us for re-created, re-discovered, and re-imagined chamber music. Black Cedar’s accolades include multiple grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and an invite to the National Flute Association Convention. They have performed over 60 concerts throughout California and their critically-praised debut album, A Path Less Trod , was released in 2016. All ages welcome!

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Veggie Pasta Party @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

On Monday, June 24, at 2:00-3:00pm Chef Jillian Love is back!  Learn to make your own veggie noodles from Zucchini and two delicious sauces. Gluten, Meat  and Dairy Free. For cooks of all ages and levels of experience. Please call 510-981-6285 to reserve your space. Event Category: Food, Special

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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Next event (Monthly): July 20, 2019 - 10:00am-12:00pm View all dates Claremont Branch A place to drop in and try out: *Sewing on a Babylock sewing machine *Button-making *Drawing on the ProWise whiteboard *Experimenting with a Foldscope microscope *Needle-felting *Sculpting with modeling clay No previous experience necessary! This program is for kids with parents, teens, and adults

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Saving Face @Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library – FREE MOVIE

Date / Time:
June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

June 19, 2019 - 5:30pm-7:30pm  Saving Face R/2004/97 minutes Appealing tale of a lesbian who hides her sexuality from her mother. Michelle Krusiec, Joan Chen, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang. Event Category: LGBTQ / Pride, Movie

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National Theatre Live: The Audience – Special Encore Presentation

Date / Time:
June 18 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Special Encore Presentation! Tue, June 18 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE starring Tony Award® Winner Helen Mirren by Peter Morgan directed by Stephen Daldry Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry…

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What’s Up! Astronomy Talks @ Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Tuesdays at 1pm June 11th & 18th, July 9th & 16th Ever look up at the night sky and wonder what’s all that up there? Have you been following the news about the black hole and the event horizon and would like to understand more about these phenomena and other Astronomy concepts? Join us and get a download on what’s hot in Astronomy via bite-size presentations by local scientists, grad students, and science hobbyists (citizen scientists). Everyone welcome. Schedule for…

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Space Phantasy Cartooning @ Claremont Branch Berkeley Public Library

Date / Time:
June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Mondays 1-3pm in JUNE (17th), JULY (8th & 22nd), and AUGUST (5th) Graphic novelist and art mentor, Aaron Southerland, will hold a series of cartooning vibe sessions focused on outer space. The sessions are dedicated to the artsy students who desire to create and continue working on their own cartoon and comic characters. Aaron will provide guidance on drawing techniques using a variety of drawing materials. Ideal for Grades 5-8.

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Bloomsday with Thomas Lynchreading from Chapter Ten of James Joyce’s Ulysses 

Date / Time:
June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Bloomsday with Thomas Lynch reading from Chapter Ten of James Joyce's Ulysses recalling Dublin on June 16, 1904. Join us for Guinness, Irish soda bread and cheer! Bring Dad! Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

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Louise Aranson presents Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life.

Date / Time:
June 13 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Louise Aranson presents Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life. "In the latter years there are possibilities for joy, transcendence, and meaning, but also for just the opposite. Aronson writes like a memoirist while giving us scientific insight, philosophical wisdom, and wise counsel for a journey and destination we all share. Elderhood is a lovely and thoughtful exploration of this voyage."--Abraham Verghese To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of Elderhood by speaking…

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Stratford Festival on Film: The Tempest

Date / Time:
June 11 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Tue, June 11 1pm & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Antoni Cimolino starring Martha Henry "Seeing it is a joy"- Toronto Star "The real magic and grandeur come from Marth Henry as Prospero" - The New York Times "Magic is in the air" (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival's latest production of Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tempest, "an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes" (The New York Times). "The real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry…

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2018/19 Season: Van Gogh & Japan

Date / Time:
June 5 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, June 5 1 & 7pm & Wed, July 10 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without…

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Susan Adrian & her new book Forever Neverland

Date / Time:
June 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Kids 8-12/ Susan Adrian in Conversation with Anne Nesbet discussing Adrian's new book, Forever Neverland, a contemporary sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless classic Peter Pan. "A magical ode to childhood that updates the classic while keeping its flavor."--Kirkus Reviews  "One of the best representations of autism in middle grade literature. A must purchase for all children who love magic and adventure, especially those who have longed to see someone like Fergus on the page."--Lizzie Huxley-Jones, editor of Stim To reserve your seat, please purchase…

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May 2019

Great Art On Screen – Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

Date / Time:
May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist's lilies paintings including the Musee Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, the world-famous panels…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 Season: Carmen Suite / Petrushka

Date / Time:
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.

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Jane Solomon and Tyler Schnoebelen in Conversation launching The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With More Than 400 Perplexing Words to Test Your Wits! 

Date / Time:
May 19 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Ages 7 up! Jane Solomon and Tyler Schnoebelen in Conversation launching The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With More Than 400 Perplexing Words to Test Your Wits!  To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The Dictionary of Difficult Words by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates? Find out all this and more in the Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to…

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Mozaik Vocal Ensemble Concert @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Join us for a free a cappella concert! Mozaik Vocal Ensemble is a Berkeley-based a cappella group of women who sing folk songs from around the world. They will be singing songs from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Mongolia, Ireland, Macedonia, and Khazakhstan.  The women of Mozaik have been making music together for many years and all share a love of singing as well as the unique qualities of vocal expression found in the different folk traditions of the world. They select…

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FREE Disaster Preparation Discussion @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake with tips for everyone in your household. FREE Giveaways for Attendees:  Mini-Disaster Kit, Snacks, and preparedness brochures!  For all ages.

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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Wrestle FREE

Date / Time:
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

FREE! Wrestle is an intimate, inspiring coming of age portrait of the wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, which has been on Alabama's failing schools list for many years. As they fight their way towards the State Championship, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face injustices and challenges on and off the mat, together grappling with obstacles that jeopardize their success while their coach wades into the complexities of class and race in the South. • OFFICIAL…

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Hunt for the Wilder People – FREE MOVIEW @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Hunt for the Wilder People 2016/PG-13/103minutes A defiant young city kid finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. New Zealand Indigenous director Taika Waititi’s film won Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best Film at the New Zealand Film Awards and has been called an intergenerational comedic masterpeice.

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Stratford Festival on Film: Coriolanus

Date / Time:
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Tue, May 14 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Robert Lepage starring Andre Sills "Riveting" and "jaw-dropping" - The New York Times "The greatest contemporary staging of this play that I ever have seen" - The Chicago Tribune Staged at the Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics "best of" lists, the Stratford Festival's "riveting" and "exhilarating" (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, has been called "the show of the decade... a…

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Bike to Work Day @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Don’t miss our Bike to Work Energizer Station giveaways: Free bike safety checks and flat tire repair by Trek Bicycles. Delicious Dream Fluff Donuts (while supplies last). Our Bicycle Fixit station. Free  Bike to Work totebags and more!

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Orator- FREE MOVIE @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Orator  (O Le Tulafale 2012/PG/112minutes) Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2018/19 Season: Rembrandt

Date / Time:
May 8 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London's National Gallery and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt's life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition's key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including…

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Cartooning Workshop w/ Aaron Southerland @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day by learning to make cartoons. This program is for all ages. Space is very limited, registration is required. Please go to https://bit.ly/2tS2ply. Aaron Southerland is a Brooklyn native, a graphic novelist, and an art mentor in the Bay Area. He is the creator of the graphic novels Strawberry Dough and Solforce.

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Great Art On Screen – Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

Date / Time:
May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, May 1 1pm & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition. At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav…

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Crazy Rich Asians- FREE MOVIE @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Free viewing of the movie CRAZY RICH ASIANS! When native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend on a trip to Singapore, she is unprepared to learn that he is the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families and one of its most sought-after bachelors.

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April 2019

NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: All About Eve

Date / Time:
April 30 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: All About Eve Apr 25, 30 & May 9 7pm by Joseph L Mankiewicz adapted & directed by Ivo Van Hove starring Gillian Anderson & lily James To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to Rialto Cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo…

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Gareth Hinds in Conversation with Pam Turner discussing his exciting new graphic novel adaptation of Homer’s epic tale,The Iliad. 

Date / Time:
April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

"This is no mere comics adaptation of an ancient classic. Through his intricately illustrated panels, Gareth Hinds brings us The Iliad's depth, brutality, and power. A Herculean effort worthy of the original."--Gene Luen Yang, Michael L. Printz Award winner for American Born Chinese To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The Iliad in advance by speaking to a bookseller or ordering through our website. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and…

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Groovenators @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Shad Harris and the Groovenators will knock your socks off in this 90-minute Blues concert and talk. This event is free and for all music lovers. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information. Shad Harris has been performing, touring and teaching for 45 years in local and international nightclubs, world tours, community theater stages, and major television productions. He is a cofounding member, with Gary Hamilton, of the San Joaquin Valley based Blues band, the Groovenators. Find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Groovenators-100247946394/

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Indie Bookstore Day!

Date / Time:
April 27 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Indie Bookstore Day! Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

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Sloane Tanen reads from her novel, There’s a Word for That

Date / Time:
April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Sloane Tanen reads from her novel, There's a Word for That, a hilarious and moving chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together--in rehab, of all places--even as each member is on the verge of falling apart. "Full of intelligence and charm."--Kirkus Reviews (starred) To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of There's a Word for That by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and…

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Jacqueline Winspear returns to read from her fifteenth Maisie Dobbs novel, The American Agent

Date / Time:
April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Jacqueline Winspear returns to read from her fifteenth Maisie Dobbs novel, The American Agent, in which our beloved heroine investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. "Excellent....In Winspear's capable hands, Maisie has evolved into a deeply sympathetic character. Readers will eagerly await her next outing."--Publishers Weekly, starred review To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of The American Agent by speaking with a bookseller or ordering from our website. When…

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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Charm City – FREE

Date / Time:
April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Charm City Indie Lens Pop-Ups  - FREE! Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city's future.

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Movie Viewing @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

"Won’t You Be My Neighbor" 2018/PG-13 /94 min Morgan Neville’s  Oscar-nominated documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. Winer of the Critic’s Choice and dozens of other awards.

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Maker Lab: Open Lab @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

In this special Maker Lab: Open Lab, we will celebrate Earth Day with local artist, Nga Tran, who will show us how to do paper weaving using recycled materials. No previous experience necessary! This program is for kids with parents, teens, and adults. Nga Tran came to the US in 1975 as a refugee from Sai Gon, Viet Nam. A graduate of UC Berkeley, with a BA in Fine Arts, she uses mostly recycled materials for her artwork. Learn more at http://namasia.blogspot.com/

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Timothy Hampton presents Bob Dylan’s Poetics: How the Songs Work

Date / Time:
April 18 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Timothy Hampton presents Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work, a close examination of Bob Dylan's songs that locates his transgressive style within a long history of modern (and modernist) art. "A truly powerful book written by one of the leading scholars of the history of poetry today. The writing is clear and intellectually most exciting: Dylan's idiosyncratic genius is explained more compellingly than ever before. Hampton remains relevant, exciting and persuasively accurate as he shows the genesis of the songs as musical…

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Lori Gottlieb presents Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, currently being adapted for television with Eva Longoria and ABC.

Date / Time:
April 16 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Lori Gottlieb presents Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, currently being adapted for television with Eva Longoria and ABC. "If you have even an ounce of interest in the therapeutic process, or in the conundrum of being human, you must read this book. It is wise, warm, smart and funny, and Lori Gottlieb is exceedingly good company."--Susan Cain "Gottlieb is an utterly compelling narrator: funny, probing, savvy, vulnerable. She pays attention to the…

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