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Jan
22
Mon
Darkroom Use (8 Weeks) @ Berkeley Art Studio
Jan 22 – Mar 11 all-day
Feb
1
Thu
Landscapes & Cityscapes (Thursday) @ 375 Kroeber
Feb 1 – Mar 7 all-day
Feb
25
Sun
2+1 Tara Pilbrow Dance @ Finnish Hall
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

US premiere of this well-loved family dance theatre piece. Adored by UK audiences from 3 months to 92 years old, 2+1 is a humorous look at the rollercoaster ride of early parenthood with its highs, lows and moments of total absurdity. At the back of the space a washing machine spews out an endless torrent of laundry, sometimes the couple fight back .. sometimes the washing machine wins. Past audiences said: “Moving sensitive and profound. Highly accessible for parents and little ones.” ” Most beautifully choreographed and performed with consummate skill.” “A wonderfully comedic and incredibly enjoyable piece, beautifully executed”

2+1 Tara Pilbrow Dance @ Finnish Hall
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

US premiere of this well-loved family dance theatre piece. Adored by UK audiences from 3 months to 92 years old, 2+1 is a humorous look at the rollercoaster ride of early parenthood with its highs, lows and moments of total absurdity. At the back of the space a washing machine spews out an endless torrent of laundry, sometimes the couple fight back .. sometimes the washing machine wins. Past audiences said: “Moving sensitive and profound. Highly accessible for parents and little ones.” ” Most beautifully choreographed and performed with consummate skill.” “A wonderfully comedic and incredibly enjoyable piece, beautifully executed”

Feb
27
Tue
COMBO: IMPROV I and II @ Shotgun Studios
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 10:00 pm

If a 90-minute improv class just isn’t enough, then register here and take IMPROV I and IMPROV II concurrently on Tuesday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. There’s even a $10.00 discount if you do!

Feb
28
Wed
Think in Blockchain – Blockchain at Berkeley Meetup @ THE HOUSE
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Nebulas (nebulas.io) is a next generation blockchain with a decentralized platform providing a search framework for all blockchains. Nebula chain is an open source public chain. Through its own technological innovations, Nebula is committed to expanding the boundaries of blockchain technology and building the next generation of blockchain ecosystems. In this panel discussion, you will learn: What’s next for blockchain? What’s the key words for 2018 in blockchain? How to think in Blockchain? Differences in thinking about blockchain in the world today. (Traders vs Believers, Chinese vs Rest of the world) Why should i choose Nebulas over other blockchain providers? Nebulas keywords (PoD DIP) Use case on Nebulas  Panel Speaker Hitters Xu Founder & CEO of Nebulas, Founder of AntShares (NEO), a blockchain pioneer in China, the former Director of Ant Financial’s Blockchain Platform (Alibaba’s financial arm) and part of Google’s Search & Anti-Fraud team. Since 2013, Hitters has founded BitsClub (the very first Blockchain/Bitcoin community in China), ICO365 (one of the largest ICO platforms) and FBG Capital (one of the earliest Crypto funds). Moderator Howard Wu Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Dekrypt Capital, a leading blockchain investment firm focused on core infrastructure, privacy-preserving protocols, and early-stage ventures. Howard first became involved with Bitcoin in 2011, and has contributed to cryptographic libraries used in Ethereum and Zcash. He serves as Advisor to Blockchain at Berkeley, the first university ecosystem for blockchain technology. Agenda 18:00 – 18:30 Registration and Food 18:30 – 19:30 Panel Discussion 19:30 – 20:00 Q&A

Purim NY Deli Dinner @ Chabad of Berkeley
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

YOU ARE INVITED TO A …   N Y   D E L I   P U R I M   D I N N E R   WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – 7:00 PM      AUTHENTIC NY DELI & OPEN BAR ► Knishes!► Matzah ball soup!► Steams Corned beef & Pastrami!► Pickle Bar!  LISTEN TO THE MEGILLAH &  ENJOY A COMMUNITY GAME SHOW $20 per person

Mar
1
Thu
Transition Berkeley Film: Protecting our Oak Woodlands & Water Future @ Berkeley Fellowship of UUs' Hall
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet the two dynamic authors of a June 5th initiative to protect these treasures – Mike Hackett and Jim Wilson. Watch their film that tells the story of the Napa Valley watershed and the initiative they created to protect it – the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative of 2018. Find out how you can help protect the forests, oak woodlands and watershed of Napa Valley from the everexpanding wine industry. Come at 6:30pm for meet and greet and bring vegetarian snacks or drinks to share if you can. Presentation begins at 7:00pm, with discussion after the film.

Sponsored by Transition Berkeley, BFUU Social Justice Committee, The Ecology Center, and Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter.

For more info: [email protected]

Suggested Donation: $5 – 20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Wheelchair accessible.

Chinmaya Study Circle Berkeley @ Berkeley
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Namaste. Welcome to the Berkeley Chinmaya Study Group. Our main purpose is to study vedantic text such as Atmabodha, Upanishads, Bhagvat Geeta, Brahmasutra, etc. And also to invite scholars of Vedanta and other spiritual practices to educate, awaken and enlighten us. We meet every Thursday at 8PM near North Berkeley BART.  We are starting study of Tatvabodha by Adi Shankaracharya on September 14, 2017. You can purchase the book at the study circle.  Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes before the start time.   Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Hari Om Tat Sat.

Montclair Women’s Big Band @ California Jazz Conservatory
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This local treasure brings together some of the Bay Area’s best jazz women in one of the West Coast’s most formidable ensembles.

A presentation of our Grand Opening Concert Series, celebrating the California Jazz Conservatory’s new venue, Rendon Hall, in our new Jerry Fiddler Annex, 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley.

Check out our 8 Grand Opening concerts, featuring Marcos Silva Group (2/25), our Young Musicians Program (2/26), CJC Blue and Green Ensembles (2/27), Montclair Women’s Big Band (3/1), Laurie Antonioli & Theo Bleckmann (3/2), Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir (3/3), and the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra with John Santos (3/4).