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Coder Kids @ Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley
Apr 2 – May 31 all-day
Yoga K-5 @ Ecole Bilingue De Berkeley
Apr 2 – May 31 all-day
Darkroom Rental @ Berkeley Art Studio
May 24 – Jun 4 all-day
The History of Socialism in America @ Community Room, South Branch, Berkeley Public Library
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The History of Socialism in America Date Saturday May 28 Time 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Import this event into your personal calendar. Location Details Community Meeting Room South Branch Berkeley Public Library 1901 Russell St., Berkeley, CA 94703 (one block North of Ashby BART on MLK) Event Type Teach-In Organizer/Author Gene Ruyle Email cuyleruyle [at] mac.com Phone 510-332-3865. Address Oakland Bernie Socialist Workshop The History of Socialism in America from Robert Owens’ utopian experiment in 1825 to Bernie’s political revolution of 2016. A slide presentation by Eugene Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Cal State, Long Beach As a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders is leading a political revolution to transform a political system run by the billionaire class into one that represents working and middle class Americans and creates more opportunity for everyone. This workshop will take a closer look at Bernie’s socialism by placing it within the global context of two centuries of struggle against the capitalist system. This will allow a better understanding of how Bernie has adapted socialism to the United States in the Twenty First Century Saturday, May 2 8, 2016 2-4 PM Community Meeting Room South Branch Berkeley Public Library 1901 Russell St., Berkeley, CA 94703 (one block North of Ashby BART on MLK) For info, call Gene 510-332-3865 or email: cuyleruyle [at] mac.comDownload PDF (256.2kb) For more event information:http://r4peace.wordpress.com Added to the calendar on Thursday May 19th, 2016 7:47 PM

Biodanza, a joyful and holistic personal growth practice! @ Wildcat Studio
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Biodanza opens the heart, frees the body and expands consciousness! 2 for 1 when you come with a friend new to this joyful and holistic personal practice! “Each week when I come to Biodanza I have forgotten how to love, when I leave I remember how to.” ~~ Ankita, therapist “Zora is an amazing gifted teacher. She has opened up a part of me that was covered with fear. I smile with confidence now and I dance like never before. You are a lucky person to be transformed by her teachings!” ~~ Shelby, photographer”I come to appreciate what Biodanza and Zora’s class particularly has given me when I’m taking breaks from it. I’ve been a regular at Zora’s class for the past 3.5 years and each year I’ll take a break for a couple of months. During that time very quickly I come to realize what I am getting from this wonderful and deep work that I quickly start missing in my personal life. Biodanza helped me cope with some dramatic changes in my life, namely, going through divorce after being in a relationship all of my adult life, and other bigger and smaller life dramas. I am not familiar with another system that incorporates so many different elements so effectively and that is so helpful in integrating changes I’ve been facing through movement and connection with myself and peers. Biodanza also created for me a much needed sense of having a real and vital community that’s there for me each time I’m in a need for support. Now, when I feel isolated when I’m facing challenges in my life I know I have a very loving and generous community to turn to. It’s been a real bliss to be part of Biodanza and I know it has contributed to my well being today more than any other activity I’ve taken on.” ~~ Eitan, therapist”Who knew evolving one’s consciousness could be so fun. Biodanza blends music and movement with group and solo exercises aimed at releasing the freedom and truth within. I have found myself walking in waves of bliss, surging with aliveness and I have repeatedly been humbled by sharing deep connection with classmates. Zora masterfully orchestrates this in an atmosphere of love, safety and lightness. I am filled with gratitude for this profoundly healing practice.” ~~ Steven, chiropractor More on BiodanzaBiodanza is a deep yet fun personal growth practice, a dance journey like no other!Through regular weekly practice, you will reconnect to your inner joy, awaken your desire to be fully alive, dance through life with an open heart and be welcome by a supportive and loving community.Biodanza is a simple, life-affirming and transformational movement process. Though the name implies dance, it’s a powerful yet gentle personal growth modality with no steps to learn nor any right or wrong way to do it. Also known as the Dance of Life, Biodanza combines carefully selected, inspiring music from around the world with beautiful, heart-opening exercises which bring us more fully into the moment, more into our feelings, and more into our natural state of embodied aliveness. Referred to as the poetry of the human encounter, Biodanza is a great medicine for our time. It gives participants the invaluable opportunity to transform stress into vitality. Each nurturing session provides fertile ground for bringing out creative expression, and allows each one of us to create the life our heart truly desires.Through the shared process of honoring and releasing pent-up feelings, and through supporting the unique creative powers of each participants, Biodanza allows us to find a nurturing way back to the pleasurable feeling of “home” inside of all of us. Giving reverence to the sacredness of life, each Biodanza session naturally opens in us the desire to connect, to celebrate together, and to recognize and share more fully in the limitless gifts of life and loving.

Digable Planets @ The UC Theatre
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Visit us for details http://www.trueskool.com/events/digable-planets-3

Chinmaya Study Circle Berkeley @ Berkeley
May 31 @ 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.

Kickin’ the Mule @ The Cheeseboard Collective
Jun 1 @ 4:45 pm – 4:45 pm

The best in New Orleans R&B, Kickin’ the Mule plays early ’50s rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and jazz! The band plays from 4:45-7:45 every Friday at the Cheeseboard, except for the last Friday of every month. Jeff Magidson (slide guitar/guitar/vocals), Lee Bloom (piano), Kelvin Dixon (lead vocals/drums), Patty Hammond (bass). All Ages! FREE!

glassy baby seconds sale @ glassybaby
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice a year, on a special day, glassybaby sells their perfectly imperfect votives: the glassybaby seconds sale. Because every glassybaby is handmade, the creation process is subject to human error—some glassybaby don’t turn out flawless. Many see these glassybaby as perfect in their own way, so glassybaby holds a separate sale for these “seconds” to find their forever home There will be a ‘first in line promotion’ where the first person in line will get ten extra minutes to shop and go inside the store at 7:50am instead of when doors open at 8 a.m. Shoppers are encouraged to bring socks to wrap purchased glassybaby votives and drinkers and dress comfortably for the experience. Benefitting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Rising Appalachia & more – SEVA’S 40th Anniversary @ The UC Theatre
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. Learn more: seva.org

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.