Wednesdays from 6:15 – 6:45 pm (with breaks between School Quarters; check Calendar for dates) 30 minute silent meditation sessions with a brief overview of fundamentals. The session starts promptly at 6:15 PM, please arrive a few minutes early. Please note that if the 8th of the lunar month or the full moon are on a Wednesday, there will be a special chanting practice from 6:15 – 6:45 pm instead; check the calendar to see which days this applies to. This practice is held during Quarters; it goes on break when there are no classes. Cost: $5, free for students enrolled in a certificate program www.nyingmainstitute.org, (510) 809-1000
Gourmet Ghetto: A Culinary Walking Tour With Edible Excusions Bring your passion for Bay Area artisan food and wine to North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto for this three-hour walking tour from Edible Excursions. You’ll be introduced to the area’s history as the birthplace of California cuisine, spearheaded by Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse, and as a hub for the local organic food movement. The weekly tours are led by an epicurean concierge and feature conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouthwatering assortment of tastings and samples both sweet and savory.
Top Comedians Throw Down for Your Entertainment Treat yourself to a night of laughs and excitement when a lineup of hilarious Bay Area comics goes head-to-head to see who can make you laugh the hardest. At the end you’ll vote to decide to winner. Not only will the winners have bragging rights, they’ll also score a cash prize, so you know they’ll be bringing their “A” material. With three categories in the mix — Stand Up, Word Up and Beat Up – there’s sure to be a wide range of entertainment at Black Repertory Group Theater. Don’t miss this night of mid-week fun hosted by Jerry Law.
One-Woman Show From Marga Gomez: Latin Standards Latin Standards was named a The New York Times “Critic’s Pick” for its “winning heart and humor” and is peppered with characterizations the San Francisco Chronicle called “impossible to resist.” GLAAD award winner Marga Gomez’s 12th and final solo performance is the story of Gomez’s late father, a blustery Cuban comedian and songwriter who insisted Marga become a doctor. As an impractical tribute to his memory, Marga defies reason and in 2012 launched a hipster comedy night at “Esta Noche,” a Mission district Latino drag club with terrible Yelp reviews, during the onset of San Francisco’s gentrification crisis. Her stylish girlfriend saw no potential in Marga’s new project and Marga copes with getting dumped by listening for clues in the recordings of her father’s “Latin Standards,” dance tunes steeped in jealousy, obsession, and guitars. Described by the San Francisco Examiner as “Elegantly structured and expertly staged, it’s both touching and funny”.
Little children are curious about how animals handle the cold and rain as fall and winter arrive. Dandelion This puppet show from Dandelion Family puppeteer, Heather Normandale, will be a mixture of comedy and curiosity including some goofy slapstick conversation about what where animals go in the fall with animals from around the world hanging out and talking about how they do seasons differently in different places. There will be a few special guests arriving late from Halloween just to goof things up bit. Heather Normandale is a teacher and entertainer who provides entertainment, music lessons and interactive performance for children and families of a variety of ages with activities including puppetry and storytelling, sing-a-longs, movement and instrument play. She has been teaching and educating for over 10 years. She has worked at Blue Bear Music, Tree Frog Treks, has managed/performed with the Vak Choir, has co-starred in the pilot for a kids puppet TV Show called “Teddy the Traveler” and has toured and performed with Giant Puppets Saves the World and Living Folklore giant puppet troupes in festivals in Oregon, California and Arizona. She currently performs regularly with her Oakland based band, teaches with Music Together and runs her own “edutainment” business called Dandelion Family Music. Find out more at www.heathernormandale.com
“One Bay Area” ベイエリア交流会の新たなスローガンです。様々な年代、様々な業種で働き、ベイエリアの様々な場所に住む人々が一堂に会して繋がる場、という意味が込められています。今年、初めての試みとして、このスローガンのもと、UC Berkeleyを中心に、UC Davis, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University 四校のJSAが協働し、皆様に質の高い交流の場を提供いたします。 こんな方々と交流できます！ これからの日本を背負う海外大生と話をしたい社会人の方 将来のキャリア、人生について社会人目線の話を聞きたい大学生 四年制正規大学の学生に編入について学びたい、コミュニティカレッジ生 ベイエリアに住む他の日本人とのコネクションを強めたい方 Facebook イベントページリンク https://www.facebook.com/events/175513723382594/ 日時: 11/17(土) 18:00~21:30 場所: Anna Head Alumnae Hall Address: 2537 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA ドレスコード: ビジネスカジュアル 入場料: 前売りチケット$10, 当日チケット$20（前売りチケットはイベント5日前までご購入いただけます。） 大学の規定により、当日の現金受け渡しは禁止されています。当日のお支払いはVenmoのみとなりますのでご注意くださいませ。 社会人、学生の世代間の垣根を超えた交流を実現させるためのコンテンツをご用意しております。さらに、おいしい日本食の提供もございます。 皆様のお越しを心よりお待ちしております。 One Bay Area Project 代表 岡田健 (Takeshi Okada)