Nov. 16 Near Oak Walk: Local Author Day in Emeryville

Even in an age when you can instantly download just about any book electronically, there’s still something special about going to the bookstore. Maybe it’s the scent of the freshly bound paper or just the feeling of actually flipping a page (instead of clicking). Either way, if you’re a bibliophile, you’ve probably found yourself wandering […]

Berkeley Symphony: Expand Your Cultural Horizons

The 2018-2019 season of the Berkeley Symphony is just about to get underway in October, but before it does, you can expect another installment of its year-round chamber series at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. Vitamin Em & Vivaldi features Vivaldi's Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, along with pieces by Mozart and Handel. […]

Don’t Miss the July 4th Fireworks at Berkeley Marina

The festive food alone might be enough to convince you to celebrate the Fourth of July at Berkeley Marina. Taste of Mexico will serve up frozen spicy mangoneada smoothies. Gourmet Faire is dishing out key-lime calamari and crab fries. Aunt Betty's promises hand-battered corn dogs and California Corn Roast will dole out grill-seared corn on […]

Move to the Beat at Salsa Sundays in May

This summer, the city of Emeryville will bring the heat in more ways than one. In addition to the soaring summertime temps, Bay Street in Emeryville will heat things up with Salsa Sundays. Every Sunday afternoon starting on May 6th, head to Bay Street to step into a street-side celebration of Latin culture. From 2:30 […]

Enjoy a Live Show at The Uptown Nightclub

Sometimes it's a dance floor, sometimes it's a theater, sometimes it's a record store. Actually, The Uptown Nightclub is usually a mix of all three—not to mention a lively bar. The funky venue usually offers music, courtesy of live local bands or DJs, as well as the occasional non-musical show like a comedy performance. So […]

Snuggle Up on a Comfy Couch for a Film at The New Parkway

The New Parkway doesn't look like your average theater. In place of rows of stiff, scratchy seats, this local cinema boasts a mismatched assortment of couches, loveseats, and comfy chairs—even a few bean bags. And instead of a sticky snack bar, The New Parkway boasts a full pub that serves local beers and wines and […]