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Downtown Berkeley Supporting and strengthening Downtown Berkeley – a vibrant, welcoming urban destination for arts, cul

Welcome to Downtown Berkeley, a dynamic urban center with a growing arts district at its core – offering a rich selection of arts and entertainment, cafes and restaurants, and unique stores and businesses. Located only 12 miles from San Francisco and next to the University of California at Berkeley campus, the downtown attracts people to its rich cultural activities, international dining, and wide variety of professional, educational, and public services.

TODAY IS THE DAY! Halloween Hootenanny on the Downtown Berkeley Bart Plaza from 3 to 7pm! DJ O’Aces starts soinning at 3...
10/27/2023

TODAY IS THE DAY! Halloween Hootenanny on the Downtown Berkeley Bart Plaza from 3 to 7pm! DJ O’Aces starts soinning at 3, Face painrting from 4 to 5, kids in costume 12 and under get a free pumpkin, we’ll have a vendor market, fortune teller and raffle off cool prizes! Thompsonia takes the stage at 6pm. See you there! 🎃🎻🍁

See you this Friday!! 3-7pm
10/24/2023

See you this Friday!! 3-7pm

We LOVE the Freight & Salvage! Come play with us today at Freight Fest!
10/14/2023

We LOVE the Freight & Salvage! Come play with us today at Freight Fest!

It's that time again.. Time to start planning something fun and safe or the kids. Even better if it can be fun for you t...
10/11/2023

It's that time again.. Time to start planning something fun and safe or the kids. Even better if it can be fun for you too. We got you! The Halloween Hootenanny is back in Downtown Berkeley. This year the Hootenanny features the Cajun blues old-time Americana stylings of Berkeley's own Thompsonia.. Perfect for the whole family! See you there.

https://www.downtownberkeley.com/events/

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10/10/2023

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Are you a local band, solo musician, performance group, or someone whos got a thing you do on stage?  Do you want to bri...
10/09/2023

Are you a local band, solo musician, performance group, or someone whos got a thing you do on stage?
Do you want to bring your act to one of our Downtown Berkeley events? Fill out this form! We want to know about you!

Thank you for your submission to be considered to perform at any of our Downtown Berkeley Events!. Because we receive so many submissions we may not be able to get back to you unless we want to book your act. Please do not follow up with a phone call or an email. If we like what we see and want more...

Get ready for a wing-dinger of a Hootenanny at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Friday, October 27th from 3 to 7pm.DJ O’...
10/05/2023

Get ready for a wing-dinger of a Hootenanny at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza Friday, October 27th from 3 to 7pm.
DJ O’Aces will be spinning tunes, we’ll have vendors, activities, treats, pumpkins and seasonal fun. Thompsonia takes the stage at 6 playing Cajun blues old-time Americana that’ll be sure to get your toes tappin and maybe even inspire a lil do-si-do’in (strongly encouraged!) Come in costume for a pumpkin and chance to win a fabulous prize.

It’s getting hot out here!!Come to Downtown Berkekey and skate!!
09/23/2023

It’s getting hot out here!!
Come to Downtown Berkekey and skate!!

09/19/2023

Book your next event or gathering in Downtown Berkeley! Use our latest event venue guide!

PRIVATE | SMALL | LARGE Book your next event or gathering in Downtown Berkeley! Private Dining: 10-50 Comal Capacity: 23 2020 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 926-6300 More Information COMAL is a gathering place located in Berkeley’s bustling Arts District that serves woodfired Mexican food....

We're so excited to welcome Lexie's Frozen Custard to Downtown Berkeley!  Get over there today!  2010 Addison St, Berkel...
09/18/2023

We're so excited to welcome Lexie's Frozen Custard to Downtown Berkeley! Get over there today!
2010 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Don’t miss this!Grab your skates and meet us in Downtown Berkekey for Roller Boogie Sat, Sept 23 11am - 5pm FREE
09/12/2023

Don’t miss this!
Grab your skates and meet us in Downtown Berkekey for Roller Boogie Sat, Sept 23 11am - 5pm FREE

09/11/2023

Happy Monday!
Now go get some roller skates for Roller Boogie, Sept 23 in Downtown Berkeley!

08/22/2023

Grab your roller skates and meet us in Downtown Berkeley on Saturday Sept 23 for Roller Boogie! FREE roller skating for all ages and skill levels!

This years Front Row Arts Festival was so amazing.. loving this   done during the event hosted by  with support from Ber...
08/18/2023

This years Front Row Arts Festival was so amazing.. loving this done during the event hosted by with support from Berkekey Ace Hardware!

Attention Bay Area Roller Skating clubs, businesses and organizations..  Berkeley's most incredible roller skating event...
08/07/2023

Attention Bay Area Roller Skating clubs, businesses and organizations.. Berkeley's most incredible roller skating event is back and accepting new vendors and club booths!
Be part of the fun! Message us today!

08/05/2023
August 17, 7pm Don’t miss the FREE screening of the  classic: FINDING NEMO on the  outdoor screen on Addison at Oxford i...
08/04/2023

August 17, 7pm Don’t miss the FREE screening of the classic: FINDING NEMO on the outdoor screen on Addison at Oxford in Downtown Berkekey! Grab the whole family! Don’t forget a blanket! 🎥 🐟 ❤️

08/04/2023

Bring the whole family to the FREE outdoor screening of the Pixar classic: Finding Nemo! The screening starts at 7pm on August 17th!

Grab your chair or blanket and join us at the corner of Addison and Oxford for a glorious night of cinema under the stars. ⭐

Supporting and strengthening Downtown Berkeley – a vibrant, welcoming urban destination for arts, culture, and commerce through advocacy, marketing, & direct services.

We can't wait to show off the finished community mural from the Front Row Arts Festival!  Thank you everyone and Nigel S...
08/02/2023

We can't wait to show off the finished community mural from the Front Row Arts Festival! Thank you everyone and Nigel Sussman Illustration for all the work and Berkeley Ace Hardware for the support!

Grab your skates and meet us in Downtown Berkekey for a full day of music, vendors, food and fun!!
07/31/2023

Grab your skates and meet us in Downtown Berkekey for a full day of music, vendors, food and fun!!

Toy Story FREE Showing to kick off the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive Summer Outdoor Film Series!  7pm.. Bri...
07/31/2023

Toy Story FREE Showing to kick off the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive Summer Outdoor Film Series! 7pm.. Bring a blanket!

Bust out those roller skates!  It's happening ... again!
07/26/2023

Bust out those roller skates!
It's happening ... again!

07/25/2023
Keep COOL in Berkekey.. upper 70s and live music, hip vendors, food trucks, Live Community mural painting, and ice cold ...
07/22/2023

Keep COOL in Berkekey.. upper 70s and live music, hip vendors, food trucks, Live Community mural painting, and ice cold Trumer Pils poured all day! Yeah baby! That’s what’s up.

Can't wait!
07/21/2023

Can't wait!

Come and help me paint a 16ft x 6ft mural on panels tomorrow at in Downtown Berkeley. mural

See Madison McFerrin FREE at The Front Row Arts Festival this SATURDAY in Downtown Berkeley!  Presented by The UC Theatr...
07/19/2023

See Madison McFerrin FREE at The Front Row Arts Festival this SATURDAY in Downtown Berkeley!
Presented by The UC Theatre!

Download & stream Madison McFerrin on Audiotree Live -- https://smarturl.it/AT-Madison-McferrinMadison McFerrin is an alternative R&B songwriter who displays...

So excited for our amazing Front Row Arts Festival Vendors!! Come visit them this Sat!                .co
07/18/2023

So excited for our amazing Front Row Arts Festival Vendors!! Come visit them this Sat!
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See SAM RUDIN & JOHN SCHOTT LIVE at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley link in Bio.    ...
07/17/2023

See SAM RUDIN & JOHN SCHOTT LIVE at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley link in Bio.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors of the   !! Meyer Sound, Jupiter,berkeley,ca., Fast Imaging Berkeley, Vindium Real Est...
07/17/2023

Thank you to our amazing sponsors of the !! Meyer Sound, Jupiter,berkeley,ca., Fast Imaging Berkeley, Vindium Real Estate Trumer Pils USA Panoramic Interests, Mechanics Bank, Gilbane Development Company, Rhodes Planning Berkeley, 2000 Center Street LLC, JS Builders Berkeley, 4 Terra, Berkeley Ace Hardware!

07/10/2023

Participate in the LIVE COMMUNITY MURAL w/ NIGEL SUSSMAN at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley

Supporting and strengthening Downtown Berkeley – a vibrant, welcoming urban destination for arts, culture, and commerce through advocacy, marketing, & direct services.

See the SF LATIN JAZZ YOUTH ENSEMBLE LIVE at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley
07/10/2023

See the SF LATIN JAZZ YOUTH ENSEMBLE LIVE at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley

07/07/2023

See the SOUL MECHANIX feat. Juan Escovedo LIVE at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley FREE * ALL AGES

Supporting and strengthening Downtown Berkeley – a vibrant, welcoming urban destination for arts, culture, and commerce through advocacy, marketing, & direct services.

See Madison McFerrin LIVE at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley FREE * ALL AGES  presen...
07/07/2023

See Madison McFerrin LIVE at The Front Row Arts Festival Sat, July 22 11am-7pm Downtown Berkeley FREE * ALL AGES presented by The UC Theatre

THE COUNTDOWN to The Front Row Festival has begun!! We're doing a cool FREE thing Saturday, July 22nd from 11am to 7pm a...
07/05/2023

THE COUNTDOWN to The Front Row Festival has begun!!

We're doing a cool FREE thing Saturday, July 22nd from 11am to 7pm and YOU are invited!

Soul Mechanix, Madison McFerrin, APE, Darby Gould, Berkeley Symphony, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Marsh Berkeley, The UC Theatre, The Back Room, Freight & Salvage, Meyer Sound, California Jazz Conservatory, Jupiter, MIXT salad bar, Visit Berkeley, Trumer Pils USA

06/22/2023

See you at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza!
Thursday, June 29th 4pm-7pm for the BIG Show.
FREE * ALL AGES

Supporting and strengthening Downtown Berkeley – a vibrant, welcoming urban destination for arts, culture, and commerce through advocacy, marketing, & direct services.

It’s almost Summer!!What’s on your reading list?
06/21/2023

It’s almost Summer!!
What’s on your reading list?

Who else is super excited for to celebrate Pride June 29th in the Downtown Berkeley Plaza?? You are not going to want to...
06/15/2023

Who else is super excited for to celebrate Pride June 29th in the Downtown Berkeley Plaza?? You are not going to want to miss Love Wins: A Variety Show - happening from 4 to 7pm.

This FREE-to-all extravaganza features a spectacular line-up of music, vendors and mesmerizing performances by a who’s-who of some of the Bay Areas finest drag artists.

Hosted by and with on the decks.

So proud of these graduates and this amazing program!
06/11/2023

So proud of these graduates and this amazing program!

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The Berkeley Historical Society museum is closed for now, but we've created an online exhibit on "Berkeley's Fascination with Food"—see exhibitsbhs.org.
This is Suzy Thompson from Thompsonia. We'll tailor the music to fit each different establishment on Fri. Oct. 9 when we do Freight ON Wheels. I know it says "bluegrass" but we will actually be playing a mix of bluegrass, Cajun, ragtime, blues and maybe some music from Puerto Rico or Greece! Here is our plan to fit the music to the menu:
6 pm - Gather, 2200 Oxford Street (old time organic tunes)
6:30 pm - Angeline's, 2261 Shattuck Ave (Cajun and Creole)
7 pm - Revival, 2102 Shattuck Ave (vintage ragtime)
8 pm - Triple Rock, 1920 Shattuck (blues and bluegrass)
8:30 - Spats, 1974 Shattuck Ave (ragtime and blues)
9 pm - Bobby G's, 2072 University Ave (bluegrass in memory of the Red Vest Pizza Parlour)
9:30 - UC Theater, 2035 University Ave (mashup of everything)
A sneak peak preview of the Thirsty Thursday Virtual Concert!
Don't forget to mark your calendar for an evening of great entertainment!

For more information:
https://ecologycenter.org/events/thirsty-thursday-virtual-concert-2/

https://youtu.be/FcL-Oyml3kw
Hi Everyone! More than 700 people have signed this petition calling for Tartine workers who have been laid off to be recalled when the locations are able to reopen. Sign & share if you agree.
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Thank you JJ for your great hospitality and smile! Breakfast at Pollo's was outstanding!
Hello! If anyone is in need of an affordable light filled production space in Downtown Berkeley, our studio is open and available!
if you're looking for something fun to do, go see Saint Judy! It's a new biopic playing at the Shattuck Cinema and its so so good. I just saw it this weekend and loved it. Michelle Monaghan is in it and does a fantastic job as the titular character, Judy Woods, also Common is in it and i didn't really recognize the rest of the cast but they were also really good. The film is about one of Judy's first landmark cases in which she represents and Afghan woman seeking asylum in America. It was really poignant to todays political climate but also wasn't looking to make any particular political stance or push an agenda, rather it was just trying to tell a good story about immigration and justice. I loved this movie and just wanted to recommend!
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