Actors Ensemble of Berkeley presents Panhandle, a play with music, opening January 9th.

Written by Emmy Award winning playwright and screenwriter Walter Halsey Davis, music by Marc Ream and Jeremy Sullivan and directed by Michael R. Cohen.  Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00, Sunday matinees at 2:00 on Jan. 18th and 25th.

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This Saturday – Don’t miss the Special Event in the historic Lorin District of Berkeley!

Ankara Style, specializing in contemporary handmade African jewelry, is holding a retail/art experience on Dec. 20th.  African wares with a contemporary urban flare will be featured, including adult and children’s clothes, fabric and body care from local and eco-conscious craftspeople.  Traditional henna application and food will also be available.

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The one day show is from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1759 Alcatraz Ave.

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Weekends through December – Support our local artists and craftspeople by getting to know their work, ranging from jewelry, art glass, paintings and drawings, furniture, mixed media, fiber arts, ceramics and more!

BERKELEY ARTISANS HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIOS<br><small>A Free Self-Guided Tour of Workshops & Galleries</small>

A map of participating studios and a list of artists are available at:

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Be careful of flooding on the streets today.  The rains have prompted a flood advisory for Berkeley and Alameda County, as well as western Contra Costa County.  Several accidents have already been reported.  Take your time!

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Congratulations Berkeleyside!

Recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for journalism excellence the second year in a row.

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Vintage massage chair anyone?


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