ONGOING EVENTS & CLASSES

Culinary Walking & Tasting Tours
Thursdays 10am-2:15pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm
By Reservation ($88 per person), Presented by Edible Excursions

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North Berkeley All-Organic Farmer's Market
Thursdays,Year Round, Rain or Shine 2-7pm 
Shattuck Ave. near Rose St., Operated by The
Ecology Center
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Art Exhibition and Opening Events
Monthly Gallery Openings and Events at local galleries and Cafes, including:
Berkeley Art Center
ACCI Gallery
Firehouse North Art Gallery

Wine Tasting at Vintage Berkeley
Samples from our globetrotting portfolio!
Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm, Saturdays from 2-4pm
2113 Vine Street, Tel: 510.665.8600

Kitchen on Fire: Cooking Classes at Epicurious Garden
Please check the website for a full schedule!
1509 Shattuck Ave. Tel: 510.548.COOK

YOGAKULA Healing Arts Studio
Lectures and Performances
Classes: Yoga – Tai Chi – Massage – Pilates
1700 Shattuck Ave., 2nd floor, Tel: 510.486.0264
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ANNUAL EVENTS:
VALENTINE'S WINE WALK
February 11, 5-8pm
With the Berkeley Public Schools Fund to benefit the Garden & Nutrition Program - Wine Walk with sampling at eateries, shops and galleries
SPRING TASTE OF NORTH BERKELEY
May 2015
With Berkeley Lions Club to benefit Community Fund - Restaurant Walk with sampling at eateries, shops and galleries

CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL
2015: TBA
Chocolate Menu Sampling at Area Shops, Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Crafts Vendors, Kid’s Activities
SUNDAY STREETS BERKELEY/VINE STREET BLOCK PARTY
October 2015, TBA
Open Streets event on Shattuck from Rose to Haste - FREE recreational and social activities, outdoor seating, special street food menus, business open houses and sales, live music. Also, Wine Tasting & District Food and Shop Booths on Vine St.

SNOW DAY IN BERKELEY
December 7, 2014
Snow Play, Kids Activities, Merchant, Craft & Food Booths, Music
 
Everyday Sacred
Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Join us for this special event . We will learn how to experience our profound, natural connection with the elements of nature, the cosmos, with all humanity and our own heart. We will hear about daily rituals that enable us to connect with the sacred in lives, when we first wake up, when we see the sun, when we are preparing and eating our food. 

Vivek Godbole is the head of Yajurveda Pathshala in Satara, India. Vivek is widely known for his very evocative Vedic chanting, and also for his very accessible and fascinating explanations of Vedic philosophy, ritual and culture. His family have been teaching and practicing the Vedic tradition for at least 18 generations. They run a Vedic school, which has been recognized by the UNESCO and the Government of India for preserving one of the 10 most endangered branches of the Vedas. 

Fee: $20 in adv / $25 day of the event

At proceeds will go to support Shri Krishna Yajurveda Pathshala, Shri Vivek's traditional Vedic school in Satara, India.
ACCI Gallery presents, Unleashed, a group exhibit!
Friday, July 10th 2015, 11:00am - Thursday, July 30th 2015, 6:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery is pleased to present, Unleashed, a group exhibit by The Terra Linda Ceramic ArtistsThe show explores the concept, through ceramic art, of each individual artists idea of what it means to be unleashed, untethered, released, free. Interpretations of the theme will explore not only the literal but the figurative meaning of the word.  

Exhibition Dates: July 10 - July 30, 2015
Artists Reception July 11th 6:00 -8:00pm
 
Beeswax Painting @ Berkeley Art Center
Saturday, August 1st 2015, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
For Ages 7 and up. Free admission.

This workshop is a fun introduction to encaustics, a way of combining wax, glues and color together to create a painting. The encaustic medium is made with natural, unbleached beeswax and a natural resin which will be prepared in advance and painted onto a wooden surface. Participants will inscribe designs into the boards and then enhance them by adding colored mediums such as oil pastels. A light amount of heat will be added to fuse the colors into the design, which will produce an ethereal effect. This magical medium is age-old and dates back to the ancient Roman Egyptian times.

Please RSVP to programs@berkeleyartcenter.org.

About the instructor: Cheryl Ann Shanks is a Bay Area artist and arts educator in Napa. She has a waterfront studio on Mare Island where her work is on display and can be seen by appointment. She has taught encaustic workshops and college courses in Napa, Marin, Sonoma and in Mendocino at the Art Center.
Kirtan with Astrud & the Cosmic Caravan
Saturday, August 8th 2015, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Kirtan with Astrud & the Cosmic Caravan

Astrud brings with her a host of talented musicians from the Bay area with whom she is honored to play. The band is a caravan of Bhakti Yogis who love to sing in the key of "We". They create a safe and playful space in which hearts can begin to unfold like the lotus emerging from the mud. Kirtan is a way to express gratitude and joy, pain and sorrow and celebrate the gods and goddesses in all their forms. It is through the devotional practice of call and response, and repeating their names, that our hearts awaken and our barriers dissolve. Through this, kirtan enables us to experience wholeness and union, Yoga.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Call for Entries: Civic Center Art Exhibition 2015/2016
Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 12:00am - Monday, August 10th 2015, 8:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Deadline for Entries: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8 pm

Open to artists living/and or working in the City of Berkeley, the Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within its community. The annual exhibition is produced through a collaborative effort by Berkeley Art Center, Kala Art Institute, and the Civic Arts Commission.

The works of approximately 30 artists will be selected by a jury for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building at 2180 Milvia Street. The work will be distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on six floors and the exhibition will run from September 2015 to May 2016.

Up to 5 images may be submitted. All selected artists will receive a $150 honorarium.

For more information, visit https://berkeleyart.slideroom.com/#/login/program/26019.
Yoga Intensive with Siri Peterson
Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Join us this weekend for Anusara 101~ Strengthen Your Foundation

Gain knowledge and insight on the Anusara school of yoga from philosophy to practice!

In these 2 hour intensives, we will advance our understanding of the principles and foundations of yoga. Together we'll dive deeply into functional and therapeutic alignment and learn the details and theory that will take your practice to the next level. These intensives are perfect for seriously curious students, those on the teacher training track who wish to deepen their knowledge, and teachers of any style of yoga who wish to expand their knowledge base. 

Head to yogakula.com to register!

$25.00 / weekend
Summer Retreats at the Nyingma Institute begin June 8
Monday, June 8th 2015, 10:00am - Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute

For over forty years the Nyingma Institute has offered a gentle path of self-knowledge and altruistic service based on the Buddha’s teachings. Summer retreats continue this tradition, offering immersion in teachings and practices that release tension and stimulate insight, leading to a joyful engagement with life.

On the schedule are Buddhist Studies retreats, meditation retreats, Tibetan Yoga retreats, Buddhist Psychology retreats and more.
 

June 8-13: Inner Peace through Meditation
 

June 15-20: Expanding Body Knowledge
 

June 22-27: Kum Nye: Breath, Energy, Feeling
 

June 29-July 3: Transforming Negative Emotions
 

July 10-12: Generating Happiness from Within
 

July 13-18: Tibetan Yoga to Open the Senses to Feeling
 

July 20-August 1: Bringing Suffering and Happiness onto the Path of Enlightenment: A Mind-Training (Lojong) Retreat
 

August 10-15: Skillful Means: Productive Thought
 

August 17-22: Silent Retreat


Visit our website at www. nyingmainstitute.org for full descriptions of these retreats and retreat accommodations.

 

Collect! Exhibition Opening Reception and Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, September 26th 2015, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Collect! Exhibition Opening Reception and Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser

Exhibition Dates: September 12 - 26, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 26, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 
Raise a glass to the burgeoning local artist community at Berkeley Art Center’s Collect!, the organization’s largest annual event. Works from the Bay Area’s most exciting artists will be exhibited and up for auction, enjoyed with a glass of wine and delicious food. Bring home your favorite piece and support artists in the community!

The event is free and open to the public. A ticketed Auction Fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 26 from 5 - 9 p.m., including a VIP Reception from 5 - 6 p.m.

All proceeds from Collect! will support Berkeley Art Center’s exhibitions and public programs. Funds from this year’s event directly support year-round programming, including Programs for Young Artists at BAC.

Collect! Ticket Information:
$40 in advance, $45 at the door
VIP Tickets: $70 in advance, $75 at the door

For more information go to www.berkeleyartcenter.org/collect-2015.
Four-Month Human Development Training Retreat
Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:00am - Saturday, December 12th 2015, 3:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute

"If we can find ways to awaken the full power of awareness, we can enter a new phase of human evolution and revitalize ourselves and our world. "  - Tarthang Tulku.


This retreat provides students with an intense four-month period of study and practice of Nyingma teachings. 

The retreat curriculum is a program in human development, working both cognitively and experientially with mind, body, and spiritual awareness. Students develop insight into the nature of consciousness, emotion, thought, embodiment, and feeling. Exercises release the hold of negative habitual patterning within body and mind, allowing previously untapped human qualities to emerge. Participants are instructed in how to integrate their new knowledge and way of being within daily life so that what is learned in the retreat continues to unfold and develop.


2015 Program: August 26 - December 12, 2015.  Applications are now being accepted for this retreat.


Visit our webpage at http://bit.ly/1J0dbZI for details. 

Cost for this retreat: $6,800 (nonresidential); $9,200 (residential) which may be paid in monthly installments ($1,700 nonresidential; $2,300 residential.). Note that both residential and nonresidential costs include vegetarian meals.

Please call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org to speak with an advisor as to whether this retreat is right for you.

 

Recovering Joy : Life After Addiction
Sunday, July 26th 2015, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Explore ways to use mindfulness and meditation to deepen the value of your recovery. Kevin will use his new book of the same name to guide the workshop."

In this half day workshop Kevin will draw from his latest book to talk about how Buddhist practices and teachings can support a joyful life in recovery. He will include meditation instruction and interactive exercises as well as lecture and discussion.

Books will be available for sale.

$30 in advance, $40 at the door
Yoga Intensive with Siri Peterson
Saturday, July 25th 2015, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Join us this weekend for Anusara 101~ Strengthen Your Foundation

Gain knowledge and insight on the Anusara school of yoga from philosophy to practice!

In these 2 hour intensives, we will advance our understanding of the principles and foundations of yoga. Together we'll dive deeply into functional and therapeutic alignment and learn the details and theory that will take your practice to the next level. These intensives are perfect for seriously curious students, those on the teacher training track who wish to deepen their knowledge, and teachers of any style of yoga who wish to expand their knowledge base. 

Head to yogakula.com for more information and to enroll!

$25.00 / weekend
Ananda Rasa Kirtan - David Estes and Band
Sunday, July 19th 2015, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Sunday, July 19th • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ananda Rasa (the bliss of Divine rapture, the nectar of bliss) Kirtan is led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist David Estes who is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. David grew up in India, has studied music since childhood and spent several years completely immersed in the practices of kirtan, swadhyaya chanting and meditation as a resident in daily ashram life. Ananda Rasa Kirtan is rooted in traditional sanskrit chants sung to original melody compositions in light classical Indian ragas. Additional musical influences include Qawwali and reggae. The power, energy and vibration of the kirtan is experienced through chanting in call and response with the audience.

Tickets: $15 online / $20 at the door
Seasonal California Cuisine cooking class
Sunday, July 19th 2015, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Kitchen on Fire Cooking School

In this class, we will be taking advantage of possibly the most exciting produce season of the year in Northern California: summer! While Californians enjoy long seasons and more availability than most of the country all year long, the summer produce that will be the focus of this menu is at the peak of its seasonality.  Join Chef Mat on a tour of what to cook with and why during this exciting time in our region.

Menu:

  • Cucumber Gazpacho with fresh mint and Greek yogurt
  • Brule’d figs, prosciutto ham, toasted pistachio, sherry
    mascarpone, wild arugula
  • Fried green tomatoes, bacon vinaigrette, and peppery cress
  • Grilled Mexican street corn, “Elote”, lime crèma and queso
    fresco
  • Carne Asada Tacos, charred tomatillo salsa Verde, avocados,
    cilantro 


Class cost: $105

Peggy Kincaid on "Inner Peace through Tibetan Yoga"
Sunday, July 19th 2015, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute

The deep states of relaxation developed through Tibetan Yoga can guide us to a treasury of inner peace that we can learn to draw on at any moment. Tibetan Yoga teacher and psychotherapist Peggy Kincaid will demonstrate a series of movement and breathing exercises, techniques that you can use for inner balance and peace.

Sunday, July 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Every Sunday, a talk on Nyingma teachings is presented by a Nyingma Institute faculty member or visiting scholar.  The talk is free. Visit our website for a complete list of talks in July.

This summer, Peggy also teaches a weekly drop-in Tibetan Yoga class at the Nyingma Institute:

Integrating Body and Mind, Wednesdays, 10-11:30 AM

This course is about healing conflicts between the needs of the body and the demands of our mind. Gentle Kum Nye exercises will be presented that allow feelings and sensations to flow more freely within and between body and mind. These feelings become a pathway to a more natural state of balance in which body and mind harmonize into a unified whole. Open to all levels of students, including those with physical limitations who are looking for new ways to heal and regain vitality.

$18 per class

For more information, call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org

 

 

Sound Bath Immersion with InnerSounds
Saturday, July 18th 2015, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Starting on July 18th, join sound alchemist Missy Felsenstein every third Saturday of the month for a unique and deeply relaxing evening of pure sound. Let your body and senses bathe in a wash of ancient sound and blended tones of Paiste gongs and crystal singing bowls. Experience the powerful benefits of these meditative tools and deepen your yoga practice through stillness and desired rest. Take your body on a vacation from stress and tension and leave feeling refreshed, focused, and clear.

Treat yourself to sonic bliss the third Saturday of every month.

No yoga experience required, all ages and abilities welcome.

Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void, a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.” This Rumi quote is the core of Missy’s own sound journey and teachings. Through the use of live sound with quartz crystal singing bowls and specifically tuned gongs, expect to indulge in conscious relaxation and sweet stillness. Sound is a powerful, ancient healing tool that creates mediative like states through a scientific process called entrainment. Missy used these meditative depths to guide herself gently out of depression and anxiety and into a more balanced way of life. Missy Felsenstein was first introduced to sound in India in 2008 while walking around a local market and discovering a sound healer who sold singing bowls. She immediately felt a connection to this healing modality and knew it was her passion to help herself and others create more sustained peace and joyful living through sound. Missy is a certified yoga therapist, sound alchemist, and a wellness and lifestyle coach specializing in depression and anxiety. Her mission is to lessen the distance between ourselves and our truth. relax. listen. trust.

learn more at www.innersoundsyoga.com

$20 in advance, $25 day of
Retreat: Tibetan Yoga to Open the Senses to Feeling
Monday, July 13th 2015, 10:00am - Saturday, July 18th 2015, 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Our bodies are expressions of the creativity and vitality that course through all forms of life. They are endowed with senses that allow us to experience ecstatic beauty and bliss and make it available to others who have not yet seen that this is possible. Tarthang Tulku, Joy of Being.

Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) movement, breath, and awareness exercises that open the senses to deep feeling and sensitivity form the heart of this retreat. Designed to challenge students at all levels of Tibetan Yoga or meditation practice, the retreat will include individual counseling and follow-up. Suitable for all levels of students, but prepare to be challenged.
 

July 13-18, 2015; Retreat begins Monday, July 13, 10 AM and concludes Saturday, July 18, 4:45 PM.

Cost: $470 (nonresidential, meals included); $700 (residential, six night’s room and board)

Instructors: Santosh Philip, Donna Morton, and Jack van der Meulen.

To register and for more information, call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org

Visit our website for information about our Saturday workshops and weekly retreats, and to view the Institute Tibetan Yoga video.


 

Renewing and Refreshing the Senses: A Tibetan Yoga Workshop
Saturday, July 18th 2015, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
A day of restful Tibetan Yoga exercises to refresh the senses. You will discover ways to nourish each of the senses, inviting an ecstatic interaction between the ‘inner’ senses and the outer object. You will learn breathing and movement practices that can be done at home and at work. Suitable for all levels of students.

Cost: $80, includes a vegetarian buffet lunch.

Instructors: Jack van der Meulen and Donna Morton. 

To register and for more information, call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org

About Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga):

The slow and gentle movements of Kum Nye offer a welcome experience of relaxation. Many people seek techniques to help resolve personal difficulties such as work-related stress, emotional conflicts, or a sense of being out of touch with the deeper current of their lives. Even a brief acquaintance with Kum Nye exercises can reduce stress and offer a host of additional benefits such as enhanced sensitivity to body and mind and a fuller self-understanding based on direct experience of emotions, thoughts, sensations, and feelings. As stress melts away, sensory awareness is reawakened, the urgent chatter of thoughts is stilled, and mind and body come into greater attunement.

To view the Nyingma Institute Kum Nye video, click here or visit our website.

Mindful Meditations
Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Mindfulness Meditation Dharma Talks - Wednesdays 7:30pm - 9pm with Nicola Amadora 

The greatest gift we can offer to the world, others and ourselves is to live fully present and with genuine compassion ~ come what may. In this rapidly changing world we all encounter challenges, we need support, nourishment and inspiration. Mindfulness meditation and practical application, dharma wisdom and a group provide this refuge. Wherever you are on the journey, you are welcomed here.

15th July: Riding the Waves: Relating to Feelings

22nd July: Spacious Embrace: Relating to Mind

5th Aug: Resting Ground: Relating with the Body of Life

12th Aug: Truly Connecting: Relating with each other
Free Talk: Mark Henderson on ?Awakened Breath?
Sunday, July 12th 2015, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Tibetan Yoga practices cleanse the mind-stream of the negative emotions of anger, attachment, and dullness.

Breathing practices in particular bring stillness to the mind, opening the door to investigating the true nature of body, feelings, mind, and phenomena, which in turn opens us up to awakened compassion. Nyingma Institute instructor Mark Henderson will discuss how to ‘wake up’ the breath in this way.

Visit us at www.nyingmainstitute.com for a complete list of free talks in July.

For more information, call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org
Generating Happiness from Within: A Three-day Retreat
Friday, July 10th 2015, 10:00am - Sunday, July 12th 2015, 3:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Tibetan Yoga practices channel positive energy into body and mind as they release tension. This three-day retreat combines movement, self-massage, and breathing practices that generate joyful feelings, reorienting us toward happiness. We discover that we hold the key to satisfaction and inner peace, and we learn to appreciate the qualities that have placed the key in our hands and entitle us to use it.

July 10-12; Retreat begins Friday, 10 AM and concludes Sunday, 3 PM.

Cost: $235 (nonresidential, meals included); $350 (residential, two nights’ room and board).

Instructor: Santosh Philip.

Suitable for all levels of students. There is still space to participate non-residentially.

To register, call 510-809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.
 

ACCI Gallery - Opening Reception for Unleashed!
Saturday, July 11th 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery is pleased to present, Unleashed, a group exhibit by The Terra Linda Ceramic ArtistsThe show explores the concept, through ceramic art, of each individual artists idea of what it means to be unleashed, untethered, released, free. Interpretations of the theme will explore not only the literal but the figurative meaning of the word.  

Exhibition Dates: July 10 - July 30, 2015
Artists Reception July 11th 6:00 -8:00pm
 
Opening Reception: Lava Thomas, Looking Back and Seeing Now
Saturday, July 11th 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Opening Reception: Looking Back and Seeing Now, New Work by Lava Thomas

July 11 - August 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

West Coast artist Lava Thomas has created a site-specific installation that transforms the gallery into a unique site of reflection. The exhibition centers on a kinetic installation comprised of over one hundred tambourines suspended dramatically from the gallery's ceiling. The tambourines are affixed with eyes that are depicted in large-scale drawings based on photographs from Thomas' grandmother's photo album. Mirrors incorporated into the space and relative position is continually subject to the mirrors' gentle rotations.
Gregoire will be closed on July 4th
Saturday, July 4th 2015, 12:01am - 11:59pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Gregoire restaurant will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
happy fireworks!

Gregoire
A Week-long Tibetan Yoga Retreat on Breath, Energy, Feeling
Monday, June 22nd 2015, 10:00am - Saturday, June 27th 2015, 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga): Breath, Energy, Feeling

In this Tibetan Yoga retreat, breathing and movement exercises stimulate and direct the energy of body and mind; visualization practices awaken and sustain inner vitality; and meditation practices foster serenity. These practices are simple and yet profound, gentle and yet deeply transformative. Suitable for all levels of students.

June 22-27, 2015
Retreat begins Monday, 10 AM and concludes Saturday, 4:45 PM.

Instructors: Santosh Philip, Donna Morton, and Jack van der Meulen.

Cost: $470 (nonresidential, meals included); $700 (residential, six night’s room and board).

To register, call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.


About Tibetan Yoga:

“Over time, pressure and tension demoralize and damage the human spirit. Loss of confidence, reluctance to take responsibility, and the feeling of being pressured, even controlled, are warning signs that our human spirit is being subjected to a dictatorship of some kind.... While we can point to certain events that seem to ‘cause’ our tension, we forget to ask a more important question: Why do we allow such things to control us? If we had the knowledge to direct our lives more skillfully, we could develop more inner freedom and confidence.”

In the rush of our lives, thoughts, feelings, and sensations are relentlessly stimulated and agitated. With Kum Nye, we can learn to take care of ourselves, calm body and mind, and sort out our thoughts and feelings in a positive way.

To view the Nyingma Institute Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) video, click here

Visit our website at www.nyingmainstitute.com to find out more about our Tibetan Yoga drop-in courses, weekend workshops and retreats.

Members Portfolio Reviews
Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
BAC Portfolio Day gives Bay Area artists the opportunity to have a fifteen minute, one-on-one portfolio review with curators and gallery professionals. This also allows for the curators and gallerists to view the work of local and emerging artists and make discoveries.
 
Reviewers include: independent curator Doreen Schmid, Heather Marx from Heather Marx Art Advisory, Dasha Matsura from Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Aimee Le Duc from Berkeley Art Center, and Joyce Grimm, Creative Consultant.
 
Registration is $20 for Members and $30 for nonmembers
 
Check our website for registration details.
http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/member-portfolioreview-2015
The WOW Talks Berkeley : Speaker Jam #2
Sunday, June 21st 2015, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Posted By: YogaKula
Join us for our 2nd SPEAKER JAM  at The WOW Talks Berkeley! 

Our Speaker Coach, Julia Beauchamp is going to facilitate the 2nd Speaker Jam event at Yogakula. We are having Open Mic Night again and anyone can get up to speak and be coached as we all hold space for you in a loving way ......

"Speak To Inspire: Speaker's Practice Group" here at The WOW Talks!

This event is for speakers, teachers and entrepreneurs who want to inspire their audiences and make a difference when they speak. We find that speakers often struggle to engage their audiences, to speak loudly enough to be heard and to turn their audiences into clients clamoring to work with them. What they really want is to know they are making a difference, have a well-honed talk and feel in the flow when speaking so they can improvise freely. We find that when speakers present a more powerful presence, they attract more opportunity and abundance and make the impact they were put here to make.

Do you want to make an impact with what you say? to change people's lives or influence their choices? But end up clammy palmed, shaky knee-ed and lost for words? Have you seen your past efforts fall flat, or know that there's more, but don't know how to make that leap? You might be missing a few key pieces of what it takes to light up a room and speak to inspire.

Whether you speak to get clients, to your team of co-workers to inspire action or to your class of students, the principles are the same. This is a place to practice your skills as a speaker, get expert support and join with a community of growing speakers who are in the same boat. Finally you'll know if what you're saying (and how you say it) lands. You'll get immediate feedback and be ready to rock your next speaking engagement, class or meeting. You don't have to do it alone and brave it out. It's also a great place to network for speaking gigs and make new friends.

JOIN www.TheWowTalks.com to get into the feminine consciousness grid and remember women do better in groups. You will receive very deliberate emails to keep you in the feminine language and these emails are CODED with cellular memory tips to ensure you stay OPEN to your DNA calling from YOUR highest purpose xoxo

Remember to bring RAFFLE gifts to share your products and services. We also have a NETWORKING table so bring your business cards. Raffle gifts are optional, however it is our way of supporting women doing business with each other at The WOW Talks Chapter events.
Special at Gregoire Oakland available today until 9pm
Sunday, June 21st 2015, 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Smoked salmon salad in lavash with tomatoes and lettuce $11.75
Special at Gregoire Berkeley, available today until 4:30pm
Sunday, June 21st 2015, 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Posted By: Gregoire
House made hot smoked salmon with pickled onion cream cheese in pantofolina $11.75
ACCI Gallery Exhibition! Converge: A Medley of ACCI Artists
Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 12:00pm - Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery, as a Satellite Affiliate with Pro Arts, presents Converge: A Medley of ACCI Artists and East Bay Open Studios. Featuring work from ten of our own ACCI Artists displaying a variety of media from oil painting to wearable art!
Exhibition dates: May 23 - June 19
Artists' Reception: Saturday May 30 6-8pm

Gregoire Berkeley will be closed breakfast Tuesday June 16th
Monday, June 15th 2015, 4:00pm - Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:00am
Posted By: Gregoire
We will be closed  for breakfast Tuesday June 16th, we will open for lunch at 11:00 am for regular business
sorry for the inconvenience
Gregoire
Inner Peace through Meditation Retreat
Monday, June 8th 2015, 10:00am - Saturday, June 13th 2015, 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute

The deep relaxation and openness of meditation offer a different perspective on our thoughts and perceptions… A new mind arises, bearing a sense of lightness and calm that ripples throughout all our activities like laughter. Tarthang Tulku, Hidden Mind of Freedom.

Stillness, openness, and balance-all of these can arise from meditation. This retreat presents mantra, visualization, and sitting practices that quiet the mind, suffusing experience with peaceful ease. All our thoughts and feelings are integrated into the calm balance of meditation: our total being becomes meditation, an unfolding path of discovery and insight. Meditators at all levels are invited to join this retreat.

Instructors: Olivia Hurd and the meditation faculty. Olivia Hurd, B.F.A, artist and retired publisher, is a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism who has practiced meditation for more than 30 years. Olivia teaches Nyingma Meditation classes and workshops at the Institute.

Cost: $470 (nonresidential, meals included); $700 (residential, six night’s room and board).

June 8-13; retreat begins Monday, 10 AM and concludes Saturday, 4:45 PM. 

Visit our website at www.nyingmainstitute.com for information about our many summer retreats.

To register, please call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.
 

Tibetan Yoga: Releasing Tension and Restoring Balance
Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute

Kum Nye movement and awareness exercises help us to release physical and emotional tension. Practices in this course focus on giving us tools to restore balance in our lives and deepen our spiritual awareness. For all levels of students.

June 10-August 12, 2015;  Wednesdays, 6:15-7:45 PM
 

Instructor: Jack van der Meulen. Jack has been a student of Kum Nye since the 1990’s. His careful and caring style makes his classes particularly beloved by beginning and intermediate students, who appreciate his clear and gentle instructions.

$180 for the entire quarter, or $18 per session. Drop-in's are welcome.

To register, call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org

Visit our website for more kum nye (Tibetan Yoga) courses, workshops and retreats this summer.

About Tibetan Yoga:
The slow and gentle movements of Kum Nye offer a welcome experience of relaxation. Many people seek techniques to help resolve personal difficulties such as work-related stress, emotional conflicts, or a sense of being out of touch with the deeper current of their lives. Even a brief acquaintance with Kum Nye exercises can reduce stress and offer a host of additional benefits such as enhanced sensitivity to body and mind and a fuller self-understanding based on direct experience of emotions, thoughts, sensations, and feelings. As stress melts away, sensory awareness is reawakened, the urgent chatter of thoughts is stilled, and mind and body come into greater attunement.

To view the Nyingma Institute Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) video,

Special in Berkeley today
Monday, June 8th 2015, 4:45pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
special today will be Jason's Birthday Cinnamon Rolls with Myers Lemon Icing. Out the oven at 4:45pm. $4.95 per roll
Special in Oakland today
Monday, June 8th 2015, 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Chicken apple sausage with oyster mushroom veloute hot pocket. $10.50
Sylvia Gretchen on "Transforming Anger into Clarity."
Sunday, June 7th 2015, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
In the same way that medicines can be distilled from some poisons, the energy behind our toxic emotions can be transformed into clarity and even compassion. In this talk, the co-dean of the Nyingma Institute Sylvia Gretchen describes a process of incisive analysis and meditation which can remove the toxic qualities of everyday anger, channeling its energy into clarity and caring.

This talk is the first in a series of talks in June. Our well-being depends upon a delicate balance of vital life forces. These are profoundly affected by physical, emotional, and spiritual factors. June talks look at a few perspectives that can lead to greater health and happiness, utilizing movement, meditation, and introspective analysis. Visit our website for a list of these free talks.

The talk will be held in our meditation hall on Sunday, June 7, 6-7 PM. 

Interested in this talk? You might want to know about this summer course:

Transforming Negative Emotions: A Buddhist Psychology Course
June 8-August 10, 2015; Mondays, 8-9:30 PM

Introspective practices and insights from the Buddhist tradition can transform the destructive power of ‘everyday’ negative emotions. Mindfulness and analytic meditations provide specific antidotes to anger, fear, anxiety, and attachment. For all levels of students. Cost: $165. Instructor: Sylvia Gretchen. To register and for more information, call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.
 

Also join us for our Open House, June 7, 3-5 PM to find out how the many programs at the Nyingma Institute can enrich your life.  Our summer program begins Monday, June 8.
 
SUMMER PICNIC at the Berkeley Art Center
Saturday, June 6th 2015, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)

SUMMER PICNIC at the Berkeley Art Center

Berkeley Art Center invites you to enjoy a day of art in the park!
Saturday, June 6, 2015 • Noon to 3:00 PM
1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

Free and open to the public. Join or renew your membership on site to receive special benefits and a free silkscreen!

12:30 p.m. Guided tour of the 45th Annual UC Berkeley MFA Graduate Exhibition with BAC Director Aimee Le Duc

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Live music from Sara Rodenburg

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Silkscreening Workshop with Rock Paper Scissors Collective. Bring your own t-shirts or totes to silkscreen. Fees apply.

Sliders & sides provided by Phil’s Sliders*
*Bring cash for food tickets ($10 for 3 tickets)

http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/2015-summerpicnic

Artists Reception at ACCI Gallery for Converge: A Medley...
Saturday, May 30th 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery, as a Satellite Affiliate with Pro Arts, presents Converge: A Medley of ACCI Artists and East Bay Open Studios. Featuring work from ten of our own ACCI Artists displaying a variety of media from oil painting to wearable art.

Artists Reception takes place Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 6-8pm.

Exhibition is May 23 - June 19
An Auspicious Time
Monday, May 25th 2015, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Celebrating the Anniversary of the Buddha’s Birth and Enlightenment

May 25 and June 1-5, 2015

May 19th began the Tibetan month that includes the anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth and enlightenment.

This month (which concludes on June 16) is an auspicious time to focus on Dharma practice, work, and study, taking advantage of the timeless power of enlightenment. It is also a time to refrain from negative actions that might harm oneself or others. Traditionally, Nyingma community members avoid any intoxicating substance and maintain a strict vegetarian diet during this Tibetan month.

You are welcome to join in these positive actions and to participate in special chanting ceremonies that the Nyingma Institute will be holding in May and June. These include chanting ceremonies on the anniversaries of the Buddha’s birth (May 25) and the Buddha’s enlightenment (June 2), as well as nightly chants on June 1 and June 3-5. All events are free and are held at the Nyingma Institute.


Birth of the Buddha Chanting Ceremony
Monday, May 25, 8-9 PM
We honor the anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth with a special chant for blessing and healing.

Enlightenment of the Buddha Chanting Ceremony
Tuesday, June 2, 8-9:30 PM
The chant on this full-moon night will include periods of chanting interspersed with meditation.

Devotional Chant in Honor of the Buddha
(7-8 PM nightly, Monday, June 1 & Wednesday to Friday, June 3-5)
A special Tibetan chant in honor of the Buddha.


Schedule for the chants:

Monday, May 25: chanting ceremony , 8-9 PM (anniversary of the Birth of the Buddha)

Monday, June 1: devotional chant, 7-8 PM

Tuesday, June 2: chanting ceremony, 8-9:30 PM (anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment)

Wednesday, June 3: devotional chant, 7-8 PM

Thursday, June 4: devotional chant, 7-8 PM

Friday, June 5: devotional chant, 7-8 PM


Please feel free to contact us at (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org.
Closed Memorial Day
Monday, May 25th 2015, 7:00am - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Gregoire will be closed on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day.
Special in Berkeley
Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Honey soy glazed airline chicken breast over wild rice with sauteed vegetables.  $17.00
ACCI Gallery presents the Archway Student Ceramics Show!
Saturday, May 9th 2015, 12:00pm - Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 5:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery is very pleased to host the Archway Student Ceramics Show!
Featuring ceramics sculpture and functional work from 35 students.
Founded on the principle "to nurture and sustain children's love of learning", Archway's mission is multi-layered to encompass the many facets of a child's development.  The school's mission is clearly represented by the variety of ceramic art to be displayed in this student exhibition.
The exhibition is 5/9/15 - 5/19/15.
The Opening Reception takes place Saturday 5/9/15 4-6pm.
Balanced Rock Sculpture Workshop at ACCI Gallery!
Saturday, May 16th 2015, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery is very pleased to host the Eighth Annual Balanced Rock Sculpture Workshop!
Takes place in our Sculpture Garden.


Two Workshops, Both on Saturday, May 16, 2015:
11:30am-1:00pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm


Zach Pine will start with a brief demonstration and introduction to the physics, techniques, and aesthetics of balanced rock sculptures. Then he will invite you to work in a spirit of playful exploration while I offer one-on-one instruction. See these photos from past workshops at ACCI.

No previous rock balancing experience is required. Everyone's work will be included in the online gallery Zach creates from workshop photos.

Making balanced rock sculptures: an art form, a working meditation practice, a tangible connection to Earth, an avenue for self-discovery and personal growth, a playful exploration of the force of gravity and other laws of physics, a paradigm for solo and group empowerment, a form in which to practice equanimity during collapse and rebuilding, and a joyful and moving way to connect with others and with the environment.

The workshops are held in the garden of ACCI Gallery.

Each session is limited to five students, and ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Every past workshop has been full, so early registration is recommended. Contact Zach to register. Register either for the 11:30am workshop or the 1:30pm workshop. The workshop fee is $15 (one scholarship slot is available in each workshop). All proceeds benefit ACCI (Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc.). Bring one rock (any size) to the workshop as a donation, and wear clothes that are suited to sitting on the ground while you work.
Taste of North Berkeley Restaurant Walk - May 12th!
Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
6th Annual Taste of North Berkeley!
Tues. May 12th, 5:30-8:30pm
Stroll along Shattuck & Vine for Samples at Gourmet Ghetto Shops & Eateries!

Presented with the Berkeley Lions to Benefit the Lions Community Fund which supports the Berkeley Food & Housing Project and other local food and social justice non-profits.

Tickets are just $25 for these special tastes at this year's participating businesses - join our Facebook event for more information!  

Tickets available online through Brown Paper Tickets : TasteofNorthBerkeley.bpt.me
and at these shops after April 20th:

M. Lowe & Co. - 1519 Shattuck Ave.
ACCI Gallery - 1652 Shattuck Ave.
Darling Flower Shop - 2004 University Ave.
"I Love Ma" Mother's Day for Moms and their Families
Sunday, May 10th 2015, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Posted By: The Berkeley (Sauna) Massage & Acupuncture
When:
Sun 5/10 11am-6pm

Where:
Berkeley Massage & Acupuncture 
the studio formerly known as Berkeley Sauna
1533 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley

Offer:
15% off 
Gift Certificates or booking a Massage Session for Moms - offer expires: 5/31

1/2hr..$36.($42), 3/4hr..$53.($62), 1hr..$66.($78), 1.5hr..$97.($115)

Program:


  • Massage, foot massage, salt scrub, hot stone massage
  • Sound healing meditation w/singing bowls, chimes, tuning forks and didgeridoo
  • Red Tent mini retreat: tips and suggestion for self care
  • Arts and crafts, gifts, healing music, refreshments

What you can do:


  • Accompany your mom for a sound healing meditation and massage session: sitting comfortable on zero gravity chairs and experience the deep meditative state of relaxation by the sound waves of sacred instruments, and get a feet-hands-neck-shoulder massage.
  • Sign up your Mom for a massage session and you can wait for her in our outdoor lounge area, making or buying gifts for your Mom, listening to healing music, and enjoying some drinks and snacks.
  • Or stop by and have a rest before or after your mother's day family mealtime.

With our partners:
Feed the Fish Co - arts&crafts   Local Hands Soap Co. -gifts
Feminine Wisdom & Self Care Center   -women's health
 
  
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, May 7th 2015, 6:00pm - 9:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Come and get it in Berkeley!
Monday, May 4th 2015, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Cheesy, hot out of the oven beef lasagna. $16.00
Special Poutine Fries in Oakland
Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Housemade French Fries Poutine style with gravy and cheese curd.  $8.00
The Agility Projects: Claire Colette and Rhonda Holberton
Saturday, March 28th 2015, 11:00am - Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 5:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Berkeley Art Center is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions of new work by Claire Colette and Rhonda Holberton as the inaugural exhibitions for Agility Projects.
The Agility Projects is a series of exhibitions and public programs that seeks to engage diverse audiences with new and commissioned art by outstanding emerging artists from the Bay Area. The program provides artists with time and support to create new bodies of work that will push their own artistic practices in new directions.

These exhibitions are supported by, the City of Berkeley, Elizabeth Sher and Phil Shnayerson.

Claire Colette’s series of drawings and sculpture that make up Ever/After are both striking and contemplative. The abstract imagery functions as poetry or music lyrics – or studies into how we discover and reflect upon our relationship to the movement in and throughout time. According to the artist, the body of work is a result of an interest in the idea of the infinite.

Continuing her ongoing investigations into the aesthetics of technologically enhanced human forms, Rhonda Holberton’s new series, You Are Something the Whole World is Doing, imagines the limitations of the physical body in digital space. The bodies represented in Holberton’s sculptures and videos are not like the bodies we see in movies, advertising, and video games that effortlessly navigate through groundless space. Instead, cast silicone sculptures in various states of completion stand in for and represent these limitations.
Resolving Problems: A Skillful Means Workshop
Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute

By testing and refining understanding, we experience directly for ourselves how knowledge works. In time we find knowledge in our hands and in our voice; we know it so closely that there is no need to seek it or even give it names. Tarthang Tulku, Mastering Successful Work.
 

Are your thoughts helpful? Do they successfully resolve your problems at home and work? Often thoughts block our creative energies, rob us of spontaneity, cause needless negativity, bind us to old ways, confuse the issues, go around in circles, stray into distraction, and lead us nowhere.

We need productive styles of thought that lead reliably to clarity, personal growth, and consistent success. Innovative cognitive and experiential exercises in this workshop can meet this need and open new windows of opportunity. Based on Mastering Successful Work. Open to all levels of students.

Skillful Means, an integral part of Nyingma Institute programs, had its origins in Tarthang Tulku’s observations that many Westerners view work as a burden or as a means to an end, rather than as a meaningful expression of knowledge and energy. Knowledge in action is the essence of the Skillful Means teaching. Work is used as the ground for observing and learning from each experience. Once this approach is learned, any kind of work can support the Skillful Means process. There are three stages in developing a new attitude toward work: acknowledging the attitudes and habits that rob work of significance and turn it into dull routine; implementing new attitudes that will support much more satisfying experience; and sharing our results with others.

Instructor: Barr Rosenberg, Ph.D., has been a Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute since 1999 and a student of Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku since the early 1970’s. He is a member of the Yeshe De translation team, and is a successful entrepreneur. Barr taught for many years at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at the Nyingma Institute since 1982. He regularly teaches courses at the Institute in Skillful Means, Nyingma Meditation, Buddhist Studies, and Tibetan Art and Language.

Cost: $80, includes a vegetarian buffet lunch
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Special treat in Berkeley.
Monday, April 27th 2015, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Jason's Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Bourbon Icing $4.95. Hot out of the oven at 4:30pm. 
Caz Verde on "Retreat: Time for Self-Knowledge."
Sunday, April 26th 2015, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
“Genuine self-knowledge enables us to guide our lives in a healthy and meaningful direction, touching all of our experience with the strength of awareness.” Tarthang Tulku, Skillful Means.

Sunday, April 26, 6-7 PM. This talk is free and everyone is welcome.

Swept away by the momentum of daily concerns, we can lose touch with what nourishes us. Periods of retreat provide the time to slow down, let go, and replenish our inner resources. We come to know ourselves apart from the roles we play. Caz Verde, facilities manager at the Nyingma Institute, will describe some of her experiences while on retreat and suggest ways to bring ‘retreat time’ into your lives.

The Nyingma Institute Summer Retreats begin June 8, with "Inner Peace through Meditation," June 8-13.  On the schedule are: a special two-week Buddhist Studies retreat, a three-day Tibetan Yoga retreat, a week-long Skillful Means retreat, and many week-long retreats for a range of interests and ages. Visit our website for a complete list.

As one retreatant says, "...What could be better than being immersed in a place of wisdom and beauty, while learning essential meditation and relaxation techniques? Every day was a new experience in awakening new levels of creativity and balance in my life. And those positive seeds of awareness continue to blossom."

Come and enjoy the meditation garden and pick up our summer program schedules.  Then get inspired by this captivating talk by our beloved Caz. We love to see you!
Increasing Brain Health through Tibetan Yoga
Saturday, April 25th 2015, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
What is good for the brain is good for the whole being.

This workshop presents an integrated program of Tibetan Yoga movement, breathing, and awareness exercises that can increase the healthy functioning of the brain. You will also learn about foods that nourish brain health and how exercises and good sleep patterns can rejuvenate the brain.


Recent research studies provide clear evidence that regular meditation, healthy eating, exercise, and a positive mental outlook slow the aging process in the brain-allowing us to stay healthy and happy longer. Writer Jeffrey Kluger recently wrote in Time Magazine that, “Deciding to live better, it increasingly seems, is the same as deciding to live younger.” Tibetan Yoga helps us to do just that: decreasing stress, negative thinking, and increasing circulation throughout the body as it opens the senses to positive stimuli.


Donna Morton, PT, NC, Tibetan Yoga instructor, physical therapist and holistic nutrition consultant has successfully worked for many years with students and clients battling illness and physical limitation. She firmly believes that we are never too old or too young to make heathy lifestyle changes. Says Donna, “Tibetan Yoga offers techniques and approaches that simultaneously benefit body and mind. This is a powerful combination that can be utilized directly to increase brain functioning and health at any age.”


Open to all levels of students.

April 25, 2015  10 AM - 4:45 PM

Cost: $80, includes a vegetarian buffet lunch that supports brain health

To register and for more information, please call (510) 809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org

 

Special in Oakland
Friday, April 24th 2015, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Cheese steak with sauteed mushroom and white cheddar on pantofolina $11.45
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, April 24th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

"Conversations" with Rhonda Holberton and Ceci Moss
Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)

Artist Rhonda Holberton will be joined by Ceci Moss, Assistant Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Holberton’s current installation You Are Something the Whole World is Doing continues her ongoing investigations into the aesthetics of technologically enhanced human forms. Ceci Moss is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at NYU, her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture, digital technology and perception. She has written for several publications including RhizomeArtAsiaPacific,ArtforumThe WirePerforma Magazine, and various art catalogs.

CONVERSATIONS @ Berkeley Art Center brings together artists and scholars in a dialogue about art, process and the Bay Area’s contemporary creative climate.

Dinner Special in Berkeley
Monday, April 20th 2015, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Arctic Char with Crispy Skin and Beurre Blanc Sauce $20.00
Special in Oakland
Monday, April 20th 2015, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Baked ham and Gruyere cheese Croque Monsieur $10.50
Cuban Rose Dance Party Featuring Rumbach
Saturday, April 18th 2015, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Rose School
Join Berkeley Rose School in our Annual Fundraiser – support a great cause (scholarships for kids) & have a great time!
Featuring Rumbaché, salsa lesson at 6:30, and DJ Kodiak Brinks. Silent auction with great items and bar – selling beer, wine, and mixed drinks. 6pm to 10pm. Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets purchased at the door are $20 each ($15 prior to the event, buy now and save!). Cash prefered, check, and major credit cards accepted at the event.
 
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS ARE NOW POSTED.  -  http://berkeleyrose.org/cubanrose/
 
Rumbaché has established themselves as one of the hottest Bay Area Salsa Bands, featuring 2014 Grammy Award Winner Omar Ledezma Jr. as their front man!! Fusing salsa, timba, bomba, funk and whatever else they can find to spice up the mood, they provide a hard hitting style of playing. And while you can hear them interpreting the classic and contemporary Cuban and Salsa repertoire, they are not shy with their own expression, as evidenced by their hit debut CD “Llego La Fiesta”, released in April of 2011. Rumbaché is the voice of youth for San Francisco’s Salsa & Timba scene, and ignites enthusiasm in dancers and musical connoisseurs alike.

Self-Image: A Buddhist Psychology Workshop
Saturday, April 18th 2015, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
False expectations, critical judgments, and negative emotions are rooted in complex images that we hold of ourselves and the world.


This workshop looks directly at how self-images develop and how we can free ourselves from their compulsive power. Based on Tarthang Tulku’s Openness Mind. Open to those with some experience in meditation or Nyingma Psychology.

Saturday, April 18, 10 AM - 4:45 PM

Instructors: Sylvia Gretchen and Olivia Hurd.

Cost: $80, includes a vegetarian buffet lunch. 20% discount for students (student ID required).
 

* This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider: Nyingma Institute #2513.  5 CE credits. Please register in advance so we can prepare the necessary paperwork.


To register and for more information, please call 510-809-1000 or email us at nyingma-institute@nyingma.org

 

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, April 17th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Spring Trunk Show at ACCI Gallery 4/16/15!
Thursday, April 16th 2015, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery is pleased to host a Spring Trunk Show
on Thursday 4/16/15 from 5pm-9pm!

Featuring hand crafted jewelry by Daria Salus
and screen printed silk scarves by Kevin Harris

Form more information about the gallery, Daria Salus, and Kevin Harris visit...
www.accigallery.com
www.dariasalusjewelry.com
www.kevinharristextile.com
Dinner special tonight in Berkeley!
Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Flank steak tacos with salsa fresca and lime crema.  $14.50
Donna Morton on "Keeping the Brain Healthy."
Sunday, April 12th 2015, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
We can take steps now to maintain the resilience and health of our mental function. Donna Morton, Tibetan Yoga instructor, physical therapist, and nutritional consultant will share ways that can help you to slow the aging process of the brain.

Sunday, April 12, 6-7 PM

This talk is part of a talk series titled Caring for Ourselves. Late spring Sunday talks open doors to finding the healing we need. Truly caring for ourselves may be the least selfish action we take. We learn to access the inner and outer resources that infuse our lives with vitality and meaning. We live the values that express the fullness of our human nature, transmitting this caring to others through our actions and way of being.

Visit our website for a complete list of these talks.
Celli@Berkeley Performance at ACCI Gallery 4/11/15
Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
Saturday, April 11th at 7:00 - 8:15 pm (doors open at 6:45pm)

A cello ensemble from Celli@Berkeley will perform popular arrangements and new works composed for the ensemble.


Tickets are available for sale at ACCI Gallery.  Seating is limited.
$10 general public
| $5 for UC Berkeley Students

Tickets may also be purchased on ACCI Gallery's website here for will call only. 



ABOUT THE PERFORMERS: A young and passionate group dedicated to dynamic performances in alternative spaces, CELLI@BERKELEY is an ensemble based in Berkeley that seeks to generate new repertoire for the celloCelli@Berkeley was founded in 2012 by undergraduate and graduate students studying a variety of academic disciplines at UC Berkeley (including statistics, music, environmental science, history, chemistry, biology, and public health). On sunny days, members can be heard performing pop arrangements outdoors on the UC Berkeley campus. Celli@Berkeley released its debut CD album in January 2015, featuring new and old works by Jared Redmond, joshua carro, Daniel Leo, Anica Galindo, Michael Nicholas, and Julius Klengel.
Preparation for the Time of Death: The Bardo is Now!
Saturday, April 11th 2015, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Preparation for the Time of Death: The Bardo is Now! 

Special meditation practices in Tibetan Buddhism are associated with the bardo, the period between death and rebirth. Nyingma masters instruct us not to wait until this difficult time, but instead to see change-death and rebirth-in every new moment.

This workshop presents practices designed to heighten our ability to make positive choices at crucial times in our lives. Lecture and discussion will include practical suggestions from the Tibetan tradition on how to maintain optimal conditions during the days that proceed and follow the time of death. Open to all levels of students.


Cost: $80. Instructors: Sylvia Gretchen and Elissa Slanger.


* This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (5 CE credits) Provider: Nyingma Institute #2513.
 

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, April 10th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

The Wheel of Life Workshop
Friday, April 3rd 2015, 7:00pm - Saturday, April 4th 2015, 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
The symbolism of the Tibetan Wheel of Life demonstrates fundamental Buddhist teachings about the chain of causality and how mental patterns evolve and take form. Study of the Wheel of Life also points to the fact that all things are in constant motion and change. We understand impermanence, not just as a movement from one state of existence to another, but within each moment of experience.
 
The Wheel of Life also presents a pictorial journey through Buddhist cosmology, outlining six different types of existence that living beings cycle through. The engine driving the wheel of samsaric suffering forward are the ‘afflictions’ of aversion, attachment, and ignorance. When we understand the negative influence that these forces have on us, we can work to eliminate them from our lives-replacing anger with compassionate love, replacing attachment with generosity, and replacing ignorance with penetrating wisdom. The workshop will include meditation practices and analysis that provide tools for making these positive changes.
 
Cost: $95. Instructors: Sylvia Gretchen and Mark Henderson. 

Sylvia Gretchen, Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute, has studied and worked with Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku since 1969. She has worked extensively with Tibetan sacred art and literature under the direction of Tarthang Tulku. Sylvia has taught Nyingma Meditation, Buddhist Studies, Nyingma Psychology and Practices, and Tibetan Language at the Nyingma Institute since 1974.

Mark Henderson, J.D., LL.M. has been a student of Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku for many years. He works on sacred art projects such as sacred sculpture and prayer wheels. He teaches classes in Tibetan Language, Buddhist Studies and Nyingma Practices.


Friday, 7-9 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-4:45 PM.

Prerequisite: sincere interest in the Buddha’s path.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, April 3rd 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Dinner Special Tonight in Berkeley!
Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Wings 'n Drums with Stacie's Buffalo sauce and housemade ranch $14.85
Opening Reception: Claire Colette and Rhonda Holberton
Saturday, March 28th 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Berkeley Art Center is proud to present two concurrent solo exhibitions of new work by Claire Colette and Rhonda Holberton as the inaugural exhibitions for Agility Projects.
The Agility Projects is a series of exhibitions and public programs that seeks to engage diverse audiences with new and commissioned art by outstanding emerging artists from the Bay Area. The program provides artists with time and support to create new bodies of work that will push their own artistic practices in new directions.

These exhibitions are supported by, the City of Berkeley, Elizabeth Sher and Phil Shnayerson.

Claire Colette’s series of drawings and sculpture that make up Ever/After are both striking and contemplative. The abstract imagery functions as poetry or music lyrics – or studies into how we discover and reflect upon our relationship to the movement in and throughout time. According to the artist, the body of work is a result of an interest in the idea of the infinite.

Continuing her ongoing investigations into the aesthetics of technologically enhanced human forms, Rhonda Holberton’s new series, You Are Something the Whole World is Doing, imagines the limitations of the physical body in digital space. The bodies represented in Holberton’s sculptures and videos are not like the bodies we see in movies, advertising, and video games that effortlessly navigate through groundless space. Instead, cast silicone sculptures in various states of completion stand in for and represent these limitations.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, March 27th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Dinner special tonight in Berkeley
Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Jason's Southwestern Dry Rubbed Ribs with Honey Chipotle BBQ $18.00
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, March 20th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Young Artists: An Exhibition
Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 5:00pm - Saturday, March 14th 2015, 7:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Featuring work by Berkeley K-8 Students

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5-7 pm
Exhibition Dates: February 18 - March 14, 2015

Participating Schools:
Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier
Cragmont Elementary
Emerson Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
John Muir Elementary
LeConte Elementary
Malcom X Elementary
Oxford Elementary
Rosa Parks Elementary
Thousand Oaks Elementary
Washington Elementary
Longfellow Middle School
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Willard Middle School
 
Family Days: Free Artist Run Activities for Families
Saturday, February 28, noon - 3 pm
Saturday, March 14, noon - 3 pm
 
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, March 13th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

NYINGMA INSTITUTE CLASSES START JAN 5
Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:00am - Friday, March 13th 2015, 12:00am
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Day-by-Day Winter Course Listings
 
January 5–March 13
 
Mondays
6:15–7:45 PM Advanced Meditation (MED302)
8:00–9:30 PM Reclaiming the Heart (NPS101)
8:00–9:30 PM Transforming Breath, Energy, Feeling (KNR301)
 
Tuesdays
10–11:30 AM Beginning Meditation (MED102)
6:15–7:45 PM The Resolve for Ultimate Goodness (DHS206)
6:15–7:45 PM Experiencing the Dynamic of Time (TSK101)
8:00–9:30 PM Working Well Together (SKM214)
Wednesdays
10–11:30 AM Intermediate Meditation (MED202)
6:15–7:45 PM Promoting Spaciousness (KNR101)
6:15–7:45 PM TSK: Perspectives and Practices (TSK108)
8:00–9:30 PM Shamatha and Vipashyana (MED209)
 
Thursdays
1:00–2:30 PM Entering the Bodhisattva Way of Life (DHS211)
6:15–7:45 PM The Resolve for Ultimate Goodness (DHS206)
6:15–7:45 PM Beginning Meditation (MED102)
8:00–9:30 PM Intermediate Meditation (MED202)
8:00–9:30 PM Beginning Tibetan: Level II (TIB102)
 
Fridays
4:30–5:45 PM Tibetan Tutorial (TIB301)
6:15–7:45 PM Intermediate Tibetan: Level II (TIB202)
 
Sundays
10 AM–Noon Sunday Morning Kum Nye (KNR107)

Please see www.NyingmaInstitute.com for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, March 6th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, February 27th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, February 20th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Today's lunch special in Oakland
Monday, February 16th 2015, 12:00am - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Today we are serving
Beef tenderloin and brie cheese steak with wild mushrooms in sweet roll for $10.00

So creamy and warm, it is to die for
The A Priori Sale You've Been Waiting For...
Friday, February 13th 2015, 10:00am - Monday, February 16th 2015, 6:00pm
Posted By: A Priori
A Priori invites you to our annual 4-day winter sale-- a great way to celebrate Presidents' Weekend!  EVERYTHING* in the store will be marked down
20%-50% off.

If you've been coveting a handbag, home accent or special piece of jewelry, don't miss this opportunity to score!


*Excludes greeting cards
Penland Talk - Sunday February 2/15/15 2-4pm @ ACCI Gallery
Sunday, February 15th 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
Ambassador, metalsmith, and perpetual student of the Penland School of Crafts, Lilla Cory Warren, will briefly share the rich history and present day workings of the renowned craft school in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and reveal all you wish to know about what it is like to immerse oneself in a two-week intensive summer course, or an 8 week concentration. The beautiful campus of Penland is home to studios for every medium- hot glass, flame working, ceramics, iron, metals, photography, wood, textiles, painting, drawing, letterpress, printmaking, and you never know what else might show up on the schedule. Come learn about the scholarships offered, and check out the fresh catalog for this summer! The roster of incredible, world class teachers changes every year. Deadlines for registration of summer classes are coming up soon, and there are always fall classes as well.

No cover charge. Reserve your seat by emailing info@accigallery.com with number of attendees.
Valentine's Day menu with Gregoire
Saturday, February 14th 2015, 12:00am - 11:59pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Valentine’s Day is coming soon, if you’re a couple get 2 meals
if you’re single (no shame in this) get one meal and eat well, stay home with Grégoire for a 

Happy Valentine
 
Pre-order in Berkeley or Oakland your Valentine dinner & spend your evening in the comfort of your home
check out the picture to see what you will be getting, this is the beef tenderloin.!
Click here for the full menu

click here for the full menu
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, February 13th 2015, 3:00am - 6:15am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Valentines Wine Walk Benefit for Public School Gardens
Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Sample local small production wines and enjoy small bites at participating businesses in North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto. There will be tastings and sales throughout the neighborhood - Bring your sweetie on this special evening to sip, stroll and shop along Shattuck & Vine St.

All proceeds will benefit the Berkeley Public School Gardening and Cooking Program that engages students with hands-on instruction in 16 school gardens to ensure the academic, physical, emotional, and social development of all students. The Association’s Executive Director, Heather Hensley, underscored the commitment of the business community to the program, saying that “The North Shattuck Association supports the Berkeley Public Schools and the Garden and Cooking Program in particular, which promotes healthy eating, sustainable living practices, and the culinary arts - in fact many of our local eateries employ staff who participated in the program as kids.”

Join the Gourmet Ghetto and the Berkeley Public School Gardening and Cooking Program at this wonderful event. Advance Tickets can be bought online for $30 through Brown Paper Tickets at http://bit.ly/BerkWineWalk, and at the following businesses in the district:
Grove Street Kids – 1385 Shattuck Ave.
M. Lowe & Co. Jewelry – 1519 Shattuck Ave.
ACCI Cooperative Gallery – 1652 Shattuck Ave.

Tickets will be for sale on the day of the event for $40 starting at 3:30 pm at our Will-Call and Ticket Sales Tent, which will be located at the corner of Vine & Shattuck (1495 Shattuck Ave.)  Attendees will check in, receive a wristband and program, and a commemorative tasting glass for the event.  Invite friends and follow our Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/northberkeleygourmetghetto

Participating wineries include Berkeley’s own Edmunds St. John, Urbano Cellars, Lusu Cellars, and The Mead Kitchen, along with Spicy Vines, Handley, Dashe Cellars, Two Mile Wines, Fat Grape Winery, Heartfelt Wines, Navarro Vineyards, Silverado, Fenestra, Chouinard, and more from Northern California’s growing regions. 

Each winery is paired with a one of over 20 participating neighborhood businesses, while locals Vintage Berkeley Wines, Tiger Lily Restaurant, Andronico's, the Cheese Board Pizzeria, and Le Petit Cochon Café will be pouring from their own selections. In addition to wines, hosting businesses will have a variety of special tastings and sales, including:

~M. Lowe & Co. Jewelry will host Berkeley’s own Mead Kitchen, and offer a honey tasting during the event by several local beekeepers, including the Bee Healthy Honey Shop, which sell at the Thursday Farmers Market, and Pete’s gold, a Berkeley-based family-run backyard honey producer.  M. Lowe will also showcase a new collection of bee and nature inspired jewelry. www.mlowejewelry.com  www.themeadkitchen.com
~“Heart on Your Sleeve”, a collection of wearable art will be on display at ACCI Cooperative Gallery, paired with wines by 2014 SF Chronicle Wine competition award winners Heartfelt Wines.  Select from hand forged jewelry for men and women by Arabesque, hand painted silk scarves by Margit McPhillips, hand painted vintage handbags by Jaqueline Thompson or choose a gift from one of the gallery’s member artists.  www.accigallery.com  www.heartfeltwines.com
~Alegio Chocolate in the Epicurious Garden Food Court, will host Spice Vines Winery, who create a red wine with natural infusions of spices, and sample chocolate from their selection of artisanal varieties such as Pralus (France) and Enric Roviro (Barcelona) and Claudio Corallo (Saõ Tomé & Principe).   www.alegio.com  www.spicyvines.com
~Grove Street Kids, a children’s and maternity resale shop, hosts Navarro Winery and Vineyards from the Alexander Valley, and will donate 5% of profits from sales during the Wine Walk event to the Cooking and Gardening Program.  www.grovestreetkids.com  www.navarrowine.com
~Andronico's Community Market will feature several wines from their selection of local producers, and host Berkeley-based artisanal chocolate maker TCHO, and ice cream by Coolhaus for tastings during the Wine Walk.  www.tcho.com  www.andronicos.com www.eatcoolhaus.com

Gourmet Ghetto shops hosting this year:
The Shop Salon
A Priori Designs
Zaver & Mor Jewelry Gallery
Vintage Berkeley
Twig &Fig
Soop
Lush Gelato
Tiger Lily (formerly Mint Leaf)
Alegio Chocolate
M. Lowe & Co. Jewelry
 Andronico's
ACCI Gallery
Thornwall Realty
Going Places Travel
Yogakula
Peter Thomas Hair
Foxglove Boutique
Caravaggio Gelato
Le Petit Cochon
Grove Street Kids
Firehouse Gallery
Cheese Board Pizzeria
Medical One 

HERE: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual Part II
Saturday, January 10th 2015, 5:00am - Sunday, February 8th 2015, 8:00am
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)

Berkeley Art Center presents, HERE: The 2014 BAC Artists AnnualAn Exhibition in Two PartsHere: Part I was a non-juried presentation, followed byHere: Part II, curated by Aimee Friberg, director of CULT Exhibitions in San Francisco. Friberg selected outstanding artists from Part I of the exhibition who will then be invited to showcase a larger body of work in Part II. This unique exhibition experience will allow new perspectives on the broad and deep BAC artist communities.

HERE: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual Part II
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 5-8pm 
Exhibition Dates: January 10-February 8, 2015 

Berkeley Art Center would like to congratulate the HERE: Part II exhibiting artists.

Mariet Braakman
Sabine Reckewell
Afton Love
Amy Nathan
Joyce Nojima

Trunk Show at ACCI Gallery! Saturday 2/7/15 5-8pm
Saturday, February 7th 2015, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
ACCI Gallery is pleased to announce our first
Trunk Show featuring three of our spectacular artists!


Stop by for a sip of wine and bite of cheese and check out new work featuring three of our spectacular artists who make lovely wearable art.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, February 5th 2015, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, January 29th 2015, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

ACCI Gallery Solo Exhibition by Gina Papen
Thursday, January 8th 2015, 11:00am - Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 6:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
The Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc. (ACCI) is pleased to announce Moving Beyond – Time and Space, a solo exhibition by Member-Artist, Gina Papen.
 
Gina Papen has been a working artist for many decades. Her recent work is a culmination of abstract themes that include a variety of elements, including the passage of time.  She works with balance of light/dark, empty full, busy/quiet.
 
Most of Papen’s paintings are oil on canvas or board. Figure collages, combining elements of drawing, painting, will also be in the exhibition. She did her Foundation year at California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC), and received a BFA at Parsons School of Design in New York. She worked as a graphic and textile design artist, on the east coast, and had her own art and design studio for fifteen years in Putnam, Connecticut. Originally from San Francisco, she moved back to Berkeley in 2000.  She has participated in five group shows at ACCI Gallery in the past ten years, and this is her first solo exhibition. Her work at the gallery also includes unique fused glass earrings and pendants and greeting cards.

Solo Exhibition @ ACCI Gallery
Exhibition Dates:
January 8 - 28, 2015

Artist's Reception:
Friday, January 16, 2015 6-8pm
ACCI Gallery hosts Dr. Laura Basha for an Author Lecture
Saturday, January 24th 2015, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
Author Lecture & Book Signing


Saturday 1/24/15 6:30-8:30pm

ACCI Gallery is pleased to host:


A PRESENTATION AND DIALOGUE with AUTHOR DR. LAURA BASHA
 
  • Enjoy a glass of wine while Dr. Basha talks about her 35-plus years of transformational work with people from all walks of life, and the inspiration behind writing her book, The Inward Outlook.
  •  The talk will be followed by a Book Signing
  • Copies of the book will be available for purchase

The Inward Outlook encourages readers to find guidance from within.  Basha says, "This book points you in the direction of realizing that the guru is within you.  Everything you're looking for, you already have." 

The event is free of charge, however, seating is limited.

Email us at info@accigallery.com to reserve seating.

www.bashabooks.com
MobileInTent: Alta California + parts close by
Saturday, January 24th 2015, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)

Performance, Installation, Artist’s talk

In October 2014 a group of artists from Oakland, Berlin and Guadalajara began travel, pushing against walls and borders from the permeable walls of a tent. Departing from the mythical island known as Alta California, they have been mapping geography and possibility for the last three months.  The last segment of this body of work will arrive at Berkeley Art Center, as the Mobile Office for Applications for Passport and Visas to a Borderless Country. On bicycles, towing balloons, wooden appendages, desks and signs, they ask the progressive city of Berkeley to recognize hidden work and dreams while cultivating the borderless imaginary.

A project  of Ann Schnake / MobileInTent
with Víctor Figueroa Infante, Marlet Torres Martínez / la compañía de artes vivas A L A R I E T E
and creative input from Ursula Maria Berzborn / Theater Grotest Maru / Kunsthaus KuLe, Berlin
Funded by Zellerbach Family Foundation and the City Of Berkeley Arts Commission

http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/public-programs/

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

ACCI Gallery: Gina Papen Artist Reception
Friday, January 16th 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
The Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc. (ACCI) is pleased to announce Moving Beyond – Time and Space, a solo exhibition by Member-Artist, Gina Papen.
 
Artist's Reception:
Friday, January 16, 2015 6-8pm


Exhibition Dates:
January 8 - 28, 2015


The Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Inc. (ACCI) is pleased to announce Moving Beyond – Time and Space, a solo exhibition by Member-Artist, Gina Papen.
 
Gina Papen has been a working artist for many decades. Her recent work is a culmination of abstract themes that include a variety of elements, including the passage of time.  She works with balance of light/dark, empty full, busy/quiet.
 
Most of Papen’s paintings are oil on canvas or board. Figure collages, combining elements of drawing, painting, will also be in the exhibition. She did her Foundation year at California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC), and received a BFA at Parsons School of Design in New York. She worked as a graphic and textile design artist, on the east coast, and had her own art and design studio for fifteen years in Putnam, Connecticut. Originally from San Francisco, she moved back to Berkeley in 2000.  She has participated in five group shows at ACCI Gallery in the past ten years, and this is her first solo exhibition. Her work at the gallery also includes unique fused glass earrings and pendants and greeting cards.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, January 15th 2015, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Today's dinner special
Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Bone in chicken thighs,with onions,paprika and sour cream over spatzel $ 15.50
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, January 8th 2015, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Gregoire will be closed New Year eve and day
Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 12:01am - Friday, January 2nd 2015, 12:00am
Posted By: Gregoire
 
 
 
Both locations will be closed on December 31st and January 1st.
We will reopen January 2nd with our new menu

 sorry for the inconvenience. Happy holidays

Gregoire
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, January 1st 2015, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Gregoire will be closed December 24,25 and 26
Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 12:00am - Friday, December 26th 2014, 11:59pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Both locations will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26. sorry for the inconvenience. Happy holidays Gregoire
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, December 25th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, December 25th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, December 18th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Opening reception for Here
Saturday, November 8th 2014, 11:00am - Sunday, December 14th 2014, 5:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Here: Berkeley Art Center Artists Annual Exhibition
 
Exhibition dates:  November 8 – December 14, 2014
Opening Reception:  Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm
 
Part 1 of Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. It is presented salon-style just in time for the holidays in the center’s beautiful gallery space nestled in North Berkeley’s Live Oak Park. Featuring a wide array of perspectives and varied levels of accomplishment, this exhibition celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of our cultural community. This year, members who participate in the Artists Annual part 1 will also have a special opportunity to be considered for a smaller group exhibition in part 2. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm. Free and open to the public. 
Sunday morning Tibetan Yoga drop-in class
Saturday, January 26th 2013, 10:00am - Sunday, December 14th 2014, 12:00am
Posted By: Nyingma Institute

Sundays, 10 AM-Noon (every Sunday except December 22)

The gentle movement, massage, and breathing practices of Kum Nye promote physical and emotional health as they bridge the gap between the material and the spiritual. Renew a spirit of ease and appreciation through gentle Tibetan Yoga practices that relax body, breath, and mind. A range of Kum Nye movement, massage, and breathing exercises is given in each session.

Cost: $15 per session. Instructors: Jack van der Meulen, Santosh Philip, and Dave Abercrombie. This drop-in class is for all levels of students.

Jack van der Meulen has been a student of Kum Nye since the 1990’s. His careful and caring style makes his classes particularly beloved by beginning and intermediate students, who appreciate his clear and gentle instructions.

Santosh Phillip, M.A, an architect and entrepreneur, has studied Nyingma teachings since 1995. His primary teaching area is Kum Nye, where he conveys his considerable love and respect for Tibetan Yoga self-massage and movement practices to his students, both at the advanced and introductory levels.

Dave Abercrombie, B.S., is an entrepreneur and computer programmer who has studied Nyingma teachings for more than five years.
 

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, December 11th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, December 11th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto!
Sunday, December 7th 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Snow? in Berkeley?
Take a Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto!

Sunday, December 7, 2014 10am to 3pm
1450-1500 Shattuck Avenue, with events and specials at our neighborhood shops, too!
Bring Boots & Mittens to Play in the Snow! Visit with the Snow Queen • Pony Rides  • Make Holiday Crafts • Arts & Crafts Vendors• Hot Cider and Cookies

 

Bring your boots and mittens to play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall on the frontage road between Rose and Vine on Shattuck Ave. Visit with the Snow Queen who will listen to all of your holiday wishes, ride the decorated live ponies, make holiday crafts like greeting cards and dreidels, and warm up with hot cider and chewy cookies courtesy of Andronico’s. Find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local craft vendors.

More fun around the Neighborhood:

Find the 'Ice' in your Snowball at M. Lowe & Co. Jewelry
One has a real Diamond Ring inside!
Benefits Walden Schools
1519 Shattuck Ave. 510-486-0613
Sunday, December 7, 1-4PM


Visit with Santa at Kid Dynamo!
2108 Vine St.  510-649-7446
Sunday, December 7, 1-4PM


Holiday Paper Sale at Twig & Fig Paperie
2110 Vine St.  510-848-5599
Sunday Dec. 7th, 10am to 3pm
Calligraphy Workshop 11am to 1pm (call to reserve tickets!) 


Open House at Yogakula Healing Arts Center
Sunday Dec. 7th 1700 Shattuck Ave. 2nd floor   510-486-0264
10:30am to 2pm: Free Massage, Facials & Acupuncture Treatments
10:30am: Free Pilates Class
Noon: Free Yoga Class
1pm: "Staying Stress-Free for the Holidays" Panel Discussion
Call to reserve your class or treatment! 


Food Drive at A Priori Designs
2112 Vine St.  510-666-1346
Non-Perishable Food Drive for Alameda Co. Food Bank
Dec. 7th through Dec. 14th
Save 10% for your donation on sustainable gifts & housewares!


Baubles & Beads Snow Day Sale
1676 Shattuck Ave. 510-644-BEAD
Dec. 7th & Dec. 14th
20% off your purchase (not valid with other offers)

 

HERE Holiday Art Sale and Open House
Saturday, December 6th 2014, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)

HERE Holiday Art Sale and Open House

HERE Part II artists will be announced!
The Mobile Mill will be at BAC!


Open House Hours: Saturday, December 6, 11-5 p.m.  
Mobile Mill
 Workshop: 1-3 p.m.
Free and open to the public!


Sip on cider, hot chocolate and sample other holiday treats as you preview works from top Bay Area artists at HERE. Bring home one (or more) of the 250 pieces in the show for special holiday gifts, available for very affordable prices. 

Part II Revealed!
Be the first to learn which of the hundreds of outstanding artists will be selected to be a part of HERE, Part II. Aimee Friberg, esteemed Bay Area artist and director of CULT Exhibitions in San Francisco, will curate the works for the second portion of this exhibit, selecting from the many diverse artists and communities that make up Berkeley Art Center. 

Make the Paper!
The Mobile Mill, a “pop-up” traveling paper studio offering an alternative art-making space where new learners and practicing artists can collaborate. The Mobile Mill is essentially an automobile with incorporated machinery to make it possible for users to experiment in papermaking, while also learning how to repurpose paper waste. A hands-on workshop will be offered from 1-3 p.m.  More information of The Mobile Mill can be found here. 


Here: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual Part I 
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5-8pm 
Exhibition Dates: November 15- December 14 

Here: The 2014 BAC Artists Annual Part II
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 5-8pm 
Exhibition Dates: January 10-February 8, 2015

An Evening of Wine & Leather
Thursday, December 4th 2014, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: A Priori
A Priori is pleased to present the fine craftsmanship and superior quality  of Sven Leather and My Walit.  The sumptuous leather and rich colors make these wallets, handbags, and gloves the perfect gifts! 

Please bring a non-perishable food donation for our annual food drive benefiting the Alameda County Community Food Bank.  For more information, visit their website - accfb.org.

All of us at A Priori wish you a warm, safe, and wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you soon!
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, December 4th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Gregoire will be closed Thanksgiving and the day after
Thursday, November 27th 2014, 12:00am - Saturday, November 29th 2014, 12:00am
Posted By: Gregoire
Both locations will be closed on November 27 and 28.
sorry for the inconvenience.
Happy Thanksgiving
Gregoire
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, November 27th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, November 27th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

ACCI Gallery Exhibition Fusion:Collision/Integration
Sunday, October 19th 2014, 12:00pm - Friday, November 21st 2014, 5:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
Exhibition of work by members of the Metal Arts Guild, Northern California Enamel Guild, and ACCI Gallery

October 19 – November 21, 2014

Artists Reception Friday, October 24th 6-9pm


“Fusion” is intense – it throbs with the energy, creativity, and diversity of elements thrust together. As metal artists, fusion is the essence of our work. We struggle to fuse the concept and the reality; the union of disparate elements; the individual and the social. We struggle and we delight.

For the 2014 MAG / NCEG/ ACCI All-Member show, members of the Metal Arts Guild (MAG), Northern California Enamel Guild (NCEG), and ACCI Gallery will exhibit jewelry and sculptural works that explore the boundaries, integration / collision, and diversity of Fusion.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, November 20th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, November 20th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, November 13th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, November 6th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Day of the Dead Altar Creating @1533 Shattuck parking lot
Saturday, November 1st 2014, 3:00pm - Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 9:00pm
Posted By: The Berkeley (Sauna) Massage & Acupuncture
Sat-Sun 11/1-11/2
Help us to create an altar in our big-enough-small parking lot, at 1533 Shattuck Ave, as part of the Day of the Dead celebration on the next weekend Sat & Sun: 11/1 at 3pm - 11/2 late evening hours.
We would like to invite you with your friends and family members to create an altar with candle-light, and spend some time with us sipping hot tea, listening to healing music and thinking of all those people who are not with us anymore.
On Saturday Carol, our sound healing/medical qigong therapist and acupuncturist, will give some sessions with her sacred sound healing instruments. Some of our massage therapists, Rebecca, Alicia, Anna, are going to be available on both days for some gentle hands & head massage, a little back rub, and will do some qigong and self-Breema exercises for comfort.

We are going to start to put up some installation for this event on Saturday around 3 pm what will be on through the evening hours on Sunday.
Day of the Dead Celebration in Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, November 2, 2014
1400 block Shattuck Avenue
North BerkeleyCA 

 

Build a Community Altar 5-9PM
Candle Light Procession 7:45-9
DIY ART PROJECTS • FREE FACE PAINTING
FOOD TRUCKS • BEER & WINE GARDEN

Celebrate and remember those who have passed on at a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous. At the sixth annual Dìa de los Muertos Celebration, gather on Shattuck Ave. between Rose and Vine Streets in Berkeley on Sunday, November 2, 5-9PM.

The event hosts food booths and trucks, a wine and beer garden, free skeletal face painting, and art and craft vendors. DIY art projects for kids and adults include ceramic or sugar skull painting, paper stamping and more. Fire dancers and music by Incendio make the evening magical. Costumes and traditional Dìa de los Muertos papier maché giant heads are encouraged.

Help create an altar, or ofrenda, by bringing photos or stories of loved ones, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar. Dancers will bless the altar with drums and dancing then lead a sidewalk candle light procession through the district for about an hour following along a path of strewn marigold petals. Day of the Dead window displays appear in businesses throughout the district.

Sponsored by the North Shattuck Association, Saul’s, East Bay Loop and East Bay Express. The Gourmet Ghetto is six blocks north of Downtown Berkeley BART. Free admission.

For Vendor and Sponsor Applications + Press Release, visit: http://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/day-of-dead/

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, October 30th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, October 30th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Sunday Morning Meditation, drop-in
Sunday, October 27th 2013, 9:00am - Monday, October 27th 2014, 9:45am
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
An opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and to introduce your friends or family to the benefits of Nyingma meditation. Each session includes brief meditation instruction followed by silent sitting. You are welcome to attend any Sunday session. No pre-registration or prior experience necessary.

Cost: $5. Free to students currently enrolled in Nyingma Institute courses.
Collect! Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Saturday, October 25th 2014, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Collect! is Berkeley Art Center’s largest annual event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food, and celebrate Berkeley Art Center by taking home some art of your own. 

Funds from this event directly support year-round programming, including our Programs for Young Artists at BAC as well as our exhibitions, lectures, workshops, public events, and donor artists.

The Preview Reception for Collect! is October 18, 5-8pm and is free and open to the public. Work will be on view regular hours of Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm through the day of the auction, October 25th. Stop by BAC the week before the auction to preview donated artwork. 

The Collect! Silent Auction is Saturday, October 25, 5-9pm with a VIP Reception 5-6 pm,* and general admission 6-9pm.
Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door
VIP tickets are $70 in advance, $75 at the door*
Children under the age of 18 attend for free!

*VIP Early admission includes special food and wine, the chance to mix and mingle with donor artists and the honorary host committee, and time to develop your strategy to bring home your favorite artwork.  Take advantage of “buy it now” pricing.

Tickets may be purchased on our website or by calling 510-644-6893.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, October 16th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Sunday Streets Berkeley & Vine Street Block Party!
Sunday, October 12th 2014, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Sunday Streets Berkeley is back!
October 12th, 11am to 5pm
Shattuck Avenue from Rose to Haste
Companion Event: Vine Street Block Party, 11am to 6pm 

Sunday Streets opens the heart of the city's major car-traffic corridor to pedestrians, cyclists, all kinds of active transportation and FREE recreational and social activities. So come cycle, stroll, skate, dance, play, make art, play games,meet up with friends -and eat and relax- in the street! 

Businesses along the route will host musicians and artists, restaurants and eateries offer outdoor seating and special menus. For a list of all the activities and festivities along the route (being added to daily), to host an activity, or to volunteer (free t-shirt & lunch!),  please visit: 
  
~Don't miss the Vine St. Block Party, with a wine and beer garden by Vintage Berkeley, eats by The Local Butcher Shop and Juicebar, live music, ACCI artist vendors, A Priori's open house and Twig & Fig's Annual Paper Sale!
 

ACCI Gallery Creepy Carnival! October 12th, 2014
Sunday, October 12th 2014, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
Sunday Streets Berkeley is October 12, 2014
During this event ACCI Gallery will be hosting a Creepy Carnival!

Curious patrons of all ages will be delighted by our latest display of locally made art - especially our seasonally creepy artwork!


  • Stop by ACCI Gallery on October 12th to see the Amazing Accordianist, Mick the Maginificent!
  • The Great Natattoolie will be decorating kiddies with facepaint and temporary tattoos!
  • Think you have pretty good aim?  Try your luck at our midway and play the Creepy Clown Cornhole Game!
  • See Madam Octa - the Spider Lady!
  • Enjoy refreshments such as Ghosty Cider, salt water taffy, and fresh popcorn!
Evan Holm's Drawing Machine at Berkeley Art Center
Sunday, October 12th 2014, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)

Come play a drawing-making piano! Experience the Drawing Machine #1 by Evan Holm.  All visitors receive $5 off general admission to Collect! BAC’s annual exhibition and auction!

 Berkeley Art Center invites you to create a unique work of art with Evan Holm’s Drawing Machine #1. This participatory artwork involves a modified grand piano whose keys activate ink brushes to create a drawing when “played” on a continuous stream of paper. Stop by to see this incredible piece and collaborate on a drawing. Drawings will be for sale for $5 a foot  Suitable for all ages. Free and open to the public. 

 All visitors will receive $5 off general admission to Collect! BAC’s annual exhibition and auction.

Collect! is our largest annual event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food and celebrate the exciting Berkeley Art Center by taking home some art of your own.

Tickets for Collect! are $40 in advance, but for all Drawing Machine #1 visitors, admission into this party for all ages is only $35.

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, October 9th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, October 9th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, September 25th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, September 25th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Conversation with Christian Frock and Megan Wilson
Saturday, September 20th 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Christian Frock, art writer and curator, and artist Megan Wilson will discuss public space, gentrification, and the rapidly changing art scene in the Bay Area.
Unlocking Consciousness Workshop
Saturday, September 20th 2014, 2:00pm - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Concentrating on an ancient Buddhist symbol for awareness, we catalyze meditation practice through visualization and mantra. 
Prerequisite: One year of meditation experience.

 
Cost: $35.

Instructor: Barr Rosenberg, Ph.D., has been a Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute since 1999 and a student of Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku since the early 1970’s. He is a member of the Yeshe De translation team, and is a successful entrepreneur. Barr taught for many years at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at the Nyingma Institute since 1982. He regularly teaches courses at the Institute in Nyingma Meditation, Buddhist Studies, and Tibetan Art and Language.


Students may come for a vegetarian buffet lunch at 1 PM for an additional $10.  
 
SITTING COMFORTABLY IN MEDITATION, A WORKSHOP
Saturday, September 20th 2014, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Personalized instruction in how to sit comfortably is given by Nyingma instructor Donna Morton. Donna will lead participants through a motion assessment of back, hips, knees, and ankles. She will then introduce a variety of sitting strategies and will tailor a personal home program of Tibetan Yoga exercises for each student to address specific motion limitations.
 
Cost: $45. Includes a vegetarian buffet lunch at 1 PM.

Instructor: Donna Morton, B.S. is a physical therapist and nutritional consultant. A number of years ago, she took the Institute’s Four-Month Human Development Training Retreat and since that time has been a committed student of Nyingma teachings. She primarily teaches in the area of Kum Nye, a gentle form of Tibetan Yoga developed for Westerners by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku. Donna leads Intermediate Kum Nye classes.

Register early, since class size is limited. Suitable for all levels of students.
 
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, September 18th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, September 18th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, September 15th 2014, 11:00am - 2:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, September 14th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Free Family Art Workshop: Light and Space
Sunday, September 14th 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Light and Space, Multidimensional Drawing with Nancy Ivanhoe.
 
As part of the Programs for Young Artists at BAC, Make Space artist Nancy Ivanhoe will lead participants in a series of drawing experiments in response to the play of light and shadow on everyday materials. Join us as we make drawings that re-examine what it means to make a drawing. This workshop is appropriate for all ages, all levels of skill, and is free and open to the public. 
 
Space is limited! RSVP is encouraged.
 
Programs for Young Artists at BAC creates opportunities for artists under 18 years old and their families, to participate in art and art making in new and engaging ways through free and open workshops created and led by some of the most exciting Bay Area emerging artists. 
 
Programs for Young Artists at BAC is generously underwritten by the Berkeley Rotary and The Berkeley Association of Realtors. Programming includes free artist-run workshops and free, guided tours for schools. Please contact amanda@bekeleyartcenter.org to schedule a school visit.  
 
Berkeley Art Center is located at 1275 Walnut St.  in Live Oak Park. Gallery hours are Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, admission is free. Visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org for full programming schedule and to subscribe to our e-newsletter! 
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, September 13th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, September 12th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, September 11th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, September 11th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, September 8th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, September 7th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, September 6th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, September 5th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, September 4th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, September 4th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, September 1st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Gregoire close on labor day
Monday, September 1st 2014, 7:00am - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
We will be closed September 1st and reopening Tuesday 2nd with our new September menu
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, August 31st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, August 30th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, August 29th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

MEDITATIONS ON BREATH, FREE CLASSES
Monday, August 18th 2014, 7:00pm - Friday, August 29th 2014, 8:30pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
The healing power of breath takes center stage during the two-week break between our Summer and September courses.  Each evening you will be led through gentle breathing exercises that relax and re-tune body and mind.  

Everyone is welcome.  Meditations and classes are offered Monday through Friday.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, August 28th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, August 28th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, August 25th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, August 24th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, August 22nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, August 21st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, August 21st 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, August 18th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, August 17th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, August 16th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

SUMMER RETREATS AT NYINGMA INSTITUTE
Monday, June 9th 2014, 12:00am - Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:00am
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Opening the Senses, June 9-14
Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) movement, breath, and awareness exercises open the senses to deep feeling and sensitivity, increasing delight and awareness. Instructors: Santosh Philip, Donna Morton, and Jack van der Meulen.

Kum Nye: Touching Present Energy, June 16-21
A journey into embodiment, practices carry participants past judgment and preconception to the freshness of the present moment. Instructors: Santosh Philip, Donna Morton, and Jack van der Meulen.

Expanding Body Knowledge, June 23-28
Incisive awareness practices ‘thaw out’ the limiting views and images of our body that constrict liveliness and intimacy. Instructors: Santosh Philip, Ken McKeon, and Jack van der Meulen.

Inner Peace through Meditation, June 30-July 3
All our thoughts and feelings are integrated into the calm balance of meditation: our total being becomes meditation, an unfolding path of discovery and insight. Instructor: Olivia Hurd. 

Joy of Being, July 7-12
Study and practice of the Buddha’s compassionate way of life, including the Foundations of Mindfulness, the Three Trainings, and the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma. Instructors: Buddhist Studies and Kum Nye faculty.

Inner Resources for Difficult Times: Negotiating the Transitions of Aging, July 14-19
We cultivate attitudes that help us break the hold of fear, and engage in meditations that strengthen our ability to remain aware and joyfully focused on what is truly meaningful. Instructors: Sylvia Gretchen and Elissa Slanger.

A View toward Enlightenment, July 21-August 2
Intense periods of practice in meditative concentration interspersed with lecture and study of the first eight chapters of Longchenpa’s The Dzogchen Trilogy of Mind at Ease and its unpublished auto-commentary (Shing-rta-chen-po). Instructor: Sylvia Gretchen. Prerequisite: at least three years of meditation experience.

Transforming Negative Emotions, August 4-9
First, we will balance and clear the mind; next we develop insight into how emotions take hold; and then we apply techniques that transform the negative aspect of emotional energy. Primary Instructor: Olivia Hurd. Prerequisite: some experience with meditation.

Skillful Means: Communication and Connection, August 11-16
We see how working together to accomplish shared purposes both fosters and depends upon effective communication and strong interconnection, bringing knowledge and fulfillment. Instructor: Barr Rosenberg.
 
Cost per week of retreat: $470 (nonresidential); $700 (residential). For more information, please check our website.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

NYINGMA INSTITUTE SUMMER COURSES STARTING NOW
Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:00am - Friday, August 15th 2014, 8:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Day-by-Day Summer Course Listings
(June 9-August 15, 2014)
 
Mondays:
6:15-7:45 PM   Advanced Meditation 
8:00-9:30 PM   Transforming Negative Emotions 
8:00-9:30 PM   Advanced Kum Nye 

Tuesdays:
10-11:30 AM     Beginning Meditation 
6:15-7:45 PM    TSK Right From the Start! 
6:15-7:45 PM    Who Owns Mind? 
8:00-9:30 PM    Working Well with Goodness 
 
Wednesdays:
6:15-7:45 PM    Kum Nye: Releasing Tension and Restoring Balance 
8:00-9:30 PM    Meditation: Shamatha and Vipashyana 
 
Thursdays:
10-11 AM          Kum Nye: Moving Into Stillness 
1:00-2:30 PM    Buddhist Studies Tutorial: Essential Mind Training
6:15-7:45 PM    Who Owns Mind? 
6:15-7:45 PM    Beginning Meditation 
8:00-9:30 PM    Intermediate Meditation 
8:00-9:30 PM    Beginning Tibetan, Level IV 
 
Fridays:
4:30-5:45 PM    Tibetan Tutorial 
6:15-7:45 PM    Intermediate Tibetan, Level IV 
 
Sundays:
10:00 AM-Noon   Sunday Morning Kum Nye                  
 
 
 
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, August 14th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, August 14th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, August 11th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, August 10th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, August 9th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, August 8th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, August 7th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, August 7th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, August 4th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Cultivating Unlimited Love, a workshop
Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Cultivating the “four immeasurable” states of mind-love, compassion, joy, and equanimity-is a classic Buddhist practice that teaches us to transcend our limited way of understanding love. As we understand the fuller meaning of each of these qualities and begin to apply them appropriately to life's encounters, our relationships to others are transformed and we discover an inner serenity that fosters the realization of selflessness.  Selflessness is not a devaluation of our lives or a "doormat" atitude; it is that clarity of recognizing both the impermanence and the interconnectedness that is intrinsic to all experience and all things and beings.

Suitable for all.

Cost: $80.
Instructor: Olivia Hurd. B.F.A, artist and retired publisher, is a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism who has practiced meditation for more than 30 years. She has been an active member of the Berkeley Potter’s Guild and a volunteer at both the Nyingma Institute and the Tibetan Aid Project.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, August 1st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, July 31st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, July 31st 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, July 28th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, July 27th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, July 26th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, July 25th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, July 24th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, July 24th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, July 21st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, July 20th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, July 19th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Preparation for the Time of Death: The Bardo is Now
Saturday, July 19th 2014, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Special meditation practices in Tibetan Buddhism are associated with the bardo, the period between death and rebirth. Nyingma masters instruct us not to wait until this difficult time, but instead to see change-death and rebirth-in every new moment. This workshop presents practices designed to heighten our ability to make positive choices at crucial times in our lives. Lecture and discussion will include practical suggestions from the Tibetan tradition on how to maintain optimal conditions during the days that proceed and follow the time of death.

Suitable for all levels of students.
 
Cost: $80. Includes vegetarian buffet lunch.

Instructors:

Sylvia Gretchen, Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute, has studied and worked with Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku since 1969. She has served as Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute since 1996 and has also worked extensively with Tibetan sacred art and literature under the direction of Tarthang Tulku.  Sylvia has taught Nyingma Meditation, Buddhist Studies, Nyingma Psychology and Practices, and Tibetan Art and Language at the Nyingma Institute since 1974.

Elissa Slanger, Ph.D., has studied at the Nyingma Institute since 1982. Dr. Slanger brings a wealth of experience to her teaching from her professional work as a practicing clinical psychologist, artist, and author. An octogenarian, Dr. Slanger speaks from her own experience on how Nyingma teachings positively affect how we age and how we cope with the losses and disabilities that come with aging. 
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, July 18th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Handblown Glass Artist Michael Sosin at ACCI Gallery
Friday, July 18th 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
MICHAEL SOSIN - 30 Years of Handblown Glass 
Opening Reception July 18th 6-9pm 
Come for the Art - Stay for the Party!
The Oakland Manouche Project will be performing Gypsy Jazz and Swing at the opening reception.
 

Michael Sosin is an alchemist with a visceral relationship to molten glass - a medium that cannot physically be touched but exists in excess of 2,000 °F. Yet Michael has mastered an intimacy with this foreboding material and is able to manipulate it with the most basic lines and shapes to form vessels that compel. Using a language of bright and dazzling colors, his forms beckon the viewer to desire multiples that complement and contrast one another.

Michael Sosin 30 Years Handblown Glass
Friday, July 18th 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
Michael Sosin celebrates 30 Years of Handblown Glass with a solo exhibit at ACCI Gallery.
Please join us for the opening reception on July 18th 6-9pm
The Oakland Manouche Project wil be performing Gypsy Jazz and Swing.
Come for the Art | Stay for the Party!

The retrospective solo exhibition will be on display 7/18/14-8/12/14.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, July 17th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, July 17th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, July 14th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Talk with Author of An Intimate Life (The Sessions) at ACCI!
Monday, July 14th 2014, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING with Cheryl T. Cohen-Greene, author of 'An Intimate Life' at ACCI Gallery
1652 Shattuck Ave.
Monday, July 14, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm, reception and book signing following
Tickets $10, available in advance and at the door at the gallery, please call 843-2527
 
ACCI Gallery is proud to present Cheryl T. Cohen-Greene in an up-close and intimate discussion event.   Ms. Cohen-Greene is best known as a professional sexual surrogate, speaker, and author. In the 2012 film, The Sessions, noted actress Helen Hunt beautifully portrayed Cohen-Greene's work and experience with American poet Mark O'Brien.  After her discussion, Ms. Cohen-Greene will be available for questions and answers.  Copies of her book, An Intimate Life, will also be available for purchase and signing.  
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, July 13th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, July 12th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Hand-Built! Free Family Clay Workshop
Saturday, July 12th 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)

We know the world of ceramics is so much bigger than pottery- but if not on a potter's wheel, how DO we make art from a shapeless lump of clay? Artist and art educator Larry Stefl will teach us basic ceramic construction techniques-the building blocks of all hand-built clay . Join us in Berkeley Art Center's sculpture patio to be inspired by the resident works by Harold Paris, Stephen deStaebler and Peter Voulkos. 

Participants will make a piece with air-dry clay to take home.

Suitable for all ages, free and open to the public. 

Space is limited, please RSVP

Part of the Programs for Young Artists At BAC series 

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, July 11th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, July 10th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, July 10th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, July 7th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, July 6th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, July 5th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, July 4th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, June 29th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, June 28th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, June 27th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, June 26th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, June 26th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, June 23rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, June 21st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, June 20th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, June 19th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, June 19th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, June 16th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, June 15th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Live Oak Park Fair June 14-15, 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 14th 2014, 10:00am - Sunday, June 15th 2014, 6:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
A cornerstone of the vibrant North Berkeley art & crafts
community, Live Oak Park Fair showcases affordable
contemporary art and fine crafts including handcrafted jewelry &
accessories, couture adult and kids’ clothing, painting,
photography and printmaking, and sculptural and functional
objects in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood. There's kid-friendly
entertainment and live music all day, delicious food offerings,
and for the second year, in a partnership with Edible East Bay
magazine, a tasting area with artisan-made food products. Enjoy
all the delights among the heritage oaks and redwoods and
alongside the charming Codornices Creek.
No cost to attend!
Please, dogs on short leash only.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, June 14th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, June 13th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, June 12th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, June 12th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, June 9th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, June 8th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, June 7th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, June 6th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, June 5th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, June 5th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Monday, June 2nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Sunday, June 1st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Saturday, May 31st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

The Greg-oreo.
Saturday, May 31st 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Check out the Greg-oreo! Today only in Berkeley at the Chalk and Chocolate festival.  This is a what I call a cookie sandwich.  Fresh chocolaty short bread cookies, with an awesome house churned butter cream filling.  
CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 31st 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10am-5pm, 
(Rain Date, Saturday, June 7)

The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the 18th annual CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL on Saturday, May 31 (rain date June 7).

With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings. A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4 p.m. Cash prizes of $150, $100, $50 and runners-up get a $25 gift certificate from Andronico’s Community Markets. Winners will be notified by Tuesday after the event. Same-day art registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths located at 1495 and 1607 Shattuck Ave. where special artist's chalk is available for $10 or BYO. See last year’s winners here.

To EAT CHOCOLATE start by purchasing a packet of tickets (20 for $20) prior to the event online or at the event HQ booths at 1451 or 1607 Shattuck.  The to-go menu features over 25 items including picante habañero chocolate gelato, goat cheese truffles, adult brownies, Oreo shakes, or savory menu items such as Caribbean chocolate soup, chocolate chicken tikka kabobs, and more. Spend your tickets on these delights available in the local businesses then savor your chocolate as you stroll along the sidewalks, viewing the artwork.

Enter your tickets in a raffle for specialty chocolate items including a chocolate-colored real diamond ring from M. Lowe & Co. or a digital, pocket-sized real camera that looks like a chocolate bar from ArtVisions Portraiture.

Festival booths fill the blocks between Rose and Vine Streets. There’s even a car to draw on with chalk. There are pony rides, balloon twisters, and face painters. Four areas of music include The Dylan Platt Band, Lee Waterman Trio, Kathryn Rayne, The Queue, The Elderberries Irish Band, Cathy Morris the Violin Lady, Sean Lee’s One Man Band, Adrian West Trio and more.

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Friday, May 30th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

MEDITATION, BUDDHISM, TIBETAN YOGA: SPRING CLASSES
Monday, March 24th 2014, 10:00am - Friday, May 30th 2014, 9:30pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Day-by-Day Spring 2014 Courses at Nyingma Institute
www.NyingmaInstitute.org, 510-809-1000
March 24- May 30

Mondays
6:15-7:45 PM     Teachers, Refuge, and the Compassionate Response, Advanced Meditation
8:00-9:30 PM     Reclaiming the Heart, Nyingma Psychology
8:00-9:30 PM    Focus on the Senses, Advanced Kum Nye Yoga
 
Tuesdays
10-11:30 AM      Calm and Clear, Beginning Meditation
6:15-7:45 PM     Transmitting Insight; Penetrating Illusion, Dharma Studies
6:15-7:45 PM    Time, Space and Knowledge: The Translucent Person
8:00-9:30 PM     Working Well with Knowledge, Skillful Means
 
Wednesdays
10-11:30 AM      Meditations to Open the Heart, Intermediate Meditation
6:15-7:45 PM    Working with Lower Body Energy, Beginning Kum Nye Yoga
6:15-7:45 PM    Time Space and Knowledge: Perspectives and Practices
8:00-9:30 PM    Intermediate Meditation: Shamatha and Vipashyana
 
Thursdays
10-11 AM          Moving Into Stillness, Restorative Kum Nye Yoga
1-2:30 PM         Guidance, Protection, and Compassion, Buddhist Studies Tutorial
6:15-7:45 PM     Transmitting Insight; Penetrating Illusion, Dharma Studies
6:15-7:45 PM     Calm and Clear, Beginning Meditation
8:00-9:30 PM     Meditations to Open the Heart, Intermediate Meditation
8:00-9:30 PM    Beginning Tibetan Language, Level III
 
 
Fridays
4:30-5:45 PM     Tibetan Language Tutorial
6:15-7:45 PM     Intermediate Tibetan Language, Level III
 
Sundays
10 AM-Noon      Sunday Morning Kum Nye       

Please see our website for more details.             
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Thursday, May 29th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, May 29th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Yogakula THRIVE TALKS:Develop Business w/ Mind-Body Balance
Thursday, May 15th 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Yogakula Healing Arts Center Launches THRIVE TALKS-A new series to support business development with a Mind-Body Balance
 
- Join us May 15th for the launch of this new innovative program for women entrepreneurs with Guest Speakers Maggie Ostara and Dr. Leslie Hewitt. For more information and to RSVP please call: (510) 290-7060 or email info@yogakula.com.  Join us for dinner beforehand at the Taste of Himalayas located below Yogakula – 5:30pm - 7pm. Mention the event for discounts on dinner!
 
THRIVE TALKS, an innovative Business and Wellness Program for women, teaching holistic entrepreneurship. Renowned Business Educators and Wellness Professionals regularly lead workshops, and women can join in person or as part of an online learning community. Topics include all essential skills needed for thriving in business and in life; financial planning, marketing and branding, social media, video production, public speaking, and networking. In addition to teaching business skills in a supportive environment,  THRIVE TALKS also addresses the full spectrum of health and wellness. Success isn't just financial; it's a holistic marriage of external and internal well-being. To support this model of success for the whole person, THRIVE TALKS will offer seminars on topics like Eat Right for Your Type and Finding Balance in Stressful times. 
 
 
 
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, May 15th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

TRAINING FOR FREEDOM, A WORKSHOP
Friday, May 9th 2014, 7:00pm - Saturday, May 10th 2014, 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Classic Buddhist education uses three trainings-shila (ethics), samadhi (meditation), and prajna (wisdom)-to develop wholesome knowledge and power. This workshop introduces these traditional methods for clearing away the network of confusion and karmic patterns with an emphasis on experiential practice.
 
$95. Instructor: Jack Petranker. J.D., has been a student of Buddhism since 1973. Jack is a senior editor for Dharma Publishing and past Dean of the Nyingma Institute (1988-1991).   He is also the founder of the Center for Creative Inquiry, an independent non-profit corporation inspired by the Time, Space, and Knowledge (TSK) vision introduced to the West by Tarthang Tulku. The editor of numerous books on TSK, he is the author of When it Rains Does Space Get Wet? Jack teaches classes, workshops, and retreats in Buddhist Studies, Nyingma Meditation, and Time, Space, and Knowledge. 

Friday, 7-9 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-4:45 PM, includes vegetarian buffet lunch on Saturday.

 Prerequisite: sincere interest in the Buddha’s teachings. 

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, May 8th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

5th Annual Taste of North Berkeley Tuesday May 6, 2014
Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Posted By: A Priori
Stroll along Shattuck & Vine from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for samples at Gourmet Ghetto shops & eateries including A Priori! 

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased here: Brown Paper Tickets

For more information about this fun event visit the Gourmet Ghetto website.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, May 1st 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, April 24th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Celebrate Earth Day with A Priori April 19-20
Saturday, April 19th 2014, 12:00am - Sunday, April 20th 2014, 12:00am
Posted By: A Priori
Earth Day is a global event dedicated to supporting environmental protection and celebrating the natural wonders of our planet.  Visit A Priori the weekend of April 19-20 and receive a very special green gift.  We hope to see you then!
SELF-IMAGE, A WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 19th 2014, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
False expectations, critical judgments, and negative emotions are rooted in complex images that we hold of ourselves and the world. This workshop looks directly at how self-images develop and how we can free ourselves from their compulsive power. Based on Tarthang Tulku’s Openness Mind. Open to those with some experience in meditation or Nyingma Psychology.

$80 includes vegetarian buffet lunch.

Instructors:

Sylvia Gretchen, Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute, has studied and worked with Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku since 1969. She has served as Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute since 1996 and has also worked extensively with Tibetan sacred art and literature under the direction of Tarthang Tulku. Sylvia has taught Nyingma Meditation, Buddhist Studies, Nyingma Psychology and Practices, and Tibetan Art and Language at the Nyingma Institute since 1974.

Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D. is a research psychologist in human emotions who brings an expertise in both Western and Eastern psychology to her teaching at the Nyingma Institute. She is the co-author of Psychology: Making Connections, a college-level textbook that includes sections on meditation. Erika has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism for more than 20 years. A regular lecturer and leader of graduate-level seminars, she teaches Nyingma Psychology courses at the Institute.

ThIs workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFT’s and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider: Nyingma Institute #2513.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, April 17th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Free Haircuts at The Shop Grand Opening - 1481 Shattuck Ave
Sunday, April 13th 2014, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Posted By: The Shop
Come join us on April 13th, from 11am till 5pm.  We'll be doing Free Haircuts all day!

We just want to introduce ourselves to the neighborhood and give you a no cost way to come check out what we're about.

There are no appointments, we're on a first come first served basis, so come early and bring the whole family.

We cut men, women and kids (we won't be doing color on the free day, but any other time, we'd be happy to do your color and highlights).

Look Good, Feel Good
The Shop
celli@Berkeley Performance at ACCI Gallery!
Saturday, April 12th 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: ACCI Gallery - Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc.
celli@Berkeley is a 12-person cello group of UC Berkeley students.  They will be featuring Lucas Floyd, composer and works by Karen Lin and Nathaniel Ben-Horin.  Tickets are available at ACCI Gallery.  Cash or check only.  $10 General, $5 UCB Students.  Seating is limited.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the performance is from 7:00pm-8:00pm
A RETURN TO LIGHT, A WORKSHOP
Saturday, April 12th 2014, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
The Time, Space, and Knowledge vision describes a ‘light transmission’ that is activated through knowledge. In this workshop we return to the ‘lightness’ of being through practices that illuminate the interplay of mind and world. The discipline that leads from darkness to light begins with an experiential exploration into inner time and space. We learn to find points of clarity within the world we inhabit, activating a path of light and lightness of being.

Based on Tarthang Tulku’s, Dynamics of Time and Space. Open to all levels of students.

$80


Instructor: Ken McKeon, M.A., a student of Tarthang Tulku since the 1970’s, is a highly regarded poet and a retired High School teacher. His love of both the English language and the possibilities for human growth inherent in explorations of meaning, led him early on to become first a student, and then a teacher of the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision. Ken brings a sense of wonder and delight to his classes at the Institute, as he guides students through their own journey into mind and human consciousness.

 
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, April 10th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

FREE TALK: TURNING THE MIND TO GOODNESS
Sunday, March 30th 2014, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
How can we maintain our spiritual focus throughout the day? Traditional Tibetan teachings advise us to keep four thoughts in mind: the rarity of human birth; the impermanence of life; the defects of samsara; and the law of cause and effect.  Sustained contemplation of these four thoughts orient the heart and mind toward goodness. Enriching our understanding of these thoughts enables us to see our experience more clearly and to make choices that reflect our aspirations for virtue and service to others.

Mark Henderson, J.D., LL.M. has been a student of Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku for many years. Once a full-time attorney, Mark is a full-time volunteer at the Nyingma Institute. He has works in many capacities to complete sacred art projects such as prayer wheels and tsatsas (devotional statues). Mark teaches classes in Beginning and Intermediate Tibetan Language, and also in Nyingma Practices.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, March 27th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

FREE TIBETAN YOGA: WORKING WITH LOWER BODY ENERGY
Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
In the energetic system outlined in Tibetan Yoga, the lower body is the center of vitality and health. An emphasis on mental tasks can disconnect us from the nourishing energy of the lower body, and, as a result, we may feel drained by our work and become prone to a host of aches and pains. In this talk, Tibetan Yoga instructor Jack van der Meulen will demonstrate gentle exercises that re-energize the belly, hips, and legs, reconnecting us to the vitality of full embodiment.

Instructor: Jack van der Meulen has been a student of Kum Nye since the 1990’s. His careful and caring style makes his classes particularly beloved by beginning and intermediate students, who appreciate his clear and gentle instructions. nevertheless makes time to alternate with He is a frequent leader of Saturday workshops and a popular speaker about the benefits of Kum Nye in the Institute’s free Sunday evening lecture series.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, March 20th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, March 13th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, March 6th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Potato Poetics, performance by Ann Schnake
Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Potato Poetics Aka Tapas de Papas and other Small Acts

Vodka cocktails, interesting and provocative performances,  and small plates of fine foods.

Another Odd Sunday Dinner by Ann Schnake and chef Sylvi Osborne Calierno with performance artists including  Carmen Serber, and Carolina Coi Coi Duncan.

Benefit for MobileInTent returning to Berkeley Art Center in fall 2014. Admission TBA

This performance is part of Berkeley Art Center's exhibition FEATURE, curated by Weston Teruya, on view through March 2.
GENTLE TIBETAN YOGA FOR HEALING
Saturday, March 1st 2014, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Tibetan Yoga techniques can be easily tailored to accommodate disabilities and injuries.
In this workshop we will take the time to adapt gentle movement exercises as appropriate to allow participation without strain. And we will use breath, self-massage, sound and the power of visualization to help get our energy flowing in areas where movement is limited or painful. The goal of the workshop is to promote healing and vitality, through the deep relaxation possible with Kum Nye practice.
 
$80. Includes a vegetarian buffet lunch.

Instructor: Donna Morton, B.S. is a physical therapist and nutritional consultant. A number of years ago, she took the Institute’s Four-Month Human Development Training Retreat and since that time has been a committed student of Nyingma teachings. She primarily teaches in the area of Kum Nye, a gentle form of Tibetan Yoga developed for Westerners by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku. Donna leads Intermediate Kum Nye classes, and also teaches a special workshop, “The Art of Sitting Comfortably,” on how to maintain a good, comfortable posture in meditation.

This workshop is appropriate for those with many types of physical limitations. Please call to speak with the instructor (who is also a trained physical therapist) in advance if you are unsure if the workshop is right for you.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, February 27th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Civic Center Art Exhibition Artist Reception and Celebration
Thursday, February 27th 2014, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building at 2180 Milvia Street. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 year. Visitors can view the artwork during regular hours of operation.

Participating artists include Nora Akino, Ned Axthelm, Jennifer Brook-Kothlow, Sydney Cohen, Marian Coleman, Alesia Connelly, Yuksel Dinccag, Nancy Fernandez, Erika Gagnon, Sonia Gill, Tricia Goldberg, Zohra Kalinkowitz, Barbara Kloeppel, Isabelle La Rocca, Gary Lapow, Nick Lawrence, Michael Layefsky, Lisa Levine, Jessica Phrogus, Mimi Plumb, Brenda Quan, Megan Reed, Camille Rogine, Antonio Rosario, Jim Rosenau, Jon Stich, Peter Tonningsen and DJ Whelan.
 
Please join us for the reception and meet the artists, enjoy live music, and participate in a guided tour of the artwork on view!
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Fabric Manipulation workshop with artist Ealish Wilson
Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Learn a skill!  The artist will teach us the smocking technique with printed textiles as a way to create sculptural form with fabric. This workshop is suitable for adults or high-school age students with an interest in sewing, free and open to the public. This workshop is in conjunction with our current exhibition FEATURE, curated by Weston Teruya, which is on view through March 2. *please arrive on time as supplies are limited!
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, February 20th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Soliloquy, a performance by Pallavi Sharma
Saturday, February 15th 2014, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
In conjunction with our current exhibition FEATURE, curated by Weston Teruya, artist Pallavi Sharma will conduct this participatory performance of self talking and deep listening. Discussion with the artist to follow. Please join us for the presentation of this work, free and open to the public. ??More information can be found at berkeleyartcenter.org
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Culinary Tour of the Gourmet Ghetto
Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 7:00pm - 10:15pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Thursdays 11am to 2:15pm
$88/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

Mapping Memory, youth workshop with Marcela Florez
Sunday, February 9th 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
In conjunction with our current exhibition FEATURE, curated by Weston Teruya, Marcela Florez will conduct a workshop based on her own artistic process. Learn techniques for making art based on map-making, memories and our sense of self in the context of place. The workshop will conclude with the compilation of the students’ memory maps into a Zine that they can take home with them. Suitable for youth ages 13 and older, free and open to the public.

FEATURE will be on view through March 2
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.
Tasting Relaxation, Tibetan Yoga Retreat
Monday, December 30th 2013, 10:00am - Saturday, January 4th 2014, 5:30pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Start your new year with renewed energy and peace of mind.

Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) practice opens the senses to feeling. This flow of feeling can loosen tensions in the body and mind, even chronic tension. In this retreat we learn to relax deeply in order to “taste” the healing nectar of relaxation as it flows through body and mind. Gentle movement, breathing, and awareness practices help us to discover this relaxation. No experience or special fitness is required for this retreat.

Cost: $370 (nonresidential); $600 (residential). Residential rate includes a private room, shared bathroom, and vegetarian meals.

Instructors: Santosh Philip and Jack van der Meulen.

Santosh Phillip, M.A, an architect and entrepreneur, has studied Nyingma teachings since 1995. His primary teaching area is Kum Nye, where he conveys his considerable love and respect for Tibetan Yoga self-massage and movement practices to his students, both at the advanced and introductory levels. Nearly every Sunday throughout the year, Santosh and fellow Kum Nye instructor, Jack van der Meulen, alternate teaching a drop-in Kum Nye morning class from ten to Noon; Santosh also teaches Nyingma Practices classes, including classes in dream yoga.
Jack van der Meulen has been a student of Kum Nye since the 1990’s. His careful and caring style makes his classes particularly beloved by beginning and intermediate students, who appreciate his clear and gentle instructions. Although he works full-time outside the Institute, has a family, and lives in Marin County, Jack nevertheless makes time to alternate with Santosh Philip in leading Sunday morning drop-in Kum Nye classes throughout the year. He is also a frequent leader of Saturday workshops and a popular speaker about the benefits of Kum Nye in the Institute’s free Sunday evening lecture series.

Path of Liberation, Free Lecture Series
Sunday, November 17th 2013, 6:00pm - Sunday, December 29th 2013, 7:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
November 17: Hugh Joswick on Architecture of Mind: Evaluating Mental Events

November 24: Mark Henderson on Toward an End to Suffering

 December 1: Santosh Philip on Appreciating the Significance of Karma

 December 8: Olivia Hurd on Training for Freedom

 December 15: Caz Verde on Compassion in Action

 December 29: Santosh Philip on Faith, Confidence, and the Spiritual Path

The Buddha’s teachings introduce us to our own joyful, wise mind. They also show us a way of acting in the world based on compassionate values. These ancient teachings are known as a path of liberation because they liberate us from suffering and from the causes of suffering. They wake us up to the fact that within each of us is a deep core of wisdom, even if it is now hidden or obscured. The ‘path’ is the movement toward the flowering of this wisdom.

 Fortunately for us, as well as for more than a hundred past generations of men and women, the Buddha left clear guidance on how to travel the path to liberation. These teachings are known both in the sacred texts of the Buddhist tradition and in the oral transmission from teacher to student.

Drawing on both these sources, the Nyingma Institute offers a two-year Buddhist Studies program titled the Path of Liberation that begins in January. This program introduces core teachings and practices, based around the themes of awakened embodiment, awakened communication, awakened mind, and awakened action. The program includes evening classes two nights a week (Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:15-7:45 PM), 16 weekend workshops, and a week-long retreat.


Holiday Art Sale and Celebration
Saturday, December 28th 2013, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Posted By: Berkeley Art Center (BAC)
Berkeley Art Center invites all of you to our ARRAY Art Sale!
 
We are so excited about our current artists annual exhibition ARRAY we have to have another party celebrating its success, but we want you to come for another reason too – to buy art!
 
Please join us on Saturday, December 28 from 11-6pm to sip some cider or hot chocolate and other goodies and take advantage of the incredible art sale. Almost all of the 200+ pieces in ARRAY are for sale – and for very affordable prices.Don’t miss your chance to buy one of these pieces.  60% of sales go directly to the artists, and the remainder supports the Berkeley Art Center. A selection of artist and exhibition catalogs will also be available at reduced prices!
 
We will also announce the exhibiting artists who have been selected from this exhibition for FEATURE, curated by Weston Teryua.
 
Join us and treat yourself to some fantastic art by Berkeley Art Center members! See ARRAY now before it closes on January 5!

Image: Lorrie Fink 
 
Aura Jewelers Has Lots of Beautiful Earrings Just in
Saturday, December 14th 2013, 11:00am - Friday, December 20th 2013, 6:00pm
Posted By: Aura Jewelers
Lots of great new beautiful piece of Jewelry to choose from
Wonderful choices in Gold Diamonds Silver and Lots of Color.Stones
Meditations on Joyfulness, FREE
Monday, December 16th 2013, 7:00pm - Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 8:30pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Evening meditations will include practices from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that increase deep joyful feelings that are not dependent on external circumstances. No experience or previous training necessary.  All are welcome.
 
Monday through Wednesday, December 16-18, 7-8:30 PM
FREE
Featuring Fine art of Hanneke Van Oosterhout AURA Jewelers
Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 12:00pm - Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 5:00pm
Posted By: Aura Jewelers
For a short time we will be featuring the fine art 
Oil paintings of this Fabulous Dutch painter .
Who has transitioned from Dutch still lifes to Beautiful Local California Scenery
Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto - Holiday 2013
Sunday, December 8th 2013, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Snow...in Berkeley?
Take a Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto!
Sunday, December 8, 2013 (Rain date is Sat. Dec. 14th)
1673 Shattuck Ave. near Virginia
Bring Boots & Mittens to Play in the Snow from 10AM-3PM! 
~Visit with the Snow Queen 
~Make Holiday Crafts
~Pony Rides
~Holiday Gift Vendors
~Hot Cider and Cookies courtesy of Andronico’s Community Market! 
~Stop by the Gourmet Ghetto table at Snow Day for a Free Class Pass from Yogakula Healing Arts Center 
Around the district on Snow Day and Beyond: 

M. Lowe & Co. Find the 'Ice' in your Snowball benefit for Berkeley Arts Magnet School
One snowball has a real Diamond Ring inside!
On Snow Day, Sunday Dec. 8th  1-4PM 1519 Shattuck 
Visit with Santa Claus at Kid Dynamo
On Snow Day, Sunday Dec. 8th and Saturday Dec. 14th, Noon to 5pm.
Share your wishlist and get a photo with Santa!
2108 Vine St.


Jon's School of Music Instrument Open House at Firehouse North Gallery
On Snow Day, Sunday Dec. 8th Two Sessions: Noon-1:30pm and 2-3pm
Bring your kids to play a drum set, keyboard, electric or acoustic guitar, French horn, trumpet, xylophone, accordion, tabla, cello and lead the band in song on the microphone! 1790 Shattuck Ave.
Intuitive Women's Wellness Center Open House with Dr. Stephanie Daniel 
On Snow Day, Sunday Dec. 8th - Come by for a holiday certificate worth $50 off of a visit and light refreshments. 
 Hear our “Staying Healthy through the Holidays” lecture at 11am and 1pm.  Cold Season Supplements will be 20% off! 
1700 Shattuck, 2nd floor  
Food Drive at A Priori Designs for Change
On Dec. 7 & Snow Day Sunday Dec. 8th receive a 10% discount on sustainable gifts & housewares for your donation! 
Donate non-perishable food items through Dec. 15th for the Alameda Co. Food Bank. 
112 Vine St. 
Toy and Coat Drive at Coldwell Banker (thru Dec. 24)
Bring your gently used coats and new toys by the office for donations to the 
One Warm Coat & Toys for Tots programs! 
1495 Shattuck, M-F 9-5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-1
ACCI Gallery Holiday Sale and Gifty Fifty ACCI Holiday Pop-Up (all items $50 and under!) 
Dec. 6th - 24th 1652 Shattuck Ave.  
 
CULTIVATING COMPASSIONATE LOVE RETREAT
Friday, November 29th 2013, 10:00am - Sunday, December 1st 2013, 3:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
We can learn to love ourselves and others more deeply through actively cultivating compassionate love. This kind of love heals the painful divisions between living beings, allowing us to forgive others and to cleanse ourselves of ill-will. The retreat introduces gentle visualization, mantra, and meditation practices given by the Buddha. It is a wonderful way to both enter the generous qualities of the holiday season as well as an effective antidote for the negative effects of strong emotions, memories, and disappointments that can be associated with them.

Cost: $190 (nonresidential); $275 (residential).
Friday 10 AM-9 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM.
For all levels of students.

Instructor: Olivia Hurd, B.F.A, artist and retired publisher, is a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism who has practiced meditation for more than 30 years. She is an active member of the Berkeley Potter’s Guild and a volunteer at both the Nyingma Institute and the Tibetan Aid Project. Olivia teaches Nyingma Meditation classes and workshops at the Institute.
A Priori presents: A Local Artist Showcase on 11/20
Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: A Priori
Join us for a  celebration of local artisans - featuring Chessy Shay jewelry and Susan Eastman silk designs.  These talented artists will be bringing an array of their best work for your holiday shopping pleasure.  Delicious refreshments provided by Vintage Berkeley and Ben & Jerry's.  We hope to see you at this not-to-be-missed event!
Inner Alchemy: Transformation through Tibetan Yoga workshop
Saturday, November 16th 2013, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Remarkable transformation occurs through Kum Nye, Tibetan Yoga, to mobilize the body’s natural healing and literally remake the physical body. The mind and the body collaborate through attention and gentle movement to forge new bonds of wholeness and appreciateion. The movement exercises introduced in this workshop stimulate the flow of subtle energy that can lead to amazing changes in body and mind.
For all levels of students.  Practices do not require special strength, ability or knowledge.

Cost: $80.

Instructors: Jack van der Meulen and Donna Morton.

Jack van der Meulen has been a student of Kum Nye since the 1990’s. His careful and caring style makes his classes particularly beloved by beginning and intermediate students, who appreciate his clear and gentle instructions. Although he works full-time outside the Institute, has a family, and lives in Marin County, Jack nevertheless makes time to alternate with Santosh Philip in leading Sunday morning drop-in Kum Nye classes throughout the year. He is also a frequent leader of Saturday workshops and a popular speaker about the benefits of Kum Nye in the Institute’s free Sunday evening lecture series.

Donna Morton, B.S. is a physical therapist and nutritional consultant. A number of years ago, she took the Institute’s Four-Month Human Development Training Retreat and since that time has been a committed student of Nyingma teachings. She primarily teaches in the area of Kum Nye, a gentle form of Tibetan Yoga developed for Westerners by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku. Donna leads Intermediate Kum Nye classes, and also teaches a special workshop, “The Art of Sitting Comfortably,” on how to maintain a good, comfortable posture in meditation.
Fall Taste of North Berkeley
Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Stroll, sip and taste at Gourmet Ghetto eateries, shops and galleries and help keep school gardens alive! All proceeds benefit the Berkeley Unified School District Garden and Cooking Program. Brought to you by the North Shattuck Association and the Berkeley Unified School District Garden and Cooking Program.

A $30 ticket gets you a taste of each of our participating businesses, including:

Alegio Chocolate?
ACCI Gallery?
Flavor - Mediterranean Food?
M. Lowe & Company?
Saul's Restaurant and Deli?
Virginia Bakery?
Le Petit Cochon (new by Bistro Liaison!)
Barney's
The Local Butcher Shop?
Taste of the Himalayas?
Gregoire Berkeley?
YogaKula?
Foxglove
Apriori Designs
SOOP
Lush Gelato
Mint Leaf
...and more to come!

How the Taste of North Berkeley Restaurant Walk works:
Visit our participating businesses in any order you wish -- the ticket will contain a convenient map! Simply present your ticket at each location to receive your special taste of their cuisine or an offering from a local artisanal food producer.

Tickets may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets  Beginning 11/4/13, tickets will also available at the following neighborhood shops (with no surcharge):
ACCI Gallery 1652 Shattuck Avenue
M. Lowe & Co. 1519 Shattuck Avenue

Celebrate Day of the Dead with A Priori on 10/29!
Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: A Priori

Day of the Dead Celebration
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 • 5-9pm
1400 block Shattuck Avenue
North Berkeley, CA

http://www.anotherbullwinkelshow.com/day-of-dead/


A Priori will have a booth featuring Fair Trade "Day of the Dead" artisan items

COMMUNITY ALTAR 5-7:30PM
CANDLE LIGHT PROCESSION 7:45-9PM

CREATIVITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 26th 2013, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Understanding the link between creativity and consciousness allows us to bring the creative process more fully into our lives. This workshop presents awareness practices and movement exercises that heighten our ability to manifest creative thought and action.

Cost: $80.

Instructors: Sylvia Gretchen and Santosh Philip.

Sylvia Gretchen, Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute, has studied and worked with Tibetan Lama Tarthang Tulku since 1969. She has served as Co-Dean of the Nyingma Institute since 1996 and has also worked extensively with Tibetan sacred art and literature under the direction of Tarthang Tulku. She served for over 20 years as a research editor with Dharma Publishing, working with the Tibetan texts that have been published in the 755 Volume Great Treasures of Ancient Teachings. She is a member of the Yeshe De translation team and is a writer and editor for Dharma Publishing. Sylvia has taught Nyingma Meditation, Buddhist Studies, Nyingma Psychology and Practices, and Tibetan Art and Language at the Nyingma Institute since 1974.

Santosh Phillip, M.A, an architect and entrepreneur, has studied Nyingma teachings since 1995. His primary teaching area is Kum Nye, where he conveys his considerable love and respect for Tibetan Yoga self-massage and movement practices to his students, both at the advanced and introductory levels.
Join A Priori on 10/24 to celebrate Fair Trade artisans!
Friday, October 25th 2013, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: A Priori
October is Fair Trade Month
Join us Thursday, October 24th from 5pm to 8pm for a special Fair Trade celebration featuring the exquisite work of artisans from around the world -- with a special focus on Mexico.  Delicious fair trade refreshments will be served. 
We look forward to seeing you!
Celebrate A Priori's 2nd B-day during "Sunday Streets" 10/13
Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Posted By: A Priori
Bike, stroll or skate along Shattuck Ave. from Haste to Rose and enjoy the sunshine and festive street party-like atmosphere - free of cars!  Then, visit A Priori on Vine St. for special treats, free gifts and Sunday-only discounts. 

http://www.sundaystreetsberkeley.com/
ART OPENING NIGHT @ FIREHOUSE GALLERY NORTH
Sunday, October 13th 2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Firehouse North Gallery
PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEVIN CHEAH

www.kevinHcheah.com

Over the past few months art has become very therapeutic for me. Adjusting back to living in America has not been an easy process. I am at a big crossroads in my life; happy in the present and excited for the future, with a vivid nostalgia of people and places of the past. Photography is an eternal reality of time, allowing documentation of the places I will go and all the places I have been. Social media is the forefront way of staying connected with friends and family these days. With a click of a button, smart phone applications make it easy to feel the connection we long for on this lonely planet. My new series of work entitled “Art Therapy” involves some of the lovely people I have met and places I have been in the four years I spent abroad. Riding my bike around Berkeley, I began snapping photographs of things in my neighborhood.
Art Show Opening night
Saturday, September 21st 2013, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: Firehouse North Gallery
EAST BAY FIGURE PAINTERS
Figurative pieces by a very diverse group of oil, pencil, pastel, watermedia, and acrylic artists of the San Francisco Bay Area.

EBFP is a very diverse group of artists who gets together to paint a clothed model, sharing the costs. Currently our program is a long pose lab hosted by the Firehouse North, an artist collective in Berkeley. We strive to maintain an atmosphere supportive of all media and approaches to the figure. Contact us at rea.rebaren@gmail.com

ARTISTS:
Karen Zullo Sherr
Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez
Vicki Salzman
Diana Blackwell
Phillip Ng
Iris Sabre
Deirdre Shibano
Jessica Joy Jirsa

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS GROUP PLEASE VISIT THEIR BLOG:
http://eastbayfigurepainting.blogspot.com/
Tasting Relaxation, a Tibetan Yoga Workshop
Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:00am - 4:45pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
The relaxation that comes through Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) practice is like a rich nectar that flows through the body and feelings. This workshop presents practices that allow us to “taste” this deep relaxation.

Cost: $80.

Weekend workshops offer fresh insights in a gentle, meditative atmosphere. Saturday workshops include a vegetarian buffet lunch and begin at 10 AM and conclude at 4:45 PM unless otherwise noted. Workshop participants may arrange to stay overnight at the Institute for an additional $45 per night.

Instructor: Jack van der Meulen has been a student of Kum Nye since the 1990’s. His careful and caring style makes his classes particularly beloved by beginning and intermediate students, who appreciate his clear and gentle instructions. Although he works full-time outside the Institute, has a family, and lives in Marin County, Jack nevertheless makes time to alternate with Santosh Philip in leading Sunday morning drop-in Kum Nye classes throughout the year. He is also a frequent leader of Saturday workshops and a popular speaker about the benefits of Kum Nye in the Institute’s free Sunday evening lecture series.
How to Meditate Workshop
Sunday, September 8th 2013, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
Meditation is the process of self-discovery. On one level the meditation experience shows us the patterns of our lives-how we have carried on our emotional characteristics since childhood. But on another level it frees us from these patterns, making it easier for us to see our inner potentials. Tarthang Tulku, Gesture of Balance.
 
This half-day workshop provides basic instruction in meditation and allows time to discuss how to sustain or renew a regular meditation practice. You will learn how to sit and focus the mind in silent meditation. You will also learn walking meditation and Tibetan chanting. This workshop is a good introduction to the unique Nyingma approach to self-development, an approach that emphasizes individual responsibility and freedom.
 
Cost: $45.
10 AM-1 PM, followed by lunch.
Suitable for beginning or intermediate students wishing to establish a regular meditation practice.

Instructor: Ken McKeon.M.A., a student of Tarthang Tulku since the 1970’s, is a highly regarded poet and a devoted High School teacher. His love of both the English language and the possibilities for human growth inherent in explorations of meaning, led him early on to become first a student, and then a teacher of the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision. Ken brings a sense of wonder and delight to his classes at the Institute, as he guides students through their own journey into mind and human consciousness.
Culinary Walking Tour
Saturday, July 6th 2013, 5:00pm - Saturday, June 29th 2013, 8:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Saturdays 10am to 1pm
$75/person

Enjoy behind-the-scene experiences with "Epicurean Concierge" Lisa Zander and her team in a revolving selection of restaurants and food shops, conversations with the area’s chefs and food purveyors, as well as a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples.

Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet’s Coffee in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Gardens, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area’s weekly all-organic Farmers’ Market. Along the way, tour participants will get to learn more about and taste local artisan edibles.

Selections and stops on the tour will be changed seasonally, making the tour perfect for both local foodies as well as out-of-towners wishing to experience North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto” from a unique perspective. The tour will also delve into the area’s fascinating history in the collective movement, and highlight the artisan shops, galleries, and boutiques which have made Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street their home.

Reserve online!
www.edibleexcursions.net
Click here to see Lisa on View from the Bay!

"Threads of Creativity" Opens at ACCI Gallery Friday June 21
Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Come over and see our refreshed gallery with a opening party this Friday night for our annual textile show!
Show Runs June 21 - July 21, 2013
Opening Reception: June 21, 2013, 6 - 8pm
 
Exhibiting Artists:
Deb Shattil, Kevin Harris,
Donna Duguay and Chris Jennings.
1652 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Live Oak Park Fair - This Weekend!
Sunday, June 9th 2013, 10:00am - Monday, June 10th 2013, 6:00am
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
43rd Annual Live Oak Park Fair
Saturday June 8th & Sunday June 9th
10am to 6pm FREE ADMISSION

Come out and enjoy this free two-day event featuring over 100 high-caliber artists and craftspeople! The Fair brings together art collectors, art appreciators, art aficionados as well as foodies, families and fun-seekers. The Fair showcases affordable contemporary art, fine crafts, handcrafted jewelry and accessories, couture adult and kids' clothing, handmade quilts and baskets, plus sculptural and functional objects in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood.

North Berkeley's own Arts and Crafts Cooperative in Berkeley (ACCI,) will showcase six artists - jewelry by Astrid Shishkin-Hill - ASH Designs, Bugbee by Carol Rose, jewelry by Daria Salus, paintings by Jane Kiskaddon, jewelry and metal work by Kirk McCarthy and jewelry by Anna Whitmore.

This year for the first time, Edible East Bay Magazine will be presenting a special designated area in the center of the park, called Edible Tastings - fairgoers will be introduced to quality items and can taste edibles and sample body products - all at no cost. With the help of Oakland Kitchener, local and national companies that specialize in quality olive oil, cheese, chocolate, jam, honey, salsa, pickles, vinegar, mustard, tea, herbs, tinctures, soap, lotions and potions will be present. Proceeds from Edible Tastings sales benefit People's Grocery in Oakland. Visit the website for more information, lists of exhibitors, and entertainment!
Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival 2013
Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Chalk Art Contest!
Stroll and Sample Chocolate!
Chocolate and Crafts Fair!

Music and Merriment!
Free Admission! 

The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley will be the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the during the 17th Annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival. With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings.

A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4 p.m. First prize is $250 cash and runners-up get gift certificates from local businesses. Same-day registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths located at 1495 and 1673 Shattuck Ave. where special artist's chalk is available for $10. For more information visit www.chocolateandchalkart.com.

The CHOCOLATE TASTING menu features delectable offerings such as picante habañero chocolate chunks gelato, Nutella crepes, adult brownies, or savory chocolate ricotta pizza, Caribbean chocolate soup, chicken molé and lots more. Spend your tickets on these delights available in the local businesses then savor your chocolate as you stroll along the sidewalks, viewing the artwork!
Buy Local Berkeley Mixer at T-Rex! May 16th at 6:30pm
Friday, May 17th 2013, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

You are invited to join Buy Local Berkeley for food and fun at T-Rex on Thursday, May 16th, at 6:30 pm, 1300 Tenth Street (Gilman & 10th), Berkeley, CA 94710. 

 

Have fun as you connect with old friends and meet new folks. Buy Local will be welcoming Eric Manstof as their new independent contractor assisting them with programs, events, and membership. 

They will also be saying goodbye to Susan Silber, who has assisted BLB for the past year in launching its website, developing membership structures, and developing our community outreach programs.


 Buy Local Berkeley is a marketing coalition focused on shifting a portion of consumer spending into locally owned and independently operated member businesses in Berkeley.


Taste of North Berkeley Spring 2013
Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Gourmet Ghetto Restaurant Walk!  Stroll and taste at over 20 area eateries, shops and galleries - Tickets are $25, with all proceeds to benefit Berkeley Lions Community Fund charities, including the Berkeley Food & Housing Project and the Women's Daytime Drop-in Center.  Tickets available through berkeleylions.org, or at these shops:  M. Lowe & Co. (1519 Shattuck Ave.), ACCI Gallery (1652 Shattuck Ave.) or Darling Florist (2004 University Ave.) 
Each ticket book gets you a taste at each of our 2013 participants:

Alegio Chocolaté
A Priori Designs
Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers
Bistro Liaison
Cha-Am Thai
Dara Thai/Lao Cuisine
Firehouse North Gallery
Foxglove Boutique
Gregoire
Kirala 2
La Fable Bistro
Lush Gelato
M. Lowe & Co. Jewelers
Mint Leaf
Oggi Ristorante
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Philz Coffee
Poulet
Saul's Restaurant & Deli
Sol y Luna Taqueria
SOOP
Taste of the Himalayas
The Local Butcher Shop
Yogakula Healing Arts Center
Second Friday's Art Walk
Saturday, April 13th 2013, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association

Art Opening Parties and Artist Receptions
North Berkeley is home to two cooperative art galleries that curate monthly exhibitions of both local and national artists, along with a host of cafes and shops that feature art on a regular basis.  The second Friday of each month, our local galleries stay open in the evening, with artist receptions and special programming. Check the websites for more information and current shows.

Galleries:
ACCI Gallery 1652 Shattuck Ave. 510-843-2527
Firehouse North Gallery 1790 Shattuck Ave.


Cafes:
Guerilla Cafe 1620 Shattuck Ave.

French Hotel Cafe 1538 Shattuck Ave.

Shops:
Vintage Berkeley 2113 Vine St.

How to Meditate Workshop
Friday, March 29th 2013, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: Nyingma Institute
“Meditation is the process of self-discovery. On one level the meditation experience shows us the patterns of our lives-how we have carried on our emotional characteristics since childhood. But on another level it frees us from these patterns, making it easier for us to see our inner potentials.” Tarthang Tulku, Gesture of Balance.
 
This half-day workshop provides basic instruction in meditation and allows time to discuss how to sustain or renew a regular meditation practice. You will learn how to sit and focus the mind in silent meditation. You will also learn techniques from Tibetan Yoga that help quiet mind and senses. This workshop is a good introduction to the unique Nyingma approach to self-development, an approach that emphasizes individual responsibility and freedom.

Cost: $45. Includes a vegetarian buffet lunch at 1 pm.

Instructor: Ken McKeon, M.A., a student of Tarthang Tulku since the 1970’s, is a highly regarded poet and a devoted High School teacher. His love of both the English language and the possibilities for human growth inherent in explorations of meaning, led him early on to become first a student, and then a teacher of the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision. Ken brings a sense of wonder and delight to his classes at the Institute, as he guides students through their own journey into mind and human consciousness.

"Monsters of Burgundy" at Vintage Berkeley
Thursday, March 21st 2013, 6:00pm
Posted By: Vintage Berkeley Wines
"Monsters of Burgundy" at Vintage Berkeley - Friday, March 22. Two stores, 15+ wines, one night only. Be there!


MONSTERS OF BURGUNDY Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Two grapes, one small corner of France, limitless possibilities. There's a reason why Burgundy tops the lists of connoisseurs and collectors the world over. Simply put, these are some of the most ethereal, memorable, and downright delicious wines currently being produced on planet earth. Hot on the heels of last month's epic Barolo & Barbaresco tasting, we're upping the ante even further for March with an insane tasting of white and red Burgundy. Try over $1,000 worth of the finest Pinot Noir & Chardonnay available for a paltry $20 per person. We'll be pouring wines originating throughout the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, from famous vineyards, villages, and producers. If you've always wanted to try these iconic wines, now's your chance. Stock up with special one-day-only discounts on wines being shown at the tasting. 10% off any 6 bottles | 15% off any 12 or more TASTING MENU Red Burgundy 2002 Domaine Jean Tardy Échezeaux Grand Cru "Les Treux" 2001 Domaine Jean Tardy Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru "Grand Maupertuis" 1992 Domaine Robert Arnoux Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2005 Domaine Rene Cacheaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Suchots" 2006 Domaine Francois Gaunnoux Pommard 1er Cru "Les Rugiens" 2009 Confuron-Cotetidot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Petite
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market
Thursday, March 21st 2013, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Organic Farmer's Market
Shattuck Ave & Rose Street, Berkeley, Alabama, 94709, ,
North Berkeley Organic Farmer's Market

Presented by the Ecology Center of Berkeley and the North Shattuck Association
Every Thursday from 2 to 7 pm on Shattuck Ave. at Rose Street
Rain or Shine!
All-Organic Produce and Gourmet Foodstuffs!

Visit www.ecologycenter.org for more information.


We are located at: 1700 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California, 94709
Phone: (510) 540-6444
Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival 2012
Sunday, June 3rd 2012, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Posted By: North Shattuck Association
Chalk Art Contest! Stroll and Sample Chocolate! Chocolate and Crafts Fair! Music and Merriment! Kid's Carnival Area! Free Admission!

The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley are the target of artists young and old, professional and greenhorn during the during the 16th annual Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival. With no fees to artists, areas of sidewalk will be assigned to participants to create their own fanciful chalk drawings. A CHALK ART CONTEST for the best drawing will be judged after 4 p.m. First prize is $250 cash and runners-up get a gift certificate from Philz Coffee. Winners will be notified by Monday after. Same-day registration takes place 10AM-5PM in event booths located at 1495 and 1673 Shattuck Ave. where special artist's chalk is available for $10. For more information visit www.chocolateandchalkart.com. The CHOCOLATE TASTING menu features picante habañero chocolate chunks gelato, Nutella crepes, adult brownies, or savory chocolate ricotta pizza, Caribbean chocolate soup, chicken molé and lots more. Spend your tickets on these delights available in the local businesses then savor your chocolate as you stroll along the sidewalks, viewing the artwork. Or enter your tickets in a raffle for a real chocolate-colored diamond ring at M. Lowe & Co Jewelers!