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

Acupressure Institute: Monthly Open House
First Thursday of each month, 6 – 8 pm
1533 Shattuck Ave. Tel: 510.845.1059
More Information

YOGAKULA Healing Arts Studio
Lectures and Performances
Classes: Yoga – Tai Chi – Massage – Pilates
1700 Shattuck Ave., 2nd floor, Tel: 510.486.0264
More Information


ANNUAL EVENTS:

SPRING TASTE OF NORTH BERKELEY
2014: Tuesday May 6th, 5:30-8:30pm
With Berkeley Lions Club to benefit Community Fund - Restaurant Walk with sampling at eateries, shops and galleries

CHOCOLATE & CHALK ART FESTIVAL
2014: Saturday May 31st, 10am to 5pm
Chocolate Menu Sampling at Area Shops, Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Crafts Vendors, Kid’s Activities

SUNDAY STREETS BERKELEY/VINE STREET BLOCK PARTY
October 2014 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.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION
On and around November 2
DDLM Candle light procession, Community Altar,
Crafts, Face Painting, Food Trucks, Wine & Beer Garden

FALL TASTE OF NORTH BERKELEY
November 2014 TBA
With the Berkeley Public Schools Fund to benefit the Garden & Nutrition Program - Restaurant Walk with sampling at eateries, shops and galleries

SNOW DAY IN BERKELEY
First Sunday in December
Snow Play, Kids Activities, Merchant, Craft & Food Booths, Music
 
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, 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.
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.

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!
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!
 

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.
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.
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/

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.
 

Past Events
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!

Closed Memorial Day
Monday, May 26th 2014, 7:00am - 9:00pm
Posted By: Gregoire
Gregoire will be closed on Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day.
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!
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