BACK TO SCHOOL September 2022
SOLANO STROLL RETURNS SEPT. 10-11 WEEKEND
For the first time since 2019, the Solano Avenue Stroll is BACK Sunday, September 11th from 10a – 5p! The East Bay's largest street festival, the Solano Stroll showcases local and independent businesses, food vendors, local artists, jewelers, makers, games, musicians and more. Stroll-ish, a new sidewalk event, happens the day before on Sept. 10. Go to solanostroll.org or download the exclusive Solano Stroll app by MOPO to find participating vendors, booth locations, and entertainment schedule.
TRAVELZOO MAKES BERKELEY BASE CAMP
Berkeley's currently featured in "Why Berkeley Should be Your Bay Area Base Camp," a Travelzoo exclusive. According to Deal Expert Camille Lamb Guzman, "Between its homegrown attractions and its proximity to San Francisco, wine country and beyond, Berkeley is an ideal base for a Bay Area getaway." Of course, with all there is to see and do right here, you may not want to leave for long. Just sayin.'
CAL GOLDEN BEARS FOOTBALL READY TO ROAR
UC Berkeley's football squad, the California Golden Bears, opens the season with back-to-back 1 p.m. home kickoffs at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium against UC Davis (Sept. 3) and UNLV (Sept. 10). The schedule features additional Pac-12 home contests against Arizona (Sept. 24, homecoming), Washington (Oct. 22), Oregon (Oct. 29), Stanford (Nov. 19, 125th Big Game), and UCLA (Nov. 25). Go Bears!
BERKELEY FOR THE WIN
Kick off Golden Bear football weekends with a walk around town and revisit your favorite spots on campus. Come game day, it's just a quick walk from the Graduate Berkeley to the stadium. Celebrate the W at Henry's, and on Sunday grab some java and brunch at one of the local spots on Telegraph before getting on the road. With Graduate Berkeley as your home base, a winning weekend is assured. Book with code PAC12 and save up to 30% (based on availability).
PASSPORT AND PLATES DISHES UP TASTY WEEKEND
This summer, Sally Elbassir, the dynamic content creator behind Passport & Plates, visited Berkeley for an in-depth digital report. This foodie traveler's blog, Instagram story and reels, Tweets and Pinterest pins create a tasty template for a weekend in Berkeley. Says Sally, "Berkeley is a fun, quirky city and this Berkeley itinerary will take you to all the best places. It’s San Francisco’s effortlessly hip and artsy cousin, filled with outdoor activities, plenty of murals, and a myriad of independent shops."
MICHAEL & MATT TAKE A SUMMER SAFARI IN BERKELEY
Michael Lindsay and Matthew Schueller, co-founders of the popular LGBTQ travel blog Michael & Matt, toured Berkeley this summer on a creative safari that led them through Berkeley's neighborhood districts and destinations. The Portland, Oregon-based pair shared fun and insightful takes on their newly-adopted favorite city to visit from the perspective of a same-sex couple.
Ori Sherman, Untitled [The Creation], San Francisco, California, n.d. [1986-88], gouache on paper. Gift of Charles M. Little, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.4.1.18. Image courtesy of The Magnes Collection. All rights reserved.
MAGNES COLLECTION'S NEW EXHIBITION OPENS
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life debuts its newest exhibition, In Twilight. Ori Sherman’s Creation, Sep. 6 through Spring 2023 featuring Ori Sherman’s highly imaginative series displayed for the first time in its entirety. For Sherman (1934-1988), a San Francisco Bay Area artist and illustrator, this new exhibition displays original works from his highly imaginative series for the first time in its entirety. Magnes Collection is located at 2121 Allston Way in Berkeley, CA and the galleries will be open to the public this fall Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11am to 4pm from Sep. 6 through Dec. 15. Admission is free. See magnes.berkeley.edu for more info.
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