Wondering what to do for fun this week? Feeling a little dead inside? Wake yourself up with an event for each of the 5 senses. This week’s events all FREE!
SEE: Little Skillet and Soul Cocina’s Outisde In Party. Live painting and art, 21 San Francisco food carts, 7 of the best local DJs, holiday vendors, and philanthropy, to boot (food, clothing, toy drive, and fundraiser for Casa De Las Madres and St Anthony Foundation)! This event isn’t going to just please your peepers, it is gonna satisfy all of the senses.
Outside In Party & Fundraiser
Tuesday, December 22nd, 6pm-1:30am
330 Ritch St. btwn Brannan St. & Townsend St.
TASTE: If you happen to be doing some last-minute shopping in the East Bay, stop into The Berkeley Pasta Shop on Tuesday or the Oakland location on Wednesday for some FREE chocolate-tasting from one the Bay Area’s newest and most innovative chocolates: TCHO Chocolate. The guys behind TCHO are making chocolate that rivals the tastiest we’ve had – but they’re making it in ways we never imagined! Come by to have your questions answered.â€
TCHO Chocolate Tasting
Tuesday, December 22nd, 12-3pm
The Pasta Shop on Fourth Street
1786 Fourth St.â€¨[Berkeley]
Wednesday, December 23rd, 10am-2pm
The Pasta Shop at Market Hall
5655 College Avenue [Oakland]
TOUCH: Get those fingers warmed up and knit some mittens at Berkeley’s â€œStitch â€˜n Bitch.â€ Get together with a bunch of your crafty peers for some communal knitting and needle arts!
Stitch â€˜n Bitch
Wednesday, December 23rd, 6:30-9:30pm
2500 San Pablo Ave [Berkeley]
SMELL: Who doesn’t love old Berkeley hippies and the wafting scent of patchouli at their craft fairs? Lots of peopleâ€”but maybe you’re not one of those haters. Head over to the East Bay for the 26th annual Telegraph Street Fair: 200 vendors, bargain shopping, and the smells of 1970.
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair
December 23rd, and 24th, 11am-6pm
Telegraph Ave. btwn. Dwight & Bancroft [Berkeley]
HEAR: After a week of holiday parties, your ears will be abuzz with echoes of clinking champagne glasses and your brain may be desperately seeking some quiet. Soothe those holiday hangovers with a FREE meditation class at one of the most popular Berkeley yoga studios, where your ears will be abuzz with the sound ofâ€¦nothing. The Sound of Silence.
Sunday, December 27th, 6:30pm
7th Heaven Yoga
2820 7th St. [Berkeley]