Events for the 5 Senses: FREE Starting Tonight!

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!

Outside In!!!

Outside In!!!

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
330 Ritch St. btwn Brannan St. & Townsend St.
FREE (18+)

The TCHO Flavor Wheel

The TCHO Flavor Wheel

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.”
TCHO Chocolate Tasting
Tuesday, December 22nd, 12-3pm
The Pasta Shop on Fourth Street
1786 Fourth St.
[Berkeley]
Wednesday, December 23rd, 10am-2pm
The Pasta Shop at Market Hall
5655 College Avenue [Oakland]
FREE

Stitch N Bitch!!!

Stitch 'N Bitch!!!

TOUCH: Get those fingers warmed up and knit some mittens at Berkeley’s “Stitch ‘n Bitch.”  Get together with a bunch of your crafty peers for some communal knitting and needle arts!
Stitch ‘n Bitch
Wednesday, December 23rd, 6:30-9:30pm
Caffe Trieste
2500 San Pablo Ave [Berkeley]
FREE

Tye-Dye Galore

Tye-Dye Galore

SMELL: Who doesn’t love old Berkeley hippies and the wafting scent of patchouli at their craft fairs?  Lots of people—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]
FREE

Tie-Dye Galore!!

The Sound of Silence

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 of…nothing.  The Sound of Silence.
Upeksha Meditation
Sunday, December 27th, 6:30pm
7th Heaven Yoga
2820 7th St. [Berkeley]
FREE

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Chloe's youth was split between California and Kauai, frolicking on a macadamia nut farm in the tropics and landing finally in the Bay Area. Raised by super-Jew hippies, and the youngest of three sisters, Chloe learned early the virtues of thrift, economy, and green living. To the chagrin of her parents (who hoped, of course, for a Jewish doctor or lawyer), Chloe has put her degree from UC Berkeley to great use by becoming a folk singer. As "Chloe Makes Music" she plays shows throughout SF and beyond, donning vintage frocks, selling handmade merch, and pinching pennies as she sings for her supper. Calling Berkeley home for the last six years, you can think of Chloe as the website's East Bay Correspondent, opening your eyes to the hippie-filled, tree-hugging, organic-loving, vegan-eating, but way-overlooked and awesome assets of Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond.