GJEL is proud to bring you a list of worthwhile events in the Bay Area every Friday!
7th Annual Berkeley Family Festival Bike Rodeo
The City of Berkeley Public Health Division is proud to present the 2009 Family Festival and Bike Rodeo. There will be health screenings, performers and games, bike safety checks, food, and a raffle. Free helmet with participation!
When: 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Where: San Pablo Park at Oregon and Park Street, Berkeley
Cost: Free Admission
More Information: Stephanie Jim at 510-981-7676 or
4th Annual Summer Solstice Music Festival-Fete De La Musique
For the fourth year in a row, the Laurel Village Association is coordinating a Summer Solstice Music Festival at numerous sites along MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood.
When: 1:00 PM-7:00 PM
Where: MacArthur Boulevard, in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood (between 35th
and High Street)
More Information: http://www.laurelsummersolsticemusicfestival.org
Women’s Car Care Clinic
The clinic will provide instruction on car care and maintenance basics, advice on what to look for in a repair shop and more. Snacks will be provided. The program proceeds will benefit the sight program of Berkeley-based Seva Foundation, to maintain and restore vision to women and children in Cambodia.
When: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Where: Marty’s Motors, 10929 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
More Information: 510-235-6000-please call to reserve a space.
The San Francisco Story: Art Presentation
To celebrate its Adult Summer Reading Program, Novato Library is hosting a presentation of The San Francisco Story: 1850-2000 , by the docent council of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
When: 11:00 AM
Where: Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd, Novato
More Information: 415-897-1142
Redwood Regional Park Solstice Campfire
Lawn games, crafts, and a talk by an astronomer from the Chabot Space and Science Center are all on the agenda. The evening will conclude with campfire stories and marshmallow roasting.
When: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Where: Redwood’s Canyon Meadows staging area, reached by the park entrance
on Redwood Road south of Skyline Boulevard
More Information: 1-888-327-2757, option 3, ext. 4520
Elvis Costello Concert
Elvis Costello celebrates the release of his latest CD, ‘Secret, Profane, and Sugarcane’ with a free concert at Amoeba in San Francisco.
When: 12:00 PM
Where: Amoeba, 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco
More Information: 415-831-1200
Author Showcase with Marta Acosta
Marta Acosta, author of the Casa Dracula Series will lead a reading and discussion of her popular vampire novels. She will also introduce her soon to be released books, a comedy entitled, “Nancy’s Theory of Style” and a gothic book for teens.
When: 7:00 PM
Where: El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito
More Information: 510-526-7512
Book Talk and Bluegrass
Join local bluegrass icon and author John Pedersen for a discussion of his book, Scroll and Curl and a few Bluegrass tunes.
When: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: Point Reyes Library, 11431 State Route One, Point Reyes Station
More Information: 415-663-8375
Summer Sound Concert
Come hear the Eyewitness Blues Band in an outdoor performance.
When: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Where: Oakland City Center
More Information: http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com/happenings.cfm
Yanni will perform with his famous orchestra and his extraordinary Voices, Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Leslie Mills & Ender Thomas live on stage.
When: 8:00 PM
Where: ORACLE Arena
More Information: http://www.Coliseum.com
Dancing Under the Stars, Argentine Tango Night
Join Jack London Square and the Linden Dance Studio for FREE dance instruction.
When: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Pavilion Stage, Broadway & Water Street, Oakland
More Information: 510-645-9292, http://www.jacklondonsquare.com