The beautiful Berkeley summer weather continues, and there are some terrific events going on in the area.
On Friday, put on your dancing shoes and find your way to Jack London Square, for a night of merengue dancing al fresco from 830-10 PM at the foot of Broadway.
For a more relaxing evening, check out Paramount Theater‘s showing of National Velvet, starring Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor. The show starts at 8 PM and tickets are only $5.
Closer to campus, the Pacific Film Archive is running a series of films on Japenese divas with showings Friday and Saturday, as well as a showing of Bertolucci’s The Spider’s Strategem, inspired by Borges’ short story “The Traitor and the Hero,” on Sunday evening.
Head down to trendy Temescal for the Temescal Street Fair on Sunday from 12-6 PM. There will be two stages of music, crafts, and food from local favorites like Lane Splitter Pizza. Take AC Transit or ride your bike, since convenient bicycle valet parking will be provided.
The summer berry and stone fruit season is in full swing, and California figs are starting to appear as well, so it’s worth making a trip to one of the local farmer’s markets. The Temescal market is Sunday from 9-1, the downtown Berkeley market is Saturday from 10-3, and the Grand Lake market is Satuday from 9-2.
Finally, as Lucy wrote about here, a traveling letter press is in San Francisco this weekend, offering a great chance to try your hand at printing.