Upcoming Highlights

 

 
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Saturday
Farmers' Market - Saturday 9:00-1:00
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods (plus gluten free), nuts, confections, olive oil, jams and knife sharpening!! The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular, and include the best grilled cheese, organic sausages & hot dogs from Belcampo Meat Co., organic soups & salads, sweet & savory crepes, and more! This is a rain or shine market, operating year round on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00pm.

Market Entertainment - Saturday, July 4th

Children's Entertainment, 9:30-10:30

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:00-1:00

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 9:30-1:00

Face Painting, 9:00-1:00

Live Music, 11:00-1:00


July 4th Farmers' Market
9:00am - 1:00pm

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- Foxes In The Henhouse
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of the Foxes In The Henhouse

Foxes In The HenHouse is She Done Him Wrong songs. She Got Him Back songs. She Kicked Him Out Once and for All songs. It’s a bluegrass Bob Marley tune. A swinging Jimmie Rodgers number. It’s Frankie and Johnny drinking lemonade under a shade tree with Nina Simone, with a dash a fiddle and a splash of moonshine. Foxes In The HenHouse is five audacious women with stunning three-part harmonies and mad instrumental skills. It’s the love-child of Doc Watson and Mavis Staples—a soulful quartet at the intersection of Americana, country, blues, jazz, gospel, bluegrass, cowboy, and swing.

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Wednesday
Movie Night on the Green: Shrek
6:00pm

July 8: Shrek


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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Susan Sutton Trio
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Susan Sutton Trio

Jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Susan Sutton and her trio have been captivating West Coast audiences for years. They offer an exciting blend of original, upbeat and Latin-inspired jazz compositions and favorite standards, from soft romantic to festive and high-spirited.


Special Event -- at DIESEL, Kids' Pajama Party with Clare
6:00pm

At DIESEL, Come to the Kids' Pajama Party with Clare

Friday, July 10, 6 pm

It's pajama party story time again at DIESEL, A Bookstore! Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore. It's Pajama Story Time with our very own children's bookseller, Clare! Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, and then head home for bed.

Our Kids' Pajama Party Series is held on the first Friday of every month, perfect for children ages 4-8.

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Sunday
Special Event -- George Hosts a Pet Adoption Event for Paw Fund
11:00am - 3:00pm

HAVE ROOM IN YOUR LIFE FOR A NEW PET?

On Sunday, July 12, from 11 am-3 pm, George hosts a pet adoption event for PAW Fund, featuring cats and dogs seeking a good home. If you're considering a new pet, come see the animals!

PAW Fund ( www.pawfund.org ) is an organization that helps people care for their pets. They offer free monthly vaccine and health clinics in Berkeley. Although their primary focus is not pet adoptions, they help re-home dogs and cats whenever they can.


Folkish Festival -- Todos Santos
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Todos Santos

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Tuesday
Special Event -- Celebrate Bastille Day at Poppy Store

Join Poppy Store all day on July 14th in celebration of Bastille Day. We will have Prosecco, French lemonade and treats!

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Wednesday
Movie Night on the Green: The Sound of Music
6:00pm

July 15: The Sound of Music

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Bill Belasco Sextet
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Bill Belasco Sextet

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- Misner & Smith
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Misner & Smith

Misner & Smith’s music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache forunderstanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all.

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Wednesday
Movie Night on the Green: Charlotte's Web
6:00pm

July 22: Charlotte's Web

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Robert Overbury Trio
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Robert Overbury Trio

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- The Battlefield
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of The Battlefield

Los Angeles' The Battlefield mine the American songbook to craft deeply moving, elegantly executed portraits of our shared humanity – embracing the beauty but never shying away from the ugliness. There's a deep-rooted tradition of folk music with messages of protest, praise, love & loss, and on Tipping Point they continue this tradition, struggling through their art to parse out the hows and whys of human behavior and its consequence to the world we share.

Formed in June 2013 by three talented singer/songwriters, Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison, The Battlefield speaks to the conflicts in our hearts & minds as well as the daily struggles of modern life. This world is a Battlefield and we’re in it together.

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Wednesday
Movie Night on the Green: Curious George
6:00pm

July 29: Curious George


Special Event at Farmshop -- Next Generation Wine Dinner
6:30pm

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Ami Molinelli Quartet
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Ami Molinelli Quartet

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- The Lemon Hammer
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of The Lemon Hammer


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Wednesday
Movie Night on the Green: Babe
6:00pm

August 5: Babe

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- The Living Sound Ensemble
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring The Living Sound Ensemble

The Living Sound Ensemble features some of the Bay Area's finest creative jazz players. The music they play is marked by focused improvisations, vigorous grooves, and an original approach to playing jazz standards. Their performances are energetic, fun, and never lack in compelling musical content. Jazz lovers of all ages enjoy the excitement of their performance and their deep variety of influences and styles. This is a performance not to be missed!

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- Mikiya Matsuda Trio
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of the Mikiya Matsuda Trio

This is a musical experience of sounds unlike any other, with elements of traditional Far Eastern subtleties, Near Eastern and Latin American rhythms, and improvisational jazz converging. The sounds are extremely vibrant and innovative yet still familiar. Intricate Egyptian riqq (tambourine), Arabic tabla, Latin congas and bongos with the jazzy sounds of upright bass and acoustic guitar provide a framework for the group’s musical explorations while Japanese koto and silver flute add texture, punctuating the rhythm with enticing melodies.


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Wednesday
Movie Night on the Green: The Wizard of Oz
6:00pm

August 12: The Wizard of Oz

Special Event at DIESEL -- The Larkspur Book Club Pioneers discuss 'Euphoria'
7:00pm - 8:00pm

At DIESEL, Join the Discussion of the Larkspur Book Club Pioneers

On Wednesday, August 12, at 7 pm, the Larkspur Book Club Pioneers meet to discuss An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. The event is free and all are welcome to attend!

Aaliya Sohbi lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's 'unnecessary appendage.' Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read by anyone. After overhearing her neighbors, 'the three witches,' discussing her too-white hair, Aaliya accidentally dyes her hair too blue. In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, readers follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Colorful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and Aaliya's own volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left.

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Mads Tolling Quartet
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Mads Tolling Quartet

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- The Dried Up Bones
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of The Dried Up Bones

The Dried Up Bones features some of the Bay Area's finest bluegrass pickers playing a wide variety of traditional bluegrass from the likes of Bill Monroe and beyond. Joshua Smith, accompanied by master fiddler Blaine Sprouse and Bay Area banjo mainstay Avram Siegel, are joined by other seasoned bluegrass players. Their relaxed, high-energy performances always delight and entertain. For fans of acoustic Americana, bluegrass and Appalachian fiddle music, it's a performance not to be missed. Come stomp, clap, and hum along to familiar and not-so-familiar melodies.


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Wednesday
Special Event at DIESEL -- Kids' Literary Karaoke
4:00pm

At DIESEL: Kids' Literary Karaoke

DIESEL is proud to announce a brand new way for kids to share what they love to read! Join us on Wednesday, August 19, at 4 pm for Literary Karaoke for kids.

 

Kids' Literary Karaoke is based on the successful Literary Karaoke events DIESEL holds for adults in their Oakland store, but this time the kids are in charge! Anyone aged 8-12 can take center stage in the store, grab the mic and read for up to 5 minutes from their favorite published book. It can be something new, a classic, something funny and silly, or something that really makes us all think.

Kids' Literary Karaoke is a fun and interactive way to share a love of books, and maybe show off a bit too!

Anyone who purchased a Summer Reading bundle in June or July was qualified to enter a prize draw. Prizes include joke books, soft toys and DIESEL gift certificates. The drawing will be held today, so come on in and see if you are a lucky winner!

Movie Night on the Green: The Muppet Movie
6:00pm

August 19: The Muppet Movie

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Lorca Hart Trio
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Lorca Hart Trio

The son of drumming titan Billy Hart, Lorca Hart has proven himself to be a superb drummer in his own right. His trio features Josh Nelson on piano and Edwin Livingston on bass. Lorca can be heard on recordings by Hugh Masekela, John Heard, Justo Almario, Ronald Muldrow, Dave Pike, Phil Ranelin, the Cross Hart Jazz Experience, and the Lorca Hart Trio.

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- Dirty Cello
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Dirty Cello

Dirty Cello...cello like you’ve never heard before.

Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on a wild tour of up-tempo music featuring down home blues, Eastern-European dance music and a bit of bluegrass.

With a truly unique voice, Dirty Cello presents a high-energy performance of everything a cello can do. Having wowed audiences in numerous tours throughout the U.S., plus acting as cultural ambassadors to China and working the European festival circuit, Dirty Cello has a unique voice that’s resonated around the world.


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Wednesday
Movie Night on the Green: Bee Movie
6:00pm

August 26: Bee Movie

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Friday
Friday Night Jazz -- Falso Baiano
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Falso Baiano

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Saturday
Special Event at DIESEL -- Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson launch 'Leo'
10:30am

DIESEL welcomes Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson for a special reading of their new children's book Leo

Saturday, August 29, 10:30 am

Join author Mac Barnett and illustrator Christian Robinson under the white tent at the farmers' market to celebrate the launch of their new picture book Leo. Mac and Christian will read us the story, then we'll draw with pavement chalk together and play at being worthy knights.

Leo is the story of a friendly ghost who likes to draw and makes delicious snacks. But most people can't even see him. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight.

Award-winning picture book creators Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson are two of the best young minds in kids' books, enthusiastic and sometimes a bit silly. Don't miss this chance to meet them.

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Sunday
Folkish Festival -- Matt Lax & Nearly Beloved
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Matt Lax & Nearly Beloved