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La Peña Cultural Center

3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

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November 2017

Dance Latin Rhythms Class: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia & Samba

November 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until November 28, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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This is a 4-week series designed for beginner-intermediate students to learn and enjoy 5 popular Latin rhythms: Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia & Samba! Series Tuition: $44  PERK ALERT: Students who enroll by November 6th will get a FREE BONUS CLASS & SALSA PARTY Monday, November 27, 8pm-11pm! SERIES SCHEDULE Monday, Nov. 6 @ 7pm-8pm Monday, Nov. 13 @ 7pm-8pm Monday, Nov. 20 @ 7pm-8pm Monday, Nov. 27 @ 7pm-8pm (+ 1 FREE Bonus Salsa Class at 8pm) Explore the possibilities…

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December 2017

SABOR Internacional Dance Party with Dj Jose Ruiz!

December 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Door cover: $3-$5 (Sliding Scale) All proceeds benefit La Peña's mission of promoting cross-cultural understanding, peace, and social justice through the arts!   DJ Jose Ruiz is back with his treasure-trove of world music to kick-off La Pena's 42 year anniversary month! Come see old friends and meet new ones! SABOR has been on hiatus since February due to our beloved friend Jose Ruiz's recent battle with cancer. We are so happy he is back in action and ready to throw down…

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LGBT Sanctuary Project (OLAS) Fundraiser

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$23 Advance Ticket NOTE**  ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 5 AM ON THE DAY OF SHOW, HOWEVER TICKETS CAN STILL BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR. Join us for the annual fundraiser of the LGBT Sanctuary Project  (OLAS)!  Music, door prize, silent auction, drinks and light snacks provided.  For more information about our program, visit: www.olas-sanctuary.org MELANIE DEMORE Melanie DeMore is an accomplished folk singer, songwriter, composer, choral conductor and teacher.  She was a founding member of the Grammy nominated vocal…

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5th Annual Holiday Tianguis & Anti-Mall Craft Fair

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Avoid the mall and support your community this holiday season! Come find the perfect handcrafted gifts for sale by local vendors as well as unique imports from Mexico and beyond! Come hungry to enjoy yummy food from local vendors while you shop! A tianguis is an open-air market or bazaar that is traditionally held on certain market days in a town or city neighborhood in Mexico and Central America. This bazaar tradition has its roots well into the pre-Hispanic period…

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¡Batey Boricua! – Puerto Rican Bomba Community Jam

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$5-$10 Sliding Scale Photograph by Marina Romani Bring barriles, faldas, maracas as we sing and dance to heal during this heavy time not only for Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean, but also Mexico and other countries heavily impacted by climate shifts. This is a family friendly event and food will be available for sale by Los Cilantros. Bomba is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music and dance. The central feature of all bomba dancing is its…

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Bay Area Skeptics Talk

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 15, 2017

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Free Event / Donations Encouraged This critical thinking-focused organization meets Every Second Thursday of the month with a different topic and guest speaker for every conversational meeting. ABOUT BAY AREA SKEPTICS Bay Area Skeptics was founded in June 1982 as the first “local interest group” inspired by the Center for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), now known as the Center for Scientific Inquiry (CSI). Although they have overlapping interests with CSI, BAS is independent of all other…

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Fiesta Puertorriqueña – ¡Parranda Navideña!

December 17 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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$5 Kids / $15 Advance / $20 Door Doors open at 2pm / Performances start at 2:45pm   Join the Puerto Rican community at La Peña for a family-friendly Parranda Navideña! Featuring live music and dance performances by La Mixta Criolla, Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop's Youth and Adult Ensembles!  Plus, enjoy delicious Puerto Rican food by Cali Rican Catering, who will be doing a special pop-up! (Menu and pricing coming soon!) Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! Bring your…

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Food First Monthly Meeting

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Everyone is welcome to attend Food First's monthly community meeting the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm in La Peña's lounge! ABOUT FOOD FIRST: Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. After 40 years of analysis of the global food system, we know that making this vision a reality involves more than technical solutions—it requires political transformation. That’s why Food First supports activists, social movements, alliances, and…

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Young People’s Mic

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Kids, do you have talent? Come out to our open mic series every 3rd Thursday of the month designed especially for youth under 18! Youth ages 17 and younger can present their music, poetry, dance, theater, comedy, special talent in a safe and fun environment. Each night will feature a different Bay Area kid performer. Anyone can sign up for an open mic spot before and after the main performer. 6:00 - 6:30 - Open Mic Slots 6:30 - 7:00…

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