Every Friday, the Launching Pad (2649 Russell St., Berkeley) hosts the Friday Night Launch, featuring spiritually focused spoken word, discussions, and music for young adults. The events start at 7 p.m. and are free, although donations are accepted; there's a group vegetarian dinner available at 6 p.m., too. 510-859-3150 or LaunchingPadBerkeley.comfree/donation
Sample the Bay Area’s best curbside cuisine from Off the Grid food trucks. Enjoy half-price gallery admission after 5 pm—with free admission for ages 18 and under! Savor California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak beer garden. Get down with DJs, live world music, and dance lessons. Learn from local foodies at the Makers and Tasters series, and get creative at family-friendly drop-in art workshops, inspired by the newly-reopened Gallery of California Natural Sciences!