Despite their sheer numbers, cafes are never unpopular for Berkeleyites wanting to chat with friends over soy cappuccinos or pretending to write a research paper while engaging in some serious people-watching. Apparently, Caffe Triestes location in Berkeleys "West Bank" is the perfect spot for such social anthropological study, as its situated at the corner of busy San Pablo Avenue and Dwight Way, and has the type of baristas who wonder why you havent shown up in the last few weeks. With tiny white lights strung from the ceiling and bottles of Pinot Grigio and Chianti on the counter, this cafes Euro vibe is accentuated with traditional Italian music rotating with Argentine tango every Monday night. If you love Italy but arent in love with Italy, Caffe Trieste also books varying live jazz acts every Tuesday, and a range of other live music on Friday nights.
This 35-year old, 480 seat theater hosts everything from jazz, to symphonies, to plays and musical theater.
Known for its famous "Jumping Frogs," the Calaveras County Fairgrounds offers a variety of entertainments for the whole family.
Features performances by magicians and entertainers while you eat and drink.
A multidisciplinary emphasis and a social justice vision unite CELLspace's various artistic projects, including visual and performing art. Studio classes are offered as well.