If you're into garage rock, metal, or country, Thee Parkside is the place to hang your hat. The bar is known for drawing a who's-who in the San Francisco independent music scene (label owners, poster makers, photographers, and the like), thanks to the owner's friendly associations, ample parking, and Cheers-like atmosphere. Regulars can be found enjoying a burger and fries at the bar, or playing ping-pong in the outdoor patio out back. The San Francisco Indie-Mart is also held once a month at Thee Parkside.
This smallish storefront gallery hosts work by photographers, jewelers, sculptors, and metalworkers, with a strong emphasis on Berkeley artists.
A beautiful, multitiered auditorium, the 2,000-seat-capacity Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus features the finest in high art, including dance, music, and other cultural performances, with a focus on the international. From jazz to chamber music, classical piano recitals to opera, Zellerbach one of the many stages for Cal Performances isnt just a venue for the financially inclined either. Discounted tickets are available to UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and alumni, seniors, non-UC Berkeley students, and members of KQED and the East Bay Arts Card. The only drawback is the lack of parking around Telegraph. There are a few lots, but they fill up fast, so plan to arrive early or wear comfortable walking shoes as the Downtown Berkeley BART station is quite a few blocks away.
This spacious gallery, once an industrial warehouse, now boasts a stage for performances, two sculpted copper and steel bars for mixers, and rotating exhibitions of contemporary art showcasing local and international artists, world class DJs, and film screenings.
Tucked in an alley in San Francisco's SOMA district, 330 Ritch boasts a full-service kitchen and hosts rock bands and hip-hop DJs.
A community-based theatrical performance space with an emphasis on literacy, theater arts, and public speaking.