Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What to Do Today: Pickleball, Night Ride, and Shabazz Palaces

by Kathleen Richards
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Happy Tuesday! Here are our top events of the day:

1) PLAY BALL
Don’t neglect your New Year’s resolutions; try a game of pickleball, a fast-paced game that combines elements of tennis, ping-pong, and volleyball, and meet new people in the process. All ages and experience levels welcome; at Albany’s Ocean View Field. 6-7:30 p.m., $2-$7.

2) NIGHT RIDE
If you’re looking for a more intense workout, join the Endless Cycles Lake Chabot Night Ride, a weekly mountain bike ride for immediate to advanced riders. You’ll be rewarded with pizza and beer afterward. Bring a light! 6:15 p.m., free.

3) GLACIER TALK
In case you’ve been living under a rock, humans are causing the planet to warm at an alarming rate, and our glaciers are melting. Learn more about the ones in our own backyard at a talk and presentation by photographer Tim Palmer on his trips to the Golden State’s bodies of ice. At REI Berkeley. 7 p.m., free.

4) HIGH ART
Berkeley High may be known for its jazz program, but it’s also got a talented classical component. Check out the next generation of classical musicians at a performance by the high school’s orchestra and band, which will play a mix of classical, traditional, and pop, tonight at Freight & Salvage. 8 p.m., $14.50, $16.50.

5) CONCEPTUAL HIP-HOP
Express music editor Whitney Phaneuf recommends seeing the Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces, calling its sound “simple and lean … but loud and noisy too, filled with jarring and experimental shifts in tempo and rhythm.” At The New Parish; 9 p.m., $15.

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