A walk through the open streets: Berkeley’s 6th annual Sunday Streets festival

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The beats of Brazilian street drummers filled the air, providing a rhythm for the hundreds of feet marching along some of Berkeley’s most iconic streets. While not necessarily crowded, the blocked-off areas were populated by laughing children playing cornhole or blowing bubbles, local election campaigners hoping to gain votes and people of all ages painting animal figurines.
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Draw Billiard Club coming to Downtown Berkeley in August

Draw Billiard Club, a bar and billiards hall, will be opening in Downtown Berkeley’s arts district at 64 Shattuck Square in August. The bar, with its art deco theme and custom pool tables, is meant to have “a speakeasy vibe,” according to Draw Billiard Club co-founder Jason Kung. The top floor
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City calls for BART plaza sculpture submissions

Calling all artists: until the end of the month, the city of Berkeley is looking for a sculpture to be featured as part of the renovated Downtown BART plaza. The open call is for an already-made sculpture to be featured in the plaza.
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