Berkeley Stories: Lisa Bullwinkel @North

Berkeley Stories is a monthly series featuring the extraordinary ordinary people all around us.  The people that make Berkeley the unique place it is, and whose hands have touched our lives in unseen ways.

This month, meet Lisa Bullwinkel: Artist, art advocate, awarded 2016 Small Businesswoman of the Year, ex-Solano Stroll producer, and the woman who turned Fourth of July at the Berkeley Marina from a booze-fueled firework free-for all to an annual family-friendly celebration of community.

Let’s hear her story.


1,000 Paper Cranes/Peace Day @ Central CCR

Send a little peace around the world. Help us fold 1,000 origami cranes to send to Japan in the spirit of peace and brotherhood. The Berkeley Public Library's Playreaders will read from the children's book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and we will have the treat of beautiful koto music by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and friends. If you don't know how to fold, come join us anyway, we will have instructions and people to help teach you how.

"Margaret of Anjou" @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Feminist Shakespeare? Yes!  British playwright Lauren Jansen-Parkes has fashioned a play incorporating Shakespeare and her own original text to tell the story of Margaret of Anjou, the de facto leader of England's House of Lancaster during the Wars of the Roses.  Arrived from France for an arranged marriage to King Henry VI, the young Margaret is pushed headlong into one of England's bloodiest disputes for power.  Actors will present short scenes, then join director Libby Vega and producer Carol Lashof for discussion.