4 events worth checking out in Berkeley this week

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From a film festival to a sound bath, there's plenty to enjoy in Berkeley this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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Superfest Disability Film Festival

From the event description:

Superfest Disability Film Festival is the longest-running disability film festival in the world. Since it first debuted in a small Los Angeles showcase in 1970, it has become an eagerly anticipated international event — co-produced by San Francisco's LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University. For more than 30 festivals, Superfest has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability through a diverse, complex, unabashed and engaging lens.

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, noon-2:30 p.m.
Where: The Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison St.
Admission: $12
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Sound Bath Immersion with Melissa Felsenstein

From the event description:

Join sound alchemist Melissa Felsenstein for a unique and deeply relaxing evening of pure sound. Let your body and senses bathe in a wash of ancient sound and blended tones of Paiste gongs and crystal singing bowls. Sound therapy is highly effective at providing relief for chronic pain, digestive issues, insomnia, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, trauma, depression, anxiety and cancer treatment therapies.

When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Where: Yoga Kula, 1700 Shattuck Ave.
Admission: $25 (Early Bird); $30 (Day Of)
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Timbalooloo

From the event description:

Voted No. 1 Rising Star Clarinetist in Downbeat Magazine's Critic's Poll, Oran Etkin is regularly invited to perform at international festivals and venues. With this ambitious audio-visual project, he has reimagined how touring can become part of the creative process: taking time off between shows to live with traditional mbira masters in Zimbabwe, building collaborative projects with Roma (Gypsy) musicians in the Czech Republic and gathering the fruits of these and other collaborations into a family-friendly album.

When: Sunday, Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave.
Admission: $7
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Babá Ken and West African Highlife Band

From the event description:

Babá Ken Okulolo is a beloved Bay Area-based Nigerian bandleader, vocalist, bassist, teacher and multi-instrumentalist, one of the few popular African musicians of today whose roots extend deep into his country’s musical history. He now leads several distinct African bands and teaches students of all ages. His lively performances, recordings, drum circles and classes spread an uplifting message and bring the joy of African music to every audience.

When: Sunday, Oct. 13, 9 p.m.
Where: Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave.
Admission: $15 (Advance); $18 (Day Of)
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