Events worth checking out in Berkeley this week

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From a strings concert to a chocolate tasting, 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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Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal: Giorgos Frantzeskakis & Stratakis/Duygu & Friends 

From the event description:

The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal at the Starry Plough presents Giorgos Frantzeskakis, Giorgos Stratakis and Duygu Gün.

When: Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
Where: The Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave.
Admission: $12
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TEDxBerkeley 2020: Moonshot

From the event description:

Join us at TEDxBerkeley 2020 to grapple with the greatest challenges of our modern age and launch your own moonshot. TEDxBerkeley 2020 hopes to capture the sense of wonder and enthusiasm for discovery that comes with the beginning of a new decade. Today’s issues are not just limited to technological progress and instead cut across all aspects of society.

When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall, #4800, University of California, Berkeley
Admission: $40-$99
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11th Annual For the Love of Chocolate

From the event description:

Join us for our 11th annual For the Love of Chocolate event at Market Hall Foods in Berkeley, where you can sample and learn all about chocolate, try unique pairings, meet American artisan chocolatiers and pick out something special for your sweetheart.

When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Market Hall Foods on 4th, 1786 Fourth St.
Admission: Free
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School of Rock

From the event description:

School of Rock provides students of all ages an exciting and engaging music lesson experience, which includes guitar lessons, singing lessons, drum lessons and piano lessons. Drawing from all styles of rock and roll, School of Rock students learn theory and techniques via songs from legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Frank Zappa. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 8, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave.
Admission: $10 (General Advance); $15 (Day of Show).
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Art of the Interview Workshop

From the event description:

Are you a filmmaker, journalist or media industry creative seeking a chance to learn new skills on how to keep crushing interviews? Join us! The Art of the Interview panel discussion and subsequent breakout session features award-winning media leaders each with a different skill-set across multiple creative fields.

When: Sunday, Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Ciel Creative Space, 2611 Eighth St.
Admission: $25 (Student Discount); $50 (General Admission)
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