On September 1, Berkeleyside will launch the Berkeleyside Events Calendar. The calendar will, we hope, build to become a wide-ranging, comprehensive one-stop-shop for our readers to find out what’s happening where and when in Berkeley and the surrounding area — be it concerts, theater, classes, community gatherings, or fundraisers.
If this move is overdue, it’s because we have been on the hunt for excellent calendar software — we road-tested a few while we searched for something robust, flexible and easy on the eye. We finally found it in a platform called Helios whose multi-functionality allows readers to look for events in a number of ways. One can see what’s happening around town on a particular day, or across a month; one can search by keyword or by most popular event.
The calendar is self-serve. Organizations and individuals submit their events to the calendar themselves and we routinely approve them. The process is simple, requires a quick registration, after which you can submit as many events as you like. We encourage you to begin now by visiting the Berkeleyside Calendar and clicking “submit event”.