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The Complete Work of William Shakespeare. Lovers of Shakespeare as well as those who fear the Bard will have their sides split with laughter as three actors perform all of Shakespeare's works--yes, all--in two hours of condensed hilarity. 8 p.m. Feb. 21 through Feb. 23. Contra Costa Civic Theatre, 951 Pomona Ave., El Cerrito. $20 adults. $11 youth. 510-524-9132, www.ccct.org.
Albany FilmFest. Nationally-recognized, community-based, cozy, quirky and fun day of short (and really short) films from emerging independent filmmakers of all ages. Noon to 1 p.m. kid-friendly films. 1 to 2 p.m. Pixar short "The Blue Umbrella" and demo/Q&A with Pixar creative team. 2:15 to 7 p.m. selected short films. March 1. $5 adults. $1 12 and under. Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave. www.albanyfilmfest.org.
Safe Havens for California Sea Life. California's new Marine Protected Areas shelter sea life within their boundaries with the aim of enriching much larger areas of ocean. Dr. Jan Freiwald, head of Reef Check California, speaks on encouraging signs of recovery and how volunteer scuba divers help. Free, but limited seating. 7 p.m. March 3. Free. Albany Community Center Edith Stone Room, 1249 Marin Ave. 510-848-9358, www.fivecreeks.org.
Quilters Meet Up. Learn tips and tricks about the art of quilting; explore color, technique and textile; and build community through the love of quilting. Share your work or get inspired with instructor Angie Woolman, who has been teaching and working in the Bay Area for 20 years as a quilt artist and instructor. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 4. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.facebook.com/AlbanyCALibrary.
Albany Library Storytime. Stories, crafts, songs for ages 3 to 5 and their families. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Albany Library Game Day. Play Wii games like Guitar Hero, bowling or tennis, or board games such as Monopoly, Blokus, Life, Connect 4, checkers, chess, Mankala, and Trouble. Bring friends or come by yourself. Drop in. No registration required. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Japanese Story Time. Read Japanese picture books, sing Japanese songs and make Japanese-inspired crafts. 4 p.m. Saturdays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, www.aclibrary.org.
World Affairs/Politics Group. Weekly meeting open to ages 55 and older to discuss the week's events and what we want to do about any of them. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. $3 Albany residents. $4 nonresidents. 510-524-9122, www.albanyca.org.
Albany Library Knitting. Work on your own project or make pet blankets and children's hats to be donated to charity organizations. No registration necessary. Yarn and needles provided for charity projects. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720.
Stories and Song. Stories, songs, lullabies and more for young children and their families to cuddle to and get ready for bedtime. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.
Babies & Toddlers Storytime. Two 20-25 minute long story times are packed full of lively stories, songs, and action rhymes for young children and their parents/caregivers. 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Kensington Library, 61 Arlington Ave. Free. 510-524-3043, ccclib.org.
Author Michelle Richmond. Author Michelle Richmond reads from "Golden State." 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.
Music and the Digital. Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology at the University of Oxford and author of "Music, Sound and Space" and "Interdisciplinarity," kicks off her series of five lectures on the global ethnographic studies of digital music cultures with "Directions in Digital Musics." 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24. Alfred Hertz Memorial Concert Hall, Sproul Building, Bancroft Way and College Avenue, Berkeley. Free. 510-642-4864, events.berkeley.edu
Rights of Nature in Ecuador. Pennie Opal Plant, member of Idle No More SF Bay Area, and Shannon Biggs, Global Exchange representative and co-author of "The Rights of Nature," share their report from the international human rights movement that came together mid-January 2014 in Ecuador. 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley. Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away. 510-841-4824, www.bfuu.org.
PME Goes to the Movies. The Pacific Mozart Ensemble singers mix and mingle with guests, and perform choral and small group arrangements at PME's annual fundraiser. Also, food and wine, a silent auction, and more. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Northbrae Community Church, 941, Berkeley. $5 to $100. 510-848-8022, www.pacificmozart.org.
John Byrne Barry Book Launch. Author John Byrne Barry and friends launch his new novel, "Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher," with readings, discussion and book signing. 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Mo'Joe Cafe, 2517 Sacramento St., Berkeley. Free, bonesinthewash.com.
Image, Media, Software. UCLA professor Casey Reas shares his work in this presentation to address the question: Will software emerge as the next prominent art medium? 7:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24. UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Third Floor, 2594 Hearst Ave., Berkeley. Free. 510-495-3505, bcnm.berkeley.edu.
Author Yiyun Li. Author Yiyun Li reads from "Kinder Than Solitude," the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder one of them may have committed. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.
Bone Cleaning Course. Ron Cauble leads a class on the basics of bone and skeleton cleaning. Space is limited. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27. The Bone Room Presents, 1573 Solano Ave., Berkeley. $10. 510-526-5252, www.boneroom.com.
Author Michele Zackheim. Author Michele Zackheim reads from "Last Train to Paris," set in 1935 Berlin. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave., Berkeley. 510-704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com.