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You Are Invited to Our Monthly Concert/Party/Jam!:)­

*Note: This event is completely FREE as in NO event fee. So any member can sign up, BUT I will be checking attendance! Please be advised.


Hi there,

I'd like to welcome all of you (esp. newbies to the meetup!) to our monthly all-in-one event, and it's FREE of cost. Please come on out and meet us. It's ordinary people's concert, but we do our best to perform variety & to offer musical sharing experience. The concert is followed by potluck/jam at our beloved friend's home in Berkeley at 6p. And yes, you are all invited to it as well. Read full details below while browsing through our event pic's (from top down: concert; potluck; jam; jam++;ping pong!)























The concert will take place @ Redwood Gardens rain or shine while the potluck and jam will take place at a member's home near the concert venue. Please be on time. Come through the main entrance by pressing "#001" to call into the office to get in. Thanks. 

Concert @4: Redwood Gardens (Address: 2951 Derby St, Berkeley).

Potluck dinner/musical jam (+ ping pong) after the concert: check you email as the date gets closer for the exact address & potluck assignment.

*WHEN: Every 4th Saturday @ 4p unless notified any change; followed by potluck/jam @6p

The concert will begin @4 at Redwood Gardens. The program consists of mostly classical music featuring  various solo or ensemble vocal/instrumental performances (good mix of both pro & amateur musicians!). Concert generally goes 1-1.5 hours w/o intermission. Afterward, good time continues with potluck and jam session at our good old friend's home until we all get tired out, right?:)

ABOUT US (the performers):
East Bay Musical Chairs a.k.a EBMC is our name. You can find more information at our website Send us an email if you're interested in joining!

That's all for now. Hope to see you @ the concert/party & let's have a blast!!:)


Voila, here's the driving direction to the venue:                                                          1) Get off on Claremont Ave exit off of Hwy24 twd Walnut Creek
2) Left at the exit
3) Drive all the way up until you see Claremont hotel right near you (crossing w/ Ashby Ave)
4) Right after you pass Ashby, veer to the left
5) Go until the dead end of the street. The bldg ahead of you at the dead end is the venue.
6) Park on street (2hr limit), and walk down on the street called Derby from that dead end. You will see a green roof with 2951 written. That's the entrance to the venue.
*We'll have the door to the community room open until 4. If you come late, dial #001 using intercom outside. Thanks! Hope this helps!:)

Here's the transit route:
1) Bart to Rockridge stn
2) Take AC Transit Bus 49B (*WARNING: Be sure to ask bus driver if it is heading Derby St immediately before you get on!) 
3) Voila, you're there right in front of Redwood Gardens - Look for green awnings w/ its street # 2951) It will take less than 10 min. of bus ride from bart stn. However, Bus 49B comes every 40 min: You should time yourself to catch either 2:59p or 3:39p departure. Hope it helped!:)



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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the party immensely! This was my first time attending, and I found people very friendly and willing to mingle. I relished a chance to talk with other people interested in classical music. And the food was great, too! What was there not to like?

    October 27, 2013

  • Tina R.

    Aiming for concert - not the potluck

    October 26, 2013

  • Bill J.

    Oh no. I caught it from Piotr. I'm so sad I have to miss today.

    October 26, 2013

  • Piotr K.

    Something came up at work =(

    October 26, 2013

  • erika

    Just sent you a reminder about tomorrow. * Please be advised that we show some proper potluck manner if attending potluck/jam after concert! Plan ahead of time, and don't just bring something last min. for the sake of your convenience. Generally my group does well w/ potluck not b/c I tell them, but that's who we are. So for those of you coming for the first time, I'd expect the same from you. In case if you are really last min and running out of idea, you can certainly ask me/us for suggestion where & what to go get. I wasn't going to bring this up, but it happened last time, and it was disappointing. Thanks for your attention. See you all tomorrow!:)

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Erika, thanks so much for organizing this event, which sounds like a lot of fun. I think I'll be able to attend the party, but not the concert. I still haven't seen an email about the location of the party, either in my Inbox or Spam. It would be helpful to know the location because I'm trying to figure out whether I can get to and from it on public transportation.

    October 25, 2013

    • erika

      No worry I haven't sent reminder yet, but I am about!:)

      October 25, 2013

  • Leslie H.

    If anyone needs a ride to Redwood Gardens (from Ashby BART or vicinity) and/or to the jam, give me a call: [masked]

    October 25, 2013

  • Susan

    Looking forward to finally meeting everyone!

    October 25, 2013

  • erika

    Hey Folks, H-ween special edition!!!:0 Lots of unbelievably SPOOKY classical music, how's that? Sign up!

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Cecily

    would like to hear the new piano before I go to Musicians from Marlboro @ cal performances

    October 23, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    of course hello everyone I am thrill'it to be part of the classical meetups group now. pardon my ancesteral russian/german accents please. Now I am also looking to move to Bay area with great excitements and warm sweaters. I wish you all wonderful occassions! Jeffrey

    October 21, 2013

  • erika

    Hey Folks, now we have a NEW (used) grand piano at the venue, yayayay!!:0 Many thanks to RG senior residents & David A, who helped tremendously in the process!:)

    October 17, 2013

  • Nina

    Will be out of town. Just learned.

    October 17, 2013

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