Vegan and gluten-free events

What is a Monday Community Night? It is a chance to hear a local business talk briefly (about 5 minutes) about who they are and what they do. They are available for questions about their business, life tips, and YOU are helping to support the local community. Our goal is to help promote small community businesses at Sanctuary Bistro.

What are the Benefit Dinners? (monthly on a Sunday): Each month we feature a local non-profit that benefit animals, social justice, education and/or arts. It is a 3-course meal for $50 and 30% of the meal is donated to the non-profit.

If you are a non-profit seeking support or a donation, please submit this form.

Who is the featured Artist?

June, July, August 2017: Featured Artist: Brandi Jae Aceves

About the artist: Brandi Jae Aceves was born in Lebanon, Oregon and while she grew up in San Mateo, California she has always kept the vegan animal lovin’ country girl in her heart. She studied art in High School and some studies at College of San Mateo while working on her teaching certificate, but in many respects she is self-taught. She has exhibited her works online through FullCircleCreativeArts.com, Bjwanderlust on Instagram and #fullcirclecreativearts on Facebook, Festivals and local coffee shops. A number of her projects are a part of the campus at Belmont Oaks Academy in Belmont, CA. Where she is a full time teacher. Keeping busy Brandi does commission work and 3 to 5 festivals a year. Always creating new and keeping a small collection, reflective of both her previous and newer works in card & print form. These & originals are available at Treasure Island Flea and other Art & Wine Festivals. Enjoying life as A mother of three, free spirit, teacher and gifted artist!

July 10-23: School Supply Drive for Children of Farm Workers
Bring a filled new backpack and get 15% off your meal.

Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) is organizing a Bay Area school supply drive for the children of farm workers from Monday, July 10, through Sunday, July 23. The farm workers who pick our food are victims of an unjust system that benefits corporations over workers, profit over people, and greed over families. These workers strive to get by on very little income, and parents and grandparents often cannot afford to buy their children the school supplies they need. While F.E.P. works in other ways to challenge this system, we want to do our best to give farm workers the support they deserve. Below is a list of the school supplies the children need. Please donate NEW school supplies.
• Backpacks (in great demand) no red or bright blue backpacks or those depicting violence or military [such as camo]; no promotional products
• Calculators
• Crayons
• Colored markers
• Erasers
• Lined notebook paper
• Pencils and pens
• Pencil boxes or zip bags that fit into 3-hole notebooks
• Pencil sharpeners
• Plain, blank, notebook paper with 3 holes to fit into notebooks
• Plastic notebooks
• Rulers
• Safety scissors
• Spiral notebooks (college and wide-ruled)
If possible, please buy non-toxic supplies*

Monday, July 24: Zavia

Price: a La Carte
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

About Zavia: A Vancouver-raised multi-instrumentalist and bilingual songwriter with a strong connection to soul and R&B, Zavia developed the foundation of her sound during her childhood, living in one of the poorest communities in Santiago, Chile. Working tirelessly on her debut 8-track EP, I Am, set to release in late Summer of 2017, Zavia honours influences from key figures such as Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Lauryn Hill. Having had various performances on the streets of Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Vancouver, on stages and private events, Zavia is looking to crack the festival circuit following the release of her debut project, as she continues to grow her fanbase daily.

Monday, July 31: Community Night: Timothy H. Joyce – “Swimming Holes in California”

Price: a La Carte
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
About Timothy H. Joyce’s Swimming Holes in California: The Second Edition (Black & White) of Swimming Holes of California includes over 500 pages of swimming hole material and descriptions. This edition adds more than 20 new swimming holes never reported on before including Lemke’s Lagoon, Paradise Pools, Wolfeboro Falls, Blue Streak, Dinkey Creek Granite Pools, Wishon Tule Water Slide and more. Further, all photos are 300 DPI or greater.  http://swimmingholesofcalifornia.blogspot.comhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/thjoycehttps://www.youtube.com/user/thjoyce

Sunday, August 6: Benefit Dinner: Goatlandia

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating

About Goatlandia:

Goatlandia is an animal sanctuary that rescues farm animals and educates the public about the choice for a compassionate lifestyle. In addition to providing a safe and loving forever home to our own feathered and furry family, we also place our rescued animal friends into other loving homes through our adoption program. We do all kind of events both here at the sanctuary and out in the community. We try to be as eco-minded as possible: we gather and reuse rain water and grey water, generate solar power, compost our own scraps for use in the garden, grow some treats for our family, and try to help encourage others to do the same. Goatlandia is a place for people to experience compassion, have fun and do cool things together. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. We do all sorts of events including goat yoga, volunteer work parties, fundraiser brunches, lunches and dinners, kids education days, movie nights, vegan catering, and cook vegan food at community and county events. A large part of what we do is cooking plant-based for omnivores; we believe that cooking delicious vegan food is a very effective tool to change hearts and minds.

Monday, August 28: Community Night: Brandi Jae Aceves

Price: a La Carte
Time: 6:30-8:30pm

About the artist: Brandi Jae Aceves was born in Lebanon, Oregon and while she grew up in San Mateo, California she has always kept the vegan animal lovin’ country girl in her heart. She studied art in High School and some studies at College of San Mateo while working on her teaching certificate, but in many respects she is self-taught. She has exhibited her works online through FullCircleCreativeArts.com, Bjwanderlust on Instagram and #fullcirclecreativearts on Facebook, Festivals and local coffee shops. A number of her projects are a part of the campus at Belmont Oaks Academy in Belmont, CA. Where she is a full time teacher. Keeping busy Brandi does commission work and 3 to 5 festivals a year. Always creating new and keeping a small collection, reflective of both her previous and newer works in card & print form. These & originals are available at Treasure Island Flea and other Art & Wine Festivals. Enjoying life as A mother of three, free spirit, teacher and gifted artist!

September, October, November 2017: Featured Artist: Gabriel Williams

About the artist:  Every image evolves in the eye of the photographer.  Gabriel’s passion and vision allow him to capture the evocative qualities of people, landscape, and all aspects of photography, while preserving the inherent beauty of the image. Landscape, red carpet events, concerts, and exclusive celebrity events are his intended venues.  His work has been featured in numerous media and intermediate websites, as well as blogs.  He calls San Francisco Bay Area home but he follows where his lens and creative drive take him.  His work is available for print or download and for commercial and personal purposes.  Please visit his website http://www.pictureperfectvisions.com, follow him on Instagram and Twitter, for updates and recent work.

Sunday, September 10: Benefit Dinner: Team Susan Survives! Swim Across America – SF Bay Area

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating
About the event: This year, Susan “celebrates” 40 years since her first cancer diagnosis. Please help her celebrate and help send off Team Susan Survives! to the 12th Annual Swim Across America (SAA) – San Francisco Bay Area Swim on September 17th. Proceeds from the swim will support pediatric cancer research and patient recovery at our two local beneficiary programs: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program. The goal this year is to raise $700,000. Please join us on September 10th for Susan’s celebration event!

Sunday, September 24: Benefit Dinner: Jewish Youth for Community Action

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating

About Jewish Youth for Community Action: JYCA is a vibrant, youth-led organization that empowers 14–18 year old youth to grow as powerful community leaders and create transformative change in themselves, their communities, and the Bay Area — centered in the Jewish values of social and environmental justice and infused with a spirit of joyful mischief, unapologetic action and revolutionary love.

Throughout JYCA’s 22 years of existence, it has remained innovative and dynamic, exposing youth to the most pressing social movements of the moment. JYCA provides a wide range of opportunities for youth to grow their leadership while engaging in courageous art, bold activism and radically loving community. From taking on the AIDS epidemic, to the death penalty; from organizing their peers to get involved in criminal justice reform to canvassing for progressive ballot measures in every election: JYCA youth are using their voices and visions to embody their values and to change the face of their communities

 

Sunday, October 1: Benefit Dinner: Women’s International Fund for Education (WIFE)

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating

About WEAD: The Women’s International Fund for Education creates access to higher education for women worldwide through financial support and mentorship. Its long-term vision is to alleviate poverty, as well other societal and environmental issues, through the education and empowerment of women. The Women’s International Fund for Education helps women worldwide go to college by providing financial support and career development and mentorship. Through frequent newsletters and the option to personally connect with the young women recipients The Women’s International Fund for Education builds cross-cultural awareness and relationships between donors and recipients. After receiving the scholarship and completing their education the recipients will become leaders within their communities and use their education to make significant impacts and changes to improve a variety of challenging conditions within their community.

The Women’s International Fund for Education is an established 501-(C)3 as of June 2013.  WIFE was founded in the late summer/early fall of 2010,  after a trip to the Philippines. Since our founding WIFE has established three board members, grown various spheres, developed a scholarship application and collaborated with organizations abroad. WIFE is currently funding the education for two women in Tanzania, Africa.  We seek to broaden our outreach- so please contact us for support!

Sunday, November 5: Benefit Dinner: Women Eco Artist Dialog (WEAD)

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating

About WEAD: WEAD is a a pioneering network of feminist eco­artists, educators, curators, and writers working toward the goal of a just and healthy world. We focus on women’s unique perspective in ecological and social justice art. WEAD maintains an invaluable website (weadartists.org) that serves as a virtual gallery of eco­artists work, connects artists and curators with exhibition opportunities, and educates and enlightens through its ground breaking WEAD Magazine.

Hours

Closed Tuesday

Mon, Wed, Thu: Lunch 11am – 3 pm, Dinner 5:30 – 9

Fri: Lunch 11am – 3 pm,  Dinner 5:30 – 10

Sat: Brunch 8:30 am – 3 pm,  Dinner 5:30 – 10

Sun: Brunch 8:30 am – 3 pm (closed for dinner unless we have a special event)

Special events: Visit our events page for details.

Reservations

  • Dinner Reservations Strongly advised

    Lunch and Brunch: First Come First Serve

  • 1019 Camelia St., Berkeley, CA 94710

  • (510) 558.3381

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