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?

December 2016, January and February 2017: Featured Artist: Howard Barkan

About Howard Barkan:  Howard sought to create abstract patterns through camera framing of texture and tone, through transforming a three dimensional situation (4-D if you consider time) with living beings, objects, shapes, textures, color and light to a static 2-D image.  Sadly, we lost Howard and his energetic and loving spirit in July. We are hosting this event posthumously with all sales benefitting the University of California Public Health School/Children’s Oral Health and Nutrition Program based at UC Berkeley School of public health, a non-profit close to his heart. It is a multidisciplinary global public health program that aims to improve the health of young children by promoting early childhood nutrition and oral health, and preventing tooth decay and malnutrition. The program began in 2004, and collaborates in El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Nepal, and India working closely with local community leaders to create a sustainable program.

Each piece is $75 tax deductible donation.

We will celebrate Howard’s life on February 27, 6:30-8:30 with live music and more art for sale. Make your reservation today.

Howard, you are truly missed.

Monday, February 27: Community Night: Celebration of Howard Barkan’s life and art

Price: a La Carte
Time: 6:30-8:30pm, with live music and more art for sale. Make your reservation today.

About Howard Barkan: Howard sought to create abstract patterns through camera framing of texture and tone, through transforming a three dimensional situation (4-D if you consider time) with living beings, objects, shapes, textures, color and light to a static 2-D image.  Sadly, we lost Howard and his energetic and loving spirit in July. We are hosting this event posthumously with all sales benefitting the University of California Public Health School/Children’s Oral Health and Nutrition Program based at UC Berkeley School of public health, a non-profit close to his heart. It is a multidisciplinary global public health program that aims to improve the health of young children by promoting early childhood nutrition and oral health, and preventing tooth decay and malnutrition. The program began in 2004, and collaborates in El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Nepal, and India working closely with local community leaders to create a sustainable program.  Howard, you are truly missed.

Each piece is $75 tax deductible donation. 

Sanctuary Bistro is hosting cancer awareness in March. If you are a bay area cancer survivor with a small business, reach out so we can promote your business.

Sunday, March 19: Benefit Dinner: Breast Cancer Action

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating
About Breast Cancer Action: Breast Cancer Action is a national education and activist organization located in San Francisco with 60,000 members across the country. Our mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer. We focus on systemic interventions that address the root causes of the disease and produce broad public health benefits. These benefits ensure that fewer women develop and die from breast cancer and no community bears a disproportionate burden of diagnosis or death from this disease.

Sunday, March 26: Benefit Dinner: Swim Across America

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating
About Swim Across America: We make waves by hosting benefit swims for our cancer research partners who are developing new cures and treatments to defeat cancer.  Swim Across America fills a void by providing vital seed funding to world-renowned hospitals that are investigating and conducting new clinical trials that lead to treatments and cures to defeat cancer. We host benefit swims as an opportunity to raise much needed money for our hospital partners conducting lifesaving research and clinical trials.

Sunday, April 23: Benefit Dinner: Larkin Street Youth Services

Price: $50 (of which, 30% is donated)
Time: 6:30pm seating
About Larkin Street Youth Services: Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through our doors seeking help. We give them a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build a future. Larkin Street Youth Services continues to set the standard for the delivery of successful programs for homeless and at risk youth not only in San Francisco, but also nationwide. Larkin Street has received numerous awards over the years, with organizations from around the world looking to us as a model of innovation and effective provision of programs that change the lives of thousands of homeless and runaway youth every year.

Sunday, May 7: Benefit Dinner: 1951 Coffee

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

Sunday, May 28: Benefit Dinner: Girls Garage

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

March, April, May 2017: Featured Artist: Scott Miller

About the Artist:  Scott Miller is the Director of Business Development at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition where he engages industry stakeholders on environmental impact and social justice issues. Scott was featured in James Cameron’s Emmy winning climate change docu-series “Years of Living Dangerously” for his Climate Corps fellowship at Caesars Entertainment and for environmental auditing at The Honest Company.  Scott’s passion for photography took hold in a high school darkroom, developing his images of urban wildlife and the volatility of growing up in Los Angeles in the early 90s. Since then his camera has been his constant companion, accompanying him on trips to many different countries and locales.  Scott’s unwavering dedication to the environment resonates in this series capturing the endemic species of the Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia, where Scott did a 7-day jungle trek.  Sadly, these animals are on the brink of extinction due to mass deforestation for palm oil production.  All proceeds from the sale of these images will benefit the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS).

June, July, August 2017: Featured Artist: Brandi 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!

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.

 

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Sanctuary Bistro is a neighborhood plant-based bistro that is healthy for the planet, the environment and all living beings. We create a sanctuary - a beautiful space to find peace while enjoying local organic healthy vegan food with a farm to table philosophy. Our Bistro is a warm, natural, organic location to enjoy with loved ones, family, and friends.  

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    Lunch and Brunch: First Come First Serve

  • 1019 Camelia St., Berkeley, CA 94710

  • (510) 558.3381

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