La Peña Cultural Center

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For forty years La Peña Cultural Center has offered East Bay community traditional and contemporary Latin American and World classes and events for children, families and adults.  La Peña has a variety of very affordable daily and weekly recurring children’s classes and activities offered by highly skilled and qualified artists with an interest in social justice and community formation.  Children may take percussion, group vocals, a variety of dance, performance, language, and much, much more, often available in bundled discount options.  Often, first classes are free for the exploring family.  Visit La Peña Cultural Center in person at 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, or visit the full schedule online at

Parent Q&A

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  • Hello! I am interested in joining a playgroup/story time/music class etc with my 9 month old, but seems like everything is only during the week, which is not an option for me given my work schedule. Any parents find any good options for weekend activities? (North Berkeley - Albany - El Cerrito). Thanks! 

    The Berkeley Library WEST offers a Baby Story Time on Saturday mornings (30 min reading, 30 min playing). It's really fun! The downtown library also has a Saturday morning story time for older kids (but you can come with your baby). I think the La Pena Cultural Center  offers a bilingual story time on Sundays, but I am not 100% sure. And Rain or Shine often does some special event on Weekend mornings (magician, animals, etc.). Books Inc in North Berkeley does a Sunday story time for older children. Hope this helps.

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Live Music for Babies? (Oct 15, 2017)

Yerba Buena center usually has weekly free performances in the summer..

there is also Rockin' Kids Singalong at La Pena on Fridays.