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UC Berke­ley is the city’s heart (a re­lated campus founded the mod­ern town) and focus. Walk its leafy streets— or use the guest bikes if you’re stay­ing at the Grad­u­ate—and you’re likely to en­counter drum cir­cles, stu­dent protests, campus tours for anx­ious parentals and a pa­rade of hot­house high achiev­ers en route to class—all within one block. Check the cal­en­dar: if you can swing a per­for­mance at the campus’s 3 Zeller­bach Hall, do it. A re­cent per­for­mance of Beethoven’s Ninth

Sym­phony in­cluded a con­duc­tor talk about the com­poser’s rad­i­cal an­tic­i­pa­tion of the Me Too move­ment—a very Berke­ley mo­ment.

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