Virtual Dinner between Native People of California and Palestinians in Gaza to Occur April 23–May 3* at Heyday

First Virtual Dinner Guest Project for Native Peoples What if the evening news were replaced with the evening conversation? Berkeley-based nonprofit publisher Heyday and News from Native California magazine are teaming up with The Virtual Dinner Guest Project to host a meal where Native people in California break bread with Palestinians in Gaza via Skype […]

Press Release: DAKOTA 38 screenings (March 27-28)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Two special Northern California screenings of DAKOTA 38: a powerful documentary of healing and reconciliation at Delancey Street and Maidu Museum (March 27-28, 2013) “Impeccably produced…rich with imagery and important spiritual teachings.” —Huffington Post Berkeley, CA (February 21, 2013)—Heyday, the American Indian Institute, and Kalliopeia Foundation announced today two free screenings of […]

Announcing the Berkeley Roundhouse

This month, we welcome Lindsie Bear to the Heyday family as the first director of the new Berkeley Roundhouse. What is a roundhouse, you ask? Here’s what Malcolm Margolin, Heyday publisher, has to say about it: “They give life to the community,” is how my friend, the Wintu artist, scholar, and ceremonial leader Frank LaPena, describes […]

Tahoe July Book Tour!

Super Silly Champagne Reception!

Join us Wednesday, June 1st for a super silly celebration with the creators of The Super Silly Yosemite Sticker and Activity Book. Please RSVP to Lillian at

Kate at Bess Press, HI

Kate Brumage, Director of Publishing Partnerships at Heyday, recently took a trip to Hawaii to visit local Honolulu publisher Bess Press. While at the Bess Press offices, Kate delivered a talk on the publishing business to English majors from the University of Hawaii.  

When Dreams are Interrupted

The Purple Moon Dance Project held its final performance of “When Dreams are Interrupted” yesterday, February 24, at the City Hall Rotunda. The historic City Hall building made a dramatic backdrop for the story both of the forced removal of countless Japanese Americans from the Bay Area during WWII, and of what they experienced upon […]

A Great Bike Ride

Mona Caron, illustrator of A California Bestiary, is an award-winning muralist in San Francisco. She is currently working on a new public mural in the Tenderloin, and you can keep track of her progress via her Facebook page. To admire Mona’s work for yourself, grab your bike and follow these directions from The Examiner for […]


In an effort to minimize expenses during these economic times, it is crucial and also sometimes difficult to find inexpensive entertainment. Thankfully, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is presenting an exhibit for no cost. That’s right, folks. It’s free! ICA’s Afterlife focuses on unwanted discards and presents them with a “new meaning.” […]

Jello Art of San Francisco

I’d never thought I’d use the word “Jello” and “Art” in the same sentence… It’s part of a show called You Art What You Eat at MASS MoCA (in North Adams, Massachusetts). While shows haven’t been scheduled here in California, you can take a sneak peak at a holiday open studio this weekend. Liz Hickok […]