Events


Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - Friday, August 31st, 2018, Check "Visit" page for hours: https://hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/visit/

Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley (Kroeber Hall Gallery)
102 Kroeber Hall

In Berkeley

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways.

The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate
human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African helmet masks and Roman sculpture illustrate varying conceptions of the “ideal” face, while Japanese tobacco boxes and ancient Peruvian portrait jars raise the question of what a facial expression can mean. Additional objects, including Chinese bamboo figurines and Caroline Mytinger’s paintings of Papua New Guineans, represent the contrast between portraying faces of one’s own ethnic group versus those of another. Visitors are invited to examine the way they themselves depict and interpret faces in their everyday lives. This timely exhibit cultivates critical thinking about crucial issues such as stereotyping, representation and misrepresentation, and snap judgments.

Photographs by Nora Lee

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 - Monday, July 30th, 2018

El Sol Restaurant
101 Park Place

In Richmond

This exhibit features Nora Lee’s dynamic photographs of the horse-racing and rodeo world. Whether she is at Golden Gate Fields (where she worked for many years), off-roading in the California wilds, or on the water, Nora Lee's art is fueled by her experiences in nature. She studied at the Art Academy and learned the joy and satisfaction of being in control of an image from inception to final print. Her work has been exhibited at the California Museum in Sacramento, featured at the San Mateo County Fair, and used by the California Council on Tourism. We hope you’ll take the time to enjoy a lovely meal at El Sol Mexican restaurant and see Nora’s photographs.

SLATE Spring Collection

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 - Saturday, June 30th, 2018, 12-5pm

SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street, http://www.slateart.net

In Oakland

SLATE contemporary is pleased to present fresh works from Maria Burtis, Amy Donaldson, Elise Morris, Helen Steele, and Brenda Zappitell. With the transition of winter to spring, we welcome the SLATE Spring Collection: a carefully curated selection of abstract expressionistic paintings whose creators look to elements of the natural world to inspire them. Through the use of space, color and gesture, these artists attempt to evoke an emotional and somatic response from their viewers.

DECENNIAL: COMPOUND GALLERY 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Sunday, May 6th, 2018 - Sunday, July 1st, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Compound Gallery
1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608

In Oakland

A 10 Themed show Featuring work by 10 Bay Area Artists:
Alison Tharp, Clare Szydlowski, David Fullarton, David Spiher, Jeanne Lorenz, Kathleen King, Katherine Sherwood, Mary Burger, Tyler Hoare, & Zach Clark

Let’s celebrate 10 years of ART with 10 amazing artists showing 10 themed art!
All events are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome to attend except for the woodturning demo.

SATURDAY, MAY 12th 6-9pm
6-9pm Japanese Hand Tools & Joinery, Woodturning bowls & Giveaway w/ Theo Padouvas
6:00-7:30pm (tentative) Discussion on furniture making, woodworking, design, hand tools, joinery w/ Tyler Meeks
6:30-8:30pm Letterpress Printing Demo & Giveaway w/ David Fullarton
6:30-7:30 Letterpress Printing 10 year Commemorative posters & Giveaway w/ Mary Mortimer
6:30-7:30 Repeat Pattern Fabric Screen Printing Demo w/ Keeley McSherry
7-7:30 Encaustic Demo w/ Kate Mink
7-7:30 Laser Demo and Giveaway with Eric Sanchez
7-8:30pm Live Painting with Hannah Rothstein
7-8:30pm Open studio: painting and mixed media w/ Mary Burger
7-8:30pm Screen Printing Demo & Giveaway w/ Kristin Kyono

SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd 12-7pm
12-1pm Laser Demo and Giveaway with Eric Sanchez
1-3pm Screen Printing Demo & Giveaway w/ Kristin Kyono
2-3pm Screenprinting demo w/ Lucah Endicott
2-5pm Discussion on furniture making, woodworking, design, hand tools, joinery w/ Tyler Meeks
2-5pm Mary Mortimer Open Studio
3-4pm Live Painting w/ Hannah Rothstein
3-5pm Open studio: painting and mixed media w/ Mary Burger
4-5pm Encaustic Demo w/ Kate Mink ()
4-6pm Japanese Hand Tools & Joinery, Woodturning bowls Giveaway w/ Theo Padouvas
4-6pm Coloring Outside the Lines w/ Keeley McSherry -Participants add color to the screen-printed, repeat pattern fabric made on May 12th using fabric markers or dye

Arts of Point Richmond Mixed-Media Exhibition

Monday, May 7th, 2018 - Monday, June 25th, 2018

U.S. Post Office Display Windows -Point Richmond
104 Washington Avenue

In Richmond

Mixed-media exhibit by writers Shana Penn and Diana Paul at Post Office display windows (through June 25), 104 Washington Avenue, Point Richmond.
AOPR’s Point Writers Group is represented by Shana Penn and Diana Paul, who have mounted a thought-provoking display that focus on women’s issues and important historical transitions. Shana's exhibit includes several of her books and writings about East Central European countries transitioning to democracy, most specifically the changes that have affected women's lives and Jewish communities. Diana's display highlights her involvement with the Birth Revolution, a compassionate and mother-baby centered cause, an issue she's been drawing attention to for over 40 years via films, writings, and events empowering women and families.
About Arts of Point Richmond:
Established in 2008, Arts of Point Richmond is a community association established to enrich our community by promoting support, appreciation and exposure for the arts. For more information, please visit our website: www.artsofpointrichmond.com

2018 Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) Exhibition

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 - Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Mills College Art Museum
5000 Macarthur Blvd

In Oakland

Mills College Art Museum is pleased to announce the 2018 Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) Exhibition on view from June 6–July 22, 2018 featuring new work from current artists-in-residence, Indira Allegra and Rebeca Bollinger. Launched in January 2015, A+P+I is a residency hosted by the Mills College Art Department and Mills College Art Museum. The 2018 A+P+I exhibition showcases the work of the fourth round of artists to the program. Each of these artists brings with them a unique approach to art-making and a commitment to research that compliments an academic setting. The residency fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and provides opportunities for the students, faculty, and staff of Mills College and the larger Bay Area arts community to interact, learn, and work with the visiting artists.

Alameda County Fair

Friday, June 15th, 2018 - Sunday, July 8th, 2018, 11am-11pm

Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue

In

The 2018 Alameda County Fair returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds June 15-July 8, offering exciting new rides and attractions, star-studded concerts, extreme actions sports, craft beer, cocktail & wine tasting festivals, discount days, and much more.

The Fair will kick off the festivities on Friday, June 15 at 10:30am with its Opening Day Cattle Drive, featuring real-life cowboys and cowgirls driving a massive herd of cattle through the streets of Downtown Pleasanton.

In addition to the popular carnival games and rides, there will be some exciting new attractions, including a high-flying gondola SkyRide and an adrenaline packed ride for thrill seekers called TURBO. The fair will also feature the traditional favorites like exhibits, animals, Kids Park, STEAM weekends, horseraces, and of course, some of the world’s greatest Fair food.

SNACKDOWN FRYday returns on June 22 where the Fair’s top food vendors roll out their newest and wildest creations in a battle for the championship belt. Plus, snack seekers can enjoy bite sized versions of select fair treats for just $2 every Thursday from 11am-5pm.

The 2018 Big O Tires Concert Series lineup is back and better than ever offering show-stopping performances from Blue Oyster Cult, Shaggy, En Vogue, LeAnn Rimes, 38 Special, Smash Mouth, Sir Mix-a-Lot, WAR and much more. All seats are reserved and tickets are available now through the Fair’s website.

The Alameda County Fair is open from 11am-11pm, June 15-July 8. (Closed June 18-19, June 25-26, July 2-3). General admission ranges from $10-$15, and special pre-fair ticket pricing and discount days are available. For more information, visit www.alamedacountyfair.com

Dry Powder

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 - Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, Fri 8, Sat 8, Sun 2 & 7, Tues 7, Wed 7, Thur 8

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704

In Berkeley

By Sarah Burgess | Directed By Jennifer King
After throwing himself a lavish engagement party in the same week that his private equity firm forced job cuts at a national retailer, Rick is facing a PR disaster complete with angry protesters and scathing editorials. Luckily one of his Managing Directors, Seth, has the ideal fix: a cheap buyout of an American manufacturer that will grow jobs and save face. But Jenny, another of the firm’s partners, favors a cutthroat strategy that will maximize profit at any cost. A recent New York hit, Dry Powder is a razor-sharp and whip-smart comedy that skewers the world of high finance.

La Peña’s Mundos Musicales Summer Camp

Monday, June 25th, 2018 - Friday, June 29th, 2018, 8:30am-2:30pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave

In Berkeley

The emphasis of Mundos Musicales Summer Camp is hands-on learning and fun activities! The musical and artistic curriculum is designed to develop musicianship, physical coordination, bilingual literacy/pronunciation skills, multi-cultural awareness, and comfort with public speaking and performance among our students. At the end of the week the children will have an opportunity to share what they learned with their friends and family!

At La Peña’s Mundos Musicales Summer Camp, participants will:
Take an imaginary trip through Mexico with maestra MarĂ­a, exploring its music, legends, dance, and song. They will learn to sing, play and dance to son jarocho music and other Mexican folkloric genres.

Through drumming, song, and story telling, children will be introduced to the musical traditions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic by maestro Hector. They will learn to play hand drums, maracas, bells, claves and other Afro-Caribbean percussion instruments. They will also learn beats, songs and stories that come from these countries.

Using the music and dance classes as inspiration, students will design and prepare stage scenery for use in their showcase the last day of camp! Maestra Laura will guide students to creating murals and props created with their imagination based on what they learn in their mundos musicales classes!


THREE CAMP DATES:

June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 16-20 (8:30am-2:30pm or choose “Extended Care” till 5pm)

Best suitable for ages: 7-11 years old

$250.00

'Sky, Mountain & Waterscape' Opening Reception & Exhibition by Kam Cheung Mok

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 - Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607

In Oakland

Opening Reception: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 6:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Exhibition Dates: June 30 - August 30, 2018

About the Exhibition

Sky, Mountain & Waterscape’ is a painting series consisting of twenty-five contemporary Chinese ink wash landscape paintings, documenting memorable natural landscapes around the world. Terrains, rivers, waterfalls, and skies vary in color and mood, transporting the viewer to different seasons and geographic locations.

About the Artist

Kam Cheung Mok, born in 1945, has exhibited and documented his work in Hong Kong and mainland China. In 2016, his body of work was published in the "Six Contemporary Chinese Painters" collection by the Beijing Ministry of Culture, organized by the Chinese Artist Association, Chinese Collectors Association, and China Literature and Art foundation. In 2017, his book "Mok Kam Cheung Chinese Painting Collection" was published by Jiangxi Fine Art Publishing House.

Mixed

Thursday, July 5th, 2018 - Saturday, September 1st, 2018, Thursday—Saturday 12—5p + by appt

SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street

In Oakland

SLATE contemporary gallery presents an edgy three-person exhibition, MIXED, featuring three mixed-media artists. Mixing found paper and paint on panel, Michael Cutlip creates abstract compositions that highlight the juxtaposition of color, form, and texture. David Fredrik Moussallem’s mixed-media works blend chaos and harmony, all while expressing different “stories from the streets” as he incorporates photographs of graffiti and physical remnants of street posters into his pieces. Andrzej Michael Karwacki cuts up paintings on panel, recombining them into new compositions and adds further dimension to the process by including strips of collages made from newspapers and magazines.

Artist Talk + Tour: July 6 | 6:30 pm during Oakland Art Murmur’s First Friday

Last few weeks! Don't miss "RELATIONS" by Bill Prochnow

Friday, July 6th, 2018 - Friday, July 6th, 2018, 6-9 pm

Art@Archer
431 13th Street

In Oakland

Bill Prochnow's solo exhibition, "RELATIONS" ends in July. Join us for this First Friday reception, meet the artist, and enjoy his art.

An Oakland artist and former publication design illustrator, Bill brings his talent to the "gallery in a bike shop." This show revolves around humans' relationships and connections, with themselves and their environments. View more of his work at billprochnow.com.

Light refreshments will be served.


Frida’s Birthday Tianguis: Celebrating Strong Women Artists & Artisans

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 - Saturday, July 7th, 2018, 12-5pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave

In Berkeley

Come celebrate Frida Kahlo’s 111th birthday by supporting strong women artists & artisans at Frida’s Birthday Tianguis!

A “tianguis” is a traditional open air market and comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, which means “market”.

There will be over 40 vendors selling handmade crafts, art, imported goods from Mexico, Guatemala and beyond, and delicious food stands!

FREE ADMISSION! Please bring cash for vendors!

Questions? Email Ellen@lapena.org

Shiver We Timbers! A Peripatetic Pick-Ye-Own Pirate Adventure

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 - Saturday, July 7th, 2018, 1:00pm

Dimond Park
3699 Dimond Ave

In Oakland

Sail the high seas with Captain Samuel Peaches and his crew! You’ll help these eccentric performing pirates chart their course though fantastic adventures inspired by pirate myths, legends and stories. Meet creatures and characters of the sea, sail to raucous pirate towns, sing along with swashbuckling sea chanteys, search for buried treasure, and avoid cursed doubloons -- but be careful! Danger lurks in every port, and at the crest of every wave. And since the audience will choose the course, no two shows will be the same! Join the Peripatetic Players for this live, interactive show presented on FluxWagon, our mobile stage, at a park or public space near you. Shows are free and appropriate for audiences of all ages! Donations gratefully accepted. For schedule and more information, please visit http://peripateticplayers.org/schedule

From The Daily Show & Netflix’s The Standups: Comedian Gina Yashere! (and Acquaintances)

Sunday, July 8th, 2018 - Sunday, July 8th, 2018, 7:00pm

Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.

In Berkeley

Featuring Gina Yashere, Shea Suga, Karinda Dobbins, and Lisa Geduldig.

Gina Yashere, who was born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for many years with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Live At The Apollo. She broke onto the American comedy scene through Last Comic Standing, where she made it to the final 10, and then never went home. Gina is the British Correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She has performed for audiences in Europe, the US, Australia, and throughout Asia.

Mundos Musicales Summer Camp

Monday, July 9th, 2018 - Friday, July 13th, 2018, 8:30am-2:30pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave

In Berkeley

The emphasis of Mundos Musicales Summer Camp is hands-on learning and fun activities! The musical and artistic curriculum is designed to develop musicianship, physical coordination, bilingual literacy/pronunciation skills, multi-cultural awareness, and comfort with public speaking and performance among our students. At the end of the week the children will have an opportunity to share what they learned with their friends and family!


At La Peña’s Mundos Musicales Summer Camp, participants will:
Take an imaginary trip through Mexico with maestra MarĂ­a, exploring its music, legends, dance, and song. They will learn to sing, play and dance to son jarocho music and other Mexican folkloric genres.

Through drumming, song, and story telling, children will be introduced to the musical traditions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic by maestro Hector. They will learn to play hand drums, maracas, bells, claves and other Afro-Caribbean percussion instruments. They will also learn beats, songs and stories that come from these countries.

Using the music and dance classes as inspiration, students will design and prepare stage scenery for use in their showcase the last day of camp! Maestra Laura will guide students to creating murals and props created with their imagination based on what they learn in their mundos musicales classes!


THREE CAMP DATES:

June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 16-20 (8:30am-2:30pm or choose “Extended Care” till 5pm)

Best suitable for ages: 7-11 years old

$250 per session.

La Peña’s Mundos Musicales Summer Camp

Monday, July 16th, 2018 - Friday, July 20th, 2018, 8:30am-2:30pm

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave

In Berkeley

The emphasis of Mundos Musicales Summer Camp is hands-on learning and fun activities! The musical and artistic curriculum is designed to develop musicianship, physical coordination, bilingual literacy/pronunciation skills, multi-cultural awareness, and comfort with public speaking and performance among our students. At the end of the week the children will have an opportunity to share what they learned with their friends and family!


At La Peña’s Mundos Musicales Summer Camp, participants will:
Take an imaginary trip through Mexico with maestra MarĂ­a, exploring its music, legends, dance, and song. They will learn to sing, play and dance to son jarocho music and other Mexican folkloric genres.

Through drumming, song, and story telling, children will be introduced to the musical traditions of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic by maestro Hector. They will learn to play hand drums, maracas, bells, claves and other Afro-Caribbean percussion instruments. They will also learn beats, songs and stories that come from these countries.

Using the music and dance classes as inspiration, students will design and prepare stage scenery for use in their showcase the last day of camp! Maestra Laura will guide students to creating murals and props created with their imagination based on what they learn in their mundos musicales classes!


THREE CAMP DATES:

June 25-29, July 9-13 and July 16-20 (8:30am-2:30pm or choose “Extended Care” till 5pm)

Best suitable for ages: 7-11 years old

$250 per session.

Born To Drum Women's Camp

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 - Sunday, July 22nd, 2018, Thurs:12:00pm-11:00pm; Fri & Sat: 8:00am-11:00pm; Sun: 8:00am-6:00pm

Bort Meadow, Chabot Regional Park
Redwood Road

In Oakland

COME CAMP OUT, OR JOIN US FOR THE DAY!
Located in beautiful Bort Meadows in Chabot Regional Park in Oakland, Ca.
This will be our 12th year to gather to celebrate our many cultures. We have an incredible faculty! All of these women are Maestra drummers, dancers, musicians, artists, writers and healers from ALL OVER THE WORLD. We offer a variety of workshops: drum, dance, vocals, movement, yoga, healing, Mother Peace Tarot, social justice alliance building, gender identification, poetry, sign language, meditation, and more! We come together in community to share our stories, art, healing and women’s medicine, and FUN. Join us!

Faculty: Edwina Lee Tyler, Bobi Céspedes, Mabiba Baegne, Annette Aguilar, Peta Robles, Christelle Durandy, April Lea Go Forth, Adwoa Kudoto, Shakti Butler, Afia Walking Tree, Amikaeyla, Angela Porter, Arisika Razak, Avotcja, Ayisha Knight-Shaw, Carolyn Brandy, Christina Tavera, Corrina Gould, Debbie Fier, Denis Solis, Elizabeth Sayre, Jennifer Berezan, Jeni Swerdlow, Jnana Gowan, Julia C. Cepeda, Kanchan Dawn Hunter, Lali Mejia, Larissa Montfort, Michaelle Goerlitz, Neena McNair, NIkki Campbell, Odilia Galván RodrÍguez, Ouida Lewis, Regina Wells, Sena Kugbega, Sue Kaye, Susana Arenas Pedroso, Susu Pampanin, Q Wilson, Queen Hollins, Fatima Lahlou, Vicki Noble, and more… WOW!
www.womendrummers.org

Shiver We Timbers! A Peripatetic Pick-Ye-Own Pirate Adventure

Sunday, August 5th, 2018 - Sunday, August 5th, 2018, 1:00pm

Live Oak Park
1301 Shattuck Ave

In Berkeley

Sail the high seas with Captain Samuel Peaches and his crew! You’ll help these eccentric performing pirates chart their course though fantastic adventures inspired by pirate myths, legends and stories. Meet creatures and characters of the sea, sail to raucous pirate towns, sing along with swashbuckling sea chanteys, search for buried treasure, and avoid cursed doubloons -- but be careful! Danger lurks in every port, and at the crest of every wave. And since the audience will choose the course, no two shows will be the same! Join the Peripatetic Players for this live, interactive show presented on FluxWagon, our mobile stage, at a park or public space near you. Shows are free and appropriate for audiences of all ages! Donations gratefully accepted. For schedule and more information, please visit http://peripateticplayers.org/schedule

AXIS Dance Company Summer Intensive

Monday, August 6th, 2018 - Wednesday, August 15th, 2018, All Day

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St. Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612

In Oakland

Apply by March 31st, 2018, 11:59PM PST
http://www.axisdance.org/2018-summer-intensive-application

Learn new skills in three different modules derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography and performance, and dance education. Back by popular demand, our specialized 3-day teacher training provides professional dance teachers and experienced artists the chance to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities. Modules taught by AXIS Company Dancers and led by internationally renowned choreographer and AXIS Dance Company's Artistic Director Marc Brew.

Partial and full scholarships available!

Shiver We Timbers! A Peripatetic Pick-Ye-Own Pirate Adventure

Sunday, August 12th, 2018 - Sunday, August 12th, 2018, 11:00am

Mosswood Park
3612 Webster Street

In Oakland

Sail the high seas with Captain Samuel Peaches and his crew! You’ll help these eccentric performing pirates chart their course though fantastic adventures inspired by pirate myths, legends and stories. Meet creatures and characters of the sea, sail to raucous pirate towns, sing along with swashbuckling sea chanteys, search for buried treasure, and avoid cursed doubloons -- but be careful! Danger lurks in every port, and at the crest of every wave. And since the audience will choose the course, no two shows will be the same! Join the Peripatetic Players for this live, interactive show presented on FluxWagon, our mobile stage, at a park or public space near you. Shows are free and appropriate for audiences of all ages! Donations gratefully accepted. For schedule and more information, please visit http://peripateticplayers.org/schedule

13th Annual Day in the Park

Saturday, September 8th, 2018 - Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Maxwell Park
4618 Allendale Avenue

In Oakland

The Maxwell Park Community Building Neighborhood Action Team invites you to join us for an annual day celebrating the diversity of our community and our beautiful city with live music, food vendors, local arts & crafts vendors, kids activities, exciting raffle prizes, and lots more!

This is a family-friendly event. Admission free.



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