Events


Free First Thursdays @ the BAMPFA!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 - Thursday, December 1st, 2016, First Thursday of the month, 11am-9pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street

In Berkeley

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day the first Thursday of each month.

MATRIX 261 / Cecilia Edefalk

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 - Sunday, October 16th, 2016, Wed-Sun / 11AM - 9PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street

In Berkeley

06.29.2016 @ 6:30PM Opening reception & gallery walkthrough with artist and curator. Included with BAMPFA admission.

MATRIX 261 features the work of Stockholm-based artist Cecilia Edefalk (b. 1954), whose work probes the uncertain nature of historical memory, time, and the visionary role of light. While Edefalk’s practice is intuitive and deeply personal, she variously explores notions of originality and multiplicity through a consistent use of repetition and seriality. Her attentive and reflective approach is evident in her paintings, photographs, watercolors, and sculptures.

Edefalk’s decades-long engagement with nature becomes manifest in the works included in this exhibition. For several years the artist has been visiting a dandelion-filled meadow near her house, capturing it with her camera in various moments of sunlight and states of bloom. In one monumental photograph on view in the exhibition we see a hand tenderly holding a perfect, spherical seed head before the wind carries the seeds away. Similarly, in the late 1970s Edefalk set out on a journey across Europe with a friend to document and draw coastal wildflowers she encountered in areas of historical significance in England, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. The flowers and plants she carefully captures in watercolor act as her lens onto these ancient landscapes; a selection of twenty of these watercolors appear in the exhibition. Birch trees, which are quite common in Sweden, are another subject that has inspired the artist for many years. A series of cast bronze sculptures included in MATRIX 261 were inspired by a birch tree she witnessed falling to the ground—an experience she recounts as a disquieting moment of destruction and decay. She then molded dozens of sculptures from its branches, fixing her experience of this fleeting moment into concrete forms.

Root Connection: 20 Years of The Patti Smith Collection

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 - Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 6:00PM

Mills College Art Museum
5000 Macarthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94609

In Oakland

The Mills College Art Museum (MCAM) and the F.W. Olin Library are pleased to announce Root Connection: 20 Years of The Patti Smith Collection, on view from September 14 to December 11, 2016. This expansive exhibition features rare and unique materials–many never exhibited in public–from the Special Collections of the Mills F.W. Olin Library. Photographs (both of and by Smith), publications, recordings, and ephemera are showcased together to highlight the breadth of Smith’s artistic experimentation across disciplines including (and not limited to) poetry, music, and photography.

Co-curated by Mills College Art Museum Director, Dr. Stephanie Hanor, Library Director and Special Collections Curator, Janice Braun, and Smith donor and collector, Robert Byler, this two-location exhibition presents an unusual and intimate examination of Smith’s work from multiple perspectives, demonstrating the artist’s on-going innovativeness and influence.


The 96th Ritual (For Anna Halprin)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 - Sunday, December 11th, 2016, 6:00PM

Mills College Art Museum
5000 Macarthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94609

In Oakland

Featuring photography, video, scores, and installation, The 96th Ritual (for Anna Halprin) explores the creative process of experimentation through documentation of the performance project 95 Rituals. Dedicated to post-modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin, the project was a series of scored performances directed by Shinichi Iova-Koga, performed by physical theatre company inkBoat, and presented by Dancers’ Group in 2015.

Anna Halprin is a visionary Bay Area artist whose work has radically expanded the purpose, process, and content of dance-making over seven decades. To inform their process, Iova-Koga and inkBoat researched Halprin’s intentions and working methods, which emphasize individual, spontaneous movement, and incorporate chance-generated techniques to determine the choreography in the moment.

Maya Kabat + Andrzej Michael Karwacki

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 - Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 5:00 PM

SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street, Suite A

In Oakland

Private Artists' Reception: Friday October 7, 5-6p

This exhibition pairs two SLATE artists who use vertical and horizontal planes to build composiiton in their paintings.

Dance in TK Workshop

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 1-4 pm

Aquatic Park Studio
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Dance in TK Workshop

October 1, 1-4pm, $100 No prerequisite

Learn how dance reinforces transitional kindergarten curricular objectives in developmentally-appropriate ways, by exploring relationships and play. Classroom teachers, teaching artists, administrators, educators and artists who work with this age are invited to attend.

Dance in TK

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

In Berkeley

Dance in TK

October 1, 1-4pm, $100 No prerequisite

Both early literacy and early numeracy deal with relationships – and relationships can be explored creatively and playfully through movement. Learn how dance reinforces transitional kindergarten curricular objectives in developmentally-appropriate ways, by exploring relationships and play.

Contact info: Nia Womack-freeman, nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org, 510-883-1118

Location Drawing with Andrew Steers

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 1:30 - 3pm

Berkeley Art Center Association
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

Discover the joy of drawing on location and keeping a sketchbook to visually record experiences and locations. Students will learn the fundamentals of composition, perspective and lighting and apply that to location drawings and paintings. Drawings will be done quickly with a focus on improving fundamental drawing skills and confidence. Classes will take place outdoors in locations near the Berkeley Art Center. Bring your own sketchbook, drawing tools provided.

Andrew Steers is a professional storyboard artist with an MFA in illustration. He teaches at City College in San Francisco and loves taking time to draw and paint from urban life. He is currently finishing up the first issue of his own comic book Bomber Girl.

Berkeley Copwatch Benefit for Kayla Moore Cat Brooks’ one-woman play “Tasha” plus Po’poets; Kaila Love; Maria Moore (Kayla’s sister); and other activists and allies

Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15 / $10 Advance. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Berkeley Copwatch Benefit for Justice 4 Kayla Moore featuring Cat Brooks' One Woman Play "Tasha"; Po'Poets; Kaila Love; Maria Moore and more!

Co-sponsored by Berkeley Copwatch, this “Culture & Resistance” night of performance art celebrates the life of Kayla Moore, who died in Berkeley Police custody in 2013. It is also a fundraiser for Justice 4 Kayla Moore, to help with organizing and court support around the Moore family’s Oct. 17 court date. The centerpiece of the evening is Cat Brooks’ one-woman performance piece, “Tasha: A Monologue about Police-Terror Victim Natasha McKenna.” Like Moore, McKenna died in police custody, after being restrained and then Tasered. Po’Poets, Maria Moore (Kayla’s sister), poet-rapper Kaila Love and other poets, activists, and musicians will also perform, and there will be a vigil for Kayla Moore and for all Black, Brown, poor, disabled, and trans women killed by state-sanctioned violence. The night will close with a transformational celebration, in poetry and music, of Black life and resilience. According to the organizers, “Berkeley Police officers may have taken her body, but her spirit lives on!”

Organizers explain, “Kayla was a dear sister, daughter, friend and lifelong member of the Berkeley community. She was also a member of some of the most marginalized groups in our society. She was African-American and transgender; she lived with schizophrenia, weighed 350 pounds and used drugs. She was criminalized, but not a criminal – just a person in need of care and support. Kayla’s death at the hands of Berkeley Police officers was tragic, unjustified and preventable. But, given the violence faced by Black people, trans women and people with disabilities, her death was not a surprise. Join us as we hold Kayla in our memory. Justice for Kayla Moore, and justice for everyone lost to police violence.”

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Sundays @ Four: Audrey Vardanega & Kenneth Renshaw

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 - Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, 10/2/16, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose Street

In Berkeley

Sensational Crowden School alumni Kenneth Renshaw (violin) and Audrey Vardanega (piano) reunite at their alma mater for a concert of Mozart, Schubert, Bach, and Brahms. A rare chance to catch these rising young international stars together back here at home!

"Like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, violinist Kenneth Renshaw and pianist Audrey Vardanega met in middle school-in their case at Berkeley's Crowden School, an incubator for all sorts of musical talent - and they've been collaborating ever since."

- San Francisco Chronicle

Program:

* Mozart Sonata in E minor K. 304
* Schubert Impromptu No. 1 in C minor, Op. 90
* Schubert Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat minor, Op. 90
* Bach "Chaconne" from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin
* Brahms Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Free "Meet-the-Artists" reception following the concert.

About Sundays @ Four:

Crowden presents chamber music to the public with Sundays @ Four, our series of low-cost, informal concerts featuring distinguished chamber musicians. Artists speak about each work and share their personal observations and inspirations in these intimate concerts, then mingle with the audience in receptions after the performance.

Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors/students 18+, and free for children under 18.

Crowden Music Center is wheel-chair accessible and right by N. Berkeley BART:

1475 Rose Street (at Sacramento)
Berkeley, CA 94702

510-559-6910
concerts@crowden.org

http://www.crowden.org/concerts-and-events/sundays-four

Presented by Crowden Music Center.

Free to $25.

Tom Rigney & Flambeau

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 4th, 2016, Lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Gilman

In Berkeley

Tickets are $12. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

He may have been crowned Emperor of the 2011 Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, but violinist-fiddler-composer and singer Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau have always been royalty at Ashkenaz. When not out on the road, they hold court here almost monthly, playing Rigney’s own tunes and their usual high-energy mix of Louisiana Cajun, zydeco, New Orleans R&B, and down-home blues favorites. Some songs are pulled from the recent CD/DVD recorded at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, “Swamp Fever – Live at Three Stages,” whose video was part of the PBS-TV series “Music Gone Public.” Featured songs range from “Iko Iko” to “Orange Blossom Special” and “C’est la Vie.” Rigney and Cajun fiddle great Michael Doucet paired up at Ashkenaz, then recorded a hot collection of fiddle duets at Rigney’s Berkeley studio, resulting in the critically acclaimed “Cajun Fandango” CD on Parhelion Records.

Son of baseball legend Bill Rigney, Tom Rigney has long been a force in Bay Area music. He began in bluegrass-Western Swing band Back in the Saddle, then went from helping bandleader Queen Ida pioneer zydeco in the 1980s to 15 years leading his New Orleans-drenched rock-R&B-zydeco outfit the Sundogs. At the turn of the 21st century he launched Flambeau, which has remained busy ever since, releasing records mixing traditional and original fare. What sets them apart is Rigney’s fresh musical takes on Cajun and zydeco, and other styles he loves to play from rock to classical, creating a celebration of life through dance rhythms. Flambeau is a tight ensemble of virtuoso musicians, with guitarist Danny Caron (Charles Brown’s bandleader; he and Rigney met when both backed up Rockin’ Sidney in the ’80s and formed Sundogs), boogie-woogie keyboardist Caroline Dahl, bassist and singer Steve Parks, and drummer Brent Rampone.

http://www.rigomania.com/
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Balkan Folkdance

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, Lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $7. Balkan dance lesson at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

This monthly event is a revival of ’70s-style Berkeley folkdancing with some international request dancing to recorded music, capturing the spirit that David Nadel was inspired by when he opened Ashkenaz in 1973 with Balkan folkdancing. One does not need a live band to experience the communal pleasure of dancing together, and the dance lessons help newcomers join in the experience.

"Swing in the Fall" Series featuring Mood Swing Orchestra

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 - Thursday, October 6th, 2016, Lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets $15. Includes choice of swing dance lessons at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

One doesn’t need a tux and gown to dance to the Mood Swing Orchestra, but the music presented under the leadership of saxophonist Michael Young is in the elegant ballroom style of big band East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. Mood Swing has performed regularly at venues from the Claremont Resort to Bimbo’s. The band was launched in 1995 and was chosen as one of the best local swing bands in the March 1999 issue of “San Francisco” magazine. Trumpeter Peter Anastos provides many of the arrangements of classic big band dance hits of the 1930s and ’40s by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Xavier Cugat, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Artie Shaw. The tunes are ageless: “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “In the Mood,” “Harlem Nocturne,” “Come Fly with Me,” and dozens more!

http://www.moodswinglive.com/
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30th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition - Opening Reception

Friday, October 7th, 2016 - Friday, October 7th, 2016, 6pm-9pm

TBA
TBA

In Emeryville

Opening Reception for the 30th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition -
Meet the artists and get a sneak-peek of the collection on display at Emeryville Celebration of the Arts’ 30th Annual Art Exhibition - a juried show featuring works of more than 100 artists and craftspeople who live or work in Emeryville. Live music by The doRiaN Mode: Vintage Jazz & Blues. A no-host bar will raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program, which brings professional artists into Emeryville public schools.

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Friday, October 7th, 2016 - Friday, October 7th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets $16 advance / $18 day of show / $16 students. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia’s music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals’ tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead’s commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

http://www.stuallen.net/
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30th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 - Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 11am - 6pm

Exact Location TBA
TBA

In Emeryville

The East Bay enclave of Emeryville is well known for its active and diverse arts community and this juried exhibition serves as the city’s annual celebration of its thriving collective creativity. Each year a panel of Bay Area art professionals is invited into private studios and art spaces to select the pieces for the annual exhibition. The result is a carefully curated group show featuring the works of more than 100 artists and craftspeople that live or work in Emeryville. The exhibition is open to artists of all media and includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics, textiles, and glass works. Now in its milestone 30th year, the exhibition continues to uncover emerging talent, along with new work by established artists. This annual arts event represents the unique character of Emeryville, a city that is small in size but grand in the scale and spirit of its creative community.

The Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition is sponsored by Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, Inc.. Independent curator and exhibition designer Kathleen Hanna is curator and juror. The other 2016 jurors are Philip Linhares, Chief Curator of Art, retired, Oakland Museum of California and Patricia Sweetow, Founder, Spun Smoke and Patricia Sweetow Gallery.

The annual exhibition is held at a different space each year – generously donated by a local Emeryville business. The 2016 location has not been announced.
Please check www.emeryarts.org for exact location.

Hello Kitty Art Exhibition: Formidable Fragments: Breaking Down the Cult of Cute

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 - Sunday, November 20th, 2016, 6 - 8pm

Berkeley Art Center Association
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

For this solo exhibition Kathy Aoki will create an installation that addresses the worldwide obsession with Hello Kitty and other “super cute” commercial ventures that have dominated the market targeting young girls. For the Berkeley Art Center, Aoki will create a museum space devoted to the fictitious Hello Kitty Monument with large scale artifacts, an interactive map, and both audio- and video-based works. In addition to raising key questions about unhealthy/unaffordable obsessions with cuteness, Aoki’s displays will comment on the high-tech housing crisis and exhibition sponsorship.

Kathy Aoki addresses gender and pop-culture issues through approachable visual formats with a twist of humor. Installations of her current work are often presented in an ersatz museum context with “educational” fictive labels in convincing language. The museum framework provides a familiar format that is inviting rather than confrontational.

Aoki’s work can be found in major collections across the U.S. such as the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Harvard University Art Museums, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Past awards include fellowships from the MacDowell Colony (NH), the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), and the Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium). Aoki lives and works in the Silicon Valley where she is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Santa Clara University.

Wine Fundraiser Soirée

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 - Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 6:00 PM

The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

In Berkeley

Come join us for an exquisite Soirée of Wine, Dinner, Silent & Live Auction, Dancing and good company, benefiting the Contra Costa Chorale in celebration of the 50th anniversary.
The David Brower Center is located just a short 3 minutes walk from the Downtown Berkeley Bart Station and for those driving, there are plenty of parking space right underneath the building.
Live auction items include: Beautiful Wine Country get away, The home of the Jazz (3 nights accommodation, dinner jazz cruise and cooking class at the New Orleans School of Cooking), Big Sur 3-Day Weekend Package, just to name a few...

YOGOMAN’s Rocksteady Revue starring Winston Jarrett

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 - Saturday, October 8th, 2016, 9:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $17 Advance / $20 Day of show. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Legendary reggae singer Winston Jarrett makes a rare Bay Area concert appearance, singing reggae and rocksteady songs from throughout his long career, in Yogoman’s Rocksteady Revue. The evening is filled with historic and new Jamaican-rooted styles, leaning heavily into the rocksteady period of the ‘60s before reggae, when Jarrett’s singing was at the forefront of Jamaican music. After backing Jarrett, the Bellingham, Washington band Yogoman (led by drummer Jordan Rain, also known as Yogoman) plays its own set of Jarrett-inspired rocksteady-rooted music for dancers.

Winston Jarrett came to attention as a singer in Alton Ellis’s band the Flames in the ‘60s as the fast-paced ska music was beginning to transition into the slower-paced rocksteady (the style takes its name from Ellis’s song “Rock Steady” featuring Jarrett on lead vocal), a dance music that added a touch of New Orleans R&B and jazz among other styles. Jarrett then formed his own vocal group the Righteous Flames and since the ‘70s has been a solo artist, recording an impressive number of classic songs over the past 50 years. Along the way he worked in and with most of the hot names of Jamaican music, Studio One, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Treasure Isle, RAS Records. His discography is impressive and his lineage goes back to recording at Studio One (the Motown of Jamaica), which is the foundation of Jamaican popular music. At age 76, Winston's voice is still strong and he has sympathetic accompaniment for his West Coast tour with Yogoman.

Coming out of Seattle’s underground music scene, bandleader-conductor-songwriter-drummer Jordan Rain goes by the name Yogoman. He formed his band of the same name, Yogoman, in 2005 in Bellingham, as he says, to bring sunshine to region by way of his original mix of Jamaican and New Orleans dance music.

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Kidz BEAT Community Rhythm Celebration with Jeni Swerdlow of Drummm Rhythmic Events

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 - Sunday, October 9th, 2016, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $6 Kids / $8 Adult. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Jeni Swerdlow leads various community drumming events, and today introduces Kidz BEAT Community Rhythm Celebration. It is much like her circles for all ages (her monthly Community Drummm Celebration precedes Kidz BEAT today), but this one is youngster-oriented. Bring the kids and let them discover the fun and excitement of drumming together with other young folk. Swerdlow demonstrates some hand drumming basics, along with easy to master world grooves, and then the drummers are off and playing, discovering the magic of the group experience in musical creation. Swerdlow’s facilitation makes drumming engaging, accessible, and meaningful for all ages and all levels. Come play! Bring a drum or play one that’s provided (first come, first served) for an additional $5. Register online at DRUMMM.com (click “Pay Now” and follow the instructions) or pay by cash/check at the door.
Website: www.DRUMMM.com
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Bumper Jacksons

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 - Sunday, October 9th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15 Advance / $18 Day of show. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Recognized as as the Mid-Atlantic’s 2015 “Artist of the Year” by the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining American roots music with both power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

Bumper Jacksons began in 2012 as a passionately driven project by the band’s two songwriters, Jess Eliot Myhre and Chris Ousley, who shared a common love for the old sounds. Jess, a New Orleans-inspired clarinetist and vocalist, traded tunes and dance moves with the biblically-bearded Chris, an old time banjo player and guitarist. The Bumper Jacksons started as an experiment in pushing the sonic limits of country two-steps and waltzes. They honed their chops into the dark jazz clubs of New Orleans as well as their favorite old-time fiddler’s conventions throughout the southern Appalachian mountains.

The core of the Bumper Jacksons’ sound has matured quickly over these few short years and expanded to include Dave Hadley (pedal steel), Alex Lacquement (upright bass, vocals), and Dan Samuels (drum kit, suitcase) and Brian Priebe (trombone). The success of the band’s last two albums - Too Big World (2015) and Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy Come In (2014) demonstrate the ongoing refinement of their rich and rustic sound that explores a full spectrum of human emotion in its goal for the caramel core of Americana.

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Amy Ziering: The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, 10/11/16, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents a startling documentary film and companion book

AMY ZIERING
THE HUNTING GROUND:
The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses

Hosted by Joanna Manqueros

This explosive film, featured at the Sundance Film Festival, has been screened on more than a thousand college campuses. KPFA now presents the film with the companion book, which tells the story behind the film, taking a deeper look, offering brilliant essays by leading thinkers.

"The Hunting Ground, a documentary shocker about rape on college campuses, is a must-watch work of cine-activism." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"Any parent sending a child off to college should consider this required viewing."
- New York Magazine

Amy Ziering is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who works with Kirby Dick. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, The Daily Show and The Today Show. Their last documentary, The Invisible War, broke the story about the epidemic of rape in the military, spurring Congress and the Pentagon to institute long overdue reforms.

Their book contains exceptionally illuminating essays by Caitlin Flanagan, Roxane Gay, Andrew O'Hehir, D. Watkins, Wendy Levy, Kirby Dick and others, showing why the violence continues, what else can be done to stop it, and how students, faculty and alumni are at last standing up to their institutions to demand change.

"We must and we can change the culture, so that no abused woman or man...feels they ever have to ask themselves, "What did I do?" They did nothing wrong."
-Vice President Joe Biden, at the 2016 Academy Awards

Host Joanna Manqueros has been host of KPFA's Music of the World since 2005.

advance tickets: $12:: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$12 advance, $15 door.

Amy Ziering: The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, 10/11/16, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents a startling documentary film and companion book

AMY ZIERING
THE HUNTING GROUND:
The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses

Hosted by Joanna Manqueros

This explosive film, featured at the Sundance Film Festival, has been screened on more than a thousand college campuses. KPFA now presents the film with the companion book, which tells the story behind the film, taking a deeper look, offering brilliant essays by leading thinkers.

"The Hunting Ground, a documentary shocker about rape on college campuses, is a must-watch work of cine-activism." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"Any parent sending a child off to college should consider this required viewing."
- New York Magazine

Amy Ziering is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker who works with Kirby Dick. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, The Daily Show and The Today Show. Their last documentary, The Invisible War, broke the story about the epidemic of rape in the military, spurring Congress and the Pentagon to institute long overdue reforms.

Their book contains exceptionally illuminating essays by Caitlin Flanagan, Roxane Gay, Andrew O'Hehir, D. Watkins, Wendy Levy, Kirby Dick and others, showing why the violence continues, what else can be done to stop it, and how students, faculty and alumni are at last standing up to their institutions to demand change.

"We must and we can change the culture, so that no abused woman or man...feels they ever have to ask themselves, "What did I do?" They did nothing wrong."
-Vice President Joe Biden, at the 2016 Academy Awards

Host Joanna Manqueros has been host of KPFA's Music of the World since 2005.

advance tickets: $12:: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$12 advance, $15 door.

Px: Advocacy, Politics & Policy

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, 4:30-6 pm

Aquatic Park Studio
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Practitioner Exchanges (Px) provide the opportunity for peer educators to explore issues of practice. Discussion topics: What is dance advocacy? How does local, state and national politics & policy effect teaching artists and the field of dance education? What work is being done now and how can dance teaching artists be at the forefront of the conversation?
No prerequisite.

Held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30-6pm. $15-40, “Free to PL Users”

BluesBox Bayou Band

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, Lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $12. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

The BluesBox Bayou Band adds swamp beat boogie and blues to Louisiana dance grooves to create its own Americana/Cajun/zydeco sound. Based in Sonora, the BBBB has built its chops and fan base over more than 15 years of performing, including gigs at fundraisers and festivals from the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee to the Gilroy Garlic Festival and the Isleton Crawdad Festival. Singer and accordionist Pete (PD) Grimaldi formed the band in 1996 after a stint as a promoter of shows in hometown Modesto by acts from Queen Ida and Buckwheat Zydeco to Tom Rigney. That exposure to music from Louisiana and beyond inspired Grimaldi to pick up the squeezebox himself and put his own spin on “roots music.” The current BBBB also features Pete’s brother Frank Grimaldi on lead guitar, bassist and singer Julie Johnson, and a rotating cast of friends including drummer Peter DeMattos and rubboard player Deb Krilanovich.

http://www.thebluesbox.net/
http://ashkenaz101116.eventbrite.com

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 - Wednesday, October 12th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $13. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia’s music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals’ tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead’s commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

http://www.stuallen.net/
http://ashkenaz101216.eventbrite.com

Program I - Romance

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - Thursday, October 13th, 2016, 7:00PM

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800 Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Expect the unexpected in Paul Dresher’s latest orchestral soundscape. Erich Korngold’s sumptuous concerto is sure to steal your heart. An exploration of love and jealousy unfold in Stravinsky’s masterwork.

Program
Paul Dresher: World Premiere Commission
Erich Korngold: Violin Concerto
Stravinsky: Petrushka

“Swing in the Fall” Series featuring Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - Thursday, October 13th, 2016, Lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15. Includes East Coast Swing dance lesson with Karen & Michael at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players continue our third annual “Swing in the Fall” dances with their hot jazz, swing and blues styles. “Swing in the Fall” is Ashkenaz’s two-month series of swing dances with lessons taking place every Thursday in October and November. It covers the gamut from classic big band sounds to jump blues, Western Swing and gypsy jazz. And it’s all ages all the time! Each night starts at 7:00 pm with a choice of a beginning/intermediate dance lesson with Karen & Michael or a more advanced lesson with rotating guest teachers (included in the ticket price), followed by the evening’s live band at 8 pm.

This may be the Damfino Players’ Ashkenaz debut, but singer Lisa Gonick is a long-time Ashkenaz performer, formerly with Swing Thing (her singing partner in that group, Cheryl McBride, may join Damfino Players for a few songs tonight). Damfinos guitarist and banjo player Cliff Moser is also a Swing Thing alum; in fact he and Gonick have been partners in all sorts of projects over the last 15 years. The new project allows for a more intimate and diverse feel. Tonight the band plays a mix of Swing, blues and New Orleans-style hot jazz. Songs may include “Pennies from Heaven,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” Stompin’ at the Savoy” and “Blue Skies.” Gonick and Moser go for everything from early jazz and blues to mid-bop. Think Ukulele Ike with a sweet late '30's jazz guitar feel. Gonick loves to play ukulele and sing her little heart out from '20's novelty tunes to ‘50s heart-wrenching ballads. Moser’s creative guitar playing mixes technical wizardry with silly quotes. Gonick says, “We love dancers so even when it's just the two of us, we try to make it so you can't stop movin' your feet.”
http://ashkenaz101316.eventbrite.com/

Oakland Symphony Season Opens October 14

Friday, October 14th, 2016 - Friday, October 14th, 2016, 10/14/16, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway

In Oakland

The Oakland Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan open the 2016-2017 season with the return of charismatic baritone Hadleigh Adams singing Mahler's Ruckert Lieder and the debut of the Delphi Trio performing Paul Juon's Episodes Concertantes Friday, October 14, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The program opens with Clark Suprynowicz's Red States, Blue States (2008) in recognition of the elections this November, and concludes with Elgar's In the South. There will be a pre-concert talk, free to ticket-holders, beginning at 7 pm, and opening night is sponsored, in part, by Wells Fargo.

"Our Opening Night celebrates a variety of young artists of the very highest caliber and opens with a piece referencing our upcoming elections," says Maestro Morgan. "I take every opportunity to connect the Oakland Symphony to current events and none is more important to our community than an election. Music and Democracy, celebrated together."

Presented by Oakland Symphony.

$25-$80.

OCT14 Pursuit: New works by Adrian Delgado Opening Reception

Friday, October 14th, 2016 - Wednesday, October 5th, 2016, 5pm

El Comalito Collective
302 Georgia St, Vallejo, California 94590

In

Artist Statement

Adrian Delgado describes his work as a balance of powerful content and aggressive execution. His recent series focuses exclusively on identity. Adrian believes that “as individuals we are often put into boxes and labeled; there are moments of frustration and chaos and universally there are moments of struggle to define who we are.” Adrian’s series is reflective of his beliefs of identity - the struggle to define and debunk who we are along with the boxes we have been put into.

Adrian began drawing and painting in middle school as a way to express frustrations of being bullied. His “scribbles,” as he calls them, did not make sense for a very long time. Once he graduated from high school, he began to attend college on and off, and in the span of ten years; he earned his BFA from California College of the Arts in Painting and Drawing. It was in art school that he learned how to make sense of his “scribbles”.

In the beginning, he painted cityscapes; a professor told him during a critique that his work was too Mexican. Unsure how that professor came to that conclusion, Adrian decided he had two options: either to continue to paint what she called too Mexican or to expand on what his style had become and build on it to create paintings that could be interpreted as universal.

Adrian is most inspired by Mexican Muralists who’ve made art to show powerful stories of work along with politics, and Impressionists that used color and movement, creating emotion to suck in the viewer.

Pursuit – Series Statement

Pursuit :an activity that one engages in as a vocation, profession, or avocation :occupation

Typically we define ourselves by how we pay our bills. Some of us hide our identities behind nice cars and fancy clothes. This new body of work is about the uniforms individuals wear, the representation of self-made individuals, and the vehicles they used on the path to hopeful success and ongoing struggle for survival in our current society.

Pursuit is about

Yassir & the Moroccans

Friday, October 14th, 2016 - Friday, October 14th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15 / $13 Advance. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Yassir & the Moroccans bring a wide-ranging vision of North African concert and dance music. Born in Casablanca, Yassir Chadly has performed with his own bands and with a world of other artists on the Ashkenaz stage over the past three deacdes. One of the most revered world artists, Chadly has collaborated and recorded with a who’s who of greats, including Pharoah Sanders, Philip Glass, Omar Sosa, Stephen Kent, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet Company, Steve Coleman, Taj Mahal, and flamenco musicians and dancers. He co-led the jazz-Moroccan Mo’Rockin Band with the late trumpeter Khalil Shaheed. A master of many Moroccan instruments, in this concert Chadly will use a few, likely the oud, gimbri, karkabas, and bendeer, as featured on his most recent recording, “Asheeq Zeen.” In addition to music, Chadly is a Sufi storyteller, an imam of the Oakland mosque Masjid Al Iman, and an associate professor at the Graduate Theological Union.

http://www.yassirchadly.com/yassirchadly/Welcome.html
http://ashkenaz101416.eventbrite.com

A Close Correspondence

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 - Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 10/15/16, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

The Bay Area's acclaimed contemporary music chamber chorus, Volti, teams up with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble for a special collaborative concert inspired by the art of letter writing. It's a natural alliance: Volti's singers join forces with LCCE's instrumentalists, renowned for finding provocative and beguiling ways of pairing standard repertoire with new music. Together the ensembles present world premieres from composers Onur Turkmen and Mark Winges, featuring letters of Janacek, Goethe, Virginia Woolf, and Abelard and Heloise. Separately, LCCE performs Janacek's String Quartet #2 "Intimate Letters" and Volti sings moving music from David Lang's "battle hymns," based on a soldier's goodbye letter.

The concert features the world premiere of "Letters" by Volti's resident composer Mark Winges. This new work examines texts from three very different eras and writers in its three movements: Abelard and Heloise, Leo� Janacek and Kamila Stosslova, and Virginia Woolf. The music sometimes reflects the mood and flow of the texts with little heed to the words themselves, and other times presents the words in a very straightforward, intelligible manner.

Turkish composer Onur Turkmen also contributes a new work for LCCE's string quartet and the Volti singers. Inspired by a letter from Goethe to Charlotte von Stein, this piece explores not only unanswered questions about life and love, but also the bare sounds of the text and how they relate to each other. In this piece, Turkmen uses makams, a system of scales used in Turkish classical music. He often focuses on connections between poetry, drama and ritual to create spiritual transformative environments for performers and audiences.

Onur Turkmen * but you alone for String Quartet and Chorus - World Premiere
Leo� Janacek * String Quartet #2 "Intimate Letters"
David Lang * A Father's Love from "battle hymns"
Mark Winges * Letters for String Quartet and Chorus - World Premiere

Presented by Volti.

$10 to $35, discounts for students and seniors.

Dance & Disability Workshop: Keeping the Bar High

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 - Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 12-3 pm

Aquatic Park Studio
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Dance & Disability Workshop

October 15, 12-3pm, $100 No prerequisite

Keeping the Bar High All children can dance. Luna faculty share evidence-based teaching in public school pre K-8 inclusion classrooms, special ed, and community settings. Join us for the free afternoon Dance & Disability Discourse & Panel.

Dance & Disability Discourse & Panel

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 - Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 3-5 pm

Aquatic Park Studio
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Dance & Disability Discourse & Panel

Engage in dialogue about teaching dance to students with disabilities. Luna invites a distinguished panel of guest experts to lead this critical conversation. Make it a full day of learning and join us for the morning Dance & Disability workshop. No prerequisite. FREE.

NEW CENTURY SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 - Saturday, October 15th, 2016, 7:30 pm

Regents Theatre Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd

In Oakland

"a finely honed musicality deserving wider acceptance...Polish and vitality distinguish the group...inherently, the New Century Saxophone Quartet is a crusading unit, spreading the gospel about this maligned instrument's serious aspirations. The made belivers here." los Angeles Times

Program: Bach; Mackey; Hartmann; Escaich; Mellits; Pollock ;Press

Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration with I-Wayne plus Rastarenes, Sister I-Live, Brady Summary, Jahwarri, Nyabinghi Drummers

Saturday, October 15th, 2016 - Saturday, October 15th, 2016, Film at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

An array of reggae stars and new voices join for our annual Ashkenaz Peter Tosh’s birthday celebration. Headliner I-Wayne is joined by women’s vocal trio the Rastarenes, Tosh’s cousin Sister I-Live, Brady Summary, Jahwarri and the Nyabinghi Drummers, for a one-night festival of conscious music that begins with a film on Peter Tosh at 8:30, followed by the live music.

Peter Tosh (Oct. 19, 1944 – Sep. 11, 1987), also known as the Mystic Man, the Bush Doctor, and the Son of Reggae, was a founding member of the Wailers with Bunny Livingston/Wailer and Bob Marley. Tosh was the guitarist and one-third of the singing team until 1974, when he and Bunny both left the Wailers to Marley and pursued solo careers. His first album and its title song, “Legalize It,” became an anthem and rallying cry for Rastafarians and others who consider marijuana an integral part of their religion. His 1978 “Bush Doctor” album was issued on the Rolling Stones’ label, and he toured as their opening act. Other hits included “Apartheid,” “Equal Rights,” and “Not Gonna Give It Up.” He received a Grammy Award in 1987 for “No Nuclear War,” but was killed that year during a robbery attempt at his Jamaican home. His spirit lives on in his message and music, which continues to inspire new generations of musicians, including tonight’s artists.
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22nd Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - Sunday, October 16th, 2016, 10/16/16, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

In Oakland

Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 22nd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at our mercado. Enjoy performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance to mariachi. Join in a procession to open the celebration led by Aztec dancers and Days of the Dead committee members. View community-created altars throughout the OMCA Gardens paying homage to loved ones lost. Enjoy live performances featuring Gabriela Sepulveda, Mariachi Tapatio, Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro de San Lorenzo, and Bang Data at the 10th Street Amphitheater and the Main Stage at the OMCA Garden. A selection of festive food highlighting the Bay Area's diversity of cuisines will be available for purchase from Off the Grid food trucks.

Presented by Oakland Museum of California.

Advance $5-12, Day-of $7-16

A Full Plate - Closing Reception Artist Talk

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - Sunday, October 16th, 2016, 4-6pm

The Compound Gallery
1167 65th st.

In Oakland

Over 100 hand painted ceramic plates made by Bay Area Artists (and beyond). Featuring plates by: Adrienne Heloise, Alison Tharp, Andriena Davila, Anthony Grant, Ben Belknap, Crystal Morey, David Amoroso, David Fullarton, David Spiher, Ghost Ghost Teeth, Jeanne Lorenz, Jeremiah Jenkins, John McNamara, Kate Mink, KRK Ryden, Kyle Lypka, Lena V. Reynoso, Mary Burger, Matt Reynoso, Melissa Bolger, Philo Drummond, Toni Gentilli, Victoria Jang.

Artist talk with TC Moore at 4pm followed by a the closing for A Full Plate from 5 to 6pm.


Brass Menažeri plus Édessa

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - Sunday, October 16th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $20. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Brass Menažeri is San Francisco's original Balkan brass band, introducing the fiery, irresistible, heartrending music of Serbian, Macedonian, and Romani brass (and original compositions) to a Bay Area thirsty for a fresh international sound, since 2000. Bandleader Peter Jaques moved abroad in 2013, so don't miss your rare opportunity to experience (and sweat to) Brass Menažeri's original & innovative approach to Balkan Brass.

Édessa
For years one of the Bay Area’s premier Balkan dance bands, Édessa’s musicians have devoted decades to the study and performance of the rich cultural expressions of the southern Balkans. They play with a deep understanding of the connection between dance and music. Using both traditional and modern instruments, they perform in a variety of styles, featuring long sets that interweave melodies, improvisation, and beats with dancers in mind. The music comes from Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia, Turkey, and the Balkan Roma (Gypsy) people. The group and its members have long participated in and taught at Balkan camps across the country, and Édessa was the first band to take Balkan music to Japan. Édessa is George Chittenden on clarinet, saxophone, gaida (bagpipe), zurna (shawm) and guitar; Lise Liepman on santouri (hammered dulcimer) and accordion; violinist Ari Langer; bassist Paul Brown; and percussionist Sean Tergis.
http://ashkenaz101616.eventbrite.com/

How to Get Your Work Produced for Plays and Musical Theatre

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - Sunday, October 16th, 2016, Sun, October 16, 1pm-8pm

The Bakery at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre
2071 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Join us for Play Cafe's popular workshop panel How to Get Your Work Produced featuring panel discussions with prominent and successful writers, artistic directors, and composers. Participants are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as they wish. For $10, we will offer an optional dinner item from a local eatery to be delivered during the meal break.

This event will include three sessions:

Session 1, 1:30-3:00 How to Get Your Play Produced
Panelists: Jon Tracy, Lauren Gunderson, Cleavon Smith, Jeffrey Lo & Annette Roman
Moderator: Tracy Held Potter

Refreshment break from 3:00 to 3:30 included in price

Session 2, 3:30-5:00 How to Get Your Musical Produced
Panelists: Scott Guy, Patricia Milton, Min Kahng, Sarah Rose Leonard, Elizabeth McKoy & Gretchen Feyer
Moderator: Jerome Joseph Gentes

Dinner Break 5:00-6:00
Optional dinner provided for an additional $10

Evening Networking Session, 6:00-8:00: Meet Your Colleagues and Potential Collaborators. Bring a quick pitch! Looking for a playwright? A composer? Lyrics? Incidental music for your play? Early registrants will have the opportunity to sign up for time to sing a song, play a tune on the piano, read from a play or lyric, or just introduce yourself and your current project to the community.

Play Cafe members use code cafe1016 for $5 discount. To join Play Cafe, visit http://www.playcafe.org/memberships.


Play Cafe is a nonprofit playwrights group dedicated to supporting Bay Area writers with monthly Scene Nights to develop works-in-progress and by hosting special events.

Presented by Play Cafe.

$35-70, discounts for members.

Bitone Children’s Center Troupe presents “Light of Hope,” directed by Branco Sekalegga

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 - Sunday, October 16th, 2016, Workshop 2:30 - 3:00 pm; Show 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $10 Adult / $8 Kids / $20 show & workshop. Bitone Children's Center Troupe presents "Light of Hope". Directed by Branco Sekalegga. 2:30 - 3:00 pm: dance workshop (back studio) & drum workshop (front studio). Show 3:30 - 5 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

A full afternoon immersion into Ugandan culture is highlighted by the Bitone Children’s Center Troupe (direct from Kampala, Uganda) performing the kid-oriented play, “Light of Hope,” directed by award-winning writer-director Branco Sekalegga. Additionally, the Bitone staff and children offer Ugandan drum and dance workshops as a fundraiser for the Bitone Children’s Center in its effort to purchase a five-acre plot to build a permanent home and school in its homeland. This rare chance to experience the amazingly talented youth group is open to all ages, especially children and families.

“Light of Hope” is a drum and dance performance that tells a story for all ages: Two young girls coming from two different geographical locations initially struggle to understand, accept, and appreciate each other. They begin to realize how similar their stories are and hence become friends. In "Light of Hope" these children celebrate their culture, life journeys, and empowerment using music – all interwoven with serene and spirited dances in interaction with the thrilling musical instruments.

“Light of Hope” is preceded by drum and dance workshops where everyone can participate:

Dance workshop (back studio): Bitone will teach selected motifs from the Ding Ding dance (Acholi people, Northern Uganda) and Gaze dance (Lugbara people, West Nile). Traditionally, Ding Ding dance is a dance in which girls celebrate their beauty using movements that imitate birds. Similarly, Gaze dance is performed by young people to show and celebrate their youthfulness. Participants will have a chance to learn at least one song to accompany their dancing explorations.

http://ashkenaz1016161.eventbrite.com/

Ralph Nader: Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than You Think

Monday, October 17th, 2016 - Monday, October 17th, 2016, 10/17/16, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

KPFA Radio 94.1FM, City Lights Books & Project Censored present:

RALPH NADER
Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than You Think
Hosted by Mickey Huff

advance tickets: $15:: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $18 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events

"Ralph Nader is the grand progressive of our time. We overlook his words at our own peril. This book is required reading."--Cornel West

In Breaking Through Power, Nader draws from a lifetime waging--and often winning--David vs. Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government. In this succinct, Tom Paine-style wake-up call, the iconic consumer advocate highlights the success stories of fellow Americans who organize change and work together to derail the many ways in which wealth manipulates politics, labor, media, the environment, and the quality of national life today. Nader makes an inspired case about how the nation can--and must--be democratically managed by communities guided by the United States Constitution, not by the dictates of big businesses and the wealthy few. This is classic Ralph Nader, a crystallization of the core political beliefs and commitments that have driven his lifetime of advocacy for greater democracy.

Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century, Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments for more than four decades.

"Ralph Nader's Breaking Through Power is a brilliant analysis of corporate power and the popular mechanisms that can be used to wrest back our democracy." --Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize author

Mickey Huff, our host, is co-host of The Project Censored Show, the weekly syndicated public affairs program that originates from KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley CA.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$15 advance, $18 door.

Electronic Intifada Director Ali Abunimah

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, 10/18/16, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

Ali Abunimah is a Palestinian-American journalist and author of "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" -- which won the 2014 Palestine Book Award -- and "One Country, A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse." He received the 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship and has been an activist on these issues for over 20 years.

Alice Walker calls him "a special voice to champion us, one that is... fierce, wise -- a warrior for justice and peace -- someone whose large heart, one senses, beyond his calm, is constantly on fire."

Ali will be speaking on "Turning Point for the Palestine Solidarity Movement: Can Israeli Apartheid Really Be Defeated?"

Tickets available now!
$15 general admission -- also: $10 low income, $25 Supporter, $50 Freedom Fighter, $100 Changemaker, www.mecaforpeace.org

Benefit for MECA, wheelchair accessible

Cosponsored by KPFA, Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Jewish Voice for Peace/Bay Area

Presented by Middle East Children's Alliance.

$10.00 - $100.00, sliding scale.

TRIO BRILLANTE PERFORMS ON OCT 18

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave

In Berkeley

BRILLANTE ON OCTOBER 18
Berkeley Chamber Performances (BCP) opens its 24th season with TRIO BRILLANTE on Tuesday, October 18, at 8 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club. The innovative program features works for piano, viola, and clarinet by Mendelssohn, Reinecke, Alfred Uhl, Libby Larson, and Matthew Naughtin. Audience members are invited to attend a complementary wine and cheese reception following the concert with an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians.

Praised by the San Francisco Examiner for performances that are ” an abosolute delight,” TRIO BRILLANTE appears regularly in major Bay Area venues. The ensemble consists of Betty Woo, piano, Emily Onderdonk,viola, and Tom Rose, clarinet. The trio explores not only traditonal classical gems but also less-frequently performed repertoire by major composers as well as transcriptions highlighting the appealing sonorities of its instrumental combination. For instance, the September 18 concert features Moldovanke, by Matthew Naughtin, a Klezmer tune arranged for TRIO BRILLANTE in 2009
The program opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s Concertpiece No 2, Op. 114, composed in 1833, followed by Karl Reincke’s 1903 Trio, Op. 264. After intermission, the ensemble performs the 1938 trio Kleines Konzert, by Austrian composer Alfred Uhl.
Next is Libby Larsen’s trio, Black Birds, Red Hills. This 2005 work is inspired by six paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, paintings that explore the flow of time and color in the red hills of New Mexico. The program concludes with Naughtin’s Moldovanke.
Berkeley Chamber Performances sponsors intimate chamber concerts with a range of musical styles, from early music of the 16th and 17th centuries to modern and contemporary works. The concerts are held in the Ballroom of the historic Berkeley City Club. Designed by Julia Morgan, and completed in 1929, this ornate yet stately building is known as Morgan’s “little castle.”
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MotorDude Zydeco

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, Lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $12. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00 pm / Show at 8:30 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

MotorDude Zydeco
Winner of everyone’s vote as one of the Bay’s hottest dance bands, MotorDude Zydeco purveys a high-energy hybrid of Cajun and zydeco styles. The group is powered by the hardest-working man in the local Cajun/zydeco scene, multi-instrumentalist Billy Wilson – who plays accordion for MDZ – along with singer/rubboard player Lloyd Meadows, guitarist Ian Lamson, drummer and singer Willy Jordan, and bassist Dennis Calloway. Launched in 1989 by veterans of other zydeco and dance bands, MDZ takes its name from Motor Dude, a horse owned by the late, great accordion player and zydeco pioneer Boozoo Chavis.
http://ashkenaz101816.eventbrite.com/

Chris Hedges: Unspeakable: On the Most Forbidden Topics in America

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 - Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, 10/19/16, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Project Censored present

CHRIS HEDGES
UNSPEAKABLE: On the Most Forbidden Topics in America
Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs

advance tickets: $15: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $18 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events

Chris Hedges on the most taboo topics in America, by author & publisher David Talbot:

"Chris Hedges has been telling truth to (and against) power since his earliest days as a radical journalist. The kinds of insights he provides into the deeply troubled state of our democracy cannot be found anywhere else. He is an intellectual heir to American radical heroes such as Thomas Paine and Noam Chomsky, and is dedicated to reigniting a shared commitment to radical equality and honesty."

Hedges speaks clearly about the most pressing issues that face our nation. He tackles the rise of a fascist right in support of Donald Trump, which advocates xenophobia and violence in a push for American totalitarianism. He rails against ...establishment elites on both sides of the aisle. He tears into the contemporary glamorization of the military and the unchecked, unchallenged hawkishness that defines contemporary American foreign policy. Moreover, he shows his support for contemporary revolts against this twisted order-such as Black Lives Matter-that represent Americans refusing to take the destruction of their country lying down.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Chris Hedges spent nearly two decades as a correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with 15 years at the New York Times. His books include Empire of Illusion; Death of the Liberal Class; War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning; Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt; and Wages of Rebellion.
He currently writes for Truthdig.

Sabrina Jacobs is the host and producer of A Rude Awakening, a cultural and political affairs show aired weekly on KPFA.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$15 advance, $18 door.

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 - Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $13. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia’s music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals’ tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead’s commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

http://www.stuallen.net/
http://ashkenaz101916.eventbrite.com

Heavy Breathing #5: ARMY OF LOVERS with Sofia Cordova

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - Thursday, October 20th, 2016, 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Starline Social Club
2236 M.L.K. Jr Way

In Oakland

Heavy Breathing (June – Nov 2016) is a monthly series of events combining physical exercise and critical discourse. For more info please visit www.heavyheavybreathing.com and http://bampfa.org/program/workshops.

#5: ARMY OF LOVERS with Sofia Cordova
Featuring XUXA SANTAMARIA
Thurs Oct 20 at the Starline Social Club (645 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612)
9pm-12pm

Sofía Córdova’s guided dance meditation explores the possibilities for transcendence that the dance floor offers the colored, marginalized body. Live set by XUXA SANTAMARIA (with Matthew Kirkland) to follow.

Swing in the Fall Series featuring Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - Thursday, October 20th, 2016, Lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15 day of show. Includes East Coast Swing dance lesson with Karen & Michael at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

In a four-star CD review, DownBeat magazine wrote: “The Rhumba Bums abide by Cab Calloway’s advice: ‘Live what’s in your soul and sing your friggin’ heart out.’” Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums have been one of the West Coast’s most popular, to say nothing of most entertaining and fun, bands since composer-pianist-leader Steve Lucky assembled the Bums back in 1994 in the early days of the swing dance revival. The Rhumba Bums continue to play and sing just about the most irresistible dance tunes extant, mixing some well-known ’40s and ’50s jump blues and swing charts with rare and nearly-forgotten gems that deserve to be resurrected. The Bums’ second CD, “Some Like It Hot!,” features several band originals such as “Beat Girl,” “Maybe Later,” “The Hollywood Jump,” and “Haul Off and Love Me,” plus a live version of “Every Time I Hear that Mellow Saxophone,” featured in the movie “Be Cool.”

The Rhumba Bums include singer-guitarist Miss Carmen Getit, Matt Cowan and Doug Rowan on saxophones, drummer Brian Fishler, and bassist Lukas Vesely. The band’s trump card is Getit, who offers vocal sparring matches with Lucky and guitar playing that, whether swing, blues, or even some bebop licks, is inspired, fast, and faithful to the genre. In pre-Rhumba Bums years, Lucky discovered Getit (who had played piano before she could read and has played guitar since shortly thereafter), bought Getit her first electric guitar and introduced her to the music of T-Bone Walker, Ruth Brown, and other swing-R&B legends, and they formed a piano-guitar duo in New York City.

http://www.luckylounge.com/
http://ashkenaz102016.eventbrite.com

Baraka Moon plus TBA

Friday, October 21st, 2016 - Friday, October 21st, 2016, 9:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 Day of show. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Formed on the eclipse of the full moon in 2008, Baraka Moon returns to our stage with its ecstatic global trance grooves for achieving a higher consciousness through listening, dancing, or any other means. Bringing together global citizens with origins in Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the U.S., the quartet’s all-original music ignites from ancient Qawaali Sufi trance songs, Indian classical ragas, Middle Eastern overtones, and African drums and percussion, plus the Australian Aboriginal didjeridu. The musicians bring those influences into an uplifting and resonant whole, which the bandmembers proclaim is “spiritually charged and soulful dance music with a positive message of peace for the whole world! Even the Gods are dancing and smiling. Open your soul, sing your heart. Baraka Moon at your service!”

Baraka is the Sufi word for blessing. Charismatic and passionate vocalist Sukhawat Ali Khan fronts Baraka Moon, performing on the harmonium and drawing from his luminary family’s 600 years of vocal tradition with a voice that comes straight from the heart, while one-man-band didjeridu virtuoso Stephen Kent, a globally acclaimed pioneer in bringing the ancient Aboriginal instrument to the contemporary world, plows a deep earthy groove and shakes it down together with Peter Warren's driving drums, as Anastasi Mavrides paints singing constellations with his shimmering guitar.

http://www.barakamoon.com/home.html
http://ashkenaz102116.eventbrite.com

Baraka Moon and Kevin Mfinka

Friday, October 21st, 2016 - Friday, October 21st, 2016, 9:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $18 / $15 advance. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Formed on the eclipse of the full moon in 2008, Baraka Moon returns to our stage with its ecstatic global trance grooves for achieving a higher consciousness through listening, dancing, or any other means. Bringing together global citizens with origins in Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the U.S., the quartet’s all-original music ignites from ancient Qawaali Sufi trance songs, Indian classical ragas, Middle Eastern overtones, and African drums and percussion, plus the Australian Aboriginal didjeridu. The musicians bring those influences into an uplifting and resonant whole, which the bandmembers proclaim is “spiritually charged and soulful dance music with a positive message of peace for the whole world! Even the Gods are dancing and smiling. Open your soul, sing your heart. Baraka Moon at your service!”

Baraka is the Sufi word for blessing. Charismatic and passionate vocalist Sukhawat Ali Khan fronts Baraka Moon, performing on the harmonium and drawing from his luminary family’s 600 years of vocal tradition with a voice that comes straight from the heart, while one-man-band didjeridu virtuoso Stephen Kent, a globally acclaimed pioneer in bringing the ancient Aboriginal instrument to the contemporary world, plows a deep earthy groove and shakes it down together with Peter Warren's driving drums, as Anastasi Mavrides paints singing constellations with his shimmering guitar.
http://www.barakamoon.com/home.html

Kevin Mfinka is an all-around musician, singer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, percussionist, and choreographer. Solo or in small groups, he performs his original music based on traditional Congolese folk music. Born in 1973 in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo, Mfinka began playing percussion at the age of 7. He danced in traditional Congo ballet troupes and later toured internationally in Brazza Drums.
https://ashkenaz102116.eventbrite.com/

The Winter's Tale

Friday, October 21st, 2016 - Saturday, November 12th, 2016, October 21-November 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm, and Sundays at 5pm

The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway

In Oakland

A mismatched band of survivors seek to revive hope as they conjure Shakespeare's improbable love story, The Winter's Tale. A fractured kingdom, a leader isolated by guilt and a bond broken and mended; Ragged Wing Ensemble's muscular adaptation explores questions of jealousy, honor, magic and redemption. Directed by Keith Davis from an adaptation by Bill Peters. Featuring Rachel Brown, Shane Fahy, Akaina Ghosh, Benoit Monin, David O. Stein, Ryan Takemiya, Margherita Ventura. Creative team: Keith Davis, Ella Cooley, Jalua Dell, Tim Dick, Akaina Ghosh, Nick Medina, Bill Peters, Amy Sass, Helen Slomowitz, Alawna Sullivan. The Winter's Tale is an Equity-approved production.

Presented by Ragged Wing Ensemble.

$25-45.

Funky Gators

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 - Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, Lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $12. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

The Funky Gators is a band of Cajun, zydeco, and R&B veterans whose credits include many of the most popular local bands of the past couple of decades. They take zydeco and mix in some R&B and funk flavor while still keeping the zydeco tempos that dancers love. The Funky Gators play zydeco hits by Boozoo Chavis, Rosie Ledet, and others, plus Motown classics such as “Heatwave” and “Walking the Dog.”

Along with rubboard player and lead singer Myrna, the band is accordion player Dana Mandell, guitarist Ian Lamson, bassist Marty Holland, and drummer Rasheed Wedlow. Myrna was a star in Gator Beat, and after that band’s leader Richie Domingue died several years ago, she retired from the zydeco scene. But after much coaxing from fans, she and Mandell put together the Funky Gators. Myrna’s many years of R&B experience combines with Mandell’s zydeco dance knowledge to create a sound that R&B listeners enjoy and that also keeps zydeco dancers out on the floor.
http://www.funkygators.com/index.html

http://ashkenaz102516.eventbrite.com

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 - Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $13. Ashkenaz is always all ages.

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia’s music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals’ tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead’s commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

http://www.stuallen.net/
http://ashkenaz102616.eventbrite.com

KC & the Moonshine Band with caller Robin Fischer and more

Friday, October 28th, 2016 - Friday, October 28th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

KC & the MooNshine Band is led by Karen Celia Heil on fiddle. They play rip-snorting American fiddle tunes, and a waltz or two as breathers. Heil currently works as a guitarist, singer, and fiddler with the Bucking Mules and plays with many other notable old-time musicians, performing and teaching at camps and festivals all over, and has played many a dance at Ashkenaz.

Robin Fischer is a founding member and fiddler in the Bearcat Stringband and the Drifter Sisters as well as a teacher at Berkeley’s Manning Music. She has recently become passionate about calling dances and has appeared at the North Oakland square dance.

Clementine String Band is a group of musicians and dancers that plays public and private performances and hosts a weekly old-time music jam. The large group includes fiddler Jerry Bonafir, guitarist Todd Tholke, fiddler Nansamba Ssensalo, fiddler-banjo player Michael Small, Max Lopez on bass and mandolin, guitarist Aaron Hammerman, banjo player Katelyn Kimmons and guitarist Susan Sullivan. For this show they are joined by mandolinist Rowan McCallister.

Mike Lewinski has called dances and played old-time music for many a year now. A passionate professional teacher and craftsman, and an ex-world traveling tattooed hobo busking extrovert, he will lead the infectious fun. All dances taught; no experience needed.

http://ashkenaz102816.eventbrite.com

ONE GREAT CITY GUITAR DUO

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 - Saturday, October 29th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Berkeley Piano Club
2724 Haste Street

In Berkeley

Alexandra Iranfar, Guitar and Soprano
Timothy Sherren, Guitar

"...they have a repertoire that is both unique and innovatively imaginative, inevitably bringing a journey of discovery to every recital they prepare." The Examiner

Program: Barber; Porter; Bogdanovic; Assad; Corea

Trio Garufa

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 - Saturday, October 29th, 2016, Lesson at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15 / $12 Student. Tango dance lesson at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:30 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

Trio Garufa features an international lineup playing classic and modern tango music from Argentina, including Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango and the timeless golden-age tangos from the Argentine legends of the 1920s-’40s. Accordion and bandoneon player Adrian Jost grew up in Switzerland, where he played in various bands before falling under the spell of the tango. After moving to San Francisco, he met Argentine-born guitarist Guillermo Garcia in 1999. Their musical association and mutual love of Argentina’s dance music led to Trio Garufa two years later. Bassist Sascha Jacobsen rounds out the group’s classic tango instrumentation. In addition to having played at the top milongas (tango dance parties) in San Francisco and at several festivals in the U.S. and Canada, Trio Garufa has toured Argentina multiple times. When not performing, the musicians can likely be found out on the dance floor, as all three are obsessive tango dancers themselves.

http://www.triogarufa.com/
http://ashkenaz102916.eventbrite.com

Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration with Cascada de Flores

Sunday, October 30th, 2016 - Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 3:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $12 Adults/$6 Kids. Cascada de Flores present "The Tree and The Donkey who Love to Sing". Mexican Son Dance Lesson with Lolis García y Nydia Algazzali Gonzalez at 5:00 pm followed by Family Fandango Jarocho at 5:30 pm plus Ashkenaz Community Altar and special vegetarian Mexican menu. Ashkenaz is alway all ages!

The core members of Cascada de Flores have been reimagining Mexican tradition for years. After falling for Mexican music as a young woman, singer Arwen Lawrence toured with Grammy-winning L.A. mariachi heavyweights Los Camperos de Nati Cano, an apprenticeship that honed her skills and deepened her love for Mexico’s musical language. Jorge Liceaga grew up in Mexico City, buying his first guitar with the money he’d earned shining shoes. Self-taught, he was later mentored by local legend Leonardo “El León” Salas, a transplant from Yucatan, who taught Jorge to “guasanguearla” (play with that special Yucatecan swing).

Lawrence and Liceaga founded Cascada de Flores in San Francisco in 1999. They began by journeying into the hidden corners of Mexico, seeking the real stories of that hugely diverse country. Inspired by the fact that even as deep as its diversity goes, Mexico has a continuous love affair with foreign cultural phenomenon and incorporates them as if they were its own, the ensemble has spent the ensuing years swimming in a magical place somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea where rancheras, boleros, sones, and guarachas from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Colombia meet.

http://ashkenaz103016.eventbrite.com

Balkan Folkdance

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 - Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, Lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Gilman

In Berkeley

Tickets are $7. Balkan dance lesson at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

This monthly event is a revival of ’70s-style Berkeley folkdancing with some international request dancing to recorded music, capturing the spirit that David Nadel was inspired by when he opened Ashkenaz in 1973 with Balkan folkdancing. One does not need a live band to experience the communal pleasure of dancing together, and the dance lessons help newcomers join in the experience.

3rd Annual Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California

Friday, November 4th, 2016 - Friday, November 4th, 2016, Nov. 4 from 3 to 9 pm; Nov. 5 from 10 am - 4 pm

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

In Oakland

OMCA will host the third annual Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California on Friday, November 4 from 3 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. One of the only Indian markets of its kind in California, the event features more than 20 local artists and artisans, including items such as traditional hand-woven baskets, ceramic housewares, jewelry, apparel, and more. Presented in partnership with News from Native California, the Market is an opportunity to purchase authentic California Indian products directly from the makers. Kicking off in tandem with Friday Nights @ OMCA on November 4, visitors and shoppers are invited to peruse works and meet the artists from the California Indian community.

Vendors include:
* Jennifer Bates of the Central Sierra Northern Miwok tribe (basketry)
* Marcia Christoff of the Pomo and Wailaki tribes (California native jewelry and regalia)
* Gill Velasquez and Terri Dow of the Chumash tribe (basketry, beaded jewelry, flutes, Scrimshaw)
* Kimberly Stevenot from the Northern Sierra Miwok tribe (traditional cultural arts, jewelry, baskets)
* Neal Martinez of the Paiute and Dine tribes (native jewelry)
* Ted Mantzouranis Jr. of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk tribe (jewelry)
* Joyce Norrell from the Karuk tribe (ceramics)
* Ty Day of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk tribe (bows and arrows)

Presented by Oakland Museum of California.

Free

Tom Rigney & Flambeau with special guest Michael Doucet

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - Tuesday, November 8th, 2016, Lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $18 / $15 Advance. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Tonight we host the return of Louisiana Cajun fiddle king Michael Doucet and local champ Tom Rigney in a dance concert of fabulous fiddle duets backed by Rigney’s band Flambeau. In addition to tunes from their recording, “Cajun Fandango,” Doucet and Rigney will play Cajun and zydeco favorites, blues, two-steps, and waltzes. After impromptu jams at various locales, Rigney and Doucet made their first official duo appearance three years ago at Ashkenaz. Since then they have teamed up on occasion, leading to recording “Cajun Fandango,” at Rigney’s Berkeley studio.

Rigney and Doucet’s association and mutual admiration goes back 32 years. They met at a Rhode Island music festival in 1983, when Rigney was playing in Queen Ida’s band and Doucet was leading his young band BeauSoleil. Rigney explains, “In recent years we seem to have been crossing paths a bit more frequently and have taken the opportunity to get to know each other better and finally to play some music together.”

http://ashkenaz110816.eventbrite.com/

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $13. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia’s music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals’ tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead’s commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

http://www.stuallen.net/

http://ashkenaz110916.eventbrite.com

Zulu Spear

Friday, November 11th, 2016 - Friday, November 11th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets $12 advance / $15 day of show. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

Award-winning band Zulu Spear’s inspired and uplifting African and world beat dance music returns to Ashkenaz for two full sets of music, beginning with the group performing mostly traditional South African songs and dances in costume, followed by original songs and South African/world beat music rearranged by the band. In addition to longtime favorites, Zulu Spear features its latest original songs such as “Dancing in the Jungle” and “Pray Now.”

Zulu Spear was a pioneer and leader in the Bay Area’s world beat scene of the ’80s, a movement that quickly spread across the country. The band of African and American musicians combined South African rhythms and songs with American rock and blues, using electric guitars and drums, resulting in South African pop music before Paul Simon’s 1986 “Graceland” album popularized the style. Additionally, members presented traditional South African dancing along with the music. The group was created by the late South African expatriate singer-composer-dancer Sechaba Mokeoena and Soweto-born singer Gideon Bendile. In the U.S. Mokeoena started U-Zulu Dance Theater and, after moving to the Bay Area, he and Bendile formed Zulu Spear to play traditional South African mbaqanga rhythms and harmonies using modern and electric instruments. The band quickly became a Bay Area audience favorite and issued a debut album on conglomerate Capitol Records. Bendile went on to work with such stars as Hugh Masekela, Paul Simon, and Peter Gabriel.

http://ashkenaz111116.eventbrite.com

Swing In The Fall Series featuring Stompy Jones

Friday, November 11th, 2016 - Thursday, November 10th, 2016, Lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15 day of show. Includes East Coast Swing dance lesson at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

With revivalist zeal, the Stompy Jones band doesn’t just recreate, but breathes new life into the most jumping, rocking, and swinging small band music of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. One of the busiest bands extant, Stompy Jones returns to our stage performing songs from its ever-lengthening set list that includes new favorites from its most recent CD, “Sock It to Me!” Taking its name from a classic Duke Ellington tune, Stompy Jones has performed everywhere from San Francisco’s Top of the Mark to Disneyland (a monthly gig) and Santa Rosa’s Ellington Hall. Big band leader Les Brown said that the sextet has “the best small band sound that I’ve heard in years.” Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010, Stompy Jones has had its music featured in films including “Deuce of Spades” and the award-winning short “All About Alice.”

The group, originally known as the Swing Session Band, was formed in 1998 to play East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop in the spirit of the hottest jump bands. Its repertoire features rousing revivals of classics by Louis Jordan, Earl Hines, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Prima, Roy Milton, and John Kirby as well as several originals. Stompy Jones boasts musicians who have been playing this music all their lives, with sizzling horns, slapping bass, and irrepressible dance drum beats. Hank Maninger plays guitar and belts and shouts the blues, with trumpeter Rob Dehlinger and saxophonist Keith Crossan trading riffs with boogie-woogie pianist William Beatty. Drummer Lee Beary and bassist “Little David” Rose keep the rhythm section tight.
www.stompyjones.com
http://ashkenaz111016.eventbrite.com

ATOS TRIO

Saturday, November 12th, 2016 - Saturday, November 12th, 2016, 7:30pm

Regents Theatre, Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd

In Oakland

Annette von Hehn, Violin; Stefan Heinemeyer, Cello; Thomas Hoppe, Piano

Praised by the Detroit Free Press for "Three Voices-one sound."

"They are a true ensemble with an admirable fusion of voices and the fift of finding an expressive depth in their performances." The Age, Melbourne

Program: "The Czech Album"
Suk- Trio in c minor, Op. 2
Smetena- Trio in g minior, Op.15
Dvorak-Trio in f minor, Op. 65

Community DRUMMM Circle with Jeni Swerdlow

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 - Sunday, November 13th, 2016, 2-3:15 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are Adults $10-15; Kids $5-$10 Sliding. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Join DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder Jeni Swerdlow and friends in a joyful celebration of rhythm! Group drumming can be a fun and effective way to reduce stress, connect with oneself and others, live in the moment, and build musical skills. Swerdlow’s facilitation makes drumming engaging, accessible, and meaningful for all ages and all levels. Come play! Bring a drum or play one that’s provided (first come, first served) for an additional $5. Beginners are encouraged to come early for an introduction to hand drumming and basic world grooves.

Register online at DRUMMM.com (click “Pay Now” and follow the instructions)or pay by cash/check at the door. Kids ages 2-13 qualify for reduced admission. Kids under age 2 are admitted free with a participating/supervising adult.

http://www.drummm.com/

Midnite Ramblers

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 - Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, Lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets $12. Includes Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

Back in 2009 two of the Bay Area’s top traditional musicians teamed up to form the Midnite Ramblers, playing roots music steeped in authentic Cajun and Creole traditions. They deliver irresistibly danceable Cajun classics. An early year of intense musical experiences in Louisiana made the Ramblers’ sound even more authentic to the Cajun tradition. Singer and fiddler Agi Ban is a founder of the Aux Cajunals as well as the Midnite Ramblers. Accordion player and fiddler Mark Marcin is a former teacher at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, where his love of Cajun, Creole, and zydeco music led to learning accordion from Ray Abshire, Jimmy Breaux, and others. He studied fiddle with Suzy Thompson and Cedric Watson.

The Ramblers are rounded out by guitarist-singer Alan Senauke (a veteran of countless roots bands including California Cajun Orchestra, he’s also a Zen priest) and bassist-singer Allegra Thompson, best-known as a member of the honky-tonk trio the Drifter Sisters (and as the daughter of Cajun stars Eric and Suzy Thompson). As Marcin proclaims, “Bring your dancing shoes and join the Midnite Ramblers for a night of lively two-steps, soulful blues and haunting waltzes!”
http://www.midniteramblers.com/

http://ashkenaz111516.eventbrite.com

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 - Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $13. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead’s vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia’s music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals’ tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead’s commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

http://www.stuallen.net/
http://ashkenaz111616.eventbrite.com

"Swing In The Fall" Series featuring Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88's

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 - Thursday, November 17th, 2016, Lesson at 7:00 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $15. Swing dance lesson at 7 pm. Ashkenaz is always all ages! www.ashkenaz.com

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for three years but three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late ’40s and early ’50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock ‘n’ roll. Woods styled his group after the jumpin’ n’ jivin’, shoutin’ n’ honkin’, pumpin’ n’ poundin’ bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Joe and Jimmy Liggins, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, piledrivin’ piano, and some of his own contemporary playful lyrics, Woods and His Rocket 88s forge their own brand of music they call “rock-a-boogie.”

www.mitchwoods.com
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Mykal Rose plus Reggae Angels

Friday, November 18th, 2016 - Friday, November 18th, 2016, 9:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $30 / $25 Advance. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

Grammy Award-winning Jamaican reggae singer Mykal Rose brings his hits and new conscious songs to Ashkenaz. Known not only for his own music but also as a former member of chart-topping trio Black Uhuru, Rose is one of the greats from the golden age of classic reggae. His vocal style that includes rhythm scat-singing has been imitated by many other singers. In addition to his array of songs from the past three decades, he will feature songs from his new album, “Crucial World.”

Rose grew up in Kingston, singing with a who’s who of musicians from Dennis Brown to the Wailers, as well as Sly and Robbie, who have produced many of his hits. He joined Black Uhuru in 1977, and in 1985 the group’s “Anthem” album became the first recording to receive a Grammy Award for reggae. Soon thereafter he left the group and started a coffee farm in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. In the ’90s, produced by Sly and Robbie, he issued a long string of recordings including “Live at Maritime Hall” (San Francisco, 2002). In 2004 he reunited with Black Uhuru and has toured with them on occasion while maintaining his solo career.

http://www.mykalrosereggae.com/

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JimBo Trout

Sunday, November 20th, 2016 - Sunday, November 20th, 2016, 3 - 4:30pm

Ashkenaz
1307 San Pablo Ave.

In Berkeley

Tickets are $6 Kid/$8 Adults. Ashkenaz is always all ages!

JimBo Trout has been a Bay Area music fixture for the last quarter-century, known for his energetic, fun approach to a wide range of music including bluegrass, old-time Appalachian, western-swing, blues, jug band, cowboy, honky-tonk, early jazz, rock, and more.

http://site.jimbotrout.com/
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Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir 31st Holiday Concert 'We Are Oakland'

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 - Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 12/3/16, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway

In Oakland

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir celebrates the holidays and pays homage to the great city of Oakland and all its musical excellence!

Join Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC) for its 31st Annual Holiday Concert at The Paramount Theatre, dedicated to the beautiful city of Oakland, CA. This will be a stunning and uplifting night of performances, directed by Terrance Kelly. The Holiday concert will feature an exciting line up of Bay Area artists including Kev Choice, Linda Tillery, John Santos, and the dynamic ASL duo, Half-N-Half.

For the last 20 years OIGC has celebrated the holidays with its annual concert at the historic Paramount Theatre in Oakland,CA. This city has been a great inspiration and home for the Oakland Interfaith community since 1986 when OIGC's artistic director, Terrance Kelly, founded the gospel choir. Oakland is a city that, in its essence, has an amazing quality that brings together people of different faiths and ethnicities. Oakland Interfaith is a community that continues to strive to reflect this diversity. OIGC is truly excited to pay homage to this beautiful city at this year's Annual Holiday Concert.

In addition to inspiring local guest artists, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Community Choir, and Youth Choir will fill the night with an amazing repertoire of traditional holiday music, in the style of black gospel and spiritual music traditions. OIGC will also be hosting a barrel for the Alameda Food Bank, a community food bank that serves thousands of people throughout the East Bay.

For more information about the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choirs: www.oigc.org.

Presented by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

$15 - $45.

Program II - Reverence

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 - Thursday, December 8th, 2016, 8:00PM

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800 Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

James MacMillan’s powerful symphony was a 60th birthday gift to the revered Scottish conductor Donald Runnicles. Written in 1806, Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto was the last that he was able to perform himself, silenced by his advancing deafness.

Program
James MacMillan: Symphony No. 4 - West Coast premiere, co-commission with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major

Conductor/Artists
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano
Berkeley Symphony

Virtuoso Concertos

Sunday, December 18th, 2016, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

Celebrate the holidays with Voices of Music. We bring you an exciting evening with virtuoso concertos by Corelli, Telemann and Vivaldi.

Maria Caswell, Lisa Grodin, Carla Moore, Maxine Nemerovsky, Farley Pearce, Elisabeth Reed, David Tayler, Gabrielle Wunsch and Hanneke van Proosdij.

The Three Cellos

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

The Bach cello suites are among the finest solo works of the baroque. Voices of Music will perform-and then film-all six Bach suites with six of the world's best cellists as part of the Great Works project. Join us for the first set of three of these important works!

Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, William Skeen and Tanya Tomkins, soloists

Program III - Relevance

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 - Thursday, January 26th, 2017, 8:00PM

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800 Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Mason Bates received his PhD from UC Berkeley before becoming one of the most-performed composer living today. Hector Berlioz was so enamored by the second movement of Beethoven’s 4th that he claimed it was the work of the Archangel Michael, not that of a human.

Program:
Mason Bates: Cello Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major


Conductor/Artists:
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello
Berkeley Symphony

Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Sunday, March 19th, 2017, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

From the Netherlands, soprano Stefani True makes her Voices of Music debut; Stefanie is joined by the fabulous Meg Bragle for our performances of Pergolesi's masterpiece, the Stabat Mater. Violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel also returns from Amsterdam: Bay Area rejoice! Copresented by the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS)

Program IV - Remembrance

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 8:00PM

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800 Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Set to texts by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Shostakovitch’s epic masterpiece offers a blistering denunciation of anti-Semitism and other social ills. Babi Yar is the ravine outside Kiev where the Nazis murdered tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews, yet where Soviet officials refused to erect a monument after the war.

Program:
Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, "Babi Yar"

Conductor/Artists:
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Denis Sedov, Bass Solist
Berkeley Symphony
Marika Kuzma, Chorusmaster
Men's Chorus, to include:
Alumni of the Chamber Chorus of the University of California
Alumni of the Pacific Boychoir Academy
Members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale



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