Annual Purchase Award

Monday, November 1st, 2010 - Sunday, November 1st, 2015, 9-5 Monday-Friday

Emeryville City Hall
1333 Park Blvd.

In Emeryville

The lobby of City Hall in Emeryville serves as an emerging gallery of local artworks.  Since 2005, the City has acquired one work which was selected from the Annual Emeryville Celebration of the Arts Exhibit held each October.  The juried exhibit showcases the work of the many professional artists who live and work here.  With a long tradition of artists cooperative housing, Emeryville is home to large number of artists, in fact, Emeryville may boast one of the most dense artists populations per capita in the Bay Region.  Past Purchase Award acquisitions include paintings by Canan Tolon and Michael Murphy, textile by Ana Lisa Hedstrom, light sculpture by Therese Lahaie and a ceramic wall hanging by Cuong Ta.  All the works as well as installations in and around City Hall such as Roger Berry's Solar Rose can be viewed suring normal business hours when City Hall is open to the public.  Please visit soon!

Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 - Sunday, September 20th, 2015, January 31-September 20, 2015; Wed-Thur 11-5, Fri 11-9, Sat-Sun 10-6

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

In Oakland

A new exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California examines the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment. Through family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities, and media, Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the incredible diversity of bees in California and the urgent issue of bee population declines statewide. Bees tells the story of these amazing insects, while providing visitors the opportunity to learn about the value of bees to our economy and ecosystems, and discover how simple but powerful actions can help bees to survive in a changing world. Covering topics such Bay Area beekeeping, the diversity of California native bee species, and the similarities between bees and humans, the exhibition features cutting-edge science on bee behavior and conservation, opportunities for visitors to get involved in research, and ways to make their own yards and neighborhoods more attractive to bees.

A family friendly exhibition, Bees encourages visitors of all ages to discover real bee specimens under a microscope, play games such as "Is it a bee?" to learn how species are identified, and create original animations about their vision for a future with bees. Visitors can climb inside life sized honeybee cells, learning along the way about factors that contribute to bee disappearances. The gallery features real beekeeping tools, including a cross-section of a beehive, a honey spinner and implements for honey collection, and a chance to try on real beekeeper suits in adult and child sizes. The exhibition also offers opportunities to get involved outside of the Gallery, with citizen science projects, bee hotels installed in the OMCA Gardens, and guides on building bee hotels for visitors to take home.

Presented by Oakland Museum of California.

$10-15; $6 9-17, 8 & under free, OMCA Mbrs free

Marion Gray: Within the Light

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 - Sunday, June 21st, 2015, February 14-June 21, 2015; Museum hours: Wed-Thur 11-5, Fri 11-9, Sat-Sun 10-6

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

In Oakland

The Oakland Museum of California presents an exhibition of work spanning four decades by groundbreaking and chimerical California artist/photographer Marion Gray in Marion Gray: Within the Light, on view February 14 through June 21, 2015 in the Gallery of California Art. Curated by Christina Linden, Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, the exhibition highlights the career of this artist, innovator, and performance art-world insider who has blurred and expanded the boundaries between fine art photography, performance, and documentation.

Marion Gray: Within the Light features 23 photos by the artist, who has spent four decades capturing performances, dance, and installations by some of the most significant artists in the Bay Area and beyond. The creative networks portrayed in the exhibition have fueled Gray's life work as a photographer and, in turn, Gray's images have contributed to the vitality of the scene. Including never-before-seen photographs, the exhibition covers the 1970s to the present and highlights the work of artists including Barbara Hammer, The Harrisons, Sara Shelton Mann, Eiko + Koma, Joan Jonas, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Ann Hamilton, Marina Abramovic, and more. The exhibition is the fourth exhibition in an ongoing series exploring contemporary topics in California through photography.

Presented by Oakland Museum of California.

$10-15; $6 9-17, 8 & under free, OMCA Mbrs free

Kozmik Kirtan with Evelie Posch & Kismat-Mahal Ens (KSME)

Sunday, February 15th, 2015 - Sunday, February 21st, 2016, 7:00 PM

Yoga Tree Telegraph
2807 Telegraph Avenue

In Berkeley

Kismat-Mahal Ensemble {KSME} led by Evelie Delfino Såles Posch blends intercultural/interfaith meditation, singing and a circle dance, to connect with the divine and all beings; for healing, remembering wholeness; for peace of heart-mind; to grow compassion and loving-kindness.

With many players including Cait McWhir on harmonium, voice; Lisa Wellhausen on flute; Revi Airborne on violin, voice; Suellen Primost on cello, voice.

When: 3rd Sundays ~ Feb 15 (3/15, 4/ 19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17/2016, 2/21/2016 etc.). And there is kirtan EVERY Sunday with other leaders/groups.

Where: 2807 Telegraph Ave Berkeley (at Stuart St)

Sliding scale $15 to $30 suggested love donation.

Q's/info: Evelie 650-275-3884 {ASK-EVVI}

Richmond Art Center Exhibitions

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - Sunday, May 24th, 2015, Tue-Sat, 10am – 5pm; Sun 12 – 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue

In Richmond

Enjoy the work of emerging and established artists in our four galleries. "Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter," showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion, thru May 24. Artwork by hundreds of West Contra Costa middle and high school students, thru Apr. 26. Opening May 5, see diverse works created by elementary thru high school students in our traveling Art in the Community program.

Gold Rush

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - Sunday, May 31st, 2015, Opening 6 - 9 pm

The Compound Gallery
1167 65th Ave

In Oakland


This show will feature new work from three Bay Area ceramic artists. Each piece features gold luster. The gallery is open from 12 - 7pm Wednesday through Sunday.

Urban Abstraction

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 12-5

SLATE contemporary
473 25th St

In Oakland

Featuring large scale oil paintings by Maya Kabat and abstract photography by Carol Inez Charney.

PIC Oakland

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - Sunday, June 28th, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00PM

The Gallery @ Panorama Framing Inc.
3350 Grand Avenue

In Oakland

PIC Oakland is a photo contest created for people to share their lens of Oakland. The contest was created by Shift Local and Gondola Servizio and was designed to promote Oakland (accepting only photographs taken in Oakland or from another city looking at Oakland). The top 10 finalists now have their photos included in an exhibition rotating at Oakland-based galleries in 2015.

PIC Oakland will be on display in the Gallery @ Panorama Framing from May 7th - June 28th.
Grand Avenue First Thursday opening reception 5/7/2015 - 6:00-9:00pm and mid-show reception 6/4/2015 - 6:00 - 9:00pm

The 45th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - Monday, June 15th, 2015, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

For the past forty-four years, BAM/PFA has teamed with the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice to present the work of its graduating MFA students. This year we are honored to present the work of six promising artists as they embark on their careers—Leslie Dreyer, Tanja Geis, Lee Lavy, Michelle Ott, Sofie Ramos, and Matt Smith Chavez. Because of the closure of the BAM/PFA Galleries in 2015, this year’s MFA presentation will be held at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut Street, Berkeley.

Oakland Ballet Company presents 'Five Decades of Dance'

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, 5/23/15, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway

In Oakland

Oakland Ballet Company celebrates its 50th Anniversary Season with "Five Decades of Dance," a program of classic works by Nijinsky, Nijinska, Fokine, Massine, Loring, Guidi, and others, plus new works by Val Caniparoli, Betsy Erickson, Michael Lowe, Robert Moses, Amy Seiwert and Graham Lustig, at the Paramount Theatre.

Presented by Oakland Ballet Company.

$20-$45, discounts for srs, children, groups

Mildred Howard Exhibition Closing Reception

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - Sunday, May 24th, 2015, 3 – 5 pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue

In Richmond

Celebrate the work of artist Mildred Howard at this closing event for her exhibition “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter, which showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion. FREE

Oakland Ballet Company presents 'East Bay DANCES'

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - Sunday, May 24th, 2015, Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3pm and 5:30pm

Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
900 Fallon Street

In Oakland

"East Bay DANCES," presented by Oakland Ballet Company, is a showcase of the best and brightest in East Bay dance, with two programs at Laney College curated by Oakland Ballet Company's Artistic Director Graham Lustig. Local dance groups working in classical, folk, popular and contemporary dance styles will share the program with Oakland Ballet, which will present highlights from its 50th Anniversary spring season, "Five Decades of Dance."

Presented by Oakland Ballet Company.

$10 general, $15 sr, $10 under 17/students

TMI Storytelling: Bitches Be Trippin

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - Thursday, May 28th, 2015, 5/28/15, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

3KB Sports Bar
3000 Broadway

In Oakland

Sometimes Bitches Be Trippin and our storytellers are going to tell you about it! Join us as some of the Bay Areas hottest storytellers tell their favorite Bitch story. You'll hear from TMI favorite Joyce Lee!!!! And our own Sir Remy along with Fetish Bondage worker turned monastic priest Jana Drakka! Don't miss TMI Angel Deborah Heyer and comedian Rachman Blake as they commence to rock your world! And of course don't forget our dildo giveaway.

Hosted by Gina Gold

Presented by TMI Storytelling.

10.00-13.00; age 18+.

Farragut North

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - Saturday, June 27th, 2015, May 29, 30, 8pm to 10pm, June 5,6, 8pm to 10pm, June 7, 2pm to 4pm, June 12,13, 8pm to 10pm, June 14, 2pm to 4pm, June 19, 20, 8pm to 10pm, June 21, 2pm to 4pm, June 26,27, 8pm to 10pm

Masquers Playhouse
105 Park Place


From the creator of the taut, critically acclaimed TV hit House of Cards, Farragut North is a whip-smart drama that takes us into the spin, intrigue, and backstabbing on the campaign trail. Whether you loathe government or live for punditry, it's a gripping tale about the lust for power and the cost of achieving it.

Featuring Enrico Banson, Jayme Catalano, Cameron Dodd, Charles Isen, Dominick Palamenti, Alana Samuels, Carl Smith.

Presented by Masquers Playhouse.

$22 general admission.

Madrigal History Tour

Saturday, May 30th, 2015, 8 PM

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Where did the madrigal begin? How did it develop? Who were the first composers to write madrigals? The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) will take you on a tour of the history of the madrigal and clear up some of the mysteries surrounding this very popular form of musical composition. Composers include Verdelot, Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Arcadelt, Rore, Gabrieli, Festa, Flecha, Guerrero, Hassler, and Schütz. We will be joined on this musical journey by Bay Area instrumentalists Shira Kammen, Joyce Johnson Hamilton, Howard Kadis, Tobi Szuts, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, and Farley Pearce.

Clerestory: Songbook

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 - Saturday, May 30th, 2015, Sat May 30 at 8pm in Berkeley, Sun May 31 at 4pm in San Francisco

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way

In Berkeley

The men of Clerestory perform jazz standards and classics of the American Songbook, along with beloved spirituals, barbershop, and folk tunes. Songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and more. Don't miss this trip down America's musical memory lane.

The concert will run just over an hour with no intermission.

Clerestory's singers, from countertenor to bass, are professional veterans of San Francisco's finest vocal groups, including Chanticleer, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and others. Since its founding in 2006, Clerestory has performed across the Bay Area, including regular concerts in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Palo Alto, along with appearances in Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Lodi. The ensemble has been featured on National Public Radio and on San Francisco's KDFC. Clerestory's concert recordings are available for free listening or download at

Clerestory is named for cathedral windows that let in daylight; the group tells the "clear story" of music through sophisticated performances grounded in decades of experience singing together. Clerestory is a tax-exempt non-profit organization with a mission of providing high quality performances to local audiences at affordable prices.

Presented by Clerestory.

$25; $15 students/seniors.

Madrigal History Tour

Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 4 PM

St. Albert Priory Chapel
6172 Chabot Road, east off College

In Oakland

Where did the madrigal begin? How did it develop? Who were the first composers to write madrigals? The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) will take you on a tour of the history of the madrigal and clear up some of the mysteries surrounding this very popular form of musical composition. Composers include Verdelot, Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Arcadelt, Rore, Gabrieli, Festa, Flecha, Guerrero, Hassler, and Schütz. We will be joined on this musical journey by Bay Area instrumentalists Shira Kammen, Joyce Johnson Hamilton, Howard Kadis, Tobi Szuts, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, and Farley Pearce.

Southern Exposure III

Sunday, May 31st, 2015 - Sunday, May 31st, 2015, 5/31/15, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Congregational Church Berkeley
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

Under the baton of Artistic Director Martin Benvenuto, WomenSing, the adventurous East Bay women's chorus, presents "Southern Exposure III," a concert that culminates its exploration of Latin American music with traditional and unexpected gems, this time exclusively from the Americas. Quinteto Latino, the outstanding Latin wind quintet, joins WomenSing for the premiere of a new piece co-commissioned by both groups, Pirhekua, composed by Jose-Luis Hurtado. We'll also add the wit and style of Emma Lou Diemer's Five Limericks, some southern camp meeting songs, and a bit of Manhattan Transfer.

Pirhekua, composed by Jose-Luis Hurtado and co-commissioned by WomenSing and Quinteto Latino, derives from one of the traditional music genres of the native people of the State of Michoacan in the Southwest of Mexico. The title means "song" in their language, Purhepecha. The piece takes fragments from different popular tunes and the characteristic rhythmic pattern to mimic the sounds of a banda de pueblo.

La Lluvia (the rain) is a folk melody from Ecuador, traditionally played on the siku-the double row of panpipes. The piece spirals out of a few repeating patterns, with interweaving riffs that create a soundscape of rain.

Emma Lou Diemer's wit and style are on full display in Five Limericks, a collection of short musical settings of limericks by her sister Dorothy Diemer Hendry. Diemer is WomenSing's featured composer of the 2014-15 season.

Tuxedo Junction and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square were hits for Glenn Miller and his orchestra in 1940's, and more recently for The Manhattan Transfer. Tuxedo Junction tells the story of a jazz and blues club in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Ensley, an area referred to as "Tuxedo Junction."

Presented by WomenSing.

$30 premium, $25 general, $20 sr, $10 student/yth

Terrestrial Footprints, A Premiere by Cherie Hill IrieDance

Friday, June 5th, 2015 - Saturday, June 6th, 2015, June 5-6, 8pm both days

Omni Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck Avenue

In Oakland

TERRESTRIAL FOOTPRINTS is an evening-length premiere, choreographed and performed by Cherie Hill IrieDance experimenting with contemporary dance, improvisation, and African aesthetics. Layered with ambient sound effects and heavy bass, dancers connect, disconnect, ride waves of energy in their own and partners' bodies, and move with momentum and release. Driving the piece is reggae dub music produced by Brizion, and rearranged by Peter Lionheart, both of which inspire presence of the beyond.

Composed of long, luscious movement, TERRESTRIAL FOOTPRINTS is the first dance of its kind entirely performed to dub music. The piece moves between human and cosmic, revealing a painted gallery of female bodies, dancing through space, time and energy. Throughout, dancers collaborate with the environment and perform in the ballroom, on the stage, and in the balcony.

For the past two years, IrieDance has made choreography to dub music, learning about and experiencing the culture by attending monthly dub gatherings hosted by Inner Standing Sound. The music effects hold a cosmic vibe, displaying reverberating and echoing beats that she feels her style of contemporary dance fits well with. The music featured in TERRESTRIAL FOOTPRINTS is unreleased and rarely heard.

TERRESTRIAL FOOTPRINTS is motivated by the project "Creative Movement and the African Aesthetic", that teaches African dance elements from a conceptual perspective. The project was developed over a period of workshops, lectures and performances with the support of Luna Dance Institute, the Sacred Dance Guild, the National Dance Education Organization, and Peer Practices East Bay.

Choreography: Cherie Hill
Music: Brizion and Peter Lionheart
Dancers: Emmeline Gonzalez-Beban, Andreina Maldonado, Hope McManus, Linda Phung and Rose Rothfeder

Presented by Cherie Hill IrieDance.

$10-35 Sliding Scale.

Bay Area Book Festival, in partnership with The San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - Sunday, June 7th, 2015, 10AM-6PM

Downtown Berkeley Arts District
In Berkeley

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL, in partnership with The San Francisco Chronicle, June 6 & 7, 10AM-6PM, Downtown Berkeley Arts District. Free indoor/outdoor festival with 300+ diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation and the world on panels, in interviews, and inspiring keynotes. Meet your favorite authors and have them sign your book. An outdoor stage for children has storytellers; the teen stage has poetry slams and Hip Hop for Change; the cooking stage has chef demos and on Saturday night, The Deadliners, a dance band. Ten themed streets of festivities host 150+ exhibitors including indie bookstores, publishers, zines, writing programs and more. Chalk it up for Books on Sunday. Take a free book home from Lacuna, an art temple of 50,000 books. Volunteers needed.

Market Hall Jack London Square East Bay Open Studios

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 11 am - 6 pm

Market Hall Jack London Square
55 Harrison Street

In Oakland

Saturday/Sunday June 6th and 7th, June 13th and 14th, 11 am - 6 pm

Explore and purchase the works of over 50 local, established and emerging artists at Oakland’s largest one-stop group exhibit in 2015. Enjoy Jack London Square’s spacious Market Hall transformed into a wildly colorful, diverse art lover’s paradise. You will find an eclectic mix of fine arts and crafts as well as a wide range of prices that will suit your goals as an art collector. Come meet the Market Hall artists and get inspired the first two weekends in June during the ProArts East Bay Open Studios event.

BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL, in partnership with The San Francisco Chronicle Presents A Remarkable Evening with Judy Blume

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 7:00-9:00PM

Berkeley Community Theatre
1930 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

In Berkeley

A REMARKABLE EVENING WITH JUDY BLUME in conversation with Walter Mayes, presented by the Bay Area Book Festival, in partnership with The San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday, June 6, 7:00-9:00PM, Berkeley Community Theatre, 1930 Allston Way, Berkeley. Judy Blume is one of America’s most beloved authors. Her twenty-eight titles include Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Forever; Blubber; and Summer Sisters. It's a huge pleasure to welcome her for a wide-ranging and spirited conversation, touching on her life, her books, and especially her brand-new book, In the Unlikely Event. She has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read. She is the editor of Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers. Tickets are $12-$45 on Eventbrite

Real Vocal String Quartet

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - Thursday, June 11th, 2015, 6/11/15, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Choose a box, any box, and the Real Vocal String Quartet will think outside of it. They're a string quartet and a vocal quartet. They play Appalachian fiddle tunes and Brazilian choros, original chamber music and wild improvisation. Rik Malone of KQED Arts has described their music as "by turns beautiful, haunting, mesmerizing, and foot-stomping fun." Real Vocal String Quartet draws on a vibrant palette of sonic colors to create a new body of work, bringing together original compositions and creative arrangements in an acoustic chamber music format.

In 2012, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsored the quartet on a tour to Eastern Europe as musical ambassadors for the American Music Abroad program. They backed up Feist on her indie-pop LP, Metals, which Jon Pareles of the New York Times named his favorite album of 2012, and appeared with her on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Their self-titled debut album is a "marvelous accomplishment" and a "breathtaking bouquet with one luscious hybrid after another," according to KQED's California Report. Their 2nd album, Four Little Sisters, is a wonderful blend, according to, of "Irish reel, Persian echoes, Appalachian down-homey, prog-ish rock and very generous slices of classical, neo-classical, and meta-classical improvisation set off by multi-layered vocal rondos, refrains, ritardando, and relish."

Violinist and vocalist Irene Sazer founded the group in 2004. An original member of the famed Turtle Island String Quartet, she wanted to combine her musical passions including chamber music, improvising, composing, and singing. The current line up also includes violinist/vocalist Alisa Rose, violist/vocalist Matthias McIntire and cellist/vocalist Jessica Ivry. Real Vocal String Quartet brings together a world of music and a wealth of musical possibilities.

Presented by Real Vocal String Quartet.

$23 adv/ $25 door.

Michelle Goldberg: The Goddess Pose: The Audacious life of Indra Devi

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - Thursday, June 18th, 2015, 6/18/15, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St

In Berkeley

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

"The Goddess Pose: The Audacious life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West"

Born into the minor aristocracy (as Eugenia Peterson), Indra Devi grew up in the roiling midst of one of the most turbulent periods in human history. Forced to flee the Russian Revolution as a teenager, she joined a famous Berlin cabaret troupe, dove into the vibrant prewar spiritualist movement, and followed the charismatic Theosophical leader Jiddu Krishnamurti to India. Once there, she performed in Indian silent cinema and hobnobbed with the leaders of the independence movement. But her greatest coup was convincing a recalcitrant master yogi to train her in the secrets of his art.

Devi shared what she learned with people around the world, teaching in Shanghai during World War II, then in Hollywood, where her students included Greta Garbo and Gloria Swanson. She ran a yogi school in Mexico during the height of the counterculture, served as spiritual advisor to the colonel who tried to overthrow Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega, and, in her eighties, moved to Buenos Aires at the invitation of a besotted rock star.
Everywhere she went, Indra Devi evangelized yoga, ushering in the global craze that continues unabated. Written with vivid clarity, The Goddess Pose brings to life her unique story, as an actress, yogi, and globetrotting adventuress.

Michelle Goldberg is an investigative journalist and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, which was a New York Times bestseller. A former senior writer at, her work has appeared in The New Republic, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and many other publications.

Hosted by Laura Prives, the Program Director at KPFA Radio, and an ardent yoga practitioner.

$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 sites) Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's Books SF: Modern Times, $15 door, KPFA benefit

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$12 advance, $15 door.

Luna Dance Institute Summer Camps

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 - Friday, August 7th, 2015

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison St.

In Berkeley

Luna Dance Institute is the only choreography-based dance program in the Bay Area, offering a variety of fun dance camp options for dancers of all ages. This summer, we offer half-day mini camps for 5-7 y/o, full day camps for 8-11 y/o, and teen choreography workshop intensives. Students discover, invent, perform & respond through the ART of dance. Camps offered June-August. Tuition assistance is available. Contact, 510-883-1118.

California Shakespeare Theater: Summer Conservatory- 4-wk Oakland

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - Friday, July 3rd, 2015, June 29-July 24, 9am-3pm

Oakland School for the Arts
530 18th St.

In Oakland

Cal Shakes' Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for ages 8-18 offers a theater experience rooted in the same passion for artistic exploration and excellence that guide our award-winning Main Stage productions. We foster self-expression and artistic discipline to engage students in the theater-making process: Participants spend the morning playing and creating in a wide variety of theater disciplines, taught by working theater professionals; afternoons are spent in rehearsals. The experience culminates in Shakespeare performances for family and friends at the end of the two- and four-week sessions.

Presented by California Shakespeare Theater.


Luna Dance Summer Institute

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - Friday, July 24th, 2015

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison St.

In Berkeley

Luna's Summer Institute brings six dance teaching artists and six classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs at no cost to those selected.

For an application contact Jochelle Perena;
Applications are due April 13th, 2015.

AXIS Dance Company Summer Intensive & Physically Integrated Dance Teacher Training

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - Tuesday, August 11th, 2015, 10am-5pm

The Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts
1428 Alice Street Suite 200 Oakland, CA 94612


Join us for an explorative dance intensive with AXIS Dance Company. Learn new skills in three different modules derived from the company’s working ethos and repertoire that will enhance and develop your own practice in improvisation, choreography and performance. New this year, a specialized teacher training for dance teachers and experienced artists wanting to enhance their skills and working methods in inclusive dance and translation for dancers with physical disabilities.

Art in Nature Festival

Sunday, September 20th, 2015 - Sunday, September 20th, 2015, 11am to 5pm

Redwood Regional Park
7867 Redwood Rd, Oakland, CA 94619

In Oakland

Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail, experience art in nature, and delve into the nature of art throughout 12 theme areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts & crafts, kids activities and more.

Art in Nature Festival is an interdisciplinary, interactive, site‑specific immersion into art and nature and the beauty of creating. It invites the spontaneous artistic co‑creation of festival participants and 200+ professional artists.

The festival is wheelchair accessible, bike and dog friendly, and non-commercial. The best way to get to the Festival is by using the free Shuttle Busses at Merritt College.

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