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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!


Hofmann by Hofmann

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

In 1960 Hans Hofmann (1880–1966) described the just-completed painting Summer Bliss as one of his finest. At the suggestion of Erle Loran, then chair of the UC Berkeley Art Department, Hofmann offered Summer Bliss to the University in honor of professor Worth Ryder, who had passed away earlier that year. Ryder, who like Loran had studied with Hofmann years earlier in Germany, had invited Hofmann to teach at Berkeley in 1930, initiating what Hofmann later identified as his “start in America as a teacher and artist.”1

Three years later, Hofmann made another gift to the University—nearly fifty paintings representing the highest artistic achievement of his career, plus a pledge of $250,000 in support of the burgeoning University Art Museum (now BAM/PFA). At Hofmann’s request, Erle Loran was closely involved in choosing the paintings for this profoundly generous gift, selecting from among significant older works as well the strongest examples of his later practice. Although Hofmann died before the entire group was finalized, the BAM/PFA Hofmann collection, recognized as the world’s most extensive museum collection of his work, embodies the artist’s desire for it to be both excellent and comprehensive.

As we prepare to move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, it seems fitting to revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s extraordinary gift. Hofmann by Hofmann focuses on the first paintings selected personally by Hofmann for BAM/PFA. Fantasia (1943), one of the earliest works, straddles a cusp between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism while also anticipating the compositional logic and push-pull spatial dynamics of his signature color plane works of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Summer Bliss. In Nocturnal Splendor (1963) and Gloriamundi (1963), two of the later canvases, Hofmann employs contrasting colors and the arrangement of shapes into expanding and contracting forces (push-pull) to create the experience of three-dimensional space. “Space,”

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were interested in these later paintings and fewer still understood their inherent value. But Cahill recognized their importance and so began a lifelong pursuit of fine paintings. His collection became known by his studio name, Ching Yuan Chai, given to him by his own teacher, Shimada Shujiro. As Cahill wrote, “It could be either Studio of Someone Looking into the Yuan (as I was for my dissertation) or, more prestigiously, Someone Gazing into the Abstruse.” Today paintings associated with that studio name are among the treasures that make up the core of the BAM/PFA Chinese painting collection. In fond memory of James Cahill (1926–2014), we present this selection from the collection in tribute to his tremendous generosity and commitment to Berkeley and to BAM/PFA.

Cahill, unlike some of his contemporaries as well as historic Chinese collectors, did not mark with a seal or inscription the paintings in his collection. Rather, he made his mark by donating—and encouraging others to donate—exceptionally fine paintings to BAM/PFA. This small exhibition presents just a handful of works, but they demonstrate the unparalleled range of Cahill’s collecting interests, from Summer Trees Casting Shade, a large decorative painting by Dai Jin (1388–1462), to the quietly cerebral The Zhiping Temple by Wen Zhengming (1470–1559).

Cahill frequently used the collection for teaching, engaging students in dialogue about brushwork, connoisseurship, authenticity, and condition, and looking intently at real works of art, a tradition that continues today.


Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy is

Call for Entries: Here, 2014 Artists Annual

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 11am-5pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 WALNUT ST

In Berkeley


Call for Entries: Here
2014 Artists Annual Exhibition
Free for all BAC members
Submission Drop off dates: Thursday-Saturday, October 30 - November 1, 2014

Become a member today to participate in this exciting exhibition and receive all the benefits of a membership with Berkeley Art Center.

Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. This salon style exhibition is a celebration of the deep and broad art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization.

Members who participate in “Here” will be considered for the second installment of the Artists’ Annual exhibition which will be a juried show including more works by a selected number of artists. Juror to be announced soon.

There is no entry fee or application process, all members are welcome to include a piece in this exciting exhibition, “Here”. To become a member please visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org.

Paint & Pool

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014

SLATE Contemporary
473 25th St.

In Oakland

Come see our new exhibit featuring work by Bay Area artists Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Victor Cohen Stuart, and Lola. This exhibition highlights these artists' unique approach to painting by showcasing their modern techniques of pooling, dripping, and scraping the paint onto the surface as opposed to the traditional method of using a brush on canvas.

Call for Entries: HERE, 2014 Artists Annual

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 11am-5pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. This salon style exhibition is a celebration of the deep and broad art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization.

Members who participate in Here will be considered for the second installment of the Artists’
Annual exhibition which will be a juried show including more works by a selected number of
artists. Juror to be announced soon.

There is no entry fee or application process, all members are welcome to include a piece in this exciting exhibition, Here. Visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org to become a member and to find out more about entering this exhibition.

John Zurier / MATRIX 255

Friday, September 12th, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Berkeley-based artist John Zurier (b. 1956) paints abstract, luminous canvases with hand-mixed pigments that range from subtle, muted earth tones to vibrant, saturated hues. He uses a wide range of brushwork and surface treatments to draw attention to the varied textures of the canvas—often applying distemper (a tempera paint made with dry pigments in animal glue) in thin brushy layers—to capture qualities of light and the changing effects of the atmosphere. He builds compositions that are both simple and involved, paying close attention to all aspects of a painting’s construction, including the differences between cotton and linen surfaces, the weave of each canvas, and the individual properties of tempera versus oil paint. Informed by a wide range of references—Abstract Expressionism, Italian Renaissance painting, Minimalism, Japanese painting, and poetry—Zurier’s work transcends the mundane to enter an affective realm. “I’m very interested in how compositional formats and motifs and even incidents in a painting can trigger perceptual responses and associations,” Zurier says.

Born in Santa Monica, Zurier received both his BA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. For MATRIX 255, his first solo exhibition in a museum, Zurier debuts a new body of paintings and watercolors inspired by Iceland, where he has been traveling, teaching, and painting since 2011. Zurier’s abstractions evoke the ice, fog, wind, water, and light of the Icelandic landscape, while also tapping into more timeless, contemplative states. Icy pale blue tones predominate, revealing the infinite range of the hue, as each composition strikes a unique, sensitive chord.

Boats of the Adriatic: Photos by Pat Mullan

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - Monday, November 3rd, 2014, Daily 8 AM until 10 PM

The French Hotel Cafe
1538 Shattuck near Cedar

In Berkeley

"Boats of the Adriatic:" Photos by Pat Mullan. Large-format prints of working boats on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and the Venetian lagoons. Proceeds to benefit Women's Cancer Resource Center, Oakland. Reception SUNDAY OCTOBER 12, 4 - 6, with live music by LMNOP+U jazz trio.

American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

American Wonder: Folk Art from the Collection captures our burgeoning nation during a time of enormous change, from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the onset of the Civil War in 1861. The exhibition includes approximately fifty portraits, landscapes, commemorative mourning pictures, weather vanes, and decorative sculptures from the BAM/PFA collection. This distinguished collection—one of the finest of American folk art in California—is due to the generosity of W.B. Carnochan and N.C. Edebo.

In the years just following the Revolutionary War, many newly minted Americans desired painted portraits for their homes in order to identify individuals, establish family legacy, and demonstrate personal and/or civic achievement. Artists usually chose to portray their subjects in conventional poses, with the greatest emphasis placed on individual facial features. Clothing and surroundings were often simple and stylized, but might include details that would have been understood at the time as signs of social status or phase of life.

The exhibition also includes a number of landscapes, ranging from pastoral scenes to views of industrial progress. View of Providence, Rhode Island, created in the mid-1820s by an unidentified artist, functions as a portrait; the coastal city is portrayed on the brink of transition from pioneer village to bustling center of commerce. With remarkable beauty and formal simplicity, the works of art in American Wonder evoke the vivid presentness of their subjects and makers.

Doblar la Tierra

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 - Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, 3-7 pm

Random Parts
1206 13th Avenue

In Oakland

JAVIER ARCE
Doblar la Tierra
October 4 - November 2, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, October 4, 3:00 - 7:00pm (artist talk at 4:00pm)
Free to the public

Random Parts is pleased to present Doblar la Tierra, a solo exhibition by Javier Arce, based in Santander, Spain.

Arce’s work examines the power of the emblematic image and how it can become banal through its overuse and charged historical connotations. In a society where we are constantly bombarded with images through the seemingly random downloading of the web, Arce’s
work examines our relationship with the image and its cultural, ideological, and commercial ramifications.

For this exhibition - culminating after a three-week residency at Random Parts - Arce will present a series of drawings, video and sculpture exploring the economic situation of the United States; a possible reflection of what’s been happening in Spain. In his imagery, Arce evokes the poetic by playing with reality and interpretation, “focusing on the multiple readings that accrue around a single image and the network of relationships they set up - stories, digressions, extensions, and parallelisms” *

Javier Arce (b. 1973, Santander, Spain) has a degree in Engraving from the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas in Oviedo, an Honors Degree in Fine Art at the Basque Country University and his Masters in Sculpture from the Wimbledon School of Fine Art. In 2008, he was granted the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York and has shown internationally including, Paris (FR), Munich (DE), Brasilia (BR), Zagreb (HR), Sibiu (RO), Ljubljana (SI), London (UK), Bangkok (TH), Manila (PH), Vieques (PR), and several cities in Spain.

* From the late writer and art critic Kevin Power’s analysis of Arce’s work in Transnational Narrations: Paperworks.

28th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 - Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, 11am - 6pm

Heritage Square
6121 Hollis Street, Suite 900

In Emeryville

The Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition is a juried show featuring works of 117 artists and craftspeople - both established and emerging - who live or work in Emeryville. The work includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics and textiles. Now in its 28th year, the Annual Exhibition expands its celebration of the arts to include poetry readings and modern dance performances. The Exhibition is on display October 11 through November 2, 2014, at 6121 Hollis Street, Suite 900, Heritage Square, Emeryville, CA. The show is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm; admission is free.

There will be a gala public reception with the artists in attendance on Friday, October 10, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Admission to the reception is free; a no-host bar will raise funds for the Emeryville Youth Art Program, and local artist Tony DeMartile will create iPhone portraits of reception attendees for a $25 donation to benefit the non-profit Emeryville Celebration of the Arts.

The individual pieces of artwork in the Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition demonstrate the range of Emeryville artists and show their engagement with a host of aesthetic, political, and social concerns. This inclusive citywide exhibition provides the opportunity to view the work of new artists showing along with continuing artists, resulting in a uniquely ‘Emeryville’ experience. The 2014 Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition proudly hosts the largest collection of artwork in its 28-year history and has expanded its celebration of the arts to include poetry readings with Emeryville’s Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky, joined by Poets Laureate of several Bay Area cities, and a site-specific dance performance by Emeryville dance troupe Nancy Karp + Dancers. For the schedule oreadings and performances visit www.emeryarts.org

RedWolf

Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Saturday, November 8th, 2014, October 17-November 8, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sundays at 7 pm

The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway

In Oakland

A girl is ripening on the edge of town, uncontrolled, chaotic, voracious. This is an orderly place. Everything is on the map: the last scrap of woods, the old house on the outskirts. You can see the line where the big new road will go. Right through Red's room.

Everyone thinks the predators are gone. But what if they've just gone... inside?

Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, the most sexually charged of folk tales, REDWOLF is a world-premiere, full-length play co-written by Ragged Wing Artistic Director Amy Sass and nationally recognized playwright Anthony Clarvoe. Ripe with hunger, sexuality, and the conflict between the paved and the wild, REDWOLF follows a young woman's journey from girlhood to wolfhood. Due to adult content, not suitable for young children.

REDWOLF is Ragged Wing's first full production in The Flight Deck, and completes the cycle of the Just Ripe season.

REDWOLF features Jaime Currier, Keith Davis*, Dan Kurtz, Cecilia Palmtag*, Carlye Pollack, and David Stein*

Artistic Director: Amy Sass*
Assistant Director: Keith Davis*
Production Manager: Mariana Olvera
Stage Manager: Maggie Manzano
Set Design: Erik LaDue*
Costume Design: Abra Berman
Lighting Design: Joey Postil
Music Design: Laura Inserra and Tamara Roberts
Prop Design: Andy Falkner
Video Projections: Julia Robertson
Graphic Design: Cody Rishell

* denotes Ragged Wing Ensemble Core Artist

Presented by Ragged Wing Ensemble.

$25-40.

Joseph Holtzman / MATRIX 256

Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Sunday, December 21st, 2014, Wednesday through Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Joseph Holtzman’s unusual artistic sensibility evolved from his close study of historical painting and his connoisseurship of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century decorative arts. His themes and motifs draw on these diverse sources as well as allude to family and friends, cultural personalities, historical figures, and literary characters. Balancing his wide-ranging references is an intensely sensual connection to paint and surface.

Holtzman (b. 1957) is highly attentive to the unique qualities of color and texture that can be expressed through the medium of paint on various grounds. His palette is fantastically rich and varied and he achieves remarkable chromatic and tonal effects by exploiting not only the transparency of the oil medium but also the unusual capacity of marble—his favorite surface—to absorb and reflect light. He pays as much attention to the tiniest details of the paintings as he does to their overall compositions. To contemplate Holtzman’s paintings is to become immersed—indeed, nearly lost—in a strange yet beautiful universe.

Many of Holtzman’s paintings are portraits though their subjects may only emerge for him in the process of painting: Frieda (Holtzman’s mother), Monsieur de Charlus (the dissolute aristocrat in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time), Mary Todd Lincoln (“a driven decorator,” according to Holtzman), the composer Stephen Sondheim, and Holtzman’s husband, Carl Skoggard. These subjects are evoked less through accurate depictions of their bodies and faces than through settings and related objects that, like saintly “attributes,” convey symbolic meaning.

Through his highly personal and inventive engagement with painting, Holtzman has invested new life into this versatile medium while nodding to the admired forebears of his, and our, cultural past.

Molly Antopol: The UnAmericans

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 10/23/14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St

In Berkeley

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM

Hosted by Erica Bridgeman

$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores $15 door, KPFA benefit

The UnAmericans is a stunning debut work of fiction that exposes the deepest emotions that tie people together and break relationships apart through various twentieth century generations and across a range of locales from the United States to Israel, Soviet Russia, Hungary and the Ukraine. Her characters inner lives frequently, subtly, brilliantly reveal their social and political histories.

Beautiful, funny, fearless, exquisitely crafted, and truly novelistic in scope...It's clear we're in the hands of a master storyteller...with the emotional heft of Nicole Krauss, the intellectual depth of Saul Bellow, and the penetrating wit of Philip Roth." - Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award-winning author of Salvage the Bones

"Not since Robert Stone has a writer so examined the nature of disillusionment and the ways in which new found hope can crack the cement of failed dreams." - Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Orphan Master's Son

Antopol says: "My stories move from McCarthy-era Los Angeles to modern-day Jerusalem to communist Prague. Many were inspired by my family history, notably their involvement in the Communist Party...and I grew up surrounded by tales of surveillance, tapped lines and dinnertime visits from the FBI...In terms of the Israeli stories, I've spent my entire adult life going back and forth between there and the U.S....I used to work for a Palestinian-Israeli human rights group, and at a youth village aiding immigrants from Chechnya, Ethiopia, and the former Soviet Union."

Molly Antopol was born in California and attended the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received an MFA from Columbia University and is currently a lecturer at Stanford.

Erica Bridgeman is a veteran KPFA Public Affairs Producer.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$12 advance, $15 door.

Every Man for Himself (Jean-Luc Godard; France/Switzerland, 1979)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 7:00pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Godard called Every Man for Himself his second first film. It does leave one breathless. His first narrative feature after eight dry years is an achingly lyrical film about the selling of the self. Three non-souls—Paul Godard (Jacques Dutronc), a bespectacled videomaker working in television; Paul's lover Denise (Nathalie Baye), heading for the country; and Isabelle (Huppert), a farm girl turned city prostitute—cross paths in a nameless Swiss city. In a wonderfully wry script by Jean-Claude Carrière and Anne-Marie Miéville, the central metaphor is a Rube Goldberg–like human configuration conceived by a businessman for three prostitutes (one of them Huppert): "The image is OK," he says after much practice. "Let's work on the sound." In true Godard fashion, each character is a cipher for ideas, and each a refracted side of the director himself. While Paul looks myopically through life's lens, Jean-Luc plays dazzlingly with its beauty, fragmenting the image in frame-by-frame stop motion, savoring something that is lost to these soulless times.

• Written by Jean-Claude Carrière, Anne-Marie Miéville. Photographed by William Lubchansky, Renato Berta, Jean Bernard Menoud. With Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye, Roland Amstutz. (87 mins, In French with English subtitles, Color, 35mm, From The Film Desk)

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

Reflections of Healing Celebration and Mural Unveiling

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - Friday, October 24th, 2014, 10/24/14, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

In Oakland

Join OMCA for the public unveiling of Reflections of Healing, a large-scale art installation created by artist and educator Brett Cook with participation from the community. The installation features portraits of notable Oakland healers, who through practice or legacy demonstrate healing in their work as chefs, educators, activists, artists, musicians, and more. Join the celebration on the Museum side of 12th Street/Lake Merritt Boulevard, and enjoy music, wellness activities, art making. The celebration takes place during Friday Nights @ OMCA, featuring Off the Grid food trucks, music, food, art, family activities, and more!

Visitors will enjoy:

4 pm: Strolling the mural, meeting the artist & healers
4 pm: DJ Rhino_FX
5 pm: Off the Grid gourmet food truck market on 12th Street
5 pm: Portrait art-making activity
5:30 pm: Introduction and welcome
5:45 pm: Zumba dance class
6:30 pm: Community song workshop at the Oakland Rover
7 pm: Live performance by Antique Naked Soul

Location: 12th Street/Lake Merritt Boulevard between the Oakland Museum of
California and the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.

Transportation: OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm.

OMCA Connect is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Presented by Oakland Museum of California.

Celebration & unveiling: Free. Admission $0-$7.50

RE@DS: Brian Teare & Rocket Caleshu

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - Friday, October 24th, 2014, 5:30pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Readings by Brian Teare and Rocket Caleshu.

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Brian Teare is the recipient of poetry fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the American Antiquarian Society. He’s the author of four critically acclaimed books: The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda Award–winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, one of Slate’s best poetry books of 2013 and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. An assistant professor at Temple University, he lives in Philadelphia where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Rocket Caleshu, born in San Francisco in 1984, is an M.F.A. candidate in creative writing in the Critical Studies Department at the California Institute of the Arts. Rocket is also a letterpress printer and book artist, and received an A.B. from Brown University in Africana Studies.

RE@DS is included with L@TE admission.
$7.00 General Admission.
Free for BAM/PFA Members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.


L@TE: Splinter Reeds

Friday, October 24th, 2014 - Friday, October 24th, 2014, 7:30pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

This all-star quintet of Bay Area musicians breathes new life into contemporary music for woodwinds and blows audiences away. Not your grandmother’s woodwind quintet, Splinter Reeds adds bass clarinet and saxophone to the mix to create a more robust and dynamic sound. They premiere a new work by composer Marc Mellits, among other music written specifically for the ensemble.
Programmed by Sarah Cahill.

$7.00 General Admission.
Free for BAM/PFA Members and UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff.

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick; US, 1980)

Friday, October 24th, 2014, 7:30pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

“A majestically terrifying movie, where what you don’t see or comprehend shadows every move the characters make.”—Martin Scorsese

Horror’s job is to startle one’s wits through the macabre or menacing. But as film historian David Thomson has noted, “horror is really for idiots and children, but horror served up for adults might be the revival of screwball.” So meet him halfway and say “The Shining is a screwball horror film, or at least screwy.” Start with a farcical situation: a dysfunctional family holes up in an unoccupied lodge, so they can reclaim their domestic unity. Throw in a dad (Jack Nicholson) prone to erratic behavior, a son (Danny Lloyd) who is a lightning rod for psychic forces, and a mom, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), prewired for hysteria. Tamp down the snowdrifts, cut the phone lines, and “Here’s Johnny.” With the farce in place, don’t forget the residue of ectoplasmic happenstance. Those ghosts of tragedies past don’t need reservations—Room 237 is theirs for the taking. Built around mishaps and manias, The Shining is a shape-shifting labyrinth of temporal switchbacks and spatial anomalies. Rooms morph, hallways fold in, and time is layered like a supernatural parfait. The virtuosic use of Steadicam blends it all into a fluid zone of enchantment with primal panic as the adhesive. Kubrick orchestrates this comedy of terrors with chthonic aplomb, relishing set pieces that totter precariously near the abyss that is family. Final definition: a screwball is a pitch with misdirection, or in this case a pitchfork.

• Written by Kubrick, Diane Johnson, based on the novel by Stephen King. Photographed by John Alcott. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers. (144 mins, Color, DCP, From Warner Bros.)

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

JEANNE STARK, Pianist

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 4:00pm

First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley
2407 Dana Street

In Berkeley

Program: The first half is all about water...

Ravel: Jeux d'eau(Playing water)
Debussy: Jardins Sous La Pluie(Gardens in the Rain)(Estampes, No.3)
Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau(Reflections in the Water)(Images, Book1, No.1)
Debussy: La cathedrale engloutie(The Sunken Cathedral)(Preludes, Book 1, No. 10)

Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Collect! Exhibition and Auction Fundraiser

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 5-8pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 WALNUT ST

In Berkeley

Collect! is Berkeley Art Center’s largest annual event featuring a stunning exhibition and silent auction with work from some of the most exciting Bay Area artists. Raise a glass, enjoy delicious food, and celebrate Berkeley Art Center by taking home some art of your own.

Funds from this event directly support year-round programming, including our Programs for Young Artists at BAC as well as our exhibitions, lectures, workshops, public events, and donor artists. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door and VIP tickets are $70 in advance, $75 at the door. Children under the age of 18 attend for free. Tickets may be purchased on our website or by calling 510-644-6893. For more information visit www.berkeleyartcenter.org.

VIP Reception 5-6 pm
Early admission includes special food and wine, the chance to mix and mingle with donor artists and the honorary host committee, and time to develop your strategy to bring home your favorite artwork. Take advantage of “buy it now” pricing

Auction Main Event: 6-9 pm




Eliso (Nikoloz Shengelaia; USSR, 1928) with Live Music!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 6:30pm and 4:00pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

**Saturday 10.25.14 @ 6.30pm**
**Sunday 10.26.14 @ 4.00pm**

Live Music by Trio Kavkasia! Trio Kavkasia performs the West Coast premiere of a new score commissioned by BAM/PFA and adapted from traditional folk songs by Georgian music expert Carl Linich.

This historical epic evokes the tragic fate of a nation pacified in 1864 by the Tsarist Russian Empire. When authorities begin to appropriate arable lands, the peasants are forced to evacuate under terrible conditions. In the village of Verdi, we find Eliso, whose love for Vazho is encumbered by differences of class and religion. Yet the most overwhelming passion in this cherished classic is the depiction of Georgia’s majestic landscape and the deep-rooted traditions of its people. One of the great early figures in Georgian cinema, Nikoloz Shengelaia was the head of an enormously influential family of film professionals. The clan included not only his wife, the celebrated actress Nato Vachnadze, and their sons, Eldar and Giorgi, who became prominent directors; but also Vachnadze’s sister, Kira Andronikashvili, who stars in Eliso.

• Written by Sergei Tretyakov, Oleg Leonidov, Shengelaia, based on the short story by Alexandre Kazbegi. Photographed by Vladimir Kereselidze. With Alexandre Imedashvili, Kokta Karalashvili, Kira Andronikashvili. (80 mins @ 24 fps, Silent with English subtitles, B&W, 35mm, BAM/PFA Collection)

UC Berkeley students: $10
BAM/PFA members: $15
UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons, 17 & under: $18
General admission: $20

Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick; US, 1987)

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 8:45pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

War was no stranger. Kubrick had already attacked that front in Fear and Desire, Paths of Glory, and even Dr. Strangelove. But the Vietnam War was different. It was a war run like a business with a PR firm on retainer. Ideology was a thing of the past—no great banner of justice waved in the winds of this war. Kubrick begins on Parris Island, home to the Marine Corps boot camp, singling out a platoon of young GIs, little more than unsullied ore for the smelter of combat. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the drill instructor played by real-deal Lee Ermey, is an unrelenting brute whose sole task is to make his wards kill-ready. Assigned glib names by Gunny, the recruits—sharp-witted Joker (Matthew Modine), rustic Cowboy (Arliss Howard), and doltish Gomer Pyle (Vincent D’Onofrio)—are systematically bullied into becoming retooled warriors, relying on militarized allegiances that value virility, camaraderie, and a jocular misogyny. Properly processed, these anxious killing machines find themselves in Da Nang in 1968, just as the Tet Offensive surges across the paddies. In Full Metal Jacket, glory and patriotism are the first to fall. Without a motivating creed, the combatants don’t understand why they fight, just that they do.

• Written by Kubrick, Gustav Hasford, Michael Herr, based on Hasford’s novel The Short-Timers. Photographed by Douglas Milsome. With Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Ermey. (116 mins, Color, DCP, From Warner Bros.)

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

1st Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 8pm and 7pm

Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street

In Oakland

The Piñata Dance Collective & Temescal Art Center Presents:

1st Annual
Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers !FLACC!

Creadores en Movimiento:

Alariete(Marlet and Victor visiting from Guadalajara, MX)
Liz Boubion(US/ Piñata Dance Collective)
CatherineMarie Davalos(US/ Davalos Dance)
Eric Garcia(US/ Detour Dance)
Natta Haotzima(MX/ The Tea Dancers)
Diana Lara(Honduras)
Zari Le’on(US visiting from L.A/ ZLDT)
Rogelio Lopez(MX/ Rogelio & Dancers)

FLACC supports Dance Artists of the Latina/o Diaspora who are choosing to make dances of the non-traditional, border-crossing, rule-breaking, cutting-edge, curious, experimental, abstract, sensitive, avant-garde, queer, contemporary, hybridized, neo-classical, or revolutionary varieties. For our purposes, choreographers with "Latin American" cultural heritage or ancestry are defined by all countries that speak Spanish,Portuguese, or Indigenous languages in the Americas- from the Borderlands of the US to the tip of South America, including the Carribean Islands. Indigenous contemporary choreographers from North America are also included in this festival.

In the intimate setting of the Temescal Art Center, in Oakland, the humble beginnings of the 1st Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers begins!!! In 2014, we join our sisters and brothers of other cultural constituencies with a California-based dance festival of our own. Thank you to all those who have paved the way!
Limited seating (49),tickets will sell out fast!

OCT 25-26 SAT. 8pm/ Sun.7pm

Tickets $15 advance/ $20 at the door http://flacc.brownpapertickets.com/

Co-presented by Piñata Dance Collective and Temescal Art Center
http://lizboubion.org/?page_id=937

*Dear community, to support the artists traveling from near and far and to support the costs of the event, please consider making a donation through brown paper tickets. It is entirely supported and created by volunteers and donations. Any amount is welcome. Thank you!

Collect! Berkeley Art Center's Annual Auction Exhibition

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 - Saturday, October 25th, 2014, Preview Reception Saturday, October 18, 5-8 pm, Fundraiser Saturday, October 25, 5-9 pm; Exhibition October 18-25, 2014

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

The Berkeley Art Center invites the Bay Area community to join in the celebration of its largest annual event - Collect! Held on Saturday, October 25 from 5-9 p.m., Collect! is a stunning exhibition and silent auction from some of the most exciting artists in the Bay Area today, including works by Katherine Westerhout, Claire Colette, Rhonda Holberton, Rupert Garcia, Squeak Carnwath, Lava Thomas, Richard Whittaker, Enrique Chagoya, and more.

In addition to the works in the silent auction, guests can enjoy food and drinks from local vendors and get ahead of the holiday shopping season at the pop-up shop, including pieces from students of the California College of the Arts. Fans of the 1970s Shrinky Dinks will be treated to an exhibition of the classic arts and crafts toy, presented by the Session Space Collective.

The VIP reception features bites from award-winning Boulevard Restaurant, wine from Narsai David Estates, one-on-one mingling with the donor artists, and the chance to place first bids on all items in Collect!

In advance of the auction, a special preview reception will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 5-8 p.m., allowing guests to get an early preview of the donated artwork and scout out potential pieces to purchase prior to the main event.

All proceeds will support the Berkeley Art Center's exhibitions and public programs. Funds from this year's event directly support year-round programming, including Programs for Young Artists at BAC. Sponsors for this year's event include Boulevard, Flying Noir Art + Chocolate, Freshly Cut Florist, Hugh Groman Catering, Narsai David Estates, Phil's Sliders, and The Cheese Board Collective.

The 2014 Honorary Host Committee: Paule Anglim, Kim Anno, Mayor Tom Bates, Libby Black, Rena Bransten, Ruth Braunstein, Squeak Carnwath, Marna Clark, Narsai David, Ed Gilbert, Senator Loni Hancock, Jenn Lovvorn, Richard Nagler, Steve Oliver, Marilyn Rinzler, Peter Selz, and Lava Thomas.

Presented by Berkeley Art Center.

Auction fundraiser $40-75; Preview reception free

19th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 10/26/14, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street

In Oakland

Join us as OMCA marks two decades of the annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration. 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 from our mercado. Visit the special exhibition Songs and Sorrows: Dias de los Muertos 20th Anniversary, and revisit highlights from the past two decades the OMCA exhibition, as well as new works by local artists, on view in the Gallery of California Art.

Visitors will enjoy:

* Performances from Mariachi Los Halcones de Oakland (Traditional Mariachi), Los Cenzontles Juvenil (Balet Folklorico), Marimba Ixim Tinamit (Marimba Ensemble), and La Misa Negra (Cumbia)
* Family-friendly calavera (skull) face painting and Mexican tin art
* Tortilla and sugar skull-making demonstrations
* Festive chalk art from Clinica de la Raza's Youth Brigade on the sidewalks around the Museum
* Artisanal mercado in Museum garden featuring local arts and crafts vendors
* A gourmet food truck market from Off the Grid highlighting the best in local Latin and fusion cuisine (stay tuned for the full list)
* Free valet bicycle parking, provided courtesy of Bike East Bay (formerly known as East Bay Bike Coalition)

Skip the line! This year, get a discount on advance ticket purchases for the Days of the Dead Community Celebration when you buy tickets before Friday, October 24. Discounts include $5 off regular adult admission, and $2 off Senior, Student, and Youth tickets (ID required at will call).

Tickets include admission to OMCA galleries, including the special exhibition Songs and Sorrows: Dias de los Muertos 20th Anniversary. Admission for Members is always free.

OMCA is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Parking in the Museum Garage is $1 per hour with Museum validation.

Presented by Oakland Museum of California.

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

Main Stage Concert: Airs and Dances (Berkeley)

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 10/26/14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way

In Berkeley

Benjamin Simon, conductor
Mayumi Hama and Chris Froh, marimbas

G. F. Handel - Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4
Aaron Jay Kernis - Musica Celestis
Astor Piazzolla - Tango Suite
Laurie San Martin - layover/overlay: Concerto for Two Marimbas and Chamber Orchestra [World Premiere]
Ottorino Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3

Four mallets are better than two! Come hear a pair of world-class marimbists tackle Laurie San Martin's new double concerto and a sizzling duo by tango master Astor Piazzolla. This wide-ranging program opens with a stunning Baroque concerto by Handel and closes with Respighi's brilliant reworking of beautiful Renaissance lute pieces, plus Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Jay Kernis' ethereal Musica Celestis, as we dance between heaven and earth.

Great music worth listening to. Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and modern works offer a feast for your ears at every concert, while Maestro Simon's engaging onstage talks help you connect more powerfully with the music. Concerts are generally 90 to 120 minutes in length, with an intermission.

Admission is free to all concertgoers! Supporting members receive priority seating and priority entrance 60 minutes before concert time -- please bring your membership card with you. Non-members may enter 45 minutes before concert time.

Presented by San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.

$0 (Admission-Free!).

6 Artists 5 Hours...an Exhibit Hosted by Clock Artist, Steve Hurst

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

STEVENart Clocks
38 Washington Avenue

In Richmond

Famed clock artist Steve Hurst is hosting an exhibit showcasing his latest time-telling art, including some of his new illuminated series. Included are five guest artists: acrylic paintings by Sean Papillion; a special exhibit of photography by the late Joe Harris; mosaic bicycles, wall hangings and sculpture by Daud Abdullah, whose mosaic trash cans are proliferating across the East Bay; wood sculptures by Donovan Miller; and exotic wood turnings by John Tyler. The location is right next to Hotel Mac in beautiful, historic Point Richmond on the ground and second floors. (No wheelchair access to second floor). Live music will be performed by jazz pianist, Ben Flint, former pianist for Isaac Hayes. Refreshments served. Conveniently located a minute from the 580 Richmond Parkway exit.

For information or private showings, call 510.932.6085.

If you haven't been to Point Richmond, this will be a real treat with international restaurants, two parks, a beach and extensive waterfront area, hiking trails and more. Visit pointrichmond.com for additional information.

6 Artists 5 Hours...an Exhibit Hosted by Clock Artist, Steve Hurst

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

STEVENart Design
38 Washington Avenue

In Richmond

Locally famous Point Richmond clock artist, Steve Hurst will showcase his latest creations, including his newest illuminated wall art. Five guest artists will be on exhibit, also:

Paintings by Point Richmond's SEAN PAPILLION

Special photographic exhibit by the late JOE HARRIS in the second floor studio
(No wheelchair access to the second floor)

Mosaic bicycles, sculpture and wall art by DAUD ABDULLAH, whose mosaic trashcans are proliferating on the streets of Richmond and Oakland

Wood sculptures by Donovan Miller, also a Point Richmond Artist

Exotic wood turnings and bowls by Bridge Art Space artist, JOHN TYLER

Plus, live music provided by jazz pianist, BEN FLINT

Refreshments served.

The event will be held at STEVENart Design, 38 Washington Avenue, next to historic Hotel Mac in Point Richmond. For more information, call 510.932.6085, or email steve@stevenart.com.

While here, take a walk through history in this charming, small-town like hamlet with its artists' studios, boutiques and plethora of international restaurants.



6 Artists 5 Hours...an Exhibit Hosted by Clock Artist, Steve Hurst

Sunday, October 26th, 2014 - Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

STEVENart Design in Point Richmond
In Richmond

Point Richmond clock artist, Steve Hurst, is having his annual exhibit to show new and familiar pieces, including his illuminated wall art. Featured this year are five Bay Area guest artists:

Paintings by Sean Papillion

Special exhibition of photography by the late Joe Harris

Mosaic bicycles, sculpture and wall art by Daud Abdullah, whose mosaic trash cans are proliferating around Richmond and Oakland

Wood sculptures by Donovan Miller

Exotic wood turnings by John Tyler

Live music provided by jazz pianist, Ben Flint. Refreshments served.
(Note: No elevator access to second floor studio).

Where?
38 Washington Avenue in historic Point Richmond
next to Hotel Mac
For more information, call 510.932.6085.
Look for Steve Hurst on Facebook.

KPFA On the Air (Veronica Selver; US, 2000)

Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 7:00pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

In Person with Veronica Selver and Sharon Wood! Special Guests: Former KPFA news director Alan Snitow, former KPFA station manager Larry Bensky, and Pacifica historian Matthew Lasar.

April 15 is an auspicious day—not for taxes, but as the momentous day when KPFA in Berkeley began broadcasting, sixty-five years ago. The first manifestation of Pacifica Foundation, listener-supported KPFA was the radical brainchild of Lewis Hill, who believed that radio should not be commercialized blather, but a meaningful and participatory aspect of a community’s cultural life. Though the station has undergone upheavals and each new decade seems to display some shift in political orientation, KPFA remains a through-line in Berkeley’s political history. Search local newsreel footage of the sixties, from the HUAC hearings in 1960 through People’s Park protests in 1969, and you will inevitably see KPFA’s microphones poking up from the podia. Veronica Selver’s captivating documentary richly illustrates a history few of us know.

• Written by Wood. (56 mins, Color, Digital, From the artist)
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Preceded by:
Second Campaign (Norman Yonemoto, Nicholas Urs; US, 1969)
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Total running time: c. 76 mins
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$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission



The Boys from Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1983)

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 7:00pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s fourth feature is strikingly emblematic of the shift (in Taiwanese cinema) towards greater naturalism and subjects dealing with youth and provincial life. The film follows the fortunes of a trio of bored teenagers who move from the small island of Fengkuei to the port of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, showing with sympathy and quiet humor a whole social stratum dispossessed of the Taiwanese economic dream and wandering aimlessly without a clear sense of purpose. Chen Kuo-hou’s striking camerawork stresses the desolate beauty of the youths’ Fengkuei existence and the more intense (but less secure) life of bustling Kaohsiung. The Baroque soundtrack...perfectly underpins the picture’s involving style, aided by a central trio of performances which mingle exuberance and naturalism in equal measure.

• Written by Chu Tien-wen. Photographed by Chen Kun-hou. With Doze Niu (Cheng-tse), Lin Hsiu-ling, To Tsung-hua. (99 mins, In Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles, Color, 35mm)

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

Projection Instructions: Short Films (US, 1964-91)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 7:00pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of avant-garde filmmakers moved away from standardized projection to explore “expanded cinema,” pushing the parameters of cinema as a means of expanding consciousness. In some cases this entailed using multiple projectors and formats to create one-of-kind experiences. We revisit this era, and beyond, with a selection of rarely screened double projection films, in which two images are simultaneously projected side by side, broadening the possibilities for aesthetic exploration, incorporating performance, psychedelics, and more. Also featured are single projection films that alter the cinematic experience with actions taken by either the audience or projectionist.

Opening the 19th Century: 1896 (Ken Jacobs, 1990), 9 mins, Silent, B&W, 3D, 16mm, From Film-Makers’ Cooperative
A Dance Party in the Kingdom of the Lilliput, Nos. 1 and 2 (Takahiko Iimura, 1964/66), 13 mins, B&W, 16mm double projection, From Film-Makers’ Cooperative
Third Eye Butterfly (Storm De Hirsch, 1968), 10 mins, Color, 16mm double projection, From Film-Makers’ Cooperative
Glance (Bud Wirtschafter, 1970), 5 mins, B&W, 16mm double projection, From Film-Makers’ Cooperative
Projection Instructions (Morgan Fisher, 1976), 4 mins, Silent, B&W, 16mm, From the artist
Shutter Interface (Paul Sharits, 1975), 24 mins, Color, 16mm double projection, From Film-Makers’ Cooperative

Total running time: c. 65 mins

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

The Activist (Art Napoleon; US, 1969)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014, 7:00pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

In Person with Michael Smith!

Scorned during its day, The Activist is re-activated for your renewed perusal. Activist-turned-actor Michael Smith plays a radical opposed to the war in Vietnam in this youth-market entry, shot on the streets of Berkeley. With its street-smart lead and proximity to the antiwar protests it appropriates, A member of the Oakland Seven, “Stop the Draft” activists tried for conspiracy in Alameda County, Smith plays a version of himself, a committed Berkeley activist contesting the war in Vietnam. After a demonstration goes bad, he seeks refuge at a friend’s house and there meets Lee, played by real-life girlfriend Lesley Gilbrun. This seat-of-its-pants pic alternates between the budding romance, Lee’s fitful coming to political awareness, and plans to occupy the draft induction center and its resulting skirmish. Guerrilla theater in front of Cody’s Books, a heated encounter in the Greek Theatre, and Mike’s hippie bus passing by the Berkeley Main Post Office all collide with the harsh reality of an unjust war throwing a pall over an entire generation. The Activist does its best to infiltrate documentary footage of street protests with its own fictive frothing (which is what rankled members of the Movement). “You’re not really an activist,” Mike’s old professor tells him, “You’re a romantic.” And in the obligatory scene in which idealistic youth is soured by the wisdom of the elders, the professor continues: “It’s not City Hall you can’t fight, it’s basic human nature.”

• Written by Art and Jo Napoleon. With Michael Smith, Lesley Gilbrun, Tom Maier, Brian Murphy. (87 mins, Color, 35mm, From Universal Pictures)

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

Special Halloween Screening! - Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick; US, 1999)

Friday, October 31st, 2014, 7:30pm

Pacific Film Archive Theater
2575 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Special Halloween Screening: Wear a Mask!


If anything, Kubrick had his eyes wide open. He’d been mesmerized by Schnitzler’s erotic novella since the late sixties, trying several times to arouse interest in the adaptation. This traumnovelle, literally “dreamstory,” involves a married couple, played by real-life duo Tom Cruise as Dr. Bill Harford and Nicole Kidman as Alice H., who free fall through a psychological landscape of libido and longing. The first steps toward their eventual plunge are delicate and untended as they tease each other with fantastical seductions and saucy dreams, all leading to that accelerating drop into appetite. For Bill, the pull is vicious; for Alice, more often she is pulled upon. Like in The Shining, Kubrick does away with the easy oppositions of fantasy and fact, favoring instead a more polymorphic perversity where pleasure penetrates all. At the much-fabled masked ball, Bill is an uninvited guest, seeking in anonymity a source for his arousal. Around him transpires a murky rite with sex as its sacrament. Or does it? And Bill is not alone behind his mask—all the globe is so disguised. And behind each mask another, or so Kubrick would tell us. In this carnal construction we call life, we conceal our true faces and the fantasies that play about them. Bill followed his sensual appetites from dreamy indulgence to novel trauma. And Alice: “The important thing is we’re awake now.” A truly erotic outing, Eyes Wide Shut is like a caution sign on the road of excess.

• Written by Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, based on the novella "Traumnovelle" by Arthur Schnitzler. Photographed by Larry Smith. With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Marie Richardson. (159 mins, Color, 35mm, From Warner Bros.)

$5.50 – BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students
$6.50 – UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under)
$9.50 – General Admission

Berkeley Symphony: Meet the Symphony Family Concert

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 10am and 11:30am

Malcom X Elementary School
1731 Prince Street

In Berkeley

Don’t miss these entertaining and interactive concerts introducing the various musical instruments of the orchestra. Delight in the wild antics of conductor Ming Luke and his special guest(s) as they engage and enlighten young audience members to the world of music. Fun for all ages! Concert is FREE!

Herbie Hancock: A Conversational Journey With Greg Bridges

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 11/1/14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St

In Oakland

Presented by KPFA Radio & Marcus Books

Tickets: $20 admission, $40:admission & book, $50: 2 admissions & book KPFA benefit :: 800-838-3006 independent bookstores

Herbie Hancock is an internationally famous American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer. As part of Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet, he was one of the primary creators of the "post-bop" sound. Hancock has combined a unique blend of jazz, blues, modern classical music (like Debussy and Ravel), and sheer funk. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable sound through a career that spans five decades and includes 14 Grammy(R) Awards, including 2008 Album of the Year, River: The Joni Letters.

Recently Hancock was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Intercultural Dialogue. In 2013 he joined the University of California, Los Angeles faculty as a professor in the UCLA music department where he teaches jazz music.

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, "Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven't heard anybody yet who has come after him."

Hancock was recently appointed 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. He will deliver a series of six lectures on poetry, "The Norton Lectures" - poetry "interpreted in the broadest sense, including all poetic expression in language, music, or fine arts."

Greg Bridges (G1 Rhythm) is a radio dj and journalist living in Oakland. He can be heard over KCSM 91.1fm (www.kcsm.org) Tuesday nights 6 to 9 pm, and Thursday nights 6 pm to 2 am, on KPFA (94.1fm) Monday nights 8 to 10 pm, and as a contributor to KPFA's Hip Hop, social affairs and music show HardKnock Radio. Greg has written for various publications including Jazz Now Magazine and Bayshore Magazine.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$20, $40 admission & book, $50 two adm & book

Underground Runway presents “Class”

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 1:00 pm-3:00pm

Transmission Gallery
770 West Grand Ave. Oakland, CA

In Oakland

Enter the Fall....don't follow the trees make paths with the leaves...Draped long dresses, shirts, coats with beads...seasons change and fashion proceeds. Join Underground Runway for the Fall 2014 Fashion show, “Class” hosted by Transmission Gallery where fashion and art together embrace its "change".

Through commitment to the collector, the artist, and the community, Transmission Gallery is voted as one of the top 5 galleries to visit in 2014. A forum for exploration of contemporary art, they are very fitting for the Fall runway show. UGRW is the platform for unsigned and under recognized talent--Be present to see the enriching colors of nature exude from fabric. Drawn to art that is bestowed upon us, be open to seeing the person evolving through the clothes, and catch the warmth of winter on the RUNWAY.

Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave, Oakland. November 1st, doors open at 1:00PM, fashion show itself starts promptly at 2:00.

Robots and Storetry

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - Sunday, December 14th, 2014, Opening 6 to 9pm

The Compound Gallery
1167 65th Ave

In Oakland

For 25 years, Kevin Bradley has been scouring old barns and basements east of the Mississippi for these rare fonts and types from the 1800s and 1900s. He wants to bring to life the way the world communicated hundreds of years ago, only in a modern way — much like how modern folk musicians keep old songs alive, bringing them to contemporary listeners in new forms and textures. Bradley has even developed his own type of poetry called Storetry — a form of poetry/stories turned into posters. But at the most basic level, he’s a typographer — a last craftsman in a dying profession. He has a series of original images — robots, dinosaurs, Godzilla. Each of these images is made with letters, which you can see when you look up close. He’s experimenting every day with the form. “It’s a repository of the real stuff,” says Bradley.

FABRICATING ART: MICHAEL ARCEGEA

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 - Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 2:00 pm to 3:00pm

See posting
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In Oakland

2:00–3:00 PM
NOV 8, 2014
SPACE IS LIMITED. SIGN UP NOW.

Fabricating Art, a series of studio visits with local artists who deal with fabrication in their practice, is planned in conjunction with the Mills College Art Musuem’s current exhibition Sarah Oppenheimer. As part of this series, three Bay Area artists invite us to their studios to share their artistic process and the role fabrication plays in it. The third and final studio visit is with Michael Arcega.

Michael Arcega is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. His research-based work revolves largely around language and sociopolitical dynamics. Directly informed by historic narratives, material significance, and geography, his subject matter deals with circumstances where power relations are unbalanced.

Arcega has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Stanford University. His work has been exhibited at venues including the Asian Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the de Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Orange County Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Cue Arts Foundation, and the Asia Society in NY among many others. He is a recipient of an Art Council grant, Joan Mitchell MFA Award, Murphy Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship, and Headlands Center for the Arts MFA Fellowship. He was awarded a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts.

Michael Arcega was born in Manila, Philippines, and migrated to the Los Angeles area at ten years of age. He currently lives and works in San Francisco where he is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University.

arcega.us

For location information and to sign up for this event, please visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fabricating-art-michael-arcega-tickets-13195061785

Opening reception for Here: Berkeley Art Center Artists Annual Exhibition

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 - Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 5-8 pm

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA 94709

In Berkeley

Here: Berkeley Art Center Artists Annual Exhibition

Exhibition dates: November 8 – December 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm

Part 1 of Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. It is presented salon-style just in time for the holidays in the center’s beautiful gallery space nestled in North Berkeley’s Live Oak Park. Featuring a wide array of perspectives and varied levels of accomplishment, this exhibition celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of our cultural community. This year, members who participate in the Artists Annual part 1 will also have a special opportunity to be considered for a smaller group exhibition in part 2. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 8, 5-8pm. Free and open to the public.


Khoree 'The Poet' featuring Verbal Sax

Saturday, November 8th, 2014 - Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 8:00 PM

Historic Bal Theater
14808 E. 14th Street

In Oakland

Khoree The Poet’s tantalizingly smooth poetic verses mingled with Saxophones, song and various forms of smooth Jazz has taken the Bay Area by storm. He has entertained fans from Yoshi's to the Concord Pavilion.

A ‘treat’ is an understatement for lovers of both music and poetry. Don’t miss out. This is a ‘MUST SEE’ experience.

Tickets available at http://www.khoreethepoetbaltheater.eventbrite.com

Historic Bal Theater
14808 East Fourteenth Street
San Leandro California 94578

Info: www.KhoreeThePoet.com

Berkeley Symphony and Friends Chamber Music Series

Sunday, November 9th, 2014 - Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 5-7pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

In

The Piedmont Center for the Arts will host a series of four chamber music concerts featuring Berkeley Symphony musicians and their guests. Artists: Franklyn D'Antonio, violin; Roman Fukshansky, clarinet; Eric Gaenslen, cello; Miles Graber, piano. Presenting works by John Adams, Bartók, and Brahms. Tickets are $25.

Jeff Chang: Who We Be: The Colorization of America

Monday, November 10th, 2014 - Monday, November 10th, 2014, 11/10/14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St

In Oakland

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Pegasus Books

Hosted by Davey D

$12 advance tickets: :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 sites) Moe's, Marcus Books, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's Books SF: Modern Times, $15 door, KPFA benefit www.kpfa.org/events
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Jeff Chang's first book was the highly acclaimed, award-winning Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, memorably hailed as "the funky, bootleg, B-side remix of late-20th century American history" by Time Magazine.

Who We Be: The Colorization of America is an essential chronicle of the past five decades of American cultural history in which Jeff reveals exactly how the rise of Hip-Hop impacted today's cultural politics, how Americans now view race, and how that view has changed over the past five decades. In a narrative that moves from the 1963 March on Washington through the Obama election to the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, Jeff examines the role of artists in culturally desegregating America, including the multiculturalism movement. While many viewed Obama's election as proof we had moved beyond race, Who We Be shows the full paradox of the "post-racial era," including the darker tones of political debates reflecting deep pessimism, and social indexes showing rising rates of resegregation in housing and schooling.

Currently Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, Jeff is continuing his long career specializing in culture, politics, the arts and music.

Besides editing the book, Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop, Jeff co-founded CultureStr/ke and ColorLines. He was a Senior Editor/Director at Russell Simmons' 360hiphop.com.

Davey D is the Host of Hard Knock Radio (airing on KPFA 94.1fm weekdays at 4pm) and Adjunct Professor, Afrostudies Dept, S.F.St

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$12 advance, $15 door.

In the Gardens of Spain

Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Friday, November 14th, 2014, 11/14/14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Parish Hall of St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way

In Berkeley

Barefoot Chamber Concerts ("an enterprise noted for both its quality and informality" - San Francisco Classical Voice) presents really good music in the right acoustic and without the formality of most classical music events. Kids are very welcome if quiet, and admission under 18 is free. Snacks are available before, during, and after the concert.

Musica Pacifica (Judith Linsenberg, recorders; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; with Kevin Cooper, guitar; Katherine Heater, harpsichord; David Morris, bass viol) plays "In the Gardens of Spain", a colorful array of delicate passacalles, brilliant sonatas and vibrant dances from baroque-era Spain and its territories.

For more details, and to order tickets online, visit www.barefootchamberconcerts.com

Presented by Barefoot Chamber Concerts.

$13 to $15.

Sundays @ Four: duoW

Sunday, November 16th, 2014 - Sunday, November 16th, 2014, 11/16/14, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose Street

In Berkeley

duoW--two dynamic young Juilliard string players--performs at Crowden's Sundays @ Four chamber music series on November 16, 4pm.

About duoW

Violinist Arianna Warsaw-Fan and cellist Meta Weiss--duoW--burst onto the international music scene when their cutting edge music video, Ghosts And Flowers, went viral on the internet in the fall of 2011.

Strongly committed to bringing classical music to new audiences, these two ambitious Juilliard grads launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the video, which features their performance of the beautiful and highly virtuosic Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia. The result transcends the confines of classical music, proclaimed by Nylon Magazine as "a major announcement" and with visuals described by La Scena Musicale as "a mix of Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette' and Stoker's 'Dracula' alongside graffiti and modern cityscapes."

Meta and Arianna have been performing together since they first met ten years ago. Both are recent graduates of the Masters program at Juilliard, where Meta is now pursuing the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow and a SYLFF Fellow. Meta and Arianna have both been recognized internationally for their astonishing musicianship and brilliant technique, garnering multiple awards and honors, and receiving recognition in major competitions around the world.

Program:

Mozart Duo for Violin & Viola in B-flat Major, K. 424
Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia
Jean-Paul Botteman Sonate pour Violin et Violoncelle "Miroir"
Ravel Violin Sonata
Kreisler Three Viennese Songs

About Crowden's Sundays @ Four Chamber Music Series

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.

www.crowden.org

Presented by Crowden Music Center.

Free to $25.

The Classical Romantics

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 - Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, 8:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Lawson Road

In Richmond

CONTRA COSTA CHORALE
FALL CONCERT 2014

The Contra Costa Chorale, directed by Cindy Beitmen, presents “The Classical Romantics” featuring music by German and Austrian composers of the period. Works include the Mass in G by Franz Schubert, “Geistliches Lied” by Johannes Brahms, “Verleih uns Frieden” by Felix Mendelssohn, and Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 71 by Robert Schumann. Featured soloists include Rita Lilly, Mark Bonney, and Sepp Hammer with Cara Bradbury on piano.

Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 PM, WayPointe Church, 770 Sonoma Street, Richmond, CA 94805


Sunday, November 23 at 5:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707

$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Disabled. Children under 12 – free admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For further information and detailed directions, visit our website at www.ccchorale.org, email ccchorale@att.net, or call (510) 255-0703.

The Classical Romantics

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 - Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 5:00 pm

WayPointe Church
770 Sonoma Street

In Richmond

CONTRA COSTA CHORALE
FALL CONCERT 2014

The Contra Costa Chorale, directed by Cindy Beitmen, presents “The Classical Romantics” featuring music by German and Austrian composers of the period. Works include the Mass in G by Franz Schubert, “Geistliches Lied” by Johannes Brahms, “Verleih uns Frieden” by Felix Mendelssohn, and Spanisches Liederspiel, Op. 71 by Robert Schumann. Featured soloists include Rita Lilly, Mark Bonney, and Sepp Hammer with Cara Bradbury on piano.

Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 PM, WayPointe Church, 770 Sonoma Street, Richmond, CA 94805


Sunday, November 23 at 5:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707

$20 General, $15 Students/Seniors/Disabled. Children under 12 – free admission.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For further information and detailed directions, visit our website at www.ccchorale.org, email ccchorale@att.net, or call (510) 255-0703.

C.P.E. BACH & VIVALDI Virtuoso Concertos

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

Celebrate the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach with this program of virtuoso concertos, featuring soloists Carla Moore, William Skeen, Tanya Tomkins & Hanneke van Proosdij

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Friday, November 21, 2014 8 pm
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere

Saturday, November 22, 2014 8 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Sunday, November 23, 2014 7:30pm
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir's 29th Annual Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - Saturday, December 6th, 2014, 12/6/14, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway

In Oakland

The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC) is warming up for its 29th Annual Holiday Concert at the historic Paramount Theatre on Saturday, December 6th. This year, OIGC will be joined by Stellar Award winner and gospel great Ms. Kim Burrell, beatbox artist Kid Beyond, the ever-growing Oakland Interfaith Community Choir, Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, and liturgical dancers Imani Ya Watume.

The choir's series of holiday concerts, beginning with the Paramount show, have been called "a cherished holiday tradition in the Bay Area, every bit as important as The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol." For many, it's not the holiday season until the Bay Area's favorite gospel choir performs at the Paramount.

KIM BURRELL
Grammy-nominated, NAACP, Dove, and Stellar Award recipient Kim Burrell is one of the world's most sought-after artists in the music industry today. Burrell is currently serving her fourth season as mentor for BET's Sunday Best; as host of Real Talk with Kim Burrell; writing a book entitled Let Freedom Sing; working in the studio on her sixth solo project; and as the lead actress in biopics featuring jazz and gospel artists of our time.

KID BEYOND
This pioneering singer, beatboxer and live looper has riveted hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world. A longtime teacher at Jazz Camp West and the California Jazz Conservatory, Kid Beyond combines impeccable chops with cutting-edge creativity. He has performed alongside such legendary performers as Ray Charles and James Brown.

HALF-N-HALF ASL INTERPRETATION
American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters Sherry Hicks and Michael Velez of Half-N-Half (www.half-n-half.com) will be on hand for their fourth turn providing sign translation for the show. Sherry and Michael are Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) performers that collaborate and tour around the world. This dynamic duo delights audiences with their original multimedia ASL performances combining music and storytelling.

Presented by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

$12-$42.

Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 - Sunday, December 7th, 2014, 11am - 5pm

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave

In Richmond

The Richmond Art Center's 53rd annual Holiday Arts Festival is the go-to place for buying gifts! This year’s event will feature a marketplace of local arts and crafts vendors and the famous ceramics sale featuring hundreds of plates, mugs and objects made by the Art Center’s ceramic enthusiasts. Delicious food and wine, fun art-making activities for the kids, musical entertainment and a silent auction with fine art by Bay Area artists, East Bay experiences and more.

Phone: 510-620-6772
email: admin@richmondartcenter.org

Oakland Youth Chorus' 40th Anniversary Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - Saturday, December 13th, 2014, 12/13/14, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
2619 Broadway

In Oakland

Celebrate Oakland Youth Chorus' legacy of diversity in harmony with our 40th annual Holiday Concerts.

At 3:00pm, OYC's youngest Miracle Chorus ensembles from 11 school and community sites delight the audience with their own concert full of joyful world music from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Maori of New Zealand, and Nepal and holiday favorites.

At 6:00pm, OYC's Chamber Singers, Concert Chorus, Middle School ensembles and 3rd-5th grade Miracle Chorus singers from Oakland and other East Bay communities shine as they premiere a commissioned work by local jazz great Marcus Shelby and sing music from around the world such as Diwali, Niska Banja, El Vito, and Kaki Lambe. This concert also features a set by the Marcus Shelby Trio.

Join the singers of Oakland Youth Chorus to celebrate the holidays and four decades of friendships, songs, community, and creating harmony through diversity in Oakland and the East Bay.

Presented by Oakland Youth Chorus.

$10-$25.

The Nutcracker-Ballet San Jose

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - Sunday, December 28th, 2014, 1:30pm and 7:00pm

San Jose Center for Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd

In

Nearly 100 dancers fill the stage with classic holiday magic and season surprises in Karen Gabay's stylish, smart staging that brims with bravura dancing and just the right amount of gingerbread to put even Ebenezer Scrooge in the holiday spirit. This is the traditional "Nutcracker" to see!

The Nutcracker-Ballet San Jose

Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - Sunday, December 28th, 2014, 1:30pm and 7:00pm

San Jose Center for Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd

In

Nearly 100 dancers fill the stage with classic holiday magic and season surprises in Karen Gabay's stylish, smart staging that brims with bravura dancing and just the right amount of gingerbread to put even Ebenezer Scrooge in the holiday spirit. This is the traditional "Nutcracker" to see!

Individual Dates & Times: *
Dec 13, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sat)
Dec 13, 2014: 7 pm (Sat)
Dec 14, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sun)
Dec 19, 2014: 7 pm (Fri)
Dec 20, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sat)
Dec 20, 2014: 7 pm (Sat)
Dec 21, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sun)
Dec 23, 2014: 1:30 pm (Tue)
Dec 23, 2014: 7 pm (Tue)
Dec 26, 2014: 1:30 pm (Fri)
Dec 27, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sat)
Dec 28, 2014: 1:30 pm (Sun)

Berkeley Symphony: Sanctuary

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - Thursday, January 15th, 2015, 8-10pm

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Commissioned by the City of Birmingham Orchestra, Asyla was given its premiere in 1997, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. As is typical of Adès, the title implies both a place of rest and a home for the mentally unstable, capturing the subversive tone of the piece. Berkeley Symphony is honored to introduce Bay Area audiences to this important work. One of the best-loved works in the classical music repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony premiered in October of 1843, conducted by the composer, only nine days prior to his death. Its rich melodies and passionate romanticism remain profoundly moving and provide a welcome escape from 21st century realism.

THE GREAT POETS From Shakespeare to Dryden

Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

Anna Dennis, soprano
Music of Dowland, Johnson, Ferrabosco, Lanier, Danyel, Lawes & Purcell
Direct from London, soprano Anna Dennis joins Voices of Music for an evening of 17th-century Poetry and Music

Thursday January 22, 8pm
Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley

Friday January 23, 8pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Saturday January 24, 8pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Sunday January 25, 7:30pm Berkeley St. Mary Magdalen
St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley

Berkeley Symphony and Friends Chamber Music Series

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 - Sunday, February 8th, 2015, 5-7pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

In

The Piedmont Center for the Arts will host a series of four chamber music concerts featuring Berkeley Symphony musicians and their guests. Artists: René Mandel, violin; Peter Wyrick, cello; Markus Pawlik, piano. Presenting works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky.

Berkeley Symphony: Imagination

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 - Thursday, February 26th, 2015, 8-10pm

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

Maurice Ravel’s delightful Mother Goose Suite opens the program. A series of illustrations of French fairy tales was the inspiration behind this piece, which started out as a piano duet, then was expanded to a ballet, from which this orchestra suite was derived. Jake Heggie’s Camille Claudel: Into the Fire was premiered to great acclaim as a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and string quartet in San Francisco in 2012. Berkeley Symphony commissioned Mr. Heggie to write the orchestral version, which receives its world premiere with the enchanting Sasha Cooke as soloist. This performance closes with Brahms’ powerful Fourth Symphony, completed only a year after the premiere of his Third Symphony.

Steffani Stabat Mater

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 7:30pm

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

An all-star cast performs Agostino Steffani’s baroque masterpiece, Stabat Mater, and the Carissimi oratorio Vanitas, Vanitatum.

Jennifer Ellis Kampani & Céline Ricci, sopranos
Clifton Massey, countertenor
Paul Elliott & Christopher LeCluyse, tenors
John Bischoff, bass
Elizabeth Blumenstock & Kati Kyme, baroque violin
Lisa Grodin, baroque viola
Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, baroque cello
Farley Pearce, violone
David Tayler, theorbo
Hanneke van Proosdij, organ

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
555 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8 pm
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
3 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

Berkeley Symphony: I'm a Performer Family Concert

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 - Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 10am and 11:30am

Malcom X Middle School
1731 Prince Street

In Berkeley

Rosin your bow and polish your horn! Get ready for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform alongside professional orchestra musicians! An annual tradition at Berkeley Symphony, “I’m a Performer!” family concerts are open to all music lovers, instrumentalists and singers alike. Together, you and the orchestra will perform popular tunes, including “Ode to Joy” and our signature tune, “I Am a Fine Musician.” Concerts are FREE.

Berkeley Symphony and Friends Chamber Music Series

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 - Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 5-7pm

Piedmont Center for the Arts
801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611

In

The Piedmont Center for the Arts will host a series of four chamber music concerts featuring Berkeley Symphony musicians and their guests. Artists: Dan Flanagan, violin; Elizabeth Prior, viola; Jonah Kim, cello; Miles Graber, piano. Presenting works by Ravel and Fauré. Tickets are $25.

Berkeley Symphony: Homage

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 - Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 8-10pm

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

First produced in 1991, John Adams’ opera The Death of Klinghoffer is based on the hijacking of the passenger liner Achille Lauro by the Palestine Liberation Front in 1995, and the resulting murder of Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer. Mozart’s Requiem was composed in Vienna in 1791, during the last year of the composer’s life. Though considered one of Mozart’s most popular and respected works, the question remains as to how much of the music he actually completed before his death and how much was later composed by others. The Orchestra is joined by soloists from the Adler Fellowship Program of the San Francisco Opera Center and the choruses from the University of California, Berkeley.

Under Construction

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 - Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 3pm

Osher Studio
2055 Center Street

In Berkeley

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New Music Series/Composers Program. Participating composers receive artistic and career guidance from Music Director Joana Carneiro and mentor composers, as well as from the orchestra musicians. Tickets are $10.

Under Construction II

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, 7-9pm

Osher Studio
2055 Center Street

In Berkeley

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New Music Series/Composers Program. Participating composers receive artistic and career guidance from Music Director Joana Carneiro and mentor composers, as well as from the orchestra musicians.



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