Events


Call for Entries- HERE: BAC Artists Annual

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 - Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

Artwork Drop off Dates: Friday – Sunday, November 25 – 27, 11 am – 5 pm
(2D work limited to 24" max in any dimension)

Click here for the CALL FOR ENTRIEShttps://static1.squarespace.com/static/51df36bce4b063b4f567cdee/t/57eed798579fb3fbf5181f3d/1475270554220/Call_for_Entries_2016.pdf

All entrants must fill out the new online form by 5:00pm on November 23rd to enter. Click here for the SUBMISSION FORM https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=0a12e710ec0040d4a72d904bc429ab74

BAC's Artists Annual is a celebration of our members who form the deep and rich art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization. This salon-style exhibition features small works in a variety of media. The exhibition is presented in two parts: a non-juried presentation, followed by a juried show. This year the juror will be Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

HERE, Part 2 will open Saturday, January 21 and run through February 26, 2017.

Call for Entries- HERE: BAC Artists Annual

Friday, November 25th, 2016 - Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street

In Berkeley

December 3, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 3, 5 - 7 pm

Artwork Drop off Dates: Friday – Sunday, November 25 – 27, 11 am – 5 pm
(2D work limited to 24" max in any dimension)

Click here for the CALL FOR ENTRIES https://static1.squarespace.com/static/51df36bce4b063b4f567cdee/t/57eed798579fb3fbf5181f3d/1475270554220/Call_for_Entries_2016.pdf

All entrants must fill out the new online form by 5:00pm on November 23rd to enter. Click here for the SUBMISSION FORM https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=0a12e710ec0040d4a72d904bc429ab74

BAC's Artists Annual is a celebration of our members who form the deep and rich art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization. This salon-style exhibition features small works in a variety of media. The exhibition is presented in two parts: a non-juried presentation, followed by a juried show. This year the juror will be Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

HERE, Part 2 will open Saturday, January 21 and run through February 26, 2017.

Abstract Expressions

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 - Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street, Oakland, CA. 94612

In Oakland

An exhibition showcasing contemporary painting that draws upon the modern tradition of Abstract Expressionism.

Featuring Jimi Evins, Lea Feinstein, and Kathryn Arnold.

Coupled Opening Reception

Friday, January 20th, 2017 - Saturday, February 25th, 2017, 6-9 PM

Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Avenue

In Oakland

The K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works presents Coupled, a group exhibition

of artists who are married or intertwined. Do couples influence each other’s art

work? How much of our world view comes from who we live with? Using clay,

photography, painting, sculpture and interactive installation, each “coupled” artist

tells their unique story.
Featuring: Ed Holmes, Janet Koike, Tom White, Styrous, and Deborah and Charlie Sullivan

THE REAL THING by Tom Stoppard

Friday, January 27th, 2017 - Sunday, February 26th, 2017, Tuesdays @ 7pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm & 7pm (no performance 1/29 @ 7pm)

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street

In Berkeley

When Henry, a cerebral playwright, is asked by his mistress to ghost-write a script, his life begins to imitate his art too closely. More comfortable with words than feelings, Henry must decide which of his emotions are the “real thing.” Stoppard tackles questions of love and marriage with dazzling comedy and more than one play-within-a-play, sending his characters and the audience reeling between authenticity and artifice, intellect and passion, and love and infidelity.

"So packed with wit, ideas and feelings ... Stoppard's most moving play and the most bracing play anyone has written about love and marriage in years." - The New York Times

*WINNER* 1984 Tony Award - Best Play

Developing & Implementing Curricula-A (DIDC-A)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 1-4 pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

This semester-long comprehensive entry-level course is part one of this four-part foundation series that charts the course of standards-based dance teaching proficiency from a critical theory perspective. This course covers elements of dance; structuring discrete dance lessons; integrating dance across subject matter; human development theory; observation and instructional methods. $100 No prerequisite

Developing & Implementing Curricula-A (DIDC-A)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 - Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, 6-9 pm

Aquatic Park Studio
Berkeley Aquatic Park Studio, 605 Addison Street

In Berkeley


January 31st -May 4th, 1-4 pm, $100 No prerequisite

This semester-long entry-level course covers elements of dance; structuring discrete dance lessons; integrating dance across subject matter; human development theory; observation and instructional methods. No prerequisite.

Oak Knoll Rifle Range Creek Bridge

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 - Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Mountain Blvd
In Oakland

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Project title: Oak Knoll Rifle Range Creek Bridge
Budget: $150,000
Commissioning agent: SunCal, master developer of the Oak Knoll community
Location: Oakland, California
Eligibility: Artist or team of artists residing in the nine Bay Area counties surrounding Oakland, CA. See Eligibility, page 4.
Submittal deadline (online application only): March 3, 2017
Installation deadline: Second quarter of 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
A 120-foot-long corten steel, gusset-truss vehicle and pedestrian bridge, anchored by 30-foot-long stone-clad abutments, will span the Rifle Range Creek. Located at the intersection of Creekside Parkway and Creekside Loop, the bridge serves as the primary access to a majority of the Oak Knoll housing. It will be viewed by pedestrians hiking a 10-foot-wide trail along the Creekside Parkway, motorists entering the residential neighborhoods, and residents and visitors walking across the bridge, as well as visitors to an adjacent community center.
GOALS
SunCal is seeking an artist or a team of artists who will create permanent art that is integrated into the bridge design. Art opportunities may include, but are not limited to, designs that take advantage of the pedestrian railing, designs utilizing the bridge structural components as points of attachment, and designs positioned on the abutments between the stone-clad piers. The art must exhibit strengths from a variety of perspectives and be sensitive to the natural setting. Artists will work with SunCal architects and engineers to successfully integrate the installation. Artists will be responsible for the structural integrity of their design; however, they will not be responsible for the integrity of the bridge structural components. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance.
APPLICATIONS
Online applications only. www.callforentry.org. Oak Knoll Retail Village Plaza.

Oak Knoll Retail Village Plaza

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 - Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Mountain Blvd
In Oakland

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Project title: Oak Knoll Retail Village Plaza
Budget: $170,000
Commissioning agent: SunCal, master developer of the Oak Knoll community
Location: Oakland, California
Eligibility: Artist or team of artists residing in the nine Bay Area counties surrounding Oakland, CA. See Eligibility, page 4.
Submittal deadline (online application only): March 3, 2017
Installation deadline: Fall 2018
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Oak Knoll Retail Village is comprised of a full-service grocery, restaurants and retail shops providing services to the Oak Knoll and surrounding communities. At the heart of the Retail Village is an intimately scaled pedestrian plaza featuring a landscape of mature oaks. The plaza will provide expanded frontage for retail and restaurant facades, outdoor dining, and a place for neighbors to meet and socialize. Main street, adjacent to the plaza will be designed to allow the plaza to expand for events such as farmers’ markets.
GOALS
SunCal is seeking an artist or a team of artists who will create permanent art that is integrated into the plaza design. Art opportunities may include, but are not limited to, sculptural overhead elements, light environments or designs that are incorporated into the plaza hardscape and landscape. The art must exhibit strengths from a variety of perspectives and be sensitive to the pedestrian setting. Artists will work with SunCal architects and engineers to successfully integrate the installation. Materials selected must be appropriate for a high-use environment, weather resistant and low maintenance.
APPLICATIONS
Online applications only. www.callforentry.org. Oak Knoll Retail Village Plaza.


Do You See Me Movement art and activism of Mujer Muralista

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 - Friday, March 31st, 2017, Reception 7pm -11pm

Amor Eterno Arte
1227 18th Ave

In Oakland

Amor Eterno Arte presents
Do You See Me Movement art and activism of Mujer Muralista

The Do You See Me Movement is a declaration of resilience for those who are often overlooked and invisible. We See You.

Armed with indigenous ancestral knowledge, art and activism, Oakland native artist, Mujer Muralista, sets to reclaim the narrative of the most disenfranchised demographic. In the political Mexican muralist tradition, her brightly colored, dreamlike murals and paintings fight to empower girls, women, women of color and LGBTQ communities. Mujer Muralista has asked hundreds of women and girls to hold signs that read “Do You See Me?” in their native language. These portraits and critical question reject patriarchal societal roles that have stifled women’s voices, forcing the viewer to knowledge them front and center. So often others speak for women and women of color. These photos and murals are truthful representations controlled only by them.

The Do You See Me Movement uplifts, strengthens and celebrates women. The act of making art together unites the community through it’s struggle. Creating seeds of change locally and soon in Peru and Chile, the movement facilitates public art, murals, programs and workshops.

Please join us for opening reception Saturday February 18th 7-11pm.
We will celebrate with spoken word and Colombian empenadas!

Amor Eterno Arte is hella excited to celebrate International Women’s Day in March with Mujer Muralista. We will be hosting workshops and field trips with Oakland youth organizations.

For detailed information please contact gallery curator
Amy George Cortez
Amor Eterno Arte
1227 18th Ave
East Oakland Califas 94606
info@amoreternoarte.com
www.amoreternoarte.com

Indie Fashion Studio Sale & Meet the Designer - Day 1

Friday, February 24th, 2017 - Friday, February 24th, 2017, 1-4pm

Harumi K
4209 HOWE ST

In Oakland


Let us help you style and select fresh new looks at our first studio sale of the year! Sherry Koyama, designer of Harumi K contemporary womenswear (www.harumik.com) will personally assist you to find the best fit and flattering looks for you.
There will also be a big SALE rack with many items up to 60% off- a rare deal for Bay Area made fashion. This will be a fun, low key event with light refreshments. We hope to see you!

Indie Fashion Studio Sale & Meet the Designers - Day 2

Friday, February 24th, 2017 - Friday, February 24th, 2017, 1-4pmhttp://www.harumik.com/pages/events

Harumi K Studio Sale
4209 HOWE ST

In Oakland

Let us help you style and select fresh new looks at our first studio sale of the year! Sherry Koyama, designer of Harumi K (www.harumik.com) contemporary womenswear and Olga Kholodenko of OKOhandbags (www.okohandbags.com) will personally assist you to find the best fit and flattering looks for you.
There will also be a big SALE rack of Harumi K with many items up to 60% off- a rare deal for Bay Area made fashion. This will be a fun, low key event with light refreshments. We hope to see you!

Oakland Symphony Presents 'Notes from Native America'

Friday, February 24th, 2017 - Friday, February 24th, 2017, 2/24/17, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway

In Oakland

Music Director Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony continue their annual exploration of world orchestral music traditions this season with Notes from Native America, Friday, February 24, 2017, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre.

The concert will feature music by award-winning composers Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and John Wineglass plus Northern California's own Su-Nu-Nu-Shinal Pomo Dancers. The Symphony will perform "Clans" and "Hymns" from Tate's Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light) with narrator and men's chorus and Wineglass' Big Sur: The Night Sun. Completing the program will be Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9.

The Symphony's Notes from . . . series has become a popular mainstay of the Bay Area music scene and annually explores symphonic music both new and traditional from cultures that may be less well known to audiences. Past Notes from . . . programs have focused on music from Mexico, Persia, the Philippines, China, Vietnam and the Middle East, among others.

Free lobby entertainment, no-host drinks and pre-concert talk begin at 7 pm.

Presented by Oakland Symphony.

$25-$80.

An Evening of Balinese Shadow Play

Friday, February 24th, 2017 - Friday, February 24th, 2017, 8:00PM

UC Berkeley
125 Morrison Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720


In Berkeley

ShadowLight Productions’ performance of Wayang Bali: Balinese Shadow Play
Sponsored by UC Berkeley Department of Music

Tickets: FREE

Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed

Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller and Sarah Willner 

Wayang Bali, the Balinese Shadow Play, is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the world. Plots for Wayang Bali are drawn from the Mahabharata myth cycle, in which five brothers are pitted against one hundred jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving gods, demons, magical weapons, and the inevitable beautiful princess. Larry and the Gamelan musicians make it possible for Western audiences to enjoy this classical form of storytelling.


ShadowLight Productions is one of the very few professional shadow theatre companies in the world honoring ancient shadow theatre traditions while innovating through the use of contemporary technologies and interdisciplinary approaches. Founded in 1972 by Larry Reed, the company’s mission is to expose the general public to shadow theatre in a wide range of forms including, but not limited to, live performances, film, and other media. Its activities range from traditional shadow theatre performances and creation of new works to documentary films on various shadow theatre traditions and arts-in-education programs. With each project, we aspire to create work as a tool for cultural diplomacy. www.shadowlight.org

African Piwai

Friday, February 24th, 2017 - Friday, February 24th, 2017, Doors at 8:30 pm; Show at 9:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave

In Berkeley

Tickets: $15

Piwai combines the sounds of her Zimbabwean homeland with her original songs about Africa, struggles both political and personal, love and hope. In her music Piwai describes her musical journey, the challenges she faces in the American music industry, and how her dreams told her to follow the mbira. In early 2012, Piwai recorded her first album, “African Turquoise,” in collaboration with James Buzuzi of Bongo Love. It fuses jazz and traditional African rhythms, including mbira and percussion from Bongo Love’s Jacob Mafuleni and John Mambira.

As with her album concept, Piwai’s concerts take the listener on a journey: glimpse life through the eyes of children in war-torn Congo; walk the streets of Harare; bear witness to the slums of Soweto, India, and the favelas of Brazil; or play along the proverbial paths of Zimbabwean folklore. For Piwai, music is all-encompassing: “The sum total of my very existence and every action I make manifests in music – the rhythm of my life.”

Piwai was surrounded by music from an early age. Her first influences include music from the Shona and Ndebele people of Zimbabwe, Suthu and Zulu tribes, and the Zimbabwean Catholic Church. She joined her first choir at the age of 10, wrote her first song at 13, and hasn’t stopped since. Piwai went on to study with renowned percussionists Yagbe Onilu and Butch Haynes, trained vocally at the Jazz School of Berkeley, and delved into the mbira – a traditional African instrument associated with profound spiritual union – with maestro Cosmas Magaya.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775563376029034/
Eventbrite: https://ashkenaz022417.eventbrite.com

Berkeley Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: 2 Nights

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 - Saturday, February 25th, 2017, Sat-Sun, Feb 25-26, 2017, 7:00 pm, Doors: 6:00 pm

The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue

In Berkeley

Ignite your passion for adventure! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Bay Area. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. See the best adventure, environmental and cultural films from the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. You'll enjoy two different nights of film programs if you join us Saturday and Sunday night. The Berkeley shows are hosted by REI and ticket proceeds benefit nonprofit organization Cal Adventures. Film list will be posted by February 1st.

Watch the Banff Trailer: https://youtu.be/UFaGgxGsdbY

Presented by The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall.

$20.00

Freestyle Community Dance Soul Sanctuary Dance

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 - Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave

In Berkeley

Free Admission

Family-friendly Freestyle Community Dance. Come dance freely every Sunday morning at Soul Sanctuary Dance. No admission fee / 100% volunteer produced.

Soul Sanctuary Dance is a welcoming and inclusive all-ages community freestyle/ecstatic/shoes optional dance that supports free expression, community, physical and emotional health, and a spirit of generosity. We dance to an irresistible eclectic blend of world music, funk, house, soul, electro swing, positive hip hop, reggae, dance classics, jazz, blues, electronica, and other music to free mind, body and soul.

Organic fruit for all after the dance.
The dance is completely organized and run by volunteers.
Wheelchair accessible. No scented products please. Shoes optional.

The dance is a generosity and donation-based event. We don't charge a fee for admission. Instead, we post this message at the welcome table: "Your dance today at Soul Sanctuary Dance is a gift from those who have made donations to the dance, and from the volunteers who organize and produce the dance. We invite you to pay this generosity forward for future dancers, in whatever amount or manner you choose, so that we can continue to keep this chain of gifts alive."

Band: http://www.soulsanctuarydance.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/725303527647238/


Sundays @ Four: Nora Chastain & Roy Bogas

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 - Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 2/26/17, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose Street

In Berkeley

Violinist Nora Chastain, long one of Europe's most esteemed violinists and sought-after teachers, returns to her hometown Berkeley for a rare concert performance with pianist Roy Bogas at Crowden Music Center.

Granddaughter of composer Roy Harris and a student of the famed Dorothy DeLay and Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Nora Chastain learned to play violin here in her hometown of Berkeley, studying with Crowden's founder, Anne Crowden. At age sixteen she made her debut in Berlin playing Barber's Violin Concerto and since then has been a regular guest with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, the Orchestre de Paris, Cincinnati Philharmonia, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Bern Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet and Trio Kreisleriana. Ms. Chastain's recordings include sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Faure, Debussy, many works for piano trio and quartet as well as Bartok's second violin concerto. She has been a prize winner at several competitions including the Menuhin Competition in Paris in 1985. In 1993 she was awarded the prestigious annual "Forderpreis der Europaischen Wirtschaft" in Zurich as soloist. An active teacher, Nora Chastain is Professor of Violin at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin and the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Zurich.

Program:

* Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12, No. 1
* Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 ("Meistersinger")
* Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140
* Ravel Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. post.

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

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

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

Presented by Crowden Music Center.

Free to $25.

Out of Darkness

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 - Sunday, February 26th, 2017, 2/26/17, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
2619 Broadway

In Oakland

The San Francisco Girls Chorus, led by Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe and Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa, continues its 2016-2017 season with performances featuring virtuoso organist Paul Vasile. Making his Bay Area performance debut, Vasile continues an ongoing collaborative partnership with the ensemble, performing in a variety of major liturgical works for treble voices and organ as well as Herbert Howell's rarely performed Psalm Prelude, Op. 32, No 1 for solo organ. The program also features works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Grieg and Part.

Presented during the solemn Christian season of Lent, these performances highlight works written by many of the great Romantic composers as a means of reflecting on this spiritual time of inner contemplation. Many of these composers turned to the third book of the Hebrew bible, the Psalms, to meditate on the pre-Christian Yahweh, a god of awesome and even fearsome power. Previously serving in an accompanying role, the organ became increasingly significant during the Romantic era and provided a much richer, symphonic texture for devotional music. Paul Vasile will perform on two of the Bay Area's most grandiose organs at Mission Dolores, San Francisco and First Presbyterian Church, Oakland, joining the San Francisco Girls Chorus for Brahms' Psalm 13, Op. 27 "Herr, wie lange willst du mein...," Mendelssohn's Three Motets and Poulenc's Litanies a la Vierge Noire. The San Francisco Girls Chorus will also be featured unaccompanied in Part's Peace Upon You, Jerusalem and Grieg's Ave Maris Stella, with Vasile showcased as soloist in Herbert Howells Psalm Prelude, Op. 32, No 1 for solo organ.

Presented by San Francisco Girls Chorus.

$26 to $36.

Kids Alphabet Rockers

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 - Sunday, February 26th, 2017, Doors at 2:30 pm; Show at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave

In Berkeley

Tickets are $8 Adults / $6 Kids

Alphabet Rockers is the "modern day De La Soul for the 21st century (all-natural) juice box crowd" (Cooper & Kid). This is an intergenerational dance party where the performers' infectious energy and hip hop grooves get kids jumping and head nodders rocking out - all set to educational lyrics about complex cultural topics and learning goals. Your kids belong. You will think this is "your music." And you will have confidence this is adding value to your community and life.

Alphabet Rockers music, videos, performances and workshops represent the future of education, of child development, and of children's media. Similar to Sesame Street, Alphabet Rockers works with educational advisors on every lyric, message, gesture and stage performance efforts to ensure the learning content is aligned to curricular and child development outcomes. Magnifying this goal, the group and its advisors use culturally responsive pedagogy to provide forward thinking media for our diverse American children. Alphabet Rockers promote change and empower young children through Hip Hop, positive messages, education and movement. Songwriters and featured performers Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, Jr. see each child and audience member as an individual rich with culture, and capable of expression, learning, fun, collaboration and changing the world.

Band: http://alphabetrockers.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1333354460071293/
Eventbrite: https://ashkenaz022617.eventbrite.com

Cajun/Zydeco Mardi Gras Party with Tri Tip Trio and Aux Cajunals

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, Doors at 7:30 pm; Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave

In Berkeley

Tickets: $15

Aux Cajunals play the kind of old-fashioned Cajun music which has been an integral part of celebrations in southwest Louisiana for over 100 years. The Tri Tip Trio presents zydeco, cajun and New Orleans blues. This evening will include an honoring of legendary female accordian player Queen Ida.

Steeped in Louisiana and New Orleans zydeco and swamp blues, Tri Tip Trio comes with a vision and nearly a generation of its members playing together in other groups. The Tri Tip Trio concept is based on “King of Zydeco” Clifton and his brother Cleveland Chenier’s early zydeco/blues dance hall sounds. Lloyd Meadows’ propulsive washboard and harmonica and soulful vocals, along with Bruce Gordon’s pumping accordion and Louie Rodriguez’s rock-solid drumming, are all Tri Tip Trio needs to capture raw and exciting sounds for both dancers and listeners. The three musical musketeers play classic zydeco, blues, and New Orleans funk as well as band originals. They also like to integrate cover tunes that were never originally zydeco songs into their sound. The group’s CD, “3 of a Kind,” is a tribute to Clifton Chenier and includes a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” alongside original and traditional tunes.

Gordon and Meadows are longtime Bay Area blues and zydeco veterans. They have shared the stage for many years, performing in the Zydeco Flames, a band Meadows and Gordon co-founded in 1991. The members have had varied and extensive careers on their own, playing with a who’s who of local and national talent, including Elvin Bishop, Tom Rigney, Annie Sampson, Mal Sharpe, Brenda Boykin, Chris Cain, Luther Tucker, and Sonny Rhodes.

Band: http://www.tritiptrio.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/621295141406403/
Eventbrite: https://ashkenaz022817.eventbrite.com

Tanya Zimbardo, 'Black Sun: Reflections on Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - Monday, March 6th, 2017, 3/6/17, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Barbo Osher Theater, BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive)
2155 Center St.

In Berkeley

Tanya Zimbardo is a contemporary art curator based in San Francisco. As the assistant curator of media arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Zimbardo is currently curating the exhibitions Runa Islam: Verso and New Work: Kerry Tribe and co-curating Nam June Paik and Soundtracks. Zimbardo has organized and co-organized exhibitions and select screening programs at SFMOMA. Current and recent guest curatorial projects in the Bay Area include Organic Logic, 500 Capp Street; Equilibrium: A Paul Kos Survey, di Rosa; Public Works: Artists' Interventions 1970s-Now, Mills College Art Museum; and Versions: Kristin Lucas and Judy Malloy, Krowswork. Zimbardo has guest organized screenings at Artists' Television Access, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; University of California, Berkeley, and for SF Cinematheque. Her recent projects and writing are primarily centered on the history of exhibitions and site-specific works associated with experimental media, performance, conceptual art, and online projects. Zimbardo is participating in the 2017 researcher-in-residence program at Signal Culture, New York.

ALL SEATS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

Berkeley's Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media/Art Techonology & Culture Colloquium [ATC].

Free

Gary Taubes: The Case Against Sugar

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 3/7/17, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St

In Berkeley

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents

GARY TAUBES
The Case Against Sugar
Hosted by Joanna Manqueros

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

From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat comes the New York Times bestseller, THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expose that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.

"If you ever doubted that sugar is the root cause of our obesity, diabetes, and heart disease epidemic, then look no further than this book. Doctors, policy makers, and concerned eaters would do well to heed Taubes's advice."
-Mark Hyman, M.D., author of Eat Fat, Get Thin and The Blood Sugar Solution

"I am grateful beyond words for Gary Taubes's courageous and meticulous documentation of the health dangers of sugar. The information in this book, if you apply it, will quite literally save your life."
-Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

Gary Taubes is the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories.
He is a former staff writer for Discover and a correspondent for the journal Science.
His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire.
He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and he is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and a cofounder of the Nutrition Science Initiative. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Host Joanna Manqueros graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Phi Beta Kappa before earning a Masters in Social Work in S.F. State University. She worked as a therapist at Kaiser Hospital, where she was co-chair of the Diversity Committee in Psychiatry for ten years. She has been host of KPFA's Music of the World since 2005.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.

$12 advance, $15 door.

Berkeley Chamber Performances Presents Frequency 49

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 3/7/17, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue

In Berkeley

Berkeley Chamber Performances presents Frequency 49, a five woman and one man wind and piano ensemble, celebrating Women's History Month by performing an exciting program entirely of women composers. This stunning Bay Area ensemble blends the past and present through classical and contemporary works by such luminaries as Louise Farrenc, Valerie Coleman, Grazyna Bacewicz Madeleine Dring, and others.

Formed in 2012, Frequency 49 has appeared in recital at the Manteca Kindred Arts Series, Trinity Chamber Music Series, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Old First Concert Series, and the Hot Air Music Festival. Highly sought after by composers, they have premiered music by up-and-coming American composer Robert Pierzak, contemporary composer Sy Brandon, hip-hop/classical fusion artist Joowan Kim, and jazz musician and music educator David Hart. They have also collaborated with world-renowned pianist Mack McCray.

Members hold advanced degrees from prestigious institutions throughout the world including the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan, the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Individual members also perform with orchestras throughout the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley, and the California, Marin, Monterey, Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Santa Rosa Symphonies.

The name "Frequency 49" originates from the fact that frequencies define both color and music. The six timbres of our ensemble allow for a unique and wide color palette of sounds. As Marc Chagall said, "Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration."

Please join us for a delightful evening of music followed by a hosted reception with the musicians.

Presented by Berkeley Chamber Performances.

$30; high sch & under free; $15 higher ed students

LENI by Sarah Greenman

Friday, March 10th, 2017 - Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, Tuesdays @ 7pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm & 7pm (no performance 3/12 @ 7pm)

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Leni Riefensthal was the brilliant German film director of Triumph of the Will and Olympia, films cited by Pauline Kael as “the two greatest films ever directed by a woman,” and which also served as propaganda for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. In Sarah Greenman’s wildly creative multimedia play, Riefenstahl’s older and younger selves edit a film of the director’s life, playing out and reshooting scenes from her past until the director finds the beauty she is seeking. Leni is an extraordinary work about artistic responsibility, narcissism and denial.

“Greenman demonstrates a masterful confidence as her text darts from one decade to the next and one Leni to another.”- Seattle Weekly

PRESENTED AT HARRY'S UPSTAGE IN THE DASHOW WING

Dance in ECE, Level 2

Saturday, March 11th, 2017 - Saturday, March 11th, 2017, 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Dance in ECE Level 2

March 11th, 9:30-4:30 pm, $175
Prerequisite- Dance in ECE Level 1

Plunge deeper into creating early childhood and family dance curricula that keeps the teaching practitioner excited and engaged. Further investigate application of attachment and play theories, developmental neurological patterns, and embodied parent education introduced in Dance in ECE Level 1.

Px: Disability Awareness & Inclusion Practices

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 - Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, 4:30-6 pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Practitioner Exchanges are opportunities to share and discuss issues of practice.
Discuss ways to make your teaching and learning environment accessible to all kinds of learners. Investigate Universal Design for Learning Guidelines and expand what the term disability means?

$15-40, Free for PL Users

Reflective Practice Workshop

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 - Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, 6-8pm

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street

In Berkeley

Reflective Practice

March 14th, 6-8 pm, $75,
Prerequisite-Any prior experience with Luna Professional Learning

Workshop supports teachers in observing clearly, exploring the art of the question, and strategize ways to engage students in reflecting on their creative process.

Pergolesi Stabat Mater

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

St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman Street

In Berkeley

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

TEMPLE by Steve Waters

Friday, April 14th, 2017 - Sunday, May 14th, 2017, Tuesdays @ 7pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm & 7pm (no performance 4/16 @ 7pm)

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street

In Berkeley

In October 2011, Occupy London set up camp outside one of London’s most beloved institutions, St Paul’s Cathedral. Soon, the building that had famously survived floods, terrorist threats, and the Blitz closed its doors, and the City of London took legal action against Occupy to remove protesters — by force if necessary. Steve Waters’ new play is a fictional account of the behind-the-scenes machinations by the church and city leadership, dramatizing the turmoil faced by principled, thoughtful people who must decide which of their ideals they’ll betray.

“A rich, deeply thoughtful piece about contemporary values.” ~London Financial Times

Program IV - Remembrance

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

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800 Berkeley, CA 94720

In Berkeley

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

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

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

SPLENDOUR by Abi Morgan

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 - Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, Tuesdays @ 7pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm & 7pm (no performance 6/25 @ 7pm)

Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street

In Berkeley

In the opulent Presidential Palace of an unnamed country, four women await the arrival of the embattled dictator -- his wife, her best friend, a British journalist, and a translator -- while a revolution grows violent outside. As the political tension escalates, time refracts and earlier scenes replay from different perspectives. Morgan, the award-winning British playwright and screenwriter (The Iron Lady, Suffragette), takes the audience on a breath-taking journey with a fascinating theatricality that is at once compassionate, dispassionate, and probing.

“Abi Morgan has elaborated a play of remarkable intensity and richness. Splendour gleams with ice-cool wit, glistens with the sweat of animal fear.” ~Time Out



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