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April 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Gathering Tribes, BIG Spring Sale

    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM    jpeg4.jpeg

    We need to make lots of room for the fabulous new items that will arrive soon. Been eyeing something you'd like for yourself, a friend or a love one? Now is the time to get at the best price it will ever be! (Sale on in-stock items only). Web Amigos BONUS! Additional 5% off of sale!! Store Hours: Sun. 11am-6pm; Mon ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • Homelessness, art exhibit

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    homepage0114.jpg

    Homelessness impacts everyone. It is all around us whether we notice it or not. It's the piles of clothing and people’s belongings in our doorways; the people pushing shopping carts piled with all their worldly possessions; the ‘hidden homeless’, borrowing the couch of a friend; and those trudging along our city streets with bent shoulders and gloveless hands. Among these people ...More

  • KALA 40, auction exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    109.jpg

    A week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are honoring four master artists 4 for 40: Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, and Livia Stein. PREVIEW PARTY: 7:00-9:00 PM. Free admission; 6:00-7:00 PM Collector's Preview (RSVP). ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    02:00 PM    aa.jpg

    A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody and the police inquiry turns into a masterpiece of comedy? Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep for a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He delighted audiences as Figaro and the Miser, now he's back in another madcap show directed by Christopher Bayes. Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo penned more ...More

  • The Coast of Utopia: The Voyage

    07:00 PM    voyageposter.jpg

    Meet the young, passionate, idealistic men and women whose struggle for freedom ignited the Russian Revolution and changed the world. Stoppard's epic begins on a family estate where fervent ideals and fraught expectations are the name of the game. Voyage runs 2 hours, 20 minutes with one intermission. Our live pre-show presentation will begin 20 minutes before curtain. Join us to l ...More

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    08:00 PM    aa.jpg

    A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody and the police inquiry turns into a masterpiece of comedy? Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep for a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He delighted audiences as Figaro and the Miser, now he's back in another madcap show directed by Christopher Bayes. Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo penned more ...More

  • Berkeley Dance Project 2014: Intimate-Distance

    08:00 PM    UCBbannerwebbdp.jpg

    Jack Gray, founder of New Zealand's Atamira Dance Company, will co-devise responses exploring the Maori concept of Türangawaewae, or 'standing place' in the world, through rituals that acknowledge one another's Mauri, or 'life force.' Katie Faulkner returns to work with our students on a new dance about traveling on a long and narrow road. And Ashley Ferro-Murray, along with Lisa Wymore, ...More

  • Shook Twins

    08:00 PM    140417.jpg

    If Shook Twins were a race horse, you’d want to bet a bundle on ’em to win! This band is making glorious music, fresh, exciting, original – they call quirky folk. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook blend their voices in exquisite harmony, and the band, which also features Niko Daoussis and Anna Tivel, provides a multi-layered, multi-textured sonic base using ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • African Roots of Jazz, The Art of Charles Curtis Blackwell

    All Day Event   

    Bay Area artist Charles Curtis Blackwell's paintings and drawings explore themes of Africa and the jazz aesthetic. His colorful abstract paintings capture the moods and movement of musicians and the essence of live jazz performances, juxtaposed with his other inspiration in the rituals and masks of Africa. Library Hours: Mon 12-8pm; Tue 10am-8pm; Wed-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm. ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event    Justasplice22.5x17inchesarchivaldigitalprint.jpg

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Friday, April 18th, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Gathering Tribes, BIG Spring Sale

    10:00 AM - 07:00 PM    jpeg.jpeg

    We need to make lots of room for the fabulous new items that will arrive soon. Been eyeing something you'd like for yourself, a friend or a love one? Now is the time to get at the best price it will ever be! (Sale on in-stock items only). Web Amigos BONUS! Additional 5% off of sale!! Store Hours: Sun. 11am-6pm; Mon ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • Homelessness, art exhibit

    12:00 PM - 05:30 PM    homepage0114.jpg

    Homelessness impacts everyone. It is all around us whether we notice it or not. It's the piles of clothing and people’s belongings in our doorways; the people pushing shopping carts piled with all their worldly possessions; the ‘hidden homeless’, borrowing the couch of a friend; and those trudging along our city streets with bent shoulders and gloveless hands. Among these people ...More

  • KALA 40, auction exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    109.jpg

    A week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are honoring four master artists 4 for 40: Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, and Livia Stein. ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • Branch Out, Marie Plette Sings

    06:30 PM - 07:30 PM    marieplette0.png

    Berkeley's Public Library-Claremont Branch is pleased to share a special after-hours concert when the stellar soprano, Marie Plette, joins us for an evening program of classical art songs by Debussy, Faure, Puccini and Verdi ...More

  • Greek Theatre, Disclosure

    07:00 PM   

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  • Berkeley Dance Project 2014: Intimate-Distance

    08:00 PM    UCBbannerwebbdp.jpg

    Jack Gray, founder of New Zealand's Atamira Dance Company, will co-devise responses exploring the Maori concept of Türangawaewae, or 'standing place' in the world, through rituals that acknowledge one another's Mauri, or 'life force.' Katie Faulkner returns to work with our students on a new dance about traveling on a long and narrow road. And Ashley Ferro-Murray, along with Lisa Wymore, ...More

  • Erik Jekabson with John Santos

    08:00 PM   

    Composer and trumpet player Erik Jekabson and his quartet reunite with Latin jazz master John Santos to celebrate the release of their new CD, Live at the Hillside club. The band plays Erik's original music and arrangements, which include Latin jazz, funk, New Orleans and classical influences. The JCMS Advanced High School Jazz Workshop II, which Erik coaches will play an ...More

  • San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers w/Alasdair Fraser

    08:00 PM    ScottishFiddlers.jpg

    Welcome, fans of traditional fiddling! With renowned fiddler Alasdair Fraser at the helm, the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers (SFSF) fill our hall (literally!) with beautiful music from the rich and enduring Scottish musical tradition. This special performance showcases 115 members of SFSF and special guests playing contemporary pieces and ancient tunes passed down from the Highlands, Western Isles, Shetland, and Canada’s ...More

  • The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck

    08:00 PM    shipwreckposter.jpg

    In Shipwreck our young heroes are now in their 30s. The optimism of their early years has hit the rocks of marital infidelity., social anarchy, and a tsar who ha no intention of stepping down. The stakes go up dramatically in this next great duel between the heart and mind. ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • African Roots of Jazz, The Art of Charles Curtis Blackwell

    All Day Event   

    Bay Area artist Charles Curtis Blackwell's paintings and drawings explore themes of Africa and the jazz aesthetic. His colorful abstract paintings capture the moods and movement of musicians and the essence of live jazz performances, juxtaposed with his other inspiration in the rituals and masks of Africa. Library Hours: Mon 12-8pm; Tue 10am-8pm; Wed-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm. ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • KALA 40, auction exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    109.jpg

    A week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are honoring four master artists 4 for 40: Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, and Livia Stein. ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    02:00 PM    aa.jpg

    A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody and the police inquiry turns into a masterpiece of comedy? Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep for a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He delighted audiences as Figaro and the Miser, now he's back in another madcap show directed by Christopher Bayes. Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo penned more ...More

  • Tribes

    02:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck

    03:00 PM    shipwreckposter.jpg

    In Shipwreck our young heroes are now in their 30s. The optimism of their early years has hit the rocks of marital infidelity., social anarchy, and a tsar who ha no intention of stepping down. The stakes go up dramatically in this next great duel between the heart and mind. ...More

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    08:00 PM    aa.jpg

    A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody and the police inquiry turns into a masterpiece of comedy? Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep for a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He delighted audiences as Figaro and the Miser, now he's back in another madcap show directed by Christopher Bayes. Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo penned more ...More

  • Berkeley Dance Project 2014: Intimate-Distance

    08:00 PM    UCBbannerwebbdp.jpg

    Jack Gray, founder of New Zealand's Atamira Dance Company, will co-devise responses exploring the Maori concept of Türangawaewae, or 'standing place' in the world, through rituals that acknowledge one another's Mauri, or 'life force.' Katie Faulkner returns to work with our students on a new dance about traveling on a long and narrow road. And Ashley Ferro-Murray, along with Lisa Wymore, ...More

  • Paul Simon's Graceland by UnderCover

    08:00 PM   

    Guest Music Director, Robert Shelton of DRMS. Featuring Fanfare Zambaleta, John Vanderslice, Fely Tchaco, Diana Gameros, DRMS, Bill Baird, Afrofunk Experience, Pacific Boychoir, Guy Fox, Trio Zincalo, and Midtown Social with DJ Dizzy Victrola spinning between sets. UnderCover Presents is a grassroots collective that gathers performers from throughout the Bay Area music community to celebrate the broad influence of classic albums. The ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tom Patitucci

    08:00 PM   

    Guitarist Tom Patitucci's education began with a box of jazz recordings destined for the dust bin. By the age of 14 he was composing songs and instrument music, exploring the wide world of guitar music. His recent recording, Unity Gained, released in June 2013, features brother and Grammy Award-winning bassist John Patitucci and drummer Rudy Royston. At the CJC, Tom will ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • African Roots of Jazz, The Art of Charles Curtis Blackwell

    All Day Event   

    Bay Area artist Charles Curtis Blackwell's paintings and drawings explore themes of Africa and the jazz aesthetic. His colorful abstract paintings capture the moods and movement of musicians and the essence of live jazz performances, juxtaposed with his other inspiration in the rituals and masks of Africa. Library Hours: Mon 12-8pm; Tue 10am-8pm; Wed-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm. ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

  • Easter Brunch @ FIVE

    07:00 AM - 01:30 PM   

    Come to FIVE to enjoy a fabulous Easter Brunch. We will also have a small egg hunt in our Courtyard and an Easter bunny, live music (soft jazz), too from 10am-2pm. A gratuity of 18% is suggested. Menu Choices: Eggs Benedict, Crab Cake Benedict, Steak & Eggs, Tomato, Bacon, Crab or Chorizo omelettes, Smoked Salmon, French Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, Steel Cut Oats, ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Easter Brunch @ Berkeley City Club

    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM   

    Chef Alaun has planned a sumptuous buffet featuring: Prime rib, Glazed ham, Roasted leg of lamb, Roasted salmon, Seasonal sides, Specially-made salads, Seasonal fruit, plus House-made scones, muffins, pastries and desserts...and maybe a few tricks out the rabbit's hat! Bring your Easter baskets along!. Please make your reservations by Wed., April 16th by either calling or by email. $57.50 Adults, ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    02:00 PM    aa.jpg

    A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody and the police inquiry turns into a masterpiece of comedy? Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep for a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He delighted audiences as Figaro and the Miser, now he's back in another madcap show directed by Christopher Bayes. Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo penned more ...More

  • The Letters

    02:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tribes

    02:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    02:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • Chamber Music Sundaes

    03:00 PM   

    Members of the San Francisco Symphony and their friends perform: Sergey Prokofiev/String Quart no. 1, Ops 50; Arnold Bax/String Quart No. 1, G Major; and Robert Schumann/Piano Trio, G minor, Op. 110. Tickets: $28 at the door. General, students & seniors $22; Youth under 18 $11. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

    07:00 PM    aa.jpg

    A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody and the police inquiry turns into a masterpiece of comedy? Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep for a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He delighted audiences as Figaro and the Miser, now he's back in another madcap show directed by Christopher Bayes. Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo penned more ...More

  • Tribes

    07:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    07:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • Paul Simon's Graceland by UnderCover

    08:00 PM   

    Guest Music Director, Robert Shelton of DRMS. Featuring Fanfare Zambaleta, John Vanderslice, Fely Tchaco, Diana Gameros, DRMS, Bill Baird, Afrofunk Experience, Pacific Boychoir, Guy Fox, Trio Zincalo, and Midtown Social with DJ Dizzy Victrola spinning between sets. UnderCover Presents is a grassroots collective that gathers performers from throughout the Bay Area music community to celebrate the broad influence of classic albums. The ...More

  • African Roots of Jazz, The Art of Charles Curtis Blackwell

    All Day Event   

    Bay Area artist Charles Curtis Blackwell's paintings and drawings explore themes of Africa and the jazz aesthetic. His colorful abstract paintings capture the moods and movement of musicians and the essence of live jazz performances, juxtaposed with his other inspiration in the rituals and masks of Africa. Library Hours: Mon 12-8pm; Tue 10am-8pm; Wed-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm. ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

Monday, April 21st, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • Classical @ the Freight, SF Brass Quintet

    08:00 PM    sfco.jpg

    The return of the mighty SFBQ, four-time winner of the “Best Brass Quintet Ben Brings to the Freight” contest. Ladies and gentlemen, these guys are as good as it gets, and always present a delightful, wide-ranging program showcasing the virtuosity of John Pearson and James Dooley, trumpets; Doug Hull, Horn; Craig McAmis, trombone; and the unrivaled Forrest Byram on tuba. Guaranteed ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • KALA 40, auction exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    109.jpg

    A week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are honoring four master artists 4 for 40: Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, and Livia Stein. ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    07:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • Phoebe Hunt & Connor Forsyth

    08:00 PM    140422a0.jpg

    Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth have been performing together for more than six years now, first as members of the Belleville Outfit, and lately as a duo, and their original music, steeped in American roots with folk and country the predominant flavors, has an appealing freshness. Phoebe plays fiddle and guitar, Connor plays piano, guitar, and banjo, and together they create ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Trio 180: Violin, Cello & Piano

    08:00 PM   

    Performing Beethoven, Cindy Cox and Dvorak. Price of admission: half off for college students. High School students free. Wheelchair accessible. ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • KALA 40, auction exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    109.jpg

    A week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are honoring four master artists 4 for 40: Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, and Livia Stein. ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • Branch Out, The Gershwin Brothers by Tim Holt

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM    gershiwnphoto.jpg

    Join us for a free lecture and musical performance by Tim Holt on the Gershwin brothers and the Broadway musical. ...More

  • Not A Genuine Black Man

    07:00 PM    ng.jpg

    In 1972, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, CA a 'racist bastion of white supremacy.' Fair Housing advocates considered it one of the most racist suburbs in America. The U.S. Commission in Civil Rights conducted hearings. And then, we moved to town. So begins Brian Copeland in Not A Genuine Black Man, the longest-running one-man show in ...More

  • Tribes

    07:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Berkeley HS Jazz Ensemble

    08:00 PM    140423.jpg

    The Berkeley High School Jazz Program is one of the finest in the country, nationally and internationally known as an incubator of talent and a citadel of swing. The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble is its flagship performing group and has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading high school big bands for the past 40 years. Some of the world’s ...More

  • Students Rock Foundation Benefit

    08:00 PM    140424a.jpg

    John Berkeley's own Students Rock Foundation is a benefit concert featuring the Kevin Beadles Band and Steve Seskin. With proceeds going toward Bay Area performing arts scholarships, this is a great show for a great cause! The foundation has provided scholarships to children and adults attending the Jazzschool, BandWorks School of Rock, the Marsh Youth Theatre and the Freight. The band ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

  • 20 Points of View: A Peek into Dance-making

    09:30 AM - 07:00 PM   

    Luna Dance Institute hosts a day-long, free, open studio event featuring 20 local choreographers, each with 30 minutes to perform, rehearse or improvise in Luna's studio. Dance lovers, individuals curious about the creative process, school groups, families and community members are invited to drop in all day, at any time to see artists in action. ...More

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • KALA 40, auction exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    109.jpg

    A week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are honoring four master artists 4 for 40: Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, and Livia Stein. ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • The Coast of Utopia: Salvage

    07:00 PM    salvageposter.jpg

    The final chapter of Stoppard's epic trilogy! In Salvage, our group of would-be revolutionaries moves to London where, after suffering decades of personal and political losses, they struggle to find hope for their way of life. As Alexander Herzen states: 'Our meaning is in how we live in an imperfect world.' Our live pre-show presentation will begin 20 minutes before curtain. Join ...More

  • Berkeley Dance Project 2014: Intimate-Distance

    08:00 PM    UCBbannerwebbdp.jpg

    Jack Gray, founder of New Zealand's Atamira Dance Company, will co-devise responses exploring the Maori concept of Türangawaewae, or 'standing place' in the world, through rituals that acknowledge one another's Mauri, or 'life force.' Katie Faulkner returns to work with our students on a new dance about traveling on a long and narrow road. And Ashley Ferro-Murray, along with Lisa Wymore, ...More

  • Not A Genuine Black Man

    08:00 PM    ng.jpg

    In 1972, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, CA a 'racist bastion of white supremacy.' Fair Housing advocates considered it one of the most racist suburbs in America. The U.S. Commission in Civil Rights conducted hearings. And then, we moved to town. So begins Brian Copeland in Not A Genuine Black Man, the longest-running one-man show in ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Friday, April 25th, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • KALA 40, auction exhibition

    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM    109.jpg

    A week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are honoring four master artists 4 for 40: Emmanuel Montoya, Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood, and Livia Stein. ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • Branch Out, Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics

    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM    hieroglyphicsmall.png

    Enjoy positive Hip-hop music by legendary Bay Area musical act Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics, plus a DJ spinning and mixing tracks. Refreshments provided. Open to all ages with a special welcome to teens/young adults and their families. ...More

  • L@TE: The Something

    07:30 PM    0425Late.jpg

    Firday Nights At BAM/PFA. The Something is a conglomeration of possibilities for exploration and observation. Participants might begin by tentatively plunking a string, picking up a fabric or holding a video camera. Eventually, the sounds gather, the visuals evolve, and the dynamics of our actions coalesce into moments of ordered harmony, dissolve back into chaos, and then re-emerge ordered once again. ...More

  • Berkeley Dance Project 2014: Intimate-Distance

    08:00 PM    UCBbannerwebbdp.jpg

    Jack Gray, founder of New Zealand's Atamira Dance Company, will co-devise responses exploring the Maori concept of Türangawaewae, or 'standing place' in the world, through rituals that acknowledge one another's Mauri, or 'life force.' Katie Faulkner returns to work with our students on a new dance about traveling on a long and narrow road. And Ashley Ferro-Murray, along with Lisa Wymore, ...More

  • Crystal Bowersox

    08:00 PM    130331.jpg

    Crystal Bowersox is an artful songwriter and a soulful singer with a warm alto capable of belting out a big ballad or gently coaxing a delicate melody. She gained fame on American Idol, finishing as the runner-up in 2010. Since then, she’s recorded two albums, Farmer’s Daughter and All That for This, produced by Steve Berlin, who has also produced albums ...More

  • Mark Morris Dance Group 'Acis and Galatae'

    08:00 PM    acisAndGalatea.jpg

    (World Premiere) Mark Morris, director 7 choreographer. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Philharmonia Chorale: Bruce Lamott, director. An epic love story from Ovid's Metamorphoses set along the pastoral banks of the Mediterranean, Acis and Galatea is performed in English by four vocalists and the Mark Morris Dance Group, joined by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. A feast ...More

  • Not A Genuine Black Man

    08:00 PM    ng.jpg

    In 1972, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, CA a 'racist bastion of white supremacy.' Fair Housing advocates considered it one of the most racist suburbs in America. The U.S. Commission in Civil Rights conducted hearings. And then, we moved to town. So begins Brian Copeland in Not A Genuine Black Man, the longest-running one-man show in ...More

  • Smith Dobson's Friends with Benefits

    08:00 PM   

    Drummer, vibraphonist and saxophonist Smith Dobson leads this exciting new group, performing original contemporary jazz strongly influenced by Ornettte Coleman, Duke Ellington and Jackie McLean. Featuring Dobson on alto saxophone, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Michael Coleman on piano and Doug Stuart on bass. ...More

  • The Coast of Utopia: Salvage

    08:00 PM    salvageposter.jpg

    The final chapter of Stoppard's epic trilogy! In Salvage, our group of would-be revolutionaries moves to London where, after suffering decades of personal and political losses, they struggle to find hope for their way of life. As Alexander Herzen states: 'Our meaning is in how we live in an imperfect world.' Our live pre-show presentation will begin 20 minutes before curtain. Join ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • Cider Summit Berkeley

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM    csbapple.gif

    SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer collective are pleased to announce the expansion of their successful Cider Summit festival to Berkeley. The owners and cidermakers will be on hand to inform and guide guests through the samplings which will be available in 4 oz. portions. Cider Summit will feature approximately 90 ciders from throughout the U.S., England, Scotland, France, Spain, ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Researching Your Berkeley DNA: Telling Your Family Story

    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   

    Genealogy is send only to gardening as America's favorite pastime. Berkeley Historical Society's newest exhibit and lecture series celebrates family collections, photographs, historic maps, directories, and other resources housed in our archives. It will help you gather the information to find out about people, houses,neighborhoods, organizations and your Berkeley DNA. Exhibit runs through Sept. 13th. Regular Hours: Thur-Sat from 1:00-4:00 pm. ...More

  • Tribes

    02:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • W. Hazaiah Williams Memorial Concert

    03:00 PM   

    The W. Hazaiah Williams Memorial Concert will feature Leon Bates, pianist, and Elaine Kreston, celist. Program: Beethoven's Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 (Bates), J.S. Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (Kreston), and Rachmaninoff's Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19 (Bates and Kreston). This is an annual event celebrating the life and work of W. Hazaiah Williams, the ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • KALA 40 Anniversary & Anniversary Gala

    06:30 PM - 10:00 PM    109.jpg

    The public is invited to KALA 40 Auction & Anniversary Gala. After a week-long exhibition of works by prominent artists, the exhibition culminates this evening with a lively Gala Auction and Birthday Party. Along with original artworks there will be unique art-related items and experiences offered through both live and silent auctions. Fine wine and exquisite food by Grace Street catering ...More

  • Berkeley Dance Project 2014: Intimate-Distance

    08:00 PM    UCBbannerwebbdp.jpg

    Jack Gray, founder of New Zealand's Atamira Dance Company, will co-devise responses exploring the Maori concept of Türangawaewae, or 'standing place' in the world, through rituals that acknowledge one another's Mauri, or 'life force.' Katie Faulkner returns to work with our students on a new dance about traveling on a long and narrow road. And Ashley Ferro-Murray, along with Lisa Wymore, ...More

  • Jean Fineberg & The Party Monsters

    08:00 PM   

    The CJC transforms into a rockin' music club for dancing and listening to favorite Motown, Blues, R&B and Soul classics. Assistant Director of the Monclair Women's Big Band, Fineberg's discography reads like a 'who's Who' of rock, pop, folk and jazz, having played with such greats as David Bowie,Laura Nyro, Joe Cocker, Chic, Martha and the Vandellas and Sister Sledge. With ...More

  • Jim Kweskin w/Suzy Thompson

    08:00 PM   

    Jim Kweskin is an American music pioneer. Rock critic Ed Ward once listed the most important bands of the early 1960s as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, adding: “I'm not kidding.” Of course he wasn’t kidding. Jim’s band became the original Americana band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, ...More

  • Mark Morris Dance Group 'Acis and Galatae'

    08:00 PM    acisAndGalatea.jpg

    (World Premiere) Mark Morris, director and choreographer. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Philharmonia Chorale: Bruce Lamott, director. An epic love story from Ovid's Metamorphoses set along the pastoral banks of the Mediterranean, Acis and Galatea is performed in English by four vocalists and the Mark Morris Dance Group, joined by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. A feast ...More

  • Not A Genuine Black Man

    08:00 PM    ng.jpg

    In 1972, The National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, CA a 'racist bastion of white supremacy.' Fair Housing advocates considered it one of the most racist suburbs in America. The U.S. Commission in Civil Rights conducted hearings. And then, we moved to town. So begins Brian Copeland in Not A Genuine Black Man, the longest-running one-man show in ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Greek Theatre, The National

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Sunday, April 27th, 2014

  • Spring Plant Sale, (Public Sale) UC Botanical Garden

    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM    1613.png

    Our annual Spring Plant Sale features drought-resistant plants to keep your garden beautiful year-round. Our expert staff and volunteers can help you with plant selections, ways to save water in the garden, and other great ideas. We have an exciting selection of exotic and rate plants, including an expanded selection of Mediterranean-climate plants perfect for yur water-wise garden. As usual we ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Barbara Chaise-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    For more than four decades, Barbara Chase-Riboud has integrated mediums and materials in uniquely expressive ways to create a remarkable body of literary and visual work. This exhibition brings together over 25 works by the artist, including six major sculptures. Organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcom X Steles is the first solo museum presentation of the ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • The Letters

    02:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Tribes

    02:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    02:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • Mark Morris Dance Group 'Acis and Galatae'

    03:00 PM    acisAndGalatea.jpg

    (World Premiere) Mark Morris, director and choreographer. Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra: Nicholas McGegan, conductor. Philharmonia Chorale: Bruce Lamott, director. An epic love story from Ovid's Metamorphoses set along the pastoral banks of the Mediterranean, Acis and Galatea is performed in English by four vocalists and the Mark Morris Dance Group, joined by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. A feast ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • Gabrieli West

    04:30 PM - 12:00 PM   

    The Sf Early Music Society and Gabrieli West present a chamber ensemble made up of a pair of string instruments--violin and cello or viola da gamba--and a pair of brass instruments--cornetto as high voice and sackbut as the low voice. The program will include solo works from the 16th and 17th centuries for each instrument as well as chamber music for ...More

  • The Coast of Utopia: Salvage

    05:00 PM    salvageposter.jpg

    The final chapter of Stoppard's epic trilogy! In Salvage, our group of would-be revolutionaries moves to London where, after suffering decades of personal and political losses, they struggle to find hope for their way of life. As Alexander Herzen states: 'Our meaning is in how we live in an imperfect world.' Our live pre-show presentation will begin 20 minutes before curtain. Join ...More

  • Greek Theatre, The National & Portugal. The Man

    07:00 PM   

    ...More

  • Tribes

    07:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • Vocal Jam Session

    07:00 PM   

    The CJC presents a monthly jazz vocal jam session with a professional backup band, hosted by Angharad Jones. All are welcome! Singers should bring three copies of their song for the band. Arrive by 6:30 to sign up. ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    07:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • Greg Brown

    08:00 PM    130518.jpg

    If you’ve ever seen Greg Brown in concert, you remember the voice, the deep, sometimes gruff, sometimes tender, always compelling voice that might sing – or say – just about anything. And you remember the sense of humor, in the songs and between the songs, sometimes dark, sometimes irreverent, always perfectly Greg. The songs stick in your mind too. They’re memorable ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

Monday, April 28th, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Etude Club of Berkeley

    01:00 PM   

    Monthly concert featuring Barbara Vail (piano) performing J.S. Bach's English Suite No. 6 and Elissa Milne's Pepperbox Jazz Book 2; Bill Rusconi (violin), Deborah Shuser (cello), Janet Weinstein (piano) performing Brahms' Trio No. 3 in C Minor; Christyna Kozel (piano), in a program TBA. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event   

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    07:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • Tribes

    08:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event    Justasplice22.5x17inchesarchivaldigitalprint.jpg

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

  • Civic Center Art Exhibition

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Civic Center Art Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community. This year, 28 Berkeley-based artists were selected through a juried process for exhibition in the Berkeley Martin Luther King Civic Center Building. The work is distributed throughout publicly accessible areas on five floors and is displayed for approximately 1 ...More

  • Xtreme BUGS, exhibit

    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM    xtremebugspressrelease.jpg

    Celebrate the opening of the Xtreme BUGS exhibit. Race cockroaches and make an anatomically correct ladybug sculpture. Try out a robotic scorpion tail and follow an ant trail using only your nose and a special scent. UC Berkeley engineers and entomology graduate students will be on hand, showcasing current research and buggy inventions. Beginning Feb. 1, extreme BUGS are marching ...More

  • Kids Club @ Berkeley Art Museum

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    kidslong1.jpg

    Come explore and create in the Kids Club, a special gallery created and dedicated to involving elementary school age children in creative work. Kids Club is a one-of-a-kind felt rug with fiber artist Ashley Helvey. Play with one hundred pounds of clay and display your sculpture as part of an interactive artwork by Charles Long. Climb into an art-viewing ...More

  • Local Treasures: Bay Area Photography

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Local Treasures is a bi-annual exhibition series that features artists who have made significant impact on the development of artistic practice in the Bay Area. These artists have contributed to the strength of contemporary photography in the Bay Area by producing work that is fearless of constraints and explores image making through both traditional and non-traditional techniques. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 11:00 ...More

  • Rebar: Kaleidoscape

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    Rebar: Kaledioscape, is the new social sculpture in our large atrium space. Like the popular BAMscape by Thom Faulders, Kaleidoscape, designed by the San Francisco-based firm Rebar, is both a work of art and a piece of furniture. Come rearrange the modular pieces to create a customized environment for study, relaxation, or socializing. Rebar is known for work that challenges ...More

  • The Elephant's Eye: Artful Animals in South & Southeast Asia

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM    Elephantsbampfa1974611.jpg

    Loving companions, clever tricksters, or religious informants, animals in the art of South & Southeast Asia evoke the power of kingdoms, the wisdom of saints, and devotional desire. Sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, both gentle and ferocious, animals animate and enliven the scene. The Elephant's Eye brings together 30 paintings, ink studies, and sculptures from India, Thailand, and Cambodia to showcase ...More

  • The Possible

    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM   

    The Possible is an experimental exhibition that reconceives the museum as a site for creative convergence. You will have the chance to be a part of this evolving exhibition by engaging directly with an exciting array of visiting artists. As an open platform for shared creativity and the exploration of diverse artistic techniques, The Possible combines studio, classroom, library, gallery, and ...More

  • Lace, A Sumptuous History (1600s-1900s)

    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   

    Lace, a decorative openwork web, was first developed in Europe during the 16th century. Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles of Berkeley has an exhibit at the San Francisco International Airport. From homemade tatting and crochet lace toimpeccable Brussels a Vrai Reseau bobbin lace and French Point d' Alenco, this exhibit explores the wide range of laces made over the centuries. ...More

  • Smocking: Fabric Manipulation & Beyond, exhibit

    12:00 PM - 06:00 PM    dressbodice31562006.jpg

    With the expressed enthusiasm and support of SAGA Members, organized by Catherine Ljungquist of the local SAGA chapter Cable Car Cablers, and the endorsement of the National SAGA organization, this exhibit, in conjunction with a seminar program, is now scheduled for 2014. ...More

  • Berkeley's Oldest Pub '50th Anniversary'

    04:30 PM - 02:00 AM    Posters.png

    Albatross Pub is celebrating 50 years in business. Our celebration will run for 50 days from April 20th through June 8th. Included in our celebration are daily beverage specials, popular drinks from the 60's, a 60's band on June 6th and more! Relive par of Berkeley's past and our future. Same as it ever was--only better! Hours: Sun.-Tues. 6:00 pm ...More

  • The Coast of Utopia: Salvage

    07:00 PM    salvageposter.jpg

    The final chapter of Stoppard's epic trilogy! In Salvage, our group of would-be revolutionaries moves to London where, after suffering decades of personal and political losses, they struggle to find hope for their way of life. As Alexander Herzen states: 'Our meaning is in how we live in an imperfect world.' Our live pre-show presentation will begin 20 minutes before curtain. Join ...More

  • Tribes

    07:00 PM    tb.jpg

    When three smart siblings move back home with their opinionated parents, the cacophyony of their family hits a new high, even for Billy who's deaf. Nina Raine's profound and powerful new play became a hit in London and New York now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep. To fall in love or find a job, to forge an ...More

  • The Black Lillies

    08:00 PM    140430.jpg

    “The Black Lillies are fronted by the best-matched male-female vocal duo since Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris,” says the website News OK. It sounds like an overstatement – unless you’ve heard the Black Lillies. Then it sounds like a reasonable claim. The Black Lillies are a country band for the ages, not the slick, soulless country that seems to get most ...More

  • The Letters

    08:00 PM    letterslarge.jpg

    In the Letters, a Ministry Director calls his employee Anna into his office for a job-related interview, but it is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. Is Anna being offered a promotion? Is the director making a sexual advance? The Director seems to have a hidden agenda, or is it Anna who has an agenda ...More

  • Wittenberg @ Aurora Theatre Company

    08:00 PM    wittenberg300.jpg

    Poor Prince Hamlet! It's his senior year at Wittenberg University and he must soon declare a major. As the young Dane ping-pongs between contrary advice from mentors Martin Luther (prof. of theology) and Doctor Faustus (prof. of philosophy), the two intellectuals go head-to-head in comic combat for the conflicted undergrad’s allegiance. Will Faustus win his mind or can Luther save his ...More

  • All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake

    All Day Event    Justasplice22.5x17inchesarchivaldigitalprint.jpg

    The Addison Street Windows Gallery presents All the World Has Got Its Sky: the Art of Ellen Lake, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. All the World Has Got Its Sky delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space. For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today ...More

  • Berkeley in the 1960s

    All Day Event   

    Berkeley ha a well-founded reputation of being a ruckus place of social change and experimentation. Displayed at the central Reference Desk on computer monitors, this virtual exhibit show cases 24 digital copies of psychedelic 1960s and 70s era rock posters from the Berkeley History Room's collection of posters. Another monitor will display the classic film Berkeley in the Sixties. Library Hours: Mon ...More

  • Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy

    All Day Event   

    Touching a New Intelligence: Works in Cut Paper by Jamie Treacy, an exhibition organized by curator Demetri Broxton. Touching a New Intelligence assembles 44 small works completed by Jamie Treacy within the last year. The pieces combine pen, brush tip marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and salvaged paper. Each piece is an exploration of fictional landscapes Treacy creates by combining his observations ...More

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