The Berkeley Arts Festival Is On Vacation

We no longer have a home for the Berkeley Arts Festival. After more than 5 years in our wonderful space at 2133 University Avenue we are searching for a new space and would appreciate any suggestions you have. Contact us at: fabarts@silcon.com

Until then, we will continue this calendar of arts events going on in Berkeley.

Ongoing Events

Mike's Out of Doors Sculpture Wall

Location: South side of Ashby Avenue between Pine Street and Elmwood Court.

Open: 10 am to 10 pm,  Monday through Saturday.


This Month

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

Freight Open Mic

$5 adv / $7 door. 644-2020. www.thefreigt.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Banda Magda

$14 adv / $18 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, October 19th 2017

Jonatha Brooke

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, October 20th 2017

Kaki King: "The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body"

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, October 21st 2017

Theatre de la Ville, Paris: State of Siege

$48-$98. 642-9988. www.calperformnces.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aakesstra

Open dance floor! $16 adv / $20 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, October 22nd 2017

Community Music Day

Community Music Day is Crowden's annual FREE musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day of musical fun and exploration!

Kids and adults alike touch and learn to make sounds on the instruments of a symphony orchestra in our huge "Instrument Petting Zoo." San Francisco Chamber Orchestra performs Very First Concerts for wriggly toddlers, with repeat performances of "Big, Bold, Brass!" at 10:40, 11:20, and 12:00pm. The celebration also includes instrument making, class demos, and musical performances for kids, by kids throughout the day, including the San Francisco Girls Chorus and Crowden students! Try BBQ and baked goods, browse our music sale, visit the face painting booths, and more! Every child receives a special prize at Community Music Day. Please join us!

Community Music Day is free to all at Crowden Music Center. Crowden is wheel-chair accessible and near N. Berkeley BART.

For more information, visit http://www.crowden.org/concerts-and-events/community-music-day

10am to 3pm, Crowden Music Center,1475 Rose Street,


Patchwork Series Children's Show: Justin Roberts

$10 adv / $12 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

11am, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Theatre de la Ville, Paris: State of Siege

$48-$98. 642-9988. www.calperformnces.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Olli Mustonen

$46. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Josh Kornbluth: Ben Franklin: Unplugged

Josh Kornbluth and T1 Presents revives one of Josh's signature comic monologues to benefit the people of Puerto Rico.

Josh Kornbluth's comic monologue is one part historical mystery, one part academic revenge tale. Ben Franklin: Unplugged begins when Josh, while shaving one morning, has a realization: he looks just like Ben Franklin! His desperate attempt to turn this superficial similarity into a hit one-man show (along the lines of Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain Tonight!) leads him to do his own research into Franklin's life - and to uncover the deeply troubled relationship between Ben and his son William (who ended up opposing his father during the Revolution). By the time Ben Franklin: Unplugged reaches its exciting climax in the heavily guarded Franklin Papers at Yale - a university that had once cruelly rejected Josh - the present-day and historical threads have woven together into a comic, and suspenseful, tapestry.

$25

7pm to 9pm, Live Oak Theater 1301 Shattuck Avenue


Evan Price CD Release with Special Guests

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse,2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, October 23rd 2017

The Etude Club

Enjoy an hour of beautiful classic music. Free of charge

Info: 510-845-1350

1pm to 2pm, Berkeley Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street


Garrison Keillor

$30-$78. 642-9988. calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Tuesday, October 24th 2017

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Evie Ladin and Her Stairwell Sister Lisa Berman open. $16 adv / $20 door. 644-2020

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, October 25th 2017

Berkeley Festival of Choro Presents a Night of Choro with Choro Das 3 and the Berkeley Choro Ensemble

$22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, October 26th 2017

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal kora & cello duo

$30 adv / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, October 27th 2017

Curator's Talk: Jordan Stein on Miyoko Ito

Join guest curator Jordan Stein for an informal talk focusing on Miyoko Ito's singular and compelling form of abstraction.

6pm to 7pm, BAMPFA 2155 Center Stret


The Dustbowl Revival

Diego's Umbrella opens. $24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Dorrance Dance

$30-$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Saturday, October 28th 2017

Korean National Gugak Center Tradition Orchestra: New works concert

$20, $40. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Korean National Gugak Center Tradition Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

$28-$56. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Wake the Dead

$26 adv / $30 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, October 29th 2017

Fall Free Family Day

Join us for a free day of art, music, and movies! Explore BAMPFA exhibitions, make your own art, groove to a performance by SoVoSó, and check out a screening of short films with a wild side.

11am to 3pm, 2155 Center Street


Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano

$58. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, 101 Cross-Sproul Path, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


The Steel Wheels

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, October 30th 2017

The Moth StorySLAM - PROMISES

Tickets on sale Monday, 10/23/17 at 12:30pm. $10. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, October 31st 2017

Freight Open Mic

$5 adv / $7 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Next Month

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Jenna and the Charmers

$18 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Habib Koité and Bamada

Open Dance Floor. $30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.com

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, November 3rd 2017

Marley's Ghost

$22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, November 4th 2017

Instant Chorus at Freight & Salvage

Sing 3-part modern a cappella with lush harmonies and cool rhythms. Loads of fun and only a 2-hour commitment. Learn by ear or read a score. Choose an easy part, or take a solo and beat out optional body percussion. For adults and kids over 8 who like to sing. No audition or performance. 1st Saturdays of every month. Come regularly or occasionally. New uplifting repertoire each month.

$20 at the door.
Scholarships: email betsyblakes@gmail.com beforehand

3:30pm to 5:30pm, 2020 Addison Street


Mariinsky Orchestra

$40-$125. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Sunday, November 5th 2017

Mariinsky Orchestra

$40-$125. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Sam Bush

$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sonic Harvest 17

Those of you familiar with the of Peter Josheff work will know that for many years he hsa been interested in spoken voice in chamber music. While his most recent piece, The Dream Mechanic, featured both singing and spoken voices with chamber orchestra, this new work gets down to bare bones: one spoken voice & one pianist. Peter wrote the text based on nightmares I have had over the years, and Ihe will perform the spoken word part. The pianist will be the wonderful Kate Campbell. They've been performing together recently as members of the SF Contemporary Music Players.

Also on the Sonic Harvest 17 program will be intriguing new music by Allen Shearer, Claudia Stevens, Ann Callaway and Francis Schwartz.

http://www.sonicharvest.org/

8pm to 9pm, Berkeley Piano Club 2724 Haste Stree


Tuesday, November 7th 2017

Ariel Horowitz

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, November 8th 2017

Patricia Barber Trio

$24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, November 9th 2017

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as 'confessional' songwriter performances.

Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.

$52.00 - $62.00.
Website: http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1560331
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000

8pm to 9pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue


Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault

THE WILD CD release. $22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Les Arts Florissants

$48-$86. 642-9988. calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Friday, November 10th 2017

Waterparks with As It Is, Chapel, Sleep On It

Waterparks is an American rock band formed in Houston, Texas in 2011. Waterparks is often referred to as pop punk and pop rock, taking influence from bands such as Sum 41, Blink-182, Good Charlotte, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy.

$19.50.
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1534101

Website: http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1534101
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000


6:30pm to 7:30pm, "The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall",2036 University Avenue,


Texas Troubadours featuring Ruthie Foster, Carrie Rodriguez, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

$42 adv / $46 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Ian Bostridge, tenor; Wenwen Du, piano

$48-$86. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Saturday, November 11th 2017

Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

$30-$76. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Common Kings

Common Kings' style and music is a collection of inspirations orchestrated into an array of head rocking beats, feel good vibes, and emotional fever. Their crazy, fun-loving attitude compliments Common Kings' live sound, producing phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, and R&B influences. These influences originate from each band members love for various genres, and widespread knowledge of music.

$39.00.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1556584
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000

8pm to 9pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue


California Banjo Extravaganza: Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman, Bob Carlin

$32 adv / $36 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, November 12th 2017

Tetzlaff Quartet

$72. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, 101 Cross-Sproul Path, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Haas Kowert Tice

Crying Uncle opens on the Gallery Stage. $22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020 www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Festival of South African Dance

$30-$68. 642-9988. calperformances.org

7pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Monday, November 13th 2017

UC Jazz Fall Concert

50th Anniversary Year Celebration. $16 adv / $20 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm to 8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Classical at the Freight: Haydn Project

$9 adv / $11 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Eddie Palmieri - Eddie at 80

$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Molly Holm

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, November 16th 2017

An Evening with Asleep at the Wheel

$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, November 17th 2017

The Joffrey Ballet

$36-$126. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm to 11/17 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Martin Taylor & Alison Burns

$35 adv / $39 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, November 18th 2017

The Joffrey Ballet

$36-$126. 642-9988. cal performances.org

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Patchwork Series: Alphabet Rockers

$10 adv / $12 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

11am, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Bill Frisell's Beautiful Dreamers featuring Eyvind Kang & Rudy Royston

$55 Premium Advance / $40 General Advance / $44 General Door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Melvin Seals & JGB

JGB is an American rock/blues band led by Melvin Seals, who plays electric organ. Its mission is to continue the musical legacy of the Jerry Garcia Band, of which Seals was a longtime member.

$39.00.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1556584
Website: http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1556584
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000

8pm to 9pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue


Sunday, November 19th 2017

The Joffrey Ballet

$36-$126. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Noam Pikelny

$28 adv / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

6:30pm to 7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Patrick Ball / Celtic Harp

"Come Dance with Me in Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country". $22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Joyce Manor & Wavves

Joyce Manor is an American punk rock band from Torrance, California, formed in 2008.
Acclaimed Californian band Joyce Manor - Barry Johnson (vocals and guitar), Chase Knobbe (guitar), Jeff Enzor (drums), and Matt Ebert (bass) - have announced the release of their anticipated new album entitled Cody which arrives in stores this October 7th, care of Epitaph. It is the follow-up to the band's 2014's critically-lauded record Never Hungover Again.

Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000



8pm to 9pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue,


Friday, November 24th 2017

Iris Dement

$34 adv / $38 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Imago Theatre: La Belle

$30-$76. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus


Saturday, November 25th 2017

Imago Theatre: La Belle

$30-$76. 642-9988. cal performances.org

2pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus


Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

With Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Brandon Godman, and Sam Grisman plus special guests. $20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, November 26th 2017

Imago Theatre: La Belle

$30-$76. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus


The Del McCoury Band

Crying Uncle opens on the Gallery Stage. $34 adv / $38 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

4:30pm to 5pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


The Del McCoury Band

Crying Uncle opens on the Gallery Stage. $30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, November 29th 2017

HowellDevine's "HOWL" CD Release Party

With George Holden's Liquid Lights/Live Cinema. Celeste Kopel and Pete Madsen open. $16 adv / $20 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, November 30th 2017

Trace Bundy

$25 adv / $29 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm to 8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


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