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

Friday, December 15th 2017

The Hard Nut: Mark Morris Dance Group

$40-$135. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm to 12/15 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Saturday, December 16th 2017

The Hard Nut: Mark Morris Dance Group

$40-$135. 642-9988. cal performances.org

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


The Hard Nut: Mark Morris Dance Group

$40-$135. 642-9988. cal performances.org

2pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Anuhea with Paula Fuga, Mahi

Hawaiian born singer, guitar player and songwriter Anuhea blends Pop and Reggae with conscious lyrics to create a style of her own.
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$37.50.

Website: http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1568994
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000

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


Sunday, December 17th 2017

The Hard Nut: Mark Morris Dance Group

$40-$135. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Friday, December 22nd 2017

The Story So Far

The Story So Far is an American pop punk band from Walnut Creek, California formed in 2007.

Parker Cannon - Vocals
Kelen Capener - Bass
Kevin Geyer - Guitar
William Levy - Guitar
Ryan Torf - Drums

The grassroots, back-to-basics authenticity of THE STORY SO FAR is a blast of renewing fresh air over the most stale corners of the underground music community. The fact that it's resonated with so many kids around the world is testament to just how starved the scene had become.

Like their single-focused predecessors in legendary pop-punk bands Blink-182, Green Day, or The Descendents, the five guys in The Story So Far got together with no loftier an ambition than to make the music they wanted to hear. Along the way, they just happened to help usher in a pop-punk revival. It's a "return of the real" that's made a sea change across the underground.
In just a few short years, a handful of EPs and three full-length albums, The Story So Far's refreshing, energetic and impressively honest take on hardcore-infused pop-punk music propelled them to the cover of the 2013 Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need To Know issue, to the enduring subcultural benchmark the Vans Warped Tour, and into the hearts and minds of listeners.

Catchy vocal gymnastics and supercharged riffs are delivered with no less precision than the most accomplished of rock acts but disguised by an instantly memorable simplicity that drives the hooks home. The band's sophomore album, What You Don't See (2013), delivered on the undeniable promise of Under Soil and Dirt (2011) and cracked the Billboard Top 50 at the same time. The band returned to close collaborator and comrade Sam Pura (Basement, State Champs) for their self-titled third sent, a no-bullshit, wistful but forceful adventure in song.

$25.00.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1567659?

8pm to 9pm,


Saturday, December 23rd 2017

The Hard Nut: Mark Morris Dance Group

$40-$135. 642-9988. cal performances.org

2pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Sunday, December 24th 2017

The Hard Nut: Mark Morris Dance Group

$40-$135. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Thursday, December 28th 2017

The Infamous Stringdusters With Keller Williams' Grateful Grass

The Infamous Stringdusters are an acoustic/bluegrass band. The band emerged in 2007 with the album Fork in the Road on Sugar Hill Records. The band's current line-up features Andy Hall, Andy Falco, Chris Pandolfi, Jeremy Garrett, and Travis Book.

Unlike rock 'n' roll, bluegrass music's boundaries are often defined in very narrow terms and that has caused some bands to carefully consider their place within the genre. But, in order to survive, everything must evolve... even bluegrass. Enter the Infamous Stringdusters, the very model of a major modern bluegrass band.

"At a certain point in our career, there was hesitation in calling us a bluegrass band," guitarist Andy Falco admits. "These days, we're much more comfortable with that label." Banjo man Chris Pandolfi echoes the point: "We love bluegrass, but we have been influenced by other genres as much, if not more. When it comes to making music, we always try to be a blank slate and give new songs whatever they need to come to life. We just try to make something good, something that is true to who we are."

On Laws of Gravity, that's exactly what the Infamous Stringdusters - Andy Hall (dobro), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (double bass), in addition to Falco and Pandolfi - have done. Their seventh studio set further proves that the band's collective whole is far greater than the sum of its individual parts, as the song selection and pitch-perfect performances weighs the Stringdusters' appeal to traditional fans against their musical quest to attract new listeners. It's a balance that comes naturally to the band.


$32.00.

http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1541766
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000

8pm to 10pm, UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue


Next Month

Wednesday, January 3rd 2018

Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

$58. 642-9988. calperformances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Saturday, January 6th 2018

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


Saturday, January 27th 2018

Peking Acrobats

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

2pm, Zellerbach Hakk, UC Berkeley Campus


Sunday, January 28th 2018

Musicians from Marlboro

$56. 642-9988. cal performances.org

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


Peking Acrobats

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

3pm, Zellerbach Hakk, UC Berkeley Campus


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