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, January 24th 2017

Robert Earl Keen

$32 adv / $35 door. SOLD OUT. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Hot Club of San Francisco

John, Paul, George and Django CD release. $20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Thursday, January 26th 2017

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood

$20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Berkeley Symphony: RELEVANCE

Mason Bates: Cello Concerto (Bay Area Premiere)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major
Christian Reif, Guest Conductor
German conductor Christian Reif joined the San Francisco Symphony as their Resident Conductor and Wattis Foundation Music Director of the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, after making a "powerful symphony debut" with the Symphony in fall 2015.
Mason Bates, Composer
Mason Bates currently serves as the first composer-in-residence at the Kennedy Center for the Arts. His music fuses innovative orchestral writing, imaginative orchestral narrative forms, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno. It has been the first symphonic music to achieve widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds.
Joshua Roman, Cello
Named principal cellist at the Seattle Symphony at age 22, Joshua Roman has since earned an international reputation as a soloist with a wide-ranging repertoire and a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer, curator, and programmer.


8pm to 9pm, Zellerbach Hall


Friday, January 27th 2017

In the Last Days of the City BAMPFA

Tamer El Said (Egypt/Germany, 2016)

East Bay Premiere!

January 27, 7:30 PM
January 29, 4 PM
February 3, 4 PM

Shot in 2009 and released in 2016, In the Last Days of the City is a personal portrait of Cairo during the fall of the Mubarak regime. Structured as a film within a film, the protagonist is filmmaker Khalid (Khalid Abdalla), who experiences the profound sadness of changes on the city and in his personal relationships. "Largely fiction with nonfiction elements, Last Days benefits from time: Most instant responses to the Revolution now seem hopelessly dated, but Said's work, lensed before the uprising, takes full, intelligent advantage of hindsight . . . The result is a city requiem rather than a city symphony (Jay Weissberg, Variety).

10am to 11am, BAMPFA 2155 Center Street


Jordi Savall and Hesperian XXI

$68-$96. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Saturday, January 28th 2017

Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg, host and lecturer

San Francisco Performances presents:
Beethoven: Before, During and After
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For over 20 years, thousands of audience members from the Bay Area and beyond have savored Saturday-morning musical conversations, exploring composers and concepts with the Alexander String Quartet and San Francisco Performances Music Historian-in-Residence Robert Greenberg. The series combines complete performances of string quartets with Greenberg's witty profound takes on these works, their creators and their place in history and the hearts of music lovers.

The Alexander String Quartet was formed in New York City in 1981 and captured international attention as the first American quartet to win the London International String Quartet Competition in 1985. The quartet has received honorary degrees from Allegheny College and St. Lawrence University, and presidential medals from Baruch College (CUNY). Having celebrated their 30th Anniversary in 2011, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world's premiere ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet's recordings of the Beethoven cycle (twice), and the Bartok and Shostakovich cycles have all won international critical acclaim. The quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music through over 25 commissions from such composers as Jake Heggie, Cindy Cox, Augusta Read Thomas, Robert Greenberg, Martin Bresnick, Cesar Cano, and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Wayne Peterson. A new work by Tarik O'Reagan commissioned for the Alexander by the Boise Chamber Music Series, will have its premiere in 2016.

PROGRAM:
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
GEORGE ROCHBERG: Quartet No. 3

10am to 1pm, St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley 2727 College Avenue


Jump Start Your Art Career at Berkeley Art Center

BAC begins 2017 with Mary Edwards' "Jump Start Your Art Career". This popular workshop is for emerging and established visual artists who want to figure out the next steps in an art career.
Mary Edwards is a Career and Life Coach for artists, based in Marin County. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and received her coach training from the College of Executive Coaching. She has taught workshops for artists throughout the Bay Area, and has written articles for national art magazines, including Professional Artist, Studios, and Artists & Makers. Currently she is completing a book titled Left Brain Skills for Right-Brained People.

$20 members / $40 non-members

1pm to 3pm, Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut Street


The Power of Community A Teach-in

on the Crisis of Affordable Housing

A teach-in is designed to educate about issues, develop organizing skills, and invent forms of political action.

[the first in a series]
(future topics will include the homeless crisis, police demilitarization, etc.)

This will be a celebratory teach-in

A follow-up to Cheryl Davila's election victory

To initiate community defenses

Against gentrification

Presenters

Damion McNeil - chair of Berkeley Housing Authority
Stephen Barton - formerly of the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
Willie Cook - Affordable Housing developer
Christina Murphy - Director of Drop-In Center, and a community organizer

They will speak on gentrification, how it destroys neighborhoods, and
how Neighborhoods can defend themselves and fight back
with neighborhood assemblies, autonomous zoning, a seat at the development planning tables with a vote, and other means


sponsered by the Cheryl Davila Campaign Committee (www.cheryldavila.vote), The West Berkeley Teach-in Series, West Berkeley Neighbors (www.westberkeleyneighbors.blogspot.com), Friends of Adeline (www.friendsofadeline.org), BCA (BerkeleyCitizenAction.org), and others.

2pm to 5pm, 1425 Oregon St. Oregon Park Cooperative Community Room


Opening Reception: Digital Art-The Power of the Pixel

Verona Fonte: I'd like to invite you to the Opening Reception of Expressions Gallery Show: I have 3 prints in the show from a series I developed about the Migration Crisis of the 21st Century called 'Escape From Fire'.

The majority of the work being shown is from artists who are members of the Digital Art Collective at Berkeley City College.
I am the President of the Collective for 2017 and we are happy to have the opportunity to show in this great public venue.

4pm to 5pm, Expressions Gallery 2055 Center Street,


The Battle of Algiers BAMPFA

Gillo Pontecorvo (Italy/Algeria, 1966)

New 4K Restoration

January 28, 5:30 PM
February 4, 8:15 PM

The first European film to treat the explosive subject of colonialism and wars of liberation, The Battle of Algiers probably remains the most powerful. Pontecorvo's exciting reconstruction of the Algerian rebellion against the French centers on Ali La Pointe, the National Liberation Front leader who conducts the campaign of rebellion while dodging the relentless and merciless French Colonel Mathieu. A flashback format and newsreel "documentary" precision-though it was, incredibly, entirely staged-give a palpable sense of inevitability to the terrible violence, but also to its result. (Amos Vogel)

BUY TICKETS

5:30pm to 6:30pm, BAMPFA 2133 Center Street


Blame Sally

$30 adv / $35 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Kodo: Dadan

$30-$72. 642-9988. www.calperformance.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Sunday, January 29th 2017

Kodo: Dadan

$30-$72. 642-9988. www.calperformance.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Karla Bonoff with Nina Gerber

$35 adv / $37 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Ensemble Signal: Steve Reich Program

$56. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

7pm, Hertz Hall, 101 Cross-Sproul Path, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Monday, January 30th 2017

Berkeley High School Band/Orchestra/Chamber Music Night

$16 adv / $18 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Next Month

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

The Moth StorySLAM

Tickets on sale Wed. 1/25 at 12:00 pm. $10. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, February 2nd 2017

The KTO Project

$23 adv / $25 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, February 3rd 2017

Available Light

John Adams, composer; Lucinda Childs, choreographer; Frank O. Gehry, stage design. $35-$105. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm to 2/3 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Holly Near with Tammy Hall and Jan Martinelli

$25 adv / $27 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Saturday, February 4th 2017

Available Light

John Adams, composer; Lucinda Childs, choreographer; Frank O. Gehry, stage design. $35-$105. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


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


Laura Love Duo

CD & Book Release show!. $20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Monday, February 6th 2017

Berkeley High School Jazz Spring Concert: Two and Four O'Clock Bands and Special Guest

$20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Dàimh

$22 adv / $25 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Wednesday, February 8th 2017

Foghorn Stringband with Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, and the Cajun Country Revival

Open Dance Floor! $20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, February 9th 2017

Story Hour in the Library featuring Adam Hochschild

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In February the program features author Adam Hochschild.

storyhour.berkeley.edu
Free and open to the public

5pm to 6pm, Morrison Library, UC Berkeley Campus


Linda Tillery and Oaktown Funk

With Ray Obiedo, Wil Blades, Melecio Magdaluyo, and Mike Clark. $25 adv / $29 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


The 7 Fingers: Cuisine and Confessions

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

8pm to 2/9 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Friday, February 10th 2017

The 7 Fingers: Cuisine and Confessions

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

12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Solas

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

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


Saturday, February 11th 2017

The 7 Fingers: Cuisine and Confessions

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

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Cris Williamson

Birthday Celebration and CD release, with Vicki Randle, Julie Wolf, Barbara Higbie, Shelley Doty, Scott Amendola, Zachary Ostroff, and special guests. $30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Sunday, February 12th 2017

Lucas Debargue, piano

$42. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

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


Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

$22 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Black Arm Band: Dirtsong

$26-$54. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

7pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Monday, February 13th 2017

Kay Stern & Friends


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

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


Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Freight Open Mic - Tonight's Theme: Love Songs


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

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


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A VALENTINE'S BURLESQUE with burlesque, magic, lingerie contest, prizes, February birthday celebrations, photo opportunities & more!

Relive this cult classic before it is reborn! Sweethearts Janet and Brad stumble upon the flirtatious mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter's, bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. Audience participation is expected. Prizes for best costumes.

$16.50 - $26.50.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1405712
Website: http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1405712-rocky-horror-picture-show-berkeley/

510-356-4000
http://www.theuctheatre.org

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


Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Tuck & Patti

$34 adv / $36 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, February 16th 2017

Sandy Cressman's Homenagem Brasileira

"Entre Amigos" CD Release show with Natalie Cressman and Mike Bono. $22 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, February 17th 2017

Lucy Kaplansky

$27 adv / $29 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Saturday, February 18th 2017

Box Set

Jeff's 50th Birthday Bash. $25 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


The Nile Project

$26-$54. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Sunday, February 19th 2017

Maria Schneider Orchestra: The Thompson Fields

$36-$86. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

7pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Peter Mulvey and Heather Maloney

$20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Monday, February 20th 2017

West Coast Songwriters Competition

$7 adv / $9 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Freight Open Mic


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

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


Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Ray Obiedo

CD release party. $20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, February 23rd 2017

Will Kimbrough & Brigitte DeMeyer

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

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


Friday, February 24th 2017

Shawn Colvin

Antje Duvekot opens. $73 premium / $53 adv / $55 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm to 2/24 12 midnight, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"

$58-$86. Nicola Benedetti, violin and the Venice Baroque Orchestra. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Saturday, February 25th 2017

Shawn Colvin

Antje Duvekot opens. $73 premium / $53 adv / $55 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Patchwork Series Children's Show: Octopretzel

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

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


Sunday, February 26th 2017

Villalobos Brothers

Diana Gameros opens. $22 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars and Capella SF. $38-$62. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

7pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Ferron and her All Star Band

With Barbara Higbie, Jami Sieber, Shelley Jennings, Don Benedictson, and special guests. $45 premium adv / $30 general adv / $32 general door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


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