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

Saturday, February 24th 2018

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

"Berkeley Dance Project 2018" features works by professional Bay Area choreographers Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as by TDPS student choreographers Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Berkeley Dance Project opens Thursday, February 15, 2018 and continues through Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Zellerbach Playhouse. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm.

Katie Faulkner (the award-winning founder of little seismic dance company) has created a piece that uses movement and projection mapping to examine the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, with a specific focus on the power that women possess in their ability to reproduce. On the heels of a year of female action and activism (2017's Women's March on Washington, and the recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements), Faulkner's piece, performed by an all-female cast, gives voice to the physical experience of being a woman in the world.

James Graham (artistic director of the San Francisco-based James Graham Dance Theatre) has created a new work that questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity - how we see ourselves, and how we are seen in the world. James questions, "In comparison to when I was a student, how do these diverse young people experience their comfort level in their own gender identity and sexuality? It's inspiring to delve into their stories."

Original student choreography is also featured in "Berkeley Dance Project 2018." Works by TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang will be restaged on a larger scale, after premiering in December as part of TDPS's Fall Choreography Showcase. Aragon's duet conveys the challenge of clear communication between two people, and the resulting impact on relationships between friends, lovers, or family members. Hillary Tang's solo exposes her personal process of acknowledging a toxic relationship, removing herself from the abuse, and ultimately finding internal peace and clarity.

8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Playhouse


Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline

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

8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Sunday, February 25th 2018

Company Wang Ramirez: Borderline

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

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Sergio & Odair Assad and Avi Avital

$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

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


Berkeley Dance Project 2018

"Berkeley Dance Project 2018" features works by professional Bay Area choreographers Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as by TDPS student choreographers Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Berkeley Dance Project opens Thursday, February 15, 2018 and continues through Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Zellerbach Playhouse. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm.

Katie Faulkner (the award-winning founder of little seismic dance company) has created a piece that uses movement and projection mapping to examine the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, with a specific focus on the power that women possess in their ability to reproduce. On the heels of a year of female action and activism (2017's Women's March on Washington, and the recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements), Faulkner's piece, performed by an all-female cast, gives voice to the physical experience of being a woman in the world.

James Graham (artistic director of the San Francisco-based James Graham Dance Theatre) has created a new work that questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity - how we see ourselves, and how we are seen in the world. James questions, "In comparison to when I was a student, how do these diverse young people experience their comfort level in their own gender identity and sexuality? It's inspiring to delve into their stories."

Original student choreography is also featured in "Berkeley Dance Project 2018." Works by TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang will be restaged on a larger scale, after premiering in December as part of TDPS's Fall Choreography Showcase. Aragon's duet conveys the challenge of clear communication between two people, and the resulting impact on relationships between friends, lovers, or family members. Hillary Tang's solo exposes her personal process of acknowledging a toxic relationship, removing herself from the abuse, and ultimately finding internal peace and clarity.

8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Playhouse


Wednesday, February 28th 2018

Noon Concert: Spring Choral Collage *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Fall welcome misc.

Featuring the Chamber Chorus, Magen Solomon, director and University Chorus, Nikolas Nackley, director, presenting music from the last 600 years


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

Featuring the Music Department's varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Concert Hall


Emanuel Ax, piano; Leonidas Kavakos, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello

$40-$195. 642-9988. calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Next Month

Saturday, March 3rd 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


GAMELAN Ã++UDAMANI'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

<span size="3" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span>GAMELAN Ã++UDAMANI'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR</span><br>On Saturday, March 3, 2018 the company performs at UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall at 7pm, in cooperation with the U.C Berkeley Department of Music. As Mt. Agung Volcano rumbles beneath their feet, Ã++udamani is preparing a special concert for Berkeley audiences. The Hertz Hall performance differs from any other program on this USA tour. The UC Berkeley program features world premieres by renowned artists, I Dewa Putu Berata and I Wayan Sudiarsa, as well as the debut of Dewa Ayu Larassanti and I Putu Wibi who will be performing one of Bali's most difficult masterpieces, Oleg Tambulilingan. Ã++udamani's new full-length work Bhumi-Mother Earth, based on themes of nature, will be presented at UC Davis (February 24) and Stanford University (February 28).</span>

7pm to 10pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley


Sunday, March 4th 2018

Kronos Quartet; Rinde Eckert; Van-Anh Vo; My Lai

$36-$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

7pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus


Wednesday, March 7th 2018

WIND ENSEMBLE

<span size="3" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span>WIND ENSEMBLE&nbsp;</span><br>Robert Calonico, director<br>BERNSTEIN Overture to<span>&nbsp;</span><span>Candide</span><br>HOLST First Suite in Eb Major<br>LAURIDSEN arr. Reynolds<span>&nbsp;</span><span>O Magnum Mysterium</span><br>IVES Variations on "America"</span>

12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley


Eva Yerbabuena Company: Ay!

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

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Friday, March 9th 2018

DAVID HYUN-SU KIM, PIANO

<span size="3" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span>DAVID HYUN-SU KIM, PIANO</span><br>SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16<br>SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958<br>$16/12/5</span>

8pm to 10pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley


Wednesday, March 14th 2018

UCB music students perform chamber music works by Gioachino Rossini and BedÅ(tm)ich Smetana

12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley


Friday, March 16th 2018

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm to 3/16 12 midnight, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Berg and Mahler

<span size="3" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span>UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA</span><br>David Milnes, music director<br>Ann Moss, soprano<br>BERG<span>&nbsp;</span><span>Sieben frühe Lieder</span><br>MAHLER Symphony No. 7</span>

8pm to 10pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley


Saturday, March 17th 2018

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

2pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Berg and Mahler

<span size="3" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span>UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA</span><br>David Milnes, music director<br>Ann Moss, soprano<br>BERG<span>&nbsp;</span><span>Sieben frühe Lieder</span><br>MAHLER Symphony No. 7</span>

8pm to 10pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley


Sunday, March 18th 2018

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

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


David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

$68. 642-9988. calperformances.org

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


Wednesday, March 21st 2018

Music Theater Tunes featuring members of the UCB Department of Music

12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley


Thursday, March 22nd 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea

$36-$98. 642=9988. calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley campus


Sunday, March 25th 2018

Julia Bullock, soprano; John Arida, piano

$46. 642-9988. <a href="http://calperformances.org"></a><a target="_blank" href="http://performances.org">calperformances.org</a>

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


RossoRose (Amy Zanrosso)

3pm to 5pm,


Sarn Oliver and Robert Pearce In Recital

<span><span>The <span>Berkeley Hillside Club</span> is delighted to welcome <span>S.F. Symphony violinist Sarn Oliver</span> back to our Concert Series. Joining Sarn will be the <span>talented young pianist, Robert Pearce,</span> in a program featuring music by Schubert, Brahms, Kernis, and one of Sarn's own compositions. Don't miss these remarkable artists performing in our historic and acoustically-excellent hall.<br><br><span>The Artists:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sarn Oliver - violin<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Robert Pearce - piano<br><br>The Program:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Franz Schubert - Sonatina for violin and piano, in D Major, D.384, (Op. posth. 137/1)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Aaron Kernis - Air (for violin &amp; piano)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sarn Oliver - Pathways<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Johannes Brahms - Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108<br></span></span></span>

7pm to 8pm, The Berkeley Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street


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