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

Wednesday, December 07th 2016

The Moth StorySLAM

Tickets on sale Wed. 11/30 at 12:00 pm. $10. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, December 08th 2016

An Acoustic Christmas with Over The Rhine

$39 adv/$42 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, December 09th 2016

I Capuleti ei Montecchi at Hillside Club

See how the warrior Romeo fares in his battle for romantic love in an emotionally charged Bel Canto retelling of the ancient love story!

Jonathan Khuner, Conductor
Ellen St. Thomas, Director
Olivia Stapp, Artistic Advisor
Barbara Lim, Costumes

TICKETS: Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006

INFO: (510)517-1820 www.berkeleychamberopera.org

7pm to 9pm, 2286 Cedar Street


Dave Mason Alone: Together Again

With special guest Bekka Bramlett. $52 adv / $54 door / $125 VIP Package available. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Saturday, December 10th 2016

The Alexander String Quartet-- Beethoven: Before, During and After:

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 F Minor, Op. 95
MENDELSSOHN: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80

TICKETS/REGISTRATION:
$45.
http://sfperformances.org/performances/1617/ASQBerkeley.html

MORE INFO:
Website: http://sfperformances.org/performances/1617/ASQBerkeley.html
Email: info@sfperformances.org
Phone: 415-392-2545
Contact: Nancy Bertossa

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


Patchwork Series: Your Song My Song

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

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


Peter Rowan


Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady. $26 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Sunday, December 11th 2016

Berkeley Chamber Opera: Bellini

"I Capuletti ei Montecchi" Bel Canto Retelling of Ancient Love Story.

Jonathan Khuner , Conductor with Chamber Orchestra and Chorus

Romeo: Elizabeth Baker
Giuletta: Eliza O"Malley
Tebaldo: Patrick Hagen
Capellio: Paul Cheak
Lorenzo: Don Hoffman

Chorus: Arden Agos, Deidre Burke Elizabeth Butler, Allyson Flores, Norman Gee, Dee Hoover, Diana Hu, Mike O'Malley, Andew Ross, Jacob Russell, Nancy Schrock, Peter Tedeschi, Pamela Tibbits, Victor Zhang.


2pm to 5pm, Berkeley Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street


Geoff Muldaur with Jim Kweskin

$24 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Monday, December 12th 2016

Handel's "Messiah"

Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Trinity Baroque Orchestra. $56-$84. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

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


The Haydn Project

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

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


Thursday, December 15th 2016

Richard Thompson

$158 VIP / $58 premium advance / $48 general advance / $52 door. 644-220. www.thefreight.org

8pm to 12/15 12 midnight, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, December 16th 2016

Richard Thompson

$158 VIP / $58 premium advance / $48 general advance / $52 door. 644-220. www.thefreight.org

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


Saturday, December 17th 2016

Richard Thompson

$158 VIP / $58 premium advance / $48 general advance / $52 door. 644-220. www.thefreight.org

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


Jerry Kuderna & Silas Patlove

Piano / Clarinet Masterpieces
by Brahms and Debussy

In a delightful holiday surprise, the Berkeley Hillside Club Concert Series has just added a wonderful event in December. Our local hero, dear friend, and brilliant pianist Jerry Kuderna has agreed to perform a special chamber music concert for us on Sat 17 December. Performing with him will be the talented clarinetist, Silas Patlove. We are in the process of working out the program now and will have more information shortly, but suffice it to say that this will be an event not to be missed, so save the date and keep your eyes on this Concert Series web page for more info.

Program (tentative):

Clarinet Sonata No.1, Op.120 No.1 (1894) - Johannes Brahms
Première Rhapsodie (1909-1910) - Claude Debussy

Admission: $20 general, $15 students & seniors, $10 Hillside Club members

Info: 510-845-1350

8pm to 10pm, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street,


Monday, December 19th 2016

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


Wednesday, December 21st 2016

The Klezmatics

$28 adv / $30 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, December 23rd 2016

Hanukkah Community Chorus

Featuring 40 member Nigunim Chorus & special guest Eleanor Reissa. $36 adv / $38 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, December 29th 2016

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off XXIV

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

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


Friday, December 30th 2016

Achilles Wheel

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

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


Saturday, December 31st 2016

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers

Rockin' blues blast on New Year's Eve (ticket includes free finger food buffet and complementary glass of champagne). Opener TBA. $44 adv / $48 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Next Month

Saturday, January 7th 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


Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Emmanuel Ax, piano

$44-$86. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

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


Friday, January 27th 2017

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

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


Ensemble Signal: Steve Reich Program

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

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


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