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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.

One Image, Two Paintings

Cindy Podren and Hallie Strock
4th Street Fine Art
2000 4th Street, Berkeley
Gallery Hours: Fri - Sun 11am - 6pm
October 27 to November 26, 2018

Today — November 16

Noon Concert: Vocal Recital *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Nikolas Nackley, instructor
Students from the music department's vocal studies program perform

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department's varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Nov 16, 12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Concert Hall

Adam's Rib

Friday, November 16 1949 / 101 min. / NR

Married couple Garson Kanin and actress Ruth Gordon wrote the screenplay for this classic comedy. It's about married lawyers (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) who face off as prosecutor and defense attorney in the trial of Doris Attinger (Judy Holliday) for the attempted murder of her two-timing husband (Tom Ewell). Holliday is priceless. Directed by George Cukor, Adam's Rib is # 7 on the American Film Institute's Top Ten List of Romantic Comedies.

Nov 16, 3pm to 5pm, 2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck), Berkeley, CA 94704

Pasta and Opera at the Hillside Club

A benefit fundraiser for Berkeley Chamber Opera featuring popular opera selections performed by Alex Boyer (tenor), Liliane Cromer (mezzo), Eliza O'Malley (soprano), Angela Jarosz (soprano), Ellen St. Thomas (mezzo-soprano) and J.T. Williams (baritone) with Maestro Jonathan Khuner at the piano
To reserve a space for dinner go to the Fractured Atlas website and make a donation of $80 or more. Choose Giving level 1. For information about sending a check instead, email berkeleychamberopera@gmail.com

We'd love to accept your donations of goods or services to a silent auction! Let us know at berkeleychamberopera@gmail.com

Special thanks to the following who have already offered items: The Musical Offering (CDs and Records), Karen Wells (Clarinet lesson), Amelia Archer (farm fresh organic eggs), Jade Jewels

Nov 16, 6pm to 9pm, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley

Bob Zucker

Nov 16, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Cafe Leila, 1336, 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

With Confidence, Broadside, Sleep On It, Small Talks


With Confidence are an Australian four-piece pop punk band from Sydney, formed in 2012.



Broadside is a four piece Pop Punk band from Richmond, Virginia.



Sleep On It
Pop Punk band from Chicago, Illinois, USA formed in 2012
Current Members:
TJ Horansky - lead guitar, backing vocals (2013-present)
Jake Marquis - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2012-present)
AJ Khah - bass guitar (2013-present)
Luka Fischman - drums, percussion (2012-present)
Zech Pluister - lead vocals (2016-present)
Former Members:
John Cass - vocals (2012-2015)



Small Talks was started by Myrtle Beach-native, Cayley Spivey, with a few acoustic songs she wrote in her bedroom and an idea. One of these songs became the band's first single, "New Dork Pity," written by Spivey at age 16. Those songs and ideas eventually grew into a full-fledged band with the addition of Justin Charette on drums and Kenny Kelly on bass. Justin became a friend of Cayley's in middle school after they met at a concert and reconnected years later when Justin first heard a recording of Cayley's songs. They started jamming together, blossoming the beginning of what would become Small Talks. Kenny and Cayley met while attending the same music school and eventually ended up finding each other again through social media, when Cayley suggested Kenny join the band too. As things took off, Small Talks started booking their own shows at local venues while taking any opportunity to play out of town. To them, it's more than just music, it's about the experience, which drives them to bring as much energy and emotion as possible to every show they play. Making many friends and memories while growing as musicians eventually led them to the Carolina Music Awards as a nominee for Best Youth in 2016. A few months later, Small Talks performed on a Columbia Alternative radio station and began touring the east coast with the intention of going further. Small Talks is all about the emotional undertone hiding inside catchy rhythms, melodies, and lyrics. Their goal is to bring people together and connect with them through sound, while creating a long lasting impression.

Nov 16, 7pm to 11:30pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley

Buddhist Squirrels

Nov 16, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session

FREE -- Donations of any size are welcome and greatly appreciated!
Enjoy a lively evening of son jarocho music, dancing, and zapateado- bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance! There is no entrance fee, but any monetary donations are accepted in support of programming at La Peña.

 
Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.It is a lyrical and danceable music genre that formed in the melding of three cultures: Arabic-Spanish, African and indigenous Mexican.  It is at the same time highly improvised and highly structured-filled with complex poly-rhythms and musical dialogue in its dance, song, poetry and music.  The basic instrumentation of the son jarocho includes the jarana jarocha, guitarra de son (both guitar-like instruments) and zapateado (percussive footwork).  Regional variations include the harp and various percussive instrum (View Full Event Description Here: https://lapena.org/event/fandango-jarocho-jam-sessio/2018-05-18/)

Nov 16, 8pm to 11pm, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States

Kodaline - Politics of Living US Tour, Ocean Park Standoff


Kodaline are a genuinely lovely band, a supportive, music obsessed group of friends who like to let their songs do their talking. Indeed, the strength of the band's relationship became central to an album full of sparkling sounds, huge choruses and waves of emotion. "We focussed in on the narratives that really meant something to us, and the melodies that carried those stories," says Steve. "It kind of turned into an album about friends, family and relationships that have touched our lives, good or bad. It is the story of us, snapshots from our life, in a band of brothers."

Last summer saw the band release `Brother', a track that not only testifies to the groups closeness but also hinted at their new sound. "You only kind of put your arm around your friend and tell them you love them when something goes wrong, or when you're drunk," says Mark. "The song is kind of saying it for no reason other than it needs to be said: I've got you, I'm here for you guys. That's kind of the essence of the song, and of the band."

Recorded at The Vale, the new album sees Kodaline work with old collaborators (Johnny Mcdaid) alongside a variety of different writers and producers including pop guru Wayne Hector, Jonny Coffer (Beyonce, Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Two Inch Punch (Rag `n' Bone Man, Sam Smith) and Steve Mac who they worked with on their anthemic new single `Follow Your Fire'.


Ocean Park Standoff

Nov 16, 8pm to 10pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, near Downtown Berkeley BART, Berkeley

Compagnie Käfig: Pixel

Compagnie Käfig, Cal Performances

Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B, and features the company's 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real.

Nov 16, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière's classic comedy, Nov. 9-18

The Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department continues its 2018-19 season with Molière's classic comedy, TARTUFFE.

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis - promptly setting the household topsy turvy. If not for the quick witted Dorine, grounded Elmire, and infinitely patient Cléante, all might be lost! Young love, lechery, deception, and delusion collide in TARTUFFE, Molière's most famous work that skewers religious hypocrisy and self-inflated egotism.

Directed by Domenique Lozano, TARTUFFE examines how power is vulnerable to manipulation by piety, hypocrisy, and gullibility. Although the French King Louis XIV privately enjoyed TARTUFFE's debut, he was persuaded to ban the play after religious leaders called Molière "a devil clothed in human flesh" and the Archbishop of Paris threatened to excommunicate anyone who attended a performance. Molière's defense argued that comedy is a physical embodiment of "the unreasonable", and so the play of reason against the irrational is the necessary subject of comedy.

"I love that it is a comedy," shares Lozano, "one that moves with lightning speed, slams characters up against each other brutally and brilliantly, and deals with a terrifying situation with humor, wit and grace."

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/120833.html

Nov 16, 8pm to 9:30pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley

Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott
"I look like an insider because of everything I`ve done but I always felt like an outsider," Darrell Scott says. "And that's important-to be an outsider." He's also a master.

Whether its' rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo; contributing songs to three of 2016's best albums alone. `It's not surprising that Scott wrote nine of the 14 songs on his own new album, "Couchville Sessions," and less surprising that he wrote three songs with the like-minded Americana artist Hayes Carll on Carll's magnificent new disc, "Lovers and Leavers,"' in addition to "1000 Things" from Sarah Jarosz's award winning "Build Me Up From Bones" album.

What's more surprising is that Scott came off of a year and a half of touring in Robert Plant's Band of Joy with a co-write on R&B star Anthony Hamilton's new recording, "Save Me," the opening track on "What I'm Feelin." Over the past two years Darrell has produced, co-written and performed on three songs from Zac Brown's latest project "Heavy Is the Head," in addition to producing Jonathan Edwards latest and Malcolm Holcombe's upcoming 2017 release, "Pretty Little Troubles." But these partnerships all makes sense: Although they hail from different genres, these artists are master craftsmen at fitting words to notes.

Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen. Nowadays he's taking the outsider role even more seriously; after 23 years in Nashville he spent the last year devoting himself to a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country while simultaneously putting together his best album in years.

Nov 16, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

Geoffrey Keezer Trio featuring Gillian Margot


Geoffrey Keezer - piano;

Gillian Margot - vocals;

Dan Feiszli - bass;

Alan Hall - drums

Geoffrey Keezer

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple Grammy®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18; and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and Barbara Hendricks in his 20s. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Sting, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; produced and arranged three Grammy®-nominated recordings with vocalist Denise Donatelli, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions. Geoffrey's 2013 solo piano release, "Heart of the Piano" (Motema Records), seeks to redefine solo jazz piano as a personal and interactive showcase of melody, energy and groove, while his upcoming album "On My Way To You" is a stunning new set of music featuring his working trio with the addition of guest vocalist Gillian Margot.Geoffrey's compositions have been commissioned by the Mainly Mozart Festival, Art of Elán ensemble, Saint Joseph Ballet, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. His music can be heard in the films "What Happens in Vegas" and "Inhale," and in numerous TV shows including "The Young and the Restless" (CBS), "Parks and Recreation" (NBC), "House of Lies" (Showtime), "Casual" (Hulu Original).

Time Magazine wrote, "Geoffrey has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole." Pop icon Sting said "In the universe of piano players that I have been exposed to over the years, Geoffrey has proved himself to be not only a superb technician and improviser, but also above and beyond this, a composer and conceptualist who can maintain the overall line and the DNA of the song in everything he plays. A musician's musician."



Gillian Margot

Having an exquisite voice, a disarmingly wide range and a style that is deeply rooted in the tradition of the great jazz vocalists, Gillian Margot possesses a gift of storytelling and stunning lyrical delivery. A native of Toronto, Margot started in jazz the hard-working, old-fashioned way; performing several sets a night and leading a wide variety of ensembles while emerging as a composer. Her voice can be heard in commercials and in film and television programs, from which it is clear that Ms. Margot feels equally at home in many musical worlds including jazz, R&B, and pop. She offers a stage presence and confidence honed through years of performing major venues on several continents with a long list of top-tier talent, including rock icon Sting, famed soprano Kathleen Battle, jazz stars Jeremy Pelt and Chris Botti, and Grammy®-awarded artists Robert Glasper and Geoffrey Keezer, to name a few. Her critically acclaimed CD, "Black Butterfly" (2015, Hipnotic Records) is "an impressive album which has her honey-toned voice deliver hints of a young Aretha Franklin...This lady needs to be heard" (L.A. Weekly). "Gillian Margot is a stylist who eschews jazz clichés in favor of an original, interpretive delivery; soulful and robust - a voice you might say was built like a brick house - but also sensuous ...poised and playful." (Michael J. West, Music Journalist)

Nov 16, 8pm to 10pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

Compagnie Käfig

Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B, and features the company's 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real.

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/118417.html

Nov 16, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Ramana Vieira

Ramana Vieira's parents hailed from the Madeira Island of Portugal. Vieira was born in Northern California, where she blossomed in a rich cultural mix that celebrated both a Portuguese and diverse American heritage.

Simultaneously, she loved Broadway and American jazz, but also the traditional music of Portugal; she was particularly enamored with the Fado of Amália Rodrigues. This passion drove her to study music at the esteemed American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) of San Francisco, and then back to her roots and heritage in Portugal.

Today, Ramana's repertoire captures traditional Fado and influences from the Portuguese diaspora in a musical tapestry that ranges from whispering, haunting, ballads to jazzy blues. A proficient pianist and gifted songwriter, Vieira composes original Fados, several of which have been nominated at the International Portuguese Music Awards.

Vieira has been described by the New York Times as an American at the forefront of the Fado resurgence. The San Francisco Examiner calls her "the Rising Star in World Music." Her authentic and individual style, brilliant musicality, and colorful heritage appeals to a wide audience. Vieira pays tribute to time-treasured Fado classics of Amália Rodrigues, and also performs other Portuguese folk music, jazz, blues, and original compositions.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Nov 16, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Orchestra Gold + Joseph's Bones

Two of Bay Area's most phenomenal ensembles of top-notch musicians bring the sounds of Africa and the African Diaspora in one evening.

Orchestra Gold: Led by the ferocious Mariam Diakité from Bamako, Orchestra Gold {OG} promotes pre-digital age (OldStyle) music from Mali, West Africa.

OG hypnotizes audiences with danceable, funky, high-energy 1960's orchestra music from Mali. These roots are colored by tinges of 60's era analog psychedelic rock and funk from West Africa.

The building blocks of OG's music are folkloric songs, often told in parable. These songs contain inspiration, wisdom, and deep insight into the human condition. They have served to uplift Malians beyond the harsh realities of daily life. Especially in this time of social turbulence, this age-old wisdom brings us a renewed perspective on modern-day existence.
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Composer and drummer Jason Levis leads his instrumental dub-reggae orchestra, Joseph's Bones, in bringing the electronic sound-transformation processes of Jamaican dub to an acoustic setting. The ensemble pulls the thread between visceral groove and abstract sonic suspension.

Featuring 14 of the Bay Area's best musicians, Joseph's Bones draws inspiration from the roots reggae of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the dub sounds of King Tubby and the soaring horn lines the of Skatalites. This instrumental group is new to the scene, but old in its tradition, bringing an ecstatic spirit to deep appreciation for reggae music's traditions.

Levis, who holds a PhD in classical composition from UC Berkeley, says "The exploration of experimental techniques in classical music takes place in the concert hall. Jamaican music experiments are brought to the dance floor. Joseph's Bones blends those worlds to create "Avant-Dub Instrumentale" and bring the rich, colorful sound-scape of dub to life."

In the lineage of experimentation by dub masters Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby, Joseph's Bones reconstructs and re-imagines echo, reverb and delay without the use of electronic effects. The ensemble employs an acoustic language of dub-improvisation to subvert traditional song form and fragment the music's surface texture while never losing the physical impact of dance music. This is real-time live acoustic dub.

Levis has been deeply involved in reggae music for over 30 years, and has performed internationally. In his studies of jazz, improvisation, and modern classical music, he realized that dub is an intersection point where texture and sonic space can be invested with meaning and stand side by side with rhythm, melody, and harmony.

Each of the band's members is a serious performer in their own right, leading groups from ska to salsa, jazz and blues. The blend of influences is distilled down into a singular sound through their love of reggae.     


Joseph's Bones, a member of the Bay Area Reggae Collective, is currently working on the vinyl release their double album "Nomadic Pulse - Pulse in Dub" planned for 2018.  


Doors at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm
Tickets are $15 Advance / $18 Day of Show   
Buy Tickets Here

Nov 16, 8:30pm to 11pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Tomorrow — November 17

Saturday Storytime

Nov 17, 1pm to 2pm, Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Possum Family Singers @ The Starry Plough Pub


Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 5-7. Sometimes rollickin', sometimes introspective, The Possum Family Singers bring you singer/songwriters, country, pop, old-school, new school, and special guests. Tips appreciated!

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/possum-family-singers-the-starry-plough-pub-tickets-49237132589

Nov 17, 5pm to 6pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Eclair de Lune

JAZZ

Nov 17, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Cafe Leila, 1336, 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Robin Flower & Libby McLaren, Nancy Vogl with Suzanne Shanbaum


Robin Flower & Libby McLaren

With Special Guests:
From Wake the Dead, on guitar, fiddle and singing, Danny Carnahan!
From the Oakland Interfaith Choir, singer Mary Ford!
Plus surprise guest, She-Who-Cannot-Be-Named!

Robin Flower and Libby McLaren's musical partnership began in 1987, finding their common ground in American and Celtic music. "Playing rock solid traditional music and making it sound brand new while stretching it delightfully in unexpected directions" says Radio Indy. "Roaring from delicate to powerhouse, their music is moving, fun, and dazzlingly imaginative...a musical intimacy that is extraordinary." (indie-music.com)



Nancy Vogl with Suzanne Shanbaum
Nancy and Suzanne were founding members of the Berkeley Women's Music Collective in 1973. Nancy continued on as a solo artist, and in tours with Robin Flower and Holly Near. Her new, third solo album will be available at the show, as she's returned to performing after years of work as a youth development professional in Sonoma County. She's thrilled to open for Robin and Libby.

Nov 17, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

The Inside Men

Nov 17, 8pm to 10pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Compagnie Käfig

Compagnie Käfig merges elements of Brazilian urban dance and capoeira with hip-hop, modern dance, and circus arts in its break-neck productions. Pixel was created by founder Mourad Merzouki in collaboration with the French digital production studio Adrien M/Claire B, and features the company's 11 dancers navigating an interactive environment of light and lasers that confounds our perceptions of what is virtual and what is real.

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/118417.html

Nov 17, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Edgar Pantoja & The Afro-Cuban Tribe

Pianist Edgar Pantoja presents Afro-Cuban jazz and world music from his first album Vivencias.

Born in Santiago de Cuba, Edgar Pantoja has spent over 20 years performing modern and traditional Cuban music on the world's most important stages. He has toured and collaborated with influential musicians including Rubén Blades, John Benítez, David Murray, Angelique Kidjo, Descemer Bueno, and Pedrito Martinez. He most recently formed part of the Grammy-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group as pianist/keyboardist and arranger.

Pantoja's original compositions fuse the diverse music of Cuba - its folklore, rumba, son, and timba - with the international rhythms of samba, Moroccan Gnawa, jazz and funk.

He is joined by the accomplished musicians Colin Douglas (New York City) on drums, David Lechuga-Espadas (San Jose) on guitar, Ernesto Mazar Kindelán (Santiago de Cuba) on acoustic and electric bass, Carlitos Medrano (Havana) on percussion. These masters of Cuban music hope to inspire and captivate you with a fresh melodic and rhythmic experience during the evening's performance at California Jazz Conservatory.

Nov 17, 8pm to 10pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

Ashkenaz Commemorates Music Recording History with Film Screening: "Two Weeks Inside Studio D: The Film"

Doors at 7:30 pm; Film at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission Free / Pre-registration recommended to assure a seat.

Get Free Ticket Here

Ashkenaz Commemorates Music Recording History with Film Screening

"Two Weeks Inside Studio D: The Film"

In 1973, when David Nadel founded Ashkenaz, he had a vision of fostering intercultural understanding through music and dance. This past September 15, 2018, when Fantasy Studios, a famous independent recording studio based in Berkeley, closed its doors, the magic of musician friendships created at Ashkenaz Community Center came to life. Karen Lile, a producer at both Ashkenaz and Fantasy Studios, brought together over 60 musicians in 20 recording sessions inside Studio D, between September 17 to 29th. Michael Kofford created a 38 min documentary film about these recording sessions that will be premiered at 8pm in a private screening at Ashkenaz.

The Film features interviews and music from inside the recording sessions of Grammy winner Jamie Dubberly/Dharma Brass Band, Rob Dehlinger/Alpha Rhythm Kings, Erik Jekabson, Kenny Washington & the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Tammy L. Hall, Mimi Fox, George Winston, Allison Miller, Kendall Ross Bean and Taylor Eigsti with a total of 60 musicians participating in this project, see: http://comteams.com/studioDsept2018.htm.

After the 38 minute documentary, Ashkenaz will present a tribute to the early music recordings from "Live at Ashkenaz" that dates back to early 1980's and will share how Ashkenaz fits on the local and global community of recording musicians.

At 11am earlier in the day, at the 2000 Allston Way Post Office in Berkeley, the United States Postal Service will be making a presentation to Ashkenaz as part of a Building Bridges Ceremony recognizing 70 years of Music Recording History in Berkeley. You can even send mail or collect a pictorial postmark on an cache (envelope) that commemorates Ashkenaz. For more info about this see: http://musicrecordinghistory.com/

Nov 17, 8pm to 9:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Baby Gramps with Sour Mash Hug Band @ The Starry Plough Pub

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baby-gramps-with-sour-mash-hug-band-the-starry-plough-pub-tickets-48859360663

Nov 17, 8pm to 10pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Joel Dorham

Joel Dorham has been part of the Oakland jazz scene for decades. He doesn't perform very often anymore, so when he does a show it's a real event. For this performance, he will be bringing his Latin Jazz Octet, complete with three percussionists, three horns, bass, and vibes!

The younger brother of the late trumpeter Kenny Dorham, Joel is a notable percussionist and bandleader in his own right. The Bay Area native is a tireless advocate for broader recognition of jazz - a fight he took all the way to congressional hearings. His passion for music is made tangible, and eminently enjoyable, with his long-running Latin Jazz Octet.

"Bandleaders come and go, but Joel Dorham rolls on." - Herb Caen 1993

Joel Dorham is one of America's most prolific and electrifying Latin Jazz timbale players and percussionists of our time, and a pivotal force in Latin Jazz. Joel organized his band in 1963, and has become the pre-eminent outspoken critic of the mass media for its suppression of Jazz. For his efforts he was nominated for a Pulitzer prize in 1981.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Nov 17, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière's classic comedy, Nov. 9-18

The Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department continues its 2018-19 season with Molière's classic comedy, TARTUFFE.

Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis - promptly setting the household topsy turvy. If not for the quick witted Dorine, grounded Elmire, and infinitely patient Cléante, all might be lost! Young love, lechery, deception, and delusion collide in TARTUFFE, Molière's most famous work that skewers religious hypocrisy and self-inflated egotism.

Directed by Domenique Lozano, TARTUFFE examines how power is vulnerable to manipulation by piety, hypocrisy, and gullibility. Although the French King Louis XIV privately enjoyed TARTUFFE's debut, he was persuaded to ban the play after religious leaders called Molière "a devil clothed in human flesh" and the Archbishop of Paris threatened to excommunicate anyone who attended a performance. Molière's defense argued that comedy is a physical embodiment of "the unreasonable", and so the play of reason against the irrational is the necessary subject of comedy.

"I love that it is a comedy," shares Lozano, "one that moves with lightning speed, slams characters up against each other brutally and brilliantly, and deals with a terrifying situation with humor, wit and grace."

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/120833.html

Nov 17, 8pm to 9:30pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley

G Jones, Charlesthefirst, Woolymammoth, Chee

Greg Jones is the artist behind the enigmatic G JONES moniker. A lauded master of electronic music production and highly sought after performer, G Jones is a frequent collaborator of legendary artists including Bassnectar, Epromand DJ Shadow, who called Jones "the most gifted Ableton beatmaker I've ever seen." Rolling Stone touted him a "studio wizard." Billboard Magazine had this to say about his album's first single, "understanding the possibility": "That's what listening to GJones will do. It's a mental minefield of sudden drops and stutters, bass lines that open holes under your feet and send you shooting sideways to some warped mystery land."



Charlesthefirst
Fusing his organic hip hop roots with lush and experimental electronic composition, CharlestheFirst has developed a danceable style steeped in dreaminess and pyschedelia. Born in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Charles has been heavily influenced by nature and the adventure that coincides with it.

Woolymammoth
Beat enthusiast & tunesmith from San Francisco, California, USA


Chee
Following several years of lateral experimentation in sound design, South African producer CHEE's unique hybrid sound erupted into the international domain in 2016 with the release of his Shrodinger EP on Dutch label Underslung and several self-releases. His sonic innovation quickly caught the attention of prime heads in electronica, with tracks featured on leading Youtube portals such as Inspector Dubplate and with Noisia featuring Chee and side project IT HZ tracks on their radio show. With growing hype around his fresh approach and uncompromising bass experimentation with a heavy dancefloor edge, labels started to take a deeper interest.

Doorways opened across labels from a variety of genres, with drum & bass focused TYPE91, CLOSE2DEATH and ALGORITHM releasing his fierce take on the sound, whilst rapidly rising bass labels UPSCALE and RENRAKU delivered his raw trap and futurebeat // halfstep influenced material in its full devastating glory. His assured arc of fresh ideas took a firm step in 2017, with the release of his first full-length album FEAR MONGER on SATURATE RECORDS with 12 tracks of pure Chee sound that unfurled a mutant leviathan of bass and demonstrated utterly the potential of one of the most promising names in low-end heavy electronica.

Taking influences liberally from his surroundings and combining them into a complex pastiche of audio that has its origins in visual inspirations of visceral art and various theories incubated in the dynamic folds of the internet, as well as in the music that he wraps himself in from the likes of Noisia, Moody Good, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Ivy Lab and Tsuruda - creators who are pushing at the very fringes of sonic possibility. Chee's sound has the potential to develop into a genre in its own right - evading being pigeon-holed and classified due to his unrelenting urge to experiment and explore fresh and ill sounds. With an array of high profile releases lined up for 2017, and international touring commencing - the scene is set for this young and gifted artist to flourish.

Chee is supported by Moody Good, Noisia, DJ Craze, Culprate, G Jones, Bleep Bloop, edIT (The Glitch Mob), Bare Noize, Bassnectar, Mat Zo and more...

Nov 17, 9pm to 11pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, near Downtown Berkeley BART, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Axé Odara Festival: Music, Dance & Food of the African Diaspora


9pm-1am
$20 Advance/$25 Door (Please note: there is a $2 credit card fee at the door per ticket)
La Peña Cultural Center is proud to present Axé Odara Festival alongside international guest artist and curator, Tulani Masai, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Axé Odara Festival brings together the ancestral power of African roots and the force of the African connection throughout Latin America and the Caribbean's music, dance and food!

Come experience the cultural connection of the African diaspora, featuring three magnificent live music and dance performances from Brazil, Cuba and Haiti. In addition to the performances, come hungry for the TRADITIONAL FOOD STANDS and CASH BAR serving traditional cocktails, such as Caipirinhas and more!

Brazil, Cuba and Haiti speak different languages (Portuguese, Spanish, and Créole), while sharing many of the same instruments and rhythms (such as the bata drums); a spiritual connection to the ancestors through dance (such as the Orixas /Orishas), and even similar foods.

MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES BY:

AFOXÃ% BLACK (Brazil): This Afro-Brazilian group sings in Portuguese and Yorubá - the ancient African language that connects much of the Latin American African diaspora. The project aims to bring everyone the dance, song and touch of Afoxé music. Afoxé Black is the fusion of varied styles of the world music with the foundation of Ijexá - rhythm played in candomblé. The group originally came together as a music project founded by Afro-Brazilian activist and artist Dj Bieta in Bahia, Brazil - the first port of arrival of enslaved Africans, and with them came the Camdomblesista culture and still today in Brazil we worship our ancestors and our African Gods

CURUMBA (Cuba): Afro-Cuban folkloric drums such as tumbadores, chekeres, cata and bata drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming, using tumbadores, chekeres, cata and bata drums, as well as African call and response vocals.


LAURIE FLEURENTINE (Haiti): Live drumming and dancing performance of the Haitian traditions by founder of the Haitian folkloric dance company, F.A.L. Folklore Ayisian. The Haitians have a rich history as the first Black Republic in the western world and Laurie Fleurentine wants to share it through the arts, especially dance. She has taught at Alonzo Kings Line Ballet and is currently teaching folkloric Haitian dance at Ashkenaz.

TULANI MASAI (Brazil): is a guest artist and curator of the Axé Odara festival at La Peña Cultural Center. She is an Afro-Brazilian artist and cultural worker, specializing in Afoxé and Danza de Orixċas dance and the frontwoman of Afoxé Black. Until recently she was the artistic director of the Recreational Cultural Association of Afoxé Daughters of Gandhy Rio, Brazil, a group that exalts African matriarchal strength to the sound of drums in the ÃOEjẹṣà (ijexá) rhythm, invoking peace and joy for the world. She is currently the band leader of the Afro Brazilian music group Afoxé Black!

Nov 17, 9pm to 11:59pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley

Cuarteto Puentes, hosted by Karen Lile and Michael Arntz

Live Show and Milonga at 9:30pm

Tickets are $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

Buy Tickets Here

This Live show at Ashkenaz will be presented in a traditional Argentine Tango dance setting, a Milonga. Karen Lile and Michael Arntz have presented Cuarto Puentes as the opening act for Otros Aires at the Great American Music Hall and at traditional milongas in private clubs in San Francisco.

Formed in 2015 by four Bay Area dancers/musicians, Cuarteto Puentes is dedicated to performing Argentine Tango music for dancers and audiences of all kinds. They have studied at Reed Tango Music Institute, Stowe Tango Music Festival, and with top tango musicians including Ignacio Varchausky, Ramiro Gallo, Hernan Posetti, Hector del Curto, Pablo Estigarribia, Emilio Solla, Adam Tully, and Ville Hiltula. The quartet appreciates the opportunities they have had for outstanding collaborations with exceptional artists at a number of unique venues. Their enthusiasm for playing danceable tango standards as well as more modern arrangements keeps them busy with practicing, studying, arranging, and composing.

Michael Arntz will DJ between Cuarteto Puentes' live sets.

Nov 17, 9:30pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

the rest of the next 2 weeks

Soul Sanctuary Dance

Nov 18, 11am to 1pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

String Quartet Sundays ~ featuring "The Town"

Nov 18, 1pm to 3pm, The Musical Offering Cafe, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

John Prine Sing-Along with Clyde Leland

Nov 18, 1pm to 11/18 12 midnight, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Creole/Cajun Jam

Nov 18, 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Cuban Rumba Jam

Nov 18, 3pm to 5pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

VOENA - Talent on the Move

Nov 18, 3pm to 5pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Cuban Rumba Jam

Nov 18, 3pm to 5pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

University Chamber Chorus

Nov 18, 3pm to 5pm, Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley

Third Sundays Youth Open Mic Night! @ The Starry Plough Pub

Nov 18, 4pm to 5pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Third Sundays Youth Open Mic Night!

Nov 18, 4pm to 6pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley, CA 94705

Trio Ignacio: Boccherini Meets Zappa

Nov 18, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison St, Berkeley

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra (CJC Resident Artists)

Nov 18, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

Greenwood News

Nov 18, 5pm to 7pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

The Novelists

Nov 18, 7pm to 9pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Caitlin Canty and Peter Bradley Adams

Nov 18, 7pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

TARTUFFE: a modern take on Molière's classic comedy, Nov. 9-18

Nov 18, 8pm to 9:30pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley

John Prine Sing-Along with Clyde Leland

Nov 19, 12 midnight to 2pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Choro Sem Nome

Nov 19, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

West Coast Songwriters - 11/19/18

Nov 19, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

Christina Gerhardt:1968 and Global Cinema

Nov 20, 7pm to 9pm, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley

Yanqui Gumbo

Nov 20, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Freight Open Mic

Nov 20, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street

Midnite Ramblers plus Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod

Nov 20, 8pm to 11:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Conspiracy Of Venus, Colm O'Riain

Nov 20, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

Movie Night @Claremont

Nov 21, 5:30pm to 7pm, 2940 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705

Stitch 'n Bitch

Nov 21, 6pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Craig & MacGregor Band

Nov 21, 7pm to 11pm, The Marsh Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Lyrics & Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series

Nov 21, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Pegasus Books Downtown 2349 Shattuck Ave Berkeley

Steven Page Trio, Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding)

Nov 21, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

Circles Around The Sun, Mapache

Nov 21, 8pm to 9pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, near Downtown Berkeley BART, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Free Live Jazz

Nov 22, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Albany HS Jazz Combo

Nov 22, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Susanna & the Artichoke Hearts

Nov 23, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Cafe Leila, 1336, 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

Hayden Everett

Nov 23, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Tuck and Patti

Nov 23, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

John Courage with The Patrick Winningham Band (from Tender Mercies) and Graham Patzner @ The Starry Plough Pub

Nov 23, 8pm to 10pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Moonalice

Nov 23, 8:30pm to 11:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Saturday Storytime

Nov 24, 1pm to 2pm, Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Avery Cassell Book Signing + Coloring Workshop

Nov 24, 3pm to 5pm, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Vocals for Kids with Gail Dobson @ The Starry Plough Pub

Nov 24, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley, CA 94705

West African Drumming Workshop Series with Mohamed Lamine Bangoura

Nov 24, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

WoodBarry

Nov 24, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Cafe Leila, 1336, 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Bill Pettiti

Nov 24, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Flamenco/Cumbia Dance party with La Mandanga and LoCura @ The Starry Plough Pub

Nov 24, 8pm to 10pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley, CA 94705

4th Saturday Swing Series - Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers plus Dance Lesson

Nov 24, 8pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

String Quartet Sundays ~ featuring "The Town"

Nov 25, 1pm to 3pm, The Musical Offering Cafe, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Starry Plough Old Time Shred Sesh!

Nov 25, 4pm to 5pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Orion's Joy of Jazz and Latin All Stars

Nov 25, 5pm to 7pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Ethnic Dance at Ashkenaz Presents Harsanari

Nov 25, 7pm to 8pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Free Concert: Etude Club

Nov 26, 1pm to 2pm, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley

Caffe Acustico

Nov 26, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Brian Moran Trio

Nov 27, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Tom Rigney & Flambeau plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich

Nov 27, 8pm to 11:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Storytime on Solano: Imagination Flannel Boards

Nov 28, 10:30am to 11:30am, Pegasus Books Solano 1855 Solano Ave, Berkeley

Noon Concert: Gamelan *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Nov 28, 12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Concert Hall

Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Nov 28, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Craig & MacGregor Band

Nov 28, 7pm to 11pm, The Marsh Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Rebecca Hass: Florescer CD Release

Nov 28, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Free Live Jazz

Nov 29, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Science Cafe | Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods with Danna Staaf

Nov 29, 5:30pm to 7pm, University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Ian Acredolo

Nov 29, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Poetry Flash Presents: Persis Karim and Sholeh Wolpé

Nov 29, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, The basement at Moe's 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Peter Case with special guests Heart Hunters

Nov 29, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley