Berkeley Arts Festival

The Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar is dedicated to the notion that in Berkeley every day is an arts festival. With the first month-long Arts Festival in 1997, we initiated this web site and realized that it could fill a need for information about the activities of all the Berkeley arts organizations year-round. So we expanded it and kept it going, as a guide for the arts-loving people of Berkeley and in appreciation of the City's continued support.

The Berkeley Arts Festival presents

We again have a home for the Berkeley Arts Festival this year, 2133 University Avenue right next to Ace Hardware. We have scheduled concerts with some of the most creative people in Berkeley--the musicians, composers and writers who bring vibrant talents for all to hear and see. So come along with us on an exciting journey into their domains.
Suggested donation $10-$20 unless otherwise noted. Check for changes on our website: www.berkeleyartsfestival.com

Friday, October 31st 2014

Jerry Kuderna Lunch Concert

Pianist Jerry Kuderna plays from classics to the newest compositions.

12 noon to 1:30pm, 2133 University Ave.


Saturday, November 1st 2014

RTD3; Know Crystal Nun

8:00 p.m.
RTD3 is a long-standing Bay Area trio (Ron Heglin, Tom Nunn and Doug Carroll) who have performed intuitive, highly integrated and interactive improvisations for over a decade. This group reflects, as one fine improviser put it, that "ole timey improv" we all know and love! It is a classic.

9:00 p.m.
Know Crystal Nun is a recently formed trio of Gary Knowlton, Crystal and Tom Nunn. Gary's studio - Gatmo - is a veritable "hub" of musical activity in Sebastopol bringing together many and diverse musical talents. His work with Tom extends back over 20 years, and he plays his own electroacoustic percussion board, the Hyena, for this performance. Crystal Awareness l- weird wizard of wires, circuits, strings and software creator, joins Tom and Gary, with his fractals, sonifications, feedback and generative algorithms for an adventurous offering of improvised music.

8pm to 10pm, 2133 University Ave.


Friday, November 7th 2014

Jerry Kuderna Lunch Concert

Pianist Jerry Kuderna plays from classics to the newest compositions.

12 noon to 1:30pm, 2133 University Ave.


Friday, November 14th 2014

Jerry Kuderna Lunch Concert

Pianist Jerry Kuderna plays from classics to the newest compositions.

12 noon to 1:30pm, 2133 University Ave.


Friday, November 21st 2014

Jerry Kuderna Lunch Concert

Pianist Jerry Kuderna plays from classics to the newest compositions.

12 noon to 1:30pm, 2133 University Ave.


Two Videos, a Duo or Trio and Tom Djll

Set One: Two Videos by Eric Glick-Rieman and Kevan Jensen. "Knitting 1" featuring multiple Erics and "What I Did Not Notice" - filmed at Berkeley Arts last year and receiving it's first screening on this date.
Set Two: Eric Glick Rieman Duo or Trio with Eric on his ever morphing prepared Fender Rhodes piano and a select partner or two.
Set Three: Tom Djll driving his six dimensional Hacked Midi Piano

8pm to 10pm, 2133 University Ave.


Friday, November 28th 2014

Jerry Kuderna Lunch Concert

Pianist Jerry Kuderna plays from classics to the newest compositions.

12 noon to 1:30pm, 2133 University Ave.


Today's Events - October 31

Jerry Kuderna Lunch Concert

Pianist Jerry Kuderna plays from classics to the newest compositions.

12 noon to 1:30pm, 2133 University Ave.


Wake the Dead

Halloween celebration with Celtic all-star Grateful Dead jam band. $30 advance / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street


Halloween Party with Stu Allen and Mars Hotel

$16 student and advance/$18 day of show. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

9pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue


THE 13TH ANNUAL MURDER BALLAD BASH! @ THE STARRY PLOUGH

Hear SubShake's new house band THE SUNZ OF RUDE MECHANICAL SERFS Adam Dietz, Dave Gursom, Lori Higa, Juli Moscovitz, Geoffrey Pond at the best Halloween party of them all! Hear the premiere of their new song SOCIO-PSYCHOPATH! plus more songs that are frighting, bloody, funny and above all entertaining. An all time scary killer lineup - Penelope Houston, The Happy Clams, Salane C. Schultz, Ari Fellows-Mannion of Loretta Lynch, Tom Heyman, Joe Rut, The Rotten Logs, and more.

$8-$12 sliding scale. Get there early. The show always sells out. Doors open at 8pm.
21+

9pm to 10/31 12 midnight, The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave


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.