ACTORS ENSEMBLE OF BERKELEY
“Murder At The Vicarage” by Agatha Christie, through Aug. 12. Performance of the classic whodunnit. $10. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave.
“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, July 1 through July 22. Shakespeare probes the shadowy corners of the human psyche in this dark, compelling tragedy of vengeance, madness and murder most foul.
Cost is $21 to $38 general; $19 to $38 seniors; $10 to $38 children. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m.; July 22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Bruns Memorial Amphitheatre, Shakespeare Festival Way/Gateway Exit on state Highway 24.
548-9666 or www.calshakes.org
“The 3rd Annual East Bay Blues Revue Benefit,” July 24, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Delta Wires, Brenda Boykin, Felonious, Smith Acoustic Blues Combo, Archie Lee Hooker, Rene Solis and The Persuaders. $15.
(510) 317-5000 ext. 5049.
Sonny Fortune and Frank Morgan, July 25 through July 30. $18 to $22 general; Sunday matinee: $5 children; $10 adult with one child; $18 general.
Unless otherwise noted, music at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. 238-9200 or 762-BASS.
924 GILMAN ST.
924 Gilman Street is an all-ages, member-run no alcohol, drugs, and violence club located at the corner of 8th street and Gilman Street in Berkeley. Most shows are $5. Memberships for the year are $2. Shows start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For the latest show information call 525-9926.
July 21: Dory Tourette And The Skirtheads, Blood Brothers, Divit, Panty Rade, Erase Erata.
July 22: American Steel, Enemies, Thumbs, I-Farm, Pitch Black.
July 28: Plan 9, Loose Change, Debris, Weakerthans, Big Link.
July 29: Plan 9, Loose Change, Weaker Than, Debris, Big Link.
July 30: Dillinger Escape Plan, Candira, Isis, Cadillac Blindside (5 p.m.).
August 4: Hellchild, Benumb, Yellow Machine Gun, Spaceboy, Vulgar Pigeons.
August 5: Causey Way, Black Man - White Man - Dead Man, Boy Pussy USA, Monday Mornings.
August 11: Hellbillys, Riffs, Menstrual Tramps, Fleshies, Shut Up Donny.
August 12: Excruciating Terror, Plutocracy, Chupalabre, Creation Is Crucifiction, State Of The Union.
“Rarities and Suprises”
Join George Cleve, Music Director and Conductor, for a night the “Midsummer Mozart Festival,” on Friday, August 4. The concert will include “Three Adagios and Fugurd after J.S. Bach,” K. 404, “Six Variations on G minor on ‘Helas, j’ai perdu mon amant,’” K. 360, highlights from the “Abduction from the Seragio,” and “Divertimento” in D Major for 2 Horns and Strings K. 334.
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, at Dana Street.
For tickets call City Box Office at 392-4400.
Marie Schumacher and the Invisible Band
Friday, July 21 from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. is with the band. Thursday, August 3 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. is with the band.
856 San Pablo Ave., Albany.
THE BERKELEY OPERA
“Beatrice and Benedick” by Hector Berlioz, through July 23. A joyous evening of wit, deception and romance based on William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” Jonathan Khuner conducting. Sung in English.
$16 to $30 general; $24 senio rs; $15 youths age 17 and under. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley.
(925) 798-1300 or www.juliamorgan.org
BERKELEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
"Berkeley's Ethnic Heritage." Through March 2001.
The exhibit examines the rich cultural diversity of our city and the contributions of individuals and minority groups to our history and development. The exhibit look at the original native tribelets in the area and the immigrants who settled in Ocean View and displaced the Spanish/Mexican landowners. It also examines the influence of theUniversity of California, the San Francisco earthquake, and World War II on the population and culture of Berkeley, and subsequent efforts to overcome discrimination. Curated by Linda Rosen and the Berkeley Historical Society Exhibit Committee. Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Admission free.
Berkeley Historical Society is located in the Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center Street, Berkeley.
UC BERKELEY ART
“Doug Aitken/MATRIX 185: Into the Sun,” through Sept. 3. An exhibit of works primarily in video and film, using the interplay of art and media to evoke deserted landscapes.
“Autour de Rodin: Auguste Rodin and His Contemporaries,” through August. An exhibit of 11 bronze maquettes on loan from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in Los Angeles. The bronzes range in style from the artist's classically inspired “Torso of a Woman” to the anguish of “The Martyr.” Some of the maquettes were cast during Rodin’s lifetime, others have been cast fairly recently under the aegis of the Musee Rodin which alone is authorized to cast his sculptures posthumously.
“Images and Ideas: The Collection in Focus,” open-ended. The museum periodically displays some of its permanent collection in a context meant to highlight some aspect of the objects. The three areas of focus for this exhibit are Renaissance art, 19th and 20th-century American art and paintings from 1940 to the present.
The Asian Galleries
“Art of the Sung: Court and Monastery,” open-ended. A display of early Chinese works from the permanent collection.
“Chinese Ceramics and Bronzes: The First 3,000 Years,” open-ended.
“Works on Extended Loan from Warren King,” open-ended.
“Three Towers of Han,” open-ended.
Chaksampa, July 23, 3 p.m. A music performance by this Tibetan ensemble in conjunction with the “Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment” exhibit. In Gallery B.
$6 general; $4 seniors and students ages 12 to 18; free children age 12 and under; free Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 642-0808.
HALL OF HEALTH
A hands-on community health education museum and science center sponsored by Children's Hospital Oakland and Alta Bates Medical Center.
“This is Your Heart!” ongoing. An in teractive exhibit on heart health.
“Good Nutrition,” ongoing. This exhibit includes models for making balanced meals and an exercycle for calculating how calories are burned.
“Draw Your Own Insides,” ongoing. Human-shaped chalkboards and models with removable organs allow visitors to explore the inside of their bodies.
“Your Cellular Self and Cancer Prevention,” ongoing. An exhibit on understanding how cells become cancerous and how to detect and prevent cancer.
Free. For children ages 3 to 12 and their parents.
2230 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
PHOEBE HEARST MUSEUM
“Modern Treasures from Ancient Iran,” through Oct. 29. This exhibit explores nomadic and town life in ancient and modern Iran as illustrated in bronze and pottery vessels, and textiles.
“Approaching a Century of Anthropology,” a sampling of the vast collections of the museum, its mission, history, and current research, with selections from ancient Egypt, ancient Peru, California Indians, Asia (India), and Africa.
“Ishi and the Invention of Yahi Culture,” Ishi, the last Yahi Indian of California, spent the final years of his life, 1911 to 1916, living at the museum, working with anthropologists to record his culture, demonstrating technological skills, and retelling Yahi myths, tales, and songs.
Wednesday through Sunday 10 am-4:30 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m.
Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley