924 Gilman Jan. 11: Bananas, Numbers, Lowdown, Doozers, Iron Ass; Jan. 12: Plan 9, The Sick, The Hellbillies, Oppressed Logic, Deltaforce; Jan. 18: Christian Reigh, Dystrophy, Stalker Potential, Lower 48, Thought Crime, No Direction; Jan. 19: Capitalist Casualities, Phobia, Pig Destroyer, Index, Strong Intention; Jan. 25: Ludicra, Brain Oil, Creuvo, Scurvy Dogs, Arftificum Sanguis; Jan. 26: Mile Marker, Yaphet Kotto, Pirx the Pilot, Himsa, Confidante; Jan. 27: Bane, Over My Dead Body, Striking Distance, Breath In; All shows start a 8 p.m. unless noted; Most are $5; 924 Gilman St. 525-9926
Anna’s Bistro Jan.9: Jimmy Ryan Jazz Quartet; Jan.10: Graham Richards Jazz Quartet; Jan.11:Anna sings jazz standards/ 10 p.m. Bluesman Hideo Date; Jan. 12: Robin Gregory & Sy Perkoff/ 10 pm Ducksn Distones Jazz Sextet; Jan. 13: “Choro Time” Brazilian sounds; Jan.14: “Renagade Sidemen” w/ Calvin Keyes: Jan.15: Mark Murphy’s jazz vocal workshop; Music starts at 8p.m., every night, second band at 10p.m., 1801 University Ave., 849-ANNA
Blake’s Jan. 9: Kid Glove Entertainment Presents, Hebro; Jan. 10: Electronica w/ Ascension, $5; Jan. 11: Five Point Plan, SFunk, $5; Jan. 12: Lavish Green, Stone Cutters, $5; Jan. 13: Alex Dolan & 22 Fillmore, $3; Jan. 14: All Star Jam Featuring The Steve Gannon Band & Mz. Dee, $4; Jan. 15: View From Here, $3; Jan. 16: Zion Rock, Hebro, $3; 2367 Telegraph Ave., 877-488-6533.
Cal Performances Jan. 18 and 19: 8 p.m., The National Acrobats of Taiwan, R.O.C.; Jan. 20: 3 p.m., Midori and Robert McDonald. $28 -$48. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Bancroft Way at Telegraph. 642-9988
Eli’s Mile High Club Every Friday, 10 p.m. Funky Fridays Conscious Dance Party with KPFA DJs Splif Skankin and Funky Man. $10; 3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland. 655-6661
Freight & Salvage Coffee House Jan. 9: Ken Waldman; Jan.10: Silk Road Music; Jan. 11: Alex De Grassi, Franco Morone; Jan. 12: Viviana Guzman & Performers of the World; Jan. 13: Rob Ickes & Slide City; All shows begin 8 p.m., 1111 Addison St. 548-1761, www.freightandsalvage.org.
Julia Morgan Theatre Jan 11: 8 p.m. San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, classical party music; Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Ave., 845-8542, www.juliamorgan.org.
Jupiter Jan.9: Ezra Gale Quartet; Jan. 10: Chris Shot Group; Jan. 11: Hydeus Kiatta Trio; Jan. 12: Barefoot Bride; Jan. 16: Realistic; Jan. 17: Chris Shot Group; Jan. 18: Bigfoot In Paris Trio; Jan. 19: Netwerk: Electric; Jan. 23: Mitch Marcus Quintet; Jan. 24: Chris Shot Group; Jan. 25: The Sardonics; Jan. 26: Berkeley Jazz School Presents: Fourtet; Jan. 30: Joel Harrison Quartet; All shows are free and begin at 8 p.m. unless noted. 2181 Shattuck Ave., 843-7625, www.jupiterbeer.com.
La Pena Cultural Center Jan. 20: 7 p.m., A Hip/Trip Hop Benefit for the Prison Activist Resource Center. Featuring: Black Dot Artists Collective, COINTELPRO, DJ So Much Soul, EK Trip, Prophets of Rage and Renaissance. $10-$15. 3105 Shattack Ave, 893-4648.
Rose Street House Jan. 17: 7:30 p.m., Allette Brooks; Jan. 25: 8 p.m. DivaBands Showcase featuring: Bern, Elin Jr., Roberta Donnay, Christy Claxton and Tiger Zane. $8-$20. 1839 Rose St. 594-4000 x687rosestreetmusic@ yahoo.com.
Yoshi’s Jazz House Jan. 13: Jacqui Naylor Quartet; All shows at 8 p.m., and 10 p.m., unless noted. 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland. Check for prices and Sunday Matinees, 238-9200, www.yoshis.com.
ACME Observatory Contemporary Performance Series Jan. 11 and 12: both at 8 p.m. The Transparent Tape Music Festival featuring classic and new recorded works by Edgard Varese, Pauline Oliveros and others. $7 for one night, $12 for both. Transparent Theater, 1901 Ashby Ave., 649-8744, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkeley Piano Club Jan.11: 8 p.m., Kate Steinbeck and Renee Witon; Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St., (510) 531-1487.
Off Da Hook! Party. Jan. 19: 9 p.m., 317 Lester presents and evening of soul, salsa, dancehall, hip hop, etc. from reknowed DJ’s SAKE1, Ab, special guests and live performances. Raffle every hour. $8-$15. 2670 Union St, West Oakland, 464-1011.
Trinity Chapel Jan. 19: 8 p.m., Janine Johnson, harpsichord, Bach, Buxtehude and Pachelbel. 2320 Dana St., 549-3864.
Live Oaks Concerts: Berkeley Art Center Jan. 20: 7:30 p.m., Marvin Sanders, flute, Kana Mimaki, piano, will perform Prokofiev’s Sonata #2 for flute and piano, and Ceasar Franck’s Sonata in A Major; Jan. 27: 7:30 p.m., Elaine Kreston, cello, Laura Carmichael, clarinet, perform otherworldly and intense duos by Xenakis and Kaaija Saariaho. $10, BACA Members $8, Students and Seniors $9. Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St., 644-6893
Roda Theatre Jan. 22 and 23: both at 8 p.m., The Berkeley Symphony, Music Director Kent Nagano, continues its 31st season with two performances of Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. $21, $32, $45, $10 students. 2015 Addison St. 841-2800, www.berkeleysymphony.org
Berkeley Black Repertory Theatre Jan. 26: 6:30 - 10 p.m., The City of Berkeley and the Berkeley Black Repertory Theatre pay tribute to and welcome the return of “The Dru Band,” teenage recording artist from the Bay Area. $5. 3201 Adeline St., 625-2120.
Organ Music Jan. 27: 5 p.m., Ron McKean performs Ferscobaldi, Froberger and Bach. $15 - $18. MusicSources, 1000 The Alameda, 528-1685.
First Congregational Church Jan. 19: 8p.m., eight womens voices and continuo, also baritone Hugh Davis will sing priest’s acclamations. $25 general, $18 senior, $12 students., First Congregational Church, Dana & Durant, Berkeley, (415) 979-4500
Julia Morgan Theatre Jan. 12: 8 p.m., “Club Dance,” Teens come together to express their individual personalities and gifts as dancers. $10, Students and Seniors $6, Children ages 5 and under $6; “Julia’s Feast of Dance,” An evening of conemporary dance performed by local dance groups to benefit dance in the East Bay. $15 suggested donation. Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Ave., 845-8542, www.juliamorgan.org.
Berkeley High School Dance Production Jan. 11, 12, 18 &19: 7:30 p.m., Diverse mix of classical and modern ballet to hard-core hip-hop. $5. Florence Schwimley Little Theatre, Allston way and MLK., 644-6120
“Every Inch a King” Jan. 11 through Feb. 9: Thur. - Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m.; Three sisters have to make a decision as their father approaches death in this comedy presented by the Central Works Theater Ensemble. $8 - $18. LeValls Subterranean, 1834 Euclid Ave. 558-138, www.centralworks.org.
“Murder Dressed in Satin” by Victor Lawhorn, ongoing. A mystery-comedy dinner show at The Madison about a murder at the home of Satin Moray, a club owner and self-proclaimed socialite with a scarlet past. Dinner is included in the price of the theater ticket. $47.50 Lake Merritt Hotel, 1800 Madison St., Oakland. 239-2252 www.acteva.com/go/havefun
“Sisters” Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. through Feb. 16. The story of the Prozorov sisters looking in a very human way at the gap between hope and fulfillment in their lives. Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattack, www.actorsensemleofbkerkeley.com
Pacific Film Archive Jan.10: 7 p.m., 9 p.m., ABC Africa; Jan.11: 7:30 p.m., The Girl at the Monceau Bakery and Suzanne’s Career, 9:05 p.m. The Sign of the Lion with Place de l’Etoile; Jan. 12: 7p.m., La Collectionneuse, 8:50 p.m., My Night at Maud’s; Jan.13: 1p.m., 3p.m., Oscar’s Magic Adventure, 5:30 p.m., ABC Africa; 2527 Bancroft Way, 642-1412.
“The First Five Years” Through Jan.11: Exhibit represents a selection of drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture created by students during their 7th & 8th grade years. 7a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, 5:30- 9:30 p.m. Sat., Bucci’s Restaurant, 6121 Hollis St., Emeryville, 547-4725, www.bucci.com.
“Carving, Canvas, Color: Art of Julio Garcia and Wilbert Griffith” Through Jan.12: Brightly colored wooden figures and colorfully detailed paintings. Gallery is open by appointment and chance, most weekdays 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; The Ames Gallery, 2661 Cedar St., 845-4949, email@example.com.
“Matrix 195” Through Jan. 13: German artist, Thomas Scheibitz’s, first solo museum exhibition in the United States showcases semi-abstract representations of everyday objects and landscapes. Wed., Fri. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thur. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. $3-$6. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2626 Bancroft Way, 642-0808 www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
“Analogous Biology: Balance and Use,” Mark J. Leavitt Through Jan. 19; Tue. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ardency Gallery, 709 Broadway, Oakland. 836-0831, www.artolio.com.
GTU Exhibit: “Holocaust Series” by Cleve Gray Through Jan. 25: Comprised of 21 works on paper that constitute “a catharsis... for all of humanity.” Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. noon - 7 p.m.; Free. Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Rd. 649-2541 www.gtu.edu.
“Prints and Painting by Liao Shiou-Ping” on view through Jan. 31; Tues. to Fri.10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat.10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission. Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388-9th St., Suite 290, Oakland, 238-4491
Pro Arts: “Juried Annual 2001-02” Through Feb. 2: An exhibition of painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography and more by Bay Area and regional artists. Pro Arts, 461 Ninth St., www.proartsgallery.org.
“All Grown Up” Jan. 10 - Feb. 2: New paintings and drawings by Amy Chan. Thurs. 1 p.m. - 8 p.m., Fri -Sun 1 p.m. -6 p.m., 21 Grand Ave., Oakland, 444-7263
“Water Media” Jan. 10 through Feb. 8: An exhibit by Christine “Caipirinha” Mulder. Capoeira Arts Cafe Gallery, 2026 Center St., 666-1349 for hours.
Traywick Gallery: “New Work by Dennis Begg and Steve Briscoe” Through Feb. 9: Dennis Begg’s sculpture explores memory as the building block of consciousness, learning and experience. Steve Brisco’s paintings on paper address issues of identity through evocative combinations of text and imagery. Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 1316 10th St. 527-1214.
“Enduring Wisdom: Artwork and Stories by Homeless and Formerly Homeless Seniors” Through Feb. 15: 18 homeless and formerly homeless elders reveal how they learned and applied wisdom that is timeless. Mon. - Fri. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reception and presentation by the elders Thurs. Nov. 15, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. St. Mary’s Center, 635 22nd St., Oakland, 893-4723 x222.
“The Other 364 Days: A Day in the Life of the Queer Community” Through Feb. 16: An exhibit of black and white photographs by East Bay photographer Limor Inbar-Hansen. Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reception for artist, Jan. 12: 6 - 8 p.m., Photolab Gallery, 2235 Fifth St., 644-1400, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Transformations: Through the Eye of a Needle” Jan.24 - Feb. 23: Two-person exhibition by Rebecca Bui and Linda Lemon. Included in the exhibition are procelain and fabric dolls and mixed media works on handmade paper. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ardency Gallery, 709 Broadway, Oakland, 836-0831, www.artolio.com
“Ansel Adams in the University of California Collections” Through Mar. 10: A selection of photographs and memorabilia presenting a different perspective on Adam’s career as one of the leading figures in American photography. Wed, Fri. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thur. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. $4- $6. The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2626 Bancroft Way, 642-0808, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
“Migrations: Photographs by Sebastiao Salgado” Jan. 16 through Mar. 24: Over 300 black-and-white photographs of immigrants and refugees taken by the Brazilian photographer. Wed. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $4 - $6. The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
"Earthly Pleasures" assemblage and photographs by Susan Danis, Jan. 11 through March 30: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Mon. - Sat.; Sticks, 1579 B, Solano Ave., 526-6603.
“The Art History Museum of Berkeley” Masterworks by Guy Colwell Faithful copies of several artists from the pasts, including Titian’s “The Venus of Urbino,” Cezanne’s “Still Life,” Picasso’s “Woman at a Mirror,” and Botticelli’s “Primavera” Ongoing. Call ahead for hours. Atelier 9, 2028 Ninth St., 841-4210, www.atelier9.com.
“Domestic Bliss” Collection of abstract paintings and mixed medium by Amy St. George. Her serious of work range from large abstract paintings to intimate boxes with collections of found objects, Jan.13 through Apr. 4th Albany Community Center Foyer Gallery, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany,524-9283
Cody’s on Telegraph Ave. Jan. 8: Theodore Hamm discusses “Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty”; Jan. 10: Joan Frank reads from her new book, “Boys Keep Being Born”; Jan. 11: Christopher Hitchens, “Letters to a Youn Contrarian”; Jan. 14: Pamela Logan talks about “Tibetan Rescue: A Woman’s Quest to Save the Fabulous Art Treasures of Pewar Monastery”; All events are free and start at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. 2454 Telegraph Ave., 845-7852.
Poetry Flash @ Cody’s Jan. 9: Karen Kevorkian and Gail Wronsky read their poetry; Jan. 13: Phylis Koestenbaum and Carol Snow read their poetry; Jan. 16: Tea Party magazine reading with Ariel, Rita Boagert, Daniel Y. Harris, Denise Mewbourne, Judith Offer, Andrena Zawinski; Jan. 23: Paul Hoover and Elizabeth Robinson reading their poetry; Jan. 27: Wanda Coleman, Austin Straus and Kate Gale, reading their poetry; Jan. 30 Ralph Angel and George Higgins reading their poetry; All events begin at 7:30 p.m. and require a $2 donation unless noted. 2454 Telegraph Ave., 845-7852
The Humanist Fellowship Hall Jan. 9: 7 p.m., “Our Wings Are Pregnant Seesaws,” Reading performance of a play by H. D. Moe. 390 27th St., Oakland, 528-8713.
Mama’s Bears Women’s Bookstore Jan. 12: 7:30, Loolwa Khazzoom will be reading from her new book “CONSEQUENCE: Beyond Resisting Rape,” which takes a fresh, street-savvy look at street harassment. $8-10. 6536 Telegraph at 66th Oakland, 595-4642
Coffee With a Beat Jan. 12: Word Beat presents Tom Quantamatteo, Larry Beresford and Rose Mark; Jan. 19: Tim Donnelly and Anna May Stanley; Jan. 26: Paradise and 2nd feature TBA; Feb. 2: Julia Vinograd and Shauna Rogan; Feb. 9: Sydney Bell and Debrale Pagan; All readings 7-9 p.m., free and followed by open mike. 458 Perkins at Grand, Oakland, 526-5985.
Jewish Community Center Jan. 14: 7:30-9 p.m., Emily Rose interweaves the family chronicle of her ancestors with the political and social events of the 18th and 19th centuries; Jan. 16: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Elizabeth Rosner will read from her debut novel “The Speed of of Light.” 1414 Walnut St.
AK Press Jan. 19: 8 p.m., Joel Schalit dissects the New World Order and the rise of religious fundamentalism in his new book “Jerusalem Calling”. 674-A 23rd St., Oakland, 208-1700, email@example.com
Golden Gate Live Steamers Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Lomas Cantadas Drive at the south end of Tilden Regional Park Small locomotives, scaled to size. Trains run Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rides: Sun., noon to 3 p.m., weather permitting. 486-0623.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Fridays 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. or by appointment. Call ahead to make reservations. Free. University of California, Berkeley. 486-4387.
Habitot Children’s Museum “Back to the Farm” An interactive exhibit gives children the chance to wiggle through tunnels, look into a mirrored fish pond, don farm animal costumes, ride on a John Deere tractor and more. “Recycling Center” Lets the kids crank the conveyor belt to sort cans, plastic bottles and newspaper bundles into dumpster bins; $4 adults; $6 children age 7 and under; $3 for each additional child age 7 and under. Mon. and Wed., 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tues. and Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thur., 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2065 Kittredge St. 647-1111 or www.habitot.org.
Oakland Museum of California “Kwanzaa Community Celebration” Dec. 30: 12-4 p.m., Nia Kwanzaa is an African American holiday that honors black family history; Through Jan. 13: Grand Lyricist: The Art of Elmer Bischoff, featuring paintings and works on paper that trace the evolution of Bischoff’s career. $6 adults, $4 seniors and students, children under 5 free. Wed. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. noon - 5 p.m.; 1000 Oak St., Oakland, 238-2200, www.museumca.org.
UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology Lobby, Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley “Tyrannosaurus Rex,” ongoing. A 20 foot by 40 foot replica of the fearsome dinosaur made from casts of bones of the most complete T. Rex skeleton yet excavated. When unearthed in Montana, the bones were all lying in place with only a small piece of the tailbone missing. “Pteranodon” A suspended skeleton of a flying reptile with a wingspan of 22-23 feet. The Pteranodon lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. Free. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 642-1821.
UC Berkeley Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology will close its exhibition galleries for renovation. It will reopen in early 2002.
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive “Martin Puryear: Sculpture of the 1990s” through Jan. 13; “The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951 - 1982)” through Dec. 16; “Face of Buddha: Sculpture from India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia” ongoing rotation through 2003; “Matrix 194: Jessica Bronson, Heaps, layers, and curls” Sept. 16 through Nov. 11; “Matrix 192: Ceal Floyer 37’4”” Sept. 16 through Nov. 11; Wed. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; 2626 Bancroft Way, 642-0808, www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
Lawrence Hall of Science Through Jan. 26: Scream Machines: The Science of Roller Coasters; “Within the Human Brain,” ongoing. Visitors test their cranial nerves, play skeeball, master mazes, match musical tones and construct stories inside a simulated “rat cage” of learning experiments. “Saturday Night Stargazing,” First and third Saturdays each month. 8 - 10 p.m., LHS plaza; Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $7 for adults; $5 for children 5-18; $3 for children 3-4. Centennial Drive, UC Berkeley, 642-5132, www.lawrencehallofscience.org.
Holt Planetarium Programs are recommended for age 8 and up; children under age 6 will not be admitted. $2 in addition to regular museum admission. “Constellations Tonight” Ongoing. Using a simple star map, learn to identify the most prominent constellations for the season in the planetarium sky. Daily, 3:30 p.m. $7 general; $5 seniors, students, disabled, and youths age 7 to 18; $3 children age 3 to 5 ; free children age 2 and younger. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Centennial Drive, UC Berkeley, 642-5132, www.lhs.berkeley.edu.
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