NEW SHOW AT BERKELEY ART CENTER
An opening reception will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday for an exhibition of works by Tony Bellaver, Barbara Foster and Scott Serata at the Berkeley Art Center. The show runs through Feb. 10. 1275 Walnut St., in Live Oak Park.644-6893.
HOLIDAY SQUARE DANCE AT ASHKENAZ
Thompson’s String Ticklers and The Knee Knockers will be the featured performers at Ashkenaz’s “Breakin’ Up X-Mas Square Dance” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for ages 5-18, and free for children under the age of 5. 1317 San Pablo Ave. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com.
A ‘FIRE BALLET’ VERSION OF ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’
The Crucible will stage its “fire ballet” production of Romeo and Juliet at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 20. 1260 Seventh St., Oakland. $30-$55. 444-0919.
HITCHCOCK CLASSICS IN EL CERRITO
The newly refurbished Cerrito Theater in El Cerrito will kick off a series of four classic Alfred Hitchcock thrillers this weekend with Vertigo (1958), the seminal classic starring Jimmy Stewart filmed on the steep streets of San Francisco. The film shows at 9 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday. Later films in the series include Rear Window (1954), North by Northwest (1959), and Psycho (1960), starring Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as a woman on the run after stealing money from her employer. 10070 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. www.picturepubpizza.com.