Arts & Events

Classical Music-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:07:00 PM

Popmusic-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:17:00 PM

924 GILMAN ST. -- All ages welcome. -more-


Readings-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:27:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Stage-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:27:00 PM

AURORA THEATRE COMPANY -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:12:00 PM

CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -more-


Galleries-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:15:00 PM

Professional Dance-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:23:00 PM

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY (HAYWARD CAMPUS) -more-


Dance-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:14:00 PM

ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:28:00 PM

AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER -more-


Hot-Button Topic Dramatized at City Club

By John A. McMullen II
Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:20:00 PM
Kate Jepson and Sarah Rose Butler in TERRORiSTKA playing through May 16 at Berkeley City Club

Last Thursday night I came home from TERRORiSTKA[sic], a play about Chechen terrorists by Rebecca Bella at the Berkeley City Club. Before I started to write this review, I clicked on the front page of the New York Times online. The Pakistan Taliban fumbles the bomb in Times Square and in Red Square US GI’s march in the May Day Parade. The play I saw was about striking back at the Russian Empire that maltreats the Chechens; the US is killing civilians with drones in Afghanistan; now the two Empires march together. I just shook my head at this variation on George Lucas’s vision…and at the timeliness of this play. -more-


This Week at the Berkeley Arts Festival

By Bonnie Hughes
Thursday May 13, 2010 - 11:32:00 PM

May 14, and every Friday at noon: catch pianist Jerry Kuderna’s Friday Lunch Concerts, -more-


Museums-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:32:00 PM

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY AT OAKLAND The Oakland Public Library's museum is designed to discover, preserve, interpret and share the cultural and historical experiences of African Americans in California and the West. In addition, a three-panel mural is on permanent display. -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:35:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:29:00 PM

AUTOBODY FINE ART -more-


General-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:34:00 PM

ASHKENAZ -more-


Kids-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:36:00 PM

ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM Ardenwood farm is a working farm that dates back to the time of the Patterson Ranch, a 19th-century estate with a mansion and Victorian Gardens. Today, the farm still practices farming techniques from the 1870s. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free with regular admission. -more-


Outdoors-East Bay Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:38:00 PM

ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM Ardenwood farm is a working farm that dates back to the time of the Patterson Ranch, a 19th-century estate with a mansion and Victorian Gardens. Today, the farm still practices farming techniques from the 1870s. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free with regular admission. -more-


General-San Francisco Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:34:00 PM

THE ARMORY -more-


Museums-San Francisco Through May 23

Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 12:37:00 PM

ASIAN ART MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO The Asian Art Museum-Chon-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture recently unveiled its new building in San Francisco's Civic Center. The building, the former San Francisco Public Library, has been completely retrofitted and rebuilt to house San Francisco's significant collection of Asian treasures. The museum offers complimentary audio tours of the museum's collection galleries. -more-


Point Molate Conservation Hike – May 16th

By Tom Butt
Tuesday May 11, 2010 - 10:25:00 AM

Please meet us at 10am on the 16th of May for a field trip co-lead by David Amme and Lech Naumovich on the grasslands of Point Molate. -more-


Mayan Textile Exhibit and Sale at BCC on Monday

By Charlene Woodcock
Sunday May 16, 2010 - 10:55:00 PM

Berkeley City College will host a visit by the president of the Jolom Mayaetik Mayan weavers' cooperative from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico on Monday May 17. From noon to 2:30 in the BCC atrium, Celia Santiz Ruiz will exhibit and sell textiles created on the traditional backstrap loom by members of the 250-strong cooperative who live in small communities in the highlands of Chiapas. The collection includes traditional tapestries and huipiles as well as examples of the cooperative's new designs—pillows, scarves, kitchen towels, tablecloths. In the afternoon she will speak to a BCC class about the work of the cooperative and the daily lives of its members. The weavers of the cooperative are proudly carrying on the weaving tradition and ancient designs learned from their mothers and grandmothers and also working to extend the reach of their art by visiting communities in the US and exhibiting their work and speaking about the goals of their cooperative. -more-


Friday Through Tuesday

Friday May 07, 2010 - 11:48:00 AM

Listings for the next week can be found in the previous issue. -more-


At the Berkeley Arts Festival This Weekend

By Bonnie Hughes
Friday May 07, 2010 - 11:43:00 AM

This weekend the Berkeley Arts Festival will present the third night of John Schott's Typical Orchestra Retrospective and the India Cooke Bill Crossman Duo Audiences coming into the future home of the Judah L. Magnes Museum at 2121 Allston Way are greeted by the large figurative works of painter Bob Brokl. -more-


Wild Neighbors: The Dog That Runs in the Rough Water

Joe Eaton
Friday May 07, 2010 - 11:38:00 AM
Oblivious Hawai'ian monk seal, Po'ipu Beach Park, Kaua'i.

The trick to spotting a Hawai’ian monk seal, according to Kaua’i-based naturalist David Kuhn, is to look for the orange plastic cones delimiting its space on the beach. -more-


Friday Through Tuesday

Friday May 07, 2010 - 11:56:00 AM

Listings for the next week can be found in the previous issue. -more-