Arts & Events

Classical Music-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:32:00 AM

CAL PERFORMANCES All performances in Zellerbach Hall unless otherwise noted. -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:34:00 AM

HERBST THEATRE -more-


Galleries-San Francisco Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:37:00 AM

"35TH ANNUAL SF OPEN STUDIOS," -- through Oct. 31. More than 800 artists will open their studio doors to the public during this month-long event taking place throughout the city, with different areas participating on different weekends. See website for complete details. -more-


Professional Dance-San Francisco Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:42:00 AM

COUNTERPULSE -more-


Readings-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:42:00 AM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Stage-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:43:00 AM

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:43:00 AM

BEACH BLANKET BABYLON This long-running musical follows Snow White as she sings and dances her way around the world in search of her prince. Along the way she encounters many of the personalities in today's headlines, including Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harry Potter, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, George and Laura Bush, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Tom Cruise, Angelina, characters from Brokeback Mountain and Paris Hilton. Persons under 21 are not admitted to evening performances, but are welcome to Sunday matinees. -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:41:00 AM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Around & About: Performing Arts Picks for this week, Halloween, and beyond…

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 07:38:00 AM
Dazzling Divas

—Those Dazzling Divas are at it again! Pamela Connelly, Kathleen Moss and Eliza O'Malley,with Hadley McCarroll on piano, this time at that great old standby, Le Bateau Ivre, at featuring, for Halloween, the witches' number, from Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, as well as arias, duets and trios from "Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Delibres—& more!" No cover. Wednesday October 27th 7-9pm, dinner seating from 5. 2629 Telegraph Ave
(near Andronico’s) -more-


Illusion and Rationalism: Ingmar Bergman's "The Magician"

Wednesday October 27, 2010 - 11:24:00 AM

There's no mistaking the Bergman touch. One only needs to see a few frames of The Magician and his style is instantly recognizable. -more-


Eye from the Aisle: CCMT’s A CHORUS LINE shines in Walnut Creek

By John A. McMullen II
Monday October 25, 2010 - 06:42:00 PM
L to R:  Tomas Theriot, Renee DeWeese, Mary Katherine Connard, Alex Rodriquez, Nicole Helfner, Katie Pogue

Since we treat actors like living gods, it is no surprise that we to want to be voyeurs on the backstage world of the stars. But -more-


Around & About: Theater Reviews

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 05:22:00 PM

Central Works' Penelope's Odyssey;Actors Ensemble, The Winter's Tale; Berkeley Rep/Tricycle Theatre (UK),The Great Game: Afghanistan. -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:35:00 AM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:36:00 AM

"35TH ANNUAL SF OPEN STUDIOS," -- through Oct. 31. More than 800 artists will open their studio doors to the public during this month-long event taking place throughout the city, with different areas participating on different weekends. See website for complete details. -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:37:00 AM

"15TH ANNUAL CRUSH FESTIVAL," -- Nov. 7. The Berkeley Chamber's annual gourmet food and wine festival, featuring a taste of local cuisine and 25 local wineries. Also on tap: live music, auctions, and more. Event takes place at Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley. -more-


Kids-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:38:00 AM

"2ND ANNUAL FALL FEST," -- Oct. 30. Downtown Pleasanton hosts a variety of special events, including a spooky scavenger hunt, sweet and savory tasting contest, carved pumpkin contest, scarecrow display and more. See website for locations. -more-


Museums-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:39:00 AM

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY AT OAKLAND ongoing. 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-


Museums-San Francisco Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:39:00 AM

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. "In a New Light," ongoing. There are some 2,500 works displayed in the museum's new galleries. They cover all the major cultures of Asia and include Indian stone sculptures, intricately carved Chinese jades, Korean paintings, Tibetan thanksgas, Cambodian Buddhas, Islamic manuscripts and Japanese basketry and kimonos. -more-


Outdoors-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:40:00 AM

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-


Tours And Activities-East Bay Through November 30

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:44:00 AM

ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM ongoing. 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-


Dance-East Bay Through November 7

Tuesday October 26, 2010 - 11:34:00 AM

ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA -more-