Arts & Eventz

Stage-San Francisco Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:59:00 PM

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-


Readings-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:58:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Professional Dance-San Francisco Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:57:00 PM

COUNTERPULSE -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:36:00 PM

AUDIUM -more-


Classical Music-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:31:00 PM

BANKHEAD THEATER -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:56:00 PM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Book Review: Smoking Typewriters

By Bob Patterson
Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:58:00 PM

Seeing a copy of Smoking Typewriters (by John McMillan Oxford University Press Copyright 2011) for sale over the weekend, inspired us to see if the Berkeley Public Library had that book available in its new releases section because we were curious about how far one would have to delve into it before encountering any reference to the Berkeley Barb. When we learned that the Library would be glad to take a suggestion that they acquire that particular work, we sped back to Moe’s Book Store on Telegraph Ave. and overcame the cheapskate aspect of our personality and bought a copy of the new book with the subtitle: “The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America.” -more-


Silent Film Festival Presents La Boheme, L'Argent, and Chaplin's Early Masterpieces

By Justin De Freitas
Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 01:22:00 PM
Charlie Chaplin in The Adventurer.

Even today, more than three decades after his death and nearly 100 years since he first stepped before a motion picture camera, Charlie Chaplin is still one of the most recognizable people in the world. The dandified Tramp, with his brush mustache, ill-fitting clothes, wicker cane and derby hat, is an iconic figure, but one whose familiarity has to some extent undermined his art. -more-


Tours And Activities-East Bay Through February 28

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:59:00 PM

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-


Outdoors-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:55:00 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-


Museums-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:54:00 PM

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 February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:52:00 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. "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-


General-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:39:00 PM

ASHKENAZ -more-


Kids-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:39:00 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-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:38:00 PM

"SUN SPHERES," -- ongoing. "Sun Spheres'' is a trio of mosaic sculptures by artist Laurel True at the intersection of Ocean and Granada Avenues in the OMI District of San Francisco. -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:37:00 PM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Dance-East Bay Through February 20

Wednesday February 09, 2011 - 02:37:00 PM

ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA -more-