Arts & Events
Poetry Reading/Photography Exhibit
Poets Alissa Valles (Orphan Fire), Belle Randall (The Coast Starlight), Jeremy Cook & Luis Garcia will read this Sunday at 3 p. m. at Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck, with the opening of an exhibit of photographs by Sabrina Lanier, "Travels in Tibet and Beyond" through March 9. (Luis Garcia, whose readings and poetry have been reviewed in the Planet, is a Berkeley native who studied with the great Chilean poet Nicanor Parra in the 60s, and has been associated with Robert Creeley and produced readings that featured James Schevill's poetry and his own.)
Reception for the artists starts at 2. $5. 472-3170
Mort Sahl in concert
"I'm an old Berkeley radical!" said pioneering stand-up comedian and political satirist Mort Sahl, who was interviewed in the Planet, summer 2009. Sahl's now a North Bay resident, and is performing at his local venue this Friday night at 8, wearing his signature red sweater and mining the newspaper for material to skewer with his acerbic wit.
142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. $30-$40. (415) 383-9600; 142throckmortontheatre,com