ACTORS ENSEMBLE OF BERKELEY
“Rough Crossing” by Tom Stoppard, April 7 through May 6. The writers of a Broadway musical are simultaneously trying to finish and rehearse a play while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner.
$10. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; May 4, 8 p.m. Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 528-5620.
“The Homecoming” by Harold Pinter, April 6 through May 7. A dark comedy about a philosophy professor who brings his wife home to meet his all-male family.
$25 to $28. Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822.
BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE
“Let My Enemy Live Long!” by Tanya Shaffer, April 19 through May 12. The story of an ill-advised boat ride up West Africa's Niger River to Timbuktu.
$19 to $48.50. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 19, 8 p.m.; NO PERFORMANCES APRIL 25 AND APRIL 26. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 845-4700 or (888) 4BRTTIX.
“The Skriker” by Caryl Churchill, April 29 and April 30. In this ecological play faeries are damaged due to polluted rivers and woods, and are forgotten.
$15 general; $10 seniors and students. Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. Julia Morgan Center for the Art s, 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. (510) 655-0813.
“Measure for Measure,” by William Shakespeare. Run has been extended through April 30. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays, at 8 p.m. each night, and Sundays at 7 p.m. $10 general; $6 students. La Val’s Subterranean, 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. (510) 234-6046.
Rumeli, Westwind Voices, April 18, 9 p.m. $8. Dance lesson 8 p.m.
DP and The Rhythm Riders, April 19, 9 p.m. $8. Dance lesson 8 p.m.
Cannon and The Lion of Judah Band, DJ Peja Peja, April 20, 9:30 p.m. $8.
Gumbo, April 21, 9:30 p.m. $11.
West African Highlife Band, April 22, 9:30 p.m. $11.
Cascabulho, April 23, 7 p.m. $11.
1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. (510) 525-5099 or www.ashkenaz.com
An Evening with Taos Hum, April 18. $3.
Third World with UC Buh, DJ Add, Jah Bonz, Big Willie, April 19. $5.
Ripe, April 20. $4. Shelley Doty X-tet, Habaneros, April 21. $5.
Monkey, Fuzzbucket, April 22. $5.
For age 18 and older. Music at 9:30 p.m. 2367 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. (510) 848-0886.
FREIGHT AND SALVAGE
Jessie Turner, Shelley Doty, Deborah Pardes, April 18. $13.50.
Sol y Canto, April 19. $14.50.
The Battlefield Band, April 20. $18.50.
Darryl Henriques, April 21. $16.50.
The Bluegrass Intentions, April 22. $14.50.
Quicksilver Messenger Service featuring Gary Duncan, April 23. $15.50.
Music at 8 p.m. 1111 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 548-1761 or (510) 762-BASS.
LA PENA CULTURAL CENTER
Los Papines, April 21, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $18.
Ultra Gypsy and Fire Act, April 22, 9 p.m. $10.
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 849-2568 or www.lapena.org
924 GILMAN ST.
Plus Ones, Camera Obscura, Four Speed, April 21.
Christdriver, Misery, Extinction of Mankind, Murder Takes No Holiday, April 22.
$5. Music at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 924 Gilman St., Berkeley. (510) 525-9926.
THE STARRY PLOUGH PUB
Ceili Dance featuring Brian Therlault and Friends, April 19. Free.
Rhett Miller, Girl's Guitar Club featuring Mary Lynn Rhaskub, April 20. $10.
Rube Waddell, Amy X. Neuberg and Men, April 21. $6.
Mark Growden's Electric Pinata, Baby Grampa, April 22. $7.
For age 21 and over. Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 841-2082.
UC BERKELEY ART
“Anne Chu/MATRIX 184 Untitled,” April 16 through June 18. The exhibition features a selection of Chu's T'ang dynasty funerary figures sculpted following her travels to Xian and Guangdong. The wooden figures range in height from 28 inches to over six feet.
“China: Fifty Years Inside the People's Republic,” through June 18. The work of 25 Chinese and Western photographers explores half a century of social and political upheaval in this unusual exhibit. The 200 photographs, both black-and-white and color, cover the many regions, cultures and people that make up China as well as the mix of traditional life and the modern one.
“Roma/Pacifica: The Phoebe Hearst International Architecture Competition and the Berkeley Campus, 1896-1930,” through April 23. An exhibition showing how the campus developed from the original lavish design of Franco-Roman buildings by French architect Emile Bernard to the modified version with Italianate granite and stucco buildings and tile roofing by New York architect John Galen Howard to the vision of California Arts and Crafts architect Bernard Maybeck and his student Julia Morgan.
$6 general; $4 seniors and students ages 12 to 18; free children age 12 and under; free Thursday, 1 1 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (510) 642-0808.
HALL OF HEALTH
2230 Shattuck Ave. (lower level), Berkeley
A hands-on community health education museum and science center sponsored by Children's Hospital Oakland and Alta Bates Medical Center.
“This is Your Heart!” ongoing. An in teractive exhibit on heart health.
Free. For children ages 3 to 12 and their parents.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERNICE LAYNE BROWN GALLERY
“Bridging the Bay: Bridging the Campus,” through April 30. The exhibit has been created from the libraries of the eight University of California campuses. The exhibit includes books, documents, architectural drawings, blueprints, artifacts, maps and photographs that record the building of the San Francisco Bay area’s bridges. It also includes documents detailing Bay area bridge projects that were seriously considered but never built.
Free. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doe Memorial Library, University of California, Berkeley. (510) 643-9999.
LAWRENCE HALL OF SCIENCE
“Dinosaurs 2000,” through June 4. An exhibit featuring 16 lifelike robotic creatures, fossils, activities to compare yourself to a dinosaur, and daily live demonstrations.
“The News About Dinosaurs,” through June 4. Learn more about the “Dinosaurs 2000” exhibit with live demonstrations exploring recent paleontological discoveries and how scientists know what they do about prehistoric creatures. Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
$6 general; $4 seniors, students and children ages 7 to 18; $2 children ages 3 to 6; free children under age 3. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Centennial Drive, University of California, Berkeley. (510) 642-5132 or www.lhs.berkeley.edu
PHOEBE HEARST MUSEUM
Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
“Modern Treasures from Ancient Iran,” through Oct. 29. This exhibit explores nomadic and town life in ancient and modern Iran as illustrated in bronze and pottery vessels, and textiles.
“Pana O’ahu: Sacred Stones – Sacred Places,” through July 16. An exhibit of photographs by Jan Becket and Joseph Singer.
“Phoebe Hearst Museum-Approaching a Century of Anthropology,” a sampling of the vast collections of the museum, its mission, history, and current research, with selections from ancient Egypt, ancient Peru, California Indians, Asia (India), and Africa.
“Ishi and the Invention of Yahi Culture,” Ishi, the last Yahi Indian of California, spent the final years of his life, 1911 to 1916, living at the museum, working with anthropologists to record his culture, demonstrating technological skills, and retelling Yahi myths, tales, and songs.
Wednesday through Sunday 10 am -4:30 pm; Thursday until 9 pm (Sept-May)
HABITOT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue
A museum especially for children age 7 and younger. Highlights include “WaterWorks,” an area with some unusual water toys, an Infant Tree for babies, a garden especially for toddlers, a child-scale grocery store and cafe, and a costume shop and stage for junior thespians. The museum also features a toy lending library.
Admission is $4 for adults; $6 child age 7 and under; $3 for each additional child.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
JUDAH L. MAGNES MUSEUM
2911 Russell St., Berkeley
“Chagall: Master Prints and Posters, Selections from the Magnes Museum Collection.” Accompanying the exhibition is “Exploring Chagall and His Use of the Elements of Art,” a child-friendly Interactive Educational Room with five work-stations and a central activities space. Free. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (510) 549-6950.
“Recycled Art,” April 1 through April 30. A group exhibit featuring jewelry, sculpture and functional art all from refuse.
Free. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 1652 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 843-2527.
GRADUATE THEOLOGICAL UNION
“On Common Ground.” through June 23. This exhibit is a portrait of faith-based communities in Los Angeles.
“Finding the Sacred Mountain,” through June 20. An exhibit of sumi-e and watercolors by Robert Kostka.
Free. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley. (510) 649-2541.
KALA ART INSTITUTE
“High Touch/High Tech: Crossing The Divide,” through May 6. An exhibit of juried and invited artists.
Free. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Workshop Media Center Gallery, 1060 Heinz Ave., Berkeley. (510) 549-2977.
NEW PIECES GALLERY
“Irish Stones and More,” April 1 through April 27. An exhibit of quilts by Denise Snell.
“Down from the Attic,” April 1 through April 27. An exhibit of dolls by Gretchen Jennings.
Free. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 1597 Solano Ave., Berkeley. (510) 527-6779.
“minimalPOP,” April 15 through May 14. A group exhibit of a variety of media.
Artists Reception, April 15, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 1316 10th St., Berkeley. (510) 527-1214.
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