The Academy will hold a World Day Festival and Carnival on June 3 to celebrate 30 years of education and the school’s diversity. The festival will be held on the campus grounds, 2722 Benvenue Ave. There will be games, face and hair painting, food court, and more. For more information, call 549-0605.
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra presents “Under Construction No. 9,” a free concert by local composers, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.
The ninth “Under Construction” features premieres by four local composers: Eric Marty’s “Lacquer With,” Thomas Day’s “Objcey 2,” Joel Lindheimer’s 3rd movement from Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, soloist Jean-Michel Fontenau, and Mark Fish’s “Tango non Troppo.” The concert features an unusual rehearsal-reading format that lets the audience experience the collaboration of conductor, orchestra and composer in creating a new work.
Life in Haiti
On June 7 at 7 p.m., La Peña Cultural Center at 3105 Shattuck Ave. will have a benefit for the Haiti Video Project. It will show “Lafanmi Selavi” (The Family is Life), a documentary about five Haitian children telling of their former lives on the streets. Entrance is on a sliding scale. Call 528-5403 for information.
– Daily Planet Staff