ACTORS ENSEMBLE OF
“Murder At The Vicarage” by Agatha Christie, through Aug. 12. Performance of the classic whodunnit. $10. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave.
LOTTOMANIA: PLAY HERE
“All you need us a dollar and a dream,” or so it goes when playingthe lootery. But just who plays the lottery? What’s it like to be one of the few winners of the lottery? Where do all the billions spent on lottery tickets go? Is the lottery a metaphor for anything-like life? Come see Lottomania: Play Here to find out. Written and directed by Gary Graves.
For reservations and information call 558-1381.
MURDER AT THE VICARAGE
Agatha Christie’s “Murder At The Vicarage”, starring Miss Marple at Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave.
Adapted for stage by Mole Charles and Barbara Toy, and presented by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, the City’s oldest theater company, the mystery will be on stage Friday and Saturday evening through August 12, plus a special Thursday evening performance on August 10. Admission is $10, with discounts for groups of 15 or more.
For reservations call 528-5620.
Sonny Fortune and Frank Morgan, July 25 through July 30. $18 to $22 general; Sunday matinee: $5 children; $10 adult with one child; $18 general.
Unless otherwise noted, music at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland.
238-9200 or (510) 762-BASS.
924 GILMAN ST.
924 Gilman Street is an all-ages, member-run no alcohol, drugs, and violence club located at the corner of 8th street and Gilman Street in Berkeley. Most shows are $5. Memberships for the year are $2. Shows start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For the latest show information call 525-9926.
July 28: Plan 9, Loose Change, Debris, Weakerthans, Big Link.
July 29: Plan 9, Loose Change, Weaker Than, Debris, Big Link.
July 30: Dillinger Escape Plan, Candira, Isis, Cadillac Blindside (5 p.m.).
August 4: Hellchild, Benumb, Yellow Machine Gun, Spaceboy, Vulgar Pigeons.
“Rarities and Suprises”
Join George Cleve, Music Director and Conductor, for a night the “Midsummer Mozart Festival,” on Friday, August 4. The concert will include “Three Adagios and Fugurd after J.S. Bach,” K. 404, “Six Variations on G minor on ‘Helas, j’ai perdu mon amant,’” K. 360, highlights from the “Abduction from the Seragio,” and “Divertimento” in D Major for 2 Horns and Strings K. 334.
First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, at Dana. For ticket call City Box Office at 392-4400.
BERKELEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
"Berkeley's Ethnic Heritage." Through March 2001.
The exhibit examines the rich cultural diversity of our city and the contributions of individuals and minority groups to our history and development. The exhibit look at the original native tribelets in the area and the immigrants who settled in Ocean View and displaced the Spanish/Mexican landowners. ICurated by Linda Rosen and the Berkeley Historical Society Exhibit Committee. Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Admission free.
Berkeley Historical Society is located in the Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center Street, Berkeley. (510) 848-0181
UC BERKELEY ART
“Doug Aitken/MATRIX 185: Into the Sun,” through Sept. 3. An exhibit of works primarily in video and film, using the interplay of art and media to evoke deserted landscapes.
“Autour de Rodin: Auguste Rodin and His Contemporaries,” through August. An exhibit of 11 bronze maquettes on loan from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation in Los Angeles. The bronzes range in style from the artist's classically inspired “Torso of a Woman” to the anguish of “The Martyr.”
“Images and Ideas: The Collection in Focus,” open-ended. The museum periodically displays some of its permanent collection in a context meant to highlight some aspect of the objects. The three areas of focus for this exhibit are Renaissance art, 19th and 20th-century American art and paintings from 1940 to the present.
The Asian Galleries
“Art of the Sung: Court and Monastery,” open-ended. A display of early Chinese works from the permanent collection.
“Chinese Ceramics and Bronzes: The First 3,000 Years,” open-ended.
“Works on Extended Loan from Warren King,” open-ended.
“Three Towers of Han,” open-ended.
$6 general; $4 seniors and students ages 12 to 18; free children age 12 and under; free Thursday, 11 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.
HALL OF HEALTH
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.
“Good Nutrition,” ongoing. This exhibit includes models for making balanced meals and an exercycle for calculating how calories are burned.
“Draw Your Own Insides,” ongoing. Human-shaped chalkboards and models with removable organs allow visitors to explore the inside of their bodies.
“Your Cellular Self and Cancer Prevention,” ongoing. An exhibit on understanding how cells become cancerous and how to detect and prevent cancer.
Free. For children ages 3 to 12 and their parents.
2230 Shattuck Ave. (lower level), Berkeley
Programs are recommended for age 8 and up; children under age 6 will not be admitted.
“Target Earth,” July 29 through Aug. 25. Make your own estimate of how often Earth has been hit by comets or asteroids. Find out how sciences such as astronomy, chemistry, paleontology and geology are all needed to shed light on the mystery of the dinosaur extinction. Daily, 2:15 p.m.
$2 plus museum admission of $6 general; $4 students, seniors, disabled and youths aged 7 to 18; children under the age of 6 are not admitted. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Centennial Drive, Berkeley. (510) 642-5132 or www.lhs.berkeley.edu
PHOEBE HEARST MUSEUM
“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.
“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 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m.
Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
UC BERKELEY MUSEUM OF
“Tyrannosaurus Rex,” ongoing. A 20-foot tall, 40-foot long replica of the fearsome dinosaur. The replica is made from casts of bones of the most complete T. Rex skeleton yet excavated. When unearthed in Montana, the bones were all lying in place with only a small piece of the tailbone missing.
“Pteranodon,” ongoing. A suspended skeleton of a flying reptile with a wingspan of 22 to 23 feet. The Pteranodon lived at the same time as the dinosaurs.
“California Fossils Exhibit,” ongoing. An exhibit of some of the fossils which have been excavated in California.
Free. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lobby, Valley Life Sciences Building, University of California, Berkeley. (510) 642-1821.
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.
Exhibit: “Back to the Farm,” open-ended. This interactive exhibit gives children the chance to wiggle through tunnels like an earthworm, look into a mirrored fish pond, don farm animal costumes, ride on a John Deere tractor and much more.
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.
Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue.
JUDAH L. MAGNES MUSEUM
“Telling Time: To Everything There Is A Season,” through May 2002.
An exhibit structured around the seasons of the year and the seasons of life with objects ranging from the sacred and the secular, to the provocative and the whimsical. Highlights include treasures from Jewish ceremonial and folk art, rare books and manuscripts, contemporary and traditional fine art, video, photography and cultural kitsch. Through Nov. 4: “Spring and Summer.”
Free. Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2911 Russell St., Berkeley
LAWRENCE HALL OF
From a region where kite making is an important part of village life, sports, arts, worship, and work, these Indonesian kites are exciting examples of inspiration, ingenuity, and technology.
Special Events: Kites and Culture opening day on Saturday, July 29, will include kite making and Indonesian coffee. Kites Kaleidoscope on Wednesday, August 9, Noon-2:00 p.m.; and a weekend celebration of Indonesian dancing, music, food, and kite making, on Saturday and Sunday, August 19-20, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The final weekend of the Kites and Culture: The Spirit of Indonesia exhibit will feature performances by Balinese dancers on Saturday, August 19 (1:30 p.m.) and a Javanese gamelan orchestra on Sunday, August 20 (1:30 p.m.); and fascinating demonstrations by Indonesian kite makers, delicious delicacies of the region, and-of course-opportunities for everyone to make and fly kites. The exhibit runs from July 29 - August 20, 2000.
Solids, Liquids, and Gases
August 2, 2000, 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m.
Learn all about solids, liquids, and gases! Discover how solids can change into colorful gases and what happens when liquid nitrogen cools a gas to hundreds of degrees below zero. Learn how spooky-looking fog is made! This popular and fun event, developed as an LHS school program is great for children in grades K-1.
Son de la Tierra Mexican Music and Dancing Sunday
August 6, 2000, Performance at 1:30 p.m. Science activities, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Top of the Bay Family Days Sunday Afternoon Outdoor Family Concert:
A performance of Mexican music and dance from Son de la Tierra, literally "Song of the Earth," talented students from Richmond's East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond.
August 9, 2000, 12:00 Noon-2:00 p.m.
See rainbows of color flying high! Learn how to make your own kite as you get the lowdown on aerodynamics! An exhibit of hand-crafted kites from Indonesia will be on hand to offer inspiration as you design your own kite.
August 16, 2000, 12:00 Noon-2:00 p.m.
Ever wanted to whip up your own play dough or create the world's best bubble solution? Young scientists, just like the best chefs, combine their ingredients with big heaps of fun, nspiration and creativity! Come create your own scientific stew of cool toys with materials, ideas, and the help of science education specialists from the Hall's renowned SEPUP curriculum.
Indonesian Kites and Culture Celebration
Saturday and Sunday August 19 and 20, 2000, 12:30- 3:30 p.m.
The final weekend of the spectacular Kites and Culture: The Spirit of Indonesia exhibit will feature performances by Balinese dancers on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) and a Javanese gamelan orchestra on Sunday (1:30 p.m.); and fascinating demonstrations by Indonesian kite makers, delicious delicacies of the region, and-of course-opportunities for everyone to make and fly kites. Included with museum admission.
Into the A, B, Sea
August 23, 2000, 12:00 Noon-2:00 p.m.
Dive into the wonderful world of the ocean with local author Deborah Lee Rose who will read from her new book "Into the A, B, Sea", published by Scholastic Press. Find out more about the sea with fun hands-on activities from the LHS Marine Activites, Resources and Education (MARE) program.
LHS Summer Games 2000
August 30, 2000, 12:00 Noon-2:00 p.m.
Australia may have the Summer Olympics, but LHS has Summer Games 2000! Yo-yos, spinning tops, and juggling lead the list of games you'll get to watch and try yourself. Bring your own yo-yo to learn newmoves and tricks demonstrated byyo-yo experts from Yo-topia.
The Lawrence Hall of Science is located at 1 Centennial Drive. Call 642-5132 for more information.
“Markings/Imprints,” through July 28. The 2000 Kala Art Institute Fellowship Awards Exhibitions, Part I, featuring works by Susan Belau, Liliana Lobo Ferreira, and Jamie Morgan.
Free. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Workshop Media Center Gallery, 1060 Heinz Ave., Berkeley. (510) 549-2977.
“Yangtze River: in the Dragon’s Teeth”
Carol Brighton's poured paper paintings of the Yangtze River gorges, through July 31. Six-foot paper pieces in the long format of a Chinese scroll. This artwork is done in support of the International Rivers Network campaign to save the Yangtze River. The full impact of these beautiful compositions can even be viewed from across the street.
Addison Street Windows Gallery, 2018 Addison St., Berkeley
BERKELEY ART CENTER
Ethnic Notion: Black Images in the White Mind
The Berkeley Art Center brings back Janette Faulkner’s collection “Ethnic Notion: Black Images in the White Mind” an exhibit that explores racial stereotypes in commercial imagery. The collection will be on display at the Berkeley Art Center from September 10 through November 12. The Berkeley Art Center is located at 1275 Walnut Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information call 644-6893.
CODY’S BOOKS POETRY FLASH
The Haiku Anthology Contributors Reading
Garry Gay, Jerry Kilbride, Vincent Tripi, Micheal DylanWelch
Edited and with a foreword by the former Haiku Society of America president Cor van den Heuvel, The Haiku Anthology collects 850 of the best English language Haiku and related works. A selection of Bay Area contributors will read at this event. "Haiku is basically about living with intense awareness, about having an openness to the existence around us-kind of openness that involves seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching."--Cor van den Heuvel August 2, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Donation is $2.
Joseph Di Prisco And Dean Young
Joseph Di Prisco's newest book, Poems in Which, won the 2000 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. An essayist and reviewer, he is also the co-author of a recent book about adolescence and growing up, Field Guide to the American Teenager. His novel, Confessions of Brother Eli, is forthcoming in the fall. Dean Young has published three books of poems, most recently First Course in Turbulence. August 9, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Donation is $2.
Parking is available at the Durant/Channing Garage; Cody's will validate one hour of parking with purchase.
Cody's Books: 845-7852 • Poetry Flash: 525-5476
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