Ebony Museum of Arts
The museum specializes in the art and history of Africa.
Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
30 Jack London Village, Suite 209. (510) 763-0745.
Habitot Children’s Museum
Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue
“Back to the Farm.”
An 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 more.
Cost: $4 adults; $6 children age 7 and under; $3 for each additional child age 7 and under.
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.
647-1111 or www.habitot.org
Judah L. Magnes Museum
2911 Russell St.
Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
“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.
“Spring and Summer.”
Through Nov. 4.
“Chagall: Master Prints and Posters, Selections from the Magnes Museum Collection.”
Through Sept. 28.
UC Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
“Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment,” through Sept. 17.
An exhibit of rare and exquisite works featuring more than forty mandalas and related objects including sculptures and models of sacred spaces.
$6 general; $4 seniors and students age 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 through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
UC Berkeley Museum
Lobby, Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley
“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.
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.
9:30 p.m. Sept. 23
2330 Telegraph, Oakland
2181 Shattuck Ave.
Sept. 8: Cuban inspired Beth Custer Dona Luz 30 Besos
Sept. 9: Funky blues and jazz with the Paula Murray Trio
Sept. 12:Tenor Joshi Marshall comes back wsith jazz/blues/funk
Sept. 13: Musicians Rosin Coven
Sept. 14: Phat beats wit the Beatdown featuring DJ’s Delon, Add 1 and Yamu
Sept. 15: Folk, blues, funk with Sex Fresh
Sept. 16: New-scholl jazz combo of Bird 54 featuring Joshi Marshall and Gavin Distasi
Downtown Berkeley Association
Lunchtime Concert Series
Every Thursday through October
noon - 1p.m.
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza
1 hour free parking available in Center Street Garage
Sept 14: A cappella groups The UC Men’s Octet & the California Golden Overtones
Sept 21: African percusion players Pacal Bokar
Sept 28: Berkeley High School Jazz Combo
Oct. 5: Brazilian music players Capoeira Arts Cafe & Company
Oct. 12: Members of the
Berkeley Symphony performing
Oct. 19: Jazzschool’s vocal jazz ensemble Vocal Sauce
Oct. 26: East Bay Science & Arts Middle School will perform folk, swing and Cuban rueda dances
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Sept. 5, 9 p.m. A night of Big Mountain Awareness with Blackfire
Sept. 6, 8 p.m. lesson and 9 p.m. show Poullard-Thompson Band (Cajun)
Sept. 8 Fantcha
Sept. 27, 8 p.m., dance session, 9 p.m., music
Kate Brislin, Jody Stecher, Heath Curtis, Bluegrass intentions
Old time, Appalachian music $10
Sept. 28:Benefit for Bay Area Arts Collective.
Features the Hip Hop group Nameless and Faceless $5, 9 p.m. 525-5099
The Greek Theatre
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Maceo Parker, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. $30.
Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road, Berkeley. (510) 444-TIXS
Henry J. Kaiser
Daniela Mercury, Sept. 8, 8 p.m. $35.
10 10th St., Oakland. (510) 534-6348, (510) 762-BASS
Nicholas McGegan conducting, Sept. 9 and Sept. 10.
A performance of Handel's opera-oratorio “Semele.”
$32 to $46. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. First
Congregational Church, Dana Street and Durant Avenue,
(415) 392-4400 or www.philharmonia.org
2375 Shattuck Ave.
Dick Hindman Trio
4:30 p.m., Sept. 17
$12; $10 students/seniors; $6 for Jazzschool students and children under 13
Brazils’ best-selling pop singer performs her unique mix of styles, re-interpreting traditional Brazilian genres and filtering them through contemporary global joazz, funk and pop.
Sept. 25., 8 p.m.
Zellerbac Hall, UC Berkeley campus, Bancroft Avenue at Telegraph.
$20 - $32
Eli’s Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Sept. 8: Sonny Rhodes
Sept 15: Takezo
Sept. 22: J.L. Stiles
University of California,
Berkeley Art Museum
Pacific Film Archive
2575 Bancroft Way
“Treasures from the George Eastman House”
Various programs and a 16-film salute to little-known actresses.
Sept. 10, 5: 30 p.m. : “The False Faces” (1919)
7:20 p.m.: “The Penalty” (1920)
Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m. : The Love That Lives” (1917)
7 p.m.: “Madame X” (1920)
Sept 22, 7:30 p.m. : “Backstairs” (1921)
8:55 p.m. : Berlin-Alexanderplatz (1931)
$7 for one film; $8.50 for double bills. UC Berkeley students are $4/$5.50. Seniors and children are $4.50/6.00
Paramount Movie Classics
Summer 2000 Series
The evening includes a classic movie, walk-in music from the Wurlitzer
organ, a newsreel, cartoon, movie previews and the Paramount's prize
give-away game “Dec-O-Win.”
Sept. 8: The French Connection.
Sept. 22: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
$5. Shows at 8 p.m. 2025 Broadway, Oakland. (510) 465-6400.
“The Green Bird” by Carlo
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St.
Adapted by Theatre de la Jeune Lune and directed by Dominique Serrand.
“The Green Bird” runs from September 8 - October 27. For tickets contact the box office at 845-4700
by George Bernard Shaw
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Performed by the Aurora Theatre company, “The Philanderer” takes on the challenging and often humorous exploration of gender roles and the separations that exist between the sexes.
Preview dates are September 8-10 and 13, tickets for preview showings are sold at $26. Opening night is September 14, admission is $35. Showtimes run Wednesday through Saturday through October 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees show at 2 p.m., plus selected Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. Admission for regular performances is $30. Student discounts are available. For tickets and information call 843-4822 or visit www.auroratheatre.org.
Climate Theatre & Subterranean Shakespeare
La Vals Subterraniean 1834 Euclid, Berkeley
Sept.7 -Oct. 14
Thursday - Saturday 8:00 p.m.
$12, Students $8
Julie Morgan Theatre
Fanny at Chez Panisse
Musical based on the book with opening proceeds going to the Verde Partnership Garden in Richmond.
7 p.m., opening night benefit $50, tickets for remaining shows are $26-$34
Runs Sept. 13 through Oct. 29
2640 College Ave., Berkeley
The Artistry of Rae Louise
The Women’s Cancer Resource Center Gallery
3023 Shattuck Ave.
548-9286, ext. 307
Through Sept. 27
Rae Louise Hayward, one of the founders of The Art of Living Black, Bay Area Black Artist Annual Exhibition and Open Studios Tour.
Haywards’ art celebrates the beauty of African culture from its people to its music.
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m. and by appointment.
1316 Tenth St.
Sept. 9 - Oct. 15
LaBelle’s new series of large-scale color photographs highlight nighttime nature in Hollywood. He recreates trees at night using a hand-held spotlight and playing on the beam across the leaves and branches. The opening reception will be held on September 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Blue Vinyl by Connie Walsh
Sept. 9 - Oct. 15
This multimedia project combines video, sound and printmaking to explore concepts of intimacy and its relation to private space. The opening reception is on September 12 from 6-8 p.m.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11-6 p.m. and Sundays 12-5 p.m.
“Paperworks,” through Oct. 7.
A group exhibit of works by Carol Brighton, Vannie Keightley, Jean Hearst.
Opening Reception, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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
Berkeley Art Center
“Ethnic Notions: Black Images in the White Mind,''
Sept. 10 through Nov. 12. An exhibit by Janette Faulkner exploring racial stereotypes in commercial imagery. Free. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Live Oak Park, 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley. (510) 644-6893
California College of Arts and Crafts
“Add/Drop/Add: CCAC Fine Arts Faculty Exhibitions”
through Sept. 16.
Free. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oliver Art Center, 5212 Broadway, Oakland. 594-3712
“Alegres Cantos en Mi Ser (Songs of Joy in My Being)” through Sept. 30.
An exhibit of paintings depicting scenes of Afro-cuban music, by Susan Mathews. Reception, Sept. 9, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 912-A Clay St., Oakland. (510) 832-4244.
“Layerings: New Work by Four Kala Fellows” through Sept. 28. The 2000 Kala Art Institute Fellowship Awards Exhibitions, Part II of works by Margaret M. Kessler, Barbara Milman, Michele Muennig, and
David Politzer. Free. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Workshop Media Center
Gallery, 1060 Heinz Ave., Berkeley. (510) 549-2977
Rhyme & Reason Poetry Series
Berkeley Art Museum, 2621 Durant
Second and fourth Sundays of each month. For open reading following featured readers, sign up at 2 p.m., readings begin at 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 10. Q.R. Hand, Tennessee Reed
Readings at Cody’s
2454 Telegraph Ave.
Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. Glenn Dickey, “Glenn Dickey's 49ers – the Rise, the Fall and the Future of
Football's Greatest Dynasty.”
Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. Julia Cameron and her book “The Artist's Way.”
1815 Highland Place
Sept. 10, 6-7p.m. “Overcoming Obstacles to Meditation”
Instructor Abbe Blum talks about meditation troubles and how they can be viewed to unlock the mind’s secrets.
Sept. 17, 6-7 p.m. “Knowledge of Freedom”
Buddhist teacher June Rosenberg will demonstrate how “Knowledge of Freedom” teachings can be applied in daily life.
Rhyme and Reason Poetry Series
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Ave.
2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.
Includes featured readers and open mike poetry. Free
2 p.m. sign-up. Program runs from 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Sept. 10: Q.R. Hand, Tennessee Reed
Sept. 24: Jessie Beagle, Kirk Lumpkin
Oct. 15: Professor Ron Loewinsohn (Morrison Room, UC Main Library)
Oct. 29: Fernando Brito, Lara Dale
Lawrence Berkeley National
Scientists and engineers guide visitors through the research areas of the laboratory, demonstrating emerging technology and discussing the research’s current and potential applications. A Berkeley lab tour usually lasts two hours and includes visits to several research areas. Popular tour sites include the Advanced Light Source, The National Center for Electron Microscopy, the 88-Inch Cyclotron, The Advanced Lighting Laboratory, and The Human Genome Laboratory. Reservations required at least two weeks in advance of tour.
Free. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley City Club Tours
Guided tours through Berkeley’s City Club, a landmark building designed by architect Julia Morgan, designer of Hearst Castle.
$2. The fourth Sunday of every month except December, between noon to 4 p.m.
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley.
Golden Gate Live Steamers
Small locomotives, meticulously scaled to size, run along a half mile of track in Tilden Regional Park. The small trains are owned and maintained by a non-profit group of railroad buffs who offer rides.
Free. Trains run Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rides: Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Lomas Cantadas Drive at the south end of Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley.
Ray Brown Trio with Kevin Mahogany, through Sept. 10. $20 to $24 general; Sunday matinee: $5 children; $10 adult with one child.
Unless otherwise noted, music at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200 or
Luna Kids Dance
Creative dance for children
Sept. 9, 9-10 a.m.
Redwood Day School, 3245 Sheffield Ave, Oakland
Sept. 12, open house
Ashkenas, 1317 San Pablo, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Mark Morris Dance Group
“Four Saints in Three Acts” and “Dido & Aeneas”
Sept. 21-24 Zellerbach Hall
Music by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and American Bach Soloists
Tickets: $34 - $52