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. The exhibition will expand Nov 5, 2000, to encompass all four seasons and a collection of rare treasures from Jewish, Tibetan, Mexican-American, and other cultures.
“Second Annual Richard Nagler Competition for Excellence i Jewish Photography”
Nov. 5 - Feb. 2001.
Featuring the work of Claudia Nierman, Jason Francisco, Fleming Lunsford, and others.
UC Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Open Thursdays til 9 p.m.
An exhibit of paintings by Hoffmann which emphasizes two experimental methods the artist employed: the introduction of slabs or rectangles of highly saturated colors and the use of large areas of black paint juxtaposed with intense oranges, greens and yellows.
Through Jan. 16, 2001: Amazons in the Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks.
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 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 of
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.
UC Berkeley Phoebe Hearst
Museum of Anthropology
Kroeber Hall, Bancroft Way and College
“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: The Phoebe Hearst Museum,” open-ended.
This new permanent installation will introduce visitors to major topics in the museum’s history, including the role of Phoebe Apperson Hearst as the museum’s patron, as well as the relationship of anthropologists Alfred Kroeber and Robert Lowie to the museum.
“Ishi and the Invention of Yahi Culture,” ongoing.
This exhibit documents the culture of the Yahi Indians of California as described and demonstrated from 1911 to 1916 by Ishi, the last surviving member of the tribe.
$2 general; $1 seniors; $.50 children age 17 and under; free on Thursdays. Wednesday, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
“The 100 Languages of Children,” through October.
An exhibit of art by children from Reggio Emilia, Italy. At Carnegie Building Bender Room.
Free. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Lawrence Hall of Science
“Math Rules!” Ongoing. A math exhibit of hands-on problem-solving stations, each with a different mathematical challenge.
“Within the Human Brain” Ongoing. Visitors test their cranial nerves, play skeeball, master mazes, match musical tones and construct stories inside a simulated “rat cage” of learning
“In the Dark,”through Jan. 15, 2001. Plunge into darkness and see amazing creatures that inhabit worlds without light.
“Saturday Night Stargazing” First and third Saturdays each month. 8 - 10 p.m., LHS plaza.
“Grossology,” LHSs Family Halloween Party, Oct. 28, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Featuring the creation of “gross” stuff with household products and ChemMystery, a hands-on crime lab for kids.
$12 for adults; $10 for kids 12 and under.
Call 643-5134 for tickets
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$7 for adults; $5 for children 5-18; $3 for children 3-4
Programs are recommended for age 8 and up; children under age 6 will not be admitted. $2 in addition to regular museum admission.
“Moons of the Solar System,” through Dec. 10. Take a tour of the fascinating worlds that orbit Earth and other planets out to the edge of the Solar System.
“Constellations Tonight” Ongoing. Using a simple star map, learn to identify the most prominent constellations for the season in the planetarium sky. Daily, 3:30 p.m. $7 general; $5 seniors, students, disabled, and youths age 7 to 18;
$3 children age 3 to 5 ; free children age 2 and younger. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Centennial Drive, University of California,
Berkeley. (510) 642-5132 or www.lhs.berkeley.edu
The Oakland Museum of
1000 Oak St., Oakland
“Secret World of the Forbidden City” Through Jan. 24, 2001. A rare glimpse of over 350 objects which illustrate the opulence and heritage of the Chinese Imperial Court Under the Qing Dynasty, which ruled China from 1644 - 1911. For this exhibit: $13 general, $10 seniors and $5 for students with ID.
For museum: $6 general; $4 seniors and students; free children age 5 and under; second Sundays are free to all. Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; first Friday of the month, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(888) OAK-MUSE or www.museumca.org.
1306 3rd. St., Berkeley
Mary Law “Altered Ceramic Pots”
through Oct. 21
For more information or to sign up for the workshop call 526-0279 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Oct. 27, 9 p.m., Sam Mangwana (Congolese rumba, world)
Call TicketWeb, 594-1400 or Ashkenaz, Tuesday through Sunday during showtimes, 525-5054
924 Gilman St.
Oct. 20: The Jocks, The Fleshies (this show $3)
All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless noted
$5; $2 for a year membership
Oct. 27: Elliot, The Jazz June, Lovelight SHine, Killing Independent
Oct. 28: From Ashes Arise, Born Dead Icons, Time in Malta
1822 San Pablo Ave.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
1111 Addison St.
All music begins at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 18: Tom Rush
Oct. 19: Hot Club of Cowtown (Texas swing & Parisian jazz)
Oct 20: The Campbell Brothers with Katie Jackson (guitar gospel music)
Oct. 21:Dick Gaughan and Brian McNeill (Scotish traditional)
Tickets for most shows $15 - $20
Oct. 22: Bob Brozman and Takashi Hirayasu (slide guitar teams with Okinawan Lute master)
Call 762-BASS or 601-TWEB for advance tickets
For additional info call Ashkenaz showline, 548-1761
Oct. 21, 8 p.m.: Hamza El Din (world music), $16 - $28.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley (Bancroft at Telegraph)
Oct. 29, 3 p.m.: Ian Bostridge, Tenor, performs music of Schubert and Hugo Wolf, $28 - $48.
Nov. 5, 3 p.m.: Julia Fischer, Violinist, performs music of Tartini, Beethoven and Cesar Franck, $28 - $48.
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley (Bancroft at College)
For tickets and info for these events call 642-9988
Oct. 23, An Evening with pianist Jon Jang to benefit the Asian Women’s Shelter of San Francisco. Call 415-751-7110 for tickets and additional information.
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 (510) 762-BASS.
The Jazzschool/La Note
2377 Shattuck Ave.
Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m., Mimi Fox Trio
$12; $10 students/seniors; $6 for Jazzschool students and children under 13
Reservations: (510) 845-5373.
Live Oak Concert Series
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St.
Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., Donna Lerew, violin, Skye Atman, piano perform Mozart, Shubert, Korngold and others.
Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m., The Horizon Wind Quintet
$10; $8 for members; $9 for students and seniors; Children under 12 admitted free
Eli’s Mile High Club
3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Beginning Oct. 26, Funk & Soul with DJs Styles, Kendread and special guests. Ongoing Thursdays.
University of California,
Berkeley Art Museum
Pacific Film Archive
2575 Bancroft Way
“Neo-Eiga: New Japanese Cinema”
Oct. 21, 7 p.m. : “Don’t Look Back (1999), directed by Akihiko Shiota, US premiere; 8:45 p.m. : “Sasayaki” (1999), directed by Akihiko Shiota (who will appear in person at the screening), US premiere.
Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. : Judah L. Magnes Museum Presents:
International Jewish Video Awards Screening featuring “Shylock” by Pierre Lasry, “Brooklyn Trilogy” by Madeline Schwartzman, “Village of Idiots” by Eugene Fedorenko and Rose Newlove, and Arnie Lipsey’s “Almonds and Wine.”
$7 for one film; $8.50 for double bills. UC Berkeley students are $4/$5.50. Seniors and children are $4.50/6.00
The Gate Theater of Dublin Present
“Waiting for Godot”
by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Walter Asthmus
Oct. 18 - 21, 8 p.m.; Oct.19 & 21, 2 p.m.; Oct. 22, 3 p.m.
Post-performance discussions Oct. 20 & 22
$34 - $48
Call 642-9988 for tickets
“The Green Bird”
by Carlo Gozzi
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St.
Adapted by Theatre de la Jeune Lune and directed by Dominique Serrand.
“The Green Bird” runs through Oct. 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.
Tickets for preview showings are sold at $26. 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.
Impact Theatre Presents:
“Impact Briefs 4: Impact Smackdown!”
Oct. 20 - Nov. 18
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
$10, Students $5
Call 464-4468 for tickets & reservations
La Val’s Subterraniean
“Fanny at Chez Panisse”
Julie Morgan Theatre
2640 College Ave., Berkeley
Musical based on the book with opening proceeds going to the Verde Partnership Garden in Richmond.
Through Oct. 29
Runs Wednesday - Sunday, 7 p.m.
$26 - 34
by Harold Pinter
A Last Planet Theatre production
Potrero Hill Playhouse
953 De Haro
Pinter’s most recent play features a man named Andy who is dying and his wife, Bel, who can’t get their two sons to pay them a visit. A story of infidelity, sibling rivalry, marital combat and moonlight and memory.
Runs Thursday - Saturday, through Oct. 28. All shows at 8:30 p.m. No show Oct. 26.
$20 opening night, $10-15 regular run, $5 preview
More info and tickets: 845-2687
Berkeley Rep School of Theatre
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School
1781 Rost St.
The world of premiere of Edward Mast’s tale of Djata, a handicapped boy who discovers he is the lost son of the murdered king of the Mali Empire. As the empire’s last hope, he is called upon to reclaim his heritage as the Lion King.
Nov, 4, Noon
Free to the public, but reservations are encouraged.
“Dinner With Friends”
by Donald Margulies
Nov. 10 through Jan 5, 2001
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Oct. 27-28, 8 p.m.
$20 - $42
White Oak Dance Project Present:
Nov. 1 - 4, 8 p.m.
Mikhail Baryshnikov and company celebrating the influence of post-modern choreographers.
$36 - $60
Call for tickets, 642-9988 or try TicketWeb.com
Berkeley Art Center
“Ethnic Notions: Black Images in the White Mind,''
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
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
Kala Art Institute 1999 Fellowship Awards Exhibition Part II through Oct. 31. Features work by Margaret Kessler, Barbara Milman, Michele Muennig, and David Politzer.
Tuesday through Friday, Noon - 5 p.m. or by appointment. 1060 Heinz Ave. Call 549-2977.
Berkeley Historical Society
“Berkeley’s Ethnic Heritage.” An overview of the rich cultural diversity of the city and the contribution of individuals and minority groups to it’s history and development.
Thursday through Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m. Admission free.
1931 Center St.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery
Paintings by Timothy Buckwalter, Hilary Harkness, and Jerry W. King, Through Oct. 28.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
942 Clay St., Oakland. Call 625-1830 for more info.
Pro Arts Gallery
Early Bird Holiday Art Fest. Oct. 25 - Nov. 11. Shop early for unique gifts made by local artists. Free opening reception, Oct. 28, 1 - 4 p.m. featuring live music and artist demonstrations.
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
461 Ninth St., Oakland. Call 763-9425
“Left Coast Legends: California Masters of Visionary, Self-taught, and Outsider Art,” featuring the work of Dwight Mackintosh, Alex Maldonado, A.G. Rizzoli, Jon Serl, and Barry Simons, Through Dec. 2.
2661 Cedar St., Call for more info: 845-4949
Women’s Cancer Resource Center Gallery
Alan Leon: Hebrew Calligraphy and Illuminations, Nov. 1 - Dec. 15. Opening reception, Nov. 4, 1 - 3 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 4 p.m. and by appointment.
3023 Shattuck Ave., Call 548-9286 x307 for more info
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.
Oct. 29: Fernando Brito, Lara Dale
Holloway Poetry Reading Series
8p.m., Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
For more information call 653-2439
Nov. 1: John Yau and Garrett Caples, books include “Forbidden Entries” and “My Symptoms”
Nov. 7: Marie Howe and Brian Glaser, “The Good Thief” and “What the Living Do”
2454 Telegraph Ave., 845-7852
& 1730 Fourth St., 559-9500
Telegraph events (all begin at 7:30 p.m):
Oct. 17, Peter Menzel & Faith D’Aluisio discuss “Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species.”
Oct. 18, “The New Young American Poets” anthology with Sam Witt, Da Powell, Rick Noguchi, and Rick Barot
Oct. 19, Meredith Maran discusses “Class Dismissed: A Year in the Life of an American High School, a Glimpse into the Heart of a Nation.”
Oct. 21, 3 p.m., Dale Hope discusses “The Aloha Shirt-Spirit of the Islands.”
Oct. 23, Paisley Rekdal reads from “The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting In.”
Oct. 24, Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St. Clair discuss “Al Gore: A User’s Manual.”
Fourth St. events:
Lunch Poems: A Noontime Poetry Reading Series
Morrison Room, Doe Library
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Under the direction of Professor Robert Hass, this is a series of events on the first Thursday of each month. Free.
Nov. 2: Goh Poh Seng
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.
Oakland Historic walking tours
Runs through October.
The tours cover downtown Oakland and its historic waterfront. All tours begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last between an hour and an hour and a half.
Free. Call for reservations. Oakland. (510) 238-3234.
University of California at Berkeley Botanical Garden
The gardens have displays of exotic and native plants.
Botanical Garden Tours, Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Tour Orientation Center for a free docent tour. $3 general; $2 seniors; $1 children; free on Thursday. Daily, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Botanical Garden, Centennial Drive, behind Memorial Stadium, a mile below the Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley. (510) 643-2755 or www.mip.berkeley.edu/garden/
Berkeley Historical Society Walking Tours
Oct. 22 - University Avenue Indian Business Community led by Kirpal & Neelum Khanna
Nov. 5 - What’s Happening Downtown? led by Debbie Badhia
More info call 848-0181