Ebony Museum of Arts
30 Jack London Village, Suite 209
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.
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 in Jewish Photography”
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.
Through Jan. 16, 2001: “Amazons in the Drawing Room”: The Art of Romaine Brooks
Predominantly a portrait artist, Brooks paintings were influenced by elements of her life and are a visual record of the changing status of women in society and her own refusal to conform to the social order of early twentieth-century Europe.
Pacific Film Archive Theater Gallery
2625 Durant Ave.
Through Jan. 8, 2001: “Continuous Replay: The Photographs of Arnie Zane”
Best known as the cofounder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Zane began his exploration of the human form through photography.
Through Dec. 17: Wolfgang Laib/Martrix: “188 Pollen from Pine”
Laib uses elements of nature including beeswax, milk, rice, pollen, and stone to create his art pieces.
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 Ave.
“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.
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.
“ChemMystery,” through Jan. 1, 2001. The LHS becomes a crime scene and a science lab to help visiting detectives to solve two different crime scenarios.
Call 643-5134 for tickets
“Family Holiday Programs,” Dec. 26 - 31. An entire week of song, music, dance, and other assorted entertainment that are guaranteed child-pleasers. Call LHS for details or check “out & about” close to Dec. 26.
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$7 for adults; $5 for children 5-18; $3 for children 3-4
Centennial Drive, UC Berkeley
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.; (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. Many special events scheduled for November and December related to “Secret World of the Forbidden City.” Call the museum or check the Out & About calendar listings for upcoming events.
(888) OAK-MUSE or www.museumca.org.
924 Gilman St.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless noted
$5; $2 for a year membership
Dec. 1: Plan 9, The Kowalskis, American Heartbreak, Big Bubba, The Secretions
Dec. 2: Spazz, The Oath, Total Fury, Iron Lung, Falling Over Drunk
Dec. 8: Good Clean Fun, S.E.E.D., more TBA
Dec. 9: Phobia, Grief, 16, Noothgrush, Spaceboy
1370 San Pablo Ave. (at Gilman)
525-5054 or www.ashkenaz.com
Dec. 1: Voz Do Brasil, Aquarela, 9:30 p.m., $12
Dec. 2: Kotoja, West African Highlife Band, Nigerian Bros, 8:30 p.m., dance lesson with Comfort Mensah, 8 p.m., $12
Dec. 3: Musicians for Medical Marijuana, the Cannabis Healers, Taos Hum, 8 p.m., $15
Dec. 5: Poety of Paul Polansky, 7:30 p.m.; Edessa, Anoush, 9 p.m., $8
Dec. 6: Jimmy Breaux with members of CCO, 9 p.m., dance lesson, 8 p.m., $10
Freight & Salvage
All shows begin at 8 p.m.
Dec. 1: Blue Flame Stringband Reunion & CD release party
Dec. 2: Barbara Higbie (piano, violin & vocals)
Dec. 3: Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown (Scottish fiddle and Irish singing)
Dec. 4: Paul Geremia (country blues)
Dec. 6 & 7: Greg Brown (folk) and Garnet Rogers
Dec. 8: Ian Tyson (classic Canadian cowboy)
Eli’s Mile High Club
3629 MLK Jr. Way
Doors for all events, 8 p.m.
Dec. 1: Henry Clement
Dec. 2: Daniel Castro
Dec. 8: Mojo Madness
Dec. 9: Eli’s Allstars
Dec. 15: Jimmy Mamou
Dec. 16: Ron Thompson
1822 San Pablo Ave.
All shows begin at 9 p.m., unless noted
Dec. 6: Whiskey Broters (bluegrass)
Dec. 7: Keni “El Lebrijano” (flamenco guitar)
Dec. 9: pickPocket ensemble (european cafe music)
Dec. 12: Mad & Eddie Duran Jazz Duo
1475 Rose St. (at Sacramento)
Dec. 10, 4 p.m.: 2nd Annual colin Hampton Memorial Concert featuring young artists from around the Bay Area, $10; Free for those under 18.
Sundays, 4 p.m.: Chamber music series sponsored by the school.
Dec. 1 & 2, 8 p.m.: Afro-Brazilian dance company Bale Folclorico da Bahia, $20 - $32.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
For tickets and info for these events call 642-9988
ACME Observatory Contemporary Music Series
3192 Adeline (at MLK Jr. Way)
All shows begin at 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 3: George Cremaschi and John Raskin, David Slusser’s Idiomatic Improv Project
Dec. 17: Thomas Day, Boris Hauf, others TBA
$8 suggested donation per show
Live Oak Concert Series
1275 Walnut St.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3: Baroque and Classical Harmonies vocal and instrumental ensemble perform works by J.S. Bach, Schubert and Arvo Part.
Dec. 10: Minstrel Voices perform works by Jacopo Perl, Cipriano Di Rore and Josquin Des Pres.
Dec. 17: Cellist Elaine Kreston performs suites by J.S. Bach
$10 general, $9 students/seniors, children under 12 Free
2377 Shattuck Ave.
All events begin at 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 3: Eddy Marshall Trio
Dec. 10: Tocar featuring David Frazier
Dec. 17: San Francisco Saxaphone Quartet
$6 - $12
“Music on Squirrel Hill”
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
One Lawson Road
The San Francisco Choral artists directed by Claire Giovannetti sing traditional and less familiar classics of the season.
Dec. 3, 4 p.m.
$15 general, $10 students & seniors
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
2025 Broadway, Oakland
Celebrating 15 years of Christmas celebrations, the 65 member multi-racial, interfaith choir is at the tail-end of a year that included a performance tour of Israel and reception of the 2000 Gospel Academy Award for Best Community Choir.
Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.
$15 - $20. Availalble at the Paramount or Ticketmaster outlets.
Kitka Presents “Wintersongs”
Lake Merrit United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland
Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
$15 - $18
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra
St. Joseph the Worker Church
Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Performing the work of Gounod, Handel, and Mozart.
St. Ambrose Church
Dec. 9, 8 p.m.
Dec. 10, 4 p.m.
Solano Holiday Performers
On weekend afternoons until Christmas, various artists will be performing.
Dec. 2 - 3, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24, Noon - 6 p.m.
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Performance dates include Jan. 31, April 3, and June 21, 2001. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
Single $19 - $35, Series $52 - $96
Strolling Musicians & Carolers
Sponsored by the Downtown Berkeley Association and co-sponsored by the Daily Planet and the City of Berkeley.
Performances are 5 - 7 p.m.
Dec. 1: Berkeley High Pep Band & UC Madrigals
Dec. 8: Los Cenzontles & Artemsia Brass Quartet
Dec. 15: Cal Jazz Choir & Oddly Enough, a Barbershop Quartet
Dec. 22: Berkeley Community Chamber Chorus & These “R” They Gospel Youth Choir
Baroque Choral Guild
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way
Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Performing the music of Giovanni Croce, Giovanni Bassano, Claudio Monteverdi, and others.
$20 general, $15 senior/student
“Rebels with a Cause”
2036 University Ave.
Focusing on student activism in the 1960s by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Produced, written and edited by Helen Garvy, an SDS participant.
Dec. 1 - 7, 4:35, 7, 9:30 p.m.; plus Saturday and Sunday, 2:15 p.m.
Pacific Film Archive
2625 Durant Ave.
Dec. 1: Kafi’s Story and Nuba Conversations, 7 p.m.; This is What Democracy Looks Like, 9:10 p.m.
Dec. 2: A Dirty Story and other films by Jean Eustache, 7 p.m.
Dec. 3: The Desert of the Tartars, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 4: La Promesse, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5: Correspondences: David Gatten and Luis A. Recorder, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6: Sea Changes: New Works from UC Berkeley’s Digital Media Program, 7:30 p.m.
“Dinner With Friends”
by Donald Margulies
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St.
Through Jan. 5, 2001
“The Weir” by Conor McPherson
Aurora Theater Company
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Through Dec. 17, Tuesday - Saturday, 8 p.m. (no performance Nov. 23); Sunday, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
$35 opening night
“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller
Berkeley High Drama Dept.
Florence Schwimley Little Theater
Allston Way (between Milvia & MLK Jr. Way)
Dec. 1, 2, 8 & 9, 8 p.m.
Tickets available at the door
“The Hard Nut”
The Nutcracker With a Twist
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Dec. 8, 9, 14 - 16, 8 p.m.; Dec. 9 & 16, 2 p.m.; Dec. 10 & 17, 3 p.m.
$26 - $50
Berkeley Art Center
Live Oak Park, 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley
“Against All Odds: Ingenuity, Talent and Disability,”
Featuring the work of six disabled artists who use inventive, adaptive art-making techniques to create media ranging from prints and ceramic sculpture to computer-generated paintings and collage works. Through Dec. 16. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free.
Artists at Play Studio
1649 Hopkins St. (at Carlotta)
“Artists at Play Holiday Sale”
Work by the artists including original servings dishes, frames, jewelry, and other items.
Dec. 2 & 9, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
California College of Arts and Crafts
Oliver Art Center, 5212 Broadway, Oakland
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free.
Kala Art Institute
1060 Heinz Ave., Berkeley
Over sixty artists affiliated with the Kala Art Institute will show works ranging from wood block prints to digital media.
Through Jan. 16, Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Opening reception Nov. 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
Berkeley Artisans Holiday “Open Studios”
For a free map send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Berkeley Artisans Map, 1250 Addison St. #214, Berkeley, CA. 94702.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m ., Saturdays & Sundays, Through Dec. 17
For additional info. call 845-2612
You may also download the map at: http://www.berkeleyartisans.com
Oakland Glass Artists Holiday Exhibit & Sale
2680 Union St., Oakland
832 - 8380
Bruce Pizzichillo and Dari Gordon, who have been producing glass artwork from their studio since 1980.
Dec. 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1316 Tenth St., Berkeley
527-1214 or www.traywick.com
Group show by Traywick artists, Dec. 2 - 23.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
2701 Eighth St., Berkeley
“The Glitter Reminder,” paintings by Michele Theberge, prints and textiles by Sharon Jue, photographs by Amy Snyder, sculpted water environments by C.R. Mitchell and Tom Mataga and textile installations by Claudia Tennyson.
Dec. 9 - 23, Opening reception: Dec. 10, 2 - 5 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, Noon - 6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Berkeley Historical Society
1931 Center St.
“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. Free.
Pro Arts Gallery
461 Ninth St., Oakland.
2000 Juried Annual, Through Dec. 30. This years show features 79 works by 70 artists. This show is juried by Larry Rinder, curator of contemporary art at the Whitney Museum.
Wednesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2600 Bancroft Way
Benecia artist Connie Millholland’s semi-abstract images of personal pain created by the Holocaust.
Through Dec. 15.
East Bay Open Studios 2001 Entry
Pick up forms or mail SASE:
461 Ninth St., Oakland
Calling East Bay artists to participate in East Bay Open Studios, June 9 - 17, 2001. Enter by Dec. 15 and save $15. Entry deadline, Jan. 25.
2661 Cedar St.
“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.
Women’s Cancer Resource Center Gallery
3023 Shattuck Ave.
Call 548-9286 x307
Alan Leon: Hebrew Calligraphy and Illuminations, Through Dec. 15. Tuesday - Thursday, 1 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 4 p.m. and by appointment.
Berkeley Potters Guild
731 Jones St.
“2001: A Spacial Oddity”
The potters present their 29th annual holiday sale. Work displayed by 19 California clay artists.
Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 10 - 24, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland.
(888) OAK-MUSE or www.museumca.org
“Our World: The Children of Oakland,” Through Jan. 14.
Children from a majority of the 66 ethnic groups in Oakland are portrayed in approximately 40 photographs by Marianne Thomas. Free.
$6 general; $4 seniors and students; free children age 5 and under; second Sundays are free to all. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; first Friday of the month, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PSR Bade Museum
1798 Scenic Ave.
“Heading East: California’s Asian Pacific Experience Traveling Photographic Exhibition.” Commemorates 150 years of Asian Pacific American History.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2028 Ninth St. (at Addison)
“Musee des Hommages,” Guy Colwell’s hand painted, full scale copies of master paintings by Van Eyck, Vermeer, Titian, Boucher, Ingres, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso. Also original work by Colwell.
Dec. 2 & 3, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
2454 Telegraph Ave., 845-7852
& 1730 Fourth St., 559-9500
Telegraph events (all begin at 7:30 p.m., unless noted):
398 Colusa Ave.
All events at 7:30 p.m., unless noted
Dec. 1: Madelyn Arnold reads from “A Year of Full Moons”
Dec. 2: Contributors to the anthology “Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” will speak
Dec. 3, 4 p.m.: Sandy Boucher discusses “Hidden Spring: A Buddhist Woman Confronts Cancer”
Dec. 8: “Gaymes Night” Play Pictionary, Taboo, Scattergories and eat pizza
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.
Dec. 7: Fanny Howe, Mark Levin, and Carol Snow
Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore
1385 Shattuck Ave. (at Rose)
All events begin at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12: Peter Booth Wiley discusses why architects hate the Victorians of San Francisco
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.
UC 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. 643-2755 or www.mip.berkeley.edu/garden/
Berkeley Historical Society
Slide Lecture & Booksigning Series
Berkeley Historical Center
Veterans Memorial Building
1931 Center St.
Sundays, 3 - 5 p.m.
These are free events
Dec. 10: Mal and Sandra Sharpe on “Weird Rooms”
People who collect strange things and how their collections take over their rooms.
Jan. 14: Richard Schwartz on “Berkeley 1900,” the history of Berkeley at the turn of the centry.
City Commons Club
Luncheon Speaker Series
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Social Hour, 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon, 11:45 - 12:15 p.m.
Speaker, 12:30 p.m.
$1 - $12.25, Speeches free to students
Dec. 1: Chana Bloch, W.M. Keck professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Mills College speaks on “Deciphering of The Song of Songs from the Old Testament”
Dec. 8: Mark Wilson, realtor with Prudential Realty speaks on “Julia Morgan collaborating with Bernard Maybeck”