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Arts & Entertainment

Thursday July 26, 2001

924 Gilman St. Music at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. July 27: Throw Down, Glood Clean Fun, Count Me Out, Time Flies, Faded Grey, Lab Rats; July 28: Over My Dead Body, Carry On, Merrick, Some Still Believe, Black Lung Patriots; Aug. 3: Sworn Vengeance, N.J. Bloodline, Settle the Score, Existence, Step; Aug. 4: Toxic Narcotic, Menstrual Tramps, Emo Summer, Four Letter Word, Shitty Wickets; $5. 924 Gilman St. 525-9926. 


Albatross Pub Music at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. July 26: Keni “El Lebrijano” Flamenco Guitar; Aug 1: Whiskey Brothers. 1822 San Pablo 843-2473 


Anna’s Bistro Music at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. July 26: Rich Kalman Trio & “Con Alma”; July 27: Anna & Susie Laraine, Perri Poston; 10 p.m., Hideo Date Bluesman; July 28: Marie-Louise Fiatarone Trio; 10:30 p.m., The Ducksan Distones; July 29: Panacea; July 30: Renegade Sidemen; July 31: Jason Martineau; 1801 University Ave. 849-ANNA 


Ashkenaz July 25: 8:00 p.m. perfect Strangers $10; July 26: 9:00 p.m. Super Rail band $16; July 27: 8:00 p.m. Ali Khan Band $15; July 28: 9:30 p.m. Motordude Zydeco and Brass Monkey $11; July 29: 9:00 p.m. El Hadj N’ Diaye $10; July 31: 8:00 p.m. dance lesson with Dana DeSimone, 9:00 p.m. Steve Riley and Mamou Playboys $12; Aug. 5: 9 p.m. Roots Reggae featuring Groundation and Tchiya Amet. $10. 11317 San Pablo Ave. 525-5099 


Eli’s Mile High Club Doors open at 8 p.m. Every Friday, 10 p.m. - 2 a.m., Funky Fridays Conscious Dance Party with KPFA DJs Split Shankin and Funky Man. $10; 3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland 655-6661 


Freight and Salvage Coffee House All music at 8 p.m. July 26: Radney Foster, Darden Smith; July 27: Otis Taylor; July 28: Street Sounds; July 29: Tish Hinojosa; Aug 1: Distant Oaks; Aug 2: George Kuo, Narin Pahinui & Aaron Mahi; Aug 3: Wylie & the Wild West, the Waller Brothers, Aug 4: Adam Levy, Will Bernard; Aug 5: MonTango; Aug 6: Frank Yamma; Aug 8: San Francisco Klezmer Experience; Aug 9: John Renbourn . $16.50 - $19.50. 1111 Addison St. 548-1761 


Jupiter July 27: Sexfresh- traditional American pop; July 28: Corner Pocket- Jazz; July 31: Basso Trio- Local sax, blues and jazz. All music starts at 8:00; or call the hotline: THE-ROCK (843-7625)  


La Peña Cultural Center July 27: 8:00 p.m., Raphael Manriquez- singer composer and guitar player celebrates release of new album; July 28: 8:30 p.m., Rompe y Raja- Afro-Peruvian dance and song troupe celebrates Peruvian Independence Day; July 29: 7:30 p.m., Moh Alileche- Algerian mondol player, traditional kabylian music; Aug 3: 8 p.m. Los Delicados, Aya de Leon $10; Aug 4: 8 p.m. Grito Serpentino, Small Axe Project, Jime Salcedo-Malo & Leticia Hernandez $10; Aug 5: 7 p.m. Insight in concert $10. 3105 Shattuck Avenue 849-2568 


La Note/Jazzschool July 29: 4:30 p.m., vocalist Lily Tung, 5:30 p.m. Jazzschool Advanced Jazz Workshop. $5; Aug 5: 4:30 p.m. Vocaists’ Series (Denine Monet), 5:30 p.m. Instrumentalists’ Series (Pelo Mar). 2377 Shattuck Avenue 845-5373. 


Rose Street House of Music July 26: 7:30 p.m. Christie McCarthy, Liz Pisco, Antara and Delilah, Amber Jade. $8-20 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds. 594-4000 ext. 687 


Shattuck Down Low Lounge Every Tuesday: 9:30 p.m., Posh Tuesdays with DJ’s Yamu, Delon, Add1, and Tequila Willie. Shattuck at Allston.  


“Midsummer Mozart Festival” All shows at 7:30 p.m. July 28: Four pieces including “March in D Major”; Aug. 3: Four pieces including “Symphony in B Flat.” $32 - $40. First Congregational Church 2345 Channing Way (415) 292-9620  


“Downtown” restaurant and bar August 6: 7 p.m. Jesse Colin Young of the sixties hit group, The Youngbloods, will be performing at a No Nukes evening, sponsored by Greenpeace. The evening commemorates the 56th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The proceeds go to Tri-Valley CAREs and Citizen Alert. Tickets are $100. 2102 Shattuck Ave. 800-728-6223 


The Greek Theatre Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, 7 p.m. The String Cheese Incident, $29.75. Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road 444-TIXS, or (415) 421-TIXS 


Julia Morgan Center for the Arts July 29: 2:00 p.m. “Into the Eye of Magic! An Asian Folk Tale” interactive musical and theatrical production for families. Adults $10 Children $5; Aug 4: 8 p.m. “Cuatro maestros Touring Festival” two-hour theatrical event of music and dance performed by four elder folk artists and their talented young counterparts. Adults $18 Children $12; Aug. 10: 7:30 p.m. & Aug. 11, 12, 5 p.m. Campers from Stage Door Conservatory’s “On Broadway” program for grades 5-9 will perform Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. $12 adults, $8 kids. (For info call 527-5939); 2640 College Avenue 845-8542 ext. 302 


“The Great Sebastians” Through Aug. 11: Friday and Saturday evenings 8 p.m. plus Thursday, Aug. 9, presented by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley. A tale about a mind-reading act touring behind the Iron Curtain. A communist general believes the act and “invites” the Sebastians to his villa where the humor and excitement follows. $10. Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck (at Berryman). For reservations call 528-5620 


“Human Nature” the X-Plicit Players explore intimate but un-named ways of being together, awaken senses old and new and participate in Group Body. July 28: 8:30 p.m. $15 Metaversal Lightcraft 1708 University 848-1985 


“Iphegenia in Aulis” Through Aug. 12: Sat. and Sun. 5 p.m. No performances July 14 and 15, special dawn performance on August 12 at 7 a.m. A free park performance by the Shotgun Players of Euripides’ play about choices and priorities. With a masked chorus, singing, dancing, and live music. Feel free to bring food and something soft to sit on. John Hinkel Park, Southhampton Place at Arlington Avenue 655-0813 

“The Lady’s Not for Burning” July 26 - 28, Aug. 2 - 4: 8 p.m. Set in the 15th century, a soldier wishes to be hanged and a witch does not want to be burned at the stake. $5 - $10. South Berkeley Community Church 1802 Fairview st. 464-1117 


“Loot” Through Aug 25, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Special Performance Aug 20, 8:00 p.m. General Admission: $15, Students / Seniors: $10 La Val’s 1834 Euclid Avenue 655-0813 


“Orphans” Through Aug. 5: Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Lyle Kessler’s dark comedy about a mysterious stranger invading the home of two orphaned brothers. $15. The Speakeasy Theater, 2016 Seventh St. 326-8493 


“Reefer Madness” a new one-act theatre piece adapted from a 1936 government-funded film opens a critical eye to the control of our society. Performed by The Elemental Theatre Group Wed Aug 8,22, Thu Aug 9,23: 9 p.m. La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Avenue. Wednesdays “pay what you can”, thursdays $5 - $10. Fri Aug 10,17: 7 p.m. People’s Park Free. Contact Zachary Rouse or Tisha Sloan for more info at 655-4150 


“San Francisco Improv” July 28: 8 p.m., Free show at Cafe Electica 1309 Solano Avenue. 527-2344 

“The Skin of Our Teeth” Through July 29: Tues. - Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. Part of the California Shakespeare Festival, a Thorton Wilder play about a typical family enduring various catastrophes. $10 - $146. Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, off Highway 24 at the Shakespeare Festival Way/Gateway Exit. 548-9666 

La Peña Cultural Center July 29: 2:00 p.m., Laborfest- International Working Class Film & Video Festival. “Not in my Garden” by Video 48. $7. 3105 Shattuck Avenue 849-2568 


Pacific Film Archive July 26: 7:00 Devarim, 9:10 Yom Yom; July 27: 7:00 Punishment Room, 8:55 Ten Dark Women; July 28: 7:00 The Big Heat, 8:30 Kippur, 8:50 Clash by Night; July 29: 3:00 A Boy named Charlie Brown, 5:30 Mr. Pu, 7:30 A Billionaire; New PFA Theatre 2575 Bancroft Way 642-1412 


San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Wheeler Auditorium, UC Berkeley July 28: 1 p.m. “The Optimists” 3:30 p.m. “Louba’s Ghosts”, 6:15 p.m. “One of the Hollywood Ten”, 8:30 p.m. “Kippur”; July 29: 11 a.m. “Keys from Spain”, “The Cross Inscribed in the Star of David”, 1 p.m. “Intimate Stranger”, “Nobody’s Business”, 4 p.m. “The Sweetest Sound”, 6 p.m. “Once We Grow Up”, 8:30 p.m. “Total Love”, “Moses vs. Godzilla” General admission: $8.50, Matinees (until4p.m.): $7, Students/Seniors/Groups: $6.50. (925)866-9559 


“7th annual Brainwash Movie Festival” outdoors Aug 3,4,5: (bring a chair) at the Pyramid Ale brewery, 901 Gilman Street 527-9090 ext. 218. Festival Pass: $30, Individual tickets: online: $8, door: $10 





“BACA National Juried Exhibition: Works on Paper” Through August 31: Wed. - Sun. Noon - 5 p.m. Reception, Sun. July 22, 2 - 4 p.m., Featuring 33 artists from across the United States, including 17 Bay Area representatives. Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut St. 644-6893 


“Bernard Maisner: Illuminated Manuscripts and Paintings” Through Aug. 8 Maisner works in miniature as well as in large scales, combining his mastery of medieval illumination, gold leafing, and modern painting techniques. Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 2400 Ridge Road 849-2541 


“Debbie Moore’s Autobiographical Paintings” Through Sep 30 at Good Vibrations. Portraits of the artist’s sensual explorations spanning 25 years and reflecting changing ways of intimacy and body play. 2504 San Pablo Avenue 848-1985 


“The Decade of Change: 1900 - 1910” chronicles the transformation of the city of Berkeley in this 10 year period. Thursday through Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. Through September. Berkeley History Center, Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center St. Wheelchair accessible. 848-0181. Free.  


“A Fine Line” is an exhibition works by Kala Fellowship winners for the years 2000 and 2001. Reception July 26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. July 26 - August 24, Tuesday - Friday, noon - 5 p.m. or by appointment. Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz Avenue 549-2977 


“Geographies of My Heart” Collage paintings by Jennifer Colby through August 24; Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 2400 Ridge Road 649-2541 


“MFA Survey Exhibition 2001” third annual exhibition of works of recent graduates from Bay Area master of Fine Art programs. This year featuring artists working in three-dimentional media. now - Aug 18 tuesday - saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., reception July 21 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Traywick Gallery 1316 Tenth Street 527-1214 


“Musee des Hommages” Masterworks by Guy Colwell Faithful copies of several artists from the pasts, including Titian’s “The Venus of Urbino,” Cezanne’s “Still Life,” Picasso’s “Woman at a Mirror,” and Boticelli’s “Primavera” Ongoing. Call ahead for hours 2028 Ninth St. (at Addison) 841-4210 or visit 


“New Visions: Introductions 2001” Through August 18: Wed. - Sat.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Juried by Artist- Curator Rene Yanez and Robbin Henderson, Executive Director of the Berkeley Art Center, the exhibition features works from some of California’s up-and-coming artists. Pro Arts 461 Ninth St., Oakland 763-9425 


“The Saints Are Coming... To Bring Hope” Through July 30: Tue., Wed., Sat. 12 - 5, p.m., Fri. 1 - 5 p.m., An art installation featuring Fred DeWitt, Leon Kennedy, Josie Madero, Esete Menkir, Belinda Osborn, Arline Lucia Rodini, April Watkins, and Carla Woshone. The Art of Living Center 2905 Shattuck Ave. 848-3736  


“Sistahs: Ethnofraphic Ceramics” through August 22, Reception July 29 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Womens Cancer Resource Center Gallery 3023 Shattuck Avenue 548-9286 ext. 307 


“Ten Years Here” Exhibit celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Turn of the Century Fine Arts. Aug 4 - Sept 14, Sat & Sun 1-5 p.m. Reception Aug 4 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. 2510 San Pablo Avenue 849-0950 


“The Trip to Here: Paintings and Ghosts by Marty Brooks” Through July 31: Tues. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. View Brooks’ first California show at Bison Brewing Company 2598 Telegraph Ave. 841-7734  





Boadecia’s Books Aug 3: Mabel Maney (author of the Nancy Clue/ Cherry Aimless and Hardly Boys mysteries) reads from her new book “Kiss the Girls and Make them Spy” featuring Jane Bond, James’ lesbian twin sister; Aug 4: Dyke Open Myke! Coffeehouse-style open mike night featuring both established and emerging talent. All events start at 7:30 p.m. and are free. 398 Colusa Avenue 559-9184 


Cody’s Books July 26: Dave Egger’s presentation has been canceled; Aug 5: Justin Chin, Gerry Gomez Pearlberg; Aug 8: Jane Mead, Mark Turpin. $2 donation. Readings at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 2454 Telegraph Ave. 845-0837 


Cafe de la Paz “Poetry Nitro” Weekly poetry open mike. July 30: Featuring Lisa Sikie; Aug 6: featuring Andrena zawinski. 6:30 p.m. sign-up, 7 p.m. reading. 1600 Shattuck Ave. 843-0662  


Coffee Mill Poetry Series August 7: Featured readers JC and Bert Glick. 7-9 p.m.; August 21: Featured Readers: Victoria Joyce and Therese Bamberger; Both 7-9 p.m. Free. 3363 Grand Ave., Oakland for info. (510)465-3935 or (510)526-5985, or Email: 






Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Fridays 9:30 - 11:45 a.m. or by appointment. Call ahead to make reservations. Free. University of California, Berkeley. 486-4387 


Golden Gate Live Steamers Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Lomas Cantadas Drive at the south end of Tilden Regional Park Small locomotives, meticulously scaled to size. Trains run Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rides: Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., weather permitting. 486-0623  





Habitot Children’s Museum “Back to the Farm” An interactive exhibit gives children the chance to wiggle through tunnels, look into a mirrored fish pond, don farm animal costumes, ride on a John Deere tractor and more. “Recycling Center” Lets the kids crank the conveyor belt to sort cans, plastic bottles and newspaper bundles into dumpster bins. $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. (closed Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day) Kittredge Street and Shattuck Avenue 647-1111 or  


UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology Lobby, Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley “Tyrannosaurus Rex,” ongoing. A 20 by 40-foot replica of the fearsome dinosaur 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” A suspended skeleton of a flying reptile with a wingspan of 22-23 feet. The Pteranodon lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. Free. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 642-1821 


UC Berkeley Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology will close its exhibition galleries for renovation on October 1. It will reopen in early 2002. On View until October 1, 2001: “Ishi and the Invention of Yahi Culture.” “Sites Along the Nile: Rescuing Ancient Egypt.” “The Art of Research: Nelson Graburn and the Aesthetics of Inuit Sculpture.” “Tzintzuntzan, Mexico: Photographs by George Foster.”  

$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. Kroeber Hall, Bancroft Way and College Ave. 643-7648 or 


Lawrence Hall of Science “Science in Toyland,” through Sept. 9. Exhibit uses toys to demonstrate scientific principles and to help develop children's thinking processes. Susan Cerny’s collection of over 200 tops from around the world. “Space Weather,” through Sept. 2. Learn about solar cycles, space weather, the cause of the Aurorae and recent discoveries made by leading astronomers. This interactive exhibit lets visitors access near real-time data from the Sun and space, view interactive videos and find out about a variety of solar activities. “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 experiments. “Saturday Night Stargazing,” First and third Saturdays each month. 8 - 10 p.m., LHS plaza. Space Weather Exhibit now - Sept. 2; now - Sept. 9 Science in Toyland; Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. $7 for adults; $5 for children 5-18; $3 for children 3-4. 642-5132 


Holt Planetarium Programs are recommended for age 8 and up; children under age 6 will not be admitted. $2 in addition to regular museum admission. “Constellations Tonight” Ongoing. Using a simple star map, learn to identify the most prominent constellations for the season in the planetarium sky.  

“How Big Is the Universe?” Aug. 1 through Aug. 24. Learn how to determine the distance of celestial objects, one of the purposes of the Hubble Space Telescope. Daily, 2:15 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, 642-5132 or 



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, UC Berkeley 642-5132 or  


The UC Berkeley Art Museum is closed for renovations until the fall.