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Out & About Calendar

Friday November 16, 2001

Friday, Nov. 16


City Commons Club  


12:30 p.m. 

Berkeley City Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

Weldon Rucker, City Manager of City of Berkeley, presents “Managing a City Like Berkeley.” $1 admission,  

11:45 a.m. lunch, $12.25. 848-3533 


The U.S. and Mexico: Redefining the Relationship 

4 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

141 McCone Hall 

“Security in the Americas: A New Era” with Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, National Security Advisor and Commissioner of Law and Order to President Vicente Fox Quesada. 642-2088 clas  


Crosspulse Farewell Concert  

& CD Release Party 

8 p.m. 

Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Center 

1650 Mountain Blvd., Oakland 

Crosspulse, a percussion ensemble dedicated to the creation and performance of interdisciplinary, cross-cultural music, dance, film and educational projects, marks its cessation as an on-going touring group. $25-30, children half-price. 559-9797 


American Political History Seminar 


UC Berkeley 

119 Moses Hall 

Robert Kagan, UCB Department of Political Science and Law, will talk about his book, “Adversarial Legalism.” 642-4608 

Berkeley High School Jazz  

Ensemble Concert 

7:30 p.m. 

Florence Schwimley Little Theatre 

1920 Allston Way  

The Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble and combos will give their first concert of the year. $8. 548-8026 www.bhs.berkeley. 


Flute Concert 

8 p.m. 

Berkeley Public Library, South Branch 

1901 Russell St. 

Mary Youngblood will perform a free solo concert. 644-6860 


Feminist Ijtihad: On Re-interpreting Islamic Gender Rights 

1 - 3 p.m. 

UC Berkeley 

Moses Hall, Rm. 223 

The Human Rights Center and the Institute of International Studies presents a lecture by M. Siraj Sait, University of East London: Emerging feminist interpretations challenge the selective constructions of Islamic gender rights. 642-0965, 



8 p.m. 

TUVA Space 

3192 Adeline  

ACME Observatory Contemporary Performance Series presents, from the Pacific Northwest, the Griffin-Burns-Dionyso Trio. $0 to $20. 


Saturday, Nov. 17


National Children’s Book  


3 p.m. 

South Branch Public Library 

1901 Russell St.  

Theatre company “Word for Word” in a children’s performance of two stories: “The Elephant’s Child” by Rudyard Kipling and “Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti” by Gerald McDermott. Geared for children 4 years and up. Free. 649-3943 


Celebrate Music on Telegraph 

2 - 4 p.m.  

Greg’s Pizza 

2311 Telegraph Ave. 

Shoppers and visitors to the cultural heart and soul of Berkeley will be treated to the joyful sound of music throughout the holiday season. Christy Dana Quartet performs, sponsored by the Telegraph Area Association. 486-2366 


Elementary School Panel 

11 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

Epworth United Methodist Church 

1953 Hopkins St. 

Neighborhood Parents Networks sponsors a panel discussion and fair for Berkeley public elementary schools to offer information for parents entering their children in the public school system. $5 members, $10 non-members. 527-6667 


Berkeley Free Folk Festival 

11 a.m. - 1 a.m. 


1317 San Pablo Ave. 

Day one of the festival focuses on acoustic roots music, with concerts, workshops, a children’s program, and a Saturday night dance with three bands. 


Petite Pooches Playgroup 

2 - 4 p.m. 

Terrace Park 

Terrace Ct., off Neilson St. 

Owners with small dogs. Every Saturday. Rain cancels. 524-2459 



Sunday, Nov. 18


Celebrate Music on Telegraph 

2 - 4 p.m. 


2438 Telegraph Ave. 

Shoppers and visitors to the cultural heart and soul of Berkeley will be treated to the joyful sound of music throughout the holiday season. Mitch Marcus Trio performs, sponsored by the Telegraph Area Association. 486-2366 


The Young People’s Chamber Orchestra 

4 p.m. 

St. John’s Presbyterian Church 

2727 College Ave. 

20th Annual Fall Concert. All-strings orchestra consisting of girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 14. $5 gen., $1 students.  


Ecology Center Booksigning and Slideshow 

4-6 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. 

Michael Branch will read from “John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa”, and Bonnie Gisel will read from “Kindred and Related Spirits”. Free. 548-2220 x223.  


Berkeley Free Folk Festival 

3 - 11 p.m. 

Freight and Salvage 

1111 Addison St. 

Day two of the festival features contemporary folk music, with singer-songwriters and original string music. 


– Compiled by Guy Poole