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Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Friday May 17, 2002


"What Cats know" by Lisa Dilman 

Through June 9. 

Directed by Rebecca J. Ennals. Four thirty-somethings play a game of gotcha with unexpected consequences.  

Thursdays- Saturdays 8 p.m. $20, 

Sundays 7 p.m.- Pay what you can 

Transparent Theater 

1901 Ashby Avenue 



Impact Theatre's Love Is The Law 

La Val's Subterranean Theatre 

World-premiere of Impact Theatre's new romantic comedy play featuring David Ballog. 

Through June 8. 

For more information and reservations: 510-464-4468, 

$12 general, $7 students  


“Time Out for Ginger” May 10 through Jun. 1: The Actor’s Studio presents the famous comedy that sketches the tumult in a family that includes three teenage daughters, one of whom insists on trying out for her high school football team. $12. Check theater from dates and times. The Actor’s Studio’s Little Theatre, 3521 Maybelle Ave., Oakland 


“Homebody/Kabul” Apr. 24 - June 23: Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents Tony Kushner’s play about a women who disappears in Afghanistan and the husband and daughter’s attempts to find her. $38-$54. Call ahead for times, 647-2949,  


“Murder Dressed in Satin” by Victor Lawhorn, ongoing. A mystery-comedy dinner show at The Madison about a murder at the home of Satin Moray, a club owner and self-proclaimed socialite with a scarlet past. Dinner is included in the price of the theater ticket. $47.50 Lake Merritt Hotel, 1800 Madison St., Oakland, 239-2252, 


Berkeley Opera Presents 

Vivian Fine’s The Woman in the Garden 

One of America’s most highly regarded composers, Vivian Fine, has crafted a libretto from the writing of four women artists; Emily Dickinson, Isadora Duncan, Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf. Solos, duets, trios, and quartets express these innovative, non-conforming rebels, individual musings and struggles, revealing both social isolation and spiritual community of their artistic lives. Singers are supported by a nine-piece chamber ensemble 

May 23 - May 25, 8 p.m. 

Hillside Club 

2286 Cedar (at Arch St.) 

$30 General, $25 Senior, $15 Youth and Handicapped, $10 Student Rush 

Charge by phone: 925-798-1300 

Information: 510-841-1903, 



Saturday, May 18 


The Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus third annual spring concert, "Turn the World Around" Celebration of spring and welcome to summer with love songs and traditional favorites. 

May 18, 8 p.m., Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland and 

May 19, 7 p.m., Crowden School, 1475 Rose St.  

Suggested donation is $15 at the door; $12 in advance. (510) 239-2239, ext. 2576,  


Music Fair & Special Family Concert 

A delightful day of free performances, demonstrations, contests and entertainment! Oakland Youth Chorus, Purple bamboo Orchestra, Skyline High School Jazz Combo, Tim Cain, Instrument Petting Zoo & More. Explore musical Instruments, music schools & camps, Local Choirs & orchestras and other music resources. 

Family Concert 2 p.m.  

Calvin Simmons Theatre 

Music Fair Noon-5 p.m. 

Henry J Kaiser Convention Center Arena 



Concert $7 adults, $5 under 18, music fair- Free 


Margie Adam 

Singer, composer, pianist, activist 

Doors 7:30, show 8 p.m. 

Freight & Salvage  

1111 Addison St. 


$17.50 advance, $18.50 at the door 


Sunday, May 19 

Jazz On 4th 

6th Annual jazz on Forth, a benefit for Berkeley High School Performing Arts. Balloons, Raffle, Face Painting. Free Live Performances by The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble & Combo, Big Belly Blues Band, Jenna Mammina Quartet, Jesus Diaz with Sabor A Cuba. 

12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Forth Street Between Hearst and Virginia 

For more information 510-526-6294 



Flamenco Fiesta 

David Serva, Miguel Funi, Clara Mora, Jose Torres de Moron 

5 to 5:45 Spanish wines & snacks from The Spanish Table, Supper served at 7:30.  


1401 University Ave. 

Reservations 526-3467 



Hurricane Sam with Matt Eakle 

Blues, jazz, boogie-woogie piano 

Doors 7:30, show 8 p.m. 

Freight & Salvage  

1111 Addison St. 


$15.50 advance, $16.50 at the door 



Monday, May 20 

Live Music- Renegade Sidemen, with Calvin Keyes, Dave Rokeach & friends 

8 p.m., 2nd show 10 p.m. 

Anna’s Bistro 

1901 University Ave. 




Tuesday, May 21 

Open Mic 

Doors 7:30, show 8 p.m. 

Freight & Salvage  

1111 Addison St. 



Wednesday, May 22 

Yonder Mountain String Band  

Hard Chargin' bluegrass 

Doors 7:30, show 8 p.m. 

Freight & Salvage  

1111 Addison St. 


$19.50 advance, $20.50 at the door 


Thursday, May 23 

John Reischman & the Jaybirds 

Mandolin virtuoso & red-hot bluegrass ensemble 

Doors 7:30, show 8 p.m. 

Freight & Salvage  

1111 Addison St. 


$15.50 advance, $16.50 at the door 



Variety Preview Room Art Opening 

Wine & cheese reception showcasing WPA (Works Progress Administration) muralist James Daugherty. Hosted by Variety, a children’s charity started in the depression when a baby was left in a Vaudeville Theatre with a note pinned to her, pleading for help. In this time of economic uncertainty and patriotism please join for viewing this special collection of WPA murals. 

Wednesday, May 22, 5 to 7 p.m. 

Variety Preview Room 

582 Market St. at Montgomery, San Francisco  



“The Art History Museum of Berkeley” 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 Botticelli’s “Primavera” Ongoing. Call ahead for hours. Atelier 9, 2028 Ninth St., 841-4210, 


“Errata” through May 4: An exhibition of the photographic work by Marco Breuer, focusing on the gaps, mistakes and marginal events that occur in daily life. Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Traywick Gallery, 1316 10th St., 527-1214 


“Open: Objects” through May 4: An exhibition featuring sculptural objects by Los Angeles artist Karen Kimmel. Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Traywick Gallery, 1316 10th St., 527-1214 


“Urban Re-Visions” Through May. 4: A two-person exhibition featuring the colorful anthropomorphic sculptures of Tim Burns and the figurative/narrative paintings of Dan Way Harper. Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Ardency Gallery, 709 Broadway, Oakland, 836-0831, 


“Quilted Paintings” Through May 4: Contemporary wall quilts by Roberta Renee Baker, landscapes, abstracts, altars and story quilts. Free. The Coffee Mill, 3363 Grand Ave., Oakland 465-4224 


“Re: Figuration” May 10 through Jun. 8: A two-person exhibition by Jody Sears and Michele Ramirez. S ears presents sculpture made from wood, and Ramirez showcases her paintings of Oakland, its streets, people and geography. Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ardency Gallery, 709 Broadway, Oakland, 836-0831 


“Jurassic Park: The Life and Death of Dinosaurs” Through May 12: An exhibit displaying models of the sets and dinosaur sculptures used in the Jurassic Park films, as well as a video presentation and a dig pit where visitors can dig for specially buried dinosaur bones. $8 adults, $6, youth and seniors. Lawrence Hall of Science, Centennial Dr., above the UC Berkeley campus.