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Tuesday October 15, 2002

Wednesday, Oct. 16 & Nov. 14 

Hormone Replacement Seminar 

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center 


Reservations required. 


Lead-Safe Painting & Home Remodeling Class 

6 to 8 p.m. 

Berkeley South Branch Library, 1901 Russell St. 

Organized by the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. 




“Alternatives to War on Terrorism: A Multicultural Perspective” 

7 p.m. 

Ethnic Studies Library, Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley 

Ethnic studies professor Ron Takaki, author of 11 books, will speak. 



Thursday, Oct. 17 

Speak Out: A Forum on Women’s Health Issues 

7 to 9 p.m. 

City Council Chambers 

Discuss issues such as domestic violence, disparities in health care, youth health issues, and alternative health care. 



Friday, Oct. 18 

“Ballot Issues for the Nov. 15 Election” 

11:45 a.m. luncheon, 12:30 p.m. speaker 

City Commons Club, 2315 Durant Ave. 

A representative from the League of Women Voters will speak. 

526-2925 or 665-9020 

$11.50 or $12.50 luncheon 

$1 speaker only / students free 


Homecoming Rally 

9 p.m. 

Haas Pavilion, UC Berkeley 

Come rally with the Cal band, the dance team, the UC Men’s Octet, and more. 



Saturday, Oct. 19 

Ethics Forum 

6 to 9 p.m. 

Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. 

Crew 24 invites all teen youth groups for a pizza potluck and conversation about the ethical decisions we face today. 


Bring a pizza to share. 


Sunday, Oct. 20 

Dog Wash Sunday 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Kutz for Mutz, 911 University Ave.  

Get your dog shampooed while helping out rescued dogs. Proceeds benefit Smiley Dog Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing abused or abandoned pups. 

(760) 924-3961 

$15-$30 depending on the dog. 


The Buddy Club Season Opener 

1 to 2 p.m 

The Berkeley JCC Theater, 1414 Walnut St. at Rose St. 

Audience participation shows for kids age two through twelve and their parents. 


$7 / under 2 yrs. free 


Monday, Oct. 21 

War in Iraq- Why? 

7 p.m. 

2951 Derby St. 

Women for Peace invites you to discuss war in Iraq, with an emphasis on women’s viewpoints. 




Tuesday, Oct. 15 

Open mic 

7:30 p.m. 

The Starry Plough 

3101 Shattuck Ave. 

841-2082, Free / 21 and over 


Thursday, Oct. 17 

Four minute mile and the avenue of the stars. 

8:30 p.m. 

Bear’s Lair Brewpub 


$5, 18 and over 


Amy Rigby and Dwayne Jarvis 

9:30 p.m. 

The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. 


$7 / 21 and over 


Steve Harris 

8 p.m. 

La Pena Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Ave. 

An evening of acoustic soul and explosive poetry celebrating Harris’ CD and poetry release. 



Friday, Oct. 18 

Santo Soul, La Familia, and Marimba Pacifica 

8 p.m. 

La Pena Cultural Center 

3105 Shattuck Ave. 

Music, dancing, folkloric presentations, and a raffle. 




Ian Moore, Sonya Hunter ad Blu Sanders 

9:30 p.m. 

The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. 


$6 / 21 and over 


Saturday, Oct. 19 


9:30 p.m. 

La Pena Cultural Center, 

3105 Shattuck Ave. 

Come get your groove on to this live salsa band. Dance class at 8:15 p.m. 


$12 / $15 with class 


Sunday, Oct. 20 

Madeline Eastman with  

the Matt Clark Trio 

4:30 p.m. 

Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St. 




Please Pay Attention” 

Through Oct. 25 

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Worth Ryder Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall 

UC Art graduates feature drawings, video, etc. 



Ceramics - Opening Reception 

Through Nov. 17 

3 to 5 p.m. 

A New Leaf Gallery, 1286 Gilman St. 




“Hunger: What will you do about it?”  

Through Oct. 30  

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Civic Center Building 

2180 Milvia St., 5th floor 

Featuring 40 photographs  

by Berkeley artist David Bacon. 

834-3663, Ext. 338, 


“Recent Acquisitions” 

Through Dec. 14 

Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 1 to 4 p.m. 

Berkeley Historical Society, Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center St. 




Misch Kohn - Celebrating  

60 Years of Printmaking 

Through Oct. 16.  

Tues.-Fri., Noon to 5:30 p.m.; Sat., noon to 4:30 p.m. 

Kala Arts Institute, 1060 Heinz Ave. 



Alarms and Excursions 

Nov. 15 through Dec. 22 

Aurora Theatre Company,  

2081 Addison St. 

Michael Frayn's comedy about  

the irony of modern technology. 

843-4822, for reservations 

$26 to $35. 


The House of Blue Leaves 

Through Oct. 20 

Berkeley Rep's Roda Theater  

2015 Addison St.  

647-2949 or 888-4BRTTIX 



The Shape of Things 

Through Oct. 20 

Aurora Theatre Company  

2081 Addison St. 

Play by writer/director Neil LaBute's spins a morality tale of a young art student, his art major girlfriend, and the Pygmalion-like changes that bring into question how far one should go for love. 

843-4822, for reservations 



Escape From Happiness 

Through October 20 

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus 

UC Berkeley’s department of theater, dance, and performance studies presents this dark comedy exploring the interactions of a highly dysfunctional urban working-class family. or (866) 468-3399 



Wednesday, Oct. 16 

Poetry Slam 

8:30 p.m. 

The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave. 

Hosted by Charles Ellik, $90 in cash prizes. 


$7 or $5 students / 21 and over 


Thursday, Oct. 17 

“Rethinking the American Dream: Songs of the Simple Life” 

7 p.m. 

Central Community Room, Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kitteredge St. 

Writer and bicyclist Tim Holt will give an informal talk based on his new book. 



Friday, Oct. 18 

Storyteller Nancy Schimmel 

Poets, singers, musicians and storytellers are invted. 


7:30 to 10 p.m. 

Fellowship Cafe, 1924 Cedar St. 


$5 to 10 donation. 


Tuesday, Oct. 22 

“Sara’s Children; The Destruction of Chmielnik” 

7:30 p.m. 

Barnes & Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 

Journalist Suzan Hagstrom will speak on her nonfiction book, which delves into the Holocaust. 



“A Language Older Than Words” 

7 p.m. 

2350 San Pablo Ave. near Dwight Way 

An evening with author Derrick Jensen, with music by Andrea Pritchett. 


$6-$10/ Sliding scale. 


Wednesday, Oct. 23 

An evening with Simon Winchester 

7 p.m. 

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley 

Join the author of bestsellers “The Map That Changed the World” and “The Professor and the Madman”, along with Don George, global travel editor for Lonely Planet Publications, for an evening of lively conversations. 




Saturday Nov. 9, 16 

Alice Walker and Dorothy Allison appear in support of Boadecia’s Books 

8 p.m. 

Northbrae Community Church  

941 The Alameda at Solano 


$25, sliding scale. 


Friday, Oct. 18 

Working for the Mouse 

Fantasy about playing at Disneyland. 

8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 7 p.m. Sun. 

La Val’s Subterranean Theater  

1834 Euclid 


$12 general, $7 students. 


Saturday, Oct. 19 

Magic School Bus Video Festival 

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

1 Centennial Dr. - Lawrence Hall of Science Auditorium 

Seven differen video adventures. 


$8 adults, $6 youth 5-18 & seniors, $4 children 3-4, free for children under 3. 


Sunday, Oct. 27 

Benefit screening for “Bums’ Paradise”  

8 p.m. screening followed by party with live music from Marc Black / Funky Sex Gods 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. 

Film explores the story of the homeless men and women who turned the former Albany Landfill into a community. 


Sliding scale / All welcome