S.F. International Film Festival showing Cautionary Tales at 7 p.m. and Historias Minimas at 9:15 p.m., at the Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way. Cost is $7.50 members, UC students; $8.50 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth; $10 adults. 642-1412. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Merle Updike Davis, Clinical Social Worker, and author of “Ties Across Time: A Woman’s Life in Social Work” speaks at Tea and Talk at 11:15 a.m. at the YMCA, 2001 Allston Way. 848-9622.
Greg Palast reads from “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Berkeley Symphony performs Mozart, Overture to Don Giovanni; Unsuk Chin, Violin Concerto (U.S. Premiere) with Tibor Ková, violin; Mozart, Piano Concerto in C Minor, with Benedetto Lupo, piano; and Régis Campo, Symphony No. 1 (World Premiere), at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC campus. Tickets are $45, $32, $21 and $10 students. 841-2800. www.berkeleysymphony.org
Double Fling Ding: Crooked Jades, Bluegrass Intentions and Evie Ladin perform at 8 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $11. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Austin Willacy, ‘til Dawn
House Jack vocalist plus vibrant young a capella ensemble at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $15.50 adv, $16.50 door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30
Film 50 showing The Piano at 3 p.m. (sold out). S.F. International Film Festival showing Hukkle at 7 p.m. and We are the Music at 9 p.m., at the Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way. Cost is $7.50 members, UC students; $8.50 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth; $10 adults. 642-1412. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Focusing on Photography a panel discussion exploring approaches to photography from the perspectives of art, anthropology, and journalism. Participants include Constance Lewallen, BAM; Kenneth Light, Center for Photography Gallery, Grad School of Journalism; and Ira Jacknis, Hearst Museum. At 5:30 p.m., 160 Kroeber Hall, UC Campus. Sponsored by the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthro-
pology. 643-7648. email@example.com
Millicent Dillon reads from her new novel “A Version of Love,” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
John Oliver Simon and students from Cragmont, Hawthorne and Rosa Parks Elementary Schools, read their poetry in English and Spanish at 6 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Center. 644-6893.
Mark Costello reads from “Big If,” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Noon Concert, Faculty Recital, Compositions for piano, written and performed by Cindy Cox. Concert is free, doors open at 11:55 a.m. Hertz Hall, UC campus. 642-4864.
Cajun dance lesson with Cheryl McBride at 8 p.m., show at
8:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $9. 525-5054. ww.ashkenaz.com
Third World with MC UC BUU, DJs Kuu & Curious perform Dancehall, Hip Hop, and Funk at 9:30 p.m. at Blake’s on Telegraph. Cost is $5. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Caroline Aiken, singer/songwriter, performs at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $15.50 adv, $16.50 door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Jacqueline Rago and Students Recital, an evening of Venezuelan music and persussion, in a benefit for La Peña, at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $8. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
THURSDAY, MAY 1
S.F. International Film Festival, presents Women's Prison at 7 p.m. and Monday Morning at 9:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. A pre-film reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the BAM Theater Gallery. Cost is $7.50 members, UC students; $8.50 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth; $10 adults. 642-1412. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Lunch Poems: Student Reading, includes winners of prizes from the Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang as well as students nominated by Berkleley's creative writing faculty, at 12:10 p.m. in the Morrison Room, Doe Library, UC Campus. 642-0137. firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Panthers 1968 Gallery Talk with Ula Taylor, Pro-
fessor of African American Studies, at 12:15 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Museum Theater Gallery, 2626 Bancroft Way. In conjunction with the photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones. 643-6494
Raphael Cushnir describes “Setting Your Heart on Fire: Seven Invitations to Liberate Your Life,” at 7 p.m. at Cody’s Books, 1730 Fourth St. 559-9500. wwwcodysbooks.com
Bill McKibben explores the dangers of technology in “Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age,” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
UC Jazz at Noon free concert on Lower Sproul Plaza.
Tien-Huicani, traditional music from Mexico’s gulf coast
8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $15.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
La Peña Community Chorus in a benefit Concert for Tzotzil Indigenous Communities in Chiapas, at 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $10-$15 sliding scale. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
New Century Chamber Orchestra presents Music for Immortality, featuring music by Mendelssohn, Mahler and Shulman, at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Tickets are $35 from 415-397-1111. www.ncco.org
Fred Frith and Toychestra Together and Apart, a new concerto for guitar and toys by Dan Plonsey, at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $10. 841-2082.
FRIDAY, MAY 2
Heroic Grace: Martial Arts
Come Drink with Me at 7:30 and 9:25 p.m., at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students; $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth; $8 adults. 642-1412. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Mike Riera on “Staying Connected to Your Teenager” at 7 p.m. at Cody’s Books, 1730 Fourth St. 559-9500. wwwcodysbooks.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
Noon Concert with Shaw Pong Liu, violin, Monica Chew, piano. Concert is free, doors open at 11:55 a.m. Hertz Hall, UC Campus. 642-4864. http://music.berkeley.edu
California Bach Society and Orchestra, Warren Stewart, artistic director, performs Mozart’s Requiem at 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way. Tickets are $25, $18 for seniors, $12 for students. 415-262-0272. www.calbach.org
Solstice, a female vocal ensemble, will perform an a cappella concert at noon in the Reading Room of the Berkeley Main Library, 2090 Kittredge St.
University Dance Theater performs in their annual concert at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Playhouse, UC campus. Also on Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 - $14, available from 866-468-3399. For informations call 642-9925. or email@example.com
Berkeley Opera performs
Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” at 8 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Also on Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $38 adults, $33 seniors, $16 children under 18, $10 students. 925-798-1300. www.juliamorgan.org
Lyon Opera Ballet, performs at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus at 8 p.m. Also on Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24, $32, $46. 642-9988.
Anthony Jeffries and his All Stars, blues band at 8 p.m. at Rountree’s, 2618 San Pablo Ave. 663-0440.
Sensasamba and the Aquarela Brazilian Dance Ensemble performs at 9 p.m., at Ashkenaz. Cost is $13.
Steve Seskin, Christine Kane
An evening of song artistry at
8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $15.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door.
Casey Neill and Little Sue, at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $7. 841-2082.
Bay Area Latin Jazz Legacy
Tribute to percussionist Benny Velarde with guest vibraphone and flautist Roger Glen, trumpeter Joe Ellis, and Willie Colon at 8:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
For the Crown, Playing Enemy, For All It’s Worth, X Wear the Mark X, Blessing the Hogs, perform at 8 p.m. at 924 Gilman St., an all-ages, member-run, no alcohol, no drugs, no violence club. Cost is $5. 525-9926.
An Afternoon of Music and Dance, with Betty Ladzekpo and Berkeley Arts Magnet West African Dance; Chris Brague and the Berkeley Arts Magnet Percussion Ensemble; and Shaeedah Deal and Dancers from Willard Middle School and Malcolm X, at 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Center.644-6893. www.berkeleyartcenter.org
SATURDAY, MAY 3
Children’s Concert Season Finale with Colibri! at 10:30 a.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $3 for children, $4 for adults. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Heroic Grace: Martial Arts
One-Armed Swordsman at 2:15 and 7 p.m., Golden Swallow, at 4:30 and 9:15 p.m.
Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students; $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth; $8 adults. 642-1412. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Berkeley High School Drama Department presents “Guys and Dolls,” music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, directed by Jordan Winer. The musical is based on short stories by Damon Runyon, of gamblers and chorus girls who lived on the fringes of the criminal world in the Broadway district of New York City. At 8 p.m. at the Florence Schwimley Little Theater on Allston Way between Milvia and MLK Jr. Way. Also on Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7, $5 with student i.d. and are on sale at the box office 1/2 hr. before performance time.
Youth Musical Theater Commons presents “Les Miserables,” performed by students of King, Longfellow, Willard, BHS, and Albany High. This school edition is shorter than the Broadway version, but not short on talent. At 7:30 p.m., Longfellow Auditorium, 1500 Derby St. Admission/donation $8 adults, $5 youth, seniors. 848-1797.
Stagebridge and Berkeley Adult School present a lively original comedy “Senior Moments,” by James Keller, at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Adult School, 1222 University Ave. Ticket information and reservations are available by calling 444-4755.
ay Area Poets Coalition holds an open reading from 3 to 5 p.m. at the West Branch Public Library, 1125 University Ave. 527-9905. firstname.lastname@example.org
Prose Reading to benefit Poetry Flash with Mel Fiske and John Richards, at 7:30 p.m. at Cody's Books. $5 donation. 845-7852. ww.codysbooks.com, www.poetryflash.org
Gloria Feldt, author and President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, reads from her new book, Behind Every Choice Is a Story, at 3 p.m., at Avenue Books, 2904 College Ave. 549-3532.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Berkeley Free Folk Festival
Music and workshops, activities for children, from noon to 9 p.m. at Malcolm X School, 1731 Prince St. Sponsored by Freight and Salvage. Also on Sunday. 649-1423.www.freightandsalvage.org
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Arlene Sagan, performs Brahms “German Requiem,” at 8 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison. www.bcco.org
West African Highlife Band performs at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $13.
Moore Brothers, Nedelle, Golden Shoulders, Willow Willow, at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $6. 841-2082.
Il Giardino Armonica
Music Before 1850: Music of Fontana, Farina, Piccinini, Purcell, Mancini, Vivaldi, Goldberg, Sammartini, at 8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way. Tickets are $42 from Cal Performances 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Gamelan Sari Raras, Heri Purwanto, director. Music and Dance from Surakarta and Yogyakarta, at 8 p.m. at Hertz Hall, UC Campus. Tickets $2-$8 from 642-9988.
Chicano de Mayo Celebration with Quetzal and Domingo Siete. Dance to the grooves of two L.A. bands at 9:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $13 in advance, $15 at the door. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
World Stage: Juan de Marcos’ Afro-Cuban All Stars Latino rhythms at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $20. 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Barbara Higbie, pianist, fiddler, singer and composer performs at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $17.50 adv, $18.50 door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Stfu, Born/Dead, Dead by Dawn, Dead Fall, Stockholm Syndrome, The Abandon perform at 8 p.m. at 924 Gilman St., an all-ages, member-run, no alcohol, no drugs, no violence club. Cost is $5. 525-9926.
SUNDAY, MAY 4
Family Day with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, a program created for young audiences, members of the ensemble will demonstrate aspects of Bali's rich performance traditions using dance, gamelan instruments, and costumes at 2 p.m. at the Hearst Museum Gallery, Kroeber Hall. 643-7648.
Publication Celebration for 26 Magazine, Issue B with contributors Gillian Conoley, Joseph Kolb, Rick London, and Elizabeth Treadwell, at 7:30 p.m. at Cody's Books. $2 donation. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com, www.poetryflash.org
G. William Domhoff, professor at the University of California, discusses his new book, “Changing the Powers That Be: How the Left Can Stop Losing and Win,” at 7 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698.
Works from the Eisner Awards Competition at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students; $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth; $8 adults. 642-1412. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
World Stage: Juan de Mar
MUSIC AND DANCE
cos’ Afro-Cuban All Stars Latino rhythyms: classic son montuno, contemporary timba, swinging big band guajira, jazz and funk at 7 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $20. 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Les Yeux Noirs, a Paris-based octect, performs high energy dance music rooted in traditional Roma and Yiddish music at 7:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $14. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Empyrion Ensemble, contemporary chamber music at 4 p.m. at The Crowden School Great Hall, 1475 Rose St. Cost is $10, age 18 and under, free. 559-6910.
Lisa Says, a pop-folk ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $10, $7 students. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Jeff Pittson Trio performs at 4:30 p.m. at the Jazzschool,
Cost is $18. 845-5373. www.jazzschool.com
with Melicio Magdaluoy & Anna deLeon, jazz pianist and composer, 8 p.m.at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $15.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Cuarteto Latinoamericano, with Sonia Rubinsky, piano, featuring a new piano quintet by UC Berkeley Professor of Music Jorge Liderman at 8 p.m. at Hertz Hall. Tickets are $32. 642-9988.
Dance and Rhythm of India, a free concert, directed by Purnima Jha and students from Thousand Oaks Elementary and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, at 3 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Center. 644-6893. www.berkeleyartcenter.org