FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
Dog Days with stories and songs at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-0861.
Czech Horror and Fantasy on Film: “The Fifth Horse-
man is Fear” at 7:30 p.m. and “The Ear” at 9:30 p.m. at Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students, $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth, $8 adults. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Disinformation Film Series: “Hidden Wars of Desert Storm,” investigating the impact of the use of depleted uranium weapons on US troops, to be shown at 7:30 p.m. against the side of the KTVU Channel 2 building at 2 Jack London Square, Oakland. 528-5403.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Ben Harper and Jack Johnson at 6:30 pm at the Greek Theatre. 642-0212.
Valle Son, from Cuba, with vocalist Lázaro at 8 p.m., at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $16 in advance, $18 at the door. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Malika with Riddimystics and Shashamani Soundsystem perform reggae at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $11. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Radio Noise, Shit Outta Luck, Shrinkage at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. All ages welcome. Cost is $7. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
Crooked Jades, innovative old-time and bluegrass, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $15.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door. 548-1761.
Jovino Santos Neto and Friends, Brazilian jazz pianist, at 8 p.m. at the Jazzschool. Cost is $12-$18. 845-5373.
Leonard Thompson at 9:30 p.m. at Downtown, 2102 Shattuck Ave. 649-3810.
Carvell Wallace, Jaime Jenkins and Damond Moodie, at 8:30 p.m. at the 1923 Tea House, 1923 Ashby. $7-$15 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds. 644-2204.
Ludicra, Brainoil, Worm-
wood, Fall of the Bastards, In the Wake of the Plague 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.
vSoul, featuring Vernon Bush, sing gospel, rhythm and blues and soul, at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Suggested donation $10. 649-8744. www.thejazz-
AC Dshe at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $8.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
Jupiter Outdoor Fine Arts Show, from noon to 8 p.m. on Allston Way, between Shattuck and Oxford. Twenty-five Berkeley and East Bay artists will have over 100 works on display. 843-0410.
Kids on the Block Puppet Show, promoting acceptance and understanding of physical and cultural differences at 2 p.m. at the Hall of Health, 2230 Shattuck Ave., lower level. Sug-
gested donation $3. Children under 3 free. 549-1564.
The Inquiring Camera: Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks - Part Three: “Rails” at 7 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students, $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth, $8 adults. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
“The Warriors” free screening of cult classic drama about NYC gangs in the 1970s, at 8:30 p.m. at the Long Haul, 3124 Shattuck Ave. Wheelchair accessible. 540-0751.
MUSIC AND DANCE
SEEN Festival 2003, roots and culture reggae at noon at People’s Park. 383-2949.
Solstice, with Dan Cantrell and Ryan Francesconi at 8 p.m. at the 1923 Tea House, 1923 Ashby. $10 suggested donation, no one turned away. 644-2204.
New Millennium Strings, Laurien Jones, conductor, Joe Gold, violin, Gwyneth Davis, ‘cello, perform at 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft, at Ellsworth. Suggested donation $10, children under 12 free. 524-4633.
North Indian Classical Music, The New Maihar Band, Dr. Sisirkana Chowdhury, violin, and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Tickets are $12-$20. 415-454-6264.
African Drum Workshop with Wade Peterson. Beginners from 10 to 11:30 a.m., experienced from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Jazz House. Cost is $15-$25, and advance registration is encouraged. 533-5111.
Ben Harper and Jack Johnson at 6:30 p.m. at the Greek Theater. 642-0212.
John Stowell, innovative guitar featuring John Shifflet and Jason Lewis, at 8 p.m. at the Jazz-
school. Cost is $10-$15. 845-5373. www.jazzschool.com
High Country, bluegrass band’s 35th anniversary, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $16.50 in advance, $17.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
African Rhythm Messengers at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Sol Americano, Dank Man Shank, Charles Cooper Quartet, at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $6. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Captain Fatass, 86 the Band, Little Fuzzy at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $6. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
Brian Melvin at 9:30 p.m. at Downtown, 2102 Shattuck Ave. 649-3810.
Annihilation Time, Iron Lung, The Gate Crashers, Out of Vogue 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, AUGUST 17
Brian Wallace, Brush Painting Prints, opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Fertile Grounds, 1796 Shattuck Ave. 548-1423.
W. C. Fields: “The Bank Dick” 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. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
“Crime and Forgiveness: Does Shakespeare Reject the Death Penalty?” California Shakespeare Theater’s InSight Discussion, led by husband and wife professors Hugh Macrae Richmond and Velma Bourgeois Richmond, following the 4 p.m. matinee performance of Shakespeare's “Measure for Measure.” Bruns Amphitheater, Gateway Blvd off Highway 24, Orinda. 548-9666. www.calshakes.org
MUSIC AND DANCE
Live Oak Concert, La Monica, period instrument sextet with soprano, performs works from the Baroque at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Art Center. Cost is $10, BACA members $8, Students and seniors $9. Children under 12 free. 644-6893. www.berkeleyartcenter.org
New Millennium Strings, Laurien Jones, conductor, Joe Gold, violin, Gwyneth Davis, ‘cello, perform at 4 p.m. at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington. Suggested donation $10, children under 12 free. 524-4633.
Ben Harper and Jack Johnson at 2:30 pm at the Greek Theatre. 642-0212.
Egyptian Style Belly Dance at 7:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $10. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Rusty Evans and Ring of Fire, rockabilly, at 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
Caught in Between at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $3. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Jeff Massanari Trio blends classic jazz and originals at 4:30 p.m. at the Jazzschool. Tickets are $10-$15. 845-5373. www.jazzschool.com
Desperate Measures, Far From Breaking, Lights Out, With or Without You perform at 5 p.m. at 924 Gilman St., an all-ages, member-run, no alcohol, no drugs, no violence club. Cost is $5. 525-9926.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18
READINGS AND LECTURES
“The Lighter Side of Crop Circles,” Ben Ailes discusses his photographs at 7:30 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room, 2090 Kittridge at Shattuck. 981-6100.
Poetry Express, with Judy Wells, plus open mic, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Priya Restaurant, 2072 San Pablo Ave.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
The Inquiring Camera: “A Bibó Reader” at 7:30 p.m. and “Remembrance of Things to Come” at 9 p.m at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students, $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth, $8 adults. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Ishmael Reed presents his new book, “Another Day at the Front,” with his daughters Timothy reading from her new book, “Shouting Out” and Tennessee reading poetry at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-0861.
Emily Wise Miller presents ”The Food Lover’s Guide to Florence” at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Travel Shop and Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. at Rose. 843-3533.
Harry Potter Discussion Group at 7 p.m. Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
Berkeley Summer Poetry, with Debra Khattab, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mediterranean Cafe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. Free, open mic, poetry, prose, short fiction, amateur and advanced artists welcome. 549-1128.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Le Temps des Cerises with accordionists Daniel Thonon and Dominique Dupre at 8 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $10. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Dayna Stephens House Jam at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Suggested $5 donation. 649-8744. www.thejazzhouse.com
Mimi Fox, solo guitar, at 8 p.m. at Downtown, 2102 Shattuck Ave. 649-3810.
The Herms, Wolf Colonel, Fenway Park, Gran Unified Theory perform Indie Rock at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $6. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
Excess of Evil: “Salvation!” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students, $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth, $8 adults. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Tongues United, open mic, hosted by Brownfist Collective at 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $5. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Kimberly Snow reads from her new book, “In Buddha’s Kitchen: Cooking, Being Cooked, and Other Adventures in a Medita-
tion Center,” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
“I Should Have Just Stayed Home: Award Winning Tales of Travel Fiascoes” with editors Roger Rapoport and Bob Drews, at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. at Rose. 843-3533. www.easygoing.com
Berkeley Poetry Slam with host Charles Ellik at 8:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $7, $5 with student i.d. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
Joseph Itiel reads travel stories from his new book, “Gay Traveler: Sexual, Cultural and Spiritual Encounters,” at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-0861.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Tom Rigney and Flambeau at 8:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cajun dance lesson with Cheryl McBride at 8 p.m. Cost is $9. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Nels Cline Singers perform avant, free and improv jazz at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Sliding scale donation $10-$15. 649-8744. www.thejazzhouse.com
Guy Klucevsek, accordion, at 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
Jules Broussard and Ned Boynton at 8 p.m. at Downtown, 2102 Shattuck Ave. 649-3810.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
The Inquiring Camera: “For One More Hour With You” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4 members, UC students, $5 UC faculty, staff, seniors, disabled, youth, $8 adults. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
MUSIC AND DANCE
Djelimady Tounkara, guitarist with the Super Rail Band of Bamako, from Mali, at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $15. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Freight’s Fiddle Summit, with Alasdair Fraser, Bruce Molsky and Ellika Frisell, at 8 p.m. at the Roda Theater, 2015 Addison St. Cost is $17.50 in advance, $18.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Steve Poltz, Phil Roy at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough.Cost of $12. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
Keni El Lebrijano, flamenco guitar, at 8 p.m. at Downtown, 2102 Shattuck Ave. 649-3810.
Greg Glassman, trumpeter, at 8:30 p.m. at the 1923 Tea House, 1923 Ashby. $7-$15 suggested donation, no one turned away. 644-2204.
AT THE THEATER
Impact Theatre, “Impact Briefs 6: Shock and Awe,” an evening of ultra-short comedies, directed by Joy Meads. Runs from Aug. 22 to Sept. 27, at La Val’s Subterranean, 1834 Euclid. Tickets are $15, $10 seniors and students. 464-4468. www.impacttheatre.com
Josh Kornbluth’s “Love and Taxes,” a tale of falling in love while wrangling with the Kafkaesque IRS. Runs Aug. 20 - Sept. 14. Performances Wed. - Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 and 7 p.m. at Berkeley Rep, Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. Tickets are $25-$40, available from 647-2949 or 888-4BRT-TIX. www.zspace.org
Opera Piccola, “The Guests,” Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Theater. An ancient Iranian tale of hope for peace in a world of uncertainty, with traditional and contemporary music. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, available from 925-798-1300. For information on the production call 658-0967.
Shotgun Players, “Mother Courage and Her Children,” by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Hare, directed by Patrick Dooley. Runs Sat. and Sun. at 4 p.m. in John Hinkle Park, until Sept. 14. No show Aug 9. Show Sept. 13 is at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College Ave. Free. 704-8210.
Stage Door Conservatory, “Bye Bye Birdie,” Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 16 and 17 at 5 p.m., at the Julia Morgan Theater. Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for children and seniors. 527-5939. www.stagedoorconservatory.org
Teen Playreaders, “Bizarre Shorts,” a festival of brief and absurd dramas for a mature audience. Fri., Aug., 15 and Sat., Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 1170 The Alameda. 981-6250.
Woman’s Will Shakespeare Company, “The Rover,” a restoration comedy by Aphra Behn. Sat., Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. in Live Oak Park. 420-0813. www.womanswill.org
ACCI Gallery Annual Seconds Sale Aug. 14 - 17. Gallery hours are Mon. - Thurs., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1652 Shattuck Ave. 843-2527. www.accigallery.com
The Ames Gallery, “Conversations with Myself” Works by Barry Simons. By appointment or chance. Exhibition runs until Aug. 15. 2661 Cedar St. 845-4949. www.amesgallery.com
Berkeley Art Center, 19th National Juried Exhibition: “Works on Paper,” runs to Sept. 13. Berkeley Art Center in Live Oak Park, 1275 Walnut St. Open Wed. - Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. 644-6893. www.berkeleyartcenter.org
Berkeley Historical Society, “Focus on Berkeley” A photography exhibit by the Berkeley Camera Club, Berkeley High School students and community photographers in celebration of the City’s 125th Anniversary. Exhibition runs until Sept. 13. Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center St. Sponsored by the Berkeley Historical Society,
Berkeley Public Library, “The Lighter Side of Crop Circles,” photographs by Ben Ailes. Runs until Aug. 30. First Floor Catalog Lobby, 2090 Kittredge at Shattuck. 981-6100.
Kala Art Institute, Kala Fellowship Exhibition, Part II Runs until Sept. 6. Call for gallery hours. 1060 Heinz Ave. 549-2977. www.kala.org
A New Leaf Gallery/Sculpture Site, “Four Elements of Sculpture: Fire, Air, Water and Earth,” Exhibition runs to August 31. 1286 Gilman St. Call for gallery hours. 527-7621. www.sculpturesite.com
Red Oak Realty “Mixed Media,” by Stan Whitehead. Exhibition runs through Oct. 23, Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1891 Solano Ave. 527-3387.
Slater/Marinoff & Co., “All Animal Art” Forty photographers and artists have donated works to help fund the spay-neuter and food costs of the Milo Foundation’s work in finding new homes for abandoned dogs and cats. Exhibition runs until Aug. 31. Hours are Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1823 Fourth St. 548-2001.
Sway Gallery, “Secret Summer” paintings, installations, collages, prints, drawings, and mixed media by Nana Hayashi, Greg Moore, Marc Snegg, Gab-
rielle Wolodarski. Runs to Oct. 5. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day. 2569 Telegraph Ave. 489-9054.