FRIDAY, APRIL 2
A Love Story for Children at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-0861.
“A Woman’s Love” pastels by Kelvin Curry. Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Women’s Cancer Resource Center, 5741 Telegraph Ave. The artist will donate 25% of his sales to the WCRC. 601-0404, ext. 111. www.wcrc.org
“Nudes: An Intimate View of Nature” photographs by Jane Magid. Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Runs through May 27 at Red Oak Realty, 2983 College Ave. 849-9990.
Albany High School Theater Ensemble “Alarms and Excursions” at 8 p.m. at Albany High School Little Theater, 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany. Also on Sat and Sun. Tickets are $5-$10 at the door. 558-2500, ext. 2579.
Berkeley Repertory Theater, “Ghosts” by Henrik Ibsen, at 8 p.m. through April 11. 647-2917. www.berkeleyrep.org
Everyday Theater, “The Bright River,” a show by Tim Barsky, at 8 p.m. at the Transparent Theater, 1901 Ashby Ave. Through April 3. Tickets are $12-$20 available from 644-2204.
Hillside Players “Tangled Tales Three: It’s Not Easy Being Smee” a comic journey into The Enchanted Forest for the whole family at 7 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Tickets are $7, $4 for children, students and seniors. 384-6418.
Un-Scripted Theater “Improv Survivor” opens at Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th St. at Telegraph, and runs to April 3. Tickets are $7-$10. 415-869-5384. www.un-scripted.com
Remembering Marlon Riggs: “Tongues Untied” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
John Eidenow talks about “Bobby Fischer Goes to War: How the Soviets Lost the Most Extraordinary Chess Match of All Time” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Simryn Gill: “Matirx 210” Curator’s Talk with Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson at 12:15 p.m. at Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Baaba Maal, Senegalese pop singer and guitarist, at 8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $22-$36, available from 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Soli Deo Gloria and Orchestra Gloria perform Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at 7 p.m. at Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Tickets are $15-$20 available from 415-982-7341. www.sdgloria.org
The California Golden Overtones Spring Show at 8 p.m. in 155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Campus. Performances by the UC Men’s Octet and The Williams Octet. Tickets are $5-$10. 642-3880. http://ucchoral.berkeley.
“Stomp the Stumps” Benefit for Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters and Earth First with Wild Buds, Gary Gates Band, Funky Nixons and Day Late Fool’s Band at 8 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $10-$20. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
The Solace Brothers, Amee Chapman, Gina Villalobos at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $5. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
Triple Play at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
El 20 y 10: A Celebration of Dignity and Rebellion at 9 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $7-$10. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Herb Gibson, odd-school jazz, at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Sliding scale donation $10-$15. 649-8744. www.thejazzhouse.com
Sylvia and the Silvertones play classic music of the 30s and 40s at 8:30 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
The Waybacks, acoustic mayhem, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $17.50 in advance, $18.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
The Skin Divers at 9:30 p.m. at Beckett’s Irish Pub, 2271 Shattuck Ave. 647-1790. www.beckettsirishpub.com
Yaphet Kotto, Takaru, Confidante, Tafatka, A Light in the Attic 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.
Mood Food at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Jazz Mine at 6:30 p.m. at King Tsin Chinese Restaurant, 1699 Solano Ave.
SATURDAY, APRIL 3
Los Amiguitos de La Peña with Gaile Schmitt and the Toodala Ramblers performing bluegrass at 10:30 a.m. at La Peña. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for children. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Wild About Books with Jo Jo LaPlume and her marionettes at 10:30 a.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6223.
“Paintings of Tilden” by Deborah Shappelle. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center, Tilden Nature Area. 525-2233.
Ant Farm Exhibition Tour at 1 p.m. and screenings at 2 p.m at Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808.
Albany High School Theater Ensemble “Alarms and Excursions” at 8 p.m. at Albany High School Little Theater, 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany. Tickets are $5-$10 at the door. 558-2500, ext. 2579.
“Free and Ova Saopeng, Lao as a Second Language” at 8 p.m. at La Peña. cost is $5-$10. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Hillside Players “Tangled Tales Three: It’s Not Easy Being Smee” a comic journey into The Enchanted Forest for the whole family at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Tickets are $7, $4 for children, students and seniors. 384-6418.
Charles Burnett: “Nightjohn” at 3 p.m., “Shorts” at 7 p.m. and “Sleep with Anger” at 8:10 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, discusses the process of bringing a book to the screen, at 8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $18-$28, available from 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
"How to Survive in the Music Business” a panel discussion at 2 p.m. at The Jazzchool. Cost is $10, free for K-12 students. Sponsored by Music in Schools Today. www.jazzschool.com
Bay Area Poets Coalition holds an open reading from 3 to 5 p.m. at the West Branch Berkeley Public Library, 1125 University Ave. 527-9905. email@example.com
Joel Ben Izzy talks about “The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
Harvard Glee Club and the Pacific Boychoir at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Ave. Tickets are $15 at the door or from 866-468-3399.
The California Golden Overtones Spring Show at 8 p.m. in 155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Campus. Performances by the UC Men’s Octet and the Oxford College Out of the Blue. Tickets are $-$10. 642-3880. http://ucchoral.berkeley.edu/uchoral/overtones
“Opera Scenes” performed by Holy Names College Opera Scenes Program at 8 p.m. at Regents’ Theater, Holy Names College, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. Tickets are $7-$10, available at the door. 436-1330.
Julian White will play works by Mozart, Schumann and Schubert in BCCO’s Spring Recital, at 8 p.m. at the Crowden School, 1475 Rose St. Donation is $30, receptions follows. For reservations and information call Johanna Clark at 526-2609, 549-1336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Samba Ngo, Congolese singer, songwriter, guitarist at 8 p.m. at iMusicast, 5429 Telegraph Ave. at 55th. Cost is $13. 601-1024. www.imusicast.com
BAM/PFA Open House with performance by The Edlos at 3:30 p.m. at Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808.
Tom Rigney & Flambeau at 9 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Dance lesson with Dana DeSimone at 8 p.m. Cost is $13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Rory Block, country blues, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $18.50 advance, $19.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Gojogo, Indian percussion with violin and acoustic bass, at the 1923 Teahouse at 8 p.m. Donation of $7-$15, no one turned away for lack of funds. 644-2204. www.epicarts.org
Bill Holdens, The Cables, The Happy Clams at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $6. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
Rhoda Benin and Soulful Strut at 8:30 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Tree Leyburn at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
Rock & Roll with Nicole at 9:30 p.m. at Beckett’s Irish Pub, 2271 Shattuck Ave. 647-1790.
Time for Living, Killing the Dream, In Control, These Days, At Risk 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.
Dave Gleason and Wasted Days at 9 p.m. at Oakland Metro, 201 Broadway. Tickets are $10 at the door. 763-1146. www.oaklandmetro.org
Pickpocket Ensemble performs European café music at 9:30 p.m. at Albatross, 1822 San Pablo Ave. 843-2473. www.albatrosspub.com
Happy Birthday Herbie! Cannonball plays the music of Herbie Hancock & The Headhunters at 9 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
SUNDAY, APRIL 4
Radical Puppet Mini-Festival with performances and workshops with Princess Moxie, Big Tadoo Puppet Crew, Gitty Duncan and more at 3 p.m. at 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita. Cost is $4-$10. For reservations call 415-905-5958.
Albany High School Theater Ensemble “Crimes of the Heart” and “Alarms and Excursions” at 4 p.m. at Albany High School Little Theater, 603 Key Route Blvd., Albany. Tickets are $5-$10 at the door. 558-2500, ext. 2579.
Hillside Players “Tangled Tales Three: It’s Not Easy Being Smee” a comic journey into The Enchanted Forest for the whole family at 2 p.m. at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. Tickets are $7, $4 for children, students and seniors. 384-6418.
Volker Schlöndorff: “The Legend of Rita” at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
“WORD: An Evening of Poetry and Prose for and by Homeless Youth” from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Large Assembly, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing. Sponsored by Cody’s Books in a benefit for the Youth Program of Chaplaincy to the Homeless. Tickets are $35 available at the door or from 548-0562.
Cathy Luchetti introduces ”Women of the West“ at the Berkeley Historical Society’s Annual Meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Berkeley History Center, Veterans’ Memorial Bldg, 1931 Center St. 848-0181. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/histsoc/
The Temple of Olympian Zeus” with Prof. Emmanuel Korres, National Technical Univ., Athens, at 1:30 p.m. at the Archeological Research Facility, 2351 College Ave. 415-38-1537.
“Eccentrics and Court Painters in Eighteenth-Century China,” guided tour at 2 p.m. and lecture with James Cahill at 3 p.m. at Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808.
Rinzler’s Return #3, with editor Alan Rinzler at 3 p.m. at Cody’s Books. Bring your manuscripts for a quick and candid evaluation. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Poetry Flash with Adam David Miller and Francesca Bell at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. Donation $2. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
San Francisco City Chorus performs Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, and Gioachino Rossini's Stabat Mater at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Tickets are $20 general; $15 seniors and students. 415-765-7664. www.sfcitychorus.org
Pro Sonus Chamber Choir and the 100-voice Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church perform Mozart’s “Requiem” and “Eli, Eli” by Frank La Rocca at 7:30 p.m. at 2407 Dana St. Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. Free admission, donations accepted. 848-6242. www.fpcberkeley.org
“Out of the Blue” England’s Oxford University’s men’s a cappella chorus at 2 p.m. at Audubon Cellars, 600 Addison St. Tickets are $40, $50 at the door. 925-280-6609.
UC Folkdancers’ Reunion at 2 p.m. at Ashkenaz Cost is $7. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Ray Obiedo and the Urban Latin Jazz Project at 4:30 p.m. at the Jazzschool. Cost is $12-$18. 845-5373. www.jazz-
Adrian Legg, British guitar master, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $17.50 in advance, $18.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
MONDAY, APRIL 5
The 25th Annual Quilt Show at The North Branch of Berkeley Public Library, 1170 The Alameda, with over 50 quilts on display to May 27th during regular library hours, Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. There is no charge for admission. A detailed catalog, in both regular and large print, is available for patrons to use on a self-guided tour. 981- 6250. www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org
Jazz/Art with Lisa di Prima and the Don Robinson Trio at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittridge, for the whole family. 981-6224.
Craft Program Make Harry Potter wizard hats and wands at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library South Branch, 1901 Russell St. 981-6260.
“Promotion of Universal Respect,” the 4th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival with documentaries from Iran, Canada, Russia and the US, at 7 p.m. at Pacific Film Archive. Tickets are $8-$10 available at the door. 540-8017. www.unausaeastbay.org
“Jane Austen in Berkeley” Andrea Mock’s one-woman play at 8 p.m. at Epic Arts, 1923 Ashby Ave. Tickets are $7. 841-9441.
Shotgun Players “The Miser” opens at 8 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Theater and runs Thurs. - Sun. through May 2. Free admission. 704-8210. www.shotgunplayers.org
Shotgun Theater Lab “Persistent Vegetative State” at 8 p.m. at La Val’s Subterranean Theater, 1834 Euclid. Runs Mon. and Tues. through April 20. Free admission. 704-8210. www.shotgunplayers.org
READINGS AND LECTURES
Last Word Poetry Series presents Joyce Jenkins and Francesca Bell at 7 p.m. at Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Ave.
TUESDAY, APRIL 6
Craft Program Make “Wild Things” masks at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Public Library South Branch, 1901 Russell St. 981-6260.
Alternative Visions: “Something More Than Night” at 7:30 p.m.at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
“Qawwali: The Sacred Music of the Sufis” a workshop from 2:10 to 5 p.m. at Starr King School for the Ministry, 2441 Le Conte Ave. Free. 845-6232.
Ian Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner for his reporting on China will speak at 5 p.m. at the IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Floor.
“The Passion of Christ” From an Evangelical Perspective with the Dean of the GTU at 12:30 p.m. in the Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Rd. 526-1356.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Brass Menagerie at 8:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Balkan dance lesson with Nancy Klein at 8 p.m. Cost is $9. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Dayna Stephens House Jam at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Donation $5. 649-8744.
Mimi Fox, solo guitar, at 8 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.