TUESDAY, MAY 4
Gary Lapow at 10:30 a.m. at Berkeley Public Library Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 981-6270.
READINGS AND LECTURES
Bryan Sykes, Professor of Genetics, Oxford Univ. describes “Adam’s Curse: A Future Without Men” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
Gloria Feldt talks about “The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women’s Rights and How to Fight Back” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Marvin Korman will read from “In My Father’s Bakery: A Bronx Memoir” at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut St. Co-sponsored by Black Oak Books. 848-0237, ext. 127.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Anoush performs Balkan music at 8:30 p.m. with a dance lesson with Norma Adjmi at 7:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. 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.
Jazzschool Tuesdays, a weekly showcase of up-and-coming ensembles from Berkeley Jazz-
school at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
“Shocked and Awed” an exhibit of drawings by Iraqi school children. Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Museum of Children’s Art, 538 9th St., Oakland. Runs to June 6th. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. noon to 5 p.m. 465-8770. www.mocha.org
Huichol Art Show, yarn paintings, beaded bowls and animals from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gathering Tribes Gallery, 1573 Solano Ave. 528-9038.
Film 50: “The Man Without a Past” at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Susan Moon, editor, is joined by contributors to “Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
“A.W. Pattini, Victorian Designer-Builder” with Paul Roberts at 7:30 p.m. at Church by the Side of the Road, 2108 Russell St. Tickets are available from Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assoc. 841-2242. www.berkeleyheritage.com
Hampton Sides introduces his unique compilation of “Americana: Dispatches From the New Frontier” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Poetry for the People with Mohja Kahf at 3:15 p.m. at Unit 3 All Purpose Room, UC Campus. 642-2743. www.poetryforthepeople.com
Berkeley Poetry Slam with hosts Nazelah Jamison and Karen Ladson at 8:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $7,
$5 with student i.d. 841-2082.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Wednesday Noon Concert Javanese Gamelan at International House, Piedmont Ave. at Bancroft. 642-4864. http://music.berkeley.edu
Songwriter Showcase at the 1923 Teahouse at 8 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. 644-2204. www.epicarts.org
Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Conjunto Coyote at 8:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $9. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
I.C.E. Series, experimental music jam at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Donation $5. 649-8744. www.thejazzhouse.com
David Lindley, string instrumentalist, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $18.50 in advance, $19.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Whiskey Brothers perform old time and bluegrass at 9 p.m. at Albatross, 1822 San Pablo Ave. 843-2473. www.albatross-
Jules Broussard at 8 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Ryoko Moriyama at 8 and 10 p.m. at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square. Cost is $26. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
Oswald, Jacuzzi, Crackpot Theory at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $5. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Crowsong at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
THURSDAY, MAY 6
Berkeley High School “Man in the Musical” premiere of an original musical theater piece by Phil Gorman and Lila Tschappat at 8 p.m. at the Florence Schwimley Little Theater, Allston and MLK Jr Way. Also May 7-8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 332-1931.
Los Angeles Plays Itself: “The Bigamist” free screening at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Lunch Poems Student Readings at 12:10 p.m. in the Morrison Library in Doe Library, UC Campus. Admission is free. 642-0137. http://lunchpoems.berkeley.edu
Lucinda Barnes in a Curator’s Talk on travelers and photographers of the late nineteenth century at 12:15 p.m. in the Theater Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant Ave. 642-0808.
Word Beat Reading Series at 7 p.m. with featured readers Tres Santos, followed by an open mic, at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave., near Dwight Way. For information call 526-5985 or 205-1749.
Edward Smallfield is the featured poet at at 7 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 1247 Marin Ave. 526-3720, ext. 20.
Jay Dalessandro introduces his new novel “1906” set during the San Francisco earthquake at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
Kat Albracht introduces us to “The Pet Chronicles: Adventures of a K-9 Cop Turned Pet Detective” at 7 p.m. at Cody’s Books on Fourth St. 559-9500.
Michael Andre Bernstein reads from his new novel “Conspirators” set in Austria-Hungary in 1913, at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
Chamber Chorus performs “Music for Sacred Spaces” at 7 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant. Tickets are $5-$8. 642-9988. http://music.berkeley.edu/concerts.html
Otis Taylor plays the blues at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $16.50 in advance, $17.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited with music from Zimbabwe at 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $13-$15. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Touch of Soul at 9:30 p.m. at Beckett’s Irish Pub, 2271 Shattuck Ave. 647-1790. www.beckettsirishpub.com
Casey Neill Band and Little Sue at 9 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $6. 841-2082.
Keni El Lebrijano, flamenco guitar, at 8 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Patrick Cress’ Telepathy, inoovative jazz, at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Sliding scale donation $7-$15. 649-8744. www.thejazzhouse.com
Winard Harper Sextet at 8 and 10 p.m. at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square. Cost is $14. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
FRIDAY, MAY 7
We Love Our Mamas with storyteller Audrey Penn at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-3635.
“Transformation” works by Lanny Weingrod, Mayumi Hamanaka and Taro Hattori. Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at Nexus Gallery, 2701 8th St. Exhibit runs to May 9. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m.
Richmond Art Center, reception for artists, with music by Faun Fables, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 2540 Barrett Ave. 620-6772. www.therichmondartcenter.org
“Animal Art” by Kay Bradner, Ketzia Schoneberg, Jathy Sheehan, Rita Sklar and Heidi Wyckoff. Reception 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibition runs to May 27, at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, 5741 Telegraph Ave. 601-4040, ext. 111. www.wcrc.org
A Mother Should be Loved: “Woman of Tokyo” at 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Actors Ensemble of Berkeley “The Sisters Rosensweig,” a comedy by Wendy Wasserstein, opens at 8 p.m. at Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck at Berryman, and continues on Fri. and Sat. through May 15. Tickets are $10. 649-5999. www.aeofberkeley.org
Aurora Theatre Company “Antigone Falun Gong” at 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat., Sun. at 2 and 7 p.m. at 2081 Addison St. through May 16. Tickets are $28-$40 available from 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org
Berkeley High School “Man in the Musical” premiere of an original musical theater piece by Phil Gorman and Lila Tschappat at 8 p.m. at the Florence Schwimley Little Theater, Allston and MLK Jr Way. Also May 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. 332-1931.
Berkeley Rep “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” Charles Ludlam’s theatrical cult classic, at Berkeley Rep’s Thrust Stage at 8 p.m. and continues through May 23. Tickets are $39-$55. 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org
Impact Theatre “Money and Run” an action serial adventure with different episodes on Thurs., Fri. and Sats. Runs through June 5 at La Val’s Subterranean, 1834 Euclid. For tickets and information call 464-4468. www.impacttheatre.com
READINGS AND LECTURES
Lolly Winston looks at loss in “Good Grief” at 7 p.m. at Cody’s Books on Fourth St. 559-9500.
Ellen Oppenheimer, quilt artist, talks about the work she created as artist in residence at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. 238-2200. www.museumca.org
MUSIC AND DANCE
Maxine Alexandra Bernstein, sporano and Sergei Podobedov, piano at 8 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. Reception follows. Benefits the restoration of the Julia Morgan landmark. Tickets are $35. Reservations required. 883-9710.
UC Men’s and Women’s Chorales Spring Show at 7:30 p.m., Room 20 Cesar Chavez Center. Cost is $5-$8. 643-2662.
Ricardo Lemovo and Makina Loca, Afro-Cuban music at 8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $22-$42. Tickets for the previously scheduled Cubanismo will be honored at the door.. 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
(R)evolutionary (Id)entity presents “Any King, Any Path,” ambient poetry and accoustic rock at the 1923 Teahouse at 8 p.m. Suggested donation of $7-$15, no one turned away for lack of funds. 644-2204. www.epicarts.org
Susan Getz, jazz vocalist, with Leonard Thompson, piano, Justin Hellman, bass, Jemal Ramirez, drums, at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Suggested donation $10. 649-8744. www.thejazzhouse.com
Djialy Kunda Kouyate plays music from Sengal at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Austin Lounge Lizards at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage Coffee House. Cost is $18.50 in advance, $19.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Baby Jaymes, Dynamic at 9:30 at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $7. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Pacific Sound Collective at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $8. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
The Skin Divers at 9:30 p.m. at Beckett’s Irish Pub, 2271 Shattuck Ave. 647-1790. www.beckettsirishpub.com
Jackie Ryan at 8:30 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Triple Play, jazz trio, at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
Dr. Masseuse, album release party, at 9:30 p.m. at Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave. 548-1159.
René Marie Fri. and Sat. at 8 and 10 p.m., Sun. at 7 and 9 p.m. at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square. Cost is $16. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
Drunken Cat Paws at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Plot to Blow up the Eiffel Tower, The Raking Bombs, Brilliant Red Lights 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.
SATURDAY, MAY 8
Los Amiguitos de La Peña with Colibri and music from Latin America at 10:30 a.m. at La Peña. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for children. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
“Wild About Books” storytime at 10:30 a.m. at the Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St. 981-6223.
Jacques Tati: “Playtime” at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Karen Joy Fowler introduces the comedy set in the Central Valley in “The Jane Austen Book Club” at 7 p.m. at Cody’s Books on Fourth St. 559-9500.
Olive Gallagher introduces “A Simple Path to the Good Life” at 2 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-3635.
Poetry Concert with Jami Sieber, electric cello and vocals Kim Rosen, spoken poetry Michaelle Goerlitz, percussion, at 8 p.m. at Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Ave. Tickets are $18-$20 available at Changemakers, 6536 Telegraph.
MUSIC AND DANCE
The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra performs Verdi’s “Requiem” at 4 p.m at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., at 8 p.m. and Sun at 4 p.m. Free, donations welcome. 964-0665. www.bcco.org
Showtime at the Apollo presents the Bay Area finalists at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $20-$42 available from 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Berkeley Opera “Acis and Galatea” under the musical direction of George Thomson at 8 p.m. at Julia Morgan Theater. Tickets are $15-$40. 925-798-1300. www.berkeleyopera.org
American Bach Soloists Choir and Orchestra with soprano Marguerite Krull and tenor Gerald Thomas Gray at 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way. 621-7900. www.americanbach.org
Baroque Etcetera “A Telemann Celebration” with concerti and cantatas by Georg Phillip Telemann at 8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland. Suggested donation $10. 540-8222. www.baroquetc.org
Oakland Day of Percussion with world-class drummers and persussionists presented by the Percussive Arts Society from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Alice Arts Center, 1428 Alice St. Oakland. Cost is $7-$10. 415-296-0454. www.pas.org/chapters/california/oak.html
“Off Our Rockers” Lu Mitchell in concert at 7 p.m. in the Redwood Gardens Community Room, 2951 Derby St. Donation $5-$15, no one turned away. 848-6397.
West Coast Live with Austin Lounge Lizards, the Cowlicks and others at 10 a.m. at the Freight and Salvage. Cost is $15 in advance, $18 at the door, available from 415-664-9500 or www.ticketweb.com
Cal Jazz Choir Spring Show at 8 pm in the Choral Rehearsal Hall in the basement of Cesar Chavez Center, UC Campus. Tickets are $5-8.
Youth Movement Records Artists at 8 p.m. at Youth Radio Cafe, 1801 University Ave. Cost is $3. 435-5112.
YWCA Dance Perfromance at 7 p.m. at 2600 Bancroft at Bowditch. Free. 848-6370.
Connecticut at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
David Siegel, Machingura & Folk This! at the 1923 Teahouse at 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Suggested donation of $7-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds. 644-2204. www.epicarts.org
Lithium House at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
House Jacks, a cappella quintet, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $17.50 in advance, $18.50 at the door. 548-1761.
Andre Thierry performs Cajun/Zydeco at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz, with a dance lesson at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Jackeline Rago and the Venezuelan Music Project at 8:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Apocalipstick, Castles in Spain at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $6.
Shanna Carlson, jazz vocalist, at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 649-8744. www.thejazzhouse.com
Fred Frith, Toychestra at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $7. 841-2082. www.starryploughpub.com
Scott Amendola Trio at 8:30 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
The Phenomenauts, Jason Webley, Harold Ray, The Mothballs at 8 p.m. at 924 Gilman St., an all-ages, member-run, no alcohol, no drugs, no violence club. Cost is $5. 525-9926.8