TUESDAY, JULY 20
“Taking Art to Your Community” premiere screening at 6:45 p.m. of Oakland poet and performer Mark States’s video “Oakland Crazy” followed by discussion of how artists can take their art into the community. Sponsored by the Oakland Pu blic Library, Lakeview Branch Library, 550 El Embarcadero. 238-7344. www.oaklandlibrary.org
Alternative Visions: “An Evening with Takahiko Iimura” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECT URES
Jonathan Ames and the McSweeney’s house band, One Ring Zero, introduce Ames’s new novel, “Wake Up, Sir!” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
Austin Clarke reads from his new novel “The Polished Hoe” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Margaret Judge, El Cerrito resident, reads from her debut novel “Time and Time Again” about a young woman’s struggle to survive parental sex abuse. At 7 p.m. at El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. 526-7 512.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Tee Fee Swamp Boogie at 8:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Dance lesson with Cheryl McBride at 8 p.m. Cost is $9. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Jazz House Jam, hosted by Darrell Green and Geechy Taylor, at 8 p.m. at The Jazz House. Donation $5. www.thejazz-
Jesse Cook at 8 and 10 p.m. Yoshi’s at Jack London Square. Cost is $12-$20. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
Jazzschool Tuesdays, a weekly showcase of up-and-coming ensembles from Berkeley Jazzschool at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21
“Figurations” opens at the Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Exploit-O-Scope: “The Maniacs Are Loose!” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.b erkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Café Poetry hosted by Paradise at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña. Donation $2. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Chuck Klosterman talks about pop culture in “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbook s.com
Wendy Knight, editor, introduces “Far From Home: Father-Daughter Travel Adventures” at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. 843-3533.
John Bassett McCleary discusses “The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of t he 1960s and 1970s” at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble. 644-0861.
Berkeley Poetry Slam with host Charles Ellik, featuring Three Blind Mice, at 8:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $5-$7. 841-2082 www.starryplough.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
D-Squared, Don Charle s, guitar, banjo, mandola and Deb Gessner, harp, at 8 p.m. at Strings, 6320 San Pablo Ave, near Alcatraz. All ages welcome. $10 suggested donation. www.strings.org
Atomic Cocktail, swing music at noon at Oakland City Center at the 12th St. BART. www.oaklandcitycenter.com
Jules Broussard, Ned Boynton and Bing Nathan at 8 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Bembaya Jazz, from Guinea, West Africa, at 9 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $15. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Whiskey Brothers at 9 p.m. at Albatross, 1822 San Pablo Ave. 843-2473.
Savant Guard at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Uprite Dub Orchestra, Warsaw, Sputterdoll, Westbound Train at 8:45 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $6. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Rebeca Mauleón at 8 and 10 p.m. at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, through Thurs. Cost is $10-$16. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
THURSDAY, JULY 22
“Time and Place” 3002 Kala Fellowship Exhibition, Part I, reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m., at Kala Art Institute, 1060 Heinz Ave. Runs to Aug. 28. 549-2977. www.kala.org
“Muchas Culturas, Una Communidad: Many Cultures, One Community” paper maché and ceramic artworks by students from the Le Conte and Longfellow Schools opens at Addison St. Windows, 2018 Addison St. 981-7533.
Time’s Shadow: “Nostalghia” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
“Wasting Your Breath” written and performed by Mike Daisey at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Rep’s Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. Tickets are $5. 647-2949.
READINGS AND LECTURES
Frank LaPena combines his paintings with commentary in “Dream Songs and Ceremony: Reflections on Traditional California Indian Dance” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
Maarten Troost descr ibes his two years in Kiribati in “The Sex Lives of Cannibals” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Al Bakker introduces us to “Sea Kayaking: From the Arctic to Antarctica” at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Sh attuck Ave. 843-3533.
Word Beat Reading Series at 7 p.m. with featured readers Jan Steckel, Randy Fingland, Sofia, and Alex Benedict at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave., near Dwight Way. 526-5985.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Summer Noon Concert with The Crowden Music Center at the Berkeley BART. Sponsored by the Downtown Berkeley Association.
Lost and Found Generation in a benefit for Between the Lines Magazine at 7:30 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $8. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Bembeya Jazz, from Guinea, at 9 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Lecture and demonstration on West African music and dance with Dr. Zakarya Diouf at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15, $5 for lecture only. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Gil Stancourt, original folk, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $15.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Keni El Lebrijano at 9 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Aphrodesia, Guerilla Hi-Fi at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $5. 841-2082. www.starryplough.com
Mimi Fox plays the m usic of Cole Porter at 9 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
FRIDAY, JULY 23
Tales of Your Amazing Body at 2 p.m. at the Hall of Health, 2230 Shatuck Ave., lower level. For ages 3-10. Suggested donation $3. 549-1564.
Biscuit the Dog at Barnes and Noble a t 10:30 a.m. 644-3635.
The Invention of the Western Film: “Stagecoach” at 7:30 p.m. and “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” at 9:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Actors Ensemble of Berkeley “A Delic ate Balance” by Edward Albee. Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. at Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck at Berryman, through Aug 14. Tickets are $10, available from 649-5999. www.aeofberkeley.org
Alameda Civic Light Opera “Fiddler on the Roof” directed by Jeff Teague. F ri.-Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. at 2 p.m. to July 25, at Kofman Auditorium, 2220 Central Ave., Alameda. Tickets arre $23-$25 available from 864-2256. www.aclo.com
Aurora Theatre “Betrayal,” by Harold Pinter, directed by Tom Ross. Runs through August 1. Tickets ar e $34-$36. 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org
Berkeley Opera “Bat Out of Hell,” a new adaptation of “Die Fledermaus” at Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, Tickets are $15-$40. 925-798-1300. www.juliamorgan.org
Berke ley Rep, “21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com” Fri. and Sat. at 8:30 p.m. through July 24. Tickets are $25-$35. 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org
Berkeley Rep “Master Class” with Rita Moreno at The Roda Theater. Runs through July 25. 647-2949. www.berkeleyr ep.org
California Shakespeare Theater, “Henry IV” Tues.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat at 8 p.m., Sun. at 4 p.m. at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, through August 1. Tickets are $13-$32. 548-9666. www.calshakes.org
Contra Costa Civic Theatre “My Fair Lady,” directed by Michael Manley, through Aug. 14, Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m., selected Sun. at 2 p.m. Contra Costa Civic Theatre, 951 Pomona Ave, El Cerrito. Tickets are $12-$20. 524-9132. www.ccct.org
READINGS AND LECTURES
Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Claire on “Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture and Sex” at 7 p.m. at AK Press Warehouse, 674 A 23rd St., Oakland. 208-1700. www.akpress.org
Travel Photography A talk with Bob Tucker, featuring “Photographs of the Global Village” at 2 p.m. at the Berkeley P ublic Library’s Art and Music Room, 2090 Kittredge.
Merrill Goozner discusses “The $800-Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs,” at 8:30 a.m. at UC Press, 2120 Berkeley Way. Free for UC Press Associates, $5 for guests, includes breakfast. To RSVP call 643-8465.
MUSIC AND DANCE
“Keyboard Reflections & Shadows,” Scott Pratt, solo pianist at 7:45 p.m. at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant St. Tickets are $25 from 415-342-6151. 848-7800. www.berkeleycityclub.com
Jazz at Coventry Grove II “An Eveni ng Under the Stars” with The Heath Brothers in concert and a conversation with Orrin Keepnews, at 7 p.m. at a private residence in Kensington. Benefit for The Jazz-
school, donation $150. For reservations call 845-5373.
Festival of Contemporary Music at 7:30 p.m., Park Blvd Presbyterian Church, 4101 Park Blvd., Oakland. Admission is free. Seating is general. Recommended donation $3. www.pbpc.org
Pasion Flamenca with Caminos Flamencos at 8 and 10 p.m. at Café de la Paz, 1600 Shattuck Ave. Tickets are $12-$ 20. 843-0662. www.cafedelapaz.net
Peruvian Independence Day Celebration with Jaranon y Bochinche at 8:30 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $15. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Jeff Sanford’s CartoonJazz, the music of Raymond Scott, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $17.50 in advance, $18.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Ras Midas and Congregation, reggae, at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Trio Paradiso at 9 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Abandon Theory, acoustic rock, at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
Tempest at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $12. 841-2082. www.starryplough.com
Tomorrow, Bruce Banner, Deadfall, Damage Deposit at 8 p.m. at 924 Gilman St. Cost is $5. 525-9926.
Down the Sol at 9:30 p.m. at Beckett’s Irish Pub, 2271 Shattuck Ave. 647-1790. www.beckettsirishpub.com
KGB, Solemite, 10 Minutes Down at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $7. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Brown Baggin’ at 9:30 p.m. at Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $7. 548-1159.
Mingus Amungus at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Jessica Williams Trio at 8 and 10 p.m. at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, through Sun. Cost is $15-$20. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
Deepak Ram, bamboo flute and Emam, tabla, percussion at 8 p.m. at Yoga Mandala, 2807 Telegraph Ave. Cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 486-1989.
Sound of Giving Concert with Jenn August, Rachel Efron and Karen Stephens, at 8 p.m. at Changemakers Books, 6536 T elegraph. Cost is $10 and up. 655-2405. www.changemakersforwomen.com
SATURDAY, JULY 24
Central Works “The Mysterious Mr. Looney” a new play about the man who wrote the plays of Shakespeare opens at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. Thurs.-S at. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 5 p.m., through Aug. 5. Tickets are $8-$20, sliding scale. 558-1381. www.centralworks.org
Bergman on a Summer Night: “The Virgin Spring” at 5 and 9 p.m. and “The Magician” at 7 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 6 42-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Leticia Hernandez, poetry and spoken word, at 8 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $10. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Poetry Flash with Alan and Adam Soldofsky at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. Donation $2. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
MIUSIC AND DANCE
Ali Akbar College of Music, tabla, violin, and vocal performance at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. Cost is $12-$20. 415-454-6264.
Birdlegg & The Tight Fit Blues Band play the Oakland Blues at 2 p.m. at Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 525-2129.
Davka, Middle-Eastern Ashkenazi jazz, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $16.50 in advance, $17.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Stephanie Bruce sings summertime songs at 8 p.m. at the Jazzschool. Cost is $12-$18. 845-5373. www.jazzschool.com
Sila, from Kenya, with DJ Jeremiah, from Liberia, at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Cost is $13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Tarentel at 9 p.m. at The Jazz House. Cost is $8-$15. www.thejazzhouse.org
Christy Dana, trumpet, at 9 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Dan Zemelman at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
Stymie & The Pimp Jones Love Orchestra at 9:30 p.m. at Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave. Cost is $7. 548-1159.
Go Van Gogh at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $6. 841-2082. www.starryplough.com
Bat Makumba, Samba Da at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $8. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Takaru, Kodan Armada, Kakistoc racy, This Ship Will Sink, at 8 p.m. at 924 Gilman St. Cost is $5. 525-9926.
Barbary Coast by Night Join Omar for music and food from Algeria. Every Sat. at 7 p.m. at Cafe Raphael’s, 10064 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito. 525-4227.
Rory Snyder Quintet at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Tim Barsky at the 1923 Teahouse at 8 p.m. Suggested donation of $7-$10. 644-2204.
SUNDAY, JULY 25
“Keen Eyes, Strong Beaks, Sharp Talons - Birds of the East Bay Hills” a photography exhibition by Paul Roose. Recep-
tion from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center, Tilden Park. Through Sept. 5. 525-2233.
The Invention of the Western Film: “Destry Rides Again” at 5:30 p.m. and “Duel in the Sun” at 7:25 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Poetry Flash with Wendy Jeanne Burch and Kevin Patrick Sullivan at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. Donation $2. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Word Beat Reading Series Allen Cohen Memorial Reading at 7 p.m. with Clive Matson, Ann Cohen, Mark Schwartz, Debra Grace Khattab and others at Mediterraneum Caffe, 2475 Telegraph Ave. 526-5985.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Berkeley Music Cooperative Players, “An Evening in Latin America” music of Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and Ginastera at 7 p.m. in the Valley Center, Holy Names College, 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland. Tickets are $5-$20 sliding scale at the door. 845-2232.
Russian National Orchestra, with soprano Lisa Delan and baritone Vladimir Chernov at 3 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $32-$60 available from 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Un-Conventional Cabaret with Folk This and Carol Denney at 7 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $8-$12. Sponsored by Laborfest. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Benefit for Haiti, with Motor Dude Zydeco, Gator Beat, Tom Rigney and Pierre Labossiere, at 3 p.m. Ashkenaz. Cost is $15-$25. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Indian Classical Vocal Concert, with Abhinay Padhye on tabla & Vijay Ghaskadvi on harmonium, at 5 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyter ian Church, 2727 College Ave. Tickets are $10. 717-3862. http://www.cs.berkeley.
Pit of Fashion Orchestra at 4:30 at the Jazzschool. Cost is $12-$18. 845-5373. www.jazz-
Ronny Cox at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $ 15.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Americana Unplugged: Donner Mountain Bluegrass Band at 5 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Howard Alden, guitarist, at 7 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.