FRIDAY, NOV. 12
Yuji Hiratsuka, prints. Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schurman Fine Art Gallery, 1659 San Pablo Ave. Exhibition runs to Nov. 30. Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat. 2-6 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 524-0623.
Yaqui Jewelery by NaNa Ping Reception at 6:30 p.m. at Gathering Tribes Gallery, 1573 Solano Ave. Through No. 14. 528-9038.
Cine Mexico: “That’s the Point” at 7 p.m. and “Tender Little Pumpkins” at 9:05 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, “Present Laughter” by Noel Coward at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. at Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Ave. at Berryman. Through Nov. 20. Tickets are $10. 649-5999. www.aeofberkeley.org
Aurora Theatre “Emma” at 8 p.m. at 2081 Addison St. through Dec. 19. Tickets are $36. 843-4822. www.auroratheatre.org
Berkeley Repertory Theater, “Eurydice” at the Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. through Nov. 14. Tickets are $20-$55. 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org
Black Repertory Theater, “Who’s Who in the Tough Love Game” a new play by Ishmael Reed. Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sun. at 5 p.m. through Nov. 27. Tickets are $5-$20. 3201 Adeline St. 652-2120.
Central Works, “A Step Away” Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 5 p.m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave. Through Nov. 21. Tickets are $8-$20. 558-1381.
Contra Costa Civic Theater, “Noises Off” Fri., Sat., and selected Sun., through Nov. 20. Tickets are $10-$15. 951 Pomona Ave., El Cerrito. 524-9132. www.ccct.org
Impact Theatre, “Meanwhile, Back at the Super Lair” by Greg Kalleres, Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. through Dec. 11, at La Val’s Subterranean Theater, 1834 Euclid. No show Nov. 25. Tickets are $10-$15. 464-4468. www.impacttheatre.com
Junction Avenue Theatre Company “Tooth and Nail,” from South Africa with giant puppets by Heather Crow, at 8 p.m. at Durham Studio Theater, UC Campus. 642-9925. http://theater.berkeley.edu
Royal Court Theatre, “4.48 Psychosis,” by Sarah Kane. Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sun. at 3 and 7 p.m., at Zellerbach Playhouse. Tickets are $65. 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
“Ruthless” a musical parody of classic stories by the Mills College Players, through Sun. at 8 p.m. at Lisser Hall Theater, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. Tickets are $5-$15. 636-7106.
READINGS AND LECTURES
Readings from Kim Addonizio’s Poetry Workshops 7 p.m. at Temescal Cafe, 4920 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. 595-4102.
A Celebration of our Anarchist Mothers, Lucy Parson, and Voltarine de Cleyre with authors Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Barry Patemen at 7 p.m. at AK Press Warehouse, 674-A 23rd St., Oakland. 208-1700. www.akpress.org
MUSIC AND DANCE
Laurie Anderson “End of the Moon” violin, electronics and spoken word at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $24-$46. 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Contra Costa Chorale, New Millennium Strings Orchestra at 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington. Tickets are $12-$15. 524-1861. www.ccchorale.org
Rachmaninoff “Vespers” Sung in Church Slavic by University Chorus and Oakland Symphony Chorus at 8 p.m. at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Rd. Tickets at $3-$10 in advance only. 207-4093. www.oaklandsymphonychorus.org
Jazz in Fine Art at 8 p.m. at the Jazzschool. Cost is $15. 845-5373. www.jazzschool.com
Above and Beyond A Hip Hop Dance Showcase at the Julia Morgan Theatre at 8 p.m. at Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Tickets are $7-$17. 845-8542. www.juliamorgan.org
O-Maya, International Hip-Hop Exchange at 8 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $7-$10. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Swing dance lesson with Nick & Shanna at 8 p.m. Cost is $13. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo, guitar and harmonica duo, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $21.50-$22.50. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Lee Waterman Quintet at 9 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
DJ & Brook, jazz trio, at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
7th Direction, Golden Shoulders at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $5. 841-2082. www.starryplough.com
Submission Hold, Eskapo, Angry for Life, S.C.A. at 8 p.m. at 924 Gilman St. Cost is $6. 525-9926.
Katie Jay Band at 9:30 p.m. at Beckett’s Irish Pub, 2271 Shattuck Ave. 647-1790. www.beckettsirishpub.com
Drink the Bleach, Bottom, Ghengis Khan at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $7. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Anton Barbeau at the 1923 Teahouse at 8 p.m. Suggested donation of $5-$10. 644-2204. www.epicarts.org
Grand Groovement at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Cedar Walton Trio with Kenny Burrell at 8 and 10 p.m. at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, through Sun. Cost is $12-$24. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
SATURDAY, NOV. 13
“The Master Maid” a Word for Word performance in celebration of Children’s Book Week at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge. 981-6223.
“Different People, Different Places” Paintings by Bernice R. Gross and Robert Wahrhaftig. Reception at 7 p.m. at Fourth Street Studio, 1717D Fourth St. Exhibition runs to Dec. 13. 527-0600. www.fourthstreetstudio.com
“Neighborhood Convergence” New public art in Emeryville opening at 4 p.m. at the Powell St. undercrossing of I-80 at the Powell St./
Emeryville exit. www.unrulyimages.com/publicart/new/converge.jpg
Cine Mexico: “Wildflower” at 7 p.m. and “A Woman in Love” at 8:50 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
International Latino Film Festival “Una Revelación Cubana” at 7 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $8. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
READINGS AND LECTURES
“Ballet, the Earth and the Pain of Being on the Ground” with photographer and sculptor Leonard Pitt, at 8 p.m. at Giorgi Art Gallery, 2911 Claremont Ave. Cost is $12. 848-1228. www.giorgigallery.com
Ros McIntosh will read from her book “Live, Laugh & Learn” at 12:30 p.m. at the German Delicatessen, The Junket, in the El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Javanese Gamelan and Dance at 8 p.m. at Hertz Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $3-$10. 642-4864. http://music.berkeley.edu
Trinity Chamber Concert with The Berkeley Saxophone Quartet, at 8 p.m. at Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana St. Tickets are $8-$12. 549-3864. www.TrinityChamberConcerts.com
Magnificat “A Due Voci Pari” at 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Ellsworth and Bancroft. Tickets are $12-$25. 415-979-4500. www.magnificatbaroque.org
Lang Lang, piano, at 8 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $32-$56 available from 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Choreographers’ Performance Alliance with host Diane McKallip and performances by local dancers at 7:30 p.m. at Eighth Street Studios, 2525 Eighth St. Tickets are $10. 644-1788, ext. 2.
Big City Improv at 8 p.m. at The Ashby Stage, Ashby Ave. Tickets are $15 at the door. 595-5597. www.ticketweb.com
We the Planet Music and Activism Festival with The Roots, Mickey Hart, Third Eye Blind, at 7 p.m. at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland. Workshops will be held during the day on how to get involved in your community. www.wetheplanet.org
Jug Free America at 2 p.m. at Down Home Music, 10341 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. 525-2129.
John “Buddy” Conner, Celebration of His Life and Music, with Robert Stewart Quartet, Calvin Keys Quartet, M.R.L.S. and The Buddy Conner Memorial Band at 1 p.m. at Yoshi’s, Jack London Square. Donation $10. 238-9200.
Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Celtic fiddler and guitar duo, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $18.50-$19.50. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Broun Fellinis at 8 p.m. at the Jazzschool. Cost is $15. 845-5373. www.jazzschool.com
Savoy Family Cajun Band at 9:30 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Lecture on Cajun music at 8 p.m., dance lesson at 9 p.m. Cost is $5-$15. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Clockwork, a capella jazz, at 9 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.
Brian Harrison at 7:30 p.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
Nac One at the 1923 Teahouse at 8 p.m. Donation of $5. 644-2204. www.epicarts.org
Grapefruit Ed, Snake in Eden at 9:30 p.m. at The Starry Plough. Cost is $6. 841-2082. www.starryplough.com
The People, Orixa at 9:30 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $7. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
Patricio’s Tri-Angulo at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
SUNDAY, NOV. 14
The Sippy Cups, “Milk, Music and Mischief” at 4 p.m. at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children. 925-798-1300. www.juliamorgan.org
“Scenes from the East Bay Regional Parks” paintings by George Ferrell. Reception for the artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Environmental Educational Center, Tilden Park. 525-2233. www.ebparks.org
“The Albany Shoreline: A Visual History” A exhibition of historic photographs and maps. Reception at 3 p.m. at the Albany Community Center, 1247 Marin Ave. Exhibition runs to Feb. 14. 524-9283.
“Threshold: Byron Kim” Guided tour at 2 p.m. at Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
“reading/viewing: a new perspective,” works by Mary V. Marsh and Toru Sugita. Reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at Berkeley Arts Center. Exhibition runs through Dec. 18.
The World of Astrid Lindgren: “You Are Out of Your Mind” at 3 p.m., Cine Mexico: “Iron Fist” at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
International Latino Film Festival “Eres Mi Héroe” and “Paraíso” at 7 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $8. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
READINGS AND LECTURES
Saxon Holt and Nora Harlow, photographer and contributor to EBMUD's “Plants and Landscapes” Reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Ave. 704-8222.
Artists from the Day of the Dead Exhibition Gallery talk at at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. 238-2200. www.museumca.org
Fred Rosenbaum and David Biale reading from “Taking Risks: A Jewish Youth in the Soviet Partisans and His Unlikely Life in California” at 3 p.m. at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St. 549-6950. www.magnes.org
Hecho en Califas Festival with Rico Pabón, Piri Thomas, Aya De Leon and others, at 2 p.m. at La Peña. Cost is $7-$10. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Poetry Flash with Catherine Barnett and Marie Ponsot at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. Donation $2. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
Rachmaninoff Vespers with the University Chorus and Oakland Symphony Chorus at 8 p.m. at Hertz Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $3-$10. 642-9988. http://music.berkeley.edu
Organ Recital by Avi Stein playing Bach, Sweelinck, and Bohm at 6:10 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way at Ellsworth. Donations suggested. 845-0888.
Contra Costa Chorale, New Millennium Strings Orchestra at 5 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. Tickets are $12-$15. 524-1861. www.ccchorale.org
UC Alumni Chorus at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $10-$15. 643-9645. www.ucac.net
Michael Schade, tenor, and Malcolm Martineau, piano, at 3 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall, UC Campus. Tickets are $46, available from 642-9988. www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
Maybeck Trio with Roy Zajac, clarinet, Elaine Kreston, cello, and Jerry Kuderna, piano, at 7:30 p.m. at Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. Cost is $9-$10. 644-6893.
Choreographers’ Performance Alliance with host John Doyle and performances by local dancers at 7:30 p.m. at Eighth Street Studios, 2525 Eighth St. Tickets are $10. 644-1788, ext. 2.
Generations of Culture with Rico Pabón, Piri Thomas, Surora Levins Moarles, Aya de Leon and John Santos at 2 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center. Cost is $7-$15. 849-2568. www.lapena.org
Josh Jones Latin Jazz Band at 4:30 p.m. at the Jazzschool. Cost is $12-$18. 845-5373. www.jazzschool.com
Savoy Family Band, Cajun music, at 8 p.m. at Freight and Salvage. Cost is $15.50-$16.50. 548-1761. www.freightandsalvage.org
Odd Shaped Case, Balkan music, at 10 a.m. at Nomad Cafe, 6500 Shattuck Ave. 595-5344. www.nomadcafe.net
Tragedy Andy, Marginal Prophets, Abandon Theory at 8 p.m. at Blakes on Telegraph. Cost is $6. 848-0886. www.blakesontelegraph.com
MONDAY, NOV. 15
Exhibit by the National Watercolor Society at the Badè Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave. Runs through Dec. 15. Museum hours are Tues. and Thurs., 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Surviving Suprematism: Lazar Khidekel,” watercolors, drawings and gouaches opens at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St. and runs through March 20. www.magnes.org
READINGS AND LECTURES
Michael Chabon introduces “The Final Solution: A Story of Detection” at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Sponsored by Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Anne Waldman, poet, reads from her new collection “Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
Poetry Express, featuring the 2004 Berkeley Poetry Slam Team, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at Priya Restaurant, 2072 San Pablo Ave. email@example.com
MUSIC AND DANCE
Ishmael Reed with the Billy Bang Quartet at 8 and 10 p.m. at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square. Cost is $10-$18. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
TUESDAY, NOV. 16
Gerry Tenny “Book Song” celebrating Children’s Book Week at 10:30 a.m. at Berkeley Public Library South Branch, 1901 Russell St. Also Wed. Nov. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Claremont Branch, and Thurs. Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at North Branch. 981-6260.
Loose Ends: Lewis Klahr, “A Trilogy and a Quartet” at 7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Film Archive. Cost is $4-$8. 642-0808. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
READINGS AND LECTURES
Greil Marcus, co-editor, discusses the impact ballads have had on American culture in “The Rose & the Briar” at 7:30 p.m. at Black Oak Books. 486-0698. www.blackoakbooks.com
Bill Ayres describes “Teaching Toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in the Classroom” at 7:30 p.m. at Cody’s Books. 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com
Bruce Whipperman introduces his guidebooks to Acapulco and Oaxaca at 7:30 p.m. at Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore, 1385 Shattuck Ave. 843-3533.
MUSIC AND DANCE
California-Stanford Sing Off at 8 p.m. at Wheeler Auditorium, UC Campus. Featuring UC Women’s and Men’s Chorale, UC Men’s Octet, Stanford Mendicants, California Golden Overtones, Stanford Counterpoint, Artists in Resonance, Stanford Harmonics, Noteworthy, Cal Jazz Choir, DeCadence, and For Christ Sale. Tickets are $5-$10. tickets.berkeley.edu
Edessa at 9 p.m. at Ashkenaz. Turkish dance workshop with Amet Luleci at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpeter, at 8 and 10 p.m. Yoshi’s at Jack London Square, through Sun. Cost is $12-$22. 238-9200. www.yoshis.com
Jazzschool Tuesdays, a weekly showcase of up-and-coming ensembles from Berkeley Jazz-
school at 8 p.m. at Jupiter. 848-8277.
Peter Barshay and Jeff Pittson at 8 p.m. at Downtown. 649-3810.?