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Arts Calendar

Friday February 17, 2006

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Active Arts Enchants Children And Adults at Julia Morgan By KEN BULLOCKSpecial to the Planet

Friday February 17, 2006

Junie B. Jones is a rambunctious 6-year-old—and 6-year-olds take things very literally. She doesn’t mean to get into trouble; it just kind of happens to her. -more-


Garden Variety: Urban Ore Likely Has What You’re Looking For By RON SULLIVAN

Friday February 17, 2006

When I need some retail therapy, you won’t be surprised to hear, I often go look for something for the garden. I spend time in the nurseries I write about in this space, and I have to be careful if I actually want to make my occupation produce income, rather than outgo. There’s just something so hopeful about a fresh seedling or seed packet, and the scent of wholesome dirt makes my spirits rise. -more-


About the House: The Practical Realities of Remodeling By MATT CANTOR

Friday February 17, 2006

Our friends the Shnozzles (names herein will be changed to protect me, the person I’m always most concerned about) are in the throws of a major remodel and the festivities attending this blessed event are reminding me of all the things I learned back in the days when I engaged in this most cruel and unusual of professions. I’ve been giving them a little advice here and there and hearing about their woes-du-jour so I’ll pass along a few of each in the hopes that you might be spared just a little of the misery that so often accompanies the day when our houses change. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday February 17, 2006

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Arts Calendar

Tuesday February 14, 2006

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TheatreFIRST Looks at the History of Love By KEN BULLOCK Special to the Planet

Tuesday February 14, 2006

If, in Marx’s famous phrase, Hegel saw the history of the world as though seeing a man walking on his head, TheatreFIRST has put that history flat on its back—or whatever position a couple might assume—in Loveplay. -more-


A Play Falls Through, But the Show Goes On By BETSY HUNTON Special to the Planet

Tuesday February 14, 2006

It’s not a criticism to remark that the most remarkable thing about the Actors Ensemble’s current production of Shakespeare’s grand old comedy Twelfth Night might well be the fact that there wasn’t a messed-up line in the entire evening. -more-


The Life and Times of the Jerusalem Cricket By JOE EATON Special to the Planet

Tuesday February 14, 2006

This is not an owl column per se, but it was inspired by a recent conversation with an owl person: Maggie Rufo of the Hungry Owl Project, who brought a barn owl named Wookie to a Keep Barn Owls in Berkeley event. We were talking about barn owl diets, and Rufo mentioned finding a lot of Jerusalem cricket remains in the nests she monitors. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday February 14, 2006

TUESDAY, FEB. 14 -more-