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Arts Calendar

Tuesday July 04, 2006

TUESDAY, JULY 4 -more-


Arts: ‘We Are Not These Hands’ Premieres at Ashby Stage

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday July 04, 2006

Somewhere, across the river from ... somewhere else ... there’s a cyber-cafe with two strange young women peering in, in hysterics over what they see and trying to get inside. -more-


South Pacific Trees Extend Their Range to California

By Ron Sullivan, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 04, 2006

We’re fortunate to have rather a large number of Hawaiians living in the Bay Area. I’ve visited the Islands only a couple of times, but I fall in love fast (if selectively) and it wasn’t just the climate, the heartstopping beauty of the place, or even the beautiful, increasingly elusive native flora and fauna that won my flinty, suspicious old heart. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 04, 2006

TUESDAY, JULY 4 -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday June 30, 2006

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 -more-


Theater: ‘Permanent Collection’ Examines the Art of Race

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday June 30, 2006

“Put yourself in my place,” says the well-dressed African American man (L. Peter Callendar as Sterling North), surrounded by canvases of early Modern art that are punctuated by an occasional African mask—as he delivers a careful, frank but controlled account of how he was pulled over by a suburban cop for “no apparent reason” and asked for the registration for his new Jaguar, the first morning he drove to his new job as director of the prestigious (if eccentric) galleries of the Morris Foundation. -more-


Moving Pictures: Deja Vu and Despair: Revisiting ‘Punishment Park’

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday June 30, 2006

If you’ve seen or intend to see The Road to Guantanamo, reviewed in this space last week, it might be a good time to revisit Peter Watkins’ 1971 Punishment Park. The two films, 35 years apart, provide perspectives on the abuse of power that are both complementary and contradictory. -more-


To Vegas Through the Back Door

By Carole Terwilliger Meyers, Special to the Planet
Friday June 30, 2006

Last September, on a spectacularly scenic car trip to Las Vegas, I spent a night by Mono Lake, another by June Lake, and another in Death Valley. We drove through the Tioga Pass in Yosemite, which is open only a few months each year—usually May through September (it is closed in winter due to heavy snowfall). -more-


About the House: Some Advice on Avoiding Floods

By Matt Cantor
Friday June 30, 2006

Your washing machine is following you. O.K., so I’m being a bit dramatic but it’s true. Your washing machine is trying to get into your bedroom. -more-


Garden Variety: How to Plant a Plant to Ensure It Will Survive

By Ron Sullivan
Friday June 30, 2006

You buy a tree or shrub and dig a hole and put the plant into it and fill it up and that’s pretty much it, right? Well, not exactly. It’s usually not a technical challenge, but there are right ways and wrong ways to plant a plant. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday June 30, 2006

Visited Your Shut-offs Lately? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday June 30, 2006

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 -more-