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Arts Calendar

Tuesday July 11, 2006

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Arts: The Fake Real of ‘Future Tense’ at Kala Art

By Peter Selz, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 11, 2006

Art at the Kala Institute is becoming increasingly multi-media. The current show, called “Future Tense,” predicts a future in which reality is replaced by its virtual substitute. -more-


Arts: ‘Restoration Comedy’In Fashion at CalShakes

By Jaime Robles, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 11, 2006

The play begins with the gorgeously dressed rake Loveless (Elijah Alexander) addressing the audience and explaining why and how we and he are there—in this small open air theater on a lovely California summer evening, the stage decked out in oversized 17th-century graphics, floral and starkly black and white at the same time. -more-


Moving Pictures: Festival Honors the Beauty of the Silents

By Justin DeFreitas
Tuesday July 11, 2006

No one quite knew what to make of the new invention at first. The ability to capture motion on film, while a scientific breakthrough, didn’t seem to portend much for the future. Most deemed it a novelty, a toy which would quickly lose its appeal. -more-


A Garden on Codornices Creek Welcomes Wildlife

By Joe Eaton, Special to the Planet
Tuesday July 11, 2006

“We’ve had people say they’d like to come back as our cats,” says Juliet Lamont. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday July 11, 2006

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Arts Calendar

Friday July 07, 2006

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Moving Pictures: Documentary Puts Modern Gay Cinema in Context

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday July 07, 2006

Last month’s San Francisco International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival screened more than 250 films, an overwhelming bounty featuring a wide array of topics and genres, from documentaries about adoption and AIDS to narratives about love, loss and life. Nearly every facet of sexual and gender politics was explored in a month’s worth of presentations. -more-


Discover the Many Wonders At Oakland’s Lake Merritt

By Marta Yamamoto, Special to the Planet
Friday July 07, 2006

Snowy egrets and coal-black cormorants roosting in trees—in Oakland? Hansel and Gretel along with the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, brought to life with a Magic Key—in Oakland? A Daimyo oak bonsai, in cultivation since Abraham Lincoln’s term as President—in Oakland? Venetian gondolas gliding across sparkling waters under fairy lights—in Oakland? Discover these wonders and more, in Oakland’s Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt. -more-


About The House: LED Down the Road to Cheaper Lighting

By Matt Cantor
Friday July 07, 2006

For those of you who are regular readers of this column, it will come as no surprise that today’s topic is one related to energy efficiency. Keeping our globe cool means generating less heat in all of our pursuits—or at least burning less oil or gas. -more-


Garden Variety: Stake Your Young Tree Carefully After Planting

By Ron Sullivan
Friday July 07, 2006

Last week I left my readers with a newly installed plant, in its hole of the right size and (shallow) depth, with soil amendments, if any, added on top to be worked in gradually by our ancient allies, the earthworms and other burrowers in the soil. -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday July 07, 2006

Have You Talked to Your Kids? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday July 07, 2006

FRIDAY, JULY 7 -more-