50 YEARS OF GREAT ARTHOUSE CINEMA
Pacific Film Archive continues its series of classic foreign and arthouse cinema from Janus Films with three screenings this weekend: Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water (1962) at 7 p.m. Friday; Juan Antonio Bardem’s Death of a Cyclist (Spain, 1955) at 9 p.m. Friday; Carl Dreyer’s Day of Wrath (Denmark, 1943) at 3 p.m. Sunday; and Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (Sweden, 1957) at 6-5 p.m. Sunday. 2575 Bancroft Way. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
‘METANOIA, A UNIVERSALIST MASS’
Local composer Daniel Zwiekel ben Avram will premiere “Metanoia, A Universalist Mass” as a benefit for the School of the Americas Watch at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Church. $10 donation.1640 Addison St. (925) 427-9611.
KENYAN NOVELIST READS IN OAKLAND
Kenyan novelist, playwright and poet Ngugi wa Thiong’o will read from his latest novel, Wizard of the Crow, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the African American Museum and Library. 659 14th Street, Oakland. 637-0200.
‘WHEN I WAS A BOY IN BROOKLYN’
Gary Lapow brings his multi-media musical memoir of life in the 1940s and ’50s—Coney Island, stickball, doo wop, and the Brooklyn Dodgers—to the Jewish Community Center at 4 p.m. Sunday. $12-$15. 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley.848-0237.