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Arts Calendar

Friday November 17, 2006

FRIDAY, NOV. 17 -more-


Arts and Entertainment: Around the East Bay

Friday November 17, 2006

PHOTOGRAPHING THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT -more-


Arts: SF Symphony Takes a Lighter Approach

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday November 17, 2006

The San Francisco Symphony is taking a lighter turn for the Thanksgiving holiday, presenting guest conductor David Robertson leading the orchestra in a performance of Charlie Chaplin’s score to his 1931 film City Lights. -more-


Arts: Ackerman’s ‘Ice Glen’ at Aurora Theatre

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday November 17, 2006

In Ice Glen, Joan Ackerman’s play in its West Coast premiere at Aurora Theatre, the eccentric inhabitants of a country estate in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, circa 1919, are disturbed in the pursuit of their various autumnal tasks by the unannounced visit of a Boston editor, seeking to publish the poems of one of the denizens—who doesn’t want her poems published, or even memorized, by a stranger. -more-


Moving Pictures: Examining the Most Notorious Expletive

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday November 17, 2006

Steve Anderson’s new documentary Fuck takes a thorough look at the most multi-faceted of expletives—at its murky, myth-laden origins, its many conjugations, its cathartic, emotive power as well as its power to offend. -more-


Moving Pictures: PFA Screens a New Wave Classic

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday November 17, 2006

The films of Agnes Varda and her husband Jacques Demy could not be more different. -more-


East Bay Then and Now: This West Berkeley Landmark Is a Proud Survivor

By Daniella Thompson
Friday November 17, 2006

The Church of the Good Shepherd, situated on the corner of Ninth Street and Hearst Avenue, was one of the first nine structures designated City of Berkeley Landmarks on Dec. 15, 1975. It is the oldest church building standing in Berkeley, as well as the oldest in continuous use by its founding congregation in the entire East Bay. -more-


Garden Variety: Attack of The Mildew Kingdom

By Ron Sullivan
Friday November 17, 2006

I thrashed myself but good last weekend, just doing a little lightweight gardening. -more-


About the House: Soft Stories, Line-Wire Stucco and Seismic Retrofitting

By Matt Cantor
Friday November 17, 2006

Before I ever look for a single foundation bolt there are a always a few other questions I always have about the building I’m looking at. Of course, I’m talking about earthquake readiness or seismic stability or whatever term-du-jour we’re currently using. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday November 17, 2006

FRIDAY, NOV. 17 -more-


Arts Calendar

Tuesday November 14, 2006

TUESDAY, NOV. 14 -more-


Arts and Entertainment: Around the East Bay

Tuesday November 14, 2006

THE MAGIC OF ANIMATION -more-


Theater: Azeem Brings ‘Rude Boy’ to The Marsh

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 14, 2006

The visitor from New York, who wandered into the Gaia Building lobby by mistake, caught a glimpse of the program for Azeem’s solo show at The Marsh, and said as he left, “I get enough ‘Rude Boy’ at home!” -more-


Step Back in Time at Ardenwood Historic Farm

By Marta Yamamoto, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 14, 2006

Down a tree-canopied lane bordered by lush fields of lettuce, corn and pumpkin. Through a filigreed iron gate and white picket fence. Past goldenrod Arden Station where Tucker waits to pull a visitor-laden rail car to Deer Park Station. Drop out of the frenzied pace of modern life. Get lost in the country estate of a wealthy 20th century farmer, a place caught in time. Visit Ardenwood Farm. -more-


Don’t Lose Your Head for St. John’s Bread

By Ron Sullivan, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 14, 2006

Before it got drafted to be an allegedly “heathier” substitute for chocolate, carob was a dietary staple of poor folks and a treat even for the wealthy. Ceratonia siliqua is a handsome, tough, warm-climate tree that grows long, thick, flat brown pods to cradle its seeds. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday November 14, 2006

TUESDAY, NOV. 14 -more-