MUSIC FROM THREE GREAT COMPOSERS
The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Aaron Copland’s American Songs and the world premiere of Julian White’s She Walks in Beauty, as well as excerpts from The Children’s Hour and Five Parables, at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. www.bcco.org.
BAY AREA ARCHITECTURE
Author Mitchell Schwarzer will discuss his new book, Architecture of the San Francisco Bay Are: A History and Guide, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Builders Booksource, 1817 Fourth St. 845-6874.
CLASSICS IN EL CERRITO
The Cerrito Theater continues its series of weekend classics with Gene Kelly’s Singin’ in the Rain (1952) at 6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. All ages welcome. 10070 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. www.picturepubpizza.com.
A documentary about the plight of independent bookstores, Indies Under Fire, will be screened and followed by a discussion with director Jacob Bricca, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 30 at Black Oak Books. The film tells the stories of three stores fighting for survival: In Capitola, a developer’s plans for a new Borders prompts fierce debate; in Palo Alto, the closing of Printers Inc. Bookstore prompts a local citizen to mortgage his house to save the store, and in Santa Cruz, protests and vandalism ensue when a new Borders moves into town. 1491 Shattuck Ave. 486-0698.