Arts & Eventz

Arts Calendar

Tuesday November 28, 2006

TUESDAY, NOV. 28 -more-


Arts and Entertainment: Around the East Bay

Tuesday November 28, 2006

MUSIC FROM THREE GREAT COMPOSERS -more-


Season Begins for Holiday Concerts and Events

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 28, 2006

As the holidays begin, so do the special performances that feature the kinds of song associated with the season, and other musical events that accent its profundity. This coming Sunday, Dec. 3, is Advent Sunday; many concerts are scheduled, some spilling over into the following week. All are an antidote to the canned Christmas music that provides a soundtrack to the rounds of shopping. -more-


Books: PEN Oakland Awards Honor Many Voices

Tuesday November 28, 2006

PEN Oakland’s 16th Annual Josephine Miles Literary Awards and 10th Annual Literary Censorship Award will be presented this Sunday at the Oakland Public Library. -more-


Osage Orange Trees — A Transplant in Time

By Ron Sullivan, Special to the Planet
Tuesday November 28, 2006

I’m stretching the boundaries of “East Bay” because I just like this odd tree. I first encountered it a few years back, along a dirt road east of Fairfield, where we look for mountain plovers. I spotted a number of unlikely objects on the grassy shoulder: Osage oranges, hedgeballs, Indiana brains, Maclura pomifera fruit. They were strewn along the roadside for yards, under a row of little deciduous trees. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday November 28, 2006

TUESDAY, NOV. 28 -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday November 24, 2006

FRIDAY, NOV. 24 -more-


Around the East Bay

Friday November 24, 2006

EAST BAY COMPANIES PERFORM ‘365 PLAYS’ -more-


The Battle for Good Modern Design on Campus

By John Kenyon Special to the Planet
Friday November 24, 2006

The splendid early buildings of UC Berkeley’s campus are more radical than first appears. California Hall from 1905, the first unit of John Galen Howard’s Beaux Arts ensemble, looks solidly traditional, yet one of its main features is an enormous skylight that illuminates not only the big attic, but, via a glass floor, an elegant atrium below. There was nothing more truly modern than this until the galleries-hanging-in-space of Mario Campi’s 1970 art museum. -more-


The Theater: Impact Theatre Stages ‘Jukebox Stories’ at La Val’s

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday November 24, 2006

Never has there been a more perfect show, site-specific in fact, for La Val’s Subterranean than Impact Theatre’s current production of Jukebox Stories, Prince Gomilvilas’ performance of his own prose alongside Brandon Patton singing songs and the interaction between the two—as well as with the audience. -more-


Moving Pictures: New to DVD: Doppelgangers and Femme Fatales

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday November 24, 2006

The holiday season is the time of year when the big Hollywood studios roll out their best films, the logic being that the Academy Award voters have short memories. But it is also the time when the studios and the smaller DVD companies bring out many of their most prestigious titles, often in special editions. -more-


Garden Variety: In the Garden and the Wild, Ends Are Also Beginnings

By Ron Sullivan
Friday November 24, 2006

I suppose it’s the season that’s pulling my thoughts toward the organisms and processes of decay: molds, mildews, earthworms, compost in general. Certainly I’m encountering them a lot lately, in the garden and in the wilds. We’ve had just enough rain to encourage little brown mushrooms to pop up, and the more annoying fungi and their companions on plants and walls and books and shower curtains are getting bolder too. Our winter companions, fungi are often such agents of destruction that we can just plain hate them. -more-


Ask Matt: Questions About Insurance and Shingles

By Matt Cantor
Friday November 24, 2006

Dear Matt, -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By LARRY GUILLOT
Friday November 24, 2006

Have You Met Your Neighbors? -more-


Property Perspectives: What’s Really Happening in The Local Real Estate Market?

By TIM CANNON
Friday November 24, 2006

The news headlines resound of doom and gloom for the real estate market; but what is the back story? Most of these articles refer to the national scene, and to certain parts of the country that are the hardest hit. “18 percent drop here, 16 percent drop there, no relief in sight.” -more-