UC PERFORMING ARTS’ ‘DOLLY’S WEST KITCHEN’
Final performances of Dolly’s West Kitchen, Frank McGuinness’s play about a family in Donegal (just across the border from Ulster) in the closing days of World War II, will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zellerbach Playhouse. The play, which documents rising tensions in the neutral Republic of Ireland (including rumors of a British invasion) and in Dolly’s home, with divided loyalties and the scandal of adultery brewing, is the latest example of UC Performing Arts’ new, eclectic and ambitious production schedule. Christine Nicholson directed this piece by the noted playwright and screenwriter of Dancing at Lughnasa. $8-14. 642-8268. http://theater.berkeley.edu.
PFA HOSTS ANTONIONI RETROSPECTIVE
Pacific Film Archive is presenting a retrospective of the work of modernist director Michelangelo Antonioni. Antonioni had his roots in the neo-realist school of Italian filmmaking but soon moved beyond it into the langorous, minimalist films that would make his reputation, a body of work that often depicts the world and the human soul as vast, empty landscapes. The series runs through April 22. $4-$8. 2575 Bancroft Way. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
THE NEW WORLD OF FIGURATIVE ART
“Somebody: The New World of Figurative Art” opens today (Friday) at ACCI Gallery with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The show features works by a group of artists in various mediums and runs through March 31. 1652 Shattuck Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. www.accigallery.com.