EAST BAY SYMPHONY AT THE PARAMOUNT
The Oakland East Bay Symphony will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s bright, melodic
Scheherazade and one of the orchestral suites of
Shostakovich at 8 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theater. The concert will be preceded by a lecture at 7 p.m. $15-$62. 2025 Broadway, Oakland. 652-8497.
FAMILY MATINEE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL
presents the 16th annual Family
Ice Cream Social
at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with the “Strega Nona Festival.” The beloved characters from Tomie dePaola’s popular “Strega Nona” stories come to life on stage in this new production, featuring actors age 9 to 85.
Oakland-based Stagebridge is the nation’s oldest senior theater company. It uses theater and storytelling to bridge the generation gap and to promote positive attitudes toward aging. Arts First Oakland, 2501 Harrison Ave., Oakland. Adults $10, children $5.
For reservations and ticket
information, call 444-4755 or visit www.stagebridge.org.
A BIT OF JAZZ ON A
The Berkeley Public Library continues its free film and
discussion series about innovators and developments in jazz moderated by musician Dee Spencer from 2-4 p.m. Monday at the downtown library’s Community Room. The event features rare footage in combination with more familiar images to illuminate the depths of jazz in pursuit of a group discussion. 2090 Kittridge St.