BERKELEY’S LAND AND EARLY NEIGHBORHOODS
The Berkeley History and Architecture Series begins this week with Richard Schwartz, author of Berkeley 1900 and Earthquake Exodus 1906, speaking on “Berkeley: Her Land and Her Gift of Early Neighborhoods” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St. The series will continue every other month, on the last Thurday of the month. $15-$20 for each reading; $45-$60 for the series. For information call Arlene Baxter at 848-4288.
Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company’s new movement theater piece combines hip-hop, modern and aerial dance, rap and spoken word in the exploration of issues of family, gun violence and global warming. Performances are Friday and Saturday at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland. $12-$20, sliding scale for adults and $6 for youth under 18. 597-1619. www.destinyarts.org.
PFA SCREENS DISNEY’S SILLY SYMPHONIES
Russell Merritt, author of Walt
Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series, will introduce a program of Disney’s Silly Symphonies at 3 p.m. Saturday at Pacific Film Archive as part of PFA’s ongoing Matinees for All Ages series. Merritt will be available to sign copies of his book, which will be on sale at a discount for PFA patrons. Tickets: $4-$8. 2575 Bancroft Way. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.