ETHNOPOETICIST READS AT MOE’S
Dale Pendell, a poet, software engineer, and long-time student of ethnobotany, will read from Inspired Madness at 7:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Moe’s Books. Best known for his books of epic entheogenic poetry, Pendell was the founding editor of KUKSU: Journal of Backcountry Writing. He has led workshops on ethnobotany and ethnopoetics for the Naropa Institute and the Botanical Preservation Corps. 2476 Telegraph Ave.
DISCUSS THEIR WORK
The Berkeley Art Center is hosting an artists’ talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for its new exhibition, “Constructions,” featuring the art of Jenny Honnert Abell, Marya Krogstad and Thomas Morphis, all of whom work—in different and challenging ways—in collage, assemblage and found object media. All three of the exhibiting artists will take part in the discussion. 1275 Walnut St. For details, see www.berkeleyartcenter.org.
BEANBENDERS REUNITE FOR ARTS FESTIVAL GIG
The Berkeley Arts Festival’s May 4 concert of Dan Plonsey’s “Daniel Popsicle” will be a reunion of some of the Beanbenders musicians, including John Schott, Tom Yoder, Lynn Murdock and Randy McKean. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Fidelity Bank Building, 2323 Shattuck Ave. $10-$20. For details, 665-9496 or www.berkeleyartsfestival.com.