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Arts Calendar

Friday May 25, 2007

FRIDAY, MAY 25 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Friday May 25, 2007

BERKELEY ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENTS ‘LOVE’ -more-


Moving Pictures: PFA Presents ‘Shohei Imamura’s Japan’

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday May 25, 2007

Think of Japanese cinema and one of two things probably comes to mind: either the robust, action-filled, western-influenced samurai movies of Akira Kurosawa, or the more refined, restrained and elegant films of directors such as Yasujiro Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi, or Mikio Naruse. -more-


The Theater: Shotgun Players Stage Mamet’s ‘Cryptogram’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday May 25, 2007

The night fears and mania of a boy are juxtaposed with two adults’ uncomfortable discoveries of ambiguity, betrayal, abandonment and the unreliability of memory in the brilliant, tortuously overlapping dialogue that powers David Mamet’s semi-autobiographical Cryptogram at the Ashby Stage in a Shotgun Players production. -more-


Garden Variety: Try Not to Poison Your Neighbor’s Baby Food

By Ron Sullivan
Friday May 25, 2007

It’s bug time! The plants in the garden are just starting to thrive and get real leaves; the flowers are midway in their annual sequential display; what was mud is starting to look like future meals. -more-


About the House: How to Handle a Condo at Forty

By Matt Cantor
Friday May 25, 2007

Woody Allen says “When you're forty, half of you belongs to the past—and when you’re seventy, nearly all of you.” -more-


Quake Tip of the Week

By Larry Guillot
Friday May 25, 2007

Bad Advice From PG&E? -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday May 25, 2007

FRIDAY, MAY 25 -more-


Correction

Friday May 25, 2007

Due to an edited error, in the May 22 story “Chronicle Newsroom Slashed, East Bay Express Goes Indie” the new ownership of the East Bay Express was incorrectly reported. -more-


Arts Calendar

Tuesday May 22, 2007

TUESDAY, MAY 22 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday May 22, 2007

SONGS AND POEMS OF BERTOLT BRECHT -more-


The Theater: Berkeley Playwright Makes Hometown Debut

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Tuesday May 22, 2007

In a swirl of scenes that quickly alternate between darkness and light, at first very different in what they show, then interpenetrating, Just Theater stages the Bay Area premiere of Berkeley native Anne Washburn’s “text about message,” I Have Loved Strangers, for just three more performances, through Saturday. -more-


Green Neighbors: The Tough, Sweet Beauty of Cecile Brunner Roses

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday May 22, 2007

It’s been a crappy year for wildflowers, but a great one for roses. When I mistook something for a startling pink tree and then realized it was a ‘Cecile Brunner’ rose climbing fifteen feet up a utility-pole guywire, and then did the same double-take for the same cultivar climbing a tree on Sacramento Avenue, I decided to write about roses this week. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday May 22, 2007

TUESDAY, MAY 22 -more-