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Arts Calendar

Tuesday August 28, 2007

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 -more-


Arts and Entertainment Around the East Bay

Tuesday August 28, 2007

‘VIATICUM’ AT LIVE OAK -more-


Books: Delightful Characters of Bygone Berkeley

Tuesday August 28, 2007

By RICHARD BRENNEMAN -more-


Singer Kim Nalley Wows Downtown Jazz Festival

Tuesday August 28, 2007

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor -more-


Green Neighbors: The Survival of the Birch Beer Canoodle

By Ron Sullivan
Tuesday August 28, 2007

A birch is about as exotic as a banana here, and maybe they’re both ubiquitous in people’s front yards for similar nostalgic reasons—or maybe instead because they’re so outrageous when you know where you are. -more-


Berkeley This Week

Tuesday August 28, 2007

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 -more-


Correction

Tuesday August 28, 2007

Due to overzealous use of the spell-checking function, the name of Pacific Film Archive house pianist Jon Mirsalis was inadvertently printed as Jon Misrules in an Aug. 24 story about avant-garde cinema. We regret the error. -more-


Arts Calendar

Friday August 24, 2007

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 -more-


Around the East Bay

Friday August 24, 2007

HOPE BRIGGS SINGS AT YERBA BUENA -more-


The Tale of Gilgamesh at The Ashby Stage

By Ken Bullock
Friday August 24, 2007

Entering the Ashby Stage for George Charbak’s TheaterInSearch production of the (very) ancient Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh, the spectators see a seated, veiled figure, sculptural, atop a model ziggurat, surrounded by gaping masks of bearded Assyrians on the back walls, as strains of the oud (evocatively played by Larry Klein) resound through the hall. -more-


Kornbluth at Berkeley Rep

By Ken Bullock
Friday August 24, 2007

“We’ve been exporting democracy to other countries around the world—and maybe we ran out! ... a soupcon of democracy, as they like to say at Chez Panisse ... I’m a monologist—and democracy is a dialogue. At least!” -more-


Avant-Garde Cinema, Then and Now: Kino Celebrates Film’s More Eclectic Figures

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday August 24, 2007

A recent driving tour through the wilds of Northern California and Southern Oregon only reaffirmed what I already knew: that Bay Area cinephiles are lucky, especially in these dull summer months of big-budget drivel, to live in a place where film artistry is not only appreciated, but relatively plentiful. -more-


Avant-Garde Cinema, Then and Now: Kiarostami’s ‘Five’ At Pacific Film Archive

By Justin DeFreitas
Friday August 24, 2007

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has always toyed with a minimalist aesthetic, an approach he derived from the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. It is a technique that calls for patience, both from the filmmaker and his audience, with long, meditative shots that allow characters and themes to gradually reveal themselves before the camera. -more-


Architectural Excursions: General Vallejo Practiced the Art of Living Well

By Daniella Thompson
Friday August 24, 2007

We all need a sanity break from Berkeley every now and then, but not everyone can fly off to the Seychelles or to Switzerland when the urge to flee is upon us. -more-


Metonymy in the Garden: Containing Yourself

By Ron Sullivan
Friday August 24, 2007

Glenn Keator talked to the Merritt College Aesthetic Pruning Club’s annual symposium last week about planting in containers, and here are some of the things he said and evoked: -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday August 24, 2007

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 -more-