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Friday August 31, 2007

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 -more-


The Theater: ‘Viaticum: The Carnal Table’ — A Theatrical Feast

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Friday August 31, 2007

I’m dying! Bring in the gravediggers. Let the mourners come.” On a set out of a Gothic fairytale (designed by Kim A. Tolman)—a crypt with a crazy rose window above, a hovering eye and the Mona Lisa with her face half covered by a hand as she gazes out over the audience, a chessboard below as flooring—Saul Strange (David Usner, himself a skydiver) writhes on his seeming deathbed, rigged with parachute lines, in an upbeat final agony, attended by his family with painted faces (and occasionally a fantastic creature, a kind of celestial butoh drag queen, played by Kinji Hayashi). -more-


Action and Exuberance on Display at SFMOMA

By Justin DeFreitas
Monday April 26, 2010 - 02:09:00 PM

Time is running out to see a superb and fascinating photography exhibit at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. “Think While You Shoot!” a career-spanning retrospective of the tremendously varied body of work by Hungarian-born photographer Martin Munkacsi, runs through Sept. 16. -more-


Open House in Focus: Elmwood Townhouse in Cluster on View This Sunday

By Steven Finacom
Friday August 31, 2007

The address 2411-31 Russell St. in southeast Berkeley is a small cluster of mid-century townhouses on the edge of a fashionable neighborhood where stately brown shingle and period revival houses claim most of the curb appeal and attention. -more-


Garden Variety: More Container Planting: Material Differences

By Ron Sullivan
Friday August 31, 2007

Containers for planting are limited only by your imagination—and a few realities, what plants need. -more-


About the House: Time to Consider an On-Demand Water Heater

By Matt Cantor
Friday August 31, 2007

The Europeans have had it all over us for some decades when it comes to energy efficiency. This might have something to do with a political attitude toward wasting energy or sheer economy. In any event, our European brothers and sisters are more inclined to pinch a BTU (that a British Thermal Unit for those of you new to the energy game). -more-


Berkeley This Week

Friday August 31, 2007

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Arts Calendar

Tuesday August 28, 2007

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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-