Arts & Eventz

New: Arts In Berkeley

By the Berkeley Arts Festival
Wednesday April 21, 2010 - 11:07:00 AM

The Berkeley Arts Festival calendar tracks local performances of special interest: -more-


East Bay Top Tips: April 23 through May 2

By Bay City News
Tuesday April 20, 2010 - 10:32:00 PM

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY AT OAKLAND -- ongoing. The -more-


Museums and Exhibits in the East Bay: April 23 through May 2

By Bay City News
Tuesday April 20, 2010 - 10:27:00 PM

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY AT OAKLAND -- ongoing. The -more-


Folk,Jazz,Pop,Rock for the East Bay: April 23 through May 2

By Bay City News
Tuesday April 20, 2010 - 10:14:00 PM

924 GILMAN ST. -- All ages welcome. -more-


Theater for the East Bay: APRIL 23 THROUGH MAY 2

By Bay City News
Tuesday April 20, 2010 - 10:08:00 PM

AMADOR THEATER -- OPENING -- "Treasure Island,'' April 23 through May 2, Apr. 23, -more-


Classical Music in the East Bay: APRIL 23 THROUGH MAY 2

By Bay City News
Sunday April 18, 2010 - 11:04:00 PM

BERKELEY CITY CLUB -- -more-


UC's BareStage Does Sondheim Proud

By John A. McMullen II
Tuesday April 20, 2010 - 12:44:00 PM
BB Wolf (Nicholas Weinbach) gives LRR Hood (Jaclyn Friedenthal) a pre-dinner squeeze in BareStage’s INTO THE WOOD playing thru this Sunday at UC Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Student Union.

I went with jaundiced eye and requisite skepticism to a musical on the UC campus Friday night. The directors had no previous experience and the cast were largely not even theatre majors. Once into the Lower Level of the Cesar Chavez Student Union cati-corner to Zellerbach, I noticed the lobby was in need of a paint job and the acoustic ceiling tile were stained; short-budgeted community colleges I’ve taught at looked better than this. However, it was sold out. Friday night in April with little to do? Lots of friends and family of the cast attending? -more-


WILD NEIGHBORS: Chickens in the Mist

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday April 20, 2010 - 01:06:00 PM
Rooster asks for political asylum, Kokee Lodge parking lot, Kaua'i.

Chickens were not high on the agenda when we went to Kaua’i. We hoped to see some of the endangered native forest birds, and the seabirds that nest on the North Shore. But chickens were inescapable. They greeted us at the airport in Lihue. They wandered around the hotel where we spent the first night. There were chickens on the beaches, chickens along the highway. (But relatively few road-killed chickens—far fewer than the dead armadillos you’d see in a comparable-sized chunk of Texas.) -more-


Arts Calendar

Thursday April 15, 2010 - 04:37:00 PM

For all kinds of arts events this week and in the future, check berkeleyartsfestival.com -more-


San Francisco Symphony Presents Charlie Chaplin's 'Gold Rush' In All its Glory

By Justin DeFreitas
Wednesday April 14, 2010 - 10:33:00 PM

At first glance, the silent slapstick comedy and the epic would appear to be incompatible. The latter requires a grand scale and heroism to match, while the former is essentially a chamber piece, a small, tightly framed story of a ridiculous clown. -more-


Berkeley Arts Festival Will Use the New Magnes Museum Building in May

By Bonnie Hughes
Wednesday April 14, 2010 - 04:31:00 PM

Hooray! The Berkeley Arts Festival finally has a home thanks to the Judah L. Magnes Museum. They are generously letting us use the space at 2121 Allston Way where they will move from their Russell Street location in 2011. We will be there for the entire month of May. With little lead time for scheduling we ask you to check this space regularly for newly scheduled events. We will open with a concert by pianist Sarah Cahill on May 1. Among others taking part in the Festival will be John Schott, Dan Plonsey, Jerry Kuderna, Dean Santomieri, Graham Connagh, Bill Crossman and India Cooke, and many, many more. -more-


Ibsen at the Aurora: John Gabriel Bortman

By Ken Bullock
Wednesday April 14, 2010 - 03:44:00 PM

A man, holed up in a room above the parlor of his home after a financial scandal, once so popular the whole country called him by his first name. Twin sisters who have loved him, one his bitter wife, competing for the loyalty of his gay blade son, himself led in tow by a young widow. The shamed man's last loyal ally, an awkward, would-be poet, the only one who visits him in his upstairs exile ...A man, holed up in a room above the parlor of his home after a financial scandal, once so popular the whole country called him by his first name. Twin sisters who have loved him, one his bitter wife, competing for the loyalty of his gay blade son, himself led in tow by a young widow. The shamed man's last loyal ally, an awkward, would-be poet, the only one who visits him in his upstairs exile ... -more-


The Poor Players at the City Club Next Week

By Ken Bullock
Wednesday April 14, 2010 - 04:52:00 PM

"A comedy about a missing dog ... a delayed dinner ... an elderly teenager ... the young at heart ... domestic chaos ..." -more-


Nordic Mysteries: The Millenium Trilogy

By Ralph Stone
Thursday April 15, 2010 - 11:25:00 AM

I recently saw "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," based on Swedish mystery writer Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. The other two books are "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest." The movie and the book introduce Lisbeth Salander, played by Swedish actress Noomi Rapace. She is a unique figure in fiction. She is Goth-like in appearance, autistic and bisexual with a distrust of authority, an amazing ability with a computer, a photographic memory and astonishing physical courage, and while not physically attractive, is sexually appealing to both men and women. And yes, she has a large tattoo of a dragon on her back. She is a rare example of a feminist heroine who doesn't hate men, just men who hate women. Throughout the Trilogy, Larsson weaves in her background of childhood abuse and violence. My minor quibble with Ms. Rapace is that she is too pretty. But otherwise, Ms. Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, who plays Mikael Blomkvist, the other main character, are well cast. -more-


Pedro Costa's Fontainhas

By Justin DeFreitas
Thursday April 15, 2010 - 08:17:00 AM

Pedro Costa's Ossos marked a turning point in the his career, the moment when the Portuguese director found his subject matter if not his voice. -more-


Some Upcoming Events

Wednesday April 14, 2010 - 04:30:00 PM