Arts & Events

CLASSICAL MUSIC-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:04:00 PM

BERKELEY ART MUSEUM AND PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE -- -more-


STAGE-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:06:00 PM

AURORA THEATRE COMPANY -- CLOSING -- "John Gabriel Borkman," by David Eldridge, through May 9, Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. After serving eight years in prison for embezzlement, Borkman plans a comeback. $15-$55. -more-


GENERAL-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:10:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -- Kathi Goldmark and Sam Barry, May 8, 7 p.m. The authors talk about "Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now.'' -more-


GALLERIES-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:01:00 PM

BAY AREA HEART GALLERY -- Exhibit consists of photographs of children, youth and families, accompanied by their compelling stories. The joint exhibit opens in the Alameda County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland and at the Eden Area Multi-Service Center, 24100 Amador Way, Hayward. -more-


EXHIBITS-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:02:00 PM

BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH -- -more-


POPMUSIC-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:05:00 PM

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


CLASSICAL MUSIC-SAN FRANCISCO THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:03:00 PM

CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -- -more-


Exhibition: “Women Hold Up Half The Sky: Bay Area Women's Posters of the 1970s and 1980s”

How do we remember a social protest movement? Often by words that have been left behind: founding documents, manifestos, flyers, and the like. But visual artifacts can be powerful too: sometimes a movement’s images reveal its deepest character and commitments. -more-


Oakland Museum re-opening this weekend

By Steven Finacom
Monday April 26, 2010 - 09:16:00 PM

The Oakland Museum of California reopens the weekend of May 1-2, 2010 with a continuous 31-hour long stream of events. The main building has been closed for two years for extensive renovations and creation of what the museum calls a “re-imagined” exhibit program. -more-


BAHA House Tour Focuses on Julia Morgan

By Daniella Thompson
Monday April 26, 2010 - 09:10:00 PM

Nine houses designed by Julia Morgan in the Claremont and Elmwood districts will be open on the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s Spring House Tour, to take place Sunday, May 2, between 1 pm and 5 pm. -more-


Berkeley Arts Festival Starts This Weekend with Sarah Cahill and the Dazzling Divas

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 01:38:00 PM

The Berkeley Arts Festival will soon be in full swing, starting this weekend on Saturday with pianist Sarah Cahill at 8pm and continuing on Sunday at 8 pm with the Dazzling Divas ,Pamela Connelly, Kathleen Moss and Eliza O'Malley and pianist Hadley McCarroll,presenting favorites from the opera repertoire. -more-


East Bay Then and Now:The Goddards and Julia Morgan

by Daniella Thompson
Wednesday April 28, 2010 - 06:16:00 PM
2615, 2617, 2619 Parker St., designed by Julia Morgan for Louise Goddard in 1905.

Around the turn of the last century, it was common practice for middle-class or well-to-do families with adolescent children to move their residence to Berkeley in order to secure good education for their young. Among those was the household of Clark and Louise Goddard. -more-


TOURS AND ACTIVITIES-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 31

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 11:55:00 AM

ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM -- Ardenwood farm is a working farm that dates back to the time of the Patterson Ranch, a 19th-century estate with a mansion and Victorian Gardens. Today, the farm still practices farming techniques from the 1870s. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free with regular admission. -more-


OUTDOORS-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 11:57:00 AM

ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM -- Ardenwood farm is a working farm that dates back to the time of the Patterson Ranch, a 19th-century estate with a mansion and Victorian Gardens. Today, the farm still practices farming techniques from the 1870s. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free with regular admission. -more-


MUSEUMS-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 11:58:00 AM

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY AT OAKLAND -- The Oakland Public Library's museum is designed to discover, preserve, interpret and share the cultural and historical experiences of African Americans in California and the West. In addition, a three-panel mural is on permanent display. -more-


KIDS-EAST BAY THROUGH MAY 9

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:00:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -- -more-


TOURS AND ACTIVITIES-SAN FRANCISCO THROUGH MAY 31

Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 11:51:00 AM

ALCATRAZ ISLAND TOURS -- On the Island, The National Park Service offers a captioned orientation video with historical footage, self-guided walks, exhibits, and Ranger interpretive talks. Also available is an award-winning audio tour in the prison Cell House with actual interviews of former guards and inmates, available in six languages. There is a steep uphill walk to the Cell House. -more-


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

By Bay City News
Friday April 23, 2010 - 11:30:00 AM

924 GILMAN ST. – -more-


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

By Bay City News
Friday April 23, 2010 - 09:53:00 AM

BERKELEY CITY CLUB -- -more-


Theater for the East Bay: APRIL 23 THROUGH MAY 2

By Bay City News
Friday April 23, 2010 - 10:55:00 AM

AMADOR THEATER-more-


Opening Choices This Week Around and About East Bay Theater

By Ken Bullock
Thursday April 22, 2010 - 06:36:00 PM

Three openings this week: seasoned local playwright James Keller directs--and performs as a playwright--in his dire domestic comedy, Good Housekeeping, with local actress Martha Luhrmann playing a role based on herself, the show in a wacky family setting based on Martha's household. -more-


The Second Annual Bay Area Musicians' Self-Help Healthcare Fundraiser is Tonight (Friday)

By Ken Bullock
Thursday April 22, 2010 - 07:24:00 PM

Featuring some of the finest Jazz players in the Bay Area--and the nation--with names like saxophonist John Handy, trumpeter Eddie Gale, trumpeter Clifford Brown III, Donald "Duck" Bailey, E. W. Wainwright & the Roots of Jazz, saxohonists Michael James and Louis Jordan, David Hardiman, bassist Marcus Shelby, Will Nichols and guitarist Calvin Keys (many from the East Bay), The Second Annual Bay Area Musicians' Self-Help Healthcare Fundraiser will be going on from Friday night, April 23, at 7:30, throughout Saturday, into the evening, at Velma's, 2246 Jerrold Ave.. (near Bayshore, just south of Cesar Chavez) in San Francisco. An exceptional deal: donations $5-$10; (415) 824-7646 or brownpapertickets.com -more-


Girlfriend is All About Love, Love, Love

By John A. McMullen II
Thursday April 22, 2010 - 10:25:00 PM
(l to r) Ryder Bach and Jason Hite star in the world premiere of Girlfriend, a new musical at Berkeley Rep wound around the tender love songs of Matthew Sweet’s landmark album, playing thru May 9.

Remember when you were 17 and it was a very good year? Remember when school was out for summer, school was out forever? I went to the B-Rep on Wednesday, and—well, just feel lucky you live in Berkeley, ‘cause this is the place it’s all coming from these days. -more-


Islamic Culture Panel at Oakland Library

By Ken Bullock
Thursday April 22, 2010 - 07:59:00 PM

Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco journalist and author of the American Book Award-winning Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots, detailing historic influence of Arab and Muslim culture on many things American, from the influence of Persian poetry on the thought and verse of Ralph Waldo Emerson through Arabic music and The Doors, will talk onstage with Yahsmin Mayaan Binti Bobo and Hamsa Van Boom this Saturday at 6 p. m. at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison, near the Main Library on 14th Street in Downtown Oakland. $5-$7. 832-7600; www.iccnc.org -more-


East Bay Then and Now:The Goddards and Julia Morgan

by Daniella Thompson
Thursday April 22, 2010 - 06:18:00 PM
2615, 2617, 2619 Parker St., designed by Julia Morgan for Louise Goddard in 1905.

Around the turn of the last century, it was common practice for middle-class or well-to-do families with adolescent children to move their residence to Berkeley in order to secure good education for their young. Among those was the household of Clark and Louise Goddard. -more-