Arts & Eventz

Popmusic-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:49:00 AM

"BERKELEY WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL," -- June 5. Event features free continuous performances by some of the finest world music artists. Venues include performances in various Telegraph Ave. cafes and shops, near UC campus and a featured concert in People's Park, 1-6 p.m., sponsored by Amoeba Music. -more-


Classical Music-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:31:00 AM

BERKELEY CITY CLUB -more-


Readings-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:51:00 AM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Stage-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:51:00 AM

ALTARENA PLAYHOUSE -more-


Professional Dance Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:50:00 AM

LESHER CENTER FOR THE ARTS -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:35:00 AM

CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:54:00 AM

AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER -more-


Museums-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:43:00 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-


Galleries-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:38:00 AM

"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-


Theater Review: Everybody Loves a Good Dog Story

By John A. McMullen, II
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 05:34:00 PM
Analisa Svehaug, in the title role of stray-dog Sylvia, cowers at the growl of her master’s jealous wife, played by Leontyne Mbele-Mbong.

It’s a simple tale with a poignant, comedic story line (just like a dog!): NYC middle-aged, upper-middle-class, work-disgruntled shlub meets stray dog in the park and brings her home.Wife—who is filling her empty nest with teaching Shakespeare to inner-city children and relishing her freedom—does not like this mutt, and, not without reason, views her as a rival for her husband’s affections. -more-


Theatre Review: "The Cat Has Chlamydia": God's Ear at Shotgun

by John A. McMullen II
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 01:21:00 PM
Featuring (LtoR): Keith Pinto, Beth Wilmurt, Melinda Meeng, Nika Ezell Pappas.

Hey! You may be living in a Golden Age of Theatre right here in Berkeley! Wake up and go buy a ticket! -more-


The Whistler Sees All at PFA

By Justin DeFreitas
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 10:50:00 AM

During radio's golden age, there was a surfeit of mysterious men who stalked the airwaves. The Shadow clouded men's minds as he battled big-city crime; the macabre punster Raymond opened a creaking door to reveal each chilling tale from the Inner Sanctum; and every week The Mysterious Traveler invited listeners to "journey into the strange and terrifying." -more-


New: Shadowlight Puppetry at Cowell Theater in San Francisco This Weekend

By Ken Bullock
Thursday May 27, 2010 - 09:17:00 AM

Larry Reed with his Shadowlight Productions has spent decades expanding on the art of shadow puppetry, which he learned in Bali, with techniques from cinematography (which he studied at the SF Art Institute), live music and stories from cultures all over the world, and an international cast of collaborators. Shadowlight shows always have a new wrinkle, using projections, live actors in specially-made masks as shadow actors. This weekend only, at Cowell Theater in San Francisco's Fort Mason, Shadowlight presents THE GOOD-FOR-NOTHING LOVER, from a Ming Dynasty folk song cycle, as translated by Beat Era San Francisco Poets C. H. Kwock and Vincent McHugh, with live music (on stand-up bass and Guo Qin, fretless zither), modern and traditional dance, singing and dialogue in Chinese and English, calligraphy and Abstract Expressionism ("Action Painting")--and a new fluid, experimental storytelling theatrical form, by an international troupe, from a company that never stops experimenting. -more-


God's Ear at Shotgun: Another Take

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 01:26:00 PM

On an expressionistic set by Lisa Clark that seems poised to feature THE SNOW QUEEN, a talkative, dysfunctional family plays out what would be a whimsical, if tortuous, opera comique of words, words, words—the vernacular, ever in flux--with attendant ballet, if the occasion wasn't the drowning of a son, with the verbal upshot from grotesque strangers and fantasy figures spiraling around other lost boys ... -more-


Outdoors-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:47:00 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-


General-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:40:00 AM

"CHOCOLATE AND CHALK ART FESTIVAL," -- June 5. The sidewalks along North Shattuck Ave. in the Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood in Berkeley will host artists young and old, professional and greenhorn at this annual event, including a chalk art contest judged at 4 p.m. with prizes up to $250, chocolate sampling and more. -more-


Dance-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:36:00 AM

ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA -more-


Tours And Activities-East Bay Through June 30

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:54:00 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-


Kids-East Bay Through June 6

Tuesday May 25, 2010 - 11:41:00 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-