Arts & Events

Classical Music-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 10:29:00 AM

ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL LITTLE THEATER -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 10:32:00 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-San Francisco Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 10:31:00 AM

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE COMPLEX -more-


Professional Dance- Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:13:00 PM

DESTINY ARTS CENTER -more-


Readings-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:16:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS Joshua Braff, June 9, 7 p.m. The author talks about "Peep Show.'' Katherine A. Briccetti, June 10, 7 p.m. The author talks about "Blood Strangers.'' Kristin Craven, June 11, 7 p.m. The author talks about "Perfectly Revolting: My Glamorous Cartooning Career.'' Kristen Chandler, June 12, 4 p.m. The author talks about "Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me.'' 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland. (510) 339-8210, www.greatgoodplace.indiebound.com.< -more-


Stage-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:21:00 PM

ALTARENA PLAYHOUSE -more-


Galleries-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:18:00 PM

ALBASTUDIOS AND GALLERY -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:24:00 PM

AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER -more-


Theatre Review:“I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.” –Noël Coward

By John A. McMullen II
Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 12:20:00 PM
Molly Bell & Carl J. Danielsen hoof their hearts out at The Marvelous Party playing thru June 26 at Center Rep.

This past Sunday, I opted to spend my 1,492nd sunny weekend afternoon in a darkened theatre, so I drove from Oakland through the Cold-to-Hot tunnel to the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek to see The Marvelous Party at Center Rep. Bay Area Critic Circle awarded this company best musical last year, so I wanted to see what was up out there.I found I could joyously give the late Sir Noël Coward the criticism he so loved! -more-


Berkeley High Alumnus Julian Pollack at Yoshi's on Monday

By Ken Bullock
Friday June 04, 2010 - 01:49:00 PM

Pianist-songwriter Julian Waterfall Pollack will appear with his fellow Berkeley High alums, bassist Noah Garabdeian and drummer Evan Hughes, to celebrate his new CD INFINITE PLAYGROUND (Junebeat Records), on Monday, June 7, 8 p. m. at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Jack London Square in Oakland. Tickets: $14. 238-9200; www.yoshis.com -more-


Wild Neighbors: The Wild Turkey: Threat or Menace?

Joe Eaton
Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 03:04:00 PM

I’ve avoided wild turkeys as a subject since that unpleasant business with the Sierra Club a couple of years ago, when I caught hell for writing that the environmental impact of these introduced birds had not yet been documented. Now, finally, there’s a study, published last year in the journal Western Birds, entitled “Food Habits of the Wild Turkeys in National Forests of Northern California and Central Oregon.”Does it shed badly needed light on the controversy? Well, sort of. -more-


Restoration Comedy:Trial by Modification

By Jane Powell
Sunday May 30, 2010 - 02:54:00 PM

I'm ba-aack! And I've finally come up with an actual title for my column, which pretty much describes my life as well. I'll still mostly be writing about stuff related to old houses, though it may cross into real estate, land use, historic preservation, and whatever else the editor allows me to rant about. But I consider the comedy part of the title to be as important as the restoration part. -more-


Berkeley Butterfly Walk

by Steven Finacom
Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:52:00 PM
The hike led to the crest of Panoramic Hill.

About a dozen people joined eminent UC entomologist Jerry Powell on Saturday, May 29, 2010 for a leisurely butterfly-watching walk along trails at the top of Berkeley’s Panoramic Hill. -more-


Museums-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:25:00 PM

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-


Museums-San Francisco Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:27:00 PM

ASIAN ART MUSEUM OF SAN FRANCISCO The Asian Art Museum-Chon-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture recently unveiled its new building in San Francisco's Civic Center. The building, the former San Francisco Public Library, has been completely retrofitted and rebuilt to house San Francisco's significant collection of Asian treasures. The museum offers complimentary audio tours of the museum's collection galleries. -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:29:00 PM

"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 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 10:33:00 AM

ASHKENAZ Balkan Folkdance, June 9, 8 p.m. $7. 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. (510) 525-5054, www.ashkenaz.com.< -more-


Outdoors-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:27:00 PM

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 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:28:00 PM

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-


Exhibits-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:31:00 PM

BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL BRANCH -more-


General-East Bay Through June 13

Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 06:30:00 PM

"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-


Don't Miss This

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Sunday May 30, 2010 - 03:14:00 PM

Readers of this week's Online Planet will find a brand new, and we hope stimulating, feature "Don't Miss This," a list of especially interesting cultural, political and community events in the Bay Area. Given that "June is Busting Out All Over", listing announcements for the coming month is a daunting task. Herewith are just a few of the attractions available in June: -more-


Film Review: “Living in Emergency” — On the Ground with “Doctors without Borders”

by Gar Smith
Tuesday June 01, 2010 - 03:25:00 PM

The film on Doctors without Borders will be playing at the Rialto Elmwood in Berkeley and the Opera Plaza in San Francisco, opening on June 4. -more-