Arts & Eventz

Classical Music-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:17:00 PM

BERKELEY ART MUSEUM AND PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE -more-


Readings-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 12:54:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:16:00 PM

COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER -more-


Galleries-East Bay Through July 18

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:12:00 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-


Galleries-San Francisco Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:11:00 PM

A440 GALLERY -- -more-


Museums-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:02:00 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-


Professional Dance-San Francisco Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 12:54:00 PM

DANCE MISSION THEATER -more-


Stage-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 12:52:00 PM

ALTARENA PLAYHOUSE -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 11:28:00 AM

ACTORS THEATRE OF SAN FRANCISCO -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:14:00 PM

"SUN SPHERES," -- "Sun Spheres'' is a trio of mosaic sculptures by artist Laurel True at the intersection of Ocean and Granada Avenues in the OMI District of San Francisco. -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:13:00 PM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Museums-San Francisco Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:00:00 PM

"TARGET ARTS AND WONDER FREE FAMILY EVENT," -- July 16 through July 18. The de Young Museum, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Museum of the African Diaspora, Zeum and Yerba Beuena Gardens Festival take turns opening their doors to the public for free with free art making activities. See website for more information. -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 12:55:00 PM

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


It's Mozart Time Again

By Ira Steingroot
Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 03:18:00 PM

The wonderful time of the year has come, the time of the 2010 Midsummer Mozart Festival, the only all-Mozart festival in the country. This year’s celebration of the heartbreakingly beautiful music of the Salzburg-born genius will feature two programs, each presented at four locations around the Bay Area over the next two weekends. The selections include symphonies, concertos, ballet music and vocal arias performed by top local performers and internationally renowned artists, all under the direction of Maestro George Cleve, a Bay Area treasure and one of the world’s greatest interpreters of Mozart’s music. -more-


Silent Film Festival Celebrates Cinema’s First Golden Era

By Justin DeFreitas
Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 10:39:00 AM
Harry Langdon.

The silent era of filmmaking was an age of discovery, innovation and supreme achievement in the new medium. In the early years of the 20th century, motion pictures steadily grew from novelties and brief, flickering diversions to full-scale narratives. But it was in the 1920s that cinema truly blossomed into the great art form of the 20th century: techniques were refined; innovation was at full force; actors became international stars; and without the hindrance of nationalities and dialects, the medium established itself as a sort of universal language. -more-


Press Release: Benefit Concert Features Recent Graduates

By Debi Wong
Friday July 16, 2010 - 02:17:00 PM

I am a recent M.Mus graduate from the Yale School of Music's Voice Program. I am teaming up with a conductor from the Bay Area, and a graduate from the Choral Conducting program at Yale - Arianne Abela to give a benefit concert for the East Oakland School of the Arts. For this benefit concert we have programed a song cycle for Mezzo Soprano and piano by San Francisco composer, Joseph Gregorio, as well as Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria. Lastly we have commissioned American Composer, Colin Britt, to create a new work for Mezzo Soprano, Mixed Choir and Orchestra. His new piece "House of Clouds" written for this event will be premiered at this concert as well! -more-


Wild Neighbors: Tales of the Lone Parrot

By Joe Eaton
Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 10:08:00 AM

I got a handful of interesting responses to a column earlier this year about what I believed to be the last survivor of the wild parrots of Berkeley, a species known to the pet trade as cherry-headed conures and to ornithologists as red-masked parakeets. One writer bridges a gap in the story regarding the fate of the penultimate parrot. Another suggests that there may be another flock out there. -more-


Restoration Comedy: Phoning It In

By Jane Powell
Sunday July 11, 2010 - 04:59:00 PM

Having returned from Indiana to a typical East Bay summer (i.e. fog, or what a friend refers to as “barbeque in a parka” weather), I’m a little testy. As I’ve grown older I’ve come to actually like heat— not that I’m thinking of moving to the other side of the hill or anything. Nope, still attempting to hold on to my house. So I had another appointment at NACA last week.

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News from Berkeley: The Alameda County Fair, Pick-N-Pull & Chez Panisse

Jane Stillwater
Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 10:53:00 AM
The Alameda County Fair: "We had fun!"

[Editor’s note: This is just a sample of Berkeleyan Jane Stillwater’s free-range blog. For the full treatment, complete with photos, click on her link at the right side of this page.]

If you are having trouble trying to keep from being driven completely nutso by all the grim, horrible and terrible national and international news headlines that just keep pouring down on our heads, then perhaps it's time to take a break and focus in on some of the good things in life instead. And there actually are a lot of good things happening here, locally, in my own home town -- which happens to be Berkeley. -more-


Corruption in the Repair Industry

By Jack Bragen
Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 12:12:00 PM

I worked as a television and video repairman in the 1980’s, was employed by several small repair shops and was self employed at it. I was pretty good at troubleshooting the circuitry in TV’s and VCR’s, yet some of the jobs were more stressful than I would have liked. -more-


Inside Northside's Fabled Spring Mansion

By Steven Finacom
Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 09:58:00 AM
The main façade of the mansion faces west, where the grounds step
                  down in a formal terrace below the house.

Scores of curious sightseers—and perhaps some serious potential buyers—wandered this past Sunday through the closest thing to a residential palace in Berkeley, the John Hopkins Spring mansion. -more-


Dance-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:15:00 PM

ASHKENAZ -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:08:00 PM

"LASTSUNDAYSFEST," -- July 25. Event features two stages, one spotlighting up-and-coming and well known Bay Area bands, and a second outdoor cafi stage presenting smaller groups and individual performers, food, games and more. Event held on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley from Dwight to Bancroft Ave. -more-


General-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:08:00 PM

"LASTSUNDAYSFEST," -- July 25. Event features two stages, one spotlighting up-and-coming and well known Bay Area bands, and a second outdoor cafi stage presenting smaller groups and individual performers, food, games and more. Event held on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley from Dwight to Bancroft Ave. -more-


Outdoors-East Bay Through July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 12:57:00 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 July 25

Tuesday July 13, 2010 - 01:05:00 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-


Outings: The Historic Shinn House and Gardens

By Steven Finacom
Monday July 12, 2010 - 09:09:00 PM
The wooden Victorian style Shinn House dates to the 1850s and showcases four generations of Shinn family artifacts and early Alameda County rural life. Beyond the rose arbor on the right a two-story water tower rises.

“Thank you for visiting the beautiful half of Alameda County.”

Our guide was being somewhat facetious, but it was hard at the moment to disagree standing next to a handsome historic house surrounded by four and a half acres of gardens and grounds, with the golden—and undeveloped—hills of Fremont in the near distance.

Fremont? -more-