Arts & Eventz

Classical Music-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:33:00 PM

JOHN HINKEL PARK -more-


Galleries-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:30:00 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-


Readings-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:24:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Professional Dance-San Francisco Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:24:00 PM

ODC DANCE COMMONS PERFORMANCE ART COMPLEX -more-


Stage-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:22:00 PM

ASHBY STAGE -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 10:25:00 AM

ACTORS THEATRE OF SAN FRANCISCO -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:32:00 PM

COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER -more-


Galleries-San Francisco Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:29:00 PM

A440 GALLERY -- -more-


Museums-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:27:00 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 August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:26:00 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-


Popmusic-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:25:00 PM

"DOWNTOWN BERKELEY MUSICFEST," -- Aug. 20 through Aug. 29. More than 50 performances will take place at 11 different venues across Berkeley's Downtown Arts District, with bands and artists such as The Blasters, Terence Brewer Trio, Dawn Drake, Turtle Island Quartet, Mark Hummel and more. Visit website for complete lineup and locations. -more-


Exhibit: Echoes and Fragments by Rene Powell

By Peter Selz
Monday August 09, 2010 - 07:23:00 PM

A small group of innovators in the 1950s in California--Peter Voulkos, John Mason, Paul Soldner, Kenneth Price, Robert Arneson and Stephen de Staebler--began using clay no longer for its utilitarian function, but as a medium to create abstract or figurative sculpture. Called the Clay Revolution. it did not extend to ceramic tiles, which remained in the purely decorative realm. Rene Powell has done pioneering work in a narrative use of clay tiles in a show currently on view at the Doug Adams Gallery in the Bade Museum on the campus of the Graduate Theological Union. Called ECHOES AND FRAGMENTS, they deal with the Holocaust as personal experience. -more-


Press Release: Mountain Music Berkeley Style at the 8th Annual Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

From Suzy Thompson
Monday August 09, 2010 - 06:09:00 PM

Fiddles, banjos, ancient ballads and square dancing will take over Berkeley this September, at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, with headliners including West Virginia fiddler Jimmy Triplett (former drummer with jam band Donna the Buffalo); 86-year-old mandolin player Kenny Hall in a one-time-only reunion with the Sweets Mill String Band; award-winning North Carolina ballad singer and storyteller Bobby McMillon; resonator guitar goddess Del Rey; and many others. The centerpiece of the festival is the Farmers Market String Band Contest, a free event in Civic Center Park featuring more than 20 different string bands. -more-


Theatre Review: Giddy Trilogy in Summer Rep at Shotgun: Table Manners, (Part One of The Norman Conquests)

by John A. McMullen II
Friday August 06, 2010 - 04:28:00 PM
Richard Reinholdt as Norman, surrounded by the
                  ladies who portray his Conquests: Sarah Mitchell,
                  Zehra Berkman, and Kendra Lee Oberhauser

Alan Ayckbourn wrote 1970’s British domestic comedy in the midst of the Sexual (pronounce it seks-yoo-all) Revolution, the UK having gone in a decade from “No Sex Please, We’re British,” to a middle-class revisiting of Restoration bawdiness—just like in America. His plays must have been outrageous when first produced. That this form should have recaptured the Tony for best revival of a play last year is odd to me but attests to its durability -more-


Theater Review: Broadway Bound at Chanticleers Theatre

By Ken Bullock
Monday August 09, 2010 - 08:11:00 PM

"God, tell me an idea that makes you laugh ... "--Patrick Baresi as Stanley Jerome, is down on his knees, praying for a joke, a funny idea for a sketch that may propel him and his brother Eugene (Brady Woolery) out of the family home at Brighton Beach to Manhattan, a few miles away, and success in that new fount of entertainment, television. Or radio, at least ... -more-


Don't Miss This: The Rap Scene Squared

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 10:56:00 AM

As a living personification of the term "Square", I'm understandably not a devotee of rap music. Nonetheless, I'm endlessly fascinated by the highly imaginative and fanciful names of these musical groups. Most of my scholarly research on this academic subject is derived from the East Bay Express, which I pick up every Wednesday from a nearby news rack that stands next to the empty, greatly lamented Berkeley Daily Planet news rack. -more-


Restoration Comedy: Perhaps They Should Change the Name To HAMPer

By Jane Powell
Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 10:43:00 AM

After my trip to Washington DC, and the promise that there might be a reply from Fannie Mae regarding my loan modification in as little as a week, what have I heard? Nothing. Well, not entirely nothing. A letter arrived from GMAC requesting letters from all my tenants detailing how much they pay me and how often. I guess the signed rental agreements that contain this exact same information were not sufficient. So they all wrote the letters, and I faxed them to every fax number I had- the one in the letter, the one I had for the representative I talked to in DC, as well as to NACA. No doubt they will have claimed to have never received them. Probably I should FEDEX them so someone will actually have to sign. Not that they wouldn’t “lose” them after that. -more-


Berkeley's Historic Thorsen House, Now A Fraternity, Open To View on Saturday

By Steven Finacom
Monday August 09, 2010 - 10:55:00 PM
The Thorsen House main façade faces Piedmont Avenue.

Though far apart geographically, Berkeley and Pasadena have some interesting commonalities. Both are home to gigantic early 20th century football stadiums where UC teams play, both have a long history of distinguished community theater, and are known for the quality of their residential neighborhoods. -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:31:00 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 August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:30:00 PM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:28:00 PM

"BRAINWASH MOVIE FESTIVAL," -- through Aug. 14. A festival showcasing unique, independent movies from around the world, 22 shorts and one feature. Festival takes place at Mandela Village Arts Center, 1357 5th St., Oakland. -more-


Dance-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:31:00 PM

ASHKENAZ -more-


General-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:28:00 PM

"BRAINWASH MOVIE FESTIVAL," -- through Aug. 14. A festival showcasing unique, independent movies from around the world, 22 shorts and one feature. Festival takes place at Mandela Village Arts Center, 1357 5th St., Oakland. -more-


Kids-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:27:00 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-


Outdoors-East Bay Through August 22

Tuesday August 10, 2010 - 12:26:00 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-