Arts & Events

Stage-San Francisco Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:20:00 PM

ACTORS THEATRE OF SAN FRANCISCO -more-


Stage-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:22:00 PM

ASHBY STAGE -more-


Readings-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:22:00 PM

BOOKS INC., BERKELEY -more-


Professional Dance-San Francisco Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:23:00 PM

PENA PACHAMAMA -more-


Museums-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:26:00 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-


Exhibits-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:29:00 PM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:30:00 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-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:31:00 PM

GOLDEN GATE PARK -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:24:00 PM

"DOWNTOWN BERKELEY MUSICFEST," -- 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-


Museums-San Francisco Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:25:00 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-


Galleries-San Francisco Through August 29

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:28:00 PM

A440 GALLERY -- -more-


Galleries-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:29:00 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-


Film Review: The Gently Unfolding Dramas of Yasujiro Ozu

By Justin DeFreitas
Monday August 23, 2010 - 08:08:00 PM

Almost from the beginning of the medium, filmmakers were eager to transcend the limits of traditional theater by putting the camera in motion, by sending it racing, swooping and soaring; by using a variety of lenses to shape the image, to magnify, distort and exaggerate; and by using the editing process to suggest, startle and surprise. And while some of the most exciting filmmakers over the past century have been those who found ways to employ these devices with flash and panache, one of the greatest directors the medium has ever produced was one who limited himself to the simplest and most austere techniques. -more-


Theatre Review: Beauty and the Beast-for ages 3 to 8

By John A. McMullen
Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 01:33:00 PM
Liz Shivener and Ensemble

I’ve watched a number of animated feature films lately, and the formula of such rich creations like “Toy Story 3,” “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” and “Up” seems to be that they are enjoyable for the parents and the kids. This is not the case in SHN’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Golden Gate Theater in SF. I was not expecting Cocteau’s surrealistic filmic 1946 version, but neither was I prepared for bad children’s theatre in which everything from the acting to the set is two-dimensional. -more-


Don't Miss This: Fall Showings at PFA

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 01:40:00 PM

Have you had it up to here with the insipid, mindless movies currently showing in East Bay theatres -- films certainly not worth eight dollars, much less your valuable time? If such is the case, you'd be wise to pick up a Pacific Film Archives calendar at the Berkeley Art Museum at 2626 Bancroft Way. Whether hosting authors and artists in person, campus discussions, silent film restorations, and old-time music celebrations, the PFA theatre continues to be the place for the campus and local community to come together and access the most eclectic cinema-related live events that the Bay Area has to offer. -more-


Wild Neighbors: It’s a Bird! It’s a Bee! No…

By Joe Eaton
Monday August 23, 2010 - 08:04:00 PM
Snowberry clearwing, a day-flying sphinx moth.

A couple of weeks ago I ran into an old acquaintance from the South: a dayflying moth variously known as the bumblebee moth or the snowberry clearwing (Hemaris diffinis.) Unfortunately, the moth was in dire straits, having blundered into a spiderweb in some kind of exotic Asian maple. It was intact but not moving. If the web had been within reach, I would have been tempted to free the moth. Its height saved me from violating the Prime Directive. -more-


Outdoors-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:24:00 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-


Highlights-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:27:00 PM

"DOWNTOWN BERKELEY MUSICFEST," -- 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-


Kids-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:27:00 PM

"LASTSUNDAYSFEST," -- Aug. 29. A street fair featuring live music, crafts, artisans, mechanical bull riding, clowns, bounce houses, face painting and more. Event takes place along Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley between Dwight and Bancroft. -more-


General-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:28:00 PM

"LASTSUNDAYSFEST," -- Aug. 29. A street fair featuring live music, crafts, artisans, mechanical bull riding, clowns, bounce houses, face painting and more. Event takes place along Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley between Dwight and Bancroft. -more-


Dance-East Bay Through September 5

Tuesday August 24, 2010 - 03:31:00 PM

ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA -more-