Arts & Events

Stage-San Francisco Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:01:00 AM

AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER -more-


Classical Music-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:45:00 AM

CAL PERFORMANCES All performances in Zellerbach Hall unless otherwise noted. -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:46:00 AM

CALVARY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -more-


Galleries-San Francisco Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:52:00 AM

"35TH ANNUAL SF OPEN STUDIOS," -- Oct. 2 through Oct. 31. -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:57:00 AM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Professional Dance-San Francisco Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:58:00 AM

COUNTERPULSE -more-


Readings-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:59:00 AM

BOOKS INC., ALAMEDA -more-


Stage-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:59:00 AM

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE -more-


Don't Miss This: September Song

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Monday September 27, 2010 - 05:51:00 PM

Ah yes, the days do indeed grow short when you reach September. Hopefully, many of you took in some of the exciting musical and theatrical events occurring this week, such as the wonderful Cal Performances "Free for All," this past Sunday. People lined up for hours in the hot sun to attend free performances at Zellerbach, Hertz Hall and Lower Sproul Hall. (Which accounts for my sunburn!) -more-


Around and About the Bay Area

By Ken Bullock
Monday September 27, 2010 - 06:59:00 PM

Tilt!: Pacific Pinball Museum, the Alameda nonprofit, spearheaded by Berkeleyites including Mike Shiess, Melissa Harmon and Larry Zartarian, which aspires to become "the Smithsonian of Pinball," emphasizing education and enjoyment with their 650 plus collection of games, is producing the fourth annual Pacific Pinball Exhibition this weekend, all day and evening on Oct 1, 2, and 3, at the Exhibition Hall of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin Civic Center, with more than 300 pinball machines from the 1920s on, set at free play, plus special guests: the Australian author of the Pinball encyclopedia (dating the game back to its predecessors in the 17th-18th century) and an inventors panel, including one guest, the former chief inventor from Atari Games. -more-


Wild Neighbors:Notes from a Recovering Birder: The Redstart

By Joe Eaton
Monday September 27, 2010 - 06:47:00 PM
Female (top) and male American redstarts

I haven’t been to outer Point Reyes this fall, and I doubt that I’ll make it before the migration ends. Chasing vagrant birds at the Point has lost much of its appeal for me. High winds and blinding fog are frequent out there. Some days you see almost nothing. Other times you show up at the lighthouse trees or the Drake Memorial just after the Connecticut warbler, or whatever the rarity du jour was, has left, forever. There will be gloating; the Point Reyes birding scene is highly competitive. Then there are the reeking bubbling farm ponds, the dairy farmers’ hostile dogs, the pieces of rusted agricultural equipment lurking under the ivy. Most of the time it just ain’t worth it. -more-


Dance-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:47:00 AM

"DANCING AT THE DISTILLERY," -- Oct. 2. A funky dance party at St. George Spirits, makers of Hangar 1 Vodka, with live music from Jazz Mafia and other DJs. Event takes place at 2601 Monarch St., Alameda. A benefit for the Kala Art Institute. -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:48:00 AM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:49:00 AM

"35TH ANNUAL SF OPEN STUDIOS," -- Oct. 2 through Oct. 31. -more-


General-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:53:00 AM

ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:53:00 AM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Museums-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:55:00 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-


Museums-San Francisco Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:56:00 AM

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. "In a New Light," There are some 2,500 works displayed in the museum's new galleries. They cover all the major cultures of Asia and include Indian stone sculptures, intricately carved Chinese jades, Korean paintings, Tibetan thanksgas, Cambodian Buddhas, Islamic manuscripts and Japanese basketry and kimonos. -more-


Kids-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 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-


Outdoors-East Bay Through October 10

Tuesday September 28, 2010 - 11:56:00 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-