Arts & Events

Classical Music-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 10:03:00 AM

ARLINGTON COMMUNITY CHURCH -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 10:51:00 AM

HERBST THEATRE -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:06:00 AM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Professional Dance- Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:07:00 AM

LESHER CENTER FOR THE ARTS -more-


Readings-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:07:00 AM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Stage-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:08:00 AM

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:09:00 AM

AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER -more-


The First Films of Akira Kurosawa

By Justin DeFreitas
Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 08:05:00 AM

It's fitting that the great Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa began his career with a traveling shot. Sanshiro Sugata (1943) opens with a camera pushing forward through a village street, probing into the life and secrets of the hamlet and its denizens. -more-


Around and About ... Performing Arts

By Ken Bullock
Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 08:07:00 AM

Upcoming Events

—Mark Jackson's adaptation of Mary Stuart for Shotgun Players

Dancing on Glass, a social comedy from India

—Backyard Theater Revolution -more-


Swift Spectacle

By Joe Eaton
Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 09:38:00 AM

When we arrived at the industrial site in Marin County (and that’s as specific as I can get) around 6:15 pm last Monday, a few swifts were already circling the tallest of three chimneys. Berkeley birder Rusty Scalf discovered this roost of migrating Vaux’s swifts in late September. I had assumed that the birds had subsequently moved on south, but friends had reported their continuing presence the day before. Since we had other business in Marin County that day, Ron and I decided to hang around until dusk and catch the show. -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 10:59:00 AM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:00:00 AM

"35TH ANNUAL SF OPEN STUDIOS," -- through Oct. 31. More than 800 artists will open their studio doors to the public during this month-long event taking place throughout the city, with different areas participating on different weekends. See website for complete details. -more-


General-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:01:00 AM

ASHKENAZ -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:02:00 AM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Kids-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:02:00 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-


Museums-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:03:00 AM

AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY AT OAKLAND ongoing. 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 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:03:00 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," ongoing. 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-


Outdoors-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 11:05:00 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-


Dance-East Bay Through October 24

Wednesday October 13, 2010 - 10:58:00 AM

ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA -more-