Arts & Events

Classical Music-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:34:00 PM

ARLINGTON COMMUNITY CHURCH -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:35:00 PM

LEGION OF HONOR MUSEUM DOCENT TOUR PROGRAMS -- Tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions are offered Tuesday through Sunday. Non-English language tours (Italian, French, Spanish and Russian) are available on different Saturdays of the month at 11:30 a.m. Free with regular museum admission. (415) 750-3638. -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:46:00 PM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Professional Dance-San Francisco Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:47:00 PM

COUNTERPULSE -more-


Readings-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:47:00 PM

A GREAT GOOD PLACE FOR BOOKS -more-


Stage-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:49:00 PM

BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE -more-


Stage-San Francisco Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:50:00 PM

AMERICAN CONSERVATORY THEATER -more-


Eye from the Aisle:Mary Stuart,an Experiment Gone Awry

By John A. McMullen II
Monday October 18, 2010 - 09:56:00 AM
Featured (L to R): Jesse Caldwell, Stephanie Gularte, Peter Ruocco.

Mark Jackson is a proven theatrical talent. With Meyerhold, Faust, and others, he has wowed this reviewer repeatedly.

MARY STUART, now playing at Shotgun Players through November 7th is a stark and colorless version of Frederick Schiller’s blank verse play about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her interrogation and execution under Queen Elizabeth I. Jackson adapted and directed, and it is a hodge-podge of acting styles, hieratic posturing, served in a bleak room. The audience loved it, and two curtain calls were demanded. I found it hard to watch, and harder to listen to. -more-


Don't Miss This: October Surprises

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Monday October 18, 2010 - 09:02:00 AM

Ah, yes — October. Surely the most beautiful month of the year, when, as James Whitcomb Riley eloquently put it, "The frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the stock." -more-


Four Insightful Documentaries from First Run Features

By Justin DeFreitas
Wednesday October 20, 2010 - 10:36:00 AM

Four Seasons LodgeAndrew Jacobs' wistful documentary gives us a glimpse of what may be the final summer frolic of a group of Holocaust survivors who gather each summer at a lodge in the Catskills Mountains of New York. For decades they've met here for dancing, entertainment and conversation, but this could be their last reunion, as a majority has voted to sell the property due both to the caretakers' desire to step aside, as well as to the sad fact of the group's ever-dwindling numbers. -more-


Aestheticism and Existential Crisis: "Thin Red Line" and "Darjeeling Limited"

Wednesday October 20, 2010 - 02:41:00 PM

Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan soaked up most of the cinematic spotlight in 1998. And though that film's opening sequence, depicting the chaos, horror, bravery and bloodshed of the storming of the beach at Normandy, was a stunning, emotional tour de force, the rest of the film unfortunately slipped into Spielberg's usual stew of simplistic, populist plotlines and heavy-handed emotionalism, not to mention an overpowering dose of John Williams' melodramatic orchestration. It may have made for a decent evening's entertainment, but fell far short of its goal of transforming the drama and history of World War II into a piece of artwork for the ages. -more-


Press Release: Coming Soon to Berkeley: Year Round Programming from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

From The Jewish Film Festival
Monday October 18, 2010 - 09:54:00 PM

SCHEDULE: -more-


Senior Power : Old enough to make a difference?

By Helen Rippier Wheeler
Friday October 15, 2010 - 04:39:00 PM

Ten years ago there were 3,595,658 persons aged 65 and older living in California-- 10.6% of the population. T he Berkeley Daily Planet (November 1, 2000) front-paged my “Old enough to make a difference” article regarding the then-upcoming election. -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:36:00 PM

CARMEN FLORES RECREATION CENTER -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:38:00 PM

"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 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:38:00 PM

"DANVILLE FALL CRAFTS FESTIVAL," -- Oct. 23 and Oct. 24. More than 200 art and craft exhibits, including a glass pumpkin patch, are part of the festivities at this 19th annual event, which takes place along Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville. -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:39:00 PM

924 GILMAN ST. All ages welcome. -more-


Kids-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:40:00 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-


Museums-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:40:00 PM

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 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:41:00 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. "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 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:43:00 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-


Dance-East Bay Through October 31

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - 02:36:00 PM

ELKS LODGE, ALAMEDA -more-


Press Release: David Bacon Speaks on "Protecting Oil Companies and Attacking Unions -- U.S. Policy in Iraq and the U.S."

From Grandmothers Against the War
Monday October 18, 2010 - 08:51:00 PM

Grandmothers Against the War & US Labor Against the War invite you to a talk by photojournalist David Bacon: -more-