Arts & Eventz

Stage-San Francisco Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:52:00 PM

"CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S OVO," -- through Jan. 24. A lively rush into a world of insects and acrobatics. Written and directed by Deborah Colker. See website for times, dates and complete details. Performances take place under the "Grand Chapiteau'' at AT&T Park. -more-


Stage-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:51:00 PM

ASHBY STAGE -more-


Professional Dance- Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:50:00 PM

PARAMOUNT THEATRE -more-


Classical Music-San Francisco Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:42:00 PM

AUDIUM -more-


Classical Music-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:41:00 PM

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF BERKELEY -more-


Popmusic-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:50:00 PM

ALBATROSS PUB -more-


Press Release: MEO Productions and the Oaks Theater Present POWER TRIP – Theatrically Berkeley

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 07:33:00 PM

On Saturday December 18th at Noon at The Oaks Theater 1875 Solano Ave, North Berkeley, there will be a special showing of Power Trip –Theatrically Berkeley (78min) by Emio Tomeoni.

Power Trip – Theatrically Berkeley is a journey through modern day Berkeley politics and theatrics. With exclusive interviews from top policy makers and prominent noise makers, Power Trip is an unfiltered look at the frantic pace of the activists and reactionists, asking only one question: Does anything actually ever get done here? -more-


Book Review: Dancing With Dynamite

By Conn Hallinan
Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 11:28:00 AM

Dancing With Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America

By Benjamin Dangl, AK Press, 2010, $15.95

Dynamite is dangerous stuff. Drop it and you visit the clouds. Misuse it and you might just to blow up the neighborhood. Which is why Benjamin Dangl’s use of the word in the title of his book on Latin America’s leftish surge is so apt. Social movements can be explosive. -more-


Don't Miss This: Seasonal Treats

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Monday December 13, 2010 - 06:47:00 PM

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose." You're probably far too busy wrapping packages, addressing cards and baking fruit cakes, to be roasting chestnuts. And you may well be looking around for festive events to celebrate Christmas and New Year's. So, herewith are holidays activities that may strike your fancy without hitting your budget. -more-


Eye From the Aisle: SALT TWO at Shotgun—True Artistry v. Tedium

By John A. McMullen II
Monday December 13, 2010 - 05:58:00 PM
Features Elena Wright, Charisse Loriaux,
                  Dan Bruno, Rami Margron, Emily Rosenthal.

THE SALT PLAYS, PART TWO: OF THE EARTH is the second installment of Jon Tracy’s take on the Greek Epics produced by the Shotgun Players. It is a work of art, hauntingly beautiful in design, fascinating in choreography, impeccably executed lighting and sound, excellently acted. But it is often tedious. Go figure. -more-


Around and About

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 04:38:00 PM

The second, final part of Jon Tracy's The Salt Plays, Of the Earth, produced by Shotgun Players, this time indoors (after last summer's In the Wound, at John Hinkel Park), is playing at the Ashby Stage. The best-looking of the Tracy productions I've seen—he has a flair for design concepts—Of the Earth is a take on Homer's Odyssey, following the Iliad of In the Wound. -more-


Museums-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:48:00 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 December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:48:00 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-


General-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:46:00 PM

"BERKELEY ARTISANS HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIOS," -- through Dec. 19. More than 100 artists and craftspeople will be showing their works, including glass, ceramics, furniture, photography, paintings, and much more. -more-


Highlights-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:46:00 PM

"BERKELEY ARTISANS HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIOS," -- through Dec. 19. More than 100 artists and craftspeople will be showing their works, including glass, ceramics, furniture, photography, paintings, and much more. -more-


Exhibits-San Francisco Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:45:00 PM

"CANDLESTICK PARK ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FAIRE," -- Dec. 19. More than 500 booths of antiques and collectibles will be available to browse at this huge show. Event takes place in the parking lot at Candlestick Park, San Francisco. -more-


Galleries-San Francisco Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:45:00 PM

"CANDLESTICK PARK ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES FAIRE," -- Dec. 19. More than 500 booths of antiques and collectibles will be available to browse at this huge show. Event takes place in the parking lot at Candlestick Park, San Francisco. -more-


Exhibits-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:44:00 PM

"BERKELEY ARTISANS HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIOS," -- through Dec. 19. More than 100 artists and craftspeople will be showing their works, including glass, ceramics, furniture, photography, paintings, and much more. -more-


Outdoors-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:49:00 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-


Kids-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:47:00 PM

"TELEGRAPH AVENUE HOLIDAY STREET FAIR," -- through Dec. 24. The event will feature festive lights, colorful decorations and a multicultural shopping atmosphere featuring more than 200 street artists, merchants, and community groups. -more-


Dance-East Bay Through December 26

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - 05:43:00 PM

ASHKENAZ -more-