Arts & Events

New: Berkeley Charrette to Plan Future of Telegraph Avenue on Friday and Saturday

By Becky O'Malley
Thursday April 12, 2012 - 11:55:00 AM

Berkeley Design Advocates, described at as “a private company …established in 2009 and incorporated in California” with Anthony Bruzzone as its principal, is sponsoring a charrette (Wikipedia: “an intense period of design activity”) on Friday and Saturday on what it calls “The Telegraph Project 2012”. -more-

Requiem for the Death Penalty (Community Events Announcement)

Saturday April 07, 2012 - 10:36:00 AM

Please join us for a historic series of events entitled: “Requiem for the Death Penalty”.

April 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the resumption of executionsin California. Since then 13 people have been executed. We encourage you to join us in honoring those who have fought against the continued use of capital punishment and to participate in a series of educational and cultural events on this important issue.

Here are the dates to save: -more-

AROUND AND ABOUT MUSIC: The Alexander String Quartet at Berkeley City Club for Berkeley Chamer Concerts

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday April 10, 2012 - 11:31:00 AM

The Alexander String Quartet—Zakarias Grafilo & Frederick Lifsitz, violins; Paul Yarbrough, viola; and Sandy Wilson, cello, celebrating their 30th anniversary—will perform "Gems of the Classical Repertoire" (Beethoven, Janacek & Shostakovich), presented by Berkeley Chamber Performances, Tuesday, April 17, 8 p. m. at the Berkeley City Club, 2311 Durant (between Ellsworth & Dana). The program: Janacek: String Quartet no. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata;" Beethoven: String Quartet opus 95, "Serioso;" Shostakovich: Preludes & Fugues, opus 87 (arranged Grafilo) and String Quartet no. 4. $25. (High school students, free; post-high school students, $12.50) 525-5211; -more-

Theater Review:'Red' at The Rep--Mark Rothko in His Studio

By Ken Bullock
Friday April 06, 2012 - 12:33:00 PM

"Of course you like it. Everybody likes everything nowadays."

The crusty color field painter Mark Rothko coolly zings his new studio assistant, Ken, whom he's asked about his new painting in red, like the title of Berkeley Rep's new production. 'Red' beards the lion in his den—or studio, which is, in a way, the real protagonist of the show, as realized onstage by designer Louisa Thompson, with painting by Lisa Lazar. -more-