Arts & Events

Berkeley Arts Festival Continues Through May

By Bonnie Hughes
Friday May 18, 2012 - 02:23:00 PM

The Berkeley Arts Festival has been extended through May 31. All performances will take place at 2133 University Avenue in downtown Berkeley. -more-

Press Release: Berkeley Symphony Announces 2012-2013 Season

From Jenny Lee, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday May 15, 2012 - 01:49:00 PM

Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony today announced programming for the 2012–2013 Season, including a world premiere commission on each of the four subscription concerts. Maestra Carneiro’s critically acclaimed partnership with Berkeley Symphony will continue for an additional five years with the announcement that her contract has been renewed through the 2016–2017 Season. -more-

Don't Miss This in June

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Friday May 18, 2012 - 12:39:00 PM

We're all aware, of course, that June is traditionally a month of weddings, outdoor picnics, and band concerts in Oakland's Ozawa Plaza. To say that summer festivals abound in the East Bay would be a gross understatement. Indeed, "June is Busting Out All Over" aptly describes the astonishing number of entertaining/educational events available throughout the month. Listed below are just a few of such events. -more-

PlayGround’s first Film Festival of local playwrights shows in Berkeley on May 24 & 26.

By John A. McMullen II
Friday May 18, 2012 - 12:34:00 PM

PlayGround has teamed up with film makers to transform five of their award-winning scripts into short films including one animation.

Next week, you can see these at the Elmwood Theatre on College near Ashby on Thursday, or at Zaentz Media Center on 10th Street on Saturday.

The Film Festival features five short films adapted from short plays originally developed and premiered at the Best of PlayGround Festival, created by teams of local filmmakers, writers, actors and technicians. -more-