Arts & Events

Press Release: Neighborhood Informational Berkeley Candidates' Forum

From Laura Menard, South Berkeley/Lorin Neighborhoods
Wednesday October 03, 2012 - 10:59:00 AM

There will be a candidates' forum on Monday, October 15th, 2012 from 7—9 PM at the MALCOLM X SCHOOL AUDITORIUM at King and Ashby in South West Berkeley [enter from King Street]. -more-

Berkeley Mayor and Council Candidates Debate on Sundays

From Nigel Guest
Friday September 28, 2012 - 05:22:00 PM

The Berkeley Neighborhood Council (BNC) is a recent off-shoot of the long-established Council of Neighborhood Associations. They are inviting the Berkeley mayoral candidates to a debate at the Community Campaign Center, 1551 University Avenue on Sunday, September 30th, and Councilmember candidates at the same venue on October 7th. -more-

Sarah Cahill in Berkeley Arts Festival Concerts Saturday, Tuesday

By Bonnie Hughes
Friday September 28, 2012 - 02:41:00 PM

The Berkeley Arts Festival has a treat in store for music lovers. In the space of four days this week Sarah Cahill will perform two piano concerts. -more-

AROUND AND ABOUT MUSIC: Berkeley Symphony Opens With Dresher, Beethoven and Ives

By Ken Bullock
Friday September 28, 2012 - 03:26:00 PM

Berkeley Symphony will open its new season next Thursday, October 4, at 7 in Zellerbach Hall with Joana Carneiro conducting the premiere of noted Berkeley composer Paul Dresher's Concerto for Quadrachord and Orchestra, featuring his invention, a stringed instrument that can be plucked or bowed; Beethoven's 7th Symphony (1813) and Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question (1946)--as so often with Joana, a mix of the Romantic, the Modern and the contemporary. The Symphony's celebratory season opening dinner with Carneiro and Dresher will follow the concert. -more-

Don't Miss This!

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Friday September 28, 2012 - 02:50:00 PM

As summer wanes, the autumn season brings with it the full beauty of October. The liquid amber trees in the bay area are now ablaze with red leaves. Ah, yes -- October has to be the most beautiful month of the year! But enough rhapsodizing -- with it comes a staggering line-up of musical and educational features that will make your head spin. -more-

CENA Candidates' Night is Monday

Friday September 28, 2012 - 04:28:00 PM

Berkeley's Claremont-Elmwood Neighborhood Association is holding a candidates' night on Monday, October 1, from 7 to 9:30, at St. John's Church, 2727 College, in the Fireside room. Journalists from a number of publications, including the Berkeley Daily Planet, have been invited to question candidates for Mayor of Berkeley, -more-

Berkeley For All Candidates' Forum
McGee Avenue Baptist Church in Berkeley, Thursday

Friday September 28, 2012 - 04:31:00 PM

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, Berkeley residents are expected to pack the sanctuary of McGee Avenue Baptist church in Berkeley. They will come to hear from candidates running for public office in the city of Berkeley. Much is at stake and every Berkeley voter must make an informed decision when they come out to vote on November 6. -more-

THEATER REVIEW: Theatre of Yugen's Remarkable Mystical Abyss

By Ken Bullock
Friday September 28, 2012 - 04:24:00 PM

In its 35th year, Theatre of Yugen has been bringing Japanese classical theater (Noh, the classical tragedy, and Kyogen, classical comedy, Noh's complement--together, as Nogaku, the oldest continuous theater form in the world) during that time to the Bay Area, and busy adapting modern plays to those rigorously physical styles and fusing them with other, sometimes radically different methods to come up with something new. -more-