Arts & Eventz

Updated: Verdi's Il Trovatore at Berkeley's Hillside Club This SUNDAY!! (and Saturday)

Wednesday February 20, 2013 - 06:29:00 PM

Verismo Opera will open its latest production, Verdi’s Il Trovatore,, this weekend at Berkeley’s Hillside Club.

Performances are on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 24 at 6:30pm . -more-


Around & About Theater: Openings--Inferno Theatre's Premiere of 'My Recollect Time' at South Berkeley Community Church; Central Works' 'The Grand Inquisitor' (from Dostoyevsky')

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday February 19, 2013 - 03:09:00 PM

--Innovative Inferno Theatre will premiere Berkeley playwright Jamie Greenblatt's 'My Recollect Time' in a run overlapping both Black and Women's History Months, with the true story of Mary Fields, a former slave, who after Emancipation journeyed to Montana via the Mississippi River, disguised as a riverman, and of her friendship with Mother Amadeus, a charismatic Ursuline nun. Directed and designed by founder Giulio Cesare Perrone in Inferno's highly visual style of gestural acting, true physical theater. With Nkechi, Valentina Emeri, Jamie Van Camp. Opening Friday at 9 p. m. at historic South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Southview (just west of Adeline, two blocks south & west from Ashby BART). Thursdays through Sundays at 8 (except Sunday, March 3 at 5), Fridays at 9 through March 9th. $12-$25; two tickets for $20, student tickets for $10 (w/ID) on February 23-25 only. Reservations: infernotheatrecompany@gmail.com; 788-6415 (Jovelyn Richards' KPFA interview with Giulio Perrone: kpfa.org/archive/id/88169 )


Press Release: Seniors Demand: No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid!

From Margot Smith
Tuesday February 12, 2013 - 10:51:00 AM


Town Hall Meeting - Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 18, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Humanist Hall – 390 27th Street Oakland, CA 94612



On Presidents’ Day local seniors will send a message to Congress -No Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Their Town Hall Meeting will take place Monday, February 18th at 1:00 PM at the Humanist Hall, 390 27th Street, Oakland. Norman Solomon, author and, activist will headline the event. Other speakers include Jodi Reid, Northern CA CARA Director; Suzy Young from the California Nurses Association; and Rebecca Griffin of the Peace Action West. The activist singing group Occupella will provide rousing entertainment.
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Parties and Movies Galore:
It's the 15th SF Independent Film Festival
February 7-21
Brava Theatre, Roxie Theatre, Vortex Room in San Francisco

Overview Review by Gar Smith
Tuesday February 12, 2013 - 08:58:00 AM

SF's wonderfully wacky, over-the-top and beyond-the-boundaries IndieFest marks its 15th incarnation with 77 independent films from 17 countries (34 features and 43 shorts). The 15-day-and-night event includes two world premieres, four US premieres and a bucket-list of theme parties, including (appropriately enough) a Quinceañera party replete with DJ Haute Mess (Brass Taxx), live music, an open bar and, of course, a birthday cake. -more-


New: Parties and Movies Galore: It's the 15th SF Independent Film Festival
February 7-21
Brava Theatre, Roxie Theatre, Vortex Room in San Francisco

Overview Review by Gar Smith
Monday February 11, 2013 - 10:19:00 PM

SF's wonderfully wacky, over-the-top and beyond-the-boundaries IndieFest marks its 15th incarnation with 77 independent films from 17 countries (34 features and 43 shorts). The 15-day-and-night event includes two world premieres, four US premieres and a bucket-list of theme parties, including (appropriately enough) a Quinceañera party replete with DJ Haute Mess (Brass Taxx), live music, an open bar and, of course, a birthday cake. -more-


San Francisco Silent Film Festival Presents an Array of Classics from Cinema’s First Golden Age

By Justin DeFreitas
Monday February 11, 2013 - 03:11:00 PM
Snow White

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival (silentfilm.org) presents its winter event this Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Castro Theater. The program features a sure-to-please lineup of all-American classics—from the inventive comedies of Buster Keaton to the swashbuckling heroics of Douglas Fairbanks to the charm of "America's Sweetheart," Mary Pickford—as well as one of the towering achievements of German silent cinema by the great director F.W. Murnau. -more-