Arts & Events

New: THE MOSQUE OF PARIS: How Muslims in Paris Sheltered Jews during World War II

Thursday October 17, 2013 - 09:35:00 AM

The Newman Nonviolent Peacemakers and the Fr. Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee will sponsor a lecture on Friday, October 18, by Annette Herskovits (PhD) on the role of Muslims in France during World War II.

Dr. Herskovits will tell the story of how she survived as a Jewish child in Nazi-occupied Paris, and present a short film about how the Mosque of Paris sheltered Jews. -more-

New: Living with Arts & Crafts: Berkeley Architectural Heritage Fall 2013 Lecture Series

By Daniella Thompson
Thursday October 17, 2013 - 09:05:00 AM

The BAHA fall 2013 lecture series, “Living with Arts & Crafts,” began in September with an illustrated talk by Dr. Kirby W. Brown on the tiles of the California Faience Company of Berkeley.

The series continues this month with a lecture on the origins of Mission-style furniture.

On Thursday, October 24, Arts & Crafts scholar Timothy L. Hansen will present “Sitting in Style: The Birth of a New Furniture Design,” in which he will offer little-known information about the beginnings of the American Arts & Crafts Mission-style furniture. Mr. Hansen will focus on furniture design from 1894 to 1900 in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a new explanation of how the American Arts & Crafts furniture style emerged. On display will be several pieces of pre-1900 Arts & Crafts furniture. -more-

Hey Kids (and Parents), It's Time to Get Your Spook On!

By Gar Smith
Saturday October 12, 2013 - 10:58:00 AM

With each day bringing us closer to Halloween, why wait to get your holiday chills? Thanks to Berkeley singer/songwriter/promoter Ira Marlowe, you can get a head start on the spooky season at The Monkey House, a unique live/work storefront cabaret at 1638 University Avenue. For the rest of the month, The Monkey House will be hosting "Mortimus Greely's Haunting School"--"a spooky stage show for kids"--every weekend from October 12 through Halloween. -more-