Arts & Events

New: Island City Opera Presents Mark Adamo’s LITTLE WOMEN

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Tuesday January 22, 2019 - 11:03:00 AM

In 1998, Mark Adamo’s opera Little Women premiered at Houston Grand Opera, where it was commissioned by Houston’s then artistic director David Gockley. Based on American writer Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Adamo’s Little Women is currently being presented in Alameda by Island City Opera. I attended on Sunday, January 20 the second of four performances at Alameda’s Elks Lodge. The remaining performances take place at the same venue on January 25 at 7:30 pm and January 27 at 2:00 pm. -more-

The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, Jan. 20-27

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Alliance
Saturday January 19, 2019 - 10:21:00 AM

Worth Noting:

Wednesday, January 23 Disaster and Fire Safety Commission agenda includes Evacuation, Alerting and Hills Fire Safety

Saturday, January 26 Assembly District 15 Democratic Party Elections of 14 delegates and one executive board member is 9:45 am – 12:30 pm

January 29 City Council meeting agenda is available for comment

The deadline for Commissions and the community to comment on the Local Hazard Mitigation plan draft (the Plan for preparing for natural disasters and reducing the impacts) is February 28.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

No city meetings or events found

Monday, January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Tax the Rich Rally, Mon, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Rain Cancels Top of Solano in front of the closed Oaks theater (soon to be a climbing gym),

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Berkeley City Council, Tuesday, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, 1231 Addison Street, BUSD Board Room, Consent Agenda: 2. Second reading rezoning 1050 Parker (note requested modification at ZAB Jan 24 plus over 200 parking spaces) 19. SB 18 Keep Californians Housed Act, Action Agenda: 22.& 24 a.&b. Single use disposable food containers, 23. Consider Boycotting Amazon for labor practices and cooperation with ICE, 24 a.&b. Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Civic Arts Commission, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 1901 Russell St, Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, Agenda: Final Grants Guidelines, John Toki “s-Hertogenbosch” sculpture relocation, Public Art Display programs, proposed Ohlone Mural plantings and Jean LeMarr stone sculpture

Disaster and Fire Safety Commission, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 997 Cedar St, Fire Department Training Center, Agenda: Support for Wildfire Evacuation, Emergency Alerting and Public Education, Hazard Mitigation Plan, Access-Functional Needs Considerations for Emergency Evacuation, Hills Fire Safety

Energy Commission, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 1947 Center St, Agenda: Electrification Expo Update, Recommendations Fossil Free Subcommittee, Hazard Mitigation Plan, T1 recommendations

Loan Administration Board, 9:00 am – 4:50 pm, 2887 College Ave, Anton Salon (Board meeting and first “lab”), Agenda: Board meeting with visits to 8 sites,

Police Review Commission, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St, South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Lexipol policies including body-worn cameras, Commissioner training, after action reports, crowd control management policies, response to mental health crisis, delivery mental health services

Commission on the Status of Women, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 2180 Milvia, NO AGENDA posted, check before going

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Community Health Commission, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, 2939 Ellis St. South Berkeley Senior Center, Agenda: Presentations: Mitigation Plan, Food Insecurity in Berkeley, Cannabis Equity Fund, Public Health Institute Cannabis Update, Action: Ban on flavored cannabis and tobacco, number of cannabis outlets

Mental Health Commission, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 1947 Center St, Agenda: Hazard Mitigation Plan, Planning for May – Mental Health Month

Zoning Adjustments Board, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm, 1234 Addison, BUSD Board Room

2016 Shattuck - add distilled spirits, Lucia’s Pizzeria

2009 Addison – modification to allow vacant dwelling units to be rented to other non-profits, original demolition of existing commercial building and construction of 7-story mixed use with 45 rent-free dwelling units to be occupied exclusively by Berkeley Rep theater professionals

2418 Acton - construct new 2-story single family residence w/attached garage on vacant lot in R-2

1050 Parker – modification to allow previously approved but not yet constructed 60,670 sq ft building w/20,300 sq ft medical office and 40,300 sq ft R&D to be 100% medical offices, 115 auto parking, 46 bicycle spaces on site, 88 auto spaces off-site

Pardee Block Parking Lot (1010, 1014, 1016 Carleton, 2700, 2712, 2714 Tenth, 1001, 1003, 1013 Pardee 43847 sq ft parking lot for 1050 Parker St and existing businesses total 123 parking spaces, 18 bicycle spaces

2628 Shattuck – demolish 2-story care facility building and construct5-story mixed use with 78 dwelling units, and to increase building height and to reduce the required setbacks and residential parking requirement

1444 Fifth St – construct 4 detached 3-story single family dwellings on vacant lot, approx.1900 sq ft each, ave height 33 ft,

Friday, January 25, 2019

No city meetings found

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Assembly District 15 ADEM Elections, 9:45am-12:30pm, Emeryville Center for Community Life (ECCL) gym, 47th Street and San Pablo Ave

The California Democratic Party's Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) are held every 2 years. Each assembly district elects 14 delegates and one executive board member. They join other party members at statewide conventions to vote on candidate, ballot measure, and policy endorsements, and also elect California Democratic Party officers.

There is a Progressive Labor Slate running, led by Wendy Bloom.

Wendy Bloom (Executive Board candidate), Andrea Mullarkey, Mabel Lam, Ada Recinos, Kate Harrison, Courtney Welch, Bobbi Lopez, Keane Chukwuneta, Soli Alpert, Alfred Twu, Kacey Carpenter, Sam Davis, Devin Murphy, Xavier Johnson

To vote in this election, you must be a registered Democrat in Assembly District 15. Same-day voter registration will be available at the event

Sunday, January 27, 2019

No city meetings or events found


The meeting list is also posted on the Sustainable Berkeley Coalition website.

When notices of meetings are found that are posted after Friday 5:00 pm they are added to the website schedule and preceded by LATE ENTRY -more-