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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Story Hour in the Library featuring Shanthi Sekaran

Reading - Literary | April 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Shanthi Sekaran


Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In April the program features author Shanthi Sekaran.

Sacred Singing: A Baul Performance by Parvathy Baul

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Parvathy Baul, Baul folk singer, musician and storyteller from Bengal

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley

 Sukanya Chakrabarti, Theater Artist, Performer, Ethnomusicologist

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The Institute for South Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies - Graduate Theological Union, Department of Music, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

An evening of Baul music with one of the few female Baul practitioners, the eminent Baul singer from Bengal, Parvathy Baul.

Mr. Akita

Performing Arts - Other | April 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angeles–based artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Francisco–based artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship...   More >

 Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.

 Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online

Jazz and Sondheim, Side by Side

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Celebrating the inventiveness, wit, and sophistication of Stephen Sondheim's greatest works for Broadway, Bill Charlap's Jazz & Sondheim Side by Side enlists the "rich, extravagantly gorgeous voice" (The New York Times) of Ann Hampton Callaway—a singer equally at home with Streisand, Fitzgerald, and the Great American Songbook—in a program of beloved songs from shows like Company, Follies, and...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org