<< Week of April 28 >>

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

Théâtre National de Bretagne: Julius Caesar

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre National de Bretagne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy—with costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Théâtre National de Bretagne performs Julius Caesar Friday–Sunday, April 26–28, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Black Life: Destiny Muhammad Trio

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come celebrate International Jazz Month with the Destiny Muhammad Trio. Known as the “Harpist from the Hood,” Muhammad follows in the footsteps of jazz harp master Dorothy Ashby, and has been described by SFJAZZ Center as a “masterful, exploratory musician.” Whether interpreting jazz standards or her original tunes, Muhammad turns every piece into a soulful adventure. She performs here with an...   More >

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

Monday, April 29, 2019

California Dreamin

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Atrium

 The Berkeley Way West Chorus

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The Berkeley Way West Chorus presents
California Dreamin’:
A Mini-Concert and Singalong

Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Gil Shaham, Akira Eguchi, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Kreisler/Praeludium and Allegro (In the Style of Pugnani)
Prokofiev/Five Melodies, Op. 35
Franck/Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach/Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin Saint-Saëns/Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Avner Dorman/Sonata No. 3, Nigunim

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi perform Monday, April 29, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates: A Benefit for Revolution Books

Reading - Literary | April 30 | 7 p.m. |  Revolution Books

 2444 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

 Joyce Carol Oates

 Revolution Books

Joyce Carol Oates will be reading & discussing her novel
HAZARDS OF TIME TRAVEL.

$10 Students, $20 General, $25 Friends

  Tickets go on sale April 25. Buy tickets online or by calling Revolution Books at 510-848-1196, or by emailing Revolution Books at revolutionbooks@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 1 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Poetry Colloquium: Tracie Morris and Vincent Broqua: Translating performance and the energy of the line: a talk, a dialogue, a performance

Reading - Literary | May 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room/315 Wheeler Hall

 Tracie Morris, Professor, Pratt Institute; Vincent Broqua, Professor, Universite Paris-8

 Department of English

What does reading translation live mean? If the poet is a performer, is the translator a performer as well? How is the energy of poetry translated from the page to the stage? Vincent Broqua and Tracie Morris will talk and perform together, reflecting on modes of translation in performance. In this performance, Morris and Broqua will present their own poetic work together (including new work)
and...   More >

Alisa Weilerstein, cello: The Complete Bach Suites

Performing Arts - Music | May 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alisa Weilerstein, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012

$42-78 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein performs The Complete Bach Suites Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in First Congregational Church.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Spring Class Showcases

Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day |  Various Campus Locations (See Below)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.

Lunch Poems: Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents a Student Reading.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Spring Class Showcases

Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day |  Various Campus Locations (See Below)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.

History Adrift: A Conversation with Namwali Serpell

Reading - Literary | May 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Namwali Serpell

 Student Learning Center Writing Program, Student Learning Center Language Exchange Program

The SLC Language Exchange and Writing Programs are honored to host a conversation with author Namwali Serpell about her debut novel, The Old Drift. Join us on May 3rd from 12-2PM as she reads from her book, shares insight into her writing process, and discusses how reimagining the past can enhance our understanding of the present and future.

  RSVP online by May 1.

History Adrift: A Conversation with Namwali Serpell

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director
Vocalists from the 150B studio
Nicholas Nackley, director
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

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Silkroad Ensemble: Heroes Take Their Stands (Cal Performances Co-commission)

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Silkroad Ensemble, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Pauchi Sasaki/Electra (working title)
Colin Jacobsen/Arjuna at Kuru: Discourse with Lord Krishna
Jason Moran/Martin Luther King, Jr. (working title)
Kayhan Kalhor/Siavosh in Touran: Farewell to his Wife and Horse
Zhao Lin/Dou E at Chuzhou

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Silkroad Ensemble performs Heroes Take Their Stands Friday, May 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Spring Class Showcases

Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day |  Various Campus Locations (See Below)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.

Reading: Fish Vargas, Susana Praver-Pérez, and Rico Pabón

Reading - Literary | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second in a series of readings celebrating The Acentos Review’s tenth anniversary. Bronx-born Nuyorican poet Fish Vargas has been a featured performer at Cornelia Street Cafe, the Universal Hip-Hop Parade, and the Kosmopolis Literature Festival in Barcelona. Susana Praver-Pérez is a poet and memoirist, cofounded the monthly salon La Tertulia Boricua, and was associate medical director at La...   More >

Tony Newcomb Memorial Performance

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in time

 Department of Music

A selection of organ pieces played by friends and colleagues in reremberance of late UC Berkeley Music Professor Emeritus Anthony Newcomb.

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, Director

Faculty and Staff Sing Too - Gospel Music and the African American Staff and Faculty of UC Berkeley" - This musical collaboration between the Gospel Chorus and Black Staff and Faculty Organization of UC Berkeley will feature staff and popular faculty, who long to perform gospel music on stage and who secretly sing gospel songs to inspire their departmental work and...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online