<< Week of October 13 >>

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Reading: Eric Dolan, Fego Navarro, Tongo Eisen-Martin

Reading - Literary | October 13 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eric Dolan, curator for the Bay Area Poetry Marathon, writes puke-pop nonsense for the disenfranchised masses; he has written, designed, and built sixty-three booklets of poetry since moving to California. Salvadoran-American rapper/actor Fego Navarro’s recent projects include releasing his album Heart of Man and acting in the film Love Cecy. Heaven Is All Goodbyes, the most recent book by poet,...   More >

The Kingdom of Cards: An English adaptation of Tagore's "Tasher Desh" presented by EnActe Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Cubberley Theatre

 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetic fantasy examines a kingdom of two dimensional playing cards strictly regulated by the cold rule of conformity.

 Use code KOCISAS for a 20% discount!. Tickets go on sale September 12. Buy tickets online

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, October 12
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, Pastoral
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Sunday, October 13
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 18 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall. (credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

Sankai Juku: Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

Performing Arts - Dance | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A stone wall carved with fossils of sea lilies overlooks a sand-dusted stage, where eight dancers from this internationally renowned butoh company enter into a sublime dialogue with gravity. Meguri is a meditative visual poem by Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku’s artistic director, that reflects on the passage of time through imagery and movement inspired by the ebb and flow of water, and the cycle of...   More >

$30–$78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sankai Juku performs Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land Saturday–Sunday, October 12–13, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Sankai Juku)

Full: Harrison Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan are rare, since the piece requires a radical retuning of the piano to match the gamelan’s temperament. It is one of the most beautiful of Harrison’s hybrid works combining Eastern and Western instruments. For these special performances, phenomenal pianist Sarah Cahill teams up with Gamelan Sari Raras, a performing...   More >

The Kingdom of Cards: An English adaptation of Tagore's "Tasher Desh" presented by EnActe Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Cubberley Theatre

 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetic fantasy examines a kingdom of two dimensional playing cards strictly regulated by the cold rule of conformity.

 Use code KOCISAS for a 20% discount!. Tickets go on sale September 12. Buy tickets online

Full: Harrison Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan are rare, since the piece requires a radical retuning of the piano to match the gamelan’s temperament. It is one of the most beautiful of Harrison’s hybrid works combining Eastern and Western instruments. For these special performances, phenomenal pianist Sarah Cahill teams up with Gamelan Sari Raras, a performing...   More >

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Arts in the Afternoon: Chamber Music - University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Women's Faculty Club

Chamber Music directed by Leighton Fong.

Cello Music: New and Old
Works by Debussy, Faure and Christian Wollf

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 14.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gospel Chorus: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 16 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Mark Wilson, Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Thursday, October 17, 2019

TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

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Mural by Twick ICP | Poster by Ben Dillon

Friday, October 18, 2019

TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

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Piano Recital

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Leyla Kabuli, student pianist

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, FREE UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Thom Yorke: with guests: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Thom Yorke has confirmed a new series of live electronic performances to take place this fall in North America with Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri, aka Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online