<< August 2017 >>

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: Indianna Hale + Ash Reiter + Megan Keely

Performing Arts - Music | August 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Indianna Hale + Ash Reiter + Meegan Keely
Alt Country Folk

$20 Adult, $18 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Counter Offence: A Play by Rahul Varma

Performing Arts - Theater | August 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

In this fascinating whodunnit, Rahul Varma poses questions which are more relevant than ever given the nationwide uproar around the police and their treatment of minorities and the current climate of mistrust.

Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang, Violin: Richard Pontzious, conductor

Performing Arts - Music | August 5 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang, Violin, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Representing nearly a dozen countries, the 107 young musical ambassadors of the Asian Youth Orchestra join hands across political differences and regional tensions to play concerts of exquisite beauty. Each summer, exceptional players from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam meet for a demanding summer of...   More >

$36-86

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

Sarah Chang performs with the Asian Youth Orchestra Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Counter Offence: A Play by Rahul Varma

Performing Arts - Theater | August 6 | 2-4 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

In this fascinating whodunnit, Rahul Varma poses questions which are more relevant than ever given the nationwide uproar around the police and their treatment of minorities and the current climate of mistrust.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Full: Spaces

Performing Arts - Music | August 7 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Julius Smack is a statue awoken from antiquity. In vogue-inspired performances, the Los Angeles–based artist queers the concert form with theatricality and chamber instrumentation. He has released two albums on Practical Records.

Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and handmade instruments, exploiting the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by...   More >

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: Jim Kweskin + The Dixie Giants

Performing Arts - Music | August 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Jim Kweskin + The Dixie Giants
Famous folk revival hero + New Orleans jazz

$22 Adult, $20 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT. Buy tickets by calling 510-643-2755

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: Tommy Guerrero + Matt Costa

Performing Arts - Music | August 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Tommy Guerrero + Matt Costa
Uniquely California

$22 Adult, $20 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Black Life: Karen Seneferu

Performing Arts - Other | August 18 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Karen Seneferu is one of the organizers of The Black Woman Is God, a movement-building platform activated by live performance and community cypher that celebrates the black female presence as the highest spiritual form. Seneferu presents a performance piece highlighting the themes that drive her curational work. She says, “Through an examination of cosmology, womanhood, feminism, politics and...   More >

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: with guests: The Shelters

Performing Arts - Music | August 22 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced additional dates on their 40th Anniversary Tour

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: with guests: The Shelters

Performing Arts - Music | August 23 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced additional dates on their 40th Anniversary Tour

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: The Sam Chase and The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket

Performing Arts - Music | August 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: The Sam Chase & The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket
Energetic pop-rock storytellers

$20 Adult, $18 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Mandolin Showcase: A Night of Music at the Hearst Museum

Performing Arts - Music | August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

After an introductory history of the mandolin, “mad mandolinist" Patrick Fahey will exhibit the differing rich timbers of exquisite vintage mandolins from his collection. Patrick will then perform works in progress from his upcoming classical CD, and will be joined by Polish-born violinist Ela Pollack and bassist Alex Baum. Ela Pollack will play some selected pieces by Ysaye and Bach; Patrick...   More >

Friday, August 25, 2017

“Meu Cantar Tem Sentimento”: Music, Rhythm, and Feeling in Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Angola

Performing Arts - Dance | August 25 | 6 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Isabel Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

Mestre Moraes discusses how music, through the rhythm, words, and meaning, produces trance, merges the past and the present, and connects a community to its ancestors. The lecture will be accompanied by a musical performance of capoeira instruments.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Idina Menzel

Performing Arts - Music | August 26 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idina’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: with guests: The Shelters

Performing Arts - Music | August 27 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced additional dates on their 40th Anniversary Tour

  Buy tickets online

Monday, August 28, 2017

Open Auditions at TDPS: "Mechanics of Love," "Little Russians," The New Play Reading Series

Performing Arts - Theater | August 28 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS is holding auditions for the fall studio production, "Mechanics of Love," student workshop "Little Russians," and The New Play Reading Series. Open to all Cal students.

Audition information, including show description, casting details and production schedule are available under the “Productions | Auditions” tab of the TDPS Callboard at http://tdps.berkeley.edu/callboard/. Please read all...   More >

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Noon Concert: Harpsichord

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Louise Bidwell, harpsichord
From the Court of Queen Elizabeth I: Keyboard Music by William Byrd (c. 1540 - 1623)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by...   More >

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: SambaDa+ Tarimba

Performing Arts - Music | August 31 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: SambaDá + Tarimba
Brazilian-Afro-Samba + Son jarocho

$22 Adult, $20 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

TDPS Open Auditions - Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | August 31 | 6-10 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS is holding auditions for the fall studio production, "Mechanics of Love," student workshop "Little Russians," and The New Play Reading Series. Open to all Cal students.

Audition information, including show description, casting details and production schedule are available under the “Productions | Auditions” tab of the TDPS Callboard at http://tdps.berkeley.edu/callboard/. Please read all...   More >