<< Week of October 15 >>

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 15 – 22, 2017 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Black Life: Phavia Kujichagulia

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join Kujichagulia for an excursion into what she calls “JAZZ-OLOGICAL MUSE-OETRY.”

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

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

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

The National

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 3:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
Jeff DAVIS Io Saturnalia
Donald GRANTHAM Southern Harmony
Cindy MCTEE Circuits
Jay BOCOOK Head Rush

The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by Charles Cushing. In 1950, James Berdahl...   More >

New Play Reading Series: TOURIST TRAP by Marie Yuen

Performing Arts - Theater | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, ROOM B4

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

It’s Cantonese meets culture shock the day Laura arrives in Hong Kong. But that’s okay for this ABC (American-Born-Chinese) because when dinner with a local friend turns into a mad dash about town, Laura’s game on for anything: from black pepper steak set meals to dancing with drunken bankers and a Canadian who may (or may not) be a Gurkha. Tourist Trap: A play for the hopeless adventurer in all...   More >

Crime Does Not Pay—Enough!: Mystery Writers of America in Northern California, Yesterday and Today

Reading - Literary | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Laurie R. King; Sheldon Siegel; Kelli Stanley; Randal Brandt, Curator of California Detective Fiction, Bancroft Library

 Library, Bancroft Library

Best-selling authors Laurie R. King, Sheldon Siegel, and Kelli Stanley (all current or past Presidents of MWA NorCal) will be joined by Randal Brandt, the Bancroft Library’s Curator of California Detective Fiction, in celebrating the lives and works of several of the founding members, including Anthony Boucher, Lenore Glen Offord, Virginia Rath, Mary Collins, Robert Finnegan, Dana Lyon, Darwin...   More >

Überbrettl 2.0: A Philosophical Haunting

Performing Arts - Other | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Gather on front steps

 Julia Rose, Cal Phil Forum

 Cal Phil Forum

An immersive art exhibit based on Nietzsche's will to power. Set in haunted house format. Free and open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Fall Choral Collage

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

 Department of Music

Come enjoy selections from a variety of Choral masterpieces and styles spanning the past 400 years. Directors Nackley and Salomen lead the University and Chamber choruses in addition to performances from P5 and the University Gospel Chorus.

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

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Alison Krauss: with David Gray

Performing Arts - Music | October 19 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Alison Krauss effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and genres such as pop, rock, country and classical.

David Gray has established himself as one of the UK’s leading artists both at home and overseas with a 25-year career marked by critical praise, numerous accolades and multi-platinum sales over the course of 10 album releases.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Solange: with guests: Flying Lotus (in 3D), Earl Sweatshirt, Chassol

Performing Arts - Music | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

A Seat at the Table, an album written and performed by Solange Knowles, and co-executive produced alongside Raphael Saadiq, has been released globally on September 30th, 2016 via Saint Records / Columbia.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

The Music of Jay Cloidt

Performing Arts - Music | October 20 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

A diverse set of music by Bay Area composer Jay Cloidt is performed. Included are works for the Sather Tower carillon, the Eco Ensemble String Quartet, solo piano, a “duet for pianist and piano” with interactive electronics, and music from the music theater work Darc: Woman on fire for singer and cellist.

Jay Cloidt (born October 5, 1949) is an American composer, performer, sound designer,...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 20, 2017 every Friday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 14 – 21, 2017 every Saturday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Tickets go on sale August 30. Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Théâtre de la Ville: State of Siege

Performing Arts - Theater | October 21 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre de la Ville, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The remarkable troupe of Paris' Théâtre de la Ville returns to Berkeley after the smash success of its 2014 performance of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. Again under the inspired direction of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the company visits with a new production based on Albert Camus' fantastical yet frightening political allegory about the necessity of resistance in the face of...   More >

$48 - 98

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

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris performs State of Siege Saturday–Sunday, October 21–22, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.