<< Week of February 16 >>

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Shakespeare Trial: The Shylock Appeal: featuring Edwin Chemerinsky and Song Richardson

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 | 12-2 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law; Dean Song Richardson, UC Irvine Law School

 Berkeley Law

Join us for a live-action legal drama in which UC Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and UC Irvine Law Dean Song Richardson serve as opposing counsel in a mock trial based on Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Professional actors from the New Swan Shakespeare Festival will bring the drama to life, and the audience will serve as the jury.

AB West 8+1: Braxton75

Performing Arts - Music | February 16 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The AB West 8+1 ensemble performs the music of one of the most revered figures in contemporary music, Anthony Braxton. Directed by longtime Braxton collaborator Chris Jonas, the ensemble features members of key Bay Area new music ensembles Del Sol String Quartet and Goggle Sax Quartet (with Dan Plonsey, Cory Wright, Chris Jonas, and Randy McKean), and double-bassist Lisa Mezzacappa. This event is...   More >

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Noon Concert Series: Graves/Engelhart Duo

Performing Arts - Music | February 19 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Vocalists Sarah Grace Graves and Cecilia Engelhart present a program of original voice duos.

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Thursday, February 20, 2020

TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Performing Arts - Dance | February 20 – 29, 2020 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Lisa Wymore

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?

$13–20

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Dancer: Aldair Rivera

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., featuring Damien Sneed

Performing Arts - Music | February 20 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Composer and pianist Damien Sneed’s tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrates a living lineage of African-American music and culture that ranges from gospel, spirituals, and classical music to jazz and Broadway. Sneed, who has collaborated with Wynton Marsalis, the Clark Sisters, Aretha Franklin, and Jessye Norman, is joined by five singers, the Oakland Interfaith Gospel...   More >

$28-56 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Composer and pinaist Damien Sneed performs We Shall Overcome Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, February 21, 2020

MILOS and Friends: The Voice of the Guitar

Performing Arts - Music | February 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

MILOS returns to Berkeley for a concert of virtuosic solo works by Bach, Granados, and de Falla, and is joined by an ensemble of gifted collaborators for arrangements of classical music by Rodrigo, Boccherini, and Piazzolla; popular standards from Brazil and Mexico; and intimate renditions of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, of the Beatles.

$42-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

MILOS and Friends perform The Voice of the Guitar Friday, February 21, 2020 in the First Congregational Church

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Debussy - Jeux
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Performing Arts - Dance | February 20 – 29, 2020 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Lisa Wymore

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pioneer of contemporary circus arts, Cirque Éloize delivers uproarious comedy through a mix of acrobatics, aerial routines, and live music. In their newest show, Hotel, set in an elegant Art Deco lobby, a cast of captivating characters—from a juggling janitor to a hapless tightrope-walking bellhop to a starlet flying through the air on a trapeze swing—takes viewers through the unexpected...   More >

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cirque Éloize performs Hotel Saturday–Sunday, February 22–23, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Pierre Manning)

Black Life: Stephanie Hewett

Performing Arts - Other | February 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Choreographer and movement artist Stephanie Hewett presents (E)cho Queue, a performance that aims to reclaim the inextricable connection between techno music and black life. In response to Jenn Nkiru’s documentary Black to Techno, Hewett reinforces the inherently Black American nature of this invention by examining its true origins and locating its syncopated, complicated, and paradoxical rhythms...   More >

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pioneer of contemporary circus arts, Cirque Éloize delivers uproarious comedy through a mix of acrobatics, aerial routines, and live music. In their newest show, Hotel, set in an elegant Art Deco lobby, a cast of captivating characters—from a juggling janitor to a hapless tightrope-walking bellhop to a starlet flying through the air on a trapeze swing—takes viewers through the unexpected...   More >

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Debussy - Jeux
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Performing Arts - Dance | February 20 – 29, 2020 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Lisa Wymore

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online