<< March 2018 >>

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: Rosa Alcalá

Reading - Literary | March 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Rosa Alcalá

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Rosa Alcalá.

Oh My Sweet Land: A Play and Conversation on the Syrian Conflict

Performing Arts - Theater | March 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Golden Thread Productions

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Golden Thread Productions for a performance of the play Oh My Sweet Land, followed by food sharing and community conversation. Called “extraordinary” by The Guardian, this tour-de-force solo show, based on interviews with Syrian refugees in Jordan, takes an unflinching and personal look at the Syrian refugee crisis, and the brutal war that led up to it.

 RSVP required. As seating is very limited at this free event. priority will be given to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. More information: https://ohmysweetland.eventbrite.com

  RSVP online by February 26.

Full: Daktari

Performing Arts - Music | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Daktari Dance Medicine Collective explores the mediums of drum, movement, meditation, and ritual, illuminating the African spirit.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Dan Joseph, Dulcimer Flight

Performing Arts - Music | March 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

In his solo works for electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, for which he uses the title Dulcimer Flight, Dan constructs contemplative soundscapes that slowly unfold over the course of 30-minutes to one-hour.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley

Performing Arts - Other | March 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Cal Performances hosts NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley for a live recording of the popular radio show in Zellerbach Hall. Broadcast on more than 200 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly half a million listeners, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-college classical musicians through a live-recorded concert presented in communities across the country....   More >

 Recommended for children age seven and older.

$25-$52 prices subject to change

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

NPR’s From the Top will be presented March 2, 2018 at 8pm in Zellerbach Hall

CNMAT Users Group presents: Dan Joseph, Dulcimer Flight

Performing Arts - Music | March 2 | 8 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 CNMAT (Center for New Music and Technology)

In his solo works for electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, for which he uses the title Dulcimer Flight, Dan constructs contemplative soundscapes that slowly unfold over the course of 30-minutes to one-hour. With roots in early minimalism, ambient music and acoustic ecology, these long-form “journeys” combine composed elements, often in the form of a fixed melodic pattern, with extensive improvisation...   More >

$10 G.A., $5 seniors and students

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Gamelan Çudamani's 20th Anniversary Tour

Performing Arts - Music | March 3 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 the company performs at UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall at 7pm, in cooperation with the U.C Berkeley Department of Music. As Mt. Agung Volcano rumbles beneath their feet, Çudamani is preparing a special concert for Berkeley audiences. The Hertz Hall performance differs from any other program on this USA tour. The UC Berkeley program features world premieres by renowned...   More >

$30 General Admission, $20 Students

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing info@festivalofsacredmusic.org

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Kronos Quartet: My Lai

Performing Arts - Music | March 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Kronos Quartet’s fully-staged collaboration with composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Scott Chessman explores the aftermath of My Lai—a tragic episode in the Vietman War when American soldiers massacred hundreds of unarmed villagers—from the perspective of the helicopter pilot who tried to intervene. Berger’s score blends Rinde Eckert’s voice with the strings of the Kronos Quartet...   More >

$36-68 prices subject to change

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

Kronos Quartet will be presented on March 4, 2018 at 7pm in Zellerbach Hall

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Arts in the Afternoon: Kaleidoscope of Song: Classical, Jazz and Musical Theater

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

 Candace Johnson, Music Department

 The Women's Faculty Club

Candace Johnson with pianist Ben Flint performs a variety of songs from a wide range of traditions - classical, jazz and musical theater.

  Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 5.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Noon Concert: Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | March 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
HOLST First Suite in Eb Major
LAURIDSEN arr. Reynolds O Magnum Mysterium
IVES Variations on “America”


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...   More >

New Play Reading Series: "Natural Women" by Aparna Nambiar

Performing Arts - Theater | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Join us for a free reading of the play "Natural Women" by Berkeley graduate student Aparna Nambiar, followed by a discussion with the playwright and Toshi Pau, the director. This play, about a relationship between mothers and siblings, takes crucial plot points from Greek mythology and recasts mythic characters.

Eva Yerbabuena Company: ¡Ay!

Performing Arts - Dance | March 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

In her creation ¡Ay!, flamenco artist Eva Yerbabuena showcases her technique and minimalist choreography, performing a series of solos accompanied by an ensemble of musicians. Yerbabuena’s approach combines traditional flamenco with new dramatic structures while maintaining the essential duende, or soulfulness, of the centuries-old form.

$30-60 prices subject to change

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

Eva Yerbabuena Company will be presented on March 7, 2018 at 8pm in Zellerbach Hall

Friday, March 9, 2018

David Kim, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

featuring
SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958

$15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

globalFEST on the Road: Las Cafeteras and Flor de Toloache

Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Fox Theater

 Map

 Cal Performances

“globalFEST on the Road” celebrates the dawn of a “New Golden Age of Latin Music,” with Las Cafeteras and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, two bilingual ensembles representing a new wave of Latin music emerging across the US that fuses traditional styles with contemporary sounds.

$28-60 prices subject to change

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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band

Performing Arts - Music | March 11 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Pipa virtuoso Wu Man immerses herself in the folk music of a small village in China’s Shaanxi Province. The Huayin Shadow Puppet Band (as seen in the feature-length documentary film about the Silk Road Ensemble, The Music of Strangers) performs lively stories of life in rural China, with shadow puppets, lutes, fiddles, wooden clappers, and gongs

$42 prices subject to change

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Intimate concert of Javanese gamelan: by Ngudi Raras, a troupe of musicians visiting from Indonesia

Performing Arts - Music | March 13 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Admission is free, seating is limited

https://philacimovic.wixsite.com/gamelantour2018/tour-schedule for information about the musicians

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

UCB music students perform chamber music works by Gioachino Rossini and Bedřich Smetana

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 those on campus and in...   More >

Sister Spit Workshop and Performance Dinner: Come "spill the tea" with Sister Spit - a remarkable group of 7 QTPOC (Queer, Transgender, People of Color) writers and multi-disciplinary artists as they tour the West Coast, I-House being their only East Bay venue.

Performing Arts - Other | March 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Come "spill the tea" with Sister Spit - a remarkable group of 7 QTPOC (Queer, Transgender, People of Color) writers and multi-disciplinary artists as they tour the West Coast, I-House being their only East Bay venue. Join us for this intimate affair with fancy dinner and tea included.

Sister Spit Workshop & Performance Dinner

Wednesday, March 14 | Home Room

Workshop: 5-6pm

Performance...   More >

UC Berkeley Graduate Composers Concert featuring Ensemble Proton Bern

Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 8-10 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Elkus Room 125

 Ensemble Proton Bern

 Department of Music

Ensemble Proton Bern

Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Switzerland's Ensemble Proton Bern premieres new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers Oren Boneh, Selim Göncü, James Stone, and Jeremy Wexler, alongside works by Dominique Schafer and Hanspeter Kyburz.

FREE

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stebbins Piano Series: Beethoven - "Diabelli Variations, Op 120

Performing Arts - Music | March 15 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Monica Chew

 Women's Faculty Club

Monica Chew performs Ludwig van Beethoven - Diabelli Variations, Op 120

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

Love on the Line: 1947 Revisited through Theatre, Dance, Music, and Conversation

Performing Arts - Theater | March 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Vinita Sud Belani, Founding Artistic Director of EnActe Arts

 Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Kathak artist and Founder/Director of Noorani Dance

 Raginder Singh Momi

 Sukanya Chakrabarti

 Institute for South Asia Studies, EnActe Arts, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Noorani Dance, Nazakat at Berkeley, Natya at Berkeley, The 1947 Partition Archive

A theatrical production in which the loss of love, both human and idealogical, is explored through real, lived survivor stories of those who crossed the line of Partition in 1947.

Theater: All in the Timing: Short Comedies by David Ives

Performing Arts - Theater | March 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-9:15 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.1677

Friday, March 16, 2018

Berkeley Talks: W. Kamau Bell

Performing Arts - Other | March 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Program: Cultural commentator, radio and television host, and comedian W. Kamau Bell combines
humor with astute social commentary. The Berkeley resident and self-proclaimed “blerd”—or, black nerd— is host of the Emmy-winning CNN series United Shades of America, where he travels the country, engaging diverse subcultures on contentious issues like immigration, white nationalism, and gang violence....   More >

$30 prices subject to change

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

Theater: All in the Timing: Short Comedies by David Ives

Performing Arts - Theater | March 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-9:15 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.1677

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

Performing Arts - Other | March 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive visual effects combine to tell the story of two elderly sister lighthouse keepers separated by death, in Manual Cinema’s Ada/Ava. The Chicago-based performance collective’s piece evokes the supernatural world of the New England gothic, where the living and the dead commingle in an exploration of melancholy, loneliness, and sisterly love.

$68 prices subject to change

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

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | March 16 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Theater: All in the Timing: Short Comedies by David Ives

Performing Arts - Theater | March 17 – 18, 2018 every day | 2-3:15 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

Performing Arts - Other | March 17 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive visual effects combine to tell the story of two elderly sister lighthouse keepers separated by death, in Manual Cinema’s Ada/Ava. The Chicago-based performance collective’s piece evokes the supernatural world of the New England gothic, where the living and the dead commingle in an exploration of melancholy, loneliness, and sisterly love.

$68 prices subject to change

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

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

Performing Arts - Other | March 17 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive visual effects combine to tell the story of two elderly sister lighthouse keepers separated by death, in Manual Cinema’s Ada/Ava. The Chicago-based performance collective’s piece evokes the supernatural world of the New England gothic, where the living and the dead commingle in an exploration of melancholy, loneliness, and sisterly love.

$68 prices subject to change

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

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | March 17 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Theater: All in the Timing: Short Comedies by David Ives

Performing Arts - Theater | March 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-9:15 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.1677

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Theater: All in the Timing: Short Comedies by David Ives

Performing Arts - Theater | March 17 – 18, 2018 every day | 2-3:15 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

Performing Arts - Other | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive visual effects combine to tell the story of two elderly sister lighthouse keepers separated by death, in Manual Cinema’s Ada/Ava. The Chicago-based performance collective’s piece evokes the supernatural world of the New England gothic, where the living and the dead commingle in an exploration of melancholy, loneliness, and sisterly love.

$68 prices subject to change

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

David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Beethoven/Variations on “See the conqu’ring hero comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus
Bruce Adolphe/Couple
Lera Auerbach/Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 69
Mendelssohn/ Lied ohne Worte (Song Without Words) in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 109
Grieg/Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36

$68 prices subject to change

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

Spring Resident Benefit Concert

Performing Arts - Other | March 18 | 7-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 International House

Enjoy performances, music, and more from I-House residents. All proceeds go towards non-profit organizations United We Dream and Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.

Spring Resident Benefit Concert
Sunday, March 18, 7-9pm | Chevron Auditorium

I-House Residents: $5-10 Donation | Non-Residents: $10-20 Donation

Beer and wine available for +21 with valid ID

Monday, March 19, 2018

Theatre of the Oppressed: Rehearsal for Revolution

Performing Arts - Dance | March 19 | 2-5 p.m. | D23 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A dance workshop presented as part of the Global Urban Humanities course Populism, Art and the City. No prior Theater experience necessary. Please dress to move.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Noon Concert: Music Theater Tunes

Performing Arts - Music | March 21 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Music Theater Tunes featuring members of the UCB Department of Music

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 those on campus and in the wider community....   More >

Front Row with Margaret Cho and Friends

Performing Arts - Other | March 21 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall | Tickets sold out

 Cal Performances

Outspoken comedian Margaret Cho plays host to Front Row 2018, a once-in-a-lifetime, only-at-UC Berkeley experience. This year's event, created specifically by UCB students for UCB students, celebrates and explores issues of race, identity, and power in the entertainment industry. Joining Cho on stage are comedian, actress, and writer Ali Wong; comedian, writer, and performer Aparna Nancherla; and...   More >

 Only open to UC Berkeley students.

$5

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea

Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Chick Corea joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as a special guest in an evening of music from the pianist's diverse songbook. Expect renditions of Corea classics like “Crystal Silence,” “You’re Everything,” “Armando’s Rhumba,” and “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” arranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center band.

$36-98 prices subject to change

  Tickets go on sale March 22. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Julia Bullock, soprano and John Arida, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 25 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

In recital, soprano Julia Bullock lends her expressive directness to her carefully curated programs, mixing art song by Schubert, Barber, and Fauré with selections from the African-American jazz and blues traditions of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

This performance is part of Cal Performances’ Berkeley RADICAL Blurring Boundaries strand. These artists are dissolving the very boundaries of...   More >

$46 prices subject to change

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

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Full: Pairs

Performing Arts - Music | March 31 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends play compositions by Berkeley Sounds composer fellows paired with pieces written by their mentors.

Andrew Glendening: Music for Trombone and Tape: 1966-2018

Performing Arts - Music | March 31 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Program:
Animus I (1966) -- Jacob Druckman (1928-1996)
Prelude, fugue and big apple (1972) -- Walter Ross (b. 1936)
Wintermute (1995) -- Bruce Hamilton (b. 1966)
T. Rex (1996) -- Mark Phillips (b. 1952)
Everything happens for the first time (2018)* -- Mark Dancigers
*premiere

Andrew Glendening is the Dean of the School of Music and Professor of Trombone at the University of Redlands.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors