<< April 2018 >>

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

MENA Lit Chat: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Reading - Literary | April 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Michael David Lukas, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join bestselling author and CMES Program Coordinator Michael David Lukas for a conversation about his new novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, "a beautiful, richly textured novel" centered around a thousand-year old synagogue in Cairo.

UC Jazz 50th Anniversary Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 UC Jazz, UC Jazz

 Student Musical Activities

On Tuesday, April 3 at 8:00PM at the Freight and Salvage, UC Jazz will present its 50th Anniversary concert featuring its three advanced ensembles. The event will celebrate 50 years of jazz education at Cal.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

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. Traditionally on Wednesdays, each concert...   More >

Gospel Choir and Carillon mark 50 years since MLK's death

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Department of Music

The UC Berkeley Department of Music will honor the 50-year mark of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 2018 with performances by student carillonist Leslie Chan and the University Gospel Chorus directed by D. Mark Wilson.

Just after 12PM Pacific time the event will start with the tolling of 5.25-ton Great Bear Bell 39 times, once for each year off Martin Luther King Jr.’s life....   More >

Voice of Change II : We Must Have a Dream

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Alumni Chorus

Voices Of Change II: We Must Have A Dream. On the evening of the 50 year anniversary of his death, the UC Alumni Chorus dedicates its spring concert to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We begin the evening with an observance, sharing reflections on his life. Following this we will offer choral tributes, including one honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, and featuring the oratorio Scenes from the...   More >

$20 General, $15 Senior (62+), $10 Student

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lunch Poems: Matthew Zapruder

Reading - Literary | April 5 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Matthew Zapruder

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Matthew Zapruder.

(photo by B. A. Van Sise)

Stebbins Piano Series: Andrew Chen - Pianist

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Andrew Chen, UC Berkeley Student

 Women's Faculty Club

Music of Bach , Schumann, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by April 5.

Anne Rainwater, piano: Works for Solo Piano and Electronics

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Oakland based pianist Anne Rainwater is a dexterous musician known for her vibrant interpretations of works from J.S. Bach to John Zorn.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Friday, April 6, 2018

DSP Presents Golden Women

Performing Arts - Theater | April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

Golden Women, Golden Women

 Disabled Students' Program

To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, Cal's very own all-female theater company, Golden Women, will be performing "Who Wants to be Mentally Stable?" A comedy about a woman struggling to find a therapist. A conversation about mental health and reception to follow after the performance.

If accommodations are needed, please contact access@berkeley.edu

Golden Women Flyer

A Reading to Celebrate the Writings of UK poet Tom Raworth

Reading - Literary | April 6 | 7-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Department of English

Writer, artist, teacher, and publisher Tom Raworth was born in South London. He attended the University of Essex; in 1970, he earned an MA in the theory and practice of literary translation. As founder of Matrix Press and cofounder of Goliard Press, Raworth was instrumental in bringing an entire tradition of American poetry to English readers. Promoting the work of a number of poets associated...   More >

Saturday, April 7, 2018

African Drumming

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

C.K. Ladzepo, director
African Master Drummer C.K. Ladzekpo leads companies in an evening of explosive traditional African music and dance.

The African Music Ensemble has flourished since its first year in 1972-73 under the direction of master Ghanian musician C.K. Ladzekpo. Recruited by Professor Olly Wilson (composer and specialist in African American music), Ladzekpo took leave from his...   More >

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

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Seattle Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Saturday, April 7, 8pm
John Luther Adams/Become Desert (California Premiere)
featuring Volti San Francisco; Robert Geary, artistic director
Sibelius/Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Sunday, April 8, 3pm
Sibelius/The Oceanides, Op. 73
Britten/Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
John Luther Adams/Become Ocean

This performance is part of Cal Performances’ Berkeley RADICAL...   More >

$38-98 prices subject to change

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

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Seattle Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | April 8 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Saturday, April 7, 8pm
John Luther Adams/Become Desert (California Premiere)
featuring Volti San Francisco; Robert Geary, artistic director
Sibelius/Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Sunday, April 8, 3pm
Sibelius/The Oceanides, Op. 73
Britten/Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
John Luther Adams/Become Ocean

This performance is part of Cal Performances’ Berkeley RADICAL...   More >

$38-98 prices subject to change

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

scapegoat

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

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

CNMAT Users Group presents: Scapegoat

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

 CNMAT (Center for New Music and Technology)

scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression. Programmes are designed to broaden and
challenge the musical experience of the audience, through original works featuring live electronics, performer controlled sonic and visual amplification, video and lighting...   More >

$10 G.A., $5 seniors and students

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Pura Lopez Colome with Dan Bellm

Reading - Literary | April 10 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Pura Lopez Colome

 Dan Bellm

 Department of English

Poetry Reading by Pura Lopez Colome with American translator and poet Dan Bellm.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Brahms - Symphony no. 3

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. Traditionally on...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

G Yamazawa -SOLD OUT: Performance and Q/A

Performing Arts - Other | April 12 | 5:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Elkus Room, 125 | Tickets sold out

 G YAMAZAWA

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 122, The UC Berkeley Japanese American Studies Advisory Committee, Asian Pacific American System-wide Alliance (APASA), The Asian Pacific American Student Development Office (APASD)

Born in Durham, NC and raised by Japanese immigrants, poet and musical artist George "G" Masao Yamazawa, Jr. is widely considered to be one of the top spoken word artists in the U.S.

Nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist by the 2016 Carolina Music Awards, G continues to challenge American perspective on race & culture, poetry & rap, and the phenomena of the human condition through his poetry...   More >

Free

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Friday, April 13, 2018

Words in Action: A Multilingual Student Performance

Performing Arts - Other | April 13 | 3-6 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Berkeley Language Center, Department of Italian Studies

Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, and Telugu.

Vance Joy: with guests: lovelytheband

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Nation of Two is the follow up to Vance Joy’s critically-acclaimed breakthrough debut album dream your life away, which recently surpassed one million in consumption in the U.S. alone.

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Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 UC Berkeley Music

“Where Is the Love?: Gospel Music and Bringing Down Walls that Divide” an evening of music that creates a space of acceptance, warmth, community and love through Gospel songs, with student performances that reflect upon current events of building walls and creating division.

The University Gospel Chorus at the University of California, Berkeley started in the nineteen seventies as an informal...   More >

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

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 14 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Kygo: with guests: Alan Walker

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tipped by Billboard Magazine as the ‘the next EDM superstar’, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a KYGO, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet in unprecedented time.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Armenian State Chamber Choir

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 Cal Performances

Thirty-five voices strong, the Armenian State Chamber Choir sings repertoire from the choral canon by Gabrielli, Bach, Brahms, and Schnittke, as well as contemporary works by Armenian composers that address the history of the Armenian people.

$42-$72 (prices subject to change)

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

Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective and a faculty-led ensemble with Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Berkeley Music

Faculty members Myra Melford (piano) and Ben Goldberg (clarinet), in collaboration with bassist Michael Formanek (ECM recording artist) and drummer Hamir Atwal (Tune Yards), present original compositions for improvising quartet. An opening set by students in MU165: The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, features works by Goldberg, Formanek, Melford and others.

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

  Buy tickets online

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Stebbins Piano Series: Ann Deng and William Wong

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

 Ann Deng, UC Berkeley Student; William Wang, UC Berkeley Student

 Women's Faculty Club

Music of Johannes Brahms

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by April 15.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 15 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Kygo: with guests: Alan Walker

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 5 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tipped by Billboard Magazine as the ‘the next EDM superstar’, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a KYGO, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet in unprecedented time.

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Noon Concert: Michael Goldberg, guitar

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

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Tallis Scholars

Performing Arts - Music | April 19 | 8-10 p.m. |  The Cathedral of Christ the Light

 Cal Performances

The Tallis Scholars present War and Peace, a program of choral works commemorating the fallen of World War I, featuring works by Josquin, Tavener, Guerrero, Palestrina, and Arvo Pärt.

$56-$86 general admission in four price zones (prices subject to change)

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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fleet Foxes: with guests: Amen Dunes

Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncut’s first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous “Best of ” lists, including Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 2000’s and Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of 2008.

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Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cal Day with the Department of Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Works by Debussy
9:30-11 125 Morrison Hall
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the French composer Claude Debussy’s death. Hear a mini-marathon of Debussy’s piano works by students of the music department.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
11-12:30 Hertz Hall, concert stage
Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of...   More >

Cal Day - Nimely Pan African Dance Company

Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 11-11:20 a.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall | Note change in time

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Founded by Nimely Napla, this Oakland based group will perform a dance representing a rite of passage for young men of the Vai, Gola, and Mende ethnic groups of Liberia's northeast mountains. Full-body mask dancers embody divine spirits of the African bush and of the community. The masks appear with special permission granted from Poro and Sande societies.

Stop by all day for free admission to...   More >

Cal Day - De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association

Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall | Note change in time

 De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Based in Oakland and dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian traditions from the coastal region of Peru, the group will perform Son de los Diablos, a street masquerade that originated in colonial Lima with parades through Afro-Peruvian neighborhoods during carnival time. Dancers will wear masks made in Peru by Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, and locally by Edmund Badeaux (Chaskinakuy Andean music...   More >

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Boston Pops at the Greek: Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, E.T., and more: The Music of John Williams

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The Boston Pops come to the Greek to celebrate the extraordinary five-decade career of one of its former conductors, 22-time Grammy winner John Williams. The program includes selections from some of Williams’ most popular Hollywood film scores, including music from Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., and the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 22 – 29, 2018 every Sunday | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu

Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
Edmund CAMPION Blast
David CONTE The Dream of Martin Luther King
GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry
Philip SPARKE Four Norfolk Dances
SUBKE Klamath River Suite
and more!

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...   More >

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

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Holloway Poetry Reading: Brenda Hillman and Jane Gregory

Reading - Literary | April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Brenda Hillman

 Jane Gregoryu, Berkeley English

 Holloway Reading Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry invites you to the final reading of the semester. Brenda Hillman, joined by Jane Gregory, will read on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30pm in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall) at UC Berkeley.

The reading is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there, and please forward this notice widely!

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Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections...   More >

Versvergnügen: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – 25, 2018 every day | 7-8:15 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in Ger 102A, Department of German

 Department of German

UC Berkeley's students of German present poetry, skits, and music in their annual Cabaret Program

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Noon Concert: Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music | April 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director
“Be Healed!”
Music is great medicine for the body, soul and mind. Come fill your prescription and get a good dose of Gospel music that heals hurts, suffering and pain.


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...   More >

Versvergnügen: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – 25, 2018 every day | 7-8:15 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in Ger 102A, Department of German

 Department of German

UC Berkeley's students of German present poetry, skits, and music in their annual Cabaret Program

Friday, April 27, 2018

LCD Soundsystem: with guests: TV On The Radio

Performing Arts - Music | April 27 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards–Best Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song “tonite”)—and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades

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Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online

University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Nikolas Nackley, director
Joyful Noise
Choral settings of psalms and devotional poetry including a centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein, featuring his masterpiece, Chichester Psalms

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in the campus community: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, community members. Acceptance...   More >

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

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Māori Performance with Māori Mo Ake Tonu - Hands-On at the Hearst

Performing Arts - Dance | April 28 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Māori Mo Ake Tonu

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

A cultural presentation featuring Māori performing arts through live song and dance by San Francisco Bay Area kapa haka group, Māori Mo Ake Tonu. The Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The performance will include elements of waiata (songs), waiata-a-ringa (story telling dances), poi and haka. The numbers for the performance are inspired by the taonga...   More >

LCD Soundsystem: with guests: TV On The Radio

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards–Best Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song “tonite”)—and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades

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Javanese Shadow Play

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

featuring Midiyanto, a renowned shadow master and musician, who teaches at UC Berkeley and performs throughout the U.S. as well as in Indonesia, Australia, and Singapore. He will be accompanied by Gamelan Sari Raras (Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors), featuring vocalist Heni Savitri and guest drummer Danis Sugiyanto.

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

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Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 22 – 29, 2018 every Sunday | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

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Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Magen Solomon, director
Music of Many Faiths: Voices from Jewish, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Catholic, & Protestant traditions. Featured works include a Byrd mass, a Bach cantata, and works of Rossi, Milhaud, Timothy Kramer, Karen Tarlow, Robert Stern and others

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical...   More >

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

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LCD Soundsystem: with guests: TV On The Radio

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards–Best Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song “tonite”)—and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades

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Full: Symphony and Ballet

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Music meets dance with magical results as Berkeley Sounds composer fellows join forces with the choreographers and dancers of Berkeley Ballet Theater.

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These include some fine antique violins from the A. Salz Collection, donated to the Music...   More >

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

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