<< September 2018 >>

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Performing Arts - Music | September 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh met for the first time in Berkeley February 2016, and both soon broached the idea of working together to the other. The performance at CNMAT will be their debut as a duo. In their performance, Lyuh will mix performance of traditional music for Haegeum with improvisation, the results serving as prime materials for Stone’s real time sampling techniques.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Noon Concert: UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | September 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ted Moore, drums
Dann Zinn, saxophone
Marty Wehner, trombone
Frank Martin, piano
Glenn Richman, bass
The UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble is comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Bay Area, featuring original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards by Moore, including two world premiere compositions. This performance will touch on several aspects of Moore’s composing and...   More >

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Lunch Poems: Series Kick-off

Reading - Literary | September 6 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Hosted by Geoffrey G. O’Brien, this event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Leon Bridges: with guests: Masego

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

On his sophomore album Good Thing, Leon Bridges’ voice breaks into the debut single “Bad Bad News” in much the same way the artist broke into the public eye in 2015 – forcefully, honestly, and all at once. “They tell me I was born to lose,” he sings with characteristic soulfulness, “but I made a good, good thing out of bad, bad news.”

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Phoenix: with special guests: Cut Copy, Sir Sly

Performing Arts - Music | September 8 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The sixth album by Phoenix sounds like the perfect soundtrack to come from a nation that, despite everything going on elsewhere in the world, still seems to possess hope and joy in great abundance.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Noon Concert: Ji Eun Kang, piano

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

 Department of Music

MOZART Piano Sonata K.570 in B flat Major
Cindy COX Selections from Hierosgamos
Jean AHN Selections from Folksong Revisited
DEBUSSY L'isle Joyeuse


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider...   More >

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jason Mraz: with guests: Brett Dennen

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan-base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue: with guests: Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band with special guests Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins and Walter Wolfman Washington

Performing Arts - Music | September 14 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Trombone Shorty‘s new album opens with a dirge, but if you think the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews came here to mourn, you got it all wrong.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

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

 Department of Music

MOZART Piano Sonata K.570 in B flat Major
Cindy COX Selections from Hierosgamos
Jean AHN Selections from Folksong Revisited
DEBUSSY L'isle Joyeuse


Continuing it's 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider...   More >

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Serving Face with Mocha Fapalatte

Performing Arts - Other | September 20 | 5-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join Bay Area performer Mocha Fapalatte for an interactive drag makeup demonstration at the Hearst Museum. Alongside the current exhibit, Face to Face, Mocha will speak about her craft, share makeup tips and tricks, and show how one’s face sells a performance through live lip-synch demos.

Mocha Fapalatte, mother of the Haus of Dolls, is a Bay Area local drag performer. Her style is a blend of...   More >

Holloway Series in Poetry: Roberto Harrison

Reading - Literary | September 20 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Roberto Harrison, Milwaukee Poet Laureate

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

Friday, September 21, 2018

Arcade Fire: with very special guest Grizzly Bear

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Arcade Fire are a six piece band that have won two BRITs, two Grammys, and have released three records over the last ten years.

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Reading: East Bay Poets

Reading - Literary | September 21 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Readings from local poets Barbara Jane Reyes, the Manila-born winner of a James Laughlin award and author of Invocation to Daughters; Ingrid Rojas Contreras, originally from Bogotá, book columnist for KQED and author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree; Maw Shein Win, first poet laureate of El Cerrito, former artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and author of Invisible Gifts, Poems;...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 – 22, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
BARTỐK Miraculous Mandarin
Jennifer HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

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 >

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

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Arcade Fire: with very special guest Grizzly Bear

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Arcade Fire are a six piece band that have won two BRITs, two Grammys, and have released three records over the last ten years.

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UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 – 22, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
BARTỐK Miraculous Mandarin
Jennifer HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

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 >

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

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

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Jon Batiste: Celebrating Duke Ellington

Performing Arts - Music | September 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Jon Batiste, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Cal Performances presents international jazz ambassador, nine-time Grammy winner, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Hearst Greek Theatre. The band is joined by charismatic pianist and music director of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s house band, Jon Batiste, for a program celebrating the legacy of Duke Ellington, including early Cotton...   More >

$50-150 (prices subject to change)

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Jon Batiste perform Celebrating Duke Ellington Sunday, September 23, 2018 in the Greek Theatre.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The National: with guests: Big Thief

Performing Arts - Music | September 24 | 6:30 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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Full: Fauxnique

Performing Arts - Dance | September 24 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fauxnique (Monique Jenkinson) performs Drag Movement Study #3, an indulgent investigation of glamour as process. Dislodging the practice of drag from its traditional reliance on illusion and concealment, Fauxnique exploits the space of the museum to revel in the reveal, shining full light upon the underpinnings and inviting viewers into the foundation of drag performance.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The National: with guests: Cat Power

Performing Arts - Music | September 25 | 6:30 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, September 26, 2018

Noon Concert: Aleck Karis, piano

Performing Arts - Music | September 26 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

DEBUSSY Études

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Holloway Poetry Reading: Sara Nicholson

Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Sara Nicholson, Holloway Series in Poetry

 Department of English

Please join is this Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30pm for a reading by Sara Nicholson, this year's Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics. The reading will be held in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall) and followed by a reception with refreshments in the English Department lounge.

Nicholson is the author of the poetry collections What the Lyric Is (Song Cave, 2016) and The Living Method (...   More >

Holloway Series in Poetry: Sara Nicholson

Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Sara Nicholson

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Chaucer's "Parliament of Fowls": A Group Reading

Reading - Literary | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Maura Nolan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Steven Justice, Professor and Chair, Berkeley English

 Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English; Jessica Laser, Berkeley English

 Department of English

All (faculty, grad and undergrad students, staff) are welcome to participate. "Bi-lingual" copies of the text, in the original Middle English and in a modern English translation, will be made available, and both Maura Nolan and Steve Justice will offer a few introductory words (on pronunciation of the Middle English and on the poem itself). This event is co-hosted by Jessica Laser and Lyn...   More >

Death Cab for Cutie: with guest Cold War Kids

Performing Arts - Music | September 27 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups on the indie rock scene of the 2000’s, with their emotive songwriting and cross-genre sound landing somewhere between indie and emo.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Ben Howard

Performing Arts - Music | September 28 | 7 p.m. |  Fox Theater | Note change in location

  , Oakland, CA

 Another Planet Entertainment

Ben Howard’s new full-length record, Noonday Dream (released June 1st) is his first album since the release of his number 1 UK charting second album, I Forget Where We Were, in 2014. Noonday Dream was recorded in numerous studios between South West France and South West England, including Sawmills and was produced by Ben.

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Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

Performing Arts - Dance | September 28 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mark Morris Dance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album. The production features a score by longtime Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a chamber ensemble through arrangements of iconic songs from the record mixed with imaginative original...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Mark Morris Dance Group performs Pepperland Friday–Sunday, September 28–30, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Black Life: Cat Brooks

Performing Arts - Other | September 29 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Cat Brooks

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cat Brooks performs Tasha, a one-woman show loosely based on the 2015 murder of Natasha McKenna, a thirty-eight-year-old woman living with schizophrenia, while she was in custody in Virginia’s Fairfax County Jail. This compelling examination of the intersection of race, gender, mental health, and policing is directed by Ayodele Nzinga and is a Salon Series finalist.

Cat Brooks is an artivist...   More >

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

Performing Arts - Dance | September 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mark Morris Dance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album. The production features a score by longtime Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a chamber ensemble through arrangements of iconic songs from the record mixed with imaginative original...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

Performing Arts - Dance | September 30 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mark Morris Dance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album. The production features a score by longtime Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a chamber ensemble through arrangements of iconic songs from the record mixed with imaginative original...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Yo-Yo Ma, cello: The Complete Bach Suites

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 7-9 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Yo-Yo Ma, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Yo-Yo Ma returns to the Greek Theatre for a special chamber music concert. Ma has been performing Bach’s complete cello suites for decades and lends a wisdom, playfulness, and depth of expression to these seminal works.

$58-258 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs The Complete Bach Suites Sunday, September 30, 2018 in the Greek Theater.