<< December 2018 >>

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Shai Wosner, piano

Performing Arts - Music | December 2 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Shai Wosner, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Schubert/Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D. 845, Op. 42
Schubert/Sonata No. 17 in D Major, D. 850, Op. 53, Gasteiner
Schubert/Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D. 894, Op. 78, Fantasie

$46 (prices subject to change)

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

Pianist Shai Wosner performs Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Hertz Hall.

University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | December 2 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date and time

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director

The University Gospel Chorus at the University of California, Berkeley started in the nineteen seventies as an informal activity of students who were interested, and in some cases, experienced in the tradition of gospel music performance. The Gospel Chorus subsequently became an ensemble of the Choral Music Division of Student Musical Activities (Associated Students of...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Lumina: Creative Expressions

Reading - Literary | December 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Chiyuma Elliott; Jade Cho; 최 Lindsay

 Student Learning Center Writing Program

This reading culminates our celebration of Berkeley’s 150th year with a spotlight on Cal writers. Readers will share work exploring joy, resistance, and our collective humanity. Join us for performances from featured writers and Lumina contest winners, with an open mic to follow!

  RSVP online

Noon Concert: University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus and special guests

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

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director
Join the University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, P5 and University Gospel Choir to celebrate this special time of the year!

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....   More >

William Shakespeare's Cymbeline: King of Britain

Performing Arts - Theater | December 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 The class of 117T, Berkeley English

 Department of English

The class of 117T presents William Shakespeare's Cymbeline: King of Britain.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Lunch Poems: Mary Jo Bang

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

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Mary Jo Bang.

Story Hour in Moffitt: Featuring Dean Greenwell

Reading - Literary | December 6 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Joseph Greenwell, Dean of Students, University of California, Berkeley

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

The office of the ASUC AAVP invites you to enjoy story hour on the 4th floor of Moffitt Library.

TDPS Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | December 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 5-6:15 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the original work of promising, emerging choreographers. Under the direction of choreographer and TDPS professor Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets. See the next generation of dance artists!

 This is a free event, but attendees must select a performance and reserve tickets. RSVP online by December 6.

Charles Lloyd and The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams: Featuring Greg Leisz, Reuben Rodgers, and Eric Harland

Performing Arts - Music | December 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In response to the presidential inauguration of 2017, saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd and his band The Marvels joined with folk-rock pioneer Lucinda Williams to release a rendition of Bob Dylan’s protest song “Masters of War.” The success of that single has led to a new collaboration and Blue Note album, Vanished Gardens, released in June 2018, that adds Williams’ distinctive voice...   More >

$34-88 (prices subject to change)

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

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams perform Saturday, December 6, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

TDPS Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | December 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 8-9:15 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the original work of promising, emerging choreographers. Under the direction of choreographer and TDPS professor Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets. See the next generation of dance artists!

 This is a free event, but attendees must select a performance and reserve tickets. RSVP online by December 6.

Friday, December 7, 2018

TDPS Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | December 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 5-6:15 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the original work of promising, emerging choreographers. Under the direction of choreographer and TDPS professor Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets. See the next generation of dance artists!

 This is a free event, but attendees must select a performance and reserve tickets. RSVP online by December 6.

Reading: Marguerite Munoz and Emji Saint Spero

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For the past five years, Marguerite Munoz has cocurated the multilingual reading series Voz sin Tinta, and her poems have been published in the Haight Ashbury Journal and Cipactli. Queer performance artist Emji Saint Spero is an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. Their work weaves together ritual, performance, and collaborative experimentation.

TDPS Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | December 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 8-9:15 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the original work of promising, emerging choreographers. Under the direction of choreographer and TDPS professor Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets. See the next generation of dance artists!

 This is a free event, but attendees must select a performance and reserve tickets. RSVP online by December 6.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
RACHMANINOFF 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 musical talents, while at the...   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

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company: Custodians of Beauty

Performing Arts - Dance | December 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In this multisensory work, choreographer Pavel Zustiak and his Palissimo Company ask, “Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zustiak creates an immersive visual experience for Custodians of Beauty, combining movement with imagery, light, and sound in response to a 2009 speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the...   More >

$42 (prices subject to change)

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

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company perform Custodians of Beauty Friday–Sunday, December 7–9, 2018 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Cal at Dear Evan Hansen

Performing Arts - Theater | December 8 | 2-4:30 p.m. |  Curran Theatre

 445 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94210

 Cal Alumni Association

Purchase tickets: https://calatdearevanhansen.eventbrite.com/?aff=calendar

Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart” (Rolling Stone). NBC News says the show is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing events@alumni.berkeley.edu

Roundtable Reading: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Reading - Literary | December 8 | 3-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At Cece’s old school, everyone in her class was deaf. Here, at her new school, she is sure everyone is staring at her Phonic Ear, the powerful hearing aid strapped to her chest. But Cece makes a startling discovery. With her Phonic Ear, she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere in the school—in the hallway, the teacher’s lounge, anywhere! This is power. Maybe even a...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
RACHMANINOFF 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 musical talents, while at the...   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

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company: Custodians of Beauty

Performing Arts - Dance | December 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In this multisensory work, choreographer Pavel Zustiak and his Palissimo Company ask, “Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zustiak creates an immersive visual experience for Custodians of Beauty, combining movement with imagery, light, and sound in response to a 2009 speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the...   More >

$42 (prices subject to change)

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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company: Custodians of Beauty

Performing Arts - Dance | December 9 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In this multisensory work, choreographer Pavel Zustiak and his Palissimo Company ask, “Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zustiak creates an immersive visual experience for Custodians of Beauty, combining movement with imagery, light, and sound in response to a 2009 speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the...   More >

$42 (prices subject to change)

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

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | December 9 | 3 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

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Music Matters...or Does It?

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

EXPLORING MUSIC’S POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Music has been a powerful force behind social movements for generations—from ’60's civil rights rallies to today's Women's March and Black Lives Matter protests. But why does music matter to activists, has it really made a difference, and how can it endure?   More >

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 12 | 7:30-9:45 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-kYoczCp0
………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 13 | 2-4:15 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-kYoczCp0
………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >

Big Dance Theater: 17c

Performing Arts - Theater | December 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

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

Big Dance Theater performs 17c Thursday–Sunday, December 13–16, 2018 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Performance: Bill Orcutt with Voicehandler

Performing Arts - Other | December 14 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 2014, software engineer and occasional avant-guitarist Bill Orcutt has been developing an open source computer music program called I Dropped My Phone the Screen Cracked. He has used it to record two LPs, 2016’s Cracked Music and 2017’s An Account of the Crimes of Peter Thiel and His Subsequent Arrest, Trial and Execution, which Wire magazine described as “maddening,” “hypnotic,” and “oddly...   More >

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 14 | 7:30-9:45 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-kYoczCp0
………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >

Big Dance Theater: 17c

Performing Arts - Theater | December 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Big Dance Theater: 17c

Performing Arts - Theater | December 15 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

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

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 15 | 2-4:15 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-kYoczCp0
………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >

Black Life: Akande X

Performing Arts - Other | December 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Writer Akande X shares “That Feeling When,” a multimedia presentation on the intersection of blackness, comedy, the Internet, and politics. In an age when white nationalism has a deep foothold in Internet culture, “TFW” provides a theoretical approach to the ethics of the Internet and the substance of memes as comedy and as political message, revealing how memes are one of the most subversive,...   More >

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 15 | 7:30-9:45 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-kYoczCp0
………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >

Big Dance Theater: 17c

Performing Arts - Theater | December 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 16 | 1-3:15 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-kYoczCp0
………………………………………………………………………………………………..
Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >

Big Dance Theater: 17c

Performing Arts - Theater | December 16 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Full: Home Again—Tapestry Reimagined

Performing Arts - Music | December 21 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Acclaimed San Francisco recording artist and producer PC Muñoz leads an all-star ensemble through a lovingly crafted reimagination of Carole King’s blockbuster 1971 album Tapestry. Hear classics like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “It’s Too Late” in unique new musical contexts, from funk to jazz to hip-hop and beyond. Featuring vocalists Zoe Ellis and Francesca Lee, jazz...   More >