<< April 2019 >>

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Noon Concert: Horn Trio

Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Richard Liaw, violin
Kyle Ko, horn
Jolie Huang, piano
BRAHMS Horn Trio in Eb Major, op. 40
MOZART/Naumann Horn Quintet, K407

Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

Secrets on the Way: The Poetry of Tomas Tranströmer. A Reading by Robert Hass and Screening of the Film "Secrets", Produced by Kathryn Roszak. Musical Prelude by Mads Tolling

Reading - Literary | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Robert Hass, Department of English, UC Berkeley; Kathryn Roszak, Artistic Director, Danse Lumière

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of English

Robert Hass reads from his selection of poems by Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer that he translated, and Kathryn Roszak screens and discusses her
short film “Secrets”, a post-modern “tango,” inspired by Tranströmer's great poem "Schubertiana," a love story with two dancers seeking trust in New York City. The presentation will be followed by a Q and A with the audience.

Robert Hass is...   More >

Robert Hass

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands, music director

Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to Berkeley with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour and music director Christian Sands, featuring Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Yasushi Nakamura, and Jamison Ross. Salvant won her second Grammy award in 2018, and sings with a presence that belies her young years. Her impressive repertoire traverses blues, folk music, and lesser-known jazz standards.

$36-92 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour – 60th Anniversary Celebration starring Cécile McLorin Salvant appears Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

The Tallis Scholars: Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 The Tallis Scholars, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Palestrina/Missa Assumpta est Maria (Kyrie)
Morales/Regina caeli
Palestrina/Missa Ecce ego Johannes (Gloria)
Festa/Quam pulchra es
Carpentras/Lamentations
Palestrina/Missa Papae Marcelli (Credo)
Allegri/Miserere
Palestrina/Missa Confitebor tibi domine (Sanctus)
Campkin/Miserere Mei
Josquin/Inter natos mulierum
Palestrina/Missa Brevis (Agnus)

$42-76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Tallis Scholars perform Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel Thursday, April 4, 2019 in First Congregational Church.

Friday, April 5, 2019

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Eternity will be Velocity
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben



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 Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Reading: Alan Chazaro, Antonio López, and Leticia Hernández-Linares, with special guests Gala

Reading - Literary | April 6 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The first in this series of readings celebrating the tenth anniversary of the influential journal The Acentos Review starts us off with a bang. Alan Chazaro’s chapbook Piñata Theory won the 2018 Hudson Prize. A Marshall scholar currently studying at Oxford, Antonio López has had work featured in PEN/America and elsewhere. The widely published Leticia Hernández-Linares is a lecturer at San...   More >

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 6 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Eternity will be Velocity
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben



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 Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

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Duo Gelland

Performing Arts - Music | April 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Duo Gelland, joined by members of the 113 Composers Collective will present an evening of adventurous new music as part of their California tour.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Sō Percussion: Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Sō Percussion, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program*:
Vijay Iyer/TORQUE (West Coast Premiere)
Caroline Shaw/Taxidermy
Jason Treuting/Nine Numbers 4 (West Coast Premiere)
Susanne Farrin/New Work Dan Trueman/“Song,” from Nostalgic Synchronic, Etudes for Bitklavier (West Coast Premiere)
Donnacha Dennehy/Broken Unison (West Coast Premiere)

* please note that this program has changed from what was originally announced

$42 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sō Percussion, Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

UC Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 ADDISON STREET, BERKELEY, CA

 Public Affairs

This event will bring students, alumni, and community members
together for a night of live jazz performed by UC Jazz’s three most advanced ensembles. The combos will perform a broad and exciting sampling of various jazz styles, including classic material from the 1960s and 1970s, swing, latin, and contemporary, with much focus on improvisation and group
interaction.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 10 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Commencing its 67th 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.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann (Oboe/English horn) and Jacob Felix Heule (percussion)

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

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

One composer. Two improvisers. The players face in opposite directions, each one viewing a projection of a unique graphical score generated in response to the other’s playing.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Exhibit Opening: "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"

Reading - Literary | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is hosting a selection of pieces from "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" through the end of the semester. Join us for the Opening of the exhibit, where curator and co-editor of the anthology of the same title, Beau Beausoleil will speak about this project. He will be accompanied by a selection of readings from the 2012 anthology "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Friday, April 12, 2019

Words in Action: A Multilingual Student Performance

Performing Arts - Other | April 12 | 3:15-7 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Annamaria Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies

 Berkeley Language Center

Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in the following languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chichewa, Czech, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, and Telugu.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe! La telaraña de Carlota / Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Reading - Literary | April 13 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Some pig!” “Humble.” “Radiant.” These words, written in her web on top of Zuckerman’s stable, narrate Charlotte’s feelings for a little pig called Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born. Join us in reading this remarkable story of friendship, loyalty, life, and morality. This is a ¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe!...   More >

Havana Cuba All-Stars

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Paramount Theatre

 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 Havana Cuba All-Stars, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Returning this season after their warmly received Berkeley debut two years ago, the Havana Cuba All-Stars specializes in the evocative vintage sound of Cuban son, with layered percussion, guitars, trumpets, and strings playing the rhythms of rhumba, chachacha, habanera, and guaguanco. For this special “Asere” or “friendship” tour, the musicians are accompanied by a troupe of expert dancers from...   More >

$36-68 (prices subject to change)

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

The Havana Cuba All-Stars perform Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Raijin Taiko's 12th Annual Showcase: Hakanai - 儚い

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Cal Raijin Taiko will be holding its 12th annual showcase: Hakanai - 儚い ("Fleeting") on Sunday, April 14th at 3 PM. Come join us at International House's Chevron Auditorium for a brilliant display of taiko drumming. E-tickets are available at: https://hakanai.eventbrite.com

$10

  Buy tickets online

The Space Lady

Performing Arts - Other | April 14 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Space Lady was seen busking on the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley, unmistakable for her blinking winged helmet and her inimitable singing of cover tunes—accompanied on an early model Casiotone keyboard—wafting ethereally above the noise of city traffic. Today, she is a stage performer with a deeply loyal, worldwide cult following. The Space Lady will...   More >

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Quince Ensemble

free

The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music, Townsend Center and the Graduate Assembly, BNMP presents at least two concerts per year as part of the Hertz Hall evening concert series featuring new compositions...   More >

Monday, April 15, 2019

Studying Poetry at Berkeley in the 1980’s: A reading by Jeredith Merrin and a conversation with Robert Hass

Reading - Literary | April 15 | 5 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Jeredith Merrin, Emerita, Ohio State University English

 Robert Hass, Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Jeredith Merrin received her PhD from the Berkeley English Department in 1987and is now Emerita Professor of English at Ohio State University, living in Arizona and teaching occasionally in the writing program at Arizona State. She is the author of several books of poetry, Shift (1996), Bat Ode (2001), both published by the University of Chicago Press, Cup in 2014, a prizewinning chapbook,...   More >

Shao-Wei Chou: place/displace

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Invited by CNMAT, Stanford university (the department of composition) and People inside electronics, Shao-Wei Chou presents the concerts place/displace in CNMAT and Villa aurora on April 15th and 19th. She will also give a workshop on contemporary flute in Stanford university on April 16th.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Murray Perahia, piano

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Murray Perahia, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Revered pianist Murray Perahia returns to Cal Performances for a recital in Zellerbach Hall.

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

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

Pianist Murray Perahia performs Monday, April 15, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Noon Concert: University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director

Commencing its 67th 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.

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Chris Nealon

Reading - Literary | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Chris Nealon

 Jessica Laser

 Department of English, The Holloway Series in Poetry

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Chris Nealon, with an introductory reading by Jessica Laser.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Chvrches: with guests: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 19 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

CHVRCHES are Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Love Is Dead is the band’s third album, following their top 10 debut The Bones of What You Believe (2013) and its top 5 critically acclaimed follow up Every Open Eye (2015).

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Full: Jennif(f)er Tamayo

Performing Arts - Other | April 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a queer, migrant, formerly undocumented poet, essayist, and performer. Her work has been published in Poetry, Hyperallergic, and Contemptorary, and she has staged performances at La MaMa, The Museum of Modern Art, The Wattis Institute, and The Brooklyn Museum.



Please note: Xandra Ibarra, originally scheduled for this date, is unable to perform. We hope to have her at...   More >

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Lakshmi Ramgopal: Lullabies with Lykanthea

Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lakshmi Ramgopal’s performance previews her forthcoming EP Some Viscera. By turns beautiful and frightening, Ramgopal’s new music looks to birdsong and lullabies to explore childhood and loss. Ramgopal will guide audience members in building a set from flowers and other botanical items for her to perform among. Violinist Johanna Brock accompanies Ramgopal for this special performance of music and...   More >

Trey Anastasio Ghosts of the Forest: with guests: Jon Fishman, Jennifer Hartswick, Celisse Henderson, Tony Markellis and Ray Paczkowski Khruangbin

Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Over the past three decades, composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio has forged a multi-faceted career, winning acclaim in rock, classical and theatrical circles.

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African Drumming Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

CK Ladzepko, director

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 position at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana to join the Berkeley faculty for one year. A...   More >

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

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Unity Day

Performing Arts - Other | April 21 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Unity is an Oakland-based zine press and skateboarding project founded by Jeffrey Cheung and Gabriel Ramirez to create space and visibility for queer and trans skaters, and to offer community print resources. Come hang out with the Unity family and celebrate the Unity spirit with a day of zine making and free printing on the Art Lab Risograph, custom skateboard painting, fabric marker patch...   More >

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Was es alles gibt: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley students of German once again present a (mostly) humorous mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program with texts by Robert Gernhardt, Ernst Jandl, Karl Valentin, Friedrich Hölderlin and many others. A poetic and playful celebration of the German language.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 24 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students from the music department performing works from the chamber music literature.

Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

Was es alles gibt: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley students of German once again present a (mostly) humorous mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program with texts by Robert Gernhardt, Ernst Jandl, Karl Valentin, Friedrich Hölderlin and many others. A poetic and playful celebration of the German language.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

Friday, April 26, 2019

Reading and Dialogue with Novelist Pyun, Hye-Young

Reading - Literary | April 26 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Hye-Young Pyun, Myongji University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Literature Translation Institute of Korea

Pyun Hye-Young was born in Seoul, Korea in 1972. She majored in creative writing at Seoul Institute of the Arts and earned a graduate degree in Korean Literature at Hanyang University. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Myongji University.

She made her literary debut in 2000 with her short story “Shaking off Dew”. She has published several collection of short stories,...   More >

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

Théâtre National de Bretagne: Julius Caesar

Performing Arts - Theater | April 26 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre National de Bretagne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy—with costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

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

Théâtre National de Bretagne performs Julius Caesar Friday–Sunday, April 26–28, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 26 – 27, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

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Gamelan Shadow Play: "Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature”

Performing Arts - Music | April 26 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 featuring Midiyanto, shadow master; guest drummer Heri Purwanto; vocalist Heni Savitri

UCB Gamelan Sari Raras

 Department of Music

Javanese Shadow Puppet Master Ki Midiyanto accompanied by guest drummer Heri Purwanto, singer Heni Savitri and the musicians of Gamelan Sari Raras, present "The Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature."

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

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

Théâtre National de Bretagne: Julius Caesar

Performing Arts - Theater | April 27 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre National de Bretagne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy—with costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

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

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 26 – 27, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

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University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus

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

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director

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

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, April 28, 2019

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Théâtre National de Bretagne: Julius Caesar

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre National de Bretagne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy—with costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

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

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

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

  Buy tickets online

Black Life: Destiny Muhammad Trio

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come celebrate International Jazz Month with the Destiny Muhammad Trio. Known as the “Harpist from the Hood,” Muhammad follows in the footsteps of jazz harp master Dorothy Ashby, and has been described by SFJAZZ Center as a “masterful, exploratory musician.” Whether interpreting jazz standards or her original tunes, Muhammad turns every piece into a soulful adventure. She performs here with an...   More >

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

Monday, April 29, 2019

California Dreamin

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Atrium

 The Berkeley Way West Chorus

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The Berkeley Way West Chorus presents
California Dreamin’:
A Mini-Concert and Singalong

Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Gil Shaham, Akira Eguchi, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Kreisler/Praeludium and Allegro (In the Style of Pugnani)
Prokofiev/Five Melodies, Op. 35
Franck/Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach/Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin Saint-Saëns/Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Avner Dorman/Sonata No. 3, Nigunim

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

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

Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi perform Monday, April 29, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates: A Benefit for Revolution Books

Reading - Literary | April 30 | 7 p.m. |  Revolution Books

 2444 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

 Joyce Carol Oates

 Revolution Books

Joyce Carol Oates will be reading & discussing her novel
HAZARDS OF TIME TRAVEL.

$10 Students, $20 General, $25 Friends

  Tickets go on sale April 25. Buy tickets online or by calling Revolution Books at 510-848-1196, or by emailing Revolution Books at revolutionbooks@sbcglobal.net