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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Eifman Ballet: The Pygmalion Effect (United States Premiere)

Performing Arts - Dance | June 1 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Eifman Ballet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For 40 years, across a shifting political climate for artists in his native Russia, the defiantly controversial choreographer Boris Eifman has created “works that hinge on extreme theatricality, acrobatic pas de deux, and spectacular effects” (The New Yorker) for his Saint Petersburg company. In The Pygmalion Effect, the company dances a brand-new ballet inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

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

Eifman Ballet performs Pygmalion Effect Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Reading: Kimberly Reyes, Roberto F. Santiago, and Oscar Bermeo

Reading - Literary | June 1 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

San Francisco–based Kimberly Reyes is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, Village Voice, Feminist Wire, and many other places. Roberto F. Santiago’s collection Angel Park appeared on the Los Angeles Times’ 2016 list of essential new books by Latino poets and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Oscar Bermeo—born in Ecuador, raised in the Bronx, now living in...   More >

Eifman Ballet: The Pygmalion Effect (United States Premiere)

Performing Arts - Dance | June 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Eifman Ballet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For 40 years, across a shifting political climate for artists in his native Russia, the defiantly controversial choreographer Boris Eifman has created “works that hinge on extreme theatricality, acrobatic pas de deux, and spectacular effects” (The New Yorker) for his Saint Petersburg company. In The Pygmalion Effect, the company dances a brand-new ballet inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

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

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Eifman Ballet: The Pygmalion Effect (United States Premiere)

Performing Arts - Dance | June 2 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Eifman Ballet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For 40 years, across a shifting political climate for artists in his native Russia, the defiantly controversial choreographer Boris Eifman has created “works that hinge on extreme theatricality, acrobatic pas de deux, and spectacular effects” (The New Yorker) for his Saint Petersburg company. In The Pygmalion Effect, the company dances a brand-new ballet inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

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

Performance: Madalyn Merkey

Performing Arts - Music | June 2 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Oakland-based computer music composer and performer Madalyn Merkey presents a new solo composition that operates in interaction with the ambient sounds of the BAMPFA space to generate sonic responses.

Merkey’s Scent (2012) and Valley Girl (2014) are available on New Images Ltd. Her English translation of Due scuole di musica elettronica in Italia (Two Schools of Electronic Music), a pioneering...   More >

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Alejandro Y Maria Laura

Performing Arts - Music | June 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Alejandro Y Maria Laura

 Botanical Garden

Duo, bandleaders, life partners, co-authors, and travelers. Since 2009, the Peruvian pair Alejandro y María Laura have continued to share deeply felt songs that span various themes. Their first two records, Paracaídas (2011) and Fiesta para los muertos (2013), were produced by Matias Cella—producer of Jorge Drexler’s albums Amar La Trama and Cara B—and showcased the eclectic combination of the...   More >

General $26 / UCBG Members $24 / Youth (5 - 17) $12

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Father John Misty: with guests: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Jade Bird

Performing Arts - Music | June 8 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God’s Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom.God’s

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Real Vocal String Quartet + Berkeley Choro Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | June 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Real Vocal String Quartet; Berkeley Choro Ensemble

 Botanical Garden

On a mission to knit the world closer together through cultural collaboration, Real Vocal String Quartet freely mixes styles and transcends genres. The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced “shoro”), is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library.

General $24 / UCBG Members $22 / Youth (5 - 17) $12

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Black Life: Davia Spain

Performing Arts - Other | June 15 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Davia Spain presents a new original work centered around her forthcoming debut album. Having devoted the last seven years predominantly to dance and theater, Spain is returning to her roots in music, developing an immersive performance experience steeped in Afrofuturist traditions. Through music, movement, and spoken word, she reimagines the past, makes predictions of the future, and pulls...   More >

Chromeo: with guests: Toro Y Moi, Noname, Ian Isiah

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

World leaders, powerful CEOs, and other fat cats could learn a lesson or two from electrofunk duo Chromeo, namely: know thyself, know thy vibe, and stay thy course. The rest of the population will catch up. Indeed, Chromeo is really good at being, well, Chromeo.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Bloomsday Celebration: A Reading of James Joyce's Ulysses

Reading - Literary | June 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of European Studies, Irish Studies Program

Irish Studies at Berkeley presents a Bloomsday Celebration

To celebrate Bloomsday, the day on which Ulysses is set, Professors from UC Berkeley’s English Department will read passages from James Joyce's famous novel.

Introduced by Catherine Flynn and also featuring Dan Blanton, Joshua Gang, Mark Goble, Donna Jones, Katie Synder, and Dora...   More >

Free

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Full: Larry Arrington

Performing Arts - Other | June 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Larry Arrington is a dance artist working in hybrids of idea and practice. She presents excerpts from her work-in-progress No Quarter, an "astrological folk dance" that investigates Eurocentric cultural tenets through a long lens of time. In both danced and lecture, Arrington looks at archetypes of power and paternity as a means of sifting though the passage of time and its consequences.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Tarimba + Cascades de Flores

Performing Arts - Music | June 20 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Tarimba; Cascada de Flores

 Botanical Garden

TARIMBA is a collective of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music. The core members of Cascada de Flores have been re-imagining Mexican tradition for years.

General $24 / UCBG Members $22 / Youth (5 - 17) $12

 SOLD OUT. Buy tickets online

Friday, June 21, 2019

Brahms, "A German Requiem": Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | June 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ming Luke, Music Director; Ellen Leslie, Soprano; Andrew Pardini, Baritone

 BCCO

Free event, open to the public.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Brahms, "A German Requiem": Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

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

 Ming Luke, Music Director; Ellen Leslie, Soprano; Andrew Pardini, Baritone

 BCCO

Free event, open to the public.

Performance: Embodied Human Landscapes

Performing Arts - Other | June 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Suchi Branfman presents two dance works from a series exploring embodied human landscapes that surround the prison industrial complex, the result of her choreographic residency at California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security state men's prison in Norco, California.

Angee’s Journey retraces a mother’s path to visit her son during his fourteen-year incarceration: four trains, five buses,...   More >

Rebelution: with guests: Protoje; Durand Jones and The Indications; DJ Mackle

Performing Arts - Music | June 22 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Fourteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Brahms, "A German Requiem": Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | June 23 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Ming Luke, Music Director; Ellen Leslie, Soprano; Andrew Pardini, Baritone

 BCCO

Free event, open to the public.

Redwood Grove Fashion Show

Performing Arts - Other | June 23 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Save the date! More details and information coming soon!

We are pleased to announce that the UC BOTANICAL GARDEN AT BERKELEY will host a nature-inspired Redwood Grove Fashion Show with original garments, textiles, and sculptural adornments created in a collaboration by Bay Area fashion talent directly inspired in and by the Botanical Garden.

$85 Regular, $75 Member

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Performance: Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids

Performing Arts - Other | June 23 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dynamic members of the Bay Area jazz scene since the 1970s, Idris Ackamoor ☥ and the Pyramids perform an evening of their signature intergalactic jazz funk, afrobeat grooves, and hypnotic licks. The lineup features Ackamoor, Sandy Poindexter, Lionel Tanner, Bobby Cobb, Abdul Waheed, and a special guest.

The Pyramids were founded in 1972 when alto saxophonist Idris Ackamoor and original...   More >

Thursday, June 27, 2019

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Rupa and the April Fishes + Shake Your Peace!

Performing Arts - Music | June 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Rupa & the April Fishes; Shake Your Peace!

 Botanical Garden

Summer concert with Rupa and the April Fishes and Shake Your Peace!

General $29 / UCBG Members $27 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT. Buy tickets online