<< Week of March 05 >>

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 5 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

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

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Balé Folclórico da Bahia: Herança Sagrada

Performing Arts - Dance | March 5 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A rare opportunity to see Brazil's premiere dance and music ensemble. With Herança Sagrada (Sacred Heritage), the 32 dancers, instrumentalists, and singers of the acclaimed folkloric dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia honor the African roots of Brazilian culture. Through elaborate choreography and costumes, the troupe explores the music and dance of the Candomblé religion, the sinuous martial...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Noon Concert: University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | March 8 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Gospel Chorus
D. Mark Wilson, director
"One More River to Cross: Water Metaphors in Gospel Music"
Join the UC Berkeley Gospel Chorus for an afternoon of gospel music highlighting the importance of water as a symbol and metaphor for finding places of freedom, justice and peace

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance...   More >

New Play Reading Series: “fireflies” by Philana Omorotionmwan

Performing Arts - Theater | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 4B

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Fireflies (4F)
It’s twilight time.
And the small, winged things–
like spiders and roaches and fireflies–
have begun to stir and search for light.
Will Then-Self find hers before she dies?
Or will Now-Self find other ways to survive?

Fireflies is an exploration of one girl’s longing and search for intimacy through the lives of insects. Join us for a reading of a new work-in-progress by...   More >

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Story Hour in the Library featuring Joyce Carol Oates

Reading - Literary | March 9 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Joyce Carol Oates

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In March the program features author Joyce Carol Oates.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

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

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

 

Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre: Betroffenheit

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

 Cal Performances

A collaboration between two of Canada's most renowned and imaginative companies, choreographer Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot and playwright/performer Jonathon Young's Electric Company Theatre, Betroffenheit is a gripping and emotionally visceral exploration of psychological trauma. Named after a German word that loosely translates as shock, bewilderment, or impact, this "rare and staggering" (Globe...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: Foreign Affairs: Characters of the Baroque

Performing Arts - Music | March 11 | 8 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

The esteemed Berlin-based early music ensemble returns with an eclectic and exuberant program of Baroque works showcasing the ensemble's finesse at navigating French, German, English, and Italian repertoire. "The orchestra's level of virtuosity, ensemble and interpretive cohesion made the seventeen musicians seem to breathe and think as one" (The Washington Post).

starting at $42

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

 

Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre: Betroffenheit

Performing Arts - Theater | March 11 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A collaboration between two of Canada's most renowned and imaginative companies, choreographer Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot and playwright/performer Jonathon Young's Electric Company Theatre, Betroffenheit is a gripping and emotionally visceral exploration of psychological trauma. Named after a German word that loosely translates as shock, bewilderment, or impact, this "rare and staggering" (Globe...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org