<< Week of April 09 >>

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Soundwaves - The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan: A Play in English presented by Enacte Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | April 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 2-6 p.m. |  DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center

 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts

A play on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian World War II spy.

$100, $50, $35, $25, $10

  Tickets go on sale March 13. Buy tickets online

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Noon Concert: Jazz x 2

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

 Department of Music

Jazz x 2
A double bill of the UC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ted Moore, and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and...   More >

New Play Reading Series: “paradise” by Brandon Brown

Performing Arts - Theater | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

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

Paradise is a stage adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s Paradiso, the third poem in his Divine Comedy. No, wait, Paradise is a play about the failure to adapt Dante Alighieri’s Paradiso for the stage as a stoner rom-com which takes place under the shadow of fascism. Or if not fascism, Guelph-ism. Okay it’s both and something else. A play about love, beauty, death, fear, rage, and the paradisial...   More >

CUG presents Kyle Bruckmann

Performing Arts - Music | April 12 | 8-10 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.), Main room

 Kyle Bruckmann

 CNMAT / Department of Music

Looking for hearing some exciting new music? Renowned oboist Kyle Bruckmann performs new music for oboe and electronics written by Bay Area composers. Come to the concert and stay for the reception to continue with some lively conversation with the performers.

$10 General public, $5 Non UCB students, seniors, $0 UCB students, bring student ID

  Tickets go on sale April 12. Buy tickets by emailing Maija Hynninen at maija.hynninen@berkeley.edu

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Story Hour in the Library featuring Shanthi Sekaran

Reading - Literary | April 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Shanthi Sekaran

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In April the program features author Shanthi Sekaran.

Sacred Singing: A Baul Performance by Parvathy Baul

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Parvathy Baul, Baul folk singer, musician and storyteller from Bengal

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley

 Sukanya Chakrabarti, Theater Artist, Performer, Ethnomusicologist

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The Institute for South Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies - Graduate Theological Union, Department of Music, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

An evening of Baul music with one of the few female Baul practitioners, the eminent Baul singer from Bengal, Parvathy Baul.

Mr. Akita

Performing Arts - Other | April 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angeles–based artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Francisco–based artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship...   More >

 Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.

 Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online

Jazz and Sondheim, Side by Side

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

 Cal Performances

Celebrating the inventiveness, wit, and sophistication of Stephen Sondheim's greatest works for Broadway, Bill Charlap's Jazz & Sondheim Side by Side enlists the "rich, extravagantly gorgeous voice" (The New York Times) of Ann Hampton Callaway—a singer equally at home with Streisand, Fitzgerald, and the Great American Songbook—in a program of beloved songs from shows like Company, Follies, and...   More >

starting at $30

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

Mivos Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 11 a.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Mivos Quartet presents a lecture/workshop on string extended techniques, professional development, and contemporary repertoire for string quartet.

Mr. Akita

Performing Arts - Other | April 14 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angeles–based artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Francisco–based artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship...   More >

 Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.

 Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online

Eileen R. Tabios, Lorraine Lupo, and Mg Roberts

Performing Arts - Other | April 14 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eileen R. Tabios has released more than forty collections of poetry, fiction, essays, and experimental (auto)biographies, and in 2017 will release Your Father Is Bald, a trilingual English-Romanian-Spanish edition featuring selections from her invented poetry form, “hay(na)ku.”

Berkeley-based poet Lorraine Lupo is the author of By Way Of, and her work has appeared in Fourteen Hills, The New...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

University Gospel Choir: “The High Places Plain: Gospel Music and Prophets of Change"

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Gospel Choir
D. Mark Wilson, director
“The High Places Plain: Gospel Music and Prophets of Change"
An evening of gospel music, recognizing not only messages of hope and love in gospel music, but also radical messages of change and resistance heard in the writings of the Hebrew prophets.

$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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra - All Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus - Grady Lai, conductor
Violin Romance in F Major - Zemei Zeng, violin; Melissa Panlasigui, conductor
Leonore Overture No. 3 - Jennifer Huang, conductor
Symphony No. 5 - Melissa Panlasigui, conductor

Mr. Akita

Performing Arts - Other | April 15 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angeles–based artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Francisco–based artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship...   More >

 Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.

 Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online

African Music Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

C.K. Ladzekpo, director
African Master Drummers CK Ladzekpo and Kiazi Malonga lead companies in an evening of explosive traditional African music and dance

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...   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