<< Week of November 12 >>

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tetzlaff Quartet

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

 Tetzlaff Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff returns for a rare appearance with his namesake string quartet—making its eagerly anticipated Cal Performances debut—in a program of three landmark works that showcase the ensemble's vast expressive range. Mozart's series of string quartets dedicated to Haydn are the pinnacle of melodic ingenuity and classical refinement; nearly 50 years later, Schubert wrote his...   More >

$72

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Tetzlaff Quartet performs Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Hertz Hall.

Festival of South African Dance: Featuring the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies

Performing Arts - Dance | November 12 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

From the diamond mines and townships of Johannesburg come two spirited dance troupes whose art forms speak volumes about black South African culture. Gumboot dancing—performed in rubber Wellington boots—was developed by black miners to accompany work songs and serve as a form of communication when talking and drumming were prohibited. Pantsula, an energetic urban street dance with precise,...   More >

$30 - 68

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Festival of South African Dance featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies takes place on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Chamber Choir

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

 Department of Music

Magen Solomon, director

Barber, Brahms, Chihara, Copland, Elgar, Ellington, Fauré, Holmes, Luzzaschi, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Schickele, Starer, Stanford.

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical experience, each year the Chamber Chorus sings a cappella and accompanied music in many languages, and from...   More >

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

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

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

 Department of Music

Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers


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 well...   More >

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission online presale,, $20 General Admission at the door

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Poetry by Wendy Trevino, MK Chavez, and Andrea Murphy

Reading - Literary | November 17 | 6-7:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Readings from poets Wendy Trevino, MK Chavez, and Andrea Murphy.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

The Joffrey Ballet: Dance Residency

Performing Arts - Dance | November 17 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Joffrey Ballet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

With this program of new and recent works by some of the most exciting choreographers working today, The Joffrey Ballet stays true to its 60-year reputation for innovation and eclecticism. Performed to a live Philip Glass score, Justin Peck's In Creases showcases his keen eye for manipulating bodies to form complex geometric structures. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa creates a spellbinding depiction of a...   More >

$36 - 126

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The Joffrey Ballet performs Justin Peck’s In Creases, Friday–Sunday, November 17–19, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission online presale,, $20 General Admission at the door

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 18 – 19, 2017 every day | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission, online presale,, $20 General Admission, at the door

  Buy tickets online

The Joffrey Ballet: Dance Residency

Performing Arts - Dance | November 18 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Joffrey Ballet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

With this program of new and recent works by some of the most exciting choreographers working today, The Joffrey Ballet stays true to its 60-year reputation for innovation and eclecticism. Performed to a live Philip Glass score, Justin Peck's In Creases showcases his keen eye for manipulating bodies to form complex geometric structures. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa creates a spellbinding depiction of a...   More >

$36 - 126

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University Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music | November 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director
“Family Reunion: Celebrating 10 years with Dr. D. Mark Wilson”
Since the Black Consciousness Movement of the 1970s, Gospel Music has been made on the UCB campus and this year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dr. D. Mark Wilson’s leadership of this extraordinary ensemble in the UCB Music Department. Join us for a Family Reunion, as we walk down memory lane and...   More >

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

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Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission online presale,, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online