<< Week of May 06 >>

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Volti Vocal Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Volti presents a program of contemporary American music by composers Dany Clay, Robin Estrada, and Zibuokle Martinaitye.

Cal Performances presents Eco Ensemble Foxtrot Delirium: Music by Martin Matalon feat. The Oyster Princess by Ernst Lubitsch

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Music, Cal Performances

UC Berkeley's adventurous eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon's film score for the director's The Oyster Princess. Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a saucy satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Matalon has previously scored silent films by Fritz Lang and...   More >

$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

eco ensemble; Foxtrot Delirium: Live silent film score with screening of The Oyster Princess (1919)

Performing Arts - Other | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

UC Berkeley’s eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon’s film score for the director’s The Oyster
Princess. Lubitsch’s 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Cal Performances executive and artistic director Matías Tarnopolsky begins the...   More >

$20 prices subject to change

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

TAO; Drum Heart

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Japanese taiko troupe TAO brings the centuries-old art form into the present moment with drumming, choreography, and storytelling. For Drum Heart, TAO has collaborated with award-winning Broadway director Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures) to weave the movement of the drummers into a fantastical storyline about the redemptive power of music. TAO’s athletic musicians are joined onstage by...   More >

$32-$74 prices subject to change

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

An Evening with David Sedaris

Performing Arts - Other | May 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

David Sedaris returns to Berkeley with his signature sardonic wit and incisive social criticism. A master of satire and one of America’s preeminent humorists, Sedaris contributes regularly to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4 and his latest book, Theft By Finding, was recently released to widespread critical acclaim. The evening concludes with an audience Q&A and book signing.

$36-$88 prices subject to change

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music | May 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, director
New works by graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Kayla Cashetta, Selim Göncü, and Ursula Kwong-Brown
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...   More >

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Roundtable Reading: A Mystery Bigger than Big / Un misterio más grande que grandísimo by René Saldaña

Reading - Literary | May 12 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Our first bilingual Roundtable Reading, in Spanish and English! Start reading about a young detective’s latest case, and pick up a copy of the book to continue reading at home.