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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

MENA Lit Chat: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Reading - Literary | April 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Michael David Lukas, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join bestselling author and CMES Program Coordinator Michael David Lukas for a conversation about his new novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, "a beautiful, richly textured novel" centered around a thousand-year old synagogue in Cairo.

UC Jazz 50th Anniversary Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 UC Jazz, UC Jazz

 Student Musical Activities

On Tuesday, April 3 at 8:00PM at the Freight and Salvage, UC Jazz will present its 50th Anniversary concert featuring its three advanced ensembles. The event will celebrate 50 years of jazz education at Cal.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director


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 attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays, each concert...   More >

Gospel Choir and Carillon mark 50 years since MLK's death

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Department of Music

The UC Berkeley Department of Music will honor the 50-year mark of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 2018 with performances by student carillonist Leslie Chan and the University Gospel Chorus directed by D. Mark Wilson.

Just after 12PM Pacific time the event will start with the tolling of 5.25-ton Great Bear Bell 39 times, once for each year off Martin Luther King Jr.’s life....   More >

Voice of Change II : We Must Have a Dream

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Alumni Chorus

Voices Of Change II: We Must Have A Dream. On the evening of the 50 year anniversary of his death, the UC Alumni Chorus dedicates its spring concert to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We begin the evening with an observance, sharing reflections on his life. Following this we will offer choral tributes, including one honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, and featuring the oratorio Scenes from the...   More >

$20 General, $15 Senior (62+), $10 Student

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lunch Poems: Matthew Zapruder

Reading - Literary | April 5 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Matthew Zapruder

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Matthew Zapruder.

(photo by B. A. Van Sise)

Stebbins Piano Series: Andrew Chen - Pianist

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Andrew Chen, UC Berkeley Student

 Women's Faculty Club

Music of Bach , Schumann, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by April 5.

Anne Rainwater, piano: Works for Solo Piano and Electronics

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Oakland based pianist Anne Rainwater is a dexterous musician known for her vibrant interpretations of works from J.S. Bach to John Zorn.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Friday, April 6, 2018

DSP Presents Golden Women

Performing Arts - Theater | April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

Golden Women, Golden Women

 Disabled Students' Program

To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, Cal's very own all-female theater company, Golden Women, will be performing "Who Wants to be Mentally Stable?" A comedy about a woman struggling to find a therapist. A conversation about mental health and reception to follow after the performance.

If accommodations are needed, please contact access@berkeley.edu

Golden Women Flyer

A Reading to Celebrate the Writings of UK poet Tom Raworth

Reading - Literary | April 6 | 7-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Department of English

Writer, artist, teacher, and publisher Tom Raworth was born in South London. He attended the University of Essex; in 1970, he earned an MA in the theory and practice of literary translation. As founder of Matrix Press and cofounder of Goliard Press, Raworth was instrumental in bringing an entire tradition of American poetry to English readers. Promoting the work of a number of poets associated...   More >

Saturday, April 7, 2018

African Drumming

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

C.K. Ladzepo, director
African Master Drummer C.K. Ladzekpo leads 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 leave from his...   More >

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

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Seattle Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Saturday, April 7, 8pm
John Luther Adams/Become Desert (California Premiere)
featuring Volti San Francisco; Robert Geary, artistic director
Sibelius/Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Sunday, April 8, 3pm
Sibelius/The Oceanides, Op. 73
Britten/Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
John Luther Adams/Become Ocean

This performance is part of Cal Performances’ Berkeley RADICAL...   More >

$38-98 prices subject to change

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