<< Week of April 16 >>

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Cal Raijin Taiko's 12th Annual Showcase: Hakanai - 儚い

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Cal Raijin Taiko will be holding its 12th annual showcase: Hakanai - 儚い ("Fleeting") on Sunday, April 14th at 3 PM. Come join us at International House's Chevron Auditorium for a brilliant display of taiko drumming. E-tickets are available at: https://hakanai.eventbrite.com


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The Space Lady

Performing Arts - Other | April 14 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Space Lady was seen busking on the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley, unmistakable for her blinking winged helmet and her inimitable singing of cover tunes—accompanied on an early model Casiotone keyboard—wafting ethereally above the noise of city traffic. Today, she is a stage performer with a deeply loyal, worldwide cult following. The Space Lady will...   More >

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Quince Ensemble


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 least two concerts per year as part of the Hertz Hall evening concert series featuring new compositions...   More >

Monday, April 15, 2019

Studying Poetry at Berkeley in the 1980’s: A reading by Jeredith Merrin and a conversation with Robert Hass

Reading - Literary | April 15 | 5 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Jeredith Merrin, Emerita, Ohio State University English

 Robert Hass, Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Jeredith Merrin received her PhD from the Berkeley English Department in 1987and is now Emerita Professor of English at Ohio State University, living in Arizona and teaching occasionally in the writing program at Arizona State. She is the author of several books of poetry, Shift (1996), Bat Ode (2001), both published by the University of Chicago Press, Cup in 2014, a prizewinning chapbook,...   More >

Shao-Wei Chou: place/displace

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Invited by CNMAT, Stanford university (the department of composition) and People inside electronics, Shao-Wei Chou presents the concerts place/displace in CNMAT and Villa aurora on April 15th and 19th. She will also give a workshop on contemporary flute in Stanford university on April 16th.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Murray Perahia, piano

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Murray Perahia, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Revered pianist Murray Perahia returns to Cal Performances for a recital in Zellerbach Hall.

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

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Pianist Murray Perahia performs Monday, April 15, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Noon Concert: University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Chris Nealon

Reading - Literary | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Chris Nealon

 Jessica Laser

 Department of English, The Holloway Series in Poetry

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Chris Nealon, with an introductory reading by Jessica Laser.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Chvrches: with guests: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 19 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

CHVRCHES are Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Love Is Dead is the band’s third album, following their top 10 debut The Bones of What You Believe (2013) and its top 5 critically acclaimed follow up Every Open Eye (2015).

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Full: Jennif(f)er Tamayo

Performing Arts - Other | April 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a queer, migrant, formerly undocumented poet, essayist, and performer. Her work has been published in Poetry, Hyperallergic, and Contemptorary, and she has staged performances at La MaMa, The Museum of Modern Art, The Wattis Institute, and The Brooklyn Museum.

Please note: Xandra Ibarra, originally scheduled for this date, is unable to perform. We hope to have her at...   More >

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Lakshmi Ramgopal: Lullabies with Lykanthea

Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lakshmi Ramgopal’s performance previews her forthcoming EP Some Viscera. By turns beautiful and frightening, Ramgopal’s new music looks to birdsong and lullabies to explore childhood and loss. Ramgopal will guide audience members in building a set from flowers and other botanical items for her to perform among. Violinist Johanna Brock accompanies Ramgopal for this special performance of music and...   More >

Trey Anastasio Ghosts of the Forest: with guests: Jon Fishman, Jennifer Hartswick, Celisse Henderson, Tony Markellis and Ray Paczkowski Khruangbin

Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Over the past three decades, composer/guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio has forged a multi-faceted career, winning acclaim in rock, classical and theatrical circles.

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African Drumming Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

CK Ladzepko, director

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 position at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana to join the Berkeley faculty for one year. A...   More >

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

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