<< Week of December 08 >>

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Takács Quartet: The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, December 7
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 3
String Quartet No. 5

Sunday, December 8
String Quartet No. 2
String Quartet No. 4
String Quartet No. 6

$86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Takács Quartet performs The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók Saturday–Sunday, December 7–8, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Archives of Migration: Film screening, reading, and discussion with the audience

Performing Arts - Other | December 10 | 6-9 p.m. |  Goethe-Institut

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Mervete Bobaj; Dan Thy Nguyen

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington- Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Goethe-Institut

This evening with cultural activists Mervete Bobaj (Berlin) and Dan Thy Nguyen (Hamburg) is part of two-day symposium. The event is structured around the theme of archives of migration and the role of knowledge transmission. This focus seems extremely relevant in light of recent developments that urgently require innovative approaches, yet tend to replicate failed models. The European refugee...   More >

  RSVP online by December 9.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chamber Music: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Full: Strange Connections

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three duets span global performance practices. Movement artist and storyteller Leonard Pitt and composer, performer, and instrument inventor Paul Dresher perform together for the first time since 1983, creating a new work. Sarod player Manik Khan, son of Ali Akbar Khan, is joined by tabla player Sudhakar Vaidyanathan to perform Indian classical music. And dancer Tandy Beal performs two new works...   More >

Thursday, December 12, 2019

TDPS presents the 2019 Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Theater | December 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 5-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the work of promising, emerging choreographers. With the guidance of Professor Joe Goode, an award-winning dance theater artist, TDPS students present original solos and duets.

 Admission is free with reservation. Make reservations online

Friday, December 13, 2019

TDPS presents the 2019 Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Theater | December 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 5-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the work of promising, emerging choreographers. With the guidance of Professor Joe Goode, an award-winning dance theater artist, TDPS students present original solos and duets.

 Admission is free with reservation. Make reservations online

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 13 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$35 General Admission, $25 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $10 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Cal at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two)

Performing Arts - Theater | December 14 | 2-10 p.m. |  Curran Theatre

  , San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD arrives at the Curran in Fall 2019. With record-breaking productions currently running in London, New York, and Melbourne, the San Francisco production will mark the fourth engagement of the smash hit play, as well as its West Coast premiere in North America. HARRY POTTER AND THE...   More >

Roundtable Reading: The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Reading - Literary | December 14 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He’d be there still if he hadn’t followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone’s picnic basket. Luckily, he couldn’t have found better guides to the city than Harry Cat and Tucker the streetwise mouse, who live in the Times Square subway station. He makes a third friend, too—the boy Mario, who hopes to keep Chester...   More >

Eighth Blackbird

Performing Arts - Music | December 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Program:
Nina Shekhar/ice ‘n’ SPICE (Bay Area Premiere)
Viet Cuong/Electric Aroma (Bay Area Premiere)
Fjóla Evans/Eroding (Bay Area Premiere)
Holly Harrison/Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (Bay Area Premiere)
Andy Akiho/Karakurenai
Jonathan Bailey Holland/The Clarity of Cold Air
Pamela Z/Ways of Looking (Bay Area Premiere)

$26-42 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Eighth Blackbird performs Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Playhouse. (credit: Courtesy of Eighth Blackbird)

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$35 General Admission, $25 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $10 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org