<< August 2019 >>

Thursday, August 1, 2019

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz

Performing Arts - Music | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Kelley Stoltz; Magic in the Other

 Botanical Garden

Summer concert with Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz

General $22 / UCBG Members $20 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT.

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Brilliant mentalist Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance "At the Illusionist's Table," presented by Cal Performances.

Friday, August 2, 2019

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 19 – August 2, 2019 every Friday | 5-7 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Lord Huron: with guests: Shakey Graves and Julia Jacklin

Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Unburdened by contractual obligations and working at their studio and informal clubhouse Whispering Pines in Los Angeles, Lord Huron found the freedom and comfort to pursue their vision without compromise. The result is Vide Noir: a sonically bold, bravely-executed saga that pushes the band’s sound in ambitious new directions.

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UC Berkeley Summer Chorus Concert

Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 8-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Berkeley Summer Chorus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Music

Join us for a free concert celebrating the diversity of American music, ranging from Copland to Ellington to Sondheim. The UC Berkeley Summer Chorus is comprised of students from the university and members of the Berkeley and Bay Area community.

Singing Berkeley Bear

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 19 – August 2, 2019 every Friday | 8:30-10:30 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Miriki Performing Arts presents 'Bayal Kaymanen' (Dancing Smoke)

Performing Arts - Dance | August 2 | 8:30 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, The Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.

Miriki Performing Arts presents Bayal Kaymanen (Dancing Smoke), a full-length dance performance exploring the relationship of fire between Yidinji Nation (Cairns, Australia) and Northern Pomo Dancers (Northern California).

 Free and open to the public. Please bring your own chairs and mats for outdoor seating.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Slightly Stoopid: with guests: Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu, HIRIE

Performing Arts - Music | August 3 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble.

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At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 20 – August 3, 2019 every Saturday | 5-7 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 20 – August 3, 2019 every Saturday | 8:30-10:30 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Sunday, August 4, 2019

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Thursday, August 8, 2019

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Sammy Miller and the Congregation + John Bros Piano Co.

Performing Arts - Music | August 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Sammy Miller & the Congregation; John Bros Piano Co.

 Botanical Garden

Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. The John Brothers Piano Company have built a devoted fan base one show at a time, blending timeless classics and original compositions with nearly irrepressible energy

General $32 / UCBG Members $30 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT. Buy tickets online

Friday, August 9, 2019

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Performing Arts - Music | August 9 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of intimate venues – where he played deep cuts for his hardcore fans – with his biggest show ever.

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Summer Symphony

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

 Department of Music

Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Grieg - Selections from Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 and 2
Jennifer Huang and Grady Lai, conductors
FREE ADMISSION

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Summer Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | August 10 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Grieg - Selections from Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 and 2
Jennifer Huang and Grady Lai, conductors
FREE ADMISSION

Thursday, August 15, 2019

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Chris Pureka + Willy Tea Taylor

Performing Arts - Music | August 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Chris Pureka; Willy Tea Taylor

 Botanical Garden

Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. At the age of 18, a discerning and intimate set by Greg Brown at the Strawberry Music Festival inspired Willy Tea Taylor to pursue life as a folk singer.

General $26 / UCBG Members $24 / Youth (5 - 17) $15

 SOLD OUT.

Young the Giant: with guests: Fitz and the Tantrums, Alice Merton

Performing Arts - Music | August 15 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The fourth album from Young the Giant, ​Mirror Master​ is a layered meditation on identity in modern life, an emotionally charged look at the dangers of illusion and possibilities of freedom. “Within one single day, we’re all so many different people,” says Gadhia, lead vocalist for the L.A.-based band.

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Full: Amy X Neuburg

Performing Arts - Music | August 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Amy X Neuburg

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bay Area icon Amy X Neuburg performs a singular blend of virtuosic vocals and live electronics, often with digital looping, in what she has dubbed “avant-cabaret.” She presents original songs, using her four-octave vocal range and wicked sense of humor to create social commentary that is both powerful and highly entertaining.

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Avett Brothers: with guests: Lake Street Dive

Performing Arts - Music | August 16 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

When you’re receptive to the forces around you, you’ll notice there’s something powerful in the air. It’s that feeling of inspiration to which The Avett Brothers consistently remain open.” It’s a spirit that courses through everything that they do. You could call it a “creative lifeblood” or a “muse”, but it’s ultimately indefinable.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Avett Brothers: with guests: Lake Street Dive

Performing Arts - Music | August 17 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

When you’re receptive to the forces around you, you’ll notice there’s something powerful in the air. It’s that feeling of inspiration to which The Avett Brothers consistently remain open.” It’s a spirit that courses through everything that they do. You could call it a “creative lifeblood” or a “muse”, but it’s ultimately indefinable.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski with Ecstatic Music Band

Performing Arts - Music | August 18 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Marcia Bassett; Samara Lubelski

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Guitarist Marcia Bassett and violinist Samara Lubelski first performed as a duo in 2009, improvising musical scores to films by Michael Snow and Hollis Frampton. Since their initial collaboration, Bassett and Lubelski have continued to draw from their like-minded approach to improvisational music, creating personal interplay with the surrounding environment to expand upon abstraction, chromatic...   More >

Thursday, August 22, 2019

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Sean Hayes

Performing Arts - Music | August 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

Redwood Grove Summer Concert Series: Sean Hayes

 SOLD OUT.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Reading: Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard

Reading - Literary | August 23 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poets Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard respond to the work of artists Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey with poetry that attempts to grapple in language with wordlessness.

Lyn Hejinian teaches in the English department at UC Berkeley, where her academic work principally addresses modernist, postmodern, and contemporary poetry and poetics, with particular interest in avant-garde movements and the...   More >

Herbie Hancock: with guest: Kamasi Washington

Performing Arts - Music | August 23 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, Herbie Hancock has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960’s.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Back to My Roots: Omar Bashir

Performing Arts - Music | August 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Omar Bashir

 Assyrian Arts Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Assyrian Arts Institute Artists Tours presents: Omar Bashir, featuring Ilona Danho, Assyrian vocalist. Omar Bashir is an Assyrian/Hungarian internationally renowned player of the oud. He has recorded 20 CDs.

$35 General Admission, $10 Student

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tickets@berkeley.edu

Thursday, August 29, 2019

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Nicki Bluhm

Performing Arts - Music | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Nicki Bluhm

 Botanical Garden

After spending the last six years as lead singer and front person of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, as well as recent high-profile collaborations and performances with the likes of Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams, and The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own.

General $32 / UCBG Members $30 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT.

TDPS Auditions for The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Performing Arts - Theater | August 29 | 5:30-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.

Friday, August 30, 2019

TDPS Auditions for Who Shot La Miguelito?

Performing Arts - Theater | August 30 | 6-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 production of Who Shot La Miguelito?. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.

Welcome Back To A Cappella: A free event featuring 15 student acappella groups from across UC Berkeley's campus

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Student Musical Activities

15 student a cappella groups from across the UC Berkeley campus celebrate the start of the school year with a two-plus hour talent showcase on the Zellerbach Hall stage in a free event for, by, and with Cal Students.