<< September 2019 >>

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Trumpet and Violin: Noon Concert Series

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

 Department of Music

UC Berkeley students Thomas Green (trumpet) and Robert Gleiser (violin).

Chabrier 3 Valses Romantiques
Debussy En Blanc et Noir
Ravel - La Valse


Free. No reserved seating.


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

TDPS Auditions for Student-Directed Workshops

Performing Arts - Theater | September 4 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 student-directed workshop performances of Romeo and Juliet, Pinwheels, and FABLE. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lunch Poems: Series Kickoff

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

 English Graduate Students, Lunch Poems

 Library

Please join us for our annual Kickoff Reading, presented by the Lunch Poems series at UC Berkeley.

Sept. 5, 2019 12:10 - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
UC Berkeley Campus
Admission is free and open to the public

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey G. O’Brien, this event will feature doctoral students from the Department of English reading their favorite poems

Also, be sure...   More >

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tycho: with guest: Poolside

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tycho – the Grammy nominated electronic music project led by primary composer Scott Hansen – unveils a wholly new iteration of sound with the release of their fifth studio album, Weather, via Mom + Pop Music x Ninja Tune.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Reading: Trisha Low, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Elaine Kahn

Performing Arts - Other | September 8 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poet and performer Trisha Low, based in the East Bay, is author of The Complete Purge and Socialist Realism. Though not identifying as a poet, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta has been researching democide and radical motherhood in Latin America, and ended up writing a book, The Easy Body, that grew out of their emotional relationship to this work. Los Angeles–based Elaine Kahn has an MFA from the Iowa...   More >

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dramatic Scena for Voice and Piano: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | September 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Baroque Ensemble Director Christine Brandes (soprano), Associate Professor of Musicology Nicholas Mathew (piano), and 2019 Baroque Ensemble co-Director Carla Moore perform a A fun and varied program of late eighteenth-century vocal and instrumental music, performed with the department's world famous collection of period instruments -- including Haydn's Italian scena Arianna a Naxos, keyboard...   More >

Annual Holloway Faculty Reading

Reading - Literary | September 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Eric Falci, Professor, Berkeley English; Cecil Giscombe, Professor, Berkeley English; Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English; Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Professor, Berkeley English; John Shoptaw, Continuing Lecturer, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Faculty poets of the U. C. Berkeley English Department (Eric Falci, Cecil Giscombe, Lyn Hejinian, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, and John Shoptaw) will read from their work on Wednesday, 11 September, at 6:30 pm in the Maude Fife Room (Wheeler Hall 315). Volumes by all the poets will be available for purchase, thanks to Moe’s Books.

TDPS Auditions for Berkeley Dance Project

Performing Arts - Dance | September 11 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will hold open auditions for its Spring 2020 dance concert, Berkeley Dance Project. Auditions are open to all current UC Berkeley students, and advance registration is not required. Performances will take place Feb. 20–22 and Feb. 27–29, 2020.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

TDPS Auditions for the Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | September 12 | 2:10-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will hold open auditions for its Fall Choreography Showcase. All currently enrolled UC Berkeley students are eligible to audition, and advance sign-up is not required.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Vrije uitloop | Free range: Poems by Saskia Stehouwer, Translation + Field Notes by Joel Thomas Katz, Robert Perry, and Saskia Stehouwer

Reading - Literary | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Saskia Stehouwer; Joel Thomas Katz; Robert Perry

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program, Dutch Studies

The Dutch Studies department will be hosting Saskia Stehouwer, Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry to speak on their new book of poetry, "Vrije uitloop | Free range". Author Saskia Stehouwer is a renowned poet from the Netherlands. She studied both Dutch and English literature at the University of Amsterdam and has worked as an editor and project leader for the VU University Amsterdam. Saskia...   More >

Full: Red Culebra

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Red Culebra is a synthesizer duet and collaboration of Bay Area electronic musicians and performance artists Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez. Inspired by their complicated post-Mexican backgrounds, Galindo and Martinez create and perform rituals based on cycles of repetition and uniformity, incorporating sound invocations, moving images, and bodily movement. They present 4 Cycles + 1, an...   More >

The Revivalists: with guest: Anderson East

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

A remarkable thing happened to The Revivalists as they came upon their tenth anniversary as a band. The New Orleans-based septet scored a game-changing hit with “Wish I Knew You,” a wistful song from their third album, Men Amongst Mountains.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

CANCELED: Umeed: Colors of Hope

Performing Arts - Other | September 14 |  Time TBD | Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley | Canceled

 Sunena Gupta

 Project Rishi - UC Berkeley, The Institute for South Asia Studies

After successful runs in Singapore, London, New York and India, Umeed is now coming to Berkeley!

“Umeed” is the Hindi word for “Hope”. Sunena Gupta, with the blessings and guidance of Guru Mulla Afsar Khan, brings to you a unique contemporary concept produced in the Indian classical dance form, Kathak. She tells the story of the journey of a young girl navigating her way through struggles with...   More >

Roundtable Reading: Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswam

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s the spring of 1945, and nine-year-old Maria Singh longs to play on the first-ever girls’ softball team in Yuba City, California. Meanwhile, Maria’s parents—Papi from India and Mama from Mexico—can no longer protect their children from prejudice and the discriminatory laws of the land. When the family is on the brink of losing their farm, Maria must decide if she has what it takes to step up...   More >

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Amitav Ghosh | Gun Island

Reading - Literary | September 17 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  First Congregational Church of Berkeley

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Amitav Ghosh, Author

 Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco

 KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, The Institute for South Asia Studies

A talk by Author, Amitav Ghosh

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Organ Recital: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | September 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

George Emblom


Free. No reserved seating.


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

An Evening With Mark Knopfler

Performing Arts - Music | September 18 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

In celebration of his upcoming ninth solo studio album, Down The Road Wherever (out November 16 on British Grove Records via Blue Note), Mark Knopfler is set for a 28-date North American tour.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Centennial Event - "Arts in the Afternoon": Songs from the Roaring 20s

Performing Arts - Music | September 19 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Outside Patio or Stebbins Lounge

 Noa Levy

 Women's Faculty Club

Jazz Vocalist Noa Levy performs jazz classics with a trio back up. Noa has been described as singing "with the emotional directness of Carmen McCrae, a powerful voice reminiscent of Eva cassidy and the playful energy of Anita O'Day."

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by September 18.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 20 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

Mark Morris Dance Group performs Mozart Dances Friday–Sunday, September 20–22, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 21 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

Brandi Carlile

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about forgiveness in the easy sense—where someone has hurt you and then suddenly there’s a great reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with two people running across the golden wheat field towards an embrace that somehow undoes a lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no meaning.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, September 21
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1, Quasi una fantasia
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26, Funeral March
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, Waldstein

Sunday, September 22
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7
Piano Sonata No. 17 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

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

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, September 21
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1, Quasi una fantasia
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26, Funeral March
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, Waldstein

Sunday, September 22
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7
Piano Sonata No. 17 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

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

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 22 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

Brandi Carlile

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about forgiveness in the easy sense—where someone has hurt you and then suddenly there’s a great reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with two people running across the golden wheat field towards an embrace that somehow undoes a lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no meaning.

  Buy tickets online

Monday, September 23, 2019

Delicateness in Times of Brutality

Performing Arts - Dance | September 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room - Patio

 Wendy Jehlen, Founder and Artistic Director, ANIKAYA Dance Theater; DAKEI

 Morio Tanimura; Yoshiko Honda; Nobunaga Ken

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Japan Foundation New York

Delicateness in Times of Brutality is a performance by Japanese butoh dancer DAKEI and American movement artist Wendy Jehlen. This piece was inspired by a performance protest of the same title (Delicadeza em Tempos da Brutalidade) that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil in May 2015, in response to the bureaucratic coup that resulted in the dismantling of human rights and arts...   More >

Free

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The English Garden: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | September 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

20th century English art song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Gurney performed by students of the vocal studies program.
William Basset, baritone
Emily Drummond, mezzo-soprano
Luke Dzwonczyk, baritone
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director


Free. No reserved seating.


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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stebbins Piano Series: Six Preludes and Fugues from "The Well Tempered Clavier" BK2 by J.S. Bach

Performing Arts - Music | September 26 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Betty Woo, UC Berkeley - Music Department

 Women's Faculty Club

Hong Kong-born pianist, Betty Woo, received her D.M.A. degree in performance practice from Stanford University and the Artist Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has performed all over the world and teaches at UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Conservatory and Holy Names University.

She is performing a series of six preludes and fugues from J.. Bach's beloved "Well- Tempered...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 5106424175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by September 26.

Social Distortion: with guests: Flogging Molly, The Devil Makes Three, and Le Butcherettes

Performing Arts - Music | September 26 | 4 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Here’s how you know you’ve made it in the music business: You’ve stayed strong for three decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown.

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Rae Armantrout reading with Matthew Bowie

Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room

 Rae Armantrout

 Matthew Bowie

 Department of English

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Gary Clark Jr.: with guest: Michael Kiwanuka

Performing Arts - Music | September 28 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

On the title track of “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. is staking his claim to a literal place on the map, settling in and declaring: “I told you there goes the neighborhood… This is mine now, legit.” It’s a song with real-life roots in how Clark and his family have traded up in turf in his native Texas and been met with some suspicious glances upon move-in.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Exploration of Forms: Afro-Pop Dance Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | September 29 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Philip Amo Agyapong

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop will start with an introduction of African Popular dance; the roots of the dance and its current space. The names and meaning of movements, and the socio-political and economic relevance to it communities will also be addressed. We will then practice some Afro-Pop movements like Azonto, Shorkie, Amanda, Gwara gwara, Kupe, Gweta, Shoo, etc.

 Free and open to the public.

Reading: Jheyda McGarrell, Vasiliki Ioannou, Ocean Escalanti

Reading - Literary | September 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Multidisciplinary artist Jheyda McGarrell works with community organizing group Art Hoe Collective and has been featured in Dazed, Juxtapoz, and other publications. Vasiliki Ioannou is an artist, archivist, and writer whose work is about chronic illness, fantasies, and inbetweenness. Ocean Escalanti is a multifaceted artist who studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and works in...   More >

Tash Sultana: with guest: The Teskey Brothers

Performing Arts - Music | September 29 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

TASH SULTANA is a dynamic young artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos of Tash went viral. A true virtuoso, Tash was soon selling out massive theatres globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

'Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories' with Maxim Osipov

Reading - Literary | September 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Maxim Osipov, Author

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The second lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Author Maxim Osipov will relate stories from his recently published collection of short stories - the first in English. He will be joined by Sabrina Jaszi (Slavic).

Maxim Osipov. Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories: Bilingual Russian-English Reading

Reading - Literary | September 30 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room

 Maxim Osipov, Tarusa/Moscow

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, New York Review of Books, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Heralded as the Chekhov of the 21st century, Maxim Osipov is a writer of short stories that capture the poignant beauty and decay in the Russian provinces. This event is a bilingual reading and discussion, featuring stories from the new and highly acclaimed English translation of his work.