<< Week of October 20 >>

Sunday, October 20, 2019

TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

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Mural by Twick ICP | Poster by Ben Dillon

Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | October 20 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 José Francisco Barroso

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop with live drumming focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities), as well as the dances of the Dahomey-Arará (Vodu, Gaga), and Congo (Palo, Makuta) regions. Instructor José Francisco Barroso offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements.

 Free and open to the public.

Hālau O Kekuhi

Performing Arts - Dance | October 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

This Hawaiian classical dance ensemble specializes in the vigorous and kinetic 'aiha'a style of hula and chant, handed down from woman to woman for more than eight generations of the Kanaka'ole family in Hilo, on the Big Island. The members of this acclaimed troupe sing and dance in honor of Pele, the goddess of fire and the creator of their native islands.

$36–$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Hālau O Kekuhi performs Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Kalei Nuuhiwa)

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Derek Miller Band in Concert: with clips from the film "Rumble"

Performing Arts - Music | October 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Derek Miller

 College of Letters & Science

This special event starring The Derek Miller Band will also feature clips from the film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, in which the band appears.

Two-time JUNO winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Derek Miller from Six Nations of the Grand River is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for guitar oriented roots-inflected rock with a pop sensibility. With his unique...   More >

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first accommodated basis

Derek Miller bw

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hozier: with guest: Freya Ridings

Performing Arts - Music | October 22 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hozier performing at Greek Theatre with guest Freya Ridings

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 23 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

The music of small ensembles
directed by Midiyanto, Ben Brinner, & Lisa Gold
featuring I Wayan Suweca (Balinese gender wayang) and Heni Savitri (Javanese vocal)


Free. No reserved seating.

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

TDPS Workshop Performance: PINWHEELS, A Musical Comedy

Performing Arts - Theater | October 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 170

 Josie O. Basford

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

PINWHEELS is a musical comedy about finding personal truth amid familial dysfunction: every family has an outcast, even a family of clowns.

 Free with Reservation. Make reservations online

Photo by RJ Dollen

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Stebbins Piano Series: Pianist Billy Fang

Performing Arts - Music | October 24 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Women's Faculty Club

Pianist Billy Fang - Works by J.S. Bach, D. Shostakovich and F. Chopin

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 23.

TDPS Workshop Performance: PINWHEELS, A Musical Comedy

Performing Arts - Theater | October 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 170

 Josie O. Basford

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

PINWHEELS is a musical comedy about finding personal truth amid familial dysfunction: every family has an outcast, even a family of clowns.

 Free with Reservation. Make reservations online

Berkeley Symphony performs Olly Wilson's "Shango Memory"

Performing Arts - Music | October 24 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Department of Music

Olly Wilson (1937-2018) was a member of the University of California Department of Music faculty from 1970 until 2002

Shango Memory (1995), commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, will be performed in the opening concert of the Berkeley Symphony on Thursday, Oct. 24 @7p.m. in Zellerbach Hall. The work will be broadcast on KALW on November 4, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 at the door and...   More >

Friday, October 25, 2019

Yasiin Bey, Erykah Badu: with guests: Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, Souls of Mischief, DJ Big Von

Performing Arts - Music | October 25 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary Concert.
YASIIN BEY and ERYKAH BADU with guests: Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, Souls of Mischief, DJ Big Von

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University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | October 25 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cal at Hamilton

Performing Arts - Theater | October 26 | 1-4 p.m. |  Orpheum Theater

  , San Francisco, CA 94102

 Cal Alumni Association

Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/HAM4CAL.
Click on "HAM4BERKELEY" when purchasing tickets.

Griz: with guest: CloZee

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Just two months after the release of Ride Waves, his most creative and collaborative studio album to date, GRiZ returns with three new tracks via his Bangers[1].Zip EP – “Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)”, “No Bad Trips”, and “Ice Cream”, all reminiscent of his heady bass sound with shades of reggae and dubstep.

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Momix: Viva MOMIX!

Performing Arts - Dance | October 26 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The acrobatic troupe MOMIX, established more than three decades ago by Pilobolus founding member Moses Pendleton, returns after a long Berkeley hiatus. Viva MOMIX! features a collection of acts from the company’s most visually spectacular shows, including Botanica (about the seasons), Lunar Sea (the moon), and Opus Cactus (the landscape of the American Southwest).

$30–$76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

MOMIX performs Viva MOMIX! Saturday–Sunday, October 26–27, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: John Kane)