The Berkeley Arts Festival Is On Vacation

We no longer have a home for the Berkeley Arts Festival. After more than 5 years in our wonderful space at 2133 University Avenue we are searching for a new space and would appreciate any suggestions you have. Contact us at: fabarts@silcon.com

Until then, we will continue this calendar of arts events going on in Berkeley.

Ongoing Events

Mike's Out of Doors Sculpture Wall

Location: South side of Ashby Avenue between Pine Street and Elmwood Court.

Open: 10 am to 10 pm,  Monday through Saturday.


This Month

Friday, September 22nd 2017

Le bonheur

Agnès Varda, 1965

BAMPFA Collection Print

Agnès Varda's strikingly colorful, lyrical film examines a love triangle within a circular structure.

4pm to 5pm, BAM/?PFA Center Street


Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979

A writer, a scientist, and their "stalker" guide venture into a mysterious wasteland known as the Zone. "A dense, complex, often contradictory, and endlessly pliable allegory about human consciousness" ( Slant).\\

Digital Restoration

7pm to 8pm, BAMPFA, Center Street,


Sam Rudin at the Backroom with guest John Schott (including a kleine Rosh Hashana drash by Naomi Seidman)

8pm to 10pm, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Day 2

Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Anna & Elizabeth, Red Mountain Yellowhammers. $22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, September 23rd 2017

Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Charles F. Reisner, 1928

Set along the Mississippi but filmed along the Sacramento Delta, this is "Buster Keaton's most entertaining balance of the instinctual and the cerebral" ( Village Voice).

Digital Restoration
Recommended for ages 7 & up

IN PERSON Judith Rosenberg on Piano

4pm to 5pm, BAMPFA, Center Street,


Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Moses(es)

$30-$68/ 642-9988. calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


John Hammond

$26 adv / $30 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, September 24th 2017

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: Moses(es)

$30-$68/ 642-9988. calperformances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Leyla McCalla


Creole & Haitian inspired folk from Carolina Chocolate Drops veteran. Tickets on sale Friday, July 21 at 12:30 pm . $24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm,


Monday, September 25th 2017

Trad.Attack!

$14 adv / $18 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, September 26th 2017

Willie Watson

Tickets on sale Friday, July 21 at 12:30 pm. Bedouine opens..$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, September 27th 2017

Pierre Bensusan's World

$22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, September 28th 2017

Elizabeth Cook

$25 adv / $29 door. 644-2020. www.thefreigt.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, September 29th 2017

Skerryvore

Dance floor open!. $25 adv / $29 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, September 30th 2017

Lila Downs

$32-$78. 642-9988. calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Kathy Kallick Band

$22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Next Month

Sunday, October 1st 2017

5th Annual Musical Extravaganza to Benefit the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

The dance floor will be open.
$30 - $100. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

2pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, October 2nd 2017

Irma Thomas with the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet

DJ Harry Duncan opens. $150 Platinum / $110 Gold / $90 Silver / $75 Bronze. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

Freight Open Mic

$5 adv / $7 door. 644-2020 www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Del Sol String Quartet

Berkeley Chamber Performances presents:

This high-energy quartet of master musicians, two-time Chamber Music America winner for Adventurous Programming, performs in a joint celebration of both Berkeley Chamber Performances' and their 25th anniversaries as well as of Lou Harrison's centenary with classic and fresh works such as string quartets by Harrison and Samuel Barber, "Milagros" by Gabriela Lena Frank and Terry Riley's "Wheel and Mythic Bird Waltz." Don't miss this triple anniversary concert followed by a celebratory reception for all.

Hailed by Gramophone as "masters of all musical things they survey," the Del Sol String Quartet shares living music with an ever-growing community of adventurous listeners. Fascinated by the feedback loop between social change, technology, and artistic innovation, the San Francisco-based ensemble is a leading force in 21st century chamber music.

About Berkeley Chamber Performances:
BCP is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by Joanne De Phillips with a mission is to present intimate chamber music concerts to the East Bay Community through programming emerging and established ensembles who perform a diverse range of classic and contemporary works that often expand the boundaries of chamber music and propel it as a dynamic tradition.

$30; free to students through high school; $15 for higher ed students.

8pm to 10pm, Berkeley Cty Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Wednesday, October 4th 2017

The Moth StorySLAM

Tickets on sale Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 pm. $10. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, October 5th 2017

An Evening with Tom Rush

Accompanist Matt Nakoa. $38 adv / $42 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, October 6th 2017

Red Molly: One for All and All for One

$24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Actual Trio at the Backroom: premiering a suite of pieces entitled "America, You Broke My Heart".

8pm to 10pm, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Saturday, October 7th 2017

Watershed Enviornmetal Poetry Festival

12 noon to 4:30pm, Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park,


IRENA SENDLER: RESCUING THE RESCUER

A solo show by Libby Skala; Music by Steve May. $20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

2pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Instant Chorus at Freight & Salvage

Sing 3-part modern a cappella with lush harmonies and cool rhythms. Loads of fun and only a 2-hour commitment. Learn by ear or read a score. Choose an easy part, or take a solo and beat out optional body percussion. For adults and kids over 8 who like to sing. No audition or performance. 1st Saturdays of every month. Come regularly or occasionally. New uplifting repertoire each month.

$20 at the door.
Scholarships: email betsyblakes@gmail.com beforehand

3:30pm to 5:30pm, 2020 Addison Street


Barbara Higbie and Friends

$22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Matt Groening and Lynda Barry

$25-$52. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Sunday, October 8th 2017

Makana

$26 adv / $30 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, October 9th 2017

Classical at the Freight: Brahm's Songs

$9 adv / $11 door. 644-2020. www.thefreightorg

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, October 10th 2017

Sarah Jarosz ....SOLD OUT

Brother Roy opens. $26 adv / $30 door* SOLD OUT. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, October 11th 2017

ODC/Dance; boulders and bones

$30-$68. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Loudon Wainwright III

$30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, October 12th 2017

The Gloaming

$36 adv / $40 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, October 13th 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Muti, conductor. $40-$175. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen with John Jorgenson

$30 adv / $34 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, October 14th 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Muti, conductor. $40-$175. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


100 Blossoms for Violeta Parra, a Musical Celebration of her 100th Birthday

$40 adv / $45 door. 644-2020. www.tefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, October 15th 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Muti, conductor. $40-$175. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, October 16th 2017

West Coast Songwriters Competition

$7 adv / $9 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, October 17th 2017

Freight Open Mic

$5 adv / $7 door. 644-2020. www.thefreigt.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Banda Magda

$14 adv / $18 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, October 19th 2017

Jonatha Brooke

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, October 20th 2017

Kaki King: "The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body"

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Saturday, October 21st 2017

Theatre de la Ville, Paris: State of Siege

$48-$98. 642-9988. www.calperformnces.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aakesstra

Open dance floor! $16 adv / $20 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, October 22nd 2017

Patchwork Series Children's Show: Justin Roberts

$10 adv / $12 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

11am, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Olli Mustonen

$46. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Theatre de la Ville, Paris: State of Siege

$48-$98. 642-9988. www.calperformnces.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley


Evan Price CD Release with Special Guests

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse,2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, October 23rd 2017

Garrison Keillor

$30-$78. 642-9988. calperformances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Tuesday, October 24th 2017

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Evie Ladin and Her Stairwell Sister Lisa Berman open. $16 adv / $20 door. 644-2020

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Wednesday, October 25th 2017

Berkeley Festival of Choro Presents a Night of Choro with Choro Das 3 and the Berkeley Choro Ensemble

$22 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Thursday, October 26th 2017

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal kora & cello duo

$30 adv / $32 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Friday, October 27th 2017

The Dustbowl Revival

Diego's Umbrella opens. $24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Dorrance Dance

$30-$68. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Saturday, October 28th 2017

Korean National Gugak Center Tradition Orchestra: New works concert

$20, $40. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Korean National Gugak Center Tradition Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

$28-$56. 642-9988. cal performances.org

8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Wake the Dead

$26 adv / $30 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, October 29th 2017

Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano

$58. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, 101 Cross-Sproul Path, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


The Steel Wheels

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Monday, October 30th 2017

The Moth StorySLAM - PROMISES

Tickets on sale Monday, 10/23/17 at 12:30pm. $10. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Tuesday, October 31st 2017

Freight Open Mic

$5 adv / $7 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


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