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

Saturday, February 25th 2017

Patchwork Series Children's Show: Octopretzel

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

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


Josh Kornbluth "Citizen Josh"

A special performance to benefit Indivisible Berkeley -- one of a multitude of wonderful, and essential, grassroots organizations that have sprung up in the current Resistance.

A radical conservative has just been elected to the U.S. presidency, confounding polls and expectations -- and now Josh is struggling against his strong desire to curl up in a ball for four years. Sound familiar? Well, this particular story takes place just after George W. Bush has defeated John Kerry -- but it could apply to ... other times as well. How does a profoundly passive citizen become an activist? In Josh's case, becoming a parent sure helps -- and when plans to refurbish the neighborhood playground (in Ohlone Park) threaten to be scuttled by neighborly conflict, a reluctant activist is born. Citizen Josh, a comic monologue, traces events from Princeton, NJ, to Berkeley, from present-day Berkeley back to Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. It is also about one man's brave quest to submit his undergraduate senior thesis -- only 25 years late. It's about climate change, too. Citizen Josh is a raucous comedy about learning to participate in our democracy (and also windmills).

Doors open at 7 PM, event begins at 8 PM.

Please bring drinks and refreshments to share.

Suggested Donation: $25


8pm to 10pm, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1924 Cedar Street


"The Amy X-Perience"

The JCC invited me to curate an evening of pretty much whatever, so get your open ears and open minds on for an experimental-meets-traditional concert of widely varying genres and instrumentations... and show tunes! Of course!

With guest artists:
Amanda Chaudhary, manipulating a big bunch of electronic gadgets
Alex Kelly, virtuosic solo cello with and without electronic processing
Solstice, a female vocal ensemble with a world-y and wonderful repertoire

Each artist's performance will be preceded by a short informal interview with Amy, and a final set will bring everyone together in various combinations to join Amy in songs by Jewish folks (no shortage of those!), including a "tutti" finale.

Admission $15 advance & students, $18 at the door

8pm to 10pm, Jewish Community Center of the East Bay 1414 Walnut Street,


Shawn Colvin

Antje Duvekot opens. $73 premium / $53 adv / $55 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street


Years in the Hundreds

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

8pm to 9:30pm, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA


West Edge Opera: Snapshots

Woks by Carla Lucero, Allen Shearer and Claudia Stevens, Linda Bouchard, Liam Wade and Vynnie Meli. $30. http://www.westedgeopera.org/program-two. 841-1903

8pm, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Sunday, February 26th 2017

The Dream Machine

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concerts premiere of my new song cycle The Dream Mechanic, Four Poems by Carol Vanderveer Hamilton. The performance will feature soloists Lara Nie (mezzo soprano, spoken voice) and Brian Thorsett (tenor) under the baton of Maestro Ben Simon.

Free Concert

3pm to 5pm, St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue,


Sundays@Four: Nora Chastain & Roy Bogas

Violinist Nora Chastain, long one of Europe's most esteemed violinists and sought-after teachers, returns to her hometown Berkeley for a rare concert performance with pianist Roy Bogas at Crowden Music Center.

Granddaughter of composer Roy Harris and a student of the famed Dorothy DeLay and Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Nora Chastain learned to play violin here in her hometown of Berkeley, studying with Crowden's founder, Anne Crowden. At age sixteen she made her debut in Berlin playing Barber's Violin Concerto and since then has been a regular guest with such orchestras as the San Francisco Symphony, the Orchestre de Paris, Cincinnati Philharmonia, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Bern Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet and Trio Kreisleriana. Ms. Chastain's recordings include sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Faure, Debussy, many works for piano trio and quartet as well as Bartok's second violin concerto. She has been a prize winner at several competitions including the Menuhin Competition in Paris in 1985. In 1993 she was awarded the prestigious annual "Forderpreis der Europaischen Wirtschaft" in Zurich as soloist. An active teacher, Nora Chastain is Professor of Violin at the Universitaet der Kuenste Berlin and the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Zurich.

Program:

* Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12, No. 1
* Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 ("Meistersinger")
* Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140
* Ravel Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. post.

Free "Meet-the-Artists" reception following the concert.

Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors/students 18+, and free for children under 18

4pm to 5:30pm, Crowden Music Center 1475 Rose Street


Julia Wolfe: Anthracite Fields

Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars and Capella SF. $38-$62. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

7pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Villalobos Brothers

Diana Gameros opens. $22 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Years in the Hundreds

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

8pm to 9:30pm, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA


Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Ferron and her All Star Band

With Barbara Higbie, Jami Sieber, Shelley Jennings, Don Benedictson, and special guests. $45 premium adv / $30 general adv / $32 general door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Next Month

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

University Wind Ensemble

University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
MASLANKA Symphony No. 4
SPITTAL Scherzo: Cat and Mouse

FREE

12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Hall UC Campus


University Wind Ensemble

Robert Calonico, director
MASLANKA Symphony No. 4
SPITTAL Scherzo: Cat and Mouse

Free

12 noon to 1:30pm, Herta Hall UC Campus


University Wind Ensemble

University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
MASLANKA Symphony No. 4
SPITTAL Scherzo: Cat and Mouse

FREE

12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Hall, UC Campus


The Moth StorySLAM - All These Wonders

Tickets on sale Wed. 2/22 at 12:00 pm. $10. 644-2020. www.thefreight

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


Thursday, March 2nd 2017

Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert

$22 adv / $24 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, March 3rd 2017

Kim Nalley sings Nina Simone

With Tammy Hall, Michael Zisman, Kent Bryson, and Greg Skaff . $24 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Volti Concert: Mantras, Miracles, Meditations

The journey has begun ...

In eager anticipation of an exciting collaboration next season, when Volti will join ODC/Dance in fully staged performances of British composer Joby Talbot's "Path of Miracles," the Bay Area's premier contemporary music vocal ensemble sings the first movement of that piece in concert on March 3 in Berkeley and March 4 in San Francisco. "Path of Miracles" is an absolutely gorgeous evening-length depiction of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain.

The spiritual theme continues with the otherworldly soundscape of Gyorgy Ligeti's "Lux Aeterna," familiar to many from its use in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also on the program are Žibuokle Martinaityte's "The Blue of Distance" and Ingrid Stolzel's "Into Being." Finally, you'll hear the world premiere of Berkeley composer Robin Estrada's "Caeli Enerrant," a plea in these troubled times to "do to others as you would have them do to you." Robert Geary conducts.

About Volti:
Volti is a professional vocal ensemble based in San Francisco. Volti's twenty singers, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary, are dedicated to the discovery, creation, and performance of new music. Volti's mission is to foster and showcase contemporary American music and composers, and to introduce contemporary vocal music from around the world to local audiences.

$10 to $35 including discounts for students and seniors.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2593192

Website: http://VoltiSF.org
Email: info@VoltiSF.org
Phone: 415-771-3352
Contact: Barbara Heroux

8pm to 10pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way


Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo

$36-$86. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm to 3/3 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Saturday, March 4th 2017

Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo

$36-$86. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


SheSings Women's A Cappella Festival

GUEST EVENT. 644-2020 www.thefreight.org

9am, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo

$36-$86. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

2pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


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


Steel Panther

Steel Panther
Los Angeles heavy metal quartet, Steel Panther, uphold the pillars of its sound in Berkeley this March!

$32.00.
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1424583

Website: http://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1424583-steel-panther-berkeley/
Email: information@theuctheatre.org
Phone: 510-356-4000



8pm to 9pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 Univeristy Ave.


Takacs Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets

No. 4 in C Minor, No. 5 in A Major, No. 15 in A Minor. $72.
642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, Hertz Hall, UB Campus, Berkeley, CA, United States


Sunday, March 5th 2017

Takacs Quartet: Beethoven Complete String Quartets

No. 3 in D Major; No. 8 in E Minor, Razumovsky; No. 12 in E-flat Major. $72.
642-9988. www.calperformances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, UB Campus, Berkeley, CA, United States


Bale Folclorico de Bahia, Herança Sagrada

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

7pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

$50 adv / $52 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Tuesday, March 7th 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


Emma's Revolution

$18 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Wednesday, March 8th 2017

University Gospel Chorus

D. Mark Wilson, director
"One More River to Cross: Water Metaphors in Gospel Music"
Join the UC Berkeley Gospel Chorus for an afternoon of gospel music highlighting the importance of water as a symbol and metaphor for finding places of freedom, justice and peace

free

12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Hall UC Campus


George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, Kaawika Kahiapo

$34 adv / $36 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, March 9th 2017

Story Hour in the Library featuring Joyce Carol Oates

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In March the program features Joyce Carol Oates. We hope you will join us for the readings this Spring as we celebrate the closing chapter of the Story Hour series. We are looking forward to a range of new possibilities in the future and will be in touch as they take form.

storyhour.berkeley.edu
Free and open to the public

5pm to 6pm, Morrison Library, UC Berkeley Campus


Kasey Chambers

$30 adv / $35 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, March 10th 2017

Good Ol' Persons Reunion

$24 adv/ $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Kidd Pivot and Electric Company, Betroffenheit

$30-$86. 652-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm to 3/10 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Saturday, March 11th 2017

Kidd Pivot and Electric Company, Betroffenheit

$30-$86. 652-9988. www.calperformances.org

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Foreign Affairs: Characters of the Baroque. $42-$64. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Rhonda Benin's "Just Like A Woman"

Women's History Month celebration. $25 adv / $27 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Sunday, March 12th 2017

Jeffrey Kahane, pano

$42. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Catie Curtis

$23 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


The Black Brothers Band

$25 adv / $27 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Monday, March 13th 2017

San Francisco Brass Quintet

$9 adv / $11 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Tuesday, March 14th 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988. ww.calperformnces.org

8pm to 3/14 12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Wednesday, March 15th 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988. ww.calperformnces.org

12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Niyaz featuring Azam Ali

Electroacoustic blend of traditional Persian folk music and modern sounds. $33 adv / $37 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Thursday, March 16th 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988. ww.calperformnces.org

12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


New Century Chamber Orchestra presents: Americans in Paris

New Century Chamber Orchestra continues its 25th Anniversary Season celebrations with the return of Chanticleer, "the world's reigning men's chorus" (The New Yorker). Following a highly successful, first-time collaboration in 2014, New Century and Chanticleer will present "Americans in Paris" featuring a program of works that includes a suite from Gershwin's An American in Paris, selections from Stravinsky's Apollon Musagete and a variety of works by French composers including Ravel, Saint-Saens, Faure and Satie.

Embarking on a musical journey across France, New Century begins the evening with a Gerrard Schwarz arrangement of Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 and will be featured in further works for string orchestra including a suite from Gershwin's An American in Paris, arranged by 2008-2009 Featured composer Clarice Assad, the final two movements from Stravinsky's Apollon Musagete and the third movement of Roussel's Sinfonietta. Chanticleer takes to the stage with Ravel's Trois Chansons, Saint-Saens' Serenade d'hiver and Four Cabaret Songs arranged by Bay Area composer and violinist Evan Price. Both ensembles will join forces throughout the evening in further works arranged by Clarice Assad including Faure's Pavane, a French Medley and a medley of songs by Gershwin and Porter.

Partnering with some of the Bay Area's premiere organizations is one of many initiatives that Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg introduced throughout her nine year tenure with New Century. In addition to Chanticleer, these collaborations have included the San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellows, San Francisco Girls Chorus and Schola Cantorum.

$29-$61.
http://www.cityboxoffice.com
Website: http://ncco.org
Email: info@ncco.org
Phone: 415-357-1111









Berkeley, CA, 94704 510-848-6242
http://www.fpcberkeley.org/

COST/TICKETS/REGISTRATION:
$29-$61.
http://www.cityboxoffice.com

8pm to 10pm, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley 2407 Dana Street


Dervish & Le Vent du Nord

$28 adv / $30 door. 644-2020. www.thefeight.org

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


Friday, March 17th 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988. ww.calperformnces.org

12 midnight, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Saturday, March 18th 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988. ww.calperformnces.org

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


"Love & Taxes" Movie Premiere

I hope you are staying oriented during these disorienting times!!
Perhaps a little comic relief would be welcome? If so,our Love & Taxes movie is opening in the coming month or so and personal appearances with my brother Jake.

http://www.joshkornbluth.com/
http://loveandtaxesmovie.com/

12 midnight, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood 2966 College Avenue


Patchwork Series: Frances England

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

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


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988. ww.calperformnces.org

2pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Sunday, March 19th 2017

Miah Persson, soprano; Florian Boesch, tenor; Malcolm Martineau, piano

Works by Schumann. $42. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

3pm, Hertz Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988. ww.calperformnces.org

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Davina and the Vagabonds

$20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Monday, March 20th 2017

Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Ronnie Gilbert Public Sing

Led by Holly Near and Melanie DeMore, more info TBA.
RSVP Online. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org.

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


Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


David Nelson & Eric Thompson, The Todalo Shakers with Suzy and Eric Thompson

$26 adv / $28 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

University Baroque Ensemble

University Baroque Ensemble
Christine Brandes, director
"A New Era of Baroque"
Hear UC Berkeley's beloved Baroque Ensemble under the direction of their new leader, Christine Brandes with music from Rosenmüller, Stradella and more.

Free


12 noon to 2pm, Hertz Hall UC Campus


Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm to 3/22 12 midnight, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Thursday, March 23rd 2017

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

12 midnight, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Greg Brown

$40 adv / $42 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, March 24th 2017

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

12 midnight, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

SOLD OUT. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Choir of King's College, Cambridge

$56-$84. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Saturday, March 25th 2017

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

12 midnight to 8pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

2pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Milos, guitar: Bach to Beatles

$42-$70. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

8pm, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


Noel Paul Stookey

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

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


Sunday, March 26th 2017

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Verdi, Prokofiev, Shostakovich. $38-$76. www.calperformances.org. 642-9988.

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Mouths of Babes

Featuring Ty Greenstein (Girlyman) & Ingrid Elizabeth (Coyote Grace). $20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Monday, March 27th 2017

Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


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, March 28th 2017

Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Wednesday, March 29th 2017

Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Freight Open Mic

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

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


Thursday, March 30th 2017

Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Vinicius Cantuaria sings Jobim

$32 adv / $36 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


Friday, March 31st 2017

Years in the Hundreds--Central Works Previews

Central Works - The New Play Theater

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18-Mar 19
previews on Feb 16 & 17 (pay-what-you-can at the door)
Post-show Talk-backs, Feb 19 & March 12
World Premiere #54: from the Central Works Writers Workshop
A mystery...a sis-story...twin sisters spent years fooling the outside world,
but today everything changes.

For over half a century, identical twin sisters, Jessie and Inez, have concealed a series of illicit secrets behind the locked door of their neatly arranged apartment. But then Marcus arrives, and their carefully consructed life begins to unravel. Peculiar intimacies, unabashed love, and criminal misconduct make for the strangest of bedfellows in this quirky new look at "twin nature."

Featuring Tamar Cohn, Anne Hallinan & Adam Roy

7pm to 10pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue


Eilen Jewell

$20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreigt.org

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


Pamela Rose and the Wild Women of Song: Blues is a Woman

Concert/CD Release. $24 adv / $26 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

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


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