Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Amiguitos de La Peña

Amiguitos de La Peña presents Eric Hart & Jaime Lee Currier
Eric Hart and Jaime Lee Currier perform classic kids’ songs along with originals, sing-a-longs, finger plays, chants, and rock’n roll to boot.
$6 adults, $5 children 849-2568

10:30am to 12 noon, 3105 Shattuck Avenue

Wavy Gravy at the Marsh

Wavy Gravy!
Wavy Gravy is back in Berkeley with HIPPY ICON, FLOWER GEEZER AND TEMPLE OF ACCUMULATED ERROR. What amazing stories Wavy tells about his life and our times.

7:30pm to 1/12 12 midnight, 2120 Allston Way

Chris Forsythe solo, Blood Wedding, Heule/Shelton/Wick Trio

Chris Forsyth (solo)
Guitarist Chris Forsyth's hypnotic compositions assimilate art rock texture with folk, blues, and experimental influences. Long active in the improv/experimental underground, he's released a series of acclaimed records over the past few years, including his 2011 LP Paranoid Cat onFamily Vineyard and Early Astral, a 2012 duo LP with Mountains' Koen Holtkamp on Blackest Rainbow. His 2012 Kenzo Deluxe LP/CD on Northern Spy has been described as "resonant [and] incisive... a cosmic abstraction of the American guitar tradition, reducing blues, rock, folk and improvisation into their spare, hypnotic base elements." (Philadelphis City Paper). Forsyth has toured throughout Europe and the US, sharing stages with such like-minded artists as Steve Gunn, Bill Orcutt, Rhys Chatham, and Träd Gräs och Stenar, and, from 2002 to 2011, as a member of Peeesseye. He has also collaborated with artists including Meg Baird, Tetuzi Akiyama, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, and choreographers Miguel Gutierrez, RoseAnne Spradlin, and Meg Foley. Forsyth was awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and resides in the City of Philadelphia, USA.

Blood Wedding
Blood Wedding is Danishta Rivero on vocals and digital processing, and Chuck Johnson on steel guitar and modular synth. Blood Wedding plays inside the sound. A virtual sonic architecture that is created in the moment, surrounding us and seizing the walls and window frames.

Heule/Shelton/Wick trio
Heule/Shelton/Wick is an improvising trio. Heule/Shelton/Wick consists of Jacob Felix Heule, Aram Shelton, and Jacob Wick, all of whom live in the Bay Area. Heule/Shelton/Wick concentrates on producing restrained textures via the production of sounds, sounds that may be in common with each other or with the ambient environment. These sounds may be or may not be in common with assumed output of the instruments used to produce them, but always are produced with the intention of creating a novel sonic environment. As such, there is not much that can be stated about the intentions or assumed directions of Heule/Shelton/Wick, as these intentions or directions may shift according to each different scenario. Certainly, though, Heule/Shelton/Wick is a trio of improvisors.

8pm to 10:30pm, Berkeley Arts - 2133 University Avenue - between Shattuck & Oxford

KTO Project at La Peña

Kelly Takunga Orphan: African, Middle Eastern & Funk Sound!
A 10-piece band for an unforgettable night of music- bring your dancing shoes! Salsa, merengue, and chilena rhythms, blend together with KTO’s african, middle eastern and funk sound!

$13 adv. $15 dr. 849-2568

8pm to 10pm,

John McCutcheon

$28.50 advance / $30.50 at door. 644-2020.

8pm, Freight and Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison

Shotgun Players - Woyzeck

music and lyrics by TOM WAITS & KATHLEEN BRENNAN
concept by ROBERT WILSON
based on the play by GEORG BÜCHNER
directed by MARK JACKSON
music directed by DAVID MÖSCHLER

With songs from Tom Waits' album Blood Money, this is a musical Shotgun can really sink its teeth into! Woyzeck is a young soldier just home from war. The hope of rekindled love with his sweetheart Marie, which sustained him in the trenches, begins to unravel as reality sets in upon his return. Profound and moving, the sweet tragedy of this piece makes for a cathartic and extraordinary night at the theater.

510-841-6500 -

8pm to 9:30pm, Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Avenue