Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Postal Heritage Day

100th Birthday of Berkeley’s Main Post Office
240th Birthday of the United States Post Office

Hear Peter Byrne, Author of Going Postal,
Comedian Mrs. T. Bill Banks, Music by Anna de Leon,
Occupella, Redd Welsh, Hali Hammer, and others

12 noon to 2pm, 2000 Allston Way @ Milvia Street

The East Bay Tax the Rich Rally

Take advantage of a day off to sing for peace.
Harry Brill, one of the indefatigable organizers of this ongoing protest sends these words:
“The East Bay Tax the Rich Rally Group will be holding an anti-war rally on Memorial Day, which is this Monday, May 25th. Memorial Day, as you know, is a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the armed forces.
The purpose of our Monday rally is to urge our government to cease its aggressive military activities and work toward building a peaceful, humane society.”

5pm to 6pm, Top of Solano Avenue, by the old Oaks Theater

Kallie Ciechomski, violist

NYC-based violist Kallie Ciechomski continues her West Coast solo tour with an evening of viola works written by composers who are women. The program features music by Joan Tower, Augusta Read Thomas, and Pauline Oliveros, plus an adaption of a 1,000 year old piece by Hildegard von Bingen. The centerpiece of this concert is a world premiere by Mariel Berger, which is a feminist counterpoint to the male-dominated classical world, and embodies female empowerment and pleasure.

San Francisco flutist Jessie Nucho opens with a set of music centered around nature.

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7:30pm to 9:30pm, 2133 University Avenue