Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Randy Hussong Open Gallery

Old Boots/New Work sculpture and prints

10am to 4pm, 2133 University Ave.

20th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Berkeley. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass; poets Brenda Hillman, Jane Mead, John Shoptaw; Malcolm Margolin (Heyday Books); Novella Carpenter, Farm City; Genny Lim with poetry and jazz; California Poets in the Schools students with poet-teachers John Oliver Simon and Maureen Hurley; also readings by Chris Olander, Kirk Lumpkin, Gerald Fleming, Mk Chavez, J. David Cummings, Maya Khosla, Theresa Whitehill; music by The Barry Finnerty Trio, River Village exhibits: books, literary and environmental organizations.

Strawberry Creek Walk at 10:00 am precedes the main event with poetry and natural history commentary, meet at Oxford and Center Streets, UC Berkeley.

All free admission. 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, presented by Poetry Flash and Ecology Center/Berkeley Farmers’ Market.

For information, contact (510) 525-5476,, or visit

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

Tribute to Ornette Coleman

Change of the Century - a musical tribute to Ornette Coleman
organized by Myles Boisen

7 outstanding local acts interpreting the music of Ornette Coleman!

Ornettology big band
led by Myles Boisen
featuring Steve Adams - saxes
Phillip Greenlief - saxes
Chris Grady - trumpet

Sheldon Brown Trio:
Sheldon Brown - saxes
Richard Saunders - acoustic bass
Vijay Anderson - drums

Steve Adams/ Scott Walton Duo:
Steve Adams - saxes/ flute
Scott Walton - acoustic bass

MiniWatt String Trio:
Myles Boisen - guitar
Jon Preuss - guitar
Joh Ettinger - violin

Steven Lugerner Quartet:
Steven Lugerner - Saxophone
Danny Lubin-Laden - Trombone
Matthew Wohl - Bass
Britt Ciampa - Drums

Rob Ewing/ Jason Levis Duo:
Rob Ewing - trombone
Jason Levis - drums

Jon Raskin - solo

4pm to 10pm, 2133 University

Eve Decker

$21 adv / $23 door. 644-2020.

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

Fourth Saturday Swing: Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines

8pm New Orleans swing dance lesson with Karen and Michael. $17/$13 student. 525-5054.

9pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702, United States