Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks: Opening Reception

The David Brower Center is pleased to present
Common Ground in the Hazel Wolf Gallery this summer.

To celebrate the centennial of the National Park System, and to
highlight the centrality of art in advocacy for the natural world, the Brower Center asked Bay Area artists to reflect on national parks and what they mean to us. Common Ground features the work of twenty local artists who have
found inspiration and meaning in our parklands.

Free; $10 Suggested Donation

6:30pm to 8:30pm, Brower Center Allston Way

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

$32 adv / $36 door. 644-2020.

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

Play or Die 2016: Concert #4

opening: Larry Ochs - Jason Hoopes (bass) - Jordan Glenn (drums)
2nd set: Satoko Fujii (piano) - Kappa Maki (trumpet) - Gino Robair drums, electronics
3rd shorter set = one extended sextet piece

"Play or Die": a call to action by Anthony Braxton in the seventies. We're still in agreement. Improvised music has to be heard live to be best appreciated! AND musicians practicing this rugged discipline must perform to a live audience as often as possible in order to evolve, in order to feed the mind.

This will be the first concert of the the 2016 Play or Die series to take place in the East Bay. Celebrating the return to the Bay Area of the historically important Japanese improvisers Satoko Fujii and Kappa Maki, who will be joined by local great Gino Robair. Opening for them: Larry Ochs hooks up for the first time ever with the Bay Area rhythm and noise section of Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn. Following those two 30-minute sets, the trios will join together to perform one extended sextet piece "designed" by Ochs, who has played and recorded with Fujii and Maki since 2009 when sat in with and then joined "Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core".

Cosponsored by Center for New Music San Francisco

8pm to 10pm, 2133 University Ave.