Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Soul Sanctuary Dance

Family-friendly Freestyle Community Dance. Come dance freely every Sunday morning at Soul Sanctuary Dance. No admission fee. 525-5054.

11am to 1pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

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

Works by Schumann. $42. 642-9988.

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

$36-$46. 642-9988.

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

Clerestory - GEMINI

Clerestory presents:

This spring, Clerestory shares a program we're very excited about. GEMINI: Music for Double Choirs explores the kaleidoscopic sounds of twin choruses through the centuries. Composers have used pairs of four-voice choirs to fill the most vast of spaces: the great Spanish catedrales for which Victoria, Vivanco and Guerrero composed Song of Songs motets, and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, where Giovanni da Palestrina's profound setting of Stabat Mater was heard during his life. You'll hear all these, as well as double-choir pieces by the modern composers Benjamin Britten, Steven Sametz, James MacMillan, and Paul Crabtree. Clerestory's voices will combine in every permutation to illuminate this music that's both intricate and otherworldly.

The performance will run just over an hour with no intermission.


Contact: Justin Montigne

4pm to 5:30pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way

Ashkenaz Cultural Treasures Gala

$40. Ashkenaz celebrates its 44th anniversary with a one-night festival of world music, our first Cultural Treasures gala, honoring six of our favorite and most dedicated Bay Area-based world artists who call the Ashkenaz stage their home: Nigerian bandleader Babá Ken Okulolo, members of the Caribbean Allstars, Balkan dance band Ã%dessa, the dancers of Katherine Kunhiraman's company Kalanjali: Dances of India, blues and Cajun fiddler-singer Suzy Thompson & Friends, and international dancer-choreographer Yaelisa with Caminos Flamencos. 525-5054.

6:30pm to 8:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States

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.

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