Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

03/26/2017

Soul Sanctuary Dance

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

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


Dunun Drum Workshop with Mabiba Baegne

$20. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

2pm to 3:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


Octopretzel

$6 Kids / $8 Adults . 525-5054. www.ashkenz.com

3pm to 4:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Created by Filter Theatre in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company. $76. 642-9988. www.calperformances.org

3pm, Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA


National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Verdi, Prokofiev, Shostakovich. $38-$76. www.calperformances.org. 642-9988.

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


The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol

Faye Carol is one of the premier vocalists of her time. Her unique style and gift of connecting with her audience is astonishing. This Bay Area living legend is a recipient of countless awards and honors inducing 2014 Bay Area Jazz Hero Award, 2016 City of Berkeley Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015 induction into the Oakland Blues Walk of Fame, and four Cabaret Gold Awards.

After beginning her career with gospel music, Ms. Carol was an integral part of Oakland's innovative funk scene in the 1960s and later went on to form her own trio. She soon built a reputation as a daringly versatile and consistently creative vocal stylist arranging standards and popular songs in her own unique way.

She has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Albert King, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Billy Higgins, Charles Brown, Bobby Hutchinson and Pharaoh Sanders. Now established as a world-class artist at the top of her craft, she continues to dazzle and delight audiences at home and beyond. She will be accompanied by Joe Warner on piano.

"Faye Carol is one of the greatest singers on the planet...There is nobody singing the blues and jazz like she is." - Charles Brown

Tickets are $20
Information: 510.654.3808

5pm to 6pm, The Back Room 1984 Bonita Avenue


Mouths of Babes

Featuring Ty Greenstein (Girlyman) & Ingrid Elizabeth (Coyote Grace). $20 adv / $22 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org

7pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States


Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine with Māhealani Uchiyama

$15. 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com

7pm to 10pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States


"Road to Aacheron"

Road to Aacheron, a creation by composer, saxophonist, producer Rent Romus, is an original work of odd avant-garde musical suspense and mystery inspired by the writers of fantastic fiction of the 1930's. The project features musicians and vocalists from the improvisation, experimental and theatrical music communities interweaving abstract film.

Featuring film by Michael Mersereau
with Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir

Aria performances by
Dean Santomieri, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Life's Blood Ensemble
Joshua Marshall - tenor saxophone, Rent Romus - alto saxophone, Mark Clifford - vibraphone, Heikki Koskinen - e-trumpet, Timothy Orr - drums & percussion, Max Judelson - double bass, Safa Shokrai - double bass, Amber Lamprecht - oboe, Erika Oba - flute, CJ Borosque - percussion, David Leikam - moog synthesizer

Cardew Choir
Bob Marsh, Dean Santomieri, Eric Theise, Jaime Robles, David Samas
guest vocalists: Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

Door: $12-$40 sliding scale

8pm to 10pm, Finnish Kaleva Hall at 1970 Chestnut St,