4pm to 5pm, Elmwood Theater 2966 College Ave.
Berkeley Chamber Performances presents the Alexander String Quartet with pianist Gwendolyn Mok performing Mozart's String Quartet in B-flat major, "Prussian," K 589; Benjamin Britten's String Quartet no. 1 in D major, Op. 25 and Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Quintet in g minor, Op. 57. Known for their elegant phrasing and crystalline musicality, the ASQ4 will perform two gems of the Classical and 20th Century eras and will be joined by pianist extraordinaire Gwendolyn Mok in Shostakovich's towering quintet. Hosted reception for all follows the concert.
$30; free to students through high school; $15 for higher ed students.
8pm to 9pm, Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue
$30 adv / $35 door. 644-2020. www.thefreight.org
8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
$12. Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8:00 pm; 525-5054. www.ashkenaz.com
8:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA, United States