Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Join BCA members at a Progressive Town Meeting

Last November, for the 1st time in 3 decades, Berkeleyans elected a truly progressive majority to the City Council and a progressive mayor! Most of the folk pictured here were endorsed in November's election by BCA, and other progressive groups.

Come celebrate their/our victories with Berkeley Citizens Action and hear from them, ask questions, suggest ideas for specific actions, discuss plans. Berkeley can lead the nation!

Here are some progressive priorities for Berkeley...
* Build permanently affordable housing, prevent displacement
* End homelessness
* Assure fair, impartial and demilitarized police department, eliminate racial profiling, create an independent police commission.
* Achieve racial & social justice; end disparities in education, health & jobs
* Develop a citizen budget commission with teeth
* Support small businesses
* Make Berkeley the greenest, most sustainable city
* Feed and House low income UC students, make education affordable
* Structure a progressive UC long range development plan
* Build more resident voice in how the city is run

3pm to 5pm, South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street

The Band of Heathens

Tickets on sale Friday, 4/14 at 12:30 pm. $20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020.

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

DJ Shadow

Josh "DJ Shadow" Davis had already been experimenting with making beats and breaks on a four-track recorder while he was in high school in the Nor-Cal college town of Davis, but it was during university that he co-founded his own Solesides label as an outlet for his original tracks. Hooking up with Davis' few b-boys (including eventual Solesides artists Blackalicious and Lyrics Born) through the college radio station, Shadow began releasing the Hip-Hop Reconstruction mix tapes in 1991, eventually catching the attention of The Source magazine and Dave Funkenklein. Shadow was featured in the magazine's "Unsigned Hype" column in 1991, and Klein signed him to a production deal with Hollywood BASIC records. Concurrently, Shadow provided beats and scratches for Bay Area rapper Paris and was featured on his second album. In 1993, Shadow pressed his 17-minute beat-head symphony "Entropy." His tracks spread widely through the DJ-strong hip-hop underground, eventually reaching James Lavelle of Mo' Wax.

2016 is shaping up to be another action-packed year for the DJ, as he prepares to unveil a brand new album, embark on a supporting tour, and...tantalizingly...celebrate the 20-year anniversary of his seminal masterpiece, Endtroducing. Spending 7 months crafting his latest full-length LP, Shadow promises a dense album full of surprises. "I've loved every record I've made, but this one is special to me. It's a culmination of everything I've learned, and everything I love about music." Featuring guests ranging from Run The Jewels and Nils Frahm to UK jazz artist Matthew Halsall, The Mountain Will Fall was released June 24th, 2016 on Mass Appeal Records. Listen / purchase here:



8pm to 10pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue