Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Community Music Day

Community Music Day is Crowden's annual FREE musical carnival for the entire family. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for a day of musical fun and exploration!

Kids and adults alike touch and learn to make sounds on the instruments of a symphony orchestra in our huge "Instrument Petting Zoo." San Francisco Chamber Orchestra performs Very First Concerts for wriggly toddlers, with repeat performances of "Big, Bold, Brass!" at 10:40, 11:20, and 12:00pm. The celebration also includes instrument making, class demos, and musical performances for kids, by kids throughout the day, including the San Francisco Girls Chorus and Crowden students! Try BBQ and baked goods, browse our music sale, visit the face painting booths, and more! Every child receives a special prize at Community Music Day. Please join us!

Community Music Day is free to all at Crowden Music Center. Crowden is wheel-chair accessible and near N. Berkeley BART.

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10am to 3pm, Crowden Music Center,1475 Rose Street,

Patchwork Series Children's Show: Justin Roberts

$10 adv / $12 door. 644-2020.

11am, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, United States

Theatre de la Ville, Paris: State of Siege

$48-$98. 642-9988.

3pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Olli Mustonen

$46. 642-9988. cal

3pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Evan Price CD Release with Special Guests

$20 adv / $24 door. 644-2020.

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

Josh Kornbluth: Ben Franklin: Unplugged

Josh Kornbluth and T1 Presents revives one of Josh's signature comic monologues to benefit the people of Puerto Rico.

Josh Kornbluth's comic monologue is one part historical mystery, one part academic revenge tale. Ben Franklin: Unplugged begins when Josh, while shaving one morning, has a realization: he looks just like Ben Franklin! His desperate attempt to turn this superficial similarity into a hit one-man show (along the lines of Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain Tonight!) leads him to do his own research into Franklin's life - and to uncover the deeply troubled relationship between Ben and his son William (who ended up opposing his father during the Revolution). By the time Ben Franklin: Unplugged reaches its exciting climax in the heavily guarded Franklin Papers at Yale - a university that had once cruelly rejected Josh - the present-day and historical threads have woven together into a comic, and suspenseful, tapestry.


7pm to 9pm, Live Oak Theater 1301 Shattuck Avenue