Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


"Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman"

A memoir by Matilda Rabinowitz with commentary and original drawings by artist Robbin Légère Henderson. Rabinowitz (1887-1963) immigrated to the United States from Ukraine at the age of thirteen. Radicalized by her experience in sweatshops, she became an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World from 1912 to 1917 and wrote a regular column "On the Left" for the Socialist Newsletter in Los Angeles. Matilda's granddaughter, Robbin Légère Henderson illustrates Rabinowitz's life and journey in black-and white-scratchboard drawings. This memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women as they rejected intellectual and social restrictions to seek political and economic equality.
Join Robbin Henderson (former BAC Director) for a reading.

open to the public

6pm to 7pm, Berkeley Art Center, Walnut Street,

Tongues Untied

Marlon Riggs, 1989

"Black men loving black men is the revolutionary act," Marlon Riggs asserts with his experimental, poetic, erotic, fiercely proud, and highly influential personal documentary. With Richard O. Moore's 1963 record of James Baldwin's visit to San Francisco, Take This Hammer..

Introduction by Damon Young

7pm to 8:30pm, BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street

An Evening with Asleep at the Wheel

$40 adv / $44 door. 644-2020.

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

Tish Hinojosa at the Backroom

Tish Hinojosa is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. Hinojosa's blend of folk, country, Latino, and pop has an undeniable far-reaching appeal, garnering her accolades such as a White House concert at the invitation of President and Mrs. Clinton, and teaming up with artists such as Joan Baez, Booker T. Jones, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Seeger, and Dwight Yoakam.
She has recorded as an independent artist as well as for A&M, Warner Bros, and Rounder Records, and has been a featured artist on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and other NPR programs.

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: 510-654-3808.

8pm to 9pm, The Back Room 1984 Bonita Ave