Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar



Robert Calonico, director
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
HOLST First Suite in Eb Major
LAURIDSEN arr. Reynolds O Magnum Mysterium
IVES Variations on "America"

Mar 7, 12 noon to 1pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley

New Play Reading Series: "Natural Women" by Aparna Nambiar

A play about a relationship between mothers and siblings, Natural Women explores the habits of love and heartbreak we learn from family. In a house overcast with clouds of met and unmet desires, the three children of a straying mother and cuckolded father navigate their relationship with each other, with ultimately tragic consequences. Taking crucial plot points from mythical Greek stories, the play recasts well known mythic characters -the web-spinning Ariadne, the naive and ultimately corrupted Phaedra, the monstrous Minotaur and the ever-heroic Theseus, as archetypes for contemporary characters working through the quandaries of the human heart.

Join us for a free reading of the play Natural Women by Berkeley graduate student Aparna Nambiar, followed by a discussion with the playwright and Toshi Pau, the director. Presented by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.

Mar 7, 5pm to 7pm, B4 Dwinelle Hall

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...VNote Ensemble

Our Berkeley neighbors and jazz colleagues at Jazz in the Neighborhood are launching a weekly Jazz in the Neighborhood night in Rendon Hall at the Jerry Fiddler Annex! Check out this weekly showcase of local jazz talent!.

Mar 7, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory, 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku, Jr., Led Kaapana, Jeff Peterson

Masters of Hawaiian Music, George Kahumoku, Jr., Led Kaapana, Jeff Peterson

George Kahumoku, Jr.
There's a reason he's been called Hawaii's Renaissance man: George Kahumoku Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award & Hoku Award winning master slack key guitarist, songwriter, world-traveling performer, high school and college teacher, artist and sculptor, storyteller and writer, farmer and entrepreneur.

Led Kaapana

A master of the slack key guitar and National Heritage Fellow, LED KAAPANA has been one of Hawaii's most influential musicians for four decades. His mastery of stringed instruments, his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and 'ukulele, and his extraordinary baritone to leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend and earned him multiple Na Hōkū Awards.

Jeff Peterson

Jeff Peterson is one of the most versatile musicians in the Hawaiian music scene today. Specializing in Slack Key, Classical, and Jazz guitar, he has contributed to two Grammy Award-winning recordings and has been honored with eight Na Hōkū Hanohano Awards in Hawaii.

Mar 7, 8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Eva Yerbabuena Company: Ay!

$30-$68. 642-9988. cal

Mar 7, 8pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus