Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Beuys - Andres Veiel


Andres Veiel,
(107 mins)

East Bay Theatrical Premiere
This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.

4pm to 6pm, Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley

Winter Light - Ingmar Bergman

Winter Light

Ingmar Bergman,
(130 mins)
The central film in Bergman's "God trilogy" features Gunnar Björnstrand as a pastor haunted by God's silence. With Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin.

7pm to 9:30pm, Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley

Jean Fineberg & JAZZphoria

Direct from her month-long music composition residency at the Studios of Key West, Jean brings this exciting new octet to the Jazzschool. Focusing on original music, much of it composed and arranged in Key West, the group plays "Dance Beat Jazz," with four horn arrangements up front and a grooving rhythm section in back. The group will showcase old and new compositions by the members.
Band Members and Instruments: Jean Fineberg - tenor sax /flute; Tiffany Carrico - trumpet; Marina Garza - trumpet; Carolyn Walter - baritone sax/flute; Erika Oba - keyboards/flute; Nancy Wenstrom - guitar, Susanne DiVincenzo - bass; Lance Dresser - drums

8pm to 9pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory
2040 Addison Street, Berkeley


SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958

8pm to 10pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley



The legendary group Altan has stood at the pinnacle of Irish traditional music for nearly 35 years. With fiddle and voice expertly accented by guitar, bouzouki, and accordion, Altan weaves a powerful sound that frolicks through all the corners of the Irish musical tradition. Their 2018 album The Gap of Dreams explores otherworldly themes while invigorating the deeply rooted sounds with a profoundly new and fresh energy.

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

Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band - CD Release Party!

Join us for this historic, educational and highly entertaining show!

~ The Prohibition Mob Band pays homage to Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Band early recordings ~

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time: she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America. Performing tunes reminiscent of Satchmo, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and more, this group is a festival favorite. With a Downbeat Magazine "Best Album" listing for 2015's Bathtub Gin, My Heart Belongs To Satchmo will be released March 5, 2018 on the Blujazz label. The record features John R. Burr, Sam Bevan (bass), Deszon Claiborne (drums), Rich Armstrong, Sheldon Brown, Mike Rinta, and Matt Baxter.

This show will feature John R. Burr (piano), Simon Planting (bass), Alan Hall (drums), Rich Armstrong (cornet/trumpet), and Mike Rinta (trombone).

8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

David Kim, piano

SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958

*Note: actual end time may vary.*

8pm to 9pm, Hertz Concert Hall