Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Temescal Farmers' Market

Apr 1, 9am to 1pm, 5300 Claremont Ave, Oakland CA 94618

Soul Sanctuary Dance

Family-friendly Freestyle Community Dance. Come dance freely every Sunday morning at Soul Sanctuary Dance. No admission fee / 100% volunteer produced.

Soul Sanctuary Dance is a welcoming and inclusive all-ages community freestyle/ecstatic/shoes optional dance that supports free expression, community, physical and emotional health, and a spirit of generosity. We dance to an irresistible eclectic blend of world music, funk, house, soul, electro swing, positive hip hop, reggae, dance classics, jazz, blues, electronica, and other music to free mind, body and soul.

Organic fruit for all after the dance.
The dance is completely organized and run by volunteers.
Wheelchair accessible. No scented products please. Shoes optional.

The dance is a generosity and donation-based event. We don't charge a fee for admission. Instead, we post this message at the welcome table: "Your dance today at Soul Sanctuary Dance is a gift from those who have made donations to the dance, and from the volunteers who organize and produce the dance. We invite you to pay this generosity forward for future dancers, in whatever amount or manner you choose, so that we can continue to keep this chain of gifts alive."

Apr 1, 11am to 1pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Saturday Storytime at Books Inc. Berkeley

Join Books Inc. Berkeley for Storytime! Every Sunday at noon. (Ages 3+)

Apr 1, 1pm to 2pm, Books Inc. 1491 Shattuck Ave Berkeley

Women Drummers International Presents: Drum Sunday

Event at 1 pm in the Back Studio

Tickets are $25 - $10 (sliding scale) / Under 12 yrs free
No one turned away for lack of funds

Drum Sundays are drumming workshops presented on the first Sunday of every month by one of our FANTASTIC MAESTRA DRUMMERS from Born To Drum.

Classes are open to ALL LEVELS. There will be a limited number of drums to borrow on a first come first serve basis.

Workshop from MABIBA BAEGNE, Dunun Drums and Rhythms from West Africa

Apr 1, 1pm to 3pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Cuban Rumba Jam

Free/Donations Encouraged
The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage attendees to donate online to ensure that we keep this community event alive!
Folkloric Afro-Cuban Rhythm & Dance Every 1st & 3rd Sunday!
Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.

Apr 1, 3pm to 5pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

The Magician - Ingmar Bergman

,Sweden, 1958, (100 mins) 35mm Print
With Max von Sydow as a nineteenth-century mesmerist, "Bergman's chilling exploration of charlatanism is in fact one of his most genuinely enjoyable films . . . much of [it] devoted to wittily ironic sideswipes at bourgeois hypocrisy" (Time Out).

Apr 1, 4:30pm to 6:40pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States

Larry Stefl

Apr 1, 5pm to 7pm, Caffé on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

A World Redrawn: Eisenstein and Brecht in Hollywood (90 mins)

Experimental filmmaker Zoe Beloff revisits the Hollywood exile of two revolutionaries-Sergei Eisenstein and Bertolt Brecht-in an illustrated presentation and a trilogy of short films. At BAMPFA In Person Zoe Beloff Preceding the screening, Beloff delivers a short presentation entitled "A World Redrawn."

Apr 1, 7pm to 8:30pm,

Sam's Corner

Join Sam Rudin, the owner and creator of The Back Room (and yes, some of you know him as Hurricane Sam), for an evening of piano wizardry.

Joining Sam tonight for an evening of mostly classic jazz is the great saxophonist Noel Jewkes, and his good friend, the wonderful singer Kay Kostopoulis. Noel is the dean of Bay Area horn players, and tonight is the first step toward seeing if we can put together a regular series, perhaps a residency, anchored by Noel, featuring Kay, and other singers, and attracting some of the great players in the area to sit in. And speaking of that, the East Bay's indispensable bass player, Aaron Germain, will be joining in as well.

Apr 1, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley