Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

04/08/2018

The Cause // White Lighter // GEZAN (jpn) // Slutzville //AotH

GEZAN (Punk rock n' roll from Japan!) https://jusangatsu.bandcamp.com/
+ LOCALS:
The Cause
White Lighter
Official Slutzville
Hooligans
ALL AGES. Doors 7:30pm // tunes $10 + $2 Membership Safe(r) Space Venue

12 midnight, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley


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."

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


Un traductor - Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso

Canada, Cuba, 2018, (108 mins)
Bringing to light a little-known piece of Cuban history, this moving and understated medical drama set in 1989 Havana tells the story of a Russian teacher drafted to serve as a translator for children from Chernobyl. Westworld's Rodrigo Santoro stars.
In Person: Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso

General admission: $16;
BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13;
Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15.

12:30 noon to 1:30pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley


Woody Guthrie Sing-Along with Robin Flower & Libby McLaren

This event is free with reservation.
Reservations are limited to 2 tickets per person.

Robin Flower & Libby McLaren

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Robin Flower is a wildly creative musician. Her technical expertise on mandolin, guitar, and fiddle results in great romps through her own original instrumental compositions, songs and traditional fiddle music. Robin has been an innovator, moving convincingly through a myriad of styles resulting in music that is hauntingly beautiful as well as intellectually challenging.

In the fall of 1983, Libby joined the acclaimed sister act "The Roches". Playing keyboards and singing a 4th harmony, she toured and recorded with them for 5 years. With The Roches, she appeared on The Tonight Show, The Dick Cavett Show, The Late Show with Joan Rivers, as well as a myriad of radio shows across the US and Canada. In the late 80's and early 90's, Libby toured with Ronnie Gilbert, from the renowned "Weavers" folk group of the 40's and 50's. She played piano and sang harmonies with Ronnie's beautiful voice. They performed as a duo for many years, crisscrossing the US and Canada, singing and playing for audiences who were thrilled to be hearing the songs and stories of Ronnie Gilbert, their "Folk Hero." 1986 found Libby moving back home to California where she met Robin Flower, her musical collaborator and life partner. They began a life long musical journey together that continues successfully and joyfully to this day.

1pm to 2pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley


Smetana's "The Bartered Bride" Pocket Opera

Will true love prevail? Which is better, love or money? And what about that bear?
Don't miss San Francisco's venerable Pocket Opera when they present Bedřich Smetana's comic opera, The Bartered Bride. Our stellar cast of vocalists will be joined by Łowiczanie Folk Dance Ensemble to bring to life the story of the young woman Mařenka who is in love with Jeník, but her parents want her to marry Vašek, who has been presented by the marriage broker, Kecal. Dancing, drinking, a traveling circus, mistaken identities, and a bear bring this delightful three-act opera to a festive conclusion. Who will Mařenka marry?!
Our cast includes:
Lindsay Roush as Mařenka
Patrick Hagan as Jeník
Don Hoffman as Kecal
Sam Faustine as Vašek
Jonathan Spencer as Krusina
Valentina Osinski as Ludmilla
Julio Ferrari as Micha
Deborah Rosengaus as Háta
Kathryn Benedicto as Esmerelda
Craig Knudsen as the Ringmaster
and Wayne Wong as the Indian
with:
Production by: Nicolas Aliaga Garcia
Costumes by: Mary Kay Stuvland
Props/Sets by: Daniel Yelen
Music Direction by: Frank Johnson
Choreography by: Mary Kay Stuvland
With a libretto by Karel Sabina that has been translated into English by Pocket Opera founder Donald Pippin, The Bartered Bride is generally regarded as a major contribution towards the development of Czech music. It was composed during the period 1863 to 1866, and first performed at the Provisional Theatre, Prague, in a two-act format with spoken dialogue. The opera was not immediately successful, and was revised and extended in the following four years. In its final version, premiered in 1870, it rapidly gained popularity and eventually became a worldwide success.
Czech national opera until this time had been represented only by minor, rarely performed works. This opera, Smetana's second, was part of his quest to create a truly Czech operatic genre. Smetana's musical treatment made considerable use of traditional Bohemian dance forms such as the polka and furiant, and although he largely avoided the direct quotation of folksong he nevertheless created music considered by Czechs to be quintessentially Czech in spirit.
Email: info@pocketopera.org Price Range: $44 to $50 Tickets: 415.972.8934

2pm to 5pm,


Crisis - Ingmar Bergman

Sweden, 1946, (93 mins)
The seductions and disillusionments of city life play counterpoint to provincial goodness in this morality tale of a young daughter pulled between the worlds of her two mothers.

Screening in Theater 2;
regular film ticket prices apply

3pm to 4:33pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley


Dan Zemelman


Dan Zemelman Solo

For the first time in a LONG time, Dan Zemelman will be performing a live solo piano concert. What better place than the Maybeck Studio concert space?

Come and listen to (new) original compositions, improvisational journeys, songs by the great American songbook composers, and lush chords on the beautiful Yamaha C7 grand piano.

Dan's ability to combine technique and a deep knowledge of music with heart, soul and spirit captures the essence of jazz.

This is a rare chance to catch Dan playing a live solo piano concert. Don't miss it!

This concert is $20 General Admission

Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here.

3pm to 5pm, Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave, Berkeley


Chamber Music Sundaes

Charming Chamber Music performed by members of the San Francisco Symphony including piano duo by Ravel.

Program
Mozart Violin Sonata K. 305
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Brahms Trio for Piano and Strings, Op8
Performers
Florin Parvelescu, violin
Nicholas Dold, piano
Samantha Cho, piano
David Goldblatt, cello

Email: betty@chambermusicsundaes.org Price Range: $11-$28 Tickets: 415-753-2792

3pm to 4pm,


Seattle Symphony; Ludovic Morlot, conductor

SIBELIUS
The Oceanides

BRITTEN
Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS
Become Ocean

$38-$98. 642-9988. cal performances.org

3pm to 5pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus


Dan Zemelman

3pm to 5pm, Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave, Berkeley


A Man of Integrity Mohammad - Rasoulof

Iran, 2017, (118 mins)
Power struggles and moral compromises feed an escalating conflict when an uncompromising fish farmer clashes with his neighbor and a powerful company that sets its sights on his land.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes.
General admission: $16;
BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13;
Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15.

3:15pm to 5:15pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley


The Jones Gang

The high-octane Americana band, The Jones Gang, is like a VW van with 310,000 miles rolling out of the shop, but is still truckin'.

The Jones Gang is a collection of misfits and malcontents who, like a Hippie Transformer, assemble into something much greater than the sum of its parts. The group is an insane collection of Rock, Funk (Motown and Louisiana), Gospel, Blues, Folk and Country musicians with experience that spans from the Beau Brummels to Oral Roberts, with detours into Johnny Adams and Peter Rowan.

The band covers a musical history the size of the United States of America, all this and more in a tight and soulful style. The Gang includes Travis Jones, the Soul Mountain, on lead vocals; Henry Salvia, the Motor City Misfit, on the piano; Josh Zucker on bass; Peter Tucker (the only drummer officially approved by the Northern California Bluegrass society); and Sean Allen, the Master of the Telecaster, on lead guitar and lap steel.Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

4pm to 5:30pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley


The Pete Malinverni Trio

The Pete Malinverni Trio presents a program derived from their most recent recording, "Heaven," which features songs of the spirit expressed in Malinverni's own, original jazz language, but based in the tradition. Band Members and Instrumentation: Pete Malinverni, piano; John Wiitala, bass; Akira Tana, drums
Artist Website: https://pete-malinverni.squarespace.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526336827

4:30pm to 5:30pm, California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison St, Berkeley


Electric Squeezebox Orchestra (CJC Resident Artists)

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra (CJC Resident Artists) The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra (CJC Resident Artists) is a 17-piece big band led by Erik Jekabson and features many of the best players and arrangers in the Bay Area! They will be appearing in Rendon Hall every Sunday through June at 5:30 pm with a different student group opening .

4:30pm to 6:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley


Easter // Detroit Red // Decal // Yes Devil

EASTER (LA Punk)
DETROIT RED
DECAL
YES DEVIL
ALL AGES. doors 5:30pm // show $8 + $2 membership safe(r) space venue: no drugs, alcohol, or bigoted behavior

5pm to 6pm, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley


Dr. Squeez and the Hugz

5pm to 7pm, Caffe on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo, Berkeley


Marimba Workshop with Sheree Seretse and members of Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

RHYTHMS AND MELODIES OF ZIMBABWE Come learn the exhilarating rhythms and melodies of the marimba. These danceable and infectious sounds are from the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The ensemble of marimbas provides an orchestral experience like no other. The deep gut felt sounds of the bass will provide the backbone of the ensemble, the sopranos drives the melodies and tenors and baritones will provide delicious compliment. If you can move your wrists and have ears you can learn how to play. Classes will be geared to experience level. Come join the fun. ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Sheree Seretse, Director of the Anzanga, Shumba Youth and Zambuko Marimba Ensembles has been teaching, studying and performing for over 40 years. Affectionately known as "mama marimba", Sheree's passion and drive for Zimbabwean Marimba music shines through the five recordings she has produced and numerous other recordings on which she made appearanc

Sheree received her initial training through renowned musician and composer Dumisani "Dumi" Maraire. She has facilitated many workshops around the country and has toured extensively around the globe.

Sheree believes that marimba music is accessible to everyone.

Event at 5:30 pm in the Back Studio
Ticket are $20 - LIMIT of 12 People
Buy Tickets Here

5:30pm to 7:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA


Easter // Detroit Red // Decal // Yes Devil

doors 5:30pm // show $8 + $2 membership safe(r) space venue: no drugs, alcohol, or bigoted behavior 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley

6pm to 7pm, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA, United States


The Shape of a Surface: Experimental Shorts

(62 mins)
In this diverse program showcasing the film medium itself, history and the world are reframed. Featuring works by arc, Stephanie Barber, Paul Clipson, Nazli Dincel, Jim Jennings, Pablo Mazzolo, Alee Peoples, and Jennifer Separzadeh.
General admission: $16;
BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13;
Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15.

6pm to 7pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley


Heart of Rock and Roll Series: Freestone Peaches - A Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band

Allman Brothers Band tribute Freestone Peaches captures the feel, excitement and raw energy of the Allman Brothers Band live in concert. The SF Bay Area based band is comprised of veteran jam, jazz, blues, rock, country and Allman Brothers Band enthusiasts.

Freestone Peaches features:
Ned Patchett on lead/slide guitar (Duane Allman)
Jeff Faust on bass (Berry Oakley)
Michael Berry on lead guitar (Dickey Betts)
Mark Corsolini on drums (Butch Trucks)
John Hanrahan on drums (Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson)
Jefferson Bergey on vocals (Gregg Allman)
Paul Rustigian on B3/keyboards (Gregg Allman)


Doors at 6:00 pm; Show at 6:30pm
Buy Tickets on EVENTBRITE
Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 at the Door

6:30pm to 8:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley


Heart of Rock and Roll Series: Freestone Peaches - A Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band

Allman Brothers Band tribute Freestone Peaches captures the feel, excitement and raw energy of the Allman Brothers Band live in concert. The SF Bay Area based band is comprised of veteran jam, jazz, blues, rock, country and Allman Brothers Band enthusiasts.

Freestone Peaches features:
Ned Patchett on lead/slide guitar (Duane Allman)
Jeff Faust on bass (Berry Oakley)
Michael Berry on lead guitar (Dickey Betts)
Mark Corsolini on drums (Butch Trucks)
John Hanrahan on drums (Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson)
Jefferson Bergey on vocals (Gregg Allman)
Paul Rustigian on B3/keyboards (Gregg Allman)

Doors at 6:00 pm; Show at 6:30pm
Buy Tickets on EVENTBRITE
Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 at the Door

6:30pm to 8:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley


Marc Cohn with The Empty Pockets

Marc Cohn
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After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis," Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller's pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

The Empty Pockets
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Sincerity, pathos and powerhouse vocals. The Empty Pockets' often cerebral and sometimes playful indie rock sound is built upon a strong foundation of the timeless Americana, Blues, and Soul that came before them. An old-school sensibility showcased by multiple lead singers, rich harmonies, and skilled instrumentalists sets "bandmates Josh Solomon, Erika Brett, Nate Bellon and Danny Rosenthal, members of polished yet rootsy Chicago outfit Empty Pockets" apart (Rolling Stone).

The box office is open 12:30pm-7pm (excluding holidays) and during all performances.
Box Office Phone: (510) 644-2020

7pm to 8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley


First Reformed - Paul Schrader

United States, 2017, (112 mins)
A minister finds newfound meaning and reawakened desire when a lovely parishioner seeks his counsel in this film from legendary writer/director Paul Schrader. With memorable performances by Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric the Entertainer.
Paul Schrader In Person

General admission: $16;
BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13;
Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15.

8pm to 10pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley


Jack Tempchin's Peaceful Easy Feeling 45th Anniversary Tour

"He's a great songwriter. He paints pictures with simple words. He's just really good at it."
-Don Henley

Jack Tempchin is perhaps best known for his five multi-platinum Eagles songs, two of which are on the RIAA Certified Best-Selling Album of the 20th Century, Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975. Jack's "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone" (co-written with Rob Strandlund), are also featured in the recent History of the Eagles documentary by Alex Gibney. Other cuts are on Hell Freezes Over and Long Road Out Of Eden.

During the Eagles 14-year "vacation," Jack Tempchin took the Don Henley seat next to Glenn Frey, as well as co-wrote radio hits for Glenn Frey's solo career, including "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong to The City" from the Miami Vice TV soundtrack. Other Tempchin tunes have been covered and/or sung by George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, Glen Campbell, Chris Hillman, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Randy Meisner, Tom Rush, Kate Wolf, Richie Havens, Dave Edmunds, Vince Gill and My Morning Jacket. Tempchin also had a Top 10 hit with rocker Johnny Rivers: "Slow Dancing Swayin' To The Music."

For 2018, Jack continues his PEACEFUL EASY FEELING 45th Anniversary Tour with a new album: Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Songs Of Jack Tempchin, out now on Blue Elan Records. Jack pays tribute to partner and pal Glenn Frey with his own version of a dozen popular tracks they wrote together. It features special guest vocalists Rita Coolidge, Janiva Magness, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. Learn more about Jack Tempchin at www. PeacefulEasyFeeling.com

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

8pm to 9:30pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley


The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival
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The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California.

Dustbowl just recorded their fourth studio album with Grammy Award winning producer (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy's) and Flogging Molly founding member Ted Hutt, to come out on Signature Sounds this summer. While the band launched with an old-time style and deeper bluegrass roots (a fateful Craigslist ad got it all started), they recently departed toward a more modern soul sound, still with their mixture of New Orleans swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock. The soul-dipped first single of their new collaboration, came out on a 45 with a music video in the end of 2016, with a premiere via Relix Magazine.

Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section - opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for "Never Had to Go", which garnered over 10 million cumulative views.

A new album drops this summer and Dustbowl is ready to bring their newest sound - the place where funk and folk meet - to a bigger audience.

Shook Twins
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Identical twins Laurie and Katelyn Shook play their unique style of quirky Folk throughout the Northwest USA and beyond. Venue Information:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/

8pm to 10pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, near Downtown Berkeley BART, Berkeley


CNMAT Users Group presents: scapegoat

scapegoat is an experimental saxophone and percussion duo. Close creative collaboration and multi-media projects form the basis of their pursuit for artistic innovation and expression. Read more at http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu/events/cnmat-users-group-presents-scapegoat

8pm to 10pm, 1750 Arch St.
Berkeley, CA