Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

04/11/2018

Alexander Nevsky --Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Vasiliev

USSR, 1938, (170 mins)
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!
Eisenstein's first completed sound film has a score by Sergei Prokofiev to propel its tale of a thirteenth-century hero confronting foreign invaders.

Lecture:
Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.

Special admission:
General: $15;
BAMPFA members: $11;
UC Berkeley students: $7;
UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled persons, ages 65+ and 18 & under: $12

Apr 11, 3:10pm to 4:10pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley

Stitch 'n Bitch

Apr 11, 6pm to 9pm, Caffe on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo AVe., Berkeley

Purge This Land -- Lee Anne Schmitt

United States, 2017, (80 mins)
Weaving the story and letters of radical American abolitionist John Brown and the attack on Harper's Ferry with her own personal history, Lee Ann Schmitt uses her signature essay style to create a profound portrait of America .

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

Apr 11, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...Midori, Akira Tana and Calvin Keys

Our Berkeley neighbors and jazz colleagues at Jazz in the Neighborhood are hosting a weekly Jazz in the Neighborhood Residency in Rendon Hall in our new Jerry Fiddler Annex!
Midori, Akira Tana and Calvin Keys are featuried

Apr 11, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Celebrating 50 years with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater!

Cal Performances honors a partnership that began a half-century ago, in 1968, with the first UC Berkeley performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Now under the direction of Robert Battle, the company continues to make work that "feeds the soul," mining the artistic legacy of its founder, and nurturing a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey's own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform. "The current Ailey dancers inhabit Revelations as if it were freshly made, and perform it with irresistible élan" (The Guardian, London).

Program A (4/10, 4/14 MAT)
TALLEY BEATTY Stack-Up (1982) (music: various contemporary)
JAMAR ROBERTS Members Don't Get Weary (2017) (West Coast Premiere) (music: John Coltrane)
AILEY Revelations (1960) (music: various traditional spiritual)

Program B (4/11, 4/12, 4/15)
ROBERT BATTLE Mass (2004) (Company West Coast Premiere) (music: John Mackey)
BATTLE Ella (2008) (music: Ella Fitzgerald)
JAWOLE WILLA JO ZOLLAR Shelter (1988) (music: Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn)
BATTLE The Hunt (2001) (music: Les Tambours du Bronx)
AILEY Revelations (1960) (music: various traditional spiritual)

Program C (4/13, 4/14 EVE)
TWYLA THARP The Golden Section (1983) (music: David Byrne)
GUSTAVO RAMIREZ SANSANO Victoria (2017) (West Coast Premiere) (music: Michael Gordon)
BATTLE Ella (2008) (music: Ella Fitzgerald)
AILEY Revelations (1960) (music: various traditional spiritual)

$36-$135. 642-9988. cal performances.org

Apr 11, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Arlo Guthrie Re:Generation Tour (4/10/18)


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Arlo Guthrie's father Woody hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band, traveling the country and singing their songs together - Generations. The Re:Generation tour is the spirit of an American family making music together. Arlo's children Abe Guthrie and Sarah Lee Guthrie will be joining their dad to present music of the Guthrie Generations.
The father of the American protest song, Woody Guthrie hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band to travel the country and sing songs to the people. Woody built a legacy of activism that the Guthrie family continues to preserve with their leading voices in the current revolution against oppression and injustice. The Re:Generation Tour gives voice to the common folk with their characteristic honesty and humor through the power of community and song. Arlo and the Guthrie family aspire to represent hope for working families across this great nation.
Arlo Guthrie (born July 10, 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American folk singer-songwriter. Father of Abe Guthrie, Annie Guthrie, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Cathy Guthrie. Son of folk singer Woody Guthrie, brother of Nora Guthrie and grandfather of Krishna Guthrie.

Sarah Lee Guthrie
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Sarah Lee Guthrie (born February 17, 1979, Massachsetts, USA) is an American vocalist and guitarist. She is married to Johnny Irion and together they perform as a musical duo. Daughter of Arlo Guthrie, sister of Cathy Guthrie, Abe Guthrie and Annie Guthrie. Granddaughter of Woody Guthrie and niece of Nora Guthrie.

Abe Guthrie
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Abe Guthrie is an American keyboardist, vocalist, producer, engineer and graphic artist. Father of Krishna Guthrie and Serena Guthrie, son of Arlo Guthrie, brother of Cathy Guthrie, Annie Guthrie and Sarah Lee Guthrie. Grandson of Woody Guthrie and nephew of Nora Guthrie.

Apr 11, 8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Stu Allen and Mars Hotel

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz's Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead's vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia's music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals' tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead's commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

Apr 11, 8pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Four Now

Four Now are a quietly intense local jazz quartet on the rise, with members combining their various backgrounds in rock, Hawaiian and funk to create a truly unique sound.

http://fournowband.com

Apr 11, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

The Other Side of Everything -- Mila TurajliÄ++

France, Qatar, Serbia, 2017, (104 mins)
In 1945, Mila TurajliÄ++'s family apartment in Belgrade was divided and redistributed by the government; because of her mother's activism, they were spied on from the very rooms they used to own. In this film, mother and daughter reflect on their complicated personal and political histories.

Mila TurajliÄ++ In Person

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

Apr 11, 8:40pm to 9:40pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley