Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

04/15/2018

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


Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable -- Sasha Waters Freyer,

United States, 2018, (90 mins)
This gorgeous and lively look at Garry Winogrand and his work uses still images, home movie footage, and revelatory, recently discovered audio recordings to illustrate why many consider him to be the foremost photographer of post-World War II America.

In Person Sasha Waters Freyer Geoff Dyer

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

1pm to 2pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley


String Quartet Sundays ~ featuring "The Town"

1pm to 2pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley


Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island New Translations by Jeffrey Thomas Leong

This book is the first new English translation in almost 40 years of the Angel Island Chinese wall poetry and takes readers through the deep anger, sorrow, and loneliness felt by detainees at the Immigration Station between 1910-1940. Sequenced to narrate the detainee experience, the poems tell of arrival, long detentions, medical exams, political outrage, and for some, deportation. Readers will also learn the nuances of literary translation and about a critical period of American immigrant history, so essential to our contemporary policy debates.

1:30pm to 2:30pm, Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2066 University Ave, Berkeley


BAAM // April Edition

BAAM, the Bay Area Arts Mixer, is a monthly live Music & Art event in Berkeley, CA which aims to bring together artists across many platforms with the intention of support and collaboration. —————--
~* BAAM! *~ April Edition
2PM - 8PM at 924 Gilman Music (in progress): 2:30-2:50 Honey & the Emperor
3:00-3:20 Eu4ic
3:30-3:50 Paislienne
4:00-4:30 Seth & Erma
4:45-5:15 Midnight Sun
5:30-6:00 TBD
6:15-6:45 Go Away Robot
7:00-7:30 Snowmen of the Summer
Artists! (in Progress):
El Maldito (Illustration)
Dani Robison (Stained Glass)
D'Arcy Beltrand Kaitlin McSweeny (paintings)
Brianna Jansen-Salvidar
Jeremiah Zeier (Illustration/Animation)
Madelyn Covey (painting)
Cricket Ulrich (Painting/Stained Glass)
Live Video/Photography by the Ever-Wonderful: John Lendved (Video)
Leah VonEhrenhook (Photography)
Cost: Suggested Donation $ at door. $2 for one-time annual membership for 924 Gilman Cash for: concessions that support 924 Gilman and *BAAM!* supporting, popcorn bar ðY¿ Come support artists and musicians in the Bay Area!

2pm to 8pm, 924 Gilman ST, 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.

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


Paper Sons: A Memoir Book Talk with Dickson Lam

Paper Sons: A Memoir is a father-son story set in a multiracial public housing project in a pre-gentrified San Francisco. Lam's memoir puts a fresh twist on the Asian American immigrant family narrative. Think Maxine Hong Kingston meets Junot Diaz. He explores how his father's abuse impacted his family, as he came of age in a gritty and rarely seen San Francisco, transforming himself from a teenage graffiti writer to a high school teacher working with troubled youth.

"What a superb, moving, tough, and courageous memoir. Lam has given us the gift of his heart."
--Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize winner

3pm to 4pm, Eastwind Books of Berkeley, 2066 University Ave, Berkeley


A Ship Bound for India -- Ingmar Bergman

Sweden, 1947, (98 mins)
A salvage boat provides the claustrophobic but fascinating space for a narrative of filial revolt against an overbearing father in Bergman's waterfront noir, reminiscent of Marcel Carné's French films.

3pm to 4pm,


For Young Adults: Elizabeth Partridge

Join National Book Award finalist, Betsy Partridge for the launch of Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam.
Young adult readers (ages 12 and up) will find astounding echoes of what they see in the new now: youthy led politcal activism, questions of racism and patriotism, scandal and discontent with politicians, and government policies that affect their own young lives.
This event is free. If you would like to reserve a seat, please purchase the book in advance at Mrs. Dalloway's or through our web order. Just so we have an idea of attendance, please RSVP here.

3pm to 4pm, Mrs Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Ave, 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

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


Wajib -- Annemarie Jacir

Colombia, France, Germany, Norway, Palestine, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, 2017, (97 mins)
In Annemarie Jacir's charming and poignant new film, a Palestinian father and son living in Israel deliver wedding invitations over the course of an afternoon while personal and political tensions simmer in the background.
General admission: $16;
BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13;
Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $15

3:15pm to 4:45pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive,2155 Center St, Berkeley


Five Spot Jazz Quintet featuring Mike Greensill

The band features five musicians who have a deep feel for the jazz tradition. All five could be leaders in their own right. Together the band is even better than the sum of its parts.

Hailing from Dursley, England, pianist Mike Greensill might be best known in the Bay Area as resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show, West Coast Live, as well as his role as musical director to vocalist Wesla Whitfield, with whom he's recorded more then twenty albums. Not just a superlative pianist, he's also a gifted composer. The band showcases Mike's compositions and some tasty vocals too.

Saxophonist Charlie McCarthy's comes from a musical family: his father was an accomplished trombone player in the Bay Area. His playing experience includes many of the greats in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, George Shearing, Stan Getz, Joe Williams, and many others. He's contributed some adventurous arrangements to the repertoire. He's featured on both tenor saxophone and flute.

Joe Cohen, featured on alto saxophone, is one of the most in-demand players in the Bay Area, with a busy schedule performing locally and on tour as well as studio work. Always the right note at the right time with an impeccable rhythmic feel. In addition to playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, Joe plays piano, flute and clarinet. A partial list of notable players he's worked with includes Bobby McFerrin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Idris Muhammad and Lavay Smith. As well as a distinctive voice on saxophone, Joe contributes to the repertoire.

John Clark, on bass, studied with Ray Brown and Buster Williams and has extensive performing and recording experience both locally and nationally, appearing with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Frank Jackson, the Hot Club of San Francisco, Denise Perrier and Jackie Ryan among many others.

Drummer Jack Dorsey is a first call in the Bay Area and has performed and recorded with Etta James, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lavay Smith and many others.For this gig, the band has put together a program of original tunes that you won't hear anywhere else and new arrangements of jazz standards. The essence of jazz is originality no matter what the style.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

3:30pm to 5pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley


Five Spot Jazz Quintet featuring Mike Greensill

The band features five musicians who have a deep feel for the jazz tradition. All five could be leaders in their own right. Together the band is even better than the sum of its parts.

Hailing from Dursley, England, pianist Mike Greensill might be best known in the Bay Area as resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show, West Coast Live, as well as his role as musical director to vocalist Wesla Whitfield, with whom he's recorded more then twenty albums. Not just a superlative pianist, he's also a gifted composer. The band showcases Mike's compositions and some tasty vocals too.

Saxophonist Charlie McCarthy's comes from a musical family: his father was an accomplished trombone player in the Bay Area. His playing experience includes many of the greats in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, George Shearing, Stan Getz, Joe Williams, and many others. He's contributed some adventurous arrangements to the repertoire. He's featured on both tenor saxophone and flute.

Joe Cohen, featured on alto saxophone, is one of the most in-demand players in the Bay Area, with a busy schedule performing locally and on tour as well as studio work. Always the right note at the right time with an impeccable rhythmic feel. In addition to playing soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, Joe plays piano, flute and clarinet. A partial list of notable players he's worked with includes Bobby McFerrin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Idris Muhammad and Lavay Smith. As well as a distinctive voice on saxophone, Joe contributes to the repertoire.

John Clark, on bass, studied with Ray Brown and Buster Williams and has extensive performing and recording experience both locally and nationally, appearing with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Frank Jackson, the Hot Club of San Francisco, Denise Perrier and Jackie Ryan among many others.

Drummer Jack Dorsey is a first call in the Bay Area and has performed and recorded with Etta James, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lavay Smith and many others.For this gig, the band has put together a program of original tunes that you won't hear anywhere else and new arrangements of jazz standards. The essence of jazz is originality no matter what the style.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).

3:30pm to 5pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA


ELEMENTS -- Voci

Women's Vocal Ensemble Voci
Voci Women's Vocal Ensemble presents ELEMENTS, a concert of dramatic choral music about Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
The program will include an eclectic mix of choral works in a broad range of musical styles from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
The performances will feature music ranging from silly to sublime, subtle to powerful, by Johann Strauss II, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Gustav Holst, Samuel Barber, and Ola Gjeilo, among others, including two new works written for Voci by the Ensemble's composer-in-residence, Julie Herndon.
In celebration of Earth Day 2018 (), the program offers our appreciation and respect for the earth and its elements. Voci also honors the victims of the Northern and Southern California firestorms with a premiere of "Fire-Flowers" by Voci Artistic Director Mitchell Covington, based on a poem by Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake about the California Fire Poppy, which only blooms after a fire.
Voci will perform two new works by Bay Area emerging composer, Julie Herndon, including a premiere of "but now," her second composition for Voci. Herndon is completing her term as Voci's New Works Project composer-in-residence. "but now" offers a hypnotizing metaphorical climb up Mt. Everest, and was inspired by Herndon's first sight of the famous mountain while hiking in Nepal in 2017. "The piece explores that sense of incremental movement, with each voice moving at its own pace in a slow canon, one voice climbing after another in gradual procession." Voci premiered Herndon's first New Works Project commission, "am an ocean" in spring 2017, and will perform both new pieces at the upcoming April concerts.
Email: vocisings@yahoo.com
Price Range: $15 to $25
Tickets: 5105318714

4pm to 6pm, Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 2005 Berryman Street, Berkeley


Dvořák's Cello Concerto

Community Concerts at Epworth Community Concerts at Epworth
Dvořák's Cello Concerto

Program Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 Performers Amos Yang Cello

Czech composer Antonín Dvořák's cello concerto is considered one of the great masterpieces in the repertoire, and it remains a favorite of audiences around the world. Join us in welcoming cellist Amos Yang, assistant principal cellist with the SF Symphony, in a performance of this sublime work. The mission of Epworth Community Concerts is to bring high quality concerts of diverse styles and genres to the North Berkeley area in an accessible format for all. The concerts are free of charge so that all can have access to great music.

Find more information about the series on our website: www.communityconcertepworth.org/concerts Email: communityconcertepworth@gmail.com
Price Range: Free (Donations Accepted)

4pm to 6pm, Epworth United Methodist Church 1953 Hopkins St, Berkeley


Cry Cry Cry (4:00pm)

Cry Cry Cry, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams


We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There will be standing-room-only tickets available at the door once the show has started.

4pm to 5pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley


SFEMS-Les Violettes: Render Unto Caesar

Les Violettes performs music from the Court of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, including works by Bertoli, Sances, Schmelzer and Bononcini - tax day. Hence the title, "Render Unto Caesar." Known for their creative programs and flawless playing, please join the chamber group for their third appearance at the California Jazz Conservatory chamber series.

Band Members and Instrumentation: Corey Carleton - soprano; David Wilson - violin; Colin Shipman - viola da gamba; Violet Grgich - harpsichord
Bio: The musicians of Les Violettes met in the Early Music School at Indiana University, Bloomington. For over a decade they have played in the Bay Area and Napa, championing the music of Buxtehude, Purcell and the French Baroque. They are regular performers at Berkeley's Barefoot Chamber Concerts, the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the California Jazz Conservatory, the Festival del Sol, and recently played at the Napa Performing Arts Center at the Lincoln Theater.
Corey Carleton, soprano, has a Master's degree in Voice from Indiana University, and specializes in Renaissance and Baroque vocal music. She performs with chamber groups and in music festivals up and down the state of California. When Corey is not on stage, she is producing podcasts on agriculture science, and helping arts-based non-profits with their marketing and communications. She also loves stories about time travel.
David Wilson, violin, earned a Doctor of Music degree in Early Music at Indiana University and is an avid chamber musician. His interests outside of music include cosmology, zymurgy, and science fiction (and he would love to discover a science fiction novel about a homebrewing cosmologist). He is the author of Georg Muffat on Performance Practice, published by Indiana University Press.
Colin Shipman, viol, began playing the viol in 1992, a few months before he saw "Tous Les Matins du Monde" (but the movie sealed the deal), and first studied with Mark Chatfield. In 2000 he received his Master's degree in Performance from Indiana University where he studied with Wendy Gillespie. Colin performs regularly with Les Violettes and Faire Violls. He rides a skateboard, paddles a kayak, and lives in Napa with his wife, Violet Grgich, and their son, Noel.
Violet Grgich, harpsichord, received her BA in Music at the University of California at Davis, where she studied with Tamara Loring, and her Master of Music degree at the Indiana University School of Music where she studied with Elisabeth Wright, Colin Tilney, and Nigel North. Ms. Grgich spends most of her time managing the family winery, Grgich Hills Estate. She has even been seen playing the accordion.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/lesviolettesnapa/
Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/gabrieligirl
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/LesViolettesNapa
Doors Open: 3:30 PM Starts: 4:30 PM
Open Seating - General $20.00

4:30pm to 6:30pm, 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


Greenwood News 5:00 PM

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


Nathaniel Dorsky: Four Films

(83 mins)
Four ephemeral worlds emerge in this selection of shorts by Nathaniel Dorsky, this year's recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award. The films are Autumn, Avraham, The Dreamer, and Intimations.

In Conversation Nathaniel Dorsky Steve Anker

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

5:45pm to 6:45pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley


Cry Cry Cry (7:00pm)

Cry Cry Cry, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There will be standing-room-only tickets available at the door once the show has started.

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


TANGO REVELATION MILONGA with 2014 World Champion Lorena Gonzalez Y Gaston Camejo from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lorena González Cattáneo and Gaston Camejo are originally from Uruguay.

Since 2006 Lorena Gonzalez devoted herself to several dance disciplines. Her strongest background is the fact that she worked in traditional multicultural tango places or "Casas de tango" in Uruguay, where the past and present of the tango from Montevideo mix and remain intact. Since 2012 she trained with many Tango masters in Buenos Aires and in 2014 wins the World Tango championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gaston Camejo danced with the National Folkloric Ballet of Uruguay. In 2013 he met Lorena and moves to Buenos Aires. Since 2015 they merged their artistic careers, something they have dreamed of since long ago and begin together to bring the tango around the world.They constantly strive to accomplish tango that does not just refer to its technical side, but that conveys artistic achievement beyond the movement.
http://lorenaygaston.wix.com/misitio
See youtube: https://youtu.be/mpOIiSLAL2w

This is a fragrance-free event;
no cell phone use permitted in the hall.
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Doors at 7:00 pm; Event at 7:30 pm
Buy Tickets on EVENTBRITE

Tickets are $20 workshop only/
$10 Milonga only/
$25 workshop and Milonga
At The Door: $20 workshop only/$15 Milonga only/$30 workshop and Milonga

SCHEDULE
7:30-9pm: Workshop with LorenaYGaston: Enhance your dance with deeper connection and musicality in the pauses and phrasing of different orchestras.
9pm-11:30pm: Milonga with traditional Argentine Tango music by DJ Ashvin
10pm: Dance performance by LorenaYGaston.

7pm to 11pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley


George Frideric Handel's SERSE

Starring Elizabeth Baker, Eliza O'Malley, Kathleen Moss Miller, Jennifer Mitchell, Bradley Kynard, and Ben Brady

Martha Stoddard, Susanne Rublein, Victor Romasevich, Michael Jones, Stephen Levintow & Paul Rhodes
Michael Peterson at the Harpsichord

7pm to 10pm, 2601 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA


Catherine Kautsky, author of Debussy's Paris

Politics, art, literature, not to mention racism, orientalism, and nationalism - a potent mix in fin-de siècle Paris. Come hear how Claude Debussy, who died precisely 100 years ago, combined them all in music whose sheer beauty and elegance belies its revolutionary impact on the new century. Pianist Catherine Kautsky, will speak about her recent book, Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Ã%poque. The book was touted by Booklist as a "fascinating fusion of music, literature, and social history... a treat for music lovers, Francophiles, and anyone who appreciates the arts." Catherine will provide music as well as guide us knowledgeably through Paris, "the capital of the nineteenth century," as it careens into a turbulent modernism.

Catherine Kautsky, Chair of Keyboard at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI has been lauded by the New York Times as "a pianist who can play Mozart and Schubert as though their sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers ... The music spoke directly to the listener, with neither obfuscation nor pretense." She was the 2016 winner of the Lawrence Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2013 winner of the university's Faculty Convocation Award, and in 2017 she was honored with the George and Marjorie Olsen Chandler Chair in Music. Her recent recording of the Debussy Preludes, released by Centaur in September, 2014, was said to "bring out all the power, majesty, and mystery of Debussy's conception," and a recording of the complete Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano will soon be released by Centaur as well. Ms. Kautsky has concertized widely, soloed with numerous orchestras ,and appeared frequently on public radio. She has performed abroad and presented masterclasses on five continents.

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley


East Bay Launch for "Invisible Gifts, Poems" with Maw Shein Win and Guests

Join us for the launch of Maw Shein Win's first full-length poetry collection Invisible Gifts, Poems.
With readings by:
MK Chavez
Sharon Coleman
Cassandra Dallett
Tim Donnelly
Tongo Eisen-Martin
Maw Shein Win
+++ Invisible Gifts,
Poems by Maw Shein Win
Manic D Press April 2018

Themes of vulnerability and power emerge through reflections on family, art, and loss from an award-winning poet. In her full-length collection of poems, Win depicts a colorful world imbued with unexpected paradoxes: nature is both comforting and savagely unnerving; love is permanent and fleeting; and the accuracy and flaws of memory abound. Her experiences with illness and recovery intertwine with her identity as a Burmese American daughter of immigrant doctors. For instance, in poems like "Hands": My father's hands, frail birds, shaking wings. / In Burmese, "win" means bright. / Hands that stitched skin together

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley


Moonshine Jelly, Erica Hockett & FriendsPower-house acoustic duo Moonshine Jelly consists of violinist and vocalist Lee Corbie-Wells and guitarist and banjo player Kent Kessinger. Other members for a fuller ensemble include Margaret Marie on mandolin and harmony vocals and Zina Pozen on accordion. The band adds contemporary context to ancient folk songs and tunes of Eastern Europe, Celtic countries and the Americas. Lee Corbie-Wells: Lee Corbie-Wells has been playing violin since the age of 6. Her parents, both music teachers in San Francisco (Lee's hometown), taught her Celtic and American tunes by ear, fostering her love of folk music. Since adolescence, she has played in numerous Celtic and Americana bands. In her early twenties, Lee became passionate about learning Scottish Gaelic as well as other Celtic languages and became dedicated to learning songs from all different Celtic language traditions. Although she primarily plays Celtic and North American fiddle music, Lee has taken her years of experienc

Power-house acoustic duo Moonshine Jelly consists of violinist and vocalist Lee Corbie-Wells and guitarist and banjo player Kent Kessinger. Other members for a fuller ensemble include Margaret Marie on mandolin and harmony vocals and Zina Pozen on accordion. The band adds contemporary context to ancient folk songs and tunes of Eastern Europe, Celtic countries and the Americas.

Lee Corbie-Wells:
Lee Corbie-Wells has been playing violin since the age of 6. Her parents, both music teachers in San Francisco (Lee's hometown), taught her Celtic and American tunes by ear, fostering her love of folk music. Since adolescence, she has played in numerous Celtic and Americana bands. In her early twenties, Lee became passionate about learning Scottish Gaelic as well as other Celtic languages and became dedicated to learning songs from all different Celtic language traditions. Although she primarily plays Celtic and North American fiddle music, Lee has taken her years of experience in Blues and Folk improvisation and branched out into explorations of Jazz, Swing, Ragtime, and Latin genres. Currently she plays fiddle and sings in a Scandinavian-Bluegrass band called Kaptain Bottletop.

Kent Kessinger:
Kent Kessinger is from around Durham, North Carolina. He used to be a cook, and he got to cook a mid rare filet mignon for Doc Watson at one point. He became interested in migration issues and made some films around the subject. He is heavily influenced by the music of Doc Watson, Philipp Glass, Jose Gonzales and Reverend Gary Davis.

Zina Pozen:
Zina Pozen is a familiar face in the Bay Area and Seattle Balkan music scenes. Originally from Ukraine, she grew up in a family of classical musicians, playing piano from a tender age. As an adult, Zina picked up the accordion and started playing traditional Eastern European repertoire. She is a founding member of Seattle's infamous Bucharest Drinking Team. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2015, Zina has been playing klezmer with Orchestra Euphonos, rembetika with MetaNastys, and old Soviet songs at so many after-parties and impromptu jams.

Margaret Marie:
Margaret Marie (or Margie) is Lee Corbie-Wells' older sister. Although they grew up in the same house, Margie had a very different musical experience growing up. She has been in several punk bands, traveling all over the states and Europe. She is a self-taught musician, with a superb harmonic intuition, playing mandolin, guitar, and piano. She has done many murals around the Mission District of San Francisco, and also does tattoos. Currently she has gotten involved in a folk band of Greek musicians, singing and writing songs in Greek, English and Arabic.

Opening the show will be Erica Hockett and Friends. Erica and Friends bring you folk music from The British Isles and Ireland. They perform a mix of jigs, reels and pub songs and sweet ballads with vocal harmonies, fiddle, whistle, guitar and accordion. The group features Anne Goess (Violin/Vocals/Tin Whistle), Erica Hockett (Vocals/Bodhrán), Chris Hammond (Guitar/Vocals), and Troy Dillinger (Accordion/Vocals).

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open one half hour before show time.

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


Moonshine Jelly, Erica Hockett & Friends

Power-house acoustic duo Moonshine Jelly consists of violinist and vocalist Lee Corbie-Wells and guitarist and banjo player Kent Kessinger. Other members for a fuller ensemble include Margaret Marie on mandolin and harmony vocals and Zina Pozen on accordion. The band adds contemporary context to ancient folk songs and tunes of Eastern Europe, Celtic countries and the Americas.

Lee Corbie-Wells:
Lee Corbie-Wells has been playing violin since the age of 6. Her parents, both music teachers in San Francisco (Lee's hometown), taught her Celtic and American tunes by ear, fostering her love of folk music. Since adolescence, she has played in numerous Celtic and Americana bands. In her early twenties, Lee became passionate about learning Scottish Gaelic as well as other Celtic languages and became dedicated to learning songs from all different Celtic language traditions. Although she primarily plays Celtic and North American fiddle music, Lee has taken her years of experience in Blues and Folk improvisation and branched out into explorations of Jazz, Swing, Ragtime, and Latin genres. Currently she plays fiddle and sings in a Scandinavian-Bluegrass band called Kaptain Bottletop.

Kent Kessinger:
Kent Kessinger is from around Durham, North Carolina. He used to be a cook, and he got to cook a mid rare filet mignon for Doc Watson at one point. He became interested in migration issues and made some films around the subject. He is heavily influenced by the music of Doc Watson, Philipp Glass, Jose Gonzales and Reverend Gary Davis.

Zina Pozen:
Zina Pozen is a familiar face in the Bay Area and Seattle Balkan music scenes. Originally from Ukraine, she grew up in a family of classical musicians, playing piano from a tender age. As an adult, Zina picked up the accordion and started playing traditional Eastern European repertoire. She is a founding member of Seattle's infamous Bucharest Drinking Team. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2015, Zina has been playing klezmer with Orchestra Euphonos, rembetika with MetaNastys, and old Soviet songs at so many after-parties and impromptu jams.

Margaret Marie:
Margaret Marie (or Margie) is Lee Corbie-Wells' older sister. Although they grew up in the same house, Margie had a very different musical experience growing up. She has been in several punk bands, traveling all over the states and Europe. She is a self-taught musician, with a superb harmonic intuition, playing mandolin, guitar, and piano. She has done many murals around the Mission District of San Francisco, and also does tattoos. Currently she has gotten involved in a folk band of Greek musicians, singing and writing songs in Greek, English and Arabic.

Opening the show will be Erica Hockett and Friends. Erica and Friends bring you folk music from The British Isles and Ireland. They perform a mix of jigs, reels and pub songs and sweet ballads with vocal harmonies, fiddle, whistle, guitar and accordion. The group features Anne Goess (Violin/Vocals/Tin Whistle), Erica Hockett (Vocals/Bodhrán), Chris Hammond (Guitar/Vocals), and Troy Dillinger (Accordion/Vocals).

ickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. 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


Godard, mon amour -- Michel Hazanavicius

France, 2017, (107 mins)
Portraying Jean-Luc Godard at the pivotal moment when he made La Chinoise and fell in love with leading lady Anne Wiazemsky, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) pays homage to Godard's genius even as he cheekily sends up the director's excesses and pretensions.

Michel Hazanavicius In Person

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

8:15pm to 9:15pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley