Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Temescal Farmers' Market

Apr 29, 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 29, 11am to 1pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

String Quartet Sundays ~ featuring "The Town"

Apr 29, 1pm to 2pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Mary Vanhoozer: Solo Piano


Apr 29, 3pm to 5pm, Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave, Berkeley

Beethoven Unleashed with Avery Amereau, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Finish the season in a blaze of Beethovenian glory featuring the ascendant contralto Avery Amereau and the celestial soprano from Rameau's Le Temple de la Gloire, Chantal Santon-Jeffery. Often overshadowed by the later Missa Solemnis, Beethoven's more pensive Mass in C major is a masterpiece that maintains an immediate emotional appeal throughout. Cherubini shares that sense of sincerity in his poignant tribute to Haydn, whom he ardently admired, upon receiving a premature report of the latter's death. Beethoven's "Choral Fantasy," originally the grand finale of an epic concert that premiered his Symphonies 5 and 6 alongside excerpts of the Mass in C major, caps a similarly splendiferous season as Nic and PBO send you off into the summer with a bang.
Price Range: $28 - $125 Tickets: (415) 392-4400

Apr 29, 4pm to 6pm, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra (CJC Resident Artists)

With guest composer Lauren Baba; Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (4:30 pm)

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 .

Apr 29, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley

The Notations

Apr 29, 5pm to 7pm, Caffé on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

Simposio de TPS (Temporary Protective Status) - Conozca Sus Derechos

Entrada Gratuita / Free Entry
*English translation below
El comité de TPS para la residencia permanente los invita a un Simposio de TPS el 29 de Abril del 2018 a las 5 pm en el Centro Cultural La Peña. En este Simposio tendremos varios recursos para personas con TPS, incluyendo información para conocer sus derechos legales, una feria de recursos, talleres, e información para personas LGBTQ+ con TPS.
Por favor compartir este evento y la información del evento con cualquier persona que usted conoce que tenga TPS o que sea aliadx de la comunidad TPS.
¡Entrada gratuita!
Habra refrigerio y cuidado de niños. Por cualquier pregunta, por favor mándenos un mensaje a: o llame a Alianza TPS al (510) 859-7413
The TPS Committee for Permanent Residency is hosting a TPS Symposium on April 29, 2018 at 5pm at La Peña Cultur (View Full Event Description Here:

Apr 29, 5pm to 8pm, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States

kei slaughter

kei slaughter [they/them] is a Soul-Folk Sonic Storyteller conjuring bokou magik from deep New Orleans roots.

A Queer Black Singer, Songwriter, Flutist, Multi-instrumentalist, and Music Therapist, kei weaves together genre-bending, soul-stirring sounds with powerful lyrics and musical storytelling. kei's music has been described as soulful, intelligent, and healing, ever emerging from a place of center. Their rich vocals and engaging musicianship have been compared to that of Lianne La Havas, Emily King, and Me'shell N'degeocello. Still, kei offers a unique sound all their own. Their early influences come from the music of the Black church and beyond. From the hum of their grandmother's organ to the singing coming off the drums in Congo Square. Like a big pot of gumbo, there's a lot in the mix!

As an artist and healer, kei believes in the power of music to bring about transformative change in our lives, our communities, and in our world. They are deeply committed to using their gifts in service of our collective liberation. Expansive in genre and gender, kei brings the gospel of freedom frequencies to an audience becoming participants in their own radical authenticity.

New to the Bay Area music scene, kei invites you to join them for a night of acoustic soul sounds, storytelling, and community healing. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 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).

Apr 29, 7pm to 9pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Full: Symphony and Ballet

Full: Symphony and Ballet
Music meets dance with magical results as Berkeley Sounds composer fellows join forces with the choreographers and dancers of Berkeley Ballet Theater.

Apr 29, 7pm to 9pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St., Berkeley

University Baroque Ensemble

University Baroque Ensemble Christine Brandes, director
Email: Price Range: $16-$5

Apr 29, 8pm to 10pm, Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru
Roots Reggae group, formed 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica.
One of the most popular reggae acts ever and the first one to win a Grammy.
Founded by Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Don Carlos and Rudolph "Garth" Dennis.
Rose to international fame in the '80s, when they were joined with the rhythm section of
Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare and with Michael Rose as leadsinger.
After his departure Rose was replaced by young singers like Junior Reid and Andrew Bees.

Apr 29, 8:30pm to 9:30pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley, CA, 94704