May 3, 11:45am to 2:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
May 3, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Banjo Folk Rock
May 3, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
May 3, 7pm to 9pm, Caffe on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo, Berkeley
Artist and birder Oliver James shares his charming guide, Birds of Berkeley. Complete with full-color illustrations, Birds of Berkeley will enchant readers far beyond the city limits with its findings gleaned from painstaking and patient wildlife observation.
May 3, 7pm to 8pm, Books Inc. 1491 Shattuck Ave Berkeley
"A splendid book that pinpoints the moment at the start of the twentieth century when exile in Europe turned deadly in a way that foretold the end of everything. It tells us the horror that occurred street by street, butchery by butchery--with gripping clarity and an admirable brevity."--Philip Roth
May 3, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Avenue Berkeley
There are albums dedicated to personal pain, or political protest, love, death, nostalgia, rage. There are those that are simply fun, glossy, the soundtrack to a good time. Some are exploratory, a musical journey, shapeshifting soundmaking, a new way to do an old thing. An artist can make a choice about concept and content, or heed a vision, follow their muse or their manager. But in times so extreme and overwhelming, when there is no known expression for the feeling, no satisfactory direction for art or action, then they might take refuge in a process, a ritual, something familiar, the shape and sound of which recall another time altogether, so that they can weather the present long enough to call it the past. Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escape. "Ventriloquism", the latest album from MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, is a place, like its process, to take refuge from one storm too many.
May 3, 8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley
Bachata Nightz happens the first Thursday of the month. It is led by award-winning Bachata contest master Kathy Reyes, who also teaches dance at Ashkenaz. Bachata is a form of Latin dance/music that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is now danced all over the world. Reyes teaches the dance lesson at 8:30 p.m., followed by performance and dancing to recorded music spun by DJ MIGZ.
Currently the defending Los Angeles Bachata Champion (winning first place at the L.A. Bachata Festival), Kathy Reyes is known for her unique style and interpretation of music. She discovered her talent and passion for Latin dancing in college in Los Angeles, and over the past 10 years has taken various prizes individually and in dance troupes. She leads groups and teaches here, in Los Angeles and San Diego. Teaching allows her to share her philosophy of dance: "Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart takes one to a whole different level."
Doors at 8 pm; Dance Lesson at 8:30 pm with Kathy Reyes; Performance at 9:30 pm
Buy Tickets on EVENTBRITE
Tickets are $10 Advance / $15 at the Door
May 3, 8pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
The band's recorded material can be divided into two distinct periods. Their early work focused on 60s-tinged pop and psychedelic elements channeled through the prism of Kevin Barnes's unique lyricism. In more recent years of Montreal's style changed to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music influenced by Prince and David Bowie.
Locate S, 1
May 3, 8pm to 9pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, Berkeley