Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Joe Warner Trio


Jun 14, 11:45am to 2:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Free Live Jazz

Jun 14, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Jimbo Trout and the Fish People

Folk Rock

Jun 14, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

In the Swing

Jun 14, 7pm to 9pm, Caffe on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave., BErkeley

UC Davis Geologist William E. Glassley discusses his extraordinary nature narrative, A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice.

With Starred Reviews from Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, A Wilder Time is an invitation to experience the breathtaking wilderness of Greenland and the fascinating science behind its creation.

Greenland, one of the last truly wild places, contains a treasure trove of information on Earth's early history embedded in its pristine landscape. Over numerous seasons, William E. Glassley and two fellow geologists traveled there to collect samples and observe rock formations for evidence to prove a contested theory that plate tectonics, the movement of Earth's crust over its molten core, is a much more ancient process than some believed. As their research drove the scientists ever farther into regions barely explored by humans for millennia--if ever--Glassley encountered wondrous creatures and natural phenomena that gave him unexpected insight into the origins of myth, the virtues and boundaries of science, and the importance of seeking the wilderness within.

Jun 14, 7pm to 8pm, Books Inc. 1491 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley

Leslie Jonath Presents Foraged Art: Creating Projects Using Blooms, Branches, Leaves, Stones, and Other Elements Discovered in Nature.

In the spirit of land artists like Andy Goldsworthy, the book is as much about discovery as it is about creation. Leaves shaped like lips might inspire a face; an array of rocks might be become an eclectic mosaic; winter's first snow might be carved into glowing luminaria. Whether you love to look for heart-shaped flowers or want to make a peacock made with flower petals, you will find great inspiration and joy in Foraged Art.

Art, meditation, and nature meet in this adult focused activity book, with projects that take inspiration from the natural environment, using blooms, pods, branches, stones, and other natural elements. Divided into chapters by natural elements--flowers, leaves, rocks and pods, and more, the book encourages readers to forage and play outside using nature's seasonal art box. With quotes by artists on nature and creativity, Foraged Art is about making art from what you find and finding art in what you see.

Leslie Jonath is an author, book packager, and producer specializing in content for food, art, design, and children's projects. She is the author of many books including Snowmen, Everyone Loves Paris, Give Yourself A Gold Star and Love Found. She lives in San Francisco.

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Foraged Art by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Jun 14, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Mrs Dalloway's Bookstore, 2904 College Ave, Berkeley,

Edgar Pantoja and the Afro-Cuban Tribe

Edgar Pantoja and the Afro-Cuban Tribe --- Website

Cuban pianist/composer/arranger Edgar Pantoja is nothing less than a force of nature on the contemporary jazz and Latin music scenes. His international collaborations with the likes of Rubén Blades, John Benítez, David Murray, Angelique Kidjo, Descemer Bueno, and Pedrito Martinez speak volumes, but witnessing a live Pantoja performance is where you will be converted. He is deceptive in his calm demeanor, making the difficult seem easy and the impossible, doable. He is a musical facilitator with elegant melodic taste and an uncanny rhythmic sense, always making his bandmates shine. And speaking of bandmates, he has assembled a monster crew of Bay Area heavies: bassist Ernesto Mazar Kindelán (Santiago de Cuba), percussionist Carlitos Medrano (Havana), guitarist David Lechuga-Espadas (San Jose) and drummer Colin Douglas (New York City).

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$16 ADV / $20 DOOR (plus fees)
All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Jun 14, 8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

DJ Funklor

DJ Funklor has been using music as a healing, educational, and liberating tool since he began DJing. His broad musical pallet & expertise includes Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae, Rock, Jazz, Alternative, Electronica, & much more! He has played all the premier venues in his birthplace, The Bay Area including The Fillmore, The Warfield, SF MOMA, & The Greek Theater. He has blessed stages in New York, Maui, Greece, The Netherlands, Las Vegas, Paris, Boston, Los Angeles and at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Jun 14, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Kim Joyce

Kim Joyce (born Kimberly Joyce Wilburn) is a singer-songwriter-musician. Kim was born in Lansing, MI, but raised in metro Detroit, where she sang in her father's church. While playing for the Ohio State women's basketball team in college, Kim traveled back and forth from Columbus to Detroit to record and produce original songs with her brother-in-law in his home. During her junior year in college, she joined the alternative/hip hop band, LaQuest, as the lead singer.

Since graduating and continuing her career as a solo artist, Kim has produced and written her signature EP, Kimberly Joyce (2006), released her freshman album, Eleven (2010), released two highly expressive mixtapes, Different Sides of Sexy (2008), hosted by DJ Holiday and DJ Dommy Styles, and Tomboy Swag (2010), hosted by Da' Hitman. Recently, Kim released an EP, Unstoppable, which included the hit singles "Aw Sh*t," "Timeless Moments," and "Rock and Roll." Kim is looking to release her sophomore album, which is titled Earth, in Spring 2018.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 for students with ID. 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).

The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Jun 14, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

The Sensuous Embrace of Angola: Kizomba Nightz

Learn the slow, romantic, sensual Angolan social dance, then dance to Kizomba and Semba music inspired by African rhythms and Haitian compas.

Kizomba is a popular genre of music and partnered dance from Angola. Its is known to be smooth and slow, with grounded movements, danced in a close partner connection. The origin of Kizomba dance comes from Semba, a traditional type of dance and music from Angola known for its energetic movements.

For any questions please contact Kathy Reyes at

Yasert Ortega, originally from Mexico City, now resides in San Rafael. Yasert has danced to various types of music like merengue and cumbia, and his favorite; Dominican bachata and kizomba and semba. He has learned from several world masters.

Doors at 7:30 pm; Intro to Kizomba Dance Lesson with Markinson Johnson at 8 pm; Open Level Semba Yasert Ortega at 8:45 pm; Open Practica at 9:30 pm
Buy Tickets on EVENTBRITE
Tickets are $10 Advance / $12 Students
$15 at the Door

Jun 14, 8pm to 11:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Bye Bye Beethoven (Bay Area Premiere) Semi-staged concert conceptualized by Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin and director Mahler Chamber Orchestra Maria Ursprung, stage director Kopatchinskaja's first staged concert, already a hit in Europe, weaves together works by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Ives, Cage, and Kurtág-as well as a surprise or two! Kopatchinskaja describes the concert as a commentary on "the irrelevance of the classic concert routine for our present life," involving musicians in both conventional and unconventional roles, and placing familiar repertoire in conversation with new sounds and imagery. She is joined by the brilliant Mahler Chamber Orchestra, an international collective of musicians with a flexible instrumentation that is making its Bay Area debut. Approximate run time: 75 minutes without intermission

Jun 14, 8pm to 9:15pm, Zellerbach Hall, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001, United States

Uli Jon Roth

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
This event is all ages

A full set of Electric Sun for the first time in the US in 35 years, followed by a full Scorpions set, including a multi-media show.

Jun 14, 8:30pm to 10:30pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley