Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


SF Medicine Ball


Jun 21, 11:45am to 2:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Free Live Jazz

Jun 21, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Retro JukeBox Band

Geechi Taylor's Retro JukeBox Band is a top Dance Band with an immense repertoire covering multiple genres including timeless 1920's-1960's Jazz, Blues, Motown & Retro versions of todays hits.

Jun 21, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Post Bop Praise

Jun 21, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Ultimate Classic Rock

Carry Fire is available now via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records at all digital music retailers and streaming services, as well as via and Rolling Stone recently named the album among the "50 Best Albums of 2017," writing, "With a title that evokes primal discovery and heroic burden, Carry Fire finds Plant nuancing the mystic stomp of yore for darkening times... It proves that Plant's athletic power, like his musical idealism, burns undiminished."

Jim James (Solo)Jim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket. Through seven studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. The New York Times heralded the band as, "...the new kings of expand-your-mind, religious-experience rock..." Their last three albums, 2008's Evil Urges, 2011's Circuital and 2015's The Waterfall, each received Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Album - the latter debuting at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. Alongside the band's recording and touring, James has maintained a steady, bordering on voracious, flow of work.

Jun 21, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Greek Theatre - 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, CA

Perla Batalla in The House of Cohen

Powerful vocalist pays tribute to Leonard Cohen

Doors: 7:00 PM Show: All Ages $24 ADV / $28 DOOR (plus fees)
All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Jun 21, 8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 2020 Addison Street 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
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Tickets are $10 Advance / $12 Students
$15 at the Door

Jun 21, 8pm to 11:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Sable Winters

Sable Winters is a singer, songwriter and recording artist whose musical style is a mash-up of jazz, neo-soul, R&B and funk. Her sound is a fusion of influences: described as charming like Sade, with a natural vibrato reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan and the soulfulness of Jill Scott, delivered with the conviction of Abbey Lincoln. Her musical mission is to intellectualize the love experience by way of lyrical storytelling.

The performance will include a series of originals written by Danny Long and P.J. Erickson (who together wrote "Astoria," popularized by Tony Bennett.) Sable will also introduce a few of her own originals, and some Abbey Lincoln classics that are sure to bring back fond memories.

Sharing the stage with Sable Winters is an ensemble of piano (Sam Rudin), acoustic bass (John Hettel), drums (Ruth Price) and featured saxophonist, Charles Unger, who will color the atmosphere with elegance and a touch of attitude.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 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 21, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

DJ Lady Ryan

Now easily a Bay Area favorite and 2016's East Bay Express Best of the Bay pick for Favorite DJ, Lady Ryan is unique in that she is known for her eclectic taste in tunes and spellbinding voice. From Jazz to House, the flux of distinctive sounds she so gracefully sets beside one another make for brilliant movement within the crowd.

Jun 21, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley