Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Joe Warner Trio


Jun 28, 11:45am to 2:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Free Live Jazz

Jun 28, 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 28, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Albany HS Jazz Combo

Jun 28, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Nonnie Thompson discusses Time It Was: Memoir of a Modern Pioneer

Journalist and photographer Nonnie Thompson shares insights from her memoir, Time It Was: Memoir of a Modern Pioneer. ABOUT THE BOOK With the resolve of teenaged angst, Nonnie turns her back on the known discomforts of her East Coast home and sets out alone for the unknown freedom of the American West. Her soul aches for the wildness of a wagon train adventure and hopes of a freer future. Fortunately, she is coming of age with a cultural revolution that encourages pioneering. In early 1971, Nonnie finds herself hitch-hiking into the winter twilight toward a mountain resort of dubious repute. By nightfall, she has begun her new life in a ghost town turned commune. Soon, she settles into a family of her making and marries her mountain man. Within four powerful years, in her husband's tender care, she grows from a wounded daughter of an eccentric father into a loving woman, homesteader, and mother. From the survival ethics of Rocky Mountain ghost towns, to the paradise of a High Sierra garden and sustainable British Columbia homestead comes an intriguing story, tracing the joys and sorrows of a woman who lived deeply in nature and culture.

Time It Was is a journey through the counter-culture life in the 1970s, when the identity of a generation plays out in an enchanting rebellion that sweeps the nation. Civil rights, freethinking, and a whole earth holistic open horizons, as the world of Nixon and the Vietnam War crumbles. And peace and love evolves to become today's ideals. It is a story of life in the Wild West, of the beliefs and mystique unique to the spaces and lifestyle dominated by the land.

Jun 28, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Don Arbor, Susan Anders

multi-talented and socially conscious singer-songwriter
All Ages $16 ADV / $20 DOOR (plus fees)

Jun 28, 8pm to 9pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street Berkeley

DJ Cali & Hanif

DJ Cali has been moving dance floors with soulful music from all over the globe, from Afro, Broken Beat, House, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Brazilian, and Latin. He also represents Oaklands' thePeople, who hold down THE preeminent club night in Oakland, every 4th Saturday at New Parrish. Cali welcomes in his Oakland's own DJ Hanif!

Jun 28, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Dance plus Dance Lesson

Ashkenaz is proud to launch the first of our bi-monthly Pan-Celtic Ceilidh dances! The Ceilidh is a tradition of music, dance, and storytelling in Celtic traditions. In Ashkenaz's inclusive tradition, this first Ceilidh will combine easy dances everyone can do in many styles including   Irish Ceilidh, Contra, English Country Dance & Ceilidh, and Waltzes & other couple dances. T he August Ceilidh will  include Scottish traditions.

Featuring host and caller Alan Kline, and an Energetic and Versatile band including multi-instrumentalists Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen, and Noel Cragg

Doors at 7:30 pm; 8pm Dance Lesson,
followed by Ceilidh dance and live music
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Tickets are $8 Advance / $10 at the Door

Jun 28, 8pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Orbital Quintet

Orbital Quintet is an Oakland-based group that creates uncompromising all-original music, influenced by Jazz, Soundtrack, Broken Beat and Improvisation.

The quintet is made up of trumpet, tenor sax, guitar, bass, and drums and is committed to musical collaborations through digital documentation. Recorded at Fantasy Studios and released on Master Suite Records, Orbital Quintet Vol. 2 is filled with post-bop jazz, free improvisations, lush melodies and strong solos throughout the ensemble featuring John Harrington, Dave Tidball, DV Wright, Benjamin Lee, and Kyle Mueller.

Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 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 28, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Afrolicious B-Side Players

All Ages $15 in Advance / $19 at the Door

Jun 28, 8:30pm to 9:30pm, Cornerstone 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant) Berkeley