Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

07/15/2018

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."

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


String Quartet Sundays ~ featuring "The Town"

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


Creole/Cajun Jam

1:30pm to 4:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley


Cuban Rumba Jam

Free/Donations Encouraged
The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage attendees to donate online to ensure that we keep this community event alive!
Folkloric Afro-Cuban Rhythm & Dance Every 1st & 3rd Sunday!
Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.

3pm to 5pm, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States


"The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" | A Reading Group with Ken Knabb

This week Ken Knabb continues discussion of Lawrence Sterne's novel "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. The group will be meeting in the University Press Bookstore (2430 Bancroft in Berkeley) every other Sunday at 4:30-7:00 P.M. for nine meetings, Afterwards we'll move on to Jacques the Fatalist the next work in our series.

4:30pm to 7pm, University Press Books
2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley


Greenwood News

5pm to 7pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley


Margaret Belton's Tribute to Patsy Cline

Margaret Belton and a band of outstanding Bay Area musicians pay tribute to the incomparable Patsy Cline, who immortalized songs like "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "She's Got You," Sweet Dreams," and "Walkin' After Midnight." Margaret recently won the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Principal Female Actor in a Musical for her portrayal of Patsy in the Altarena Playhouse production of Always...Patsy Cline. The role came natural to her at a young age when she was given her mother's bonus record player and her case of 45s. "The first record I put on was 'Walking After Midnight' and I was in heaven," she says. "As an awkward adolescent, I felt something just suddenly click." In 2010, Margaret started her own Patsy Cline tribute band, the Patsychords. She knows the woman and her music intimately, and she knows how to bring her songs to life. The New Orleans Times-Picayune, in a review of a recent performance, praised Margaret for "striking precisely the right vocal balance" and bringing "both a powerful voice and presence to the stage."

7pm to 8pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley


Get Set Go


Get Set Go is perhaps best known for their presence on the hit ABC series, Grey's Anatomy. Over many seasons of the show, the band's music appeared repeatedly. Additionally, two of Get Set Go's songs were featured on three of the show's soundtracks.
However, with 13 full-length albums, two EP's, and multiple side-project albums, the band's principal songwriter, Mike TV, has penned and performed thoughtful, beautiful, and, at times, hilarious music with a breadth and scope unmatched by many of his contemporaries and peers. 

Armed with only an acoustic guitar and an oeuvre of thousands of original songs, Mike TV will be performing solo, playing the songs that introduced his band to the world. Combining one part storytelling to three parts music, this show is a deep dive into the heart and head of the creative force behind Get Set Go's music.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 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).

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!

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


Citizen, Oso Oso, Teenage Wrist, Queen Of Jeans

Citizen
Since first meeting as midwestern high-schoolers in 2009, Citizen have emerged as one of the most promising young bands in the alternative underground today. The band signed to Run For Cover Records in early 2012, releasing their EP Young States that year as well as a split with labelmates Turnover. In February of 2013, Citizen entered Studio 4 with producer Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive, Daylight) to record Youth, their debut full-length. From the first note of album opener "Roam The Room", the fuzzy, guitar-driven rock songs bleed emotion straight through to closer "Drawn Out". Citizen have called on the ghosts of Brand New and early Nirvana, creating a sound that is familiar but immediately all its own.


Teenage Wrist
Alternative rock trio from Los Angeles, CA.
Kamtin Mohager | Marshall Gallagher | Anthony Salazar

7:30pm to 10:30pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley