Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar



Grooving Afro-Brazilian-Caribbean music.

Jul 24, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Lise Pearlman Book Talk: Call Me Phaedra- new award winning Fay Stender bio

Regent Press, Berkeley, CA proudly invites you to a special book talk by retired judge Lise Pearlman. This book has just been released and has already won 2018 First Prize in Biography from the International Book Awards. All four of Pearlman's books have won critical acclaim.

Call Me Phaedra`... documents the life and times of a remarkable activist woman lawyer in the men's world of the mid-20th century law ... it also chronicles the experience of a strong circle of progressives emerging from the "Red Scare" in that Cold War era who struggled to make society more just at a time when bucking conformity was not the norm. -- Peter Franck, former partner of Stender and 2017 San Francisco Lawyers Guild "Champion of Justice"

Call Me Phaedra is a fascinating and unflinching biography of the pioneering lawyer, prison reform activist and feminist Fay Stender. . . .a well-told story brimming with intimate detail and political insight.-Seth Rosenfeld, investigative journalist and author of Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

A compelling read--the extraordinary life story of a brilliant, charismatic woman lawyer. Once again, Lise Pearlman has done a masterful job. -- Barry Scheck, Co-Director of the Innocence Project

The heroic, tragic life and death of one of America's most zealous, brilliant lawyers. . . Written with clarity and precision. Penny Cooper, CA Bar Hall of Fame Trial Lawyer

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Jul 24, 6pm to 7pm, University Press Books - 2430 Bancroft Way - Berkeley, CA 94704

Brian Moran Trio

Jul 24, 7pm to 9pm, Caffè on San Pablo, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Tri Tip Trio plus Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride

Steeped in Louisiana and New Orleans zydeco and swamp blues, Tri Tip Trio comes with a vision and nearly a generation of its members playing together in other groups. The Tri Tip Trio concept is based on "King of Zydeco" Clifton and his brother Cleveland Chenier's early zydeco/blues dance hall sounds. Lloyd Meadows' propulsive washboard and harmonica and soulful vocals, along with Bruce Gordon's pumping accordion and Louie Rodriguez's rock-solid drumming, are all Tri Tip Trio needs to capture raw and exciting sounds for both dancers and listeners. The three musical musketeers play classic zydeco, blues, and New Orleans funk as well as band originals. They also like to integrate cover tunes that were never originally zydeco songs into their sound. The group's CD, "3 of a Kind," is a tribute to Clifton Chenier and includes a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Miss You" alongside original and traditional tunes.

Gordon and Meadows are longtime Bay Area blues and zydeco veterans. They have shared the stage for many years, performing in the Zydeco Flames, a band Meadows and Gordon co-founded in 1991. The members have had varied and extensive careers on their own, playing with a who's who of local and national talent, including Elvin Bishop, Tom Rigney, Annie Sampson, Mal Sharpe, Brenda Boykin, Chris Cain, Luther Tucker, and Sonny Rhodes.

Doors Open 7:30pm / 8pm dance lesson with Cheryl McBride / Show starts 8:30pm
Tickets are $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
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Jul 24, 8pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Clyde The Blynd Trio

Taking over the Tuesdays for July is one of our original cats from Jupiter's earliest days, we'll have a composer and multi instrumentalist Clyde Sutliff aka Clyde the Blynd.   Fighting back from a recent stroke, Clyde's been a hard-working Bay Area musicin that brought us Dogslyde in the 90's, co-founded Papa's Culture, and played with his group CVdub (Clyde Version dub) at local Bay Area venues for years.  Now on the mend, expect his original compositions both old and new, plus songs from Don Cherry, Wayne Shorter and Augustus Pablo in this latest version of Clyde's unique vision.

Jul 24, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley