Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

08/10/2018

The Summer Slaughter Tour ft. Between the Buried and Me & more


Between the Buried and Me
American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina founded in 2001.


Born Of Osiris

Veil of Maya


ERRA is a progressive Metalcore band from Birmingham, Alabama. Since their formation in 2009, they have self-released 2 EPs, titled ERRA and Andromeda. They went on to sign with Tragic Hero Records and release their debut album Impulse in 2011. Their second album, Augment, which was released 2 years later, reached number 1 on the ARIA heatseekers chart. It was the album that started to see them gain a lot more traction, and consequently was the only other record to be released under the label. After becoming more successful with Augment, ERRA signed with Sumerian Records and released their 3rd EP titled Moments of Clarity. This EP is the first release to not feature unclean vocalist and co-founding member, Garrison Lee. Shortly before the EP was released, ERRA recruited a replacement vocalist, Ian Eubanks to perform on the record and subsequently become the new frontman. After the release of Moments of Clarity - as early as December 2014, guitarist Jesse Cash began working on the next record, their vocalist also started to write lyrics for the album. In August 2015, Ian Eubanks decided to step down as unclean vocalist, stating that he struggled to perform his vocal parts during touring, and that he was no longer able to scream correctly. Consequently, ERRA once again was on the search for another unclean vocalist. The new vocalist JT Cavey (ex Texas in July) was announced through the release of the lead single Luminesce for their upcoming record Drift. The record was released in April 2016, and is the latest release for the band.
Current Members:
Jesse Cash - Guitar/Bass*/Clean Vocals (*on record only)
JT Cavey - Unclean Vocals
Alex Ballew - Drums
Sean Price - Guitar

The Agony Scene
Metalcore band, from USA, originally formed in 2000. They broke up and rejoined in 2003 with a slightly different line-up.
The Band:
Mike Williams - Vocals
Chris Emmons - Guitar
Stewart - Bass
Brian Hodges - Guitar
(As of June 2006, the band is looking for a new drummer)


Terror Universal

Soreption
Formed in 2005, "SOREPTION unleash their surgically precise and unique, razorsharp voilence with technically and artistically advanced riffs topped off with in-your-face brutal vocals, leaving the listener nothing short of stunned and ready to bow down to the mature display of how death metal should be played," according to a press release.

Entheos

Frank Costa -
Chaney Crabb -
Evan Brewer -
Navene Koperweis

Aug 10, 2:30pm to 10pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, near Downtown Berkeley BART, Berkeley

Super Cinema @Central

August 2018
Pictures from the Tumultuous 70s
Friday, August 3 The Last Picture Show 1971 / 118 min. / R / CC


The time is 1951 in a tiny Texas town. A diner, a pool hall and the Royal movie theater are the only places to go, "except to bed," critic Roger Ebert wryly comments in his review. Best friends Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges) lust after a phony rich girl (Cybill Shepherd). Adults mostly guard their secrets. In the end, loss shakes loose some authentic emotion from the friends. Cloris Leachman and Ellen Burstyn are superb in supporting roles.



Friday, August 10 A Woman Under the Influence 1974 / 155 min. / R / CC


An LA housewife and mother, Mabel (Gena Rowlands), is unpredictable, sometimes volatile, sometimes overly friendly, to the extent that her construction worker husband, Nick (Peter Falk), wonders about her ability to handle the life they lead. Stellar performances from both leads make this an essential movie experience. Gena Rowlands won several Best Actress awards for it. The writer-director, John Cassavettes, is an icon of independent film.



Friday, August 17 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 / 133 min. / R / CC


Considered to be among the greatest films ever, Cuckoo's Nest is the story of a funny and often satisfying power struggle between a cocky recidivist felon (Jack Nicholson) and an authoritarian mental hospital nurse (Louise Fletcher). It's based on a Ken Kesey novel, boasts a near perfect ensemble cast (including Christopher Lloyd, Brad Dourif and Danny DeVito) and won all the major awards: Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay.



Friday, August 24 Taxi Driver 1976 / 113 min. / R / CC


After being discharged from the Vietnam-era Marines, Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) drives a taxi in New York City. He's a loner who forms attachments to inappropriate women-a presidential campaign worker (Cybill Shepherd) and a 15 year old prostitute (Jodie Foster), whom he wants to protect. Pushed over the edge by their rejections, he begins to stalk the corrupt, sleazy guys who employ them. Martin Scorsese directs this thriller as black comedy.



Friday, August 31 Chinatown 1974 / 130 min. / R / CC


In a story based on the early twentieth century California Water Wars, private eye Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) takes a job following a Department of Water and Power engineer-who soon turns up dead. Immediately, Gittes is led by the engineer's widow (Faye Dunaway) to peel away layer after layer of corruption and mystery surrounding her husband's death. Directed by Roman Polanski, Chinatown is another of our greatest-and most beautifully shot-films.



September 2018
About Workers' Movements
Friday, September 7 Matewan 1987 / 135 min. / PG-13 / CC


It's 1920 in the town of Matewan, West Virginia. When Stone Mountain Coal Company cuts the wages of rebellious coal miners and brings in African American replacements, a United Mine Workers man (Chris Cooper) arrives to organize a union. In response, the company hires private detectives to oppose the miners and to set blacks and whites against each other. Tensions boil over, leading to a historic battle. James Earl Jones plays the character who leads black miners.



Friday, September 14 The Help 2011 / 146 min. / PG-13 / no CC


In 1963, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) agrees to let aspiring writer Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) interview her about her experiences as a maid to white families in Jackson, Mississippi. Gradually, other maids risk their jobs to join in with their own harrowing stories, which are all intended to yield a change-making book. Great storytelling and character development make this film exceptional. The ensemble cast also includes Octavia Spencer and David Oyelowo.

Friday, September 21 Blue Collar 1978 / 114 min. / R / no CC


Three Detroit auto workers (Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel & Yaphet Kotto) are buddies on and off work. They feel trapped between big industry and their do-nothing, corrupt union. They hit on a plan to rob the safe in the union office, leading to complications that lay bare the terrible predicament of working people. Written and directed by Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver), who delivers an authentic, uncompromising ending. It's a very powerful film.



Friday, September 28 North Country 2005 / 126 min. / R / CC


Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) flees her abusive husband with two kids to stay with her parents in her North Dakota home town. Most jobs available to her pay very little, so a friend (Frances McDormand) encourages her to apply to work in the same mine where she and Josie's father work. Josie's demeaning experiences there eventually drive her to start a legal fight with the mining company. Based on a true story, and directed by Niki Caro ("Whale Rider").

Aug 10, 3pm to 5pm, 2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck), Berkeley, CA 94704

Urbano Cellars Wine Down Friday

We are so fortunate to have such amazing fans in our community that we are kicking off four months of Wine Down Fridays to show our appreciation. We did this last year and the response was fantastic! So come wine down your week with our Wine Down Fridays, the 2nd Friday of May, June, July and August!

What to expect August 10, 2018


FREE Entry
Extended Tasting Room Hours until 8:00 PM
Live Music performed by Inner Ear Brigade
Urbano Cellars Wine by the glass, Urbanite discounts apply
The Grilled Cheez Guy on site
Revolve Wine by the glass
Tasty Meads from the Mead Kitchen
Art Gallery Showcase by Jen Shepard


Wine, Live Music, Mead, Food and Art! What else could you possibly ask for? Mark your calendars and head to Urbano Cellars to excite all you senses.

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Aug 10, 5pm to 8pm, 2323 B 4th Street Berkeley

MY Word Open Mic

Aug 10, 7pm to 9:30pm, Cafe Leila, 1336, 1724 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

VinCi Vibe and Her Groove Sector

Soul-minded, singer/songwriter, VinCi, (Vin-Cee), renders a unique sound of her own, as she instills ready-hints of jazz, mixing in a close study of 7o's rock and soul classics while blithely blending a fervor reckoning of pop sense. Celebrating the recent release of her second LP, RISE, the product of the myriad of popular music ingrained in VinCi's musical upbringing, while being influenced by some of soul music's textbook names, such as Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Sade and Marvin Gaye.
http://www.VinCiVibe.com
The Jump Off w/ DJ TOM THUMP 5.oo-7:30
DJ Tom Thump has been making his mark on dance floors from major music centers Detroit, Los Angeles, and for the last decade, San Francisco.
http://www.tomthump.com

Aug 10, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Jennings & Keller

Jennings & Keller is an award-winning nationally touring duo based out of Florida. They offer up 21st century Americana with influences in folk, jazz, and roots music. They fuse many different musical elements into a unique eclectic style that is refreshingly diverse.

Dana Keller, a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player, has spent years performing on stage or in the studio with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, Larry Graham, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Johnny Rodriguez and The Allen Brothers, to name a few. Dana has been an endorsee of the Gretsch Guitar and Drum Company since 1980. His dobro playing has been called "jaw-droppingly good." Along with being lauded for his world-class musicianship, he is known as a "songwriter's songwriter," often drawing comparisons to Gene Clark and Jessie Winchester.

Laurie Jennings Oudin is a former Shakespearean actress who has spent many years on the stage. Her theater background combined with a lifetime of professional singing gives her an obvious command of the stage as well as the songs she sings. With a vocal style that ranges from early Joni Mitchell to Emmylou Harris, Laurie leaves audiences mesmerized by her stunning vocal delivery.

In 10 years of playing together, Jennings & Keller have released four CDs. They have received accolades and airplay from radio stations at one end of the country to the other. In true troubadour spirit, Laurie and Dana travel the country in their motor home, performing at festivals, cafes, wineries and house concerts. Along with developing a large and loyal fan base, they have earned a reputation for quality musicianship and expert storytelling.

Joining them will be Patrick Feehan and Rolfe Wyer. Patrick is a Bay Area musician and conductor who composes and arranges custom music for numerous Silicon Valley mega-companies. Among his accomplishments is originating the musical score for a Silicon Valley documentary narrated by Walter Cronkite for PBS. He has taught music at Peninsula educational institutions and conducts the wonderful Vallombrosa Choir performing at Menlo Park's Vallombrosa Center. He plays piano, keyboards and the cajon. Rolfe hails from Moss Beach and is a bass player and songwriter. He's written music for major entertainment networks, musical scores for Cagney & Lacey, The Smithsonian, proprietary sports exhibition themes and much, much more.

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!

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

Karen Sudjian and Jim Davidson

Aug 10, 8pm to 10pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

The Blues Broads

The Blues Broads


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The Blues Broads - Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli, and Annie Sampson - are the real deal, with deep roots in gospel and rock and roll, country and funk, and most especially the blues. Dorothy co-wrote and sang gospel's all-time bestseller, "Oh, Happy Day." She's sung with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Rita Coolidge, and Simon & Garfunkel. Tracy co-founded the legendary group Mother Earth and shared the stage with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead. Annie starred in the original San Francisco production of Hair, co-founded the popular rock group Stoneground, and has recorded with everyone from Elvin Bishop to Sammy Hagar, Taj Mahal to Elvis Costello. Angela came up in the Austin bar scene, learning from such blues greats as Muddy Waters and Otis Rush, Albert King and Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan. The point is, each of these women brings a full and rich lifetime of experience to the stage, and it shows in the depth of their performance.

The Blues Broads are backed by some of some of the best musicians in the business, Gary Vogensen on guitar, Steve Ehrmann on bass, Mike Emerson on keyboards, and Paul Revelli on drums. Honorary Blues Broad Deanna Bogart has played with Joe Louis Walker, Gatemouth Brown, the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Review, and Carole King. All the broads are great on their own, and they'll each take a turn in the spotlight, but it's when they sing together that the whole becomes even greater than the sum of the parts. Their last show at the Freight sold out, so get your tickets early for this blues bonanza. It should be a spectacular night.

Aug 10, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

Rising Star - Max Brody

After a yearlong hiatus, the Brody Trio is returning to CJC with new tunes and fresh new haircuts. Expect an action-packed evening chock full of adventure, romance, betrayal and reconciliation - but most of all, jazz music.
Band Members and Instrumentation:
Max Brody - Guitar;
Tyler Harlow - Bass;
Dillon Vado - Drums

Aug 10, 8pm to 10pm, California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison St, Berkeley

Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal @ The Starry Plough Pub

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-balkan-bacchanal-the-starry-plough-pub-tickets-48339118605

Aug 10, 8pm to 9pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Dark Side of the Rainbow

$10 suggested donation

The Wizard of Oz screening with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon soundtrack followed by vinyl listening party.

Aug 10, 8:30pm to 11:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley