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

October 2018
The 1980s-Blockbusters!
Friday, October 5 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 / 115 min. / PG / CC


It's 1936. The US government hires archaeologist "Indiana" Jones (Harrison Ford) to find the Ark of the Covenant before Nazi Commander Arnold Toht grabs it for Hitler. The Germans believe the Ark will make their armies invincible. Marion Ravenwood (Karen Black), who is an old love interest of Indy's, joins him in a wildly daring, suspenseful mission to defeat Toht. George Lucas co-wrote the story and co-financed the film. Directed by Steven Spielberg.



Friday, October 12 Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 1988 / 104 min. / PG / CC


In this film, set in 1947 LA, humans and animated cartoon characters ("Toons") co-exist on the screen. When "Toon" Roger Rabbit gets framed for the murder of a businessman who owns Toontown, he hires rumpled Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) to clear his name. Eddie racks up delicious allusions to Noir as he does. Kathleen Turner voices Jessica Rabbit, Roger's partly human wife, and Christopher Lloyd is the villain, Judge Doom. Robert Zemeckis directs.



Friday, October 19 E.T. the Extraterrestrial 1982 / 115 min. / PG / CC


Steven Spielberg directs E.T., a science fiction fantasy. Young Elliott befriends a space alien who accidentally has been left behind by his spaceship's crew. The boy and his siblings decide to hide E.T. until he can be rescued. As Elliott begins to experience a psychic connection with E.T., US government scientists start to hunt E.T. for their own purposes. At the same time, Elliott and E.T. fall ill. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beloved films of all time.



Friday, October 26 The Shining 1980 / 146 min. / R / CC


Aspiring writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) accepts a job as winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. His wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and pre-school age son Danny (Danny Lloyd) go with him.. Jack hears the disturbing story that a former caretaker had gone mad while there, murdered his family and killed himself-but keeps it to himself. With six months ahead of them, they settle in, cut off from the world.

November 2018 On-Screen Chemistry Before 1950
Friday, November 2 Swing Time 1936 / 103 min. / NR


Small town vaudevillian Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire) is a no-show for his own wedding, but he still hopes to marry his girl. He seeks the wealth he thinks he needs in New York City, where he meets Penny (Ginger Rogers), a dancing instructor. It's a big conflict for Lucky, but the starstruck two form a successful dance act...and fall for each other. Arguably, Swing Time has the most complex dancing and the most plausible romance in the Astaire/Rogers franchise.



Friday, November 9 To Have and Have Not 1944 / 100 min. / NR


Based on the Ernest Hemingway novel and directed by Howard Hawks, this is a romantic adventure drama that centers on Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart), a fishing boat captain in the Vichy France-controlled colony of Martinique. A very young Lauren Bacall plays Slim, a steamy American singer who seduces Morgan ("You know how to whistle, don't you?") When Morgan reluctantly agrees to use his boat to rescue Resistance fighters, will Slim stand by him?



Friday, November 16 Adam's Rib 1949 / 101 min. / NR


Married couple Garson Kanin and actress Ruth Gordon wrote the screenplay for this classic comedy. It's about married lawyers (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) who face off as prosecutor and defense attorney in the trial of Doris Attinger (Judy Holliday) for the attempted murder of her two-timing husband (Tom Ewell). Holliday is priceless. Directed by George Cukor, Adam's Rib is # 7 on the American Film Institute's Top Ten List of Romantic Comedies.



Friday, November 23 LIBRARY CLOSED-Day After Thanksgiving



SPECIAL PRESENTATION IN APPRECIATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS

Friday, November 30 The New World 2006 / 150 min. / PG-13


Terrence Malik ("The Tree of Life") wrote and directed this film depicting the 1607 founding of Jamestown Colony in Virginia. Yes, Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell) travels upriver, is captured and held prisoner by Chief Powhatan. Smith and the Chief's daughter, Pocohontas (Q'orianka Kilcher), do fall in love. But the filmmaker chooses to focus on the natural world's deep, dreamlike impact on them, not ephemeral chemistry. Their dream does not last, not for them, not for their "tribes." In 2006, The New World opened to mildly positive reviews, but it has grown in stature since then. Emmanuel Luzbeki's brilliant cinematography is often cited as its crowning achievement. Mick LaSalle has called the film a masterpiece and the best film of its decade. Roger Ebert 4-starred it from the start.

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

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

Karen Sudjian and Jim Davidson

Aug 10, 8pm to 10pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 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

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

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

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

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