Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

08/22/2018

Storytime on Solano: Imagination Flannel Boards

Boards Bring your little ones to Pegasus on Solano for a fun, interactive, and educational morning. Imagination Flannel Boards will be on hand to share stories and songs that spark your children's imagination. They will engage with the storyteller through singing, repetition, and movement. They will cheer when the ducklings find their mother and laugh when the Old Lady swallows a cow! Every 4th of the month at Pegasus Books Solano.

Aug 22, 10:30am to 11:30am, Pegasus Books Solano 1855 Solano Ave, Berkeley

Stitch 'n Bitch

Aug 22, 6pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Stitch 'n Bitch

Aug 22, 6pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Craig & MacGregor Band

Join The Craig & MacGregor Band for an evening of "Not Just Jazz," cheap drinks, good friends, and complimentary food from Bacheesos on Telegraph. Bar opens at 6:30pm | Music

Aug 22, 7pm to 11pm, The Marsh Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...Dan Zemelman + Joe Warner

Dan Zemelman and Joe Warner bring their unique talents to the stage with solo and duo piano performances that feature original compositions and arrangements of jazz/pop standards.

With completely unique and differing styles, Zemelman & Warner each bring their loyalty and love of the piano to the table to make for a powerful and passionate listening experience. Warner brings a strong New Orleans/modern jazz influence while Zemelman brings his long-standing relationship with bebop, post-bop and modern jazz piano stylings.  Together, this will prove to be a most magical and memorable evening of jazz piano!

Dan Zemelman is a leader and innovator of jazz music in the San Francisco Bay Area scene.  He has performed/toured with Lee Konitz and John Lee Hooker, performed at major festivals and venues across the SF Bay Area and has taught at Stanford Jazz Institute, Jazzcamp West and Lafayette Jazz Camp.  He brings his experience of many different genres of music and combines technique with heart and soul in a way that gives audiences a full, rich musical experience.

Joe Warner is one of the Bay Area's brightest young talents. He frequently works with Miss Faye Carol and has worked with Stephanie Crawford, Marcus Shelby, Johnny Talbot, Mary Stallings, The California Honeydrops, and more.


Artist Websites:
http://www.danzemelman.comhttps://www.joewarnermusic.com

Aug 22, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory, 2040 Addison Street, Berkele

Kahulanui


Kahulanui
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Grammy-nominated Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Kahulanui, which means the big dance, is an inspiration passed down from grandfather Robert Kahulanui Naipo, to father Rodgers L.L. Naipo, Sr., to Kahulanui band leader, Lolena Naipo, Jr. Lolena remembers listening to his grandfather's stories about playing in the Royal Hawaiian Band in an era when horns and drums were a big part of Hawaiian music. In the 1930s and 40s, Hawaiian swing got the whole house jumping. Today Kahulanui gives Hawaiian swing new life!


Patrick Makuakāne

(Director, Kumu Hula) is a creative force in the hula world, and is well known for his innovative choreography. His work is grounded in the traditions and fundamentals of hula, and he labors to keep traditional dances intact as they have been for generations. He has also developed a unique style of hula (called hula mua) that uses modern music to provide a whole new dimension to the poetry of hula.Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Mr. Makuakāne began dancing at the age of 13 and went on to study with some of Hawai'i's most recognized hula masters, including John Keola Lake and Robert Cazimero.

In 2000, he began intensive traditional studies with hula master Mae Kamāmalu Klein in Hawai'i and, after three years, achieved the recognized status of kumu hula (hula master). This achievement culminated in a traditional 'uniki 'ailolo graduation ceremony and connects Mr. Makuakāne to a hula lineage stretching back for generations. His studies were made possible by funding from a prestigious two-year Irvine Fellowship in Dance.

Mr. Makuakāne has received numerous awards for his choreography, including several Isadora Duncan Dance Awards ("Izzies"). In 2006, he received a lifetime achievement award from the San Francisco Ethnic Dance F

Aug 22, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street

Jesse Straus Quartet

Making their Jup debut, bassist Jesse Strauss hails from east Oakland and brings a soulful jazz ensemble, with flashes of funk, rock and cumbia.
https://www.facebook.com/jesse.strauss.7

Aug 22, 8pm to 11pm, Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel

A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz's Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen & Mars Hotel launched a weekly residency in late 2011. Led by acclaimed guitarist-singer Allen (of Phil Lesh & Friends, Melvin Seals & JGB, Ghosts of Electricity), a revolving cast of incredibly talented musicians inhabits Mars Hotel, drawing from the Grateful Dead's vast catalog to delight Deadheads and dancers of all generations. A Mars Hotel show is always an energetic evening of good vibes, good music, and good community.

When it became apparent that Jerry Garcia had played his final show in 1995, Stu Allen began working to keep Garcia's music, sound, and spirit alive in the concert setting. He regularly works with Phil Lesh and has also played sets with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Allen is perhaps most known for fronting Melvin Seals' tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band from 2004 to 2011. He received more national acclaim in 2010 when he toured with Dark Star Orchestra. Allen shares the Grateful Dead's commitment to making each performance a unique event, from preparation to execution. He will perform multiple shows before playing the same song twice, and even then, that song will not be realized in quite the same way.

Mars Hotel takes this idea a step further by presenting a new band at each performance. Drawing from the rich music scene of the Bay Area, Allen has assembled a broad and ever-rotating group of musicians that makes each concert a once-only experience. As far as Grateful Dead tribute bands go, this is a concept that has never been done before.

Aug 22, 8pm to 10:59pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley