Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


North Berkeley Jazz Quartet

Sep 15, 11:45am to 2:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Melvin Leonard and his Hot Sauce Band

Sep 15, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

SHITxFEST 2k18: A Celebration Of Bay Area DIY

Saturday September 15th!
Come by Gilman for a night of up and coming and more experienced DIY punk and metal noise from all over the bay!

False Freedom
Doc and the Parasites
Elderly Abuse
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
George Crustanza
Defenestration of Prague

+ EVEN MORE TBADoors 5pm- $5-$20 sliding scale + $2 annual membership

Sep 15, 5pm to 11pm, 924 Gilman, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley

Possum Family Singers @ The Starry Plough Pub

Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 5-7. Sometimes rollickin', sometimes introspective, The Possum Family Singers bring you singer/songwriters, country, pop, old-school, new school, and special guests. Tips appreciated!

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Sep 15, 5pm to 6pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley


McKennaTown is a four-man acoustic ensemble, with David Brownell on mandolin and violin, Berne Reuben on percussion, Joe Saah on stand-up bass, and Steve McKenna on guitar and vocals. We play songs that Steve has been writing and performing in the Bay Area over the past thirty-odd years, and they incorporate folk, rock and roll, blues, and country influences; we also do our own arrangements of some of our favorite songs by people like The Drifters, The Beatles, Tom Petty, and Jimmy Cliff. Collectively, Steve, David, Berne, and Joe bring more than a century of musical experience to the table, a

Sep 15, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Cafe Leila, 1336, 1724 San Pablo Ave

Kamikazee, Out of Slumber, P.R.E., Kamandag


is a Filipino rock band formed in 2000. The band is composed of Jay Contreras (vocals), Jomal Linao and Led Tuyay on (Lead and Rhythm Guitar), Puto Astete (Bass) and Bords Burdeos (Drums). Tagpuan US Tour marks Kamikazee's comeback concert tour after two years, since their "Huling Sayaw" goodbye tour in 2015.

Sep 15, 7pm to 8pm, The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, near Downtown Berkeley BART, Berkeley, CA, 94704

The Inside Men

Sep 15, 8pm to 10pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA

Blank Sessions Vol. 2- Ali Paris, Pappa Bear + Graham Patzner, Zebra Operation, 7e @ The Starry Plough Pub

Welcome to Blank Sessions Vol. 2. If you were at last month's first ever Blank Sessions, you'll know not to miss this one.

Please open your mind before entering the building.


Japanese Contingency of the Famed Voodoohop Collective

Ali Paris
World Reknowned Qanunist and Vocalist

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Sep 15, 8pm to 10pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

T Sisters

The T Sisters are a genuine sister group based in the creative hub of Oakland, California. The group is made up of Erika (guitar, vocals), Rachel (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Chloe Tietjen (percussion, vocals). Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters' sound represents a continuum of music: from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana. The sisters' contemporary yet classic sound invites a range of likenesses, from the Andrews Sisters and the Pointer Sisters to modern family bands like the Avett Brothers and First Aid Kit. With their soaring sibling harmonies, sassy stage presence, and inventive songwriting, these three sisters embody a fresh and soulful take on folk/Americana music.

Sep 15, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley

Mafaro eZimbabwe: KTO Project with Special Guests Musekiwa & Chinyakare Ensemble

The KTO Project is collaborating with the Chinayakare Ensemble and Zimbabwean musicians and dancers to celebrate the music of the people - Chimurenga music - and to celebrate its roots in traditional mbira music played by the ancestral Shona people in Zimbabwe.

The KTO Project will bring more than 15 musicians and dancers and a community choir together to perform a concert of ancestral songs of Zimbabwe and the popular, socially impactful music developed from the ancestral forms generations later.

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm
Tickets are $15 Advance / $18 Day of Show
Buy Tickets Here

Sep 15, 8pm to 11pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

CHILEXICO: Fiestas Patrias en La Peña - Live Cumbia & Folklore!

$16 Advance / $20 Door ($22 Credit)
La Peña Cultural Center proudly presents CHILEXICO – a celebration of Chile & Mexico’s Independence Days, featuring an incredible lineup of Bay Area talent and special guests!
The evening starts off with folklore by: Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano, Mariela Herrera and Grupo Araucaria Danzas de Chile! Following the folklore, we bring you a full-on FIESTAS PATRIAS PARTY till 1am with: Discos Resaca Collective, Los Chicos Buenos and DJ Gabriel Lautaro.
So bring your Cumbia dancing shoes & cash for the TEQUILA & PISCO BAR, and come hungry for the delicious MEXICAN AND CHILEAN FOOD stands by Los Cilantros restaurant and El Mesón de Violeta!
Don’t miss this unique night and secure your tickets before they sell out at!
8:30pm DJ Lautaro
9:15pm Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano
9:35pm DJ Lautaro
10pm Mariela Herrera & Grupo Araucaria Danzas de Chile
10:20pm Los Ch (View Full Event Description Here:

Sep 15, 8:30pm to 9/15 12 midnight, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley

Lyrics Born, AMP Live, A-Plus

Lyrics Born

Born: Tokyo, Japan
Currently: Los Angeles, California, United States
Rapper from Berkeley, California. Known for his work with the Solesides crew, most notably in partnership with Lateef the Truth Speaker.

AMP Live


East Oakland, CA based Rapper/Producer and founding member of Souls Of Mischief & Hieroglyphics.

Sep 15, 8:30pm to 11:30pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley