Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

10/03/2018

Primavera

Jazz

Oct 3, 11:45am to 2:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Deep Basement Shakers

Lively piano-driven rhythm and blues music.

Oct 3, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, The Cheeseboard Pizza, 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Ruth Fallenbaum - African American Patients in Psychotherapy: Understanding the Psychological Effects of Racism and Oppression

African American Patients in Psychotherapy: Understanding the Psychological Effects of Racism and Oppression

African American Patients in Psychotherapy integrates history, current events, arts, psychoanalytic thinking, and case studies to provide a model for understanding the social and historical dimensions of psychological development across African American communities. Among the topics included are psychological consequences of slavery and Jim Crow, the black patient and the white therapist, the toll of even "small" racist enactments, the black patient's uneasy relationship with health care providers, and a revisiting of the idea of "black rage." Author Ruth Fallenbaum also examines the psychological potential of reparation for centuries of slave labor and legalized wage and property theft.

Ruth Fallenbaum, PhD, is a psychoanalytically oriented clinical psychologist in private practice in Berkeley, California.

Oct 3, 6pm to 8pm, University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Stitch 'n Bitch

Oct 3, 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

Oct 3, 7pm to 11pm, The Marsh Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Balkan Dance

This monthly event is a revival of '70s-style Berkeley folkdancing with some international request dancing to recorded music, capturing the spirit that David Nadel was inspired by when he opened Ashkenaz in 1973 with Balkan folkdancing. One does not need a live band to experience the communal pleasure of dancing together, and the dance lessons help newcomers join in the experience.

Doors at 6:30 pm / Balkan dance lesson at 7:00 pm / Dance at 8:00 pm
Tickets are $7
Buy Tickets Here

Oct 3, 7pm to 11pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...Ted Moore Quartet

Join us for an evening of Latin jazz with the Ted Moore Quartet, featuring original tunes and arrangements by the band's leader, Ted Moore.

Moore's passion for Brazilian music was solidified following two years spent living in Rio de Janeiro, performing and recording with some of the finest Brazilian jazz musicians. Tonight's compositions and arrangements reflect that passion, with new compositions and three world premieres. In addition to Moore on drums, the band features Dann Zinn (sax), Joe Gilman (piano), and Kai Eckhardt (bass).

Band Members and Instrumentation

Ted Moore - drums
Dann Zinn - sax
Joe Gilman - piano
Kai Eckhardt - bass

Artist Website: http://www.brasiliamusic.com

Oct 3, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory 2040 Addison Street, Berkeley,

Listening, Sounding, Moving, Being: improvisations with dancer Cilla Vee and musicians Karen Stackpole, Nancy Beckman, and Tom Bickley

Listening, Sounding, Moving, Being: Visiting movement artist Cilla Vee/Claire Elizabeth Barrett joins Karen Stackpole (percussion), Nancy Beckman (shakuhachi), and Tom Bickley (recorder and electronics) for a performance of experimental music and dance.

Oct 3, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Tiger Garage: a private studio in south Berkeley, disclosed to you when we confirm your reservation

Scott Amendola's Orchestra di Pazzi


Scott Amendola's Orchestra di Pazzo featuring Aurora Josephson (voice), Crystal Pascucci (cello), Phillip Greenlief, Raffi Garabedian (saxophone) (saxophones), Jason Hoopes (electrical bass), Tom Dimuzio (electronics), Mark Clifford (vibes), Ben Goldberg (clarinet), Zachary James Watkins (gtr/Elec.) Scott Amendola (director, drums/percussion/electronics)

For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn't so much an instrument as a musical portal. As an ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world's most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his wide-ranging rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists Jeff Parker, Nels Cline and Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, ROVA saxophonist Larry Ochs, and Tin Hat clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.

While rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area scene, Amendola has woven a dense and far-reaching web of bandstand relationships that tie him to influential artists in jazz, blues, rock and new music. A potent creative catalyst, the Berkeley-based drummer become the nexus for a disparate community of musicians stretching from Los Angeles and Seattle to Chicago and New York. Whatever the context, Amendola possesses a gift for twisting musical genres in unexpected directions. By employing custom designed electronics, including looping machines, pedals and ring modulators, he's continually expanding his sonic palette, exploring textures and rhythms with an improvisational sensibility.

"(Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola)...retain a shared enthusiasm for the sheer joy of making music that you can hear in every bar." Mr. Stu's Record Room

"Amendola, who played with Hunter in T.J. Kirk back in the early '90s, is the perfect partner for the guitarist, complementing his chilled funk with fat propulsion and deft melodic accents and counterpoint that never leave the listener noticing that only two folks are making the noise." Peter Margasak, emusic

"Amendola has complete mastery of every piece of his drumset and the ability to create a plethora of sounds using sticks, brushes, mallets, and even his hands." Steven Raphael, Modern Drummer magazine

"If Scott Amendola didn't exist, the San Francisco music scene would have to invent him."
- Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Oct 3, 8pm to 10pm, Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany

Said The Sky: 2018 Wide-Eyed Tour

Said The Sky
Playing piano and various instruments since the age of eight, Colorado native Trevor Christensen is coming forward with a fresh perspective on music. Bringing his melodic background and technical training into his music, he works to capture everything beautiful in what people know as EDM. His last 3 years have been devoted to his production, and bring the ideas build up in his head from his entire childhood to life. His music is, what he hopes it to be, an experience: A captivating blend of moving bass lines, and soaring melodies. This is nothing you want to miss.

Oct 3, 8pm to 10pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley

The Moth StorySLAM - EDUCATION

open mic storytelling competition

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
$10 (plus fees)
On Sale 9/26/18

Tickets on sale Wednesday, 9/26/18 at 12:30pm.

Prepare a five-minute story about knowledge. Gleaned from teachers or the streets, lessons learned. From the Ivy League to hard knocks, beauty school to a hospital residency. Hot for teacher, pencils down, wax on, wax off.

The Moth StorySLAM, according to the London Guardian, is "brilliant and quietly addictive." The Village Voice calls it "an exuberant moveable feast." Now that feast is moving to the Freight!

What is the Moth StorySLAM exactly? It's an open-mic storytelling competition. You're invited to watch and listen - and if you put your name in the hat, you might be selected to compete!

How to Tell a Story at The Moth StorySLAM:
First, consult www.themoth.org/events for the season line up of themes and prepare a 5 minute, true story, to be told without notes.

6:30pm: Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen.
7:30pm (SHARP): We'll pick the first name and the show will begin. Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer, and give a score. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner. The winner will compete with the year's other winners in our next GrandSLAM Championship.

Be forewarned: The Moth is for true stories. OK, there won't be a fact-checker there, and the FBI probably won't dig into your files to verify the names and dates and places, but please know, emphatically, The Moth is not for fiction stories. The tiny fictions and lies we tell ourselves are part of our "true stories" but fabricated people, places or events are not allowed.

The Moth is not a venue for readings; it is a venue for tellings. No notes, papers, or cheat sheets allowed. Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that sticks-one that has a conflict and a resolution.

Story tips:
No standup routines please: The Moth loves funny people but requires that all funny people tell funny stories. Steer clear of meandering endings: Your last line should be clear in your head. Start in the action and set up the stakes.

Oct 3, 9:30pm to 10:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley