Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Midnite Snaxxx // Choked Up (NYC) // Sarchasm // Coherence





ALL AGES. $10.
safe(r) space venue: no drugs, no alcohol, no bigoted behavior.

3:30pm to 4:30pm, 924 Gilman, 924 Gilman St, Berkeley

Free Live Jazz

4:30pm to 6:30pm, The Musical Offering, 2430 Bancroft Way, 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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5pm to 7pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Jim Grantham Quartet

7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Jim Grantham Quartet

7pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Berkeley Symphony -- Barber, Higdon, Clyne, Ravel

2018-19 Program I: Higdon & Ravel

Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal
Higdon: Violin Concerto
Clyne: Night Ferry
Ravel: La Valse

Ming Luke, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin

*Please note: Concert begins at 7 pm

7pm to 9pm, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Poetry Flash presents the Watershed Enviromental Festival Kickoff, with Iris Jamahl Dunkle and Ann Fisher-Wirth

Iris Jamahl Dunkle's book of poems is Interrupted Geographies. She is a featured reader on the Strawberry Creek Walk and the Watershed Environmental Poetry stage on October 13 in Berkeley. Camille T. Dungy says, "While Iris Jamahl Dunkle writes specifically about particular places and people-some famous and some little known-there's no way to read these poems without understanding the ways she is always writing about you and also about me." She is the former Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, and her second collection, There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air, is about the untold history of Sonoma County. Her debut collection, Gold Passage, was selected by Ross Gay for the Trio Prize from Trio Press (2013).

A previous featured reader at Watershed, Ann Fisher-Wirth's new book of poems is Mississippi, a "verbal/pictorial" collaboration with Maude Schuyler Clay, an acclaimed, much exhibited Mississippi-born photographer. Billy Collins says, "Fisher-Wirth's poems are not direct responses to Clay's photographs. Rather, her poems are voices-sometimes down-home, other times, uptown-that offer a complementary way of calling forth the spirit of a particular landscape. The attention of the eye and the ear are both quickened by this winning collaboration." Ann Fisher-Wirth is a poet known for her environmental focus; she is the co-editor of The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013). Her own collections include Blue Window, Five Terraces, Carta Marina, and Dream Cabinet. Among her honors are the Rita Dove Poetry Award, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award, and two Mississippi Arts Commission Poetry Fellowships.

7:30pm to 8:30pm, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley

Reidemeister Move

Reidemeister Move<br/><br/>Since 2011, Reidemeister Move has explored and expanded the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation for their instruments.

8pm to 10pm, CNMAT, 1750 Arch Street, Berkeley