Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

11/07/2018

Primavera

Nov 7, 11:45am to 2:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza - 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department's varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/119139.html

Nov 7, 12:15 noon to 1pm, Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley

"Antíkoni" by Beth Piatote

"Antíkoni"
By Beth Piatote
Limited run staged reading, directed by Jenni(f)er Tamayo

In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy, Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.

Preview: Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30PM
Performances: Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00PM and 7:00PM
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/121031.html

Nov 7, 1pm to 2:30pm, Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Kenan Obrien

Soulful Rock-- Bay Area style

Nov 7, 4:45pm to 7:45pm, Cheese Board Pizza - 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

Movie Night @Claremont

Wednesday, November 7th, 5:30pm Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian/ 2010/ 93 minutes. Award-winning Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond does a deep dive into Hollywood's portrayal of North American Natives during the last century.


Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30pm. Keeping Values and Sharing Stories with Malcolm Margolin. .Malcolm Margolin will tell stories and give examples of how Native People of California kept knowledge and transmitted values in a world without books or classrooms.


Wednesday November 21, 5:30pm Smoke Signals/ 88 minutes/ PG-13. Two young Coeur d'Alene Native Americans make a journey from their reservation to retrieve the remains of Victor's long-lost father. Based on a novel by Sherman Alexie.


Wednesday November 28- No movie-library closes early for the holiday.

Nov 7, 5:30pm to 7pm, 2940 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705

Stitch 'n Bitch

Nov 7, 6pm to 9pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Claire Grossman, Terry Taplin, Jacq Greyja

Claire Grossman studies English literature at Stanford and is co-curator of Cantíl, an Oakland-based reading series.

Terry Taplin is an MFA in Creative Writing Candidate at Saint Mary's College of California where he serves as an assistant poetry editor at MARY: A Journal for New Writing and is the inaugural Lambda Literary Fellow. He holds a Bachelor's in Classical Languages: Greek and Latin. He is a former slam champion and is the recipient of the Ina Coolbrith Prize for Undergraduate Poetry (academic year 14-15). Terry lives in Berkeley, is an instructional assistant in the English Dept. at Berkeley City College, and is interning as a marketing assistant at Omnidawn Publishing. He is the author of fragmenta (Marigold 2016).

Jacq Greyja is a nonbinary writer from California. They are a graduate student in the Creative Writing MFA program at San Francisco State University, where they are a William Dickey Poetry Fellow. Jacq's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hold: A Journal, BAMPFA, Bushel Collective, Bettering American Poetry Vol. II, Columbia Poetry Review, Apogee, Peach Mag, Berkeley Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Their first chapbook, GREATER GRAVE, debuted in summer 2018 from The Operating System.

Nov 7, 7pm to 9pm, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley

"Antíkoni" by Beth Piatote

"Antíkoni"
By Beth Piatote
Limited run staged reading, directed by Jenni(f)er Tamayo

In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy, Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.

Preview: Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30PM
Performances: Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00PM and 7:00PM
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/121031.html

Nov 7, 7pm to 8:30pm, Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC 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

Nov 7, 7pm to 11pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 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

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

Sculpting Air: Medieval & Modern Vocal Improv I

Sculpting Air: Medieval & Modern Vocal Improv I

Vajra Voices director, Karen Clark and composer/cellist/vocalist Theresa Wong present a workshop around the 12th century mystic Hildegard von Bingen; and, the Taoist Immortal, Sun Bu'er. Karen Clark will teach a chant by Hildegard von Bingen; and, Theresa Wong will lead the workshop in a vocal improvisation, sculpting sound around a poem of Sun Bu'er.

Suggested Donation: $35 per workshop; $60 for both.
Vajra Voices is an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. Your donations are tax deductible.

Nov 7, 7pm to 9pm, Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste St, Berkeley

Joni Mitchell 75th Birthday Tribute concert

Please join us for an evening of songs by one of the greatest poet-composers of our time.

Joni Mitchell celebrates her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018. What better way to pay homage to this beloved songwriter and musical pioneer than with a musical tribute, offered in love and admiration to the woman who has inspired generations!

East Bay vocalist Ann Moss leads a consortium of musicians active in the Bay Area's jazz, classical, rock and experimental scenes, including Matt Berkeley (keyboards), Emil Miland (cello), Meredith Clark (harp); d'Pajo, a Gypsy Jazz duo; The Mean Old Daddies, a funk ensemble; and A Sweeter Affair, a vocal ensemble.

Soprano Ann Moss is an acclaimed recording artist and champion of contemporary vocal music whose voice has been singled out for "beautifully pure floated high notes" (Opera News), "powerful expression" and "luminous tone" (San Francisco Classical Voice). Her albums Love Life and Currents, produced by multi-GRAMMY® award-winner Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound, feature premiere recordings of works by composers including Jake Heggie, John Thow, Liam Wade and Vartan Aghababian, as well as songs by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Weslie Brown. She can also be heard on releases from PARMA, Naxos, Albany, Arsis, Angels Share Records, and Navona Records. As co-founder and Artistic Director of new-music repertory group CMASH, Moss has created and premiered over one hundred and fifty new vocal works. She recently made her solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony singing the music of George and Ira Gershwin.

"This evening's performance is an expansion of my ongoing and evolving project, The Joni Mitchell Suite. This project explores the broad and multifaceted spectrum of musical worlds I inhabit, through the processes of arranging, performing and recording the music of Joni Mitchell. These original arrangements, conceived and created in a spirit of open collaboration, allow my colleagues and me to pay homage to the music that has nurtured and guided us to become the artists we are today. In many instances, they also serve to highlight Joni Mitchell's own artistic ties to the classical vocal genre of Art Song." - Ann Moss.

Tickets are $20 and are available in advance 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!

Nov 7, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Jazz in the Neighborhood Presents...Erika Oba Trio

As long time collaborators, composer, pianist/flutist, and educator Erika Oba and bassist Chris Bastian have developed a large repertoire of original work. For this performance, they are joined by drummer Evan Hughes in their debut performance as a trio. Between them, they have played with the Montclair Women's Big Band, jazz icons such as Joe Lovano and John Scofield, and across a wide range of musical traditions including jazz, opera, blues, flamenco, klezmer, huayno, musical theater, and Afrobeat. Drawing on influences ranging from Thelonious Monk to Okinawan sanshin music, they'll perform a dynamic set of original and arranged works.

Band Members and Instrumentation: Erika Oba - piano; Chris Bastian - bass;  Evan Hughes - drums

Artist/Group Website(s): https://jazzintheneighborhood.org/erika-oba-trio/

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

The Moth StorySLAM - BEGINNINGS

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.

Nov 7, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley