Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

12/05/2018

Noon Concert: University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus and special guests

Wei Cheng, director
Join the University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, P5 and University Gospel Choir to celebrate this special time of the year!

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/119143.html

Dec 5, 12 midnight, Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley

Since When: Readings from the Bill Berkson Memoir

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of Since When: A Memoir in Pieces, by Bill Berkson

There will be a reception at 6:00 pm in More Moe's, our fourth floor art and rare book room. Readings begin in the basement at 7:00pm

Readers include:

Constance Lewallen
Nina Lewallen Hufford
Alan Bernheimer
John Zurier
Kit Robinson
Clark Coolidge
Lyn Hejinian
Claudia LaRocco
Renny Pritikin

Bill Berkson was a poet, art critic, and joyful participant in the best of postwar and bohemian American culture. Since When gathers the ephemera of a life well lived, a collage of bold-face names, parties, exhibitions, and literary history from a man who could write "of [Truman Capote's Black and White] ball, which I attended as my mother's escort, I have little recollection" and reminisce about imagining himself as a character from Tolstoy while tripping on acid at Woodstock. Gentle, witty, and eternally generous, this is Bill, and a particular moment in American history, at its best.

Dec 5, 6pm to 8pm, The basement at Moe's 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley CA

William Shakespeare's Cymbeline: King of Britain

The class of 117T presents William Shakespeare's Cymbeline: King of Britain.

See UC Berkeley Events calendar for more details:
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/pubaff/event_ID/121261.html

Dec 5, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley (Room B4)

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

Dec 5, 7pm to 11pm, The Marsh Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Balkan Dance

Doors at 6:30 pm / Balkan dance lesson at 7:00 pm / Dance at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $7

Buy Tickets Here
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.

Dec 5, 7pm to 10pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, 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

Dec 5, 7pm to 11pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley