Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Big Dance Theater: 17c

Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The company's latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an exploration-part celebration, part inquisition-of the moral murkiness of Pepys' legacy as statesman and notorious philanderer, juxtaposing his own writings with the radical feminism of his contemporary, the playwright Margaret Cavendish, and the cult of online annotators at

Dec 13, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Playhouse



US progressive rock band from San Diego, California, founded 2008.

Dec 13, 8pm to 11pm, Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant), Berkeley