Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

01/12/2019

Second Saturday FairPle' Seisiun @ The Starry Plough Pub

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-saturday-fairple-seisiun-the-starry-plough-pub-tickets-54507617752

Jan 12, 2pm to 4pm, The Starry Plough Pub - 3101 Shattuck Avenue - Berkeley

Roundtable Reading: Front Desk by Kelly Yang *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. First, she lives in a motel. While her parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk. Second, her parents hide immigrants. If the mean motel owner finds out, the Tangs will be doomed. Third, she wants to be a writer. But her mom wants her to focus on math because English is not her first language. It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold onto her job, help the immigrants and guests, and go for her dreams?

Jan 12, 3pm to 4pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

West African Drumming Workshop Series with Mohamed Lamine Bangoura

2nd and 4th Saturday's:
October 13th, October 27th,
November 10th, November 24th,
and December 8th

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost: $125 for all 5 classes in series, or $30/class
Location: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA
RSVPs greatly appreciated.

Enrich your understanding of traditional West African Rhythms with Master Drummer (Djembefola) and artistic director, Mohamed Lamine Bangoura. Lamine has a deep wealth of knowledge & experience; his energy is unique and unparalleled!! Through his music, Lamine's passion for preserving the history and traditions is revealed through his open hearted eagerness to share his culture. This is an incredible opportunity to study with this master artist, rounding out your understanding of these complex polyrhythms.

In this mixed level drum workshop you'll glimpse into the true spirit of Africa, from the energetic rhythms to Lamine's heartfelt appreciation for this ancient instrument as a tool for human connection and language.

Join us!!!

Bring your drum if you have one! If you need a drum to use for class please message in advance. Drum rental fee = $5/class

Jan 12, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

The Inside Men

From the classic post-bop style to avant garde sensibility, the Inside Men bring their own thing to this art form called Jazz.  We are always finding new inspiration and originality in this powerful and profound music.  The Inside Men play inside, we play outside - and always with intensity and commitment.

http://www.theinsidemen.com/

Jan 12, 8pm to 10pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Indra's Net Theater Presents a Time for Hawking

A time of change. A time of discovery. One night, at a New Years Eve party in the beginning of 1963, three young people at the start of their academic careers find themselves asking questions that become unexpectedly personal. What is the nature of Time? What do we really know about the world around us? Is it possible to really know the laws of physics, or the laws of the human heart? Cosmology and Poetry, East and West, Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, all collide. And with a little bit of champagne and some dancing, maybe the answers will come out. But without doubt, nothing will ever be the same again, for any of them.

"Astonishing.....Excellent writing and emotionally acute acting keep us engaged, moved and educated during this extraordinary evening of theatre.
Charles Kruger, Theatrestorm

In "A Time for Hawking," Coughran rises to lyrical heights of physics and language-invoking mystical Indian parables to evoke moving planets and stars. From a male-driven game of croquet to a slowly, unfolding explanation of Einstein's theories, the intimate three person scene opens up our imaginations, too.
Barry Horowitz, Theatrius

Alan Coyne's portrayal of Stephen Hawking is riveting and powerful - a wonderful fit of actor to role. Tirumari Jothi as Jayant is unassuming and unflappable, But Stephen's alluring nemesis is Jane, played with stunning authority by a wonderful Adrian Deane. Proper and imperious, she is the immovable object that challenges Stephen's beliefs. As a Spanish literature student, intellectually strong and undaunted by the scientists, she represents the perspective of the humanities. She asserts her own world view with confidence and questions what Stephen and Jayant accept as the truth and beauty of cosmology. Victor Cordell, For All Events You needn't be frightened, though. In fact, physics are the best parts... abstract definitions and explanations become concrete... you might come closer to grokking why time speeds up and slows down, or what exactly theoretical physicists spend their time pursuing, than you ever have before. Deane does exquisite work... elevating Jane to a character of molten complexity.
Lily Janiack, SF Chronicle

Featuring:
Alan Coyne as Stephen Hawking
Adrian Deane as Jane Wilde
and Tirumari Jothi as Jayant Narliker

$30 General; $25 Students & Seniors (over 62) www.indrasnettheater.com or call our box office at (415) 613-9210 All performances include a pre-show talk which will begin a half hour before the show starts.

Jan 12, 8pm to 9:30pm, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley