Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

01/20/2019

Flyover States, Marie Schumacher & the West Coast Players - Original Americana/Roots/Folk/R&B

Flyover States is the musical duo made up of Aaron Elliott and Steven Patton. Aaron and Steven have been playing and singing together for over ten years in various choirs, bands, and vocal ensembles. While Aaron and Steven's band Andrew's Ave. lets them fulfill their rock needs, Flyover States was created to explore their folk interests, allowing for more complex vocal arrangements and harmonies. Aaron and Steven met in college in Des Moines, IA and immediately made a musical connection. Together they've toured extensively and moved across the country to Portland, OR where they have continued to make music, teach, and write together.       

Marie Schumacher is a seasoned vocalist, guitarist and pianist who writes lyrical, finely-crafted songs with rock, Latin, R&B and Americana elements. Her influences include the Pretenders, Aimee Mann and the Cowboy Junkies. Marie is backed by a rootsy, versatile band that brings mastery and expansiveness to her soulful, literary tunes. Originally from the Boston area and an East Bay gal in the 90's, Marie is founder and artistic director of PDX Vox, Portland's community a cappella program. Playing with Marie are beloved long-time collaborators Steve Gibson (guitar), Jeremy Steinkoler (drums), Steven Patton (keys and vocals) and Aaron Elliott (bass and vocals).

Personnel:
Aaron Elliott, bass/vocals
Steven Patton, piano/vocals
Marie Schumacher, guitar/vocals
Steve Gibson, guitar
Jeremy Steinkoler, drums

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available 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!

Jan 20, 2pm to 4pm, The Back Room Music, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

Red Wood Tango

Jan 20, 3pm to 5pm, Maybeck Studio, 1537 Euclid Ave, Berkeley

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano, Cal Performances

Program:
Beethoven/Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Brahms/Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Mendelssohn/Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58

Jan 20, 3pm to 5pm, Hertz Concert Hall

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cal Performances

Program:
Program A (1/18 and 1/20)
Alejandro Cerrudo/Silent Ghost
William Forsythe/N.N.N.N.
Nacho Duato/Jardí Tancat
Crystal Pite/Grace Engine

Program B (1/19)
Emma Portner and Lil Buck/New Piece (music: Dev Hynes, with Third Coast Percussion) (Bay Area Premiere)

Jan 20, 3pm to 5pm, Zellerbach Hall

Cuban Rumba Jam


Free/Donations Encouraged
The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage attendees to donate online to ensure that we keep this community event alive!
Folkloric Afro-Cuban Rhythm & Dance Every 1st & 3rd Sunday!
Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.

Jan 20, 3pm to 5pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Americas * Honey&Salt * Great Walls * Rip Room * The Tunnel

americas (chico)
Honey and Salt (austin)

+ locals
Rip Room
The Tunnel
Great Walls (https://greatwalls.bandcamp.com/)

ALL AGES. Doors 5:30PM.
$10 + $2 membership
safe(r) space venue: no drugs no booze no jerks

924 Gilman, Berkeley, CA
An All Ages DIY, Volunteer Run, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, Music & Art Community Space Since 1986.

Jan 20, 5pm to 10pm, 924 Gilman 924 Gilman St, Berkeley

Full: Hālau O Keikialiʻi *Note: actual end time may vary.*

Kumu Hula Kawika Keikiali`I Alfiche and Hālau o Keikiali`I present an evening of live music, storytelling, and both ancient (Kahiko) and modern ('Auana) hula. The hula is a direct reflection of environment and in every dance there is a story. Come enjoy the stories and traditions of Hawaiian culture. "Always the dancers' feet [connect] to the earth, their hips to the sea and their arms to the sky" (Dance View Times).

Jan 20, 7pm to 8pm, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Victoria Vox

Victoria Vox is a ukulele-toting, award-winning songwriter and performer. With a passion for songwriting since she was 10 (first on keyboard, then on guitar), she studied at the Berklee College of Music and in 2003, took up the ukulele as her main accompaniment.

Since the release of her first ukulele album in 2006, ...and her Jumping Flea, Vox has been one of the leading songwriters on the ukulele scene (Ukulele Magazine featured her on the front cover and in a feature article). However, she straddles the folk scene as well, where she has opened for Jackson Browne, Tom Chapin, Leo Kottke, and Cheryl Wheeler. She performs mostly as a one-woman-band, incorporating a loop pedal and bass effect on her ukulele, while taking her own solos (on mouth-trumpet), and cutting through it all with her genuine lyrics and pure voice.

A stage name can be a becoming thing. "Vox" (in Latin) means voice, and along with her care for the environment (1% for the Planet member), she has written and donated songs to the American Aspergers Association and the Duchenne Foundation. On a lighter note, she also has perfected the mouth-trumpet which, to some, is considered a form of "beat-boxing." Vox takes improvisational solos echoing the tones of trumpet genius Chet Baker solely with her voice. This odd and quirky talent nonetheless landed her on the Jay Leno Show (2009) and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (2015).

2018 welcomes the release of her new album, Colorful Heart, which is whimsical, eclectic and full of heart. Vox is originally from Green Bay, WI and currently resides in Costa Mesa, CA.

Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available 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!

Jan 20, 7pm to 9pm, The Back Room Music, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley