Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


String Quartet Sundays featuring "The Town"

May 5, 1pm to 3pm, The Musical Offering Cafe, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Folk Music of Afghanistan Before the Wars

A lecture by Professor Mark Slobin
Back in 1967-72, Mark Slobin surveyed and described the folk musics of the Central Asian peoples of northern Afghanistan.
He will illustrate their musical traditions along with an introduction to the period and the peoples.
Dr. Slobin is Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus
Wesleyan University
New book: Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back
Suggested donation: $10 cash or check at the door

May 5, 1pm to 3pm, Silk Road House, 1944 University Ave, Berkeley

The House of the Spirits

Michael Moran

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende's best-selling novel, Caridad Svich's <em>The House of the Spirits</em> follows three generations of the Trueba family-their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country. This darkly poetic adaptation incorporates magical realism to weave the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

May 5, 2pm to 4pm, Zellerbach Playhouse