Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Michael Chabon: Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Michael Chabon: Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

Join us for a very special early Father's Day event. Michael Chabon will read from "Pops", due out soon in paperback.

"Magical prose stylist" Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays-heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise-on the meaning of fatherhood.

For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then thirteen, to Paris Men's Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season; Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at "thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties," sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the impulse that the whole thing was a massive waste of time. Despite his own indifference, however, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son's passion. The piece quickly became a viral sensation.

With the GQ story as its centerpiece, and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, Pops illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon

Jun 10, 7pm to 8pm, In the basement of Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

Freight Open Mic

Freight Open Mic
The longest running open stage in the Bay Area now has free admission! Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly - and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

Jun 10, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Freight & Salvage

Jazz Stories: Live Jazz. Wonderful Stories.

This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Solano People love hearing jazz...and hearing about it. Musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich were original, colorful characters artists who said and did astonishing things. Fortunately their colleagues cared enough to document these moments in stories and pictures and we now have a rich repository of photos and anecdotes about these artists, and about the American songwriters and composers who created the raw material of jazz. Jazz Stories is a performance of the songs of jazz from its most creative periods intensified with illuminating, funny and touching true stories of the time. Come hear music and jazz stories you probably have never heard...but will never forget. Hosted by Richard Leiter. The first Tuesday of every month at Pegasus Books Solano. ------------------------------------------------------------- 50 Years of Pegasus Books: 1969-2019 A week of special events celebrating 50 years of independent bookselling in Berkeley and Oakland. . ------------------------------------------------------

Jun 10, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Pegasus Books Solano, 1855 Solano Ave, Berkeley