Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

08/10/2019

Salsa Festival

MUSIC, DANCING, ARTS & CRAFTS, GREAT FOOD, DRINKS, AND FABULOUS ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Admission: FREE Kids Zone:
FREE LIVE MUSIC
GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PERCUSSIONIST Christian Pepin y Su Orquesta Bembé

FENIX DANCE HOSTING Dancing Demonstrations and lessons "Dancing on the Plaza"
Professional Latin Dance Performance

D.J. "MAGIC" MIKE

DANCE A VISION
Children's Dance Performance

FAMILY ACTIVITIES
"Haute Trash" Selfie Booth
Snap a photo of yourself in recycled "haute couture" created by Haute Trash a group of resourceful artists who produce runway fashion shows made from society's trash to entertain, educate & empower others to think, reuse & recycle.

LEARNING AND ACTIVITIES HOSTED BY East Bay Community Energy
ECO KID'S ZONE
Face Painting, Organic Bubbles, Storytime, Farmers' Market Bingo

ARTS/ CRAFTS
Enjoy browsing the wares of local arts & crafts vendors

BEER - WINE - MOJITOS - ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE
DE NOVO WINERY
CALICRAFT BREWERY

FOOD DEMOS & SAMPLING - Locally sourced and organic Kitchen on Fire Cooking School Collective Kitchen & Bar

FEATURED FOOD FROM OUR FARMERS MARKETS VENDORS
Cafe Zambala - Desta Ethiopian - La Oaxaquena - ANDY & CINDY'S THAI GOOD - Tony's Kettle Corn & Crepes - Daniel's Caribbean Kitchen - Big Little Bowl Soups, Himalayan, Ethiopian, Sambusas, Tamales, Tacos, Pupusas, Quesadillas, Thai Curries, Egg Rolls, Crepes, Caribbean, Roti Wraps, Organic, Vegan Soups

Aug 10, 10am to 3pm, Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley

Bodies of Water by Yves Lamson

Author Reading of Bodies of Water by Yves Lamson
with Special Guest Reno Ursal, Author of Enlightenment

The Philippines are bodies of water, and so are we - Following the lives of four generations of women with an innate ability to speak to water, Bodies of Water straddles the border between reality and magic. Set against the lush and vibrant backdrop of rural Philippine life, familial myths collide with historical events and people. All the while, creatures of legend and folklore pulled from the rich tapestry that is the Philippine oral tradition lurk just beyond the safety of home in the dark, deep jungle. Vida, Valentina, Lailani and Karagatan know the secrets of the body; the water in each of us speaks to them. These women are healers, survivors and mothers. Yet more than simply tracing the lineage of these women whose personal history is weighty with magic and mysticism, Bodies of Water anchors these women to reality, placing them within historical events. World War II, the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, the reign of Marcos, and the subsequent diaspora of the Philippine people serve to ground - not drown these women, for they've learned to breathe underwater.

Yves Lamson is a first generation Filipino-Canadian writer who takes from the Philippine oral tradition to spin tales of fantastic creatures. He enjoys writing around the historical elements of the islands he is wistful and wondrous for. He is a writer by profession, but at the core he's a storyteller. Interested in preserving the intangible histories, he writes the stories down as a tool to not forget, to keep the precious things safe.

Aug 10, 3pm to 4pm, Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2066 University Ave, Berkeley

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

Aug 10, 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley