Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar


Tent City Film Screening (FREE)

6:30pm Resource Fair / 7:00pm Doors Open / 7:30pm Event Starts
La Peña Cultural Center & The San Francisco Foundation Present: Tent City


Live Music by Destiny Muhhammad Trio ft. WolfHawkJaguar
Film Screening of Tent City
Resource Fair
Somatic Release by Namaste Ready
Libations by Obatayese Ogunlano
Community Discussion
Q&A, moderated by Davey D. from KPFA

Film Synopsis:
From Writer & Director Adimu "WolfHawkJaguar" Madyun comes the story of Cicero Jacobs. Jacobs is a loving father and husband who falls into deep depression and mental collapse after his wife dies from cancer. Tent City highlights the impact of unprocessed grief on mental health in America, the toll that gentrification has taken on the city of Oakland (nation wide), and ignites a call to action to reclaim our humanity in the midst of our ever changing world. "In a city of tents, every tent has a story." It is up to us to change the narrative of homelessness, mental trauma, and despair.
Film length: 30 minutes
Produced by 393films
"A simple drive from one side of Oakland to the other will reveal to anyone just how serious homelessness is in the city. In a new film, Tent City, the compelling story of a search for a homeless family member covers the same geographic ground." - KQED Arts
About Destiny Muhhammad Trio
Lead by jazz harpist and vocalist, Destiny Muhhammad, the trio will feature Tent City filmmaker/musician WolfHawkJaguar performing original music inspired by the film.
About Adimu "WolfHawkJaguar" Madyun

Passion, Spirit, Prosperity and Pain directly influence the multi talented artist. The California native is currently living in Oakland Ca. He is a prolific musician, actor and award winning film maker. His passion for social justice, culture, mysticism and adventure are all present in his art.

Feb 21, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. , Berkeley, CA, 94705, United States

TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Lisa Wymore\
Eden Cayabyab, Joyce Chan, Erik Lee, Michelle Lin, Latanya d. Tigner, Namrata Subramanian and Mitali Yadav, Lisa Wymore

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?

The program features new pieces created by Bay Area choreographers Lisa Wymore, Latanya Tigner, and Erik Lee, as well as pieces created by emerging student choreographers and campus dance groups.


Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 8 p.m. *
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 8 p.m.

<b>* Accessibility:</b>

Wheelchair accessible spaces and assistive listening devices are available for all performances. Live audio description, a pre-show haptic access tour, and ASL interpretation will be provided for the performance on Saturday, February 22. Please reserve an audio headset, an access tour, or other access services by completing this form.


<em>East and West: The Fusion of 2 Cultures</em>
by Namrata Subramanian & Mitali Yadav (Maya at Cal)

<em>Com. De/vices</em>
by Erik Lee

by Joyce Chan

<em>Cycle</em> (audio described dance)
by Lisa Wymore

by Michelle Lin (Fei Tian Dancers)

by Eden Cayabyab

<em>United in Belonging</em>
by Latanya d. Tigner

Feb 21, 8pm to 9:30pm, Zellerbach Playhouse

MILOS and Friends: The Voice of the Guitar

MILOS returns to Berkeley for a concert of virtuosic solo works by Bach, Granados, and de Falla, and is joined by an ensemble of gifted collaborators for arrangements of classical music by Rodrigo, Boccherini, and Piazzolla; popular standards from Brazil and Mexico; and intimate renditions of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, of the Beatles.

Feb 21, 8pm to 10pm, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Barry "The Fish" Melton and Banana

Barry "The Fish" Melton
Former lead guitarist/singer with Country Joe & the Fish (he led the "No Rain" cheer at the original Woodstock Festival), Barry is a founding member of Dinosaurs. He currently reside in Lake County, CA where he continues his 30 year plus career as a defense attorney.

Former keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist with The Youngbloods, Banana has recently been a member of the band Zero and the Michael Barclay Band.

Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free. 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!

Feb 21, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra *Note: actual end time may vary.*

David Milnes, Music Director

Debussy - Jeux
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical talents, while at the same time presenting outstanding musical programs to the campus and wider Bay Area communities. Past conductors have included Modeste Alloo, Albert Elkus, Joaquin Nin-Culmell, Michael Senturia, and Jung Ho-Pak. David Milnes, who is also Music Director for the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, has served as the University Symphony Orchestra's Music Director since 1996. Rehearsing and performing works of faculty and graduate student composers has long been a core mission for the orchestra; the Symphony's program regularly feature the world premiere of a major new work by a Berkeley composer. In addition, the orchestra has premiered several works of established composers. The University Symphony Orchestra now performs several evening and noon concerts each semester, supports a chamber orchestra, and continues during the summer months as the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony. An annual concerto competition results in concerto performances by the orchestra's leading soloists, and regular coaching for each section are given by a number of Bay Area professional musicians.

Feb 21, 8pm to 9pm, Hertz Concert Hall