Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar

03/01/2020

Duo Gadjo

Duo Gadjo's music is largely inspired by the sounds of the `20's and `30's, when Jazz was the new thing and Paris was the place to be.

Their style is often called "Gypsy Jazz," as pioneered by the great guitarist Django Reinhardt, who created this new genre by infusing the American art form with his French and Gypsy influences. Duo Gadjo's repertoire, featuring Isabelle Fontaine on vocals, includes many French classics as sung by Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand and others, as well as standards from the Great American Songbook. Their distinctive French Cafe sound emanates from their Gypsy guitars, with the addition of the melodica.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, general admission; $10 for Students with ID. 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!

Mar 1, 2:30pm to 4:30pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States

Cuban Rumba Jam (Community Event)

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.

Mar 1, 3pm to 5pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

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.

<b>Performances:</b>

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.

<b>Program:</b>

<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

<em>Aftershocks</em>
by Joyce Chan

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

<em>Equinox</em>
by Michelle Lin (Fei Tian Dancers)

<em>Metamorphosis</em>
by Eden Cayabyab

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

Mar 1, 8pm to 9:30pm, Zellerbach Playhouse