DAVID LANCE GOINES SHOW/SALE The celebrated Berkeley print maker and graphic designer David Lance Goines will be among several artists showing their work at the Hillside Club at 2286 Cedar St. Saturday Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goines will be exhibiting with Keith Cranmer, a visual artist in paper and metal media; Kenjilo Nanao, a lithographer and painter; Gail Chadell Nanao, a Berkeley painter; Peter Rutledge Koch, an artist, writer and printer; Ellen Heck, a fine art printmaker; mid-20th century Bay Area style painter Stan Washburn; and Rigel Stuhmiller, a Berkeley printmaker and illustrator. Admission is free. Forty percent of sales benefit the Hillside Club. Visit the Hillside Club online for details.
CORRUPTING THE VOTE The Berkeley Forum at UC Berkeley is holding a talk at 4:00 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 8, on the subject of “corrupting the vote.” The event will feature Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and takes place on campus at 112 Wurster Hall. Lessig will address “money’s role in the disenfranchisement of voters.” The Berkeley Forum is non-partisan, student-run forum for the expression and debate of a wide range of ideas, on issues both topical and timeless. All Forum events are open to the public.
NEXTARTS SHOW/PARTY NextSpace Berkeley and Refined Arts are throwing a party and NextArts exhibit this evening, Friday, 5-8pm, to show the local artists and art collection featured at NextSpace Berkeley. Meet the artists whose work adorns the walls of the downtown Berkeley co-working space (home to Berkeleyside), learn more about the 75+ piece art collection that spans its two floors, and get 20% off the price if you buy tonight. The art collection features work from 12 local artists, including a 50ft-wide photomosaic mural created by Trevor Parham, a NextSpace member, and the art consultant behind Refined Arts. Artists include Kadir Barry, Gregorio de Masi, Jon Fischer, James Gayles, David Gilbert, Unity Lewis, David Monette, Christine Morlock, Trevor Parham, Lamberto Roque, Keli Walker, Lee West, and Jamie Treacy. All of the artwork will be for sale. Entrance is free and there’ll be a cash-only cocktail bar run by DC Spirits, as well as snacks. NextArts, NextSpace, 2081 Center St. Berkeley, 5-8pm.
BHS 50TH CLASS REUNION On Friday Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9 the Berkeley High School Spring/Fall classes of 1963 will come together to celebrate its 50th year
Class Reunion. The night promises to be a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. A total of 850 students from both classes graduated from Berkeley High in 1963. The reunion will takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn, Emeryville, CA. For information, please visit the BHS Class of 1963 website.
CHORUS CONCERT The UC Chamber Chorus and the University Chorus will perform Randall Thompson, Tavener, Durufle and more on Sunday Nov. 10 at Berkeley’s First Congregational Church on Channing. Marika Kuzma is director of the University Chorus, Li-Wen Monk is guest director and Jonathan Dimmick is the organist. Expect to hear: Randall Thompson: Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord from Requiem; Eric Whitacre: Thank you God for this most amazing day or Sainte Chapelle; Paul Brantley: Psalm 89, Part 1; Tavener: Funeral Canticle; Durufle: Requiem. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss these other events recently featured on Berkeleyside:
Back to the roots: Evan Ziporyn plays Berkeley
End of an era: Liquidation sale at Serendipity Books
Berkeley Playhouse’s ‘A Little Princess’ is exuberant, lively
Big Screen Berkeley: Great Expectations
Check out Berkeleyside’s event calendar for many more events, and make sure to post your community happenings there too.