Some of the city’s most prominent authors have new books out, including Alice Waters, Michael Lewis and Michael Pollan.
‘Sweetheart’ is a very satisfying comedy-drama. Also at the festival: ‘North By Current,’ a doc about a religious family’s struggles to come to terms with sex, sexuality and death.
A new art installation at the former landfill explores the region’s hidden history.
The video program begins with a new work providing commentary on the devastating effect of police misconduct, health disparities and gun violence on Black communities.
Playgoers drive into the parking lot of the Flax Art and Design store in downtown Oakland, watch through the windshields of their cars and listen through their FM radios.
“You have lived the same horror,” said Flanagan, who is appearing in a live program with the Bay Area Book Festival this evening.
She has spent 50 years molding and glazing porcelain collections.
The film focuses on the Cal Bearettes, the first majorette-style dance team in the University of California system.
Often referred to as a “weaver’s weaver,” the Berkeley fiber artist first learned her way around the loom while attending California College of the Arts and Crafts in the late 1940s. The show opens May 28.
The performances are part of a collaboration with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
‘Tell Them We Were Here’ gives an overview of the Bay Area’s contemporary art scene. ‘Riders of Justice’ is a violent film, but not an immoral one.
The installation will feature businesses, churches, and the political and social scene from 1940-2000.
Two women cook elaborate meals for each other: One fixes the Persian dishes her grandparents savored, while the other finally learns to love the Mexican cuisine of her roots.
The free-but-ticketed “celebration of extraordinary piano performances” runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.