Other events include a yoga book talk at Mrs. Dalloway’s, a fall equinox observation at the Lawrence Hall of Science and a performance of an underrated cello concerto.
Its origins date to 1960s music contests. Relaunched 20 years ago, the convention is being held Wednesday-Sunday this week in Berkeley’s Civic Center Park.
East Bay rock band Skip the Needle’s new EP explores Butler’s experience growing up in Pasadena before she became the author of the dystopian masterpiece ‘Parable of the Sower’ and other science fiction classics.
Other events include an adults-only comedy show at Live Oak Theater and an Indigenous-led art-making workshop at BAMPFA
Will Bernard, a Berkeley High alum long based in Brooklyn, released the album ‘Sky’ last week with clarinetist and vocalist Beth Custer, a longtime creative foil who inspires his most telegraphic lyricism.
Other events include a Death Cafe at the Berkeley Library and performances of King Lear and Kinky Boots.
The restaurant, moved from BAMPFA to San Pablo Avenue last year, is now dishing up music during a Wednesday night concert series.
Other events include the opening of ACCI Gallery’s group photography exhibit ‘Water is Sacred’ and the release of Oakland vocalist and composer Adrienne Shamszad’s second album, ‘Wash It All Away.’
The Shelley Doty X-Tet plays Freight & Salvage Saturday. Doty (class of ‘84) says X is the undetermined variable that gives the audience, and band, a special experience.
Other events include a showing of Disney’s Strange World’ and art exhibit openings at 120710 and UC Berkeley’s Worth Ryder Art Gallery.
The ‘Sacred Turn Up’ on Saturday will transform West Berkeley’s Ciel Creative Space into “an immersive Black art experience and party.” For organizers Tiffany Austin and Kenya Moses, it’s just the beginning.
Other events include a showing of Miyazaki’s Spirited Away at BAMPFA, Berkeley High reunion and talk by community historian Steve Finacom.