‘What Has Been and What Could Be’ draws from the hidden corners of the museum’s holdings, surfacing a diverse selection of art rarely on display.
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Remembering a Berkeley icon who helped shape the world of cinema
BAMPFA’s six-week tribute to Tom Luddy opens in June, featuring visits by Werner Herzog, Philip Kaufman, Alice Waters and others.
World-premiere musical directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer in Berkeley Rep’s 2023-24 season
The theater also brings us a visit to Boonville, a ‘Grapes of Wrath’ return trip, a dark comedy by the creator of ‘Russian Doll,’ and more.
One woman’s desire for a baby becomes a dark obsession in Shotgun Players’ ‘Yerma’
Melinda Lopez’s adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s Spanish classic begins previews May 20.
From sitar to ukuleles — it’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Freight
Both classes and concerts explore musical traditions at the Downtown Berkeley venue — watch samples on the Freight & Salvage’s website.
This year’s Berkeley Bluegrass Festival explores the music’s early influences and features rising stars
The Freight & Salvage’s annual event April 21-23 offers three nights of music and two days of workshops, an interview and a singalong.
Sharing a laugh with Machiavelli at Central Works
A primer for “Mondragola” — on comic plays, Machiavelli and mandrake roots. Performances have been extended through April 23.
Ashby Stage keeps the doors open to all
Shotgun Players offers pay-what-you-can tickets to preview performances, including ‘The Triumph of Love’ this weekend.
Cambodian Rock Band grooves at Berkeley Rep
Genre-bending play with live music returns to its Addison Street birthplace, where Bay Area native Lauren Yee developed it during a summer residency.
BAMPFA presents five decades of work by Chicana artist Amalia Mesa-Bains
The Bay Area artist’s installations, shown in major museums, have taken home altars and roadside shrines in new directions.
‘Paradise Blue’ takes us to a Detroit jazz club in 1949 — with urban ‘renewal’ on the horizon
Aurora Theatre offers the second play in Dominique Morisseau’s trilogy — the first part, ‘Detroit ’67,’ ran in 2018.
BAMPFA presents the paintings of Frank Moore — a performance artist, poet and so much more
Opening Jan. 25, exhibition focuses on the lesser-known body of work by the Berkeley countercultural activist who was also a playwright, filmmaker and musician.