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Posted inArts

First GLAS Animation Festival launches in Berkeley

The very first GLAS Animation Festival opens this week in Berkeley. With screenings and related events happening at multiple sites, including Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas, the David Brower Center, Berkeley Art Center and the Firehouse Art Collective, the inaugural festival runs March 3-6. The festival is the brainchild of Global Animation Syndicate, a Los Angeles-based grant program launched […]

Posted inCommunity, Events, Schools

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

TAKACS QUARTET One of the world’s great string quartets, Sunday’s Cal Performances concert by the Takács Quartet includes works by Haydn, Brahms and the 30-year-old, California-born, Brooklyn-based Timo Andres. The program opens with Haydn’s G minor, Op. 74, No. 3, “The Rider,” one of his most popular quartets. Andres’ “String Language” was composed for the Takács, […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

STREETS ALIVE BENEFIT FOR PUBLIC ART The very first Annual Streets Alive! Benefit for Public Art takes place on Friday, Nov. 15, 4pm-8:30pm at the Firehouse Art Collective in the Lorin District. Enjoy live music by Ghost Town Jenny and Eyes on the Shore, art, food, drinks, a silent auction — and meet your local artists, community supporters and friends! The goal, in […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

BURIED IN THE BODY If you’re looking to sustain the spookiness after Halloween is over, head to Live Oak Park to catch the Ragged Wing Ensemble’s “Buried in the Body.” The original play and accompanying interactive installation explore the mysterious and otherworldly relationships between people (and spirits) in a park, where “nothing is as it seems […]

Posted inBusiness

New street banners give Berkeley neighborhoods identity

A number of colorful new street banners have appeared in Berkeley’s Adeline-Ashby and Sacramento Street neighborhoods. They are the result of a city-funded effort to help discrete commercial districts brand themselves and promote what they see as their distinct attributes. The initiative involved UC Berkeley students interviewing local merchants and Berkeley marketing company Radiant Brands working […]