Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilman Ben Bartlett have promised to increase police staffing and revive a recently disbanded specialized crime suppression unit to help address concerns about safety.
The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra will celebrate its 50th birthday this weekend with three free performances. Photo: Bill Hocker BCCO 50TH The Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra celebrates its golden anniversary this weekend with three concerts at UC Berkeley’s Hertz Hall. The program from the non-auditioned community chorus includes the first performances of “I Think […]
Inferno Theatre Company rehearsing “King Lear” in John Hinkel Park. A blasted heath in Berkeley? Photo: Inferno Theatre Company KING LEAR You might think summer theater in the park is a time for light-hearted romps. Think again. Inferno Theatre, together with the Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, will be performing Shakespeare’s “King Lear” for free in John Hinkel […]
Boy in a bubble at the 2012 Fourth of July celebration at the Berkeley Marina. Photo: Steven Fruhwith FOURTH OF JULY AT THE MARINA Celebrate the Fourth of July on Saturday at the Berkeley Marina, from noon to 10 p.m. Enjoy food trucks and booths, handmade crafts, free dragon boat rowing from 12 to 5 p.m., […]
The Octopus Literary Salon and The Rec Room are close to opening, Juhu Beach Club turns two, and much more in this week’s Bites.
Niyar stars as Lakshmi in the movie Sold, screening on campus Friday WATCH THE MOVIE ‘SOLD’ The movie Sold, directed by Jeffrey D. Brown, has been lauded at film festivals around the globe as a searing look into the widespread practice of sexual slavery of young girls. Based on Patricia McCormick’s 2006 novel, “Sold,” the film […]
The Magic Shoes, about an Iranian boy and his Air Jordans, is one of several USC student films showing this weekend at the Berkeley Video & Film Festival. Berkeley High students can see the student films for free. Photo courtesy of BVFF FILM FESTIVAL The Berkeley Video & Film Festival is a two-weekend feast of independent film, […]
The answer to the question ‘where to go for the best burger in the East Bay’ is that we are so darned spoiled for choice!
Orchestra Nostalgico’s nine-piece ensemble performs Sunday at the Berkeley Art Festival performance space on University Avenue Orchestra Nostalgico’s nine-piece ensemble performs Sunday at the Berkeley Art Festival performance space on University Avenue A great film score doesn’t just highlight the action on screen. It can set the scene, amplify the mood, juice the rhythmic flow, […]
Ladin performs Friday at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. Photo: Mike Melnyk Evie Ladin was practically born dancing, and she’s made it her life’s work to get everyone around her moving and grooving. Best known as a founding member of the all-female East Bay old-time combo The Stairwell Sisters, she’s also a bandleader in her […]
Dina Maccabee plays Berkeley’s Freight& Salvage on Monday and Tuesday Jan. 21 and 22. Photo: Bill Evans Dina Maccabee plays Berkeley’s Freight& Salvage on Monday and Tuesday Jan. 21 and 22. Photo: Bill Evans Violinist/vocalist Dina Maccabee came to Joni Mitchell relatively late, but once she discovered “Blue” the nakedly confessional 1971 album lodged deep […]
The Veretski Pass, a rugged route through the eastern Carpathian mountains, served as the transit point for Jews returning to Hungary after an expulsion in the early 16th century. Once part of Czechoslovakia and now in Ukraine, the pass also brought Gypsies, Ruthenians and Czechs to the region where Berkeley violinist Cookie Segelstein’s father was […]