Ever noticed how the sound at Zellerbach is rich, resonant — heroic, even? It's thanks to a system called Constellation created by Berkeley's Meyer Sound.
Although intellectually we understand that we will die, most of us try to avoid contemplating death — either our own or of those we love. Julia Cho’s poetic new drama, Aubergine, makes us confront the heartrending loss of a parent and the painful grieving process that follows. Interlaced with the theme of loss is food — and its invocation of childhood, memory and love.
The last coat of paint has been applied, the fixtures are all in place, and the hard hats have departed: it’s time to celebrate the re-opening of BAMPFA’s film programming. Yours truly managed to get a sneak peek of what’s in store for Bay Area cinéastes, and I can happily report that we’re all in for quite a treat.
Oakland's historic Starline Social Club re-opens, Red Bay Coffee launches a Kickstarter, and much more in this week's Bites.
By Frances Dinkelspiel and Tracey Taylor
Kitchener Snack Bar begins construction, PieTisserie holds a grand opening, and much more in this week's Bites.
For Michael Bauer, the Chronicle’s restaurant critic, Comal, which opened in downtown Berkeley in early May, has achieved a flawless debut.
On Friday, John Paluska will throw open the heavy steel doors to his ambitious new restaurant, Comal, which he hopes will become a magnet for local residents and a cultural incubator. “I see it as a big tent that I hope will become the heart of the community,” he said last week as he stood in the expansive, airy space at 2020 Shattuck Avenue, overseeing a plethora of pre-launch preparations.
By Robert Mills
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