Welcome to the second edition of the Sit List — great activities you can do while sitting on your couch, or even moving around, but all the while maintaining social distancing, naturally.
If you look beyond the usual platforms, there are excellent places to find British, Korean and Russian films as well as restored American classics for diverting lockdown viewing.
Berkeley is distributing $3 million and the Berkeley Relief Fund hopes to distribute another $3 million. The deadline for arts organizations is April 20. There is a rolling deadline for renters.
It was a scandal when James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York, married Rosa Pastor, a Russian-Jewish immigrant.
As the library prepared to close for an indefinite amount of time, people rushed to stock up. Some walked out with a tower of books
Thousands of people a day, including many poor and homeless people, use the library as a refuge. There is no set time when it will reopen.
He founded Stanford University but he and his partners used the railroad monopoly they built as their private property, amassing huge fortunes.
Virtually all of the places people go to see shows in Berkeley are shut.
At a recent town hall convened by Aurora Theatre Company, the conversation touched on ways in which theater patrons have been victims of micro-aggressions and the best way to address those insults.
The Berkeley musical training and production company is reviving the smash 1957 Broadway hit, and equally popular 1962 movie — and, based on watching the cast in rehearsals, it promises to be a treat.
Sarah Cline, director of Berkeley High’s storied jazz program, launched JazzGirls Day in 2012. The event, which takes place Saturday at BHS, has spread around the country. Plus: Other recommended gigs.
Catch the undisputed patriarch of Ethio-jazz, Mulatu Astatke, at UC Theatre, and Bulgarian-born, West Berkeley-based multi-instrumentalist Ruman “Sali” Shopov at Timbre Folk & Baroque on Wednesday.
Also: Mick Jagger stars in a finely crafted slice of suspense opening this week, ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy,’ and ‘Brightness’ offers a magical realist examination of a father-son relationship.
Bartosz Bielenia is outstanding as Daniel, a troubled young man paroled from juvenile hall who ends up impersonating a priest.
Though the supernatural does eventually intrude, the French film is largely a deliberately paced examination of teenage tomfoolery, cultural appropriation, and elitist pedagogy.