The play focuses on a 1941 meeting between two internationally respected physicists, one Danish, one German, who were once colleagues but ended up on opposing sides in World War II.
Escape the cumulative exhaustion of national and global politics and indulge in some good reads. What books did you enjoy this year?
The MacArthur Fellowship genius award winner’s latest play is a thoroughly captivating, charming and ultimately satisfying quirky comedy that ponders the Salem witch trials and much more.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is exhibiting seven decades of Chiura Obata’s work. The show, say experts, reflects how American modernism is finally beginning to recognize the expansiveness of “American art.”
An Italian mob movie, a ‘Hitler comedy,’ a bleak science-fiction film and a drama about Colombia’s indigenous Wayuu people — just four of John Seal’s fave films of the year.
Guitarist and Cal grad Owen Chen plays Jupiter Friday. And get ready to dance at a Cuban new year’s eve party at the Freight, also in downtown Berkeley.
Who but the audacious Shotgun Players would choose to produce Caryl Churchill’s musical play about 17th-century English witches as its end-of-year holiday spectacular? And what an outstanding choice it turned out to be.
The basement of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is a thriving community resource and a vital cultural hub that presents concerts series, art exhibitions and literary events, no small thanks to the Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch.
Four interesting films open this week, ranging from a documentary on a Mexican family who drives ambulances to a 1961 film about the Beats.
The Iranian vocalist carries thousands of years of culture in her throat and, whenever she sings, she reconstructs a world from which she’s been exiled. Catch her Saturday at the Freight.
An appealing documentary focuses on a musical prodigy who spent his life in prison; and a Swedish movie is laden with 70s-style imagery: both part of the Another Hole in the Head film festival.
The sheer abundance of music from around the world in Berkeley this month is extraordinary.