Registration in Thursday's Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill is up slightly — but experts look to increase participation.
Artificial intelligence and morality, political messaging for progressive victories, and disaster-resilient networks are the focus of the first Uncharted Evening Idea Fest.
There will be panels and talks on how black women can heal through writing, fighting the 'Muslim Ban,' literary citizenship, the broken mental health system and mystical experiences.
It's clearly festival weekend: annual Pow Wow, Grateful Day, Emergency Prep and, ahem, a running music festival. Plus a rare piano/gamelan concerto.
The bass clarinetist, and the collective trio he performs with, play the Back Room in Berkeley on Tuesday. Also recommended: Berkeley Festival of Choro and pianist Sarah Cahill.
Despite its only partially satisfying conclusion, this horror flick is a must-see for genre fans this Halloween season.
The production of this play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks has its flaws, but it's recommended for its excellent performances, creative writing and exciting exploration of race relations.
And now for something complete different… could be a theme for the weekend. Voting rights, bronze pours, 50 years of People's Park, small presses and contemporary jazz.
Jay Nair and Ross Hammond make their Maybeck Recital Hall debut Sunday afternoon; and get a different taste of Ukraine with DahkaBrahka at the Freight.
"It's a miracle that we have a film," said the Frame of Mind founder on her Dalai Lama documentary.
There have been films about the migrant experience, but few if any told from the perspective of the migrant and none with the impact of Midnight Traveler. Also: a late-period silent film from China.
Spoiled for musical choice this weekend, ranging from bluesy folk, to jazz to a contemporary multidisciplinary premiere. Plus there's cheesemaking and a plant sale.