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.”
Plenty of holiday cheer to be had — from Klezmer to Christmas music — or you can just watch the Cal women’s basketball team continue its winning streak.
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.
Over 250 bird lovers fanned out through Berkeley, Oakland and adjacent cities on Sunday as part of the count, the longest-running community science initiative in the world.
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.
To enjoy: A free concert, free movies, a holiday neighborhood potluck, an Americana music festival and winter delights on the waterfront.
Our beautiful 96-page magazine is full of compelling, original writing, photography and illustrations. It is available in bookshops and can be ordered online.
Priya Sawhney has been jailed three times, faces eight felonies, and confronted Jeff Bezos in an effort to call attention to cruelty to animals. She’s not done fighting.
The new Oakland journalism platform will be headed by Tasneem Raja, a trailblazer in nonprofit and community-led journalism. The effort has secured initial funding of $3.1 million.
When Thafir Elzofri was a young student, he was mentored and supported by Berkeley programs. He is repaying the kindness by working for Teach for America.
To do: Light a Christmas tree, romp in the snow, peruse handmade prints, paintings and ceramics.