There’s a wealth of choice this weekend.
Everyone needs a good lawyer. But Shylock, one of Shakespeare’s most historically fraught villains, is a special case. On Sunday, Berkeley Law takes over the Freight to give the old usurer another shot at justice.
Open Minds founder Charles Amirkhanian’s 75th birthday is celebrated Sunday at the Brower Center. While next Friday the Freight will mark Django Reinhardt’s 110th birthday with a three-day festival.
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.
The sheer abundance of music from around the world in Berkeley this month is extraordinary.
The 40-year-old Capoeira Foundation has brought thousands to Berkeley and now hopes to own its home.
Israeli musician Ravid Kahalani’s groove-centric Middle Eastern ensemble performs music based on the Hebrew prayer “Hallel.”
One critic said Walker “is the greatest, deepest soul singer in the world today.” Hear him tonight at Freight & Salvage.
Influenced by a 7-year-old in Texas who raised money to help the President build his wall, a group of young friends stood up for what they think is right in Berkeley this weekend.
Besides gorging on turkey.
There will be some great performances in Berkeley this weekend including by DakhaBrakha, by the Brazilian-born Berkeley High alum, Ian Faquini, and the klezmer trio Veretski Pass.
Peter Williams, the program director, is diversifying the type of music being performed beyond Americana. He has tapped into the Bay Area’s deep pool of Afro-Caribbean music.