Screening of the film exploring the 4-year odyssey of prodigious Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman in the founding of the orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic. Introduction by Dr. Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes and Department of Music, UC Berkeley).
Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate as you listen to live holiday music by Berkeley Community Chamber Singers, get a preview performance of Dance on Center’s Nutcracker, take a picture with Santa, and watch the tree lighting.
nerds at the fourth annual Alternative Book and Zine Fest, which happens this Saturday at Berkeley City College (2050 Center St.). With more than sixty local writers and artists selling their work, chances are you’ll find something to your liking, whether you’re a comic-book fiend, graffiti-art enthusiast, or a seeker of radical polemics. Don’t miss the performance by the local all-girl literary spoken-word group Sister Spit, hosted by Michelle Tea, and the reading by New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond. Get crafty at workshops on book- and ’zine-making, cartooning, and screen-printing, or do some holiday shopping and find local treasures for your bookworm friends.