This club, modeled after an Eastern European wooden synagogue, is a Berkeley institution dedicated to dance and music. The nonprofit venue hosts live music nearly every night, and shows are all-ages. Ashkenaz hosts reggae, bluegrass, Balkan, Brazilian, Cajun, and Caribbean bands, just to name a few. Come early for a dance class or on Sunday afternoon for a kids' concert.
UpSwing Aerial Dance began as an aerial dance program specializing in low flying trapeze, sling, and rope & harness work. In 2011, they introduced the professional company-UpSwing Aerial Dance Company.