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Re: “En las Manos de las Mujeres

This is a rare opportunity to see museum quality traditional crafts and folk art by master Mexican craftswomen, two of whom will be present at the exhibit. Don't miss it!
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Posted by Peggy Stein on 12/01/2011 at 12:45 AM

Cal Sailing Club is the best deal on the bay if you want fun, safe, cooperative windsurfing and sailing. All the teachers are volunteers, the club is a non-profit, and members fix the gear and provide free sailing Open House events and free sailing for disadvantaged youth groups in summer. Thanks to grants from the State Department of Boating and Waterways, the gear is superb--nice wide, stable windsurf boards with lightweight, easily handled sails, and modern trainer sailboats with nimble controls and forgiving handling. Plus the club has a "refugee kitchen" where hungry windsurfers and sailors gather for food and homebrew. If you just want to learn windsurfing, and want a pro to get you carving jibes fast, a windsurf program like Alameda Boardsports, ABK, or Delta Windsurf is great. But for a fun intro to windsurfing, Cal Sailing Club offers the best deal on the bay.

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Posted by Peter Kuhn on 11/17/2011 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Merrily We Roll Along

Really enjoyable evening of local musical theatre. Live orchestra is tops. At the heart are inspired, well directed performances, and a very clever story of three friends beginning in 1976 with the action going in reverse back to 1957. Sondheim tunes are great. Poignant, sophisticated, and entertaining. Thursday, 10/20 will offer $10 rush tickets to teen (age 19 and below). In addition: Friday 10/21 and Saturday 10/22 at 7:30pm.

Posted by Lauraso on 10/19/2011 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Merrily We Roll Along

This is a powerful production that you won't want to miss this weekend. It is beautifully performed by young, exuberant,and extremely talented actors who burst onto the stage. I felt lucky to see this show last weekend and wanted to recommend it to people to try to catch it on the last weekend of its run. I've heard that the show on Thursday night which will offer discounted tickets for teens.
This is a great opportunity to see an amazing production of a rarely seen Sondheim musical at a great price.

Posted by Lisl Gershon on 10/18/2011 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Merrily We Roll Along

I had the opportunity to see this wonderful,rarely produced Sondheim show at the Sunday matinee this past weekend. I had to recommend this event to other people because it was so incredible. There are only three more performances so I suggest you get tickets as soon as you can. This show has an exuberant and amazingly talented cast of young performers and the music is haunting and beautiful. The story is so poignant, it really makes one think about one's life as the characters move backwards in time to their youth when they were idealistic and starry eyed. A beautiful theme and a reminder to try to rememember our ideals and goals and aspirations from our youth and to live them throughout our lives.
I really recommend that you try not to miss this show!

Posted by Deborah Wilder on 10/17/2011 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Bumps & Gaps

Hadley Williams innovative range of materiality combined with a minimalist approach form wonderful viewing experiences. She is an artist to watch!

Posted by Peter Hayes on 10/14/2011 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Diego El Cigala

Spanish Gypsy singer just nominated for his third Latin GRAMMY
Bay Area debut and first major North American tour

TIckets Only Available online at
or by phone at (800) 838-3006
(Tickets not available through Cal Performances)

"When I listen to him, it warms my heart." - Paco De Lucia
"a conjurer of impulsiveness and abandon." - The New York Times

The Bay Area is thrilled with the news of Diego el Cigala's much anticipated debut here this Fall. Noted as a pioneer for his unique approach to Latin American music forms such as the bolero, tango and Afro-Caribbean jazz, Cigala has deep roots in the culture of Spanish Gypsy flamenco. As explained by Josh Kun in the New York Times, Cigala is able to "enter flamenco into conversations with other traditions without ever sacrificing its distinctive identity." He won his first Latin GRAMMY for Bebo & Cigala: "Lagrimas Negras," hailed by critic Ben Ratliff of The New York Times as Album of the Year and "one of the great new cross-pollinating documents of Latin music." And then he went on to win another for a more flamenco-oriented CD "Picasso en Mis Ojos" which featured guests such as the legendary Paco de Lucia and Latin jazz master Jerry Gonzalez. Returning to the bolero, his 2008 project "Dos Lagrimas" united him with giants of Cuban percussion Tata Guines and Changuito and established his ongoing collaboration with the musicians who will be appearing with him at Zellerbach: guitarist Diego del Morao, pianist Jaime Calabuch Jumitus, percussionist Sabú Porrina and Cuban bassist Yelsy Heredia. Just nominated for yet another Latin Grammy, his latest album "Cigala & Tango" marries "Spanish flamenco with the equally gritty and powerful South American tango." (The Observer, UK). "It works effortlessly," says Felix Contreras of NPR who describes it this way: "it's a cross-genre type thing. It's as if John Legend made a blue grass album and killed."

Cigala's first major North American tour will include stops in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Vancouver, Toronto and New York City from October 20 through November 6, 2011.

Cigala Video Clip: (Bebo y Cigala)

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Posted by lanina on 10/04/2011 at 7:34 PM

Re: “East Bay Mini Maker Faire

This is a great event for anyone with an inquisitive mind, not just children! If you're a maker, crafter, hacker, shopper, foodie, music-lover, or just want something fun to do, this is the event for you.

Posted by Catcel5 on 10/04/2011 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Toro Y Moi

Bass Drum gonna tare skins and pound skulls

Posted by dyslexic on 09/28/2011 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Bumps & Gaps

A meditation on reclamation of the often discarded and commonly used goods of the 21st century.

Posted by Jen Jastrab on 09/27/2011 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Chamber Opera on Film: Curlew River

Note that the event website is

Posted by Sumidagawa on 09/23/2011 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Still Life

The show really is magical. Come join us tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 P.M.) at the gallery for a poetry reading with open mic, and enjoy the spectacular art (along with refreshments).

Posted by on 09/17/2011 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Berkeley Underground Film Society

TIME CHANGE-- 'Interiors' now screening at 7PM on Sunday. Thanks!

Posted by Gerald Santana on 09/17/2011 at 1:15 AM

Re: “World Premiere and Launch Party for the Within Reach Movie

I'm looking forward to the live music and local green treats.

Posted by Raines on 09/14/2011 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Evolve Every 2nd Friday

Evovle has the perfect blend of House Music DJ's that capture our Mind, Body, & Spirit. DJ Kimani clearly conveys the depth of House music, DJ Patrick Wilson keeps the energy going and DJ Soul Luciani delivers it home with his insightful energy of a preacher in his pulpit bringing the church to their feet. Era Art Bar & Lounge is the perfect environment to host the best of our House Music DJ's in Bay!

Posted by Saba Nongauza on 09/10/2011 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Abbots Bromliad

Last year's Bromliad was great fun. The dance comes from the village of Abbotts Bromley in England, where every year men carrying reindeer antlers dance through the town and surrounding countryside for most of the day in a ritual so old that no one knows it's origins. Between the haunting music and the beauty of the forest glade, it was a magical experience. What a great way to celebrate the coming of fall!

Posted by Linda Williams on 08/31/2011 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Abbots Bromliad

I arrived too late last year to join in the big Abbotts Bromley -- but watching it was amazing. About 100 adults and kids walking in patterns to a haunting melody in and out of the woodsy area behind the glade. Some people were carrying reindeer horns, others were dressed in costumes. After the mass dance, people picnicked and then some English dances were called. A very fun day!

Posted by Helen Wills Brown on 08/31/2011 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Abbots Bromliad

This was a lot of fun last year! Bring a picnic and go the website for details--you'll want to bring props!

Posted by Celia Ramsay on 08/31/2011 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Brainwash Movie Festival

Actually this is happening 9/3, 9/9, and 9/10, 2011! see for more details.

Posted by gohlkus on 08/29/2011 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Book Release and Signing for Devon Blood's Keep Laughing

this is awesome! i got tattooed by devon recently, his work is AMAZING! i'll be there fo sho

Posted by the illustarded man on 08/18/2011 at 11:06 AM

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