A Guide to the 2010-2011 Cultural Calendar 

Exhibits, dance, comedy, music, lectures, and more.

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: Mon., June 13, 8 p.m., $42, $50, $60, $68. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Nicolas Hodges, piano: Performing Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 106, Hammerklavier, Stockhausen: Klavierstück X, Sun., Dec. 12, 3 p.m., $38. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Oakland East Bay Symphony Presents Brahms Requiem: Michael Morgan conducts, Fri., Jan. 28, 8 p.m., $20-$96. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 510-465-6400, ParamountTheatre.com.

Oakland East Bay Symphony Season Opening: W/ Narada Michael Walden & special guest Carlos Santana. Michael Morgan conducts., Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m., $20-$96. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 510-465-6400, ParamountTheatre.com.

Oakland East Bay Symphony with Narada Michael and Carlos Santana: Performing The Enchanted Forest: Seven Higher Worlds of Music (world premiere); Santana's "Novus"; Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; Alice Coltrane's "Andromeda's Suffering"; Marquez' Danzón No. 2(1994). Tickets go on sale Oct. 1, 2010., Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m., $25-$71. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 510-465-6400, ParamountTheatre.com.

Paul Lewis, piano: Performing Schubert: Sonata in C Major, D. 840 · Drei Klavierstücke · Sonata in D Major, D. 850., Sun., Feb. 20, 3 p.m., $42. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

Pinchas Zukerman, violin & The Zukerman ChamberPlayers: Performing Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563 · Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor., Sat., Feb. 12, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 13, 3 p.m., $42, $56, $64, $72. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin: Sun., March 6, 3 p.m., $52. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, cello: Wed., April 6, 7 p.m., $45, $60, $75, $95, $125. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Takács Quartet: Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m., $56. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

The Tallis Scholars: The Victoria Project: Sat., March 26, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 27, 3 p.m., $52. First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, 510-848-3696.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Semyon Bychkov, conductor: Feb. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 27, 3 p.m., $65, $90, $150, $185, $225. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Comedy

Rooftop Comedy's Out Loud Comedy & Arts Festival Festival highlighting comedy and other entertainment from LGBT performers. Oct. 8-10. Swedish American Hall, 2714 Market St., San Francisco, 415-861-5016, SwedishAmericanHall.com.

Dance-Performance

Bamboo to Bronze A new work by the Balinese group Gamelan Çudamani. Fri., Oct. 22, 8 p.m., $28-$48. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company Fri., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., $20-$48. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Several works by different choreographers. Fri., Oct. 29, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $32-$68. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

The Nutcracker A faithful performance of Tchaikovsky's holiday classic. Starting Dec. 9, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 27, $25-$249. San Francisco Veterans War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 415-621-6600.

Mark Morris Dance Group A triptych of pieces -- Socrates (2010), Looky (2007) and Behemoth (1990) -- by the famed choreographer. Sun., Oct. 3, 3 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 2, 8 p.m., $34-$72. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Experimental, & Avant- and Garde

13th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: w/ Matthew Montfort, Wendy Reid, Gretchen Jude, Terry Berlier, Ben Taylor, Bart Hopkin, Adam Fong, Michael Carreira, Conner Lacy, Doug Carroll, Luis Brennan, Tom Nunn, Alex Potts, Open Graves, and Pauchi Sasaki. Additional shows Fri., Sept. 25, 8 p.m. at Uptown Body & Fender (401 26th Street, Oakland); Sat., Sept. 26, 8 p.m. at 21 Grand (416 25th Street, Oakland); and Sun., Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m. at MOCHA (538 Ninth Street, Suite 210, Oakland -- free w/ museum admission)., Fri., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., $10, $15. NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa St., 415-621-7978.

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival: Lectures, workshops, and performances by Don Buchla, Stephan Mathieu, kinetic sculptor Trimpin, Swiss electronic trio MKM (G. Mueller, J. Kahn, N. Möslang), Caroliner Rainbow Shadow Walking Over Waves Somewhere, Pod Blotz, Ben Bracken, and Alessandro Cortini. Sound and media installation by ave Aju, J.D. Beltran, Nate Boyce, Loren Chasse, Lucky Dragons, Seth Horvitz, Kadet Kuhne, and David Wilson. Lobby installation by Jacqueline Gordon., Sept. 9-11, $10-$40. Brava Theatre Center, 2781 24th St., 415-641-7657, Brava.org.

Jazz, Lounge & Cabaret

Bitches Brew Revisited: Fri., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., $25, $45, $65. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco, 415-567-6642, PalaceofFineArts.org.

Branford Marsalis, saxophone & Terence Blanchard, trumpet: Fri., March 11, 8 p.m., $28, $36, $44, $52, $60. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Chick Corea Trio with Christian McBride and Brian Blade: Oct. 11-14, 8 & 10 p.m., $60, $65. Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, 510-238-9200, Yoshis.com.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin: Performing Bach: The Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin., Sat., Dec. 4, 6 p.m., $46, $62, $86, $100. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman: Sat., April 23, 8 p.m., $24, $32, $38, $46, $52. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Ensemble Zellig: Sun., Nov. 7, 3 p.m., $42. Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988.

From Ragtime to Rock and Roll: The Rise of American Popular Music (5-class series): Presented by SFJAZZ. W/ guest artists Paula West, Wayne Wallace, Paul Contos & the SFJAZZ Highs School All-Stars, John Handy, & Adam Theis., starting Sept. 30, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28, $25. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St., San Francisco, 415-292-1200, JCCSF.org.

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