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.

Hours: Open Tue-Sun. Hours vary, but generally 8 p.m.-12 a.m. on weeknights and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. on weekends. Sun. 3-4:30 p.m. for kids' concerts.

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Upcoming Events

  • Ashkenaz Milonga: Los Tangueros Del Oeste Plus Dance Lesson with Andrea Fuchilleri (World, Latin, & Reggae)

    • Fourth Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
  • Balkan Dance (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • First Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. $7
  • Bachata Nightz plus Dance Lesson with Kathy Reyes (World, Latin, & Reggae)

    • First Thursday of every month, 8:30 p.m. $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $10 Students
  • Women Drummers International Presents (Open Mic & Jam Session)

    • First Sunday of every month, 1 p.m. $25 - $10 (sliding scale) / Under 12 yrs free / No one turned away for lack of funds
  • Comedy at Ashkenaz! (Comedy)

    • Second Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. $15 - $20 Sliding Scale

See all upcoming events at Ashkenaz »

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