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

  • Baraka Moon (World, Latin, Reggae, & Reggaetón)

    • Fri., Nov. 24, 8 & 10 p.m. $18, $20
  • 4th Saturday Swing Presents Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret)

    • Sat., Nov. 25, 7 p.m. $15
  • Talking About Race: The “Elephant” in the Room (Public Interest)

    • Sun., Nov. 26, 2-6 p.m. $15-$100 sliding scale
  • Zydeco Flames (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Tue., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. $12
  • Stu Allen & Mars Hotel (Rock & Pop)

    • Wed., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. $15

See all upcoming events at Ashkenaz »

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