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Special Event: Talks/Lectures, Stand Up Comedy, Solo Performance
Garrison Keillor
One of America's most prolific storytellers, Garrison Keillor is a best-selling author and, before retiring at age 73 in June 2016, was the 42-year host of public radio's weekly variety program "A Prairie Home Companion."
University of California, Berkeley – Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA

Mon 10/23/17 at 8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through
"You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories" — a single line from one of Garrison Keillor's novels is a fitting introduction to the dry wit and folksy charisma of its author. The beloved radio personality and former longtime host of NPR...
University of California, Berkeley – Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA

Mon 10/23/17 at 8pm
Music: Acoustic, Americana/Roots
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
Schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock 'n' roll hip swagger, cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan, and bassist Natalie Bohrn pair their sophisticated string arran...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Tue 10/24/17 at 8pm
Music: Alternative, Indie, Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock
Have Mercy
In the case of Baltimore's Have Mercy, what wins out-and what ultimately astounds-is raw, unfiltered passion. The band's debut LP, The Earth Pushed Back, was one of the most honest records of 2013-an album that fans of punk and emo from Brand New to Tigers...
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
Berkeley, CA

Wed 10/25/17 at 7:30pm
Music: World
A Night of Choro
Featuring sets by Choro Das 3, Amilton Godoy y Léa Freire and the Berkeley Choro Ensemble. Choro is a genre of purely instrumental music from Brazil.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Wed 10/25/17 at 8pm
Music: World
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal
When Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal released their first collaborative album, "Chamber Music," they caught the music world by surprise. Everything about this duo was unexpected: the Malian master of the traditional harp, or kora; the French cellist with...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Thu 10/26/17 at 8pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Pop, Rock
The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die is a five-piece emo/indie rock band from Connecticut.
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
Berkeley, CA

Thu 10/26/17 at 8pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rap/Hip Hop
Brother Ali
Inspired by golden era legends like KRS-One and Rakim, Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist Brother Ali began rapping as a means of survival. Ali has shared stages with the likes of Atmosphere, Brand Nubian, Rakim, MF Doom and Murs throughout the U.S., Canada,...
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
Berkeley, CA

Fri 10/27/17 at 8:30pm
Special Event: Dance
Dorrance Dance
“An odd, seemingly impossible marriage of tap and modern dance that came off edgy, seductive and smart.” The Chicago Tribune “The main emotion that SOUNDspace produced was excitement: excitement about sounds, and about the development of this talented...
University of California, Berkeley – Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA

Fri 10/27/17 at 8pm
Dance: Tap/Jazz, Urban/Hip Hop
Dorrance Dance
This is not your father's tap dance routine! A MacArthur and Alpert Award fellow, choreographer and tap dancer Michelle Dorrance is celebrated for connecting tap's history to contemporary urban culture and infusing the art form with theatricality and humor...
University of California, Berkeley – Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA

Fri 10/27/17 at 8pm
Music: Bluegrass, Funk, Jazz, R&B/Soul
The Dustbowl Revival
The eight-member "roots orchestra" from Southern California delivers a youthful take on time-worn American traditions, including bluegrass, swing, jazz, soul and funk.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Fri 10/27/17 at 8pm
Music: Rock, Punk, Ska
The Interrupters
The Interrupters are a female-fronted punk foursome from Los Angeles.
University of California, Berkeley - UC Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Sat 10/28/17 at 7pm
Music: Classical, World
Korean National Gugak Center Traditional Orchestra
The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency (part one) with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The term "gugak" translates as "national mus...
University of California, Berkeley – Zellerbach Hall
Berkeley, CA

Sat 10/28/17 at 3pm and 8pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rap/Hip Hop
The Underachievers
As members of the Beast Coast movement, The Underachievers are part of the new wave of rappers that have been coming out of New York.
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
Berkeley, CA

Sat 10/28/17 at 8:30pm
Music: Irish/Celtic, Jam Band
Wake the Dead
Wake the Dead blends traditional Celtic music with the songs of the Grateful Dead.
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Sat 10/28/17 at 8pm
Music: Classical
Anssi Karttunen, Cello, & Nicholas Hodges, Piano
Two heroes of new music — Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, who has performed more than 160 world premieres, and British pianist Nicolas Hodges, long associated with the works of Elliott Carter, Thomas Adès and Harrison Birtwistle — make their Cal Performan...
University of California, Berkeley – Hertz Hall
Berkeley, CA

Sun 10/29/17 at 3pm
Music: Acoustic, Bluegrass, Blues, Folk
The Steel Wheels
The Steel Wheels are truly an Americana band, rooted in musical styles that explore the territories between blues and bluegrass, old-time sing-alongs and foot-stompin’ fiddle tunes. They've been honored with Independent Music Awards for "Best Country Song"...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Sun 10/29/17 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
The Moth Story Slam
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. It celebrates both the raconteur who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice who has lived through something extraordinary and ye...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Mon 10/30/17 at 7:30pm
Wed 12/6/17 at 7:30pm
Music: Funk, Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock, World
Consider the Source
Consider the Source's spicy blend of progressive ethno-fusion proves to be truly genre-bending. On stage, the members embrace and express their deep love and appreciation for their music and influences. From Eastern-European folk melodies and Indian rhythm...
Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
Berkeley, CA

Tue 10/31/17 at 8pm
Music: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Jenna & the Charmers
This group is collaborative brainstorm of vocalist/songwriter Jenna Mammina (Mama Grace Records) and drummer/composer Jeremy Steinkoler (Mo’Fone). Longtime veterans of the Bay Area jazz scene, Jeremy and Jenna decided to team up to play some favorite jazz,...
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
Berkeley, CA

Wed 11/1/17 at 8pm
    

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