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“Ain’t Too Proud” Berkeley Rep

August 31 - November 5
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Now you have until November 5th to Catch this Amazing Stage Performance! Learn the story behind the beautiful music by the iconic R&B group, the Temptations, through this theatrical musical masterpiece, “Ain’t Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations”. An dynamizing experience, that you won’t let yourself forget – shows now extended to October 22. This brand new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, illustrates the journey of these five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered during a time as our nation fell into social and civic unrest. Brought to you by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff; this musical will transport you and leave you with a resonating message that may just remind you of a time we are in right now. Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler Music Direction & Arrangements by Kenny Seymour Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo Directed by Des McAnuff Limited Season · Roda Theatre August 31-November 5, 2017 Get your Tickets here  *  For More About the Rep

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Martin Wong: Human Instamatic at BAMPFA

September 20 - December 10
BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic BAMPFA September 20–December 10, 2017 This exhibition surveys the career of Chinese American painter Martin Wong (1946–1999), from his early years painting street portraits in Northern California—where he dubbed himself the “Human Instamatic”—to his role in New York’s gritty downtown art scene in the 1970s and 1980s and his late work in San Francisco before his untimely death from AIDS. Wong was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up near San Francisco’s Chinatown. After a year at UC Berkeley, he studied ceramics at Humboldt State University in Eureka. During the 1970s, dividing his time between Eureka and San Francisco, he made scroll poems in idiosyncratic calligraphy and designed sets for psychedelic experimental theater groups the Cockettes and Angels of Light. More Info

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Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit at the Berkeley Rep

October 5 - November 19
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Imaginary Comforts

October 5–November 19, 2017 By Daniel Handler Directed by Tony Taccone Get Tickets The genius behind Lemony Snicket brings his relentlessly mischievous style to a new play for adults. Sarah’s father is dead, her mother is in hysterics, and the new rabbi totally bungled the funeral. To further the absurdity, the ghost of a rabbit hops into her life, pushing her to confront her deepest issues. Fantastical and wise, hilarious and sobering, Imaginary Comforts celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos. More Info Berkeley Rep Main Season · Peet’s Theatre 2025 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

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Berkeley’s MLK Civic Center Park Closed for Renovations

October 16 - December 31
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley will close for renovations Oct. 16 with a planned finish date of Dec. 31, 2018. Although most of the park will be closed during the renovation process, the skate park and lower plaza will remain open, according to Scott Ferris, director of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. Berkeley is renovating the park as part of a larger effort to maintain all parks in the city, Ferris said. “This is just the time for Civic Center Park,” Ferris said. Civic Center Park has been the site of several controversial rallies over the past several months. On March 4, April 15, April 27 and Aug. 27, hundreds of protesters and counterprotesters from across the political spectrum gathered at the park to speak on controversial issues and demonstrate in crowds. Several of the rallies held at the park became violent as fights broke out and members of the crowd were hit with pepper spray. The scheduled renovations to the park involve maintenance updates but no major changes, Ferris said. Improvements will include repairing tiles, updating concrete and addressing potential hazards. Funding for the renovations comes from Berkeley’s Measure F, which increased....

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The Night Fairy at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

October 27 - December 30
Berkeley, 94704 United States
The Night Fairy

The Night Fairy By John Glore Experience the magic at Bay Area Children's Theatre in Downtown Berkeley Adapted from the Candlewick Press book of the same name written by Laura Amy Schlitz. When tiny but feisty Flory loses her fairy wings in an attack by a bat, she has to muster all her courage and ingenuity to survive in a garden full of threatening creatures, including a voracious spider. Directed by Hannah Dworkin and Nina Meehan. More Info Open Date: 27 Oct 2017 Get Tickets Recommended for ages 8 and up. The performance runs about 60 minutes with no intermission.  

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The Royale @ The Aurora Theatre

October 30 - December 30
The Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Royale By Marco Ramirez Directed by Darryl V. Jones Bay Area Premiere Starts November 3 The Aurora Theatre in Downtown Berkeley presents The Royale, from Marco Ramirez, the award-winning writer of the hit TV series Orange Is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy, comes a tightly constructed, viscerally theatrical tale that has seen acclaimed productions in New York, London, Chicago, and Los Angeles. It’s 1905, and Jay “the Sport” Jackson is ready to take on both the current heavyweight champion and the entrenched discrimination of the Jim Crow era -- but is America ready for him? The Royale is inspired by the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion. With rhythmic and ingenious staging, Ramirez's contenders never physically engage in the ring; instead it's The Sport's internal struggle that delivers a sharp and surprising impact. More Info "Fast, furious & ingenious." —Time Out New York For tickets & information, call 510.843.4822, visit auroratheatre.org/the-royale, or stop by the box office at 2081 Addison Street near Shattuck.

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Soundtrack of the 60’s: Berkeley Music Scene

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - April 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Berkeley Historical Society and Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Soundtrack of the 60s

Exhibit at The Berkeley Historical Society  October 8, 2017 - April 1, 2018 While Berkeley did not have the large ballrooms of San Francisco, it had a variety of small clubs and medium sized venues that saw many legendary performances during the decade of the 1960s. The Fall 2017 exhibit of the Berkeley Historical Society will focus on these venues and the unique contribution of Berkeley musicians to 1960s music. The exhibit draws upon the extensive archives of Country Joe McDonald, as well as little known photographs from the Historical Society and several private collections. From small folk singer gatherings in private homes to public stages, Berkeley provided a rich milieu of opportunity for cross genre inspiration and creativity. Country Joe and the Fish, the Joy of Cooking and Creedence Clearwater Revival all had their start in Berkeley. A timeline of major national and international events will provide context for local musical developments. Other parts of the exhibit will focus on local recording studios, the Berkeley Folk Festival, the rock scene, rhythm and blues, the role of music in the protest movement and the career of Country Joe McDonald. Clothing and other artifacts of the period will also be on....

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show at UC Theatre

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Rocky-Horror

Tues, October 31 2017 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $16.50 - $26.50 Get Tickets Relive this cult classic on screen, complete with the Bay Area's premier live cast, Barely Legal! Sweethearts Janet and Brad stumble upon the flirtatious mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter's, bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention. Audience participation is expected. Burlesque show included, plus prizes for best costumes. More info The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall 2036 University Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94704 www.theuctheatre.org

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