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OLGA: A farewell concert at The Aurora Theatre

December 15 - December 23
The Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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OLGA: A farewell concert December 15-23 Aurora Theatre Company You are cordially invited back to the home of Olga Sergeyevna Prozorova for an evening of sweet hellos, stirring songs, and bitter farewells. Soldiers encouraged. Beth Wilmurt (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale and Jack Goes Boating at Aurora; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Hamlet at Shotgun Players) has been exploring Anton Chekhov's Olga since she played the role in Yes Yes To Moscow, a dance-theatre piece based on Chekov's Three Sisters. With support from Aurora Theatre Company's new works program Originate + Generate, Wilmurt has been developing a theatrical music performance centered around Olga, exploring the enigmatic character's mind and imagination through songs. "She laughs" and "she cries" are two of the most frequent stage directions in Chekhov's play, provoking themes of loss and longing that intermingle with bursts of joy and celebration. For two weeks this December, Aurora hosts Wilmurt and her band for a rousing evening of theatrical songs inspired by Chekhov’s Russians, viewed through a contemporary American lens. Snowy Siberia meets the American songbook in the poignant and imaginative performance. "CHEERS TO AN INTOXICATING 'OLGA'...THE PERFECT HOLIDAY ELIXIR FOR DRAMA JUNKIES ADDICTED TO THE PLEASURABLE PANGS OF....

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Art/Act: Brian Skerry-Sharks

October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Art/Act: Brian Skerry-Sharks September 21, 2018 - February 14, 2019 David Brower Center National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry‘s first encounter with a female blue shark off the coast of Rhode Island over 30 years ago was a galvanizing moment. “I was entranced by her rich, indigo skin, while every sense in my body was on high alert, my heart racing as I moved closer,” he says. “Drawing to within a couple of feet of each other, she barely acknowledged my presence and then vanished into the haze.” This fall, the Brower Center honors Skerry with our annual Art/Act award and exhibition. Art/Act: Brian Skerry – SHARKS presents his comprehensive body of photographic work in an immersive exhibition that highlights Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique, and explores what it takes to make these powerful images. More Info

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3:00 pm

Berkeley Farm Stand

December 20 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Downtown Berkeley Plaza Berkeley, CA 94720 United States + Google Map
Farmers-Market

What farm fresh item do you need to make that dinner shine? Swing by the Downtown Berkeley Plaza and get fresh fruits and veggies from 3-7PM every Monday thru Friday brought to you by the Ecology Center.

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4:30 pm

Holiday Caroling on the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza

December 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on December 20, 2018 at 4:30pm

Downtown Berkeley Plaza Berkeley, CA 94720 United States + Google Map

Caroling on the Plaza Downtown Berkeley Plaza 12/13 from 12-1PM & 12/20 from 4:30-5:30PM (Candlelit session!) Everyone is welcome! All ages and all levels of experience! Everyone who wants to get in the holiday spirit and experience caroling please come and bring your family and friends. The more the merrier! Bring your holiday cheer and let's celebrate this season off right with some fun in our community! Songbooks will be provided. Complimentary coffee and treats from Gold Leaf Cafe! December 13th at 12-1pm: Will be the lunchtime session featuring special guest members from The Berkeley Chamber Singers and an assortment of singers from the UC Choral Ensembles including members from the Alumni Chorus, Women’s Chorale, & Men’s Chorale December 20th at 4:30-5:30pm: Is the early evening candlelit session with the King Chorus Middle School Students. Each adult participant will be given a candle at the evening caroling session. Be sure to check out the Berkeley Farm Stand by the Ecology Center happening from 3-7PM. Also! Participating businesses providing exclusive deals to carolers will be described via the songbooks passed out during events! See you there!

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