Berkeley

Theater News: Cal Performances in Berkeley Announces 2010/11 Season

Director Matias Tarnopolsky announced Cal Performances’ 2010/11 Season, his first season of programming as head of the internationally recognized 105-year-old institution based on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. One of the leading performing arts presenters in the world, Cal Performances opens its 2010/11 season on September...

Tonight: Aurora Theatre Company holds annual “Aurora Borealis” fundraising gala

Berkeley’s acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company, now celebrating its 18th season, lights up the night with an evening of heavenly wining and dining at Aurora Borealis, the company’s 12th annual benefit, to be held at the newly-renovated historic Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley.Guests at the fundraising fête, chaired by Deborah...

Bay Area Theater: Opening nights in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Berkeley

Looking for something to do this weekend? With the nice weather finally approaching, now's the perfect time to head to your favorite local theater house. No, not Avatar my friends, I'm talking about the stage... as in live, heart-pumping theater. There are several new shows opening this weekend up...

Aurora Theatre closes season with Bay Area premiere of Stephen Karam’s ‘Speech & Debate’

Aurora Theatre Company has announced that the Bay Area Premiere of Stephen Karam’s fiercely funny Speech & Debate will close its 18th season. Robin Stanton (Betrayed, The Busy World is Hushed, and Permanent Collection) directs this distinctive new play Entertainment Weekly called “One of the top ten plays of...

Theater Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘Girlfriend’ musical shines

Summer love. Baseball. Drive-in movies. And music—plenty of it. Berkeley Rep might be onto something. First with the white hot, soon-to-open on Broadway American Idiot musical powered by Green Day and now Girlfriend set to Matthew Sweet's 1991 album of the same name, the Rep seems to be perfecting...

On Location: In Berkeley for ‘John Gabriel Borkman’

https://vimeo.com/10936553Clint and Loni head up to Aurora Theatre in Berkeley to catch James Carpenter in John Gabriel Borkman in this On Location episode. Who knew that Bernie Madoff's kindred spirit was haunting people even in the 19th century? Or should I say: trying to "spread happiness and prosperity." Ah,...

Sushi California, Berkeley: Fresh raw fish and live music lures in foodies

The sushi dinner was well executed. The highlight for me was the unagi. It was still warm with a sweet and peppery sauce.

Interview: James Carpenter on acting, John Gabriel Borkman

"He took money from the bank ... he's looking at establishing his own kingdom," says actor James Carpenter. "He's more than a bit mad. He's spent five years in prison, and the next eight years upstairs in the attic. He doesn't come down."No, this is not Bernie Madoff. It...

Bad Mother: A discussion with NY Times best-selling author Ayelet Waldman

New York-times best selling author Ayelet Waldman sits down with Loni to talk about being a "bad mother," men, her career as a former public defender and how it influences her writing. Stark Insider Presents - Ayelet Waldman Hear about the surprising reaction—even backlash from some—to her philosophies that even caused a restaurant ruckus!She...