« Week of May 1, 2011 »
Start: 05/01/2011 10:30 am

The City of Berkeley will be honoring East Bay Survivors and remembering all who perished in the Shoah.

The ninth annual Holocaust Remembrance Day international theme is "Justice and Accountability in the Face of Genocide: What We Have Learned." The musicians and speakers will utilize the international theme in their presentations. We invite the community to share song, traditional music, verse, and personal stories in commemorating this day.

Start: 05/01/2011 4:00 pm

Nonprofit multiracial choir Vukani Mawethu raise their voices in a 25th anniversary celebration concert benefitting AIDS projects. These "lusty angels who belt out activist messages" (Oakland Magazine) express their love of the rhythms and melodies grown out of centuries of struggles for emancipation in a repertoire including Southern African freedom songs, traditional spirituals, and civil rights anthems.

Start: 05/03/2011 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Start: 05/04/2011 8:00 pm

Discover what Ernie Halter's 500,000 twitter followers are trying to tell us as Ernie applies raw, acoustic stylings to his well-crafted songs in a diverse musical palette blending pop, rock, R&B, soul, gospel and latin.

Start: 05/05/2011 8:00 pm

Bill EvansBill Evans presents the Freight debut of his international touring show The Banjo in America, playing music from more than 250 years of banjo history on an astounding variety of vintage and contemporary five-string banjos.

Start: 05/06/2011 8:00 pm

The most globe-trotting Western swing trio on the planet,
Hot Club of Cowtown, is hitting the Freight with fire in their fingers and a brand-new CD under their belts, What Makes Bob Holler, a 14-song marathon of Bob Wills tunes.

Start: 05/07/2011 10:30 am

Today's edition of the Patchwork Series (Saturday children's shows curated by Sarita Pockell and Melita Doostan, of Octopretzel) guarantees a super sing-along and dance-along good time for one and all.

Start: 05/07/2011 8:00 pm

Rejoice, fans of intoxicatingly eclectic, cross-pollinated, high-energy Gypsy music with a rockabilly attitude! Fishtank Ensemble is back with not one but two explosive violins, the world's best slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and Gypsy jazz guitar, opera and Gypsy vocals, and one little banjolele. The LA Weekly calls the group "one of the most thrilling young acts on the planet."