« Week of August 21, 2011 »
Start: 08/21/2011 8:00 pm

The RaveUpsGirl Named TGet out your bell bottoms, tie-dye Ts, and mini-skirts, round two of the tumultuous 60s British Invasion is here. The Blondies, music-savvy youngsters with talent beyond their years, shred with the best of them, serving up their own material and tasty covers of classic tunes.

Start: 08/23/2011 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: 08/24/2011 8:00 pm

Joy Kills SorrowYou can add Joy Kills Sorrow and Lake Street Dive to the list of young talent revitalizing acoustic, folk, and even pop-drawing from the past with awesome ingenuity and an uncanny skill for making it their own.

Start: 08/25/2011 8:00 pm

Alasdair FraserCome on over for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 23rd annual Freight Fiddle Summit. You'll be in excellent company with host Alasdair Fraser and some of traditional music's most notable players—including Natalie Haas, Lissa Schneckenburger, and Brittany Haas—as they bow, strum, sing, and pluck up a storm tonight.

Start: 08/26/2011 8:00 pm

Rhonda BeninDo you remember dancing to the Twist, the Mashed Potatoe, the Pony or the Hustle? Whether you're ready to reminisce or learn some new old-school dance moves, come Twist and Shout while we take it back to the day with hit dance tunes of the 60s and 70s and dance instructors too!

Start: 08/27/2011 12:00 pm

How many reasons do you need to come join us for our Family Open House! Celebrate the Freight's Anniversary, celebrate the Downtown Berkeley MusicFest (10 days of music, including this), celebrate the summer with this amazing array of workshops, jam sessions, student performances, kid-focused activities, and more! Dancing in the aisles, singing on the stairs, and fiddling in the lobby are sure to ensue. Join us for this extravaganza!

Start: 08/27/2011 8:00 pm

Wake the DeadJoin KALW program hosts JoAnn Mar, Dore Stein, Peter Thompson, and Kevin Vance to celebrate 70 years of the oldest FM station west of the Mississippi with performances from three bands whose music reflects KALW's eclectic, multi-faceted programming.