Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Puppet Art Theater: Three Billy Goats Gruff @THPS

Three billy goats: Billy, his older sister Brittany, and their father Bruno, want to cross the bridge that will take them to the field of delicious green grass, but a grumpy old troll lives underneath! Will they be able to trip trap their way over the bridge? Puppet Art Theater shows are always steeped in humor, with clever plots and audience engagement. 

Ages 3-6

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Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Kids Show @Central CMR

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Kids Show features the jug band music of Morgan Cochneuer: musician, music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, and jug band aficionado. He has worked with such greats as Kenny Hall, Jim Kweskin, Dan Hicks, and Maria Muldaur. He performs at local gigs, loves to entertain kids, has taught countless private lessons, and worked with a number of school programs to share the joy of acoustic folk music. All ages are welcome! 

3rd floor, Community Meeting Room. 

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Dholrhythms Dance Performance & Lesson @Central

Spend a beautiful day in the sun with music, dance, and the library! Dholrhythms Dance Company will be sharing a Punjabi-inspired dance performance followed by a dance lesson. This event is free and family friendly!

This event will be located at the BART Plaza, Downtown Berkeley (2160 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (berkeleylibraryfriends.com)

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Circus Arts Performance @Central

Get ready for Summer Reading with an all ages performance from Coventry & Kaluza! Show includes juggling, comedy, hula hoop tricks, and clown arts! 

After the performance, stay to build fun and creative structures with Imagination Playground’s Big Blue Blocks*

*Purchased with generous financial support from the Berkeley Public Library Foundation

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org)

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1,000 Paper Cranes/Peace Day @ Central CCR

Send a little peace around the world. Help us fold 1,000 origami cranes to send to Japan in the spirit of peace and brotherhood. We will have a reading from the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, and we will have the treat of beautiful koto music by Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto and friends. If you don't know how to fold, come join us anyway, we will have instructions and people to help teach you how. Ages 8 and up for folding due to difficulty, but younger kids are welcome to listen to the story and enjoy the music!  

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