Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Caterpillar Puppets@South

Caterpillar Puppets is the artistic collaboration of Joe and Ronna Leon.  These long-time favorite puppeteers return to Berkeley Public Library  to perform the bilingual show "Aztec Pinocchio."  It is the story of Maldo the Magician and how he turns his little marionette boy alive using a butterfly for a heart. One of the first things the lively puppet boy, Piñata, must do is somehow rescue his "father" Maldo from the deadly spell placed on him by an evil magician.

Paul Robeson, Renaissance Man

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

Local baritone Autris Paige performs the words and music of iconic American political activist, actor and singer Paul Robeson.  Originally performed for a capacity crowd at South Branch library in February 2015, this moving presentation is back by popular demand.  Accompanied by pianist Loni Williams, Mr. Paige will perform songs made famous by Robeson, and share excerpts from Robeson's memoirs for an enlightening look at a true American hero.  Call 510-981-6236 for more information.

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