Performing Arts

Plays, concerts

Los Gu'achis Music @North

Los Gu'achis plays music of Mexico, Early California and the Southwest. Kids will have the opportunity to move and dance to such tunes as "The Mexican Hat Dance," "The Chicken Dance," "the Swedish Jumping Song", as well as songs specifically for children. The program begins with a brief introduction to the music, it's origins and importance and an explanation of the different instruments used. All ages. 

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The Story and Songs of Pete Seeger @Claremont

Tim Holt portrays Pete Seeger, telling his life story and singing songs in this lively, live-music-filled show. Best for adults, teens and children ages eight and up. Tim encourages audience participation so you’ll have a chance to accompany him when he performs  "If I Had A Hammer," "We Shall Overcome," "Union Maid," and "This Land".  Free. To learn more visit our website at berkeleypubliclibrary.org or call the Claremont Branch at 510-981-6280.

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Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show @North

Members of the Marin Poetry Center read their works in a summer Traveling Show! Come hear original works from half a dozen poets in a collegial and supportive environment. Sponsored by the Marin Poetry Center, an organization dedicated to the appreciation of poetry.

Original works read by five poets in a collegial and supportive environment. Hosted by Meryl Natchez.

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What's happening at Berkeley Rep? An Octoroon @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

A docent from the renowned Berkeley Repertory Theatre will discuss the current production, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon".  2016 MacArthur Fellow Jacobs-Jenkins won the Obie award for his radical, incendiary and subversively funny riff on an 1859 mustache-twilring melodrama.  Come hear about the play and the playwright in a facilitated discussion.

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