A professional teaching artist from the SF Opera Guild will give kids ages 5-9 a singing lesson and a musical telling of the story of The Magic Flute, then out come the costumes and props and a chance for the kids and the audience to sing a story as well!
Find What You're Looking For
Adult Story Time presents Carson McCullers' short story, "A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud". An earnest young boy and a tired traveler engage in a poignant dialogue about the science of love. We'll perform every word of McCullers' text. After the performance, stay for refreshments and a discussion of the story, genre and author.
Would you like to read the story before the performance? You'll find the text here.
Join us for a free a cappella concert of international song when Mozaik returns to Claremont branch! Mozaik is a Berkeley-based group of women singers who seek out rich songs to share from folk traditons around the world. Hear their music and learn more at www.mozaikvoices.com. Best for music lovers ages 5 and up. Free.
4th floor Story Room
Story Time for Adults presents the first in a new series, The Joy of Grim: "Hans My Hedgehog".
Be careful what you wish for!
With artful visual aids and a quartet of actors, we will share a folk tale from the Brothers Grimm. After the performance, stay and discuss the story and genre. For ages 16 and up.
5th floor Art & Music
Cellist Andy Ly and pianist Kim Luty present a concert of Bach, Boccherini, Faure and more in the Art & Music department. Ly has studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and performed with the Berkeley Symphony and the California Pops Orchestra. Come hear an exciting young artist up close in an intimate setting.
5th floor Art & Music
Celebrate African American History Month with a big band jazz concert in Art & Music!
Mary Lou's Apartment is an all-woman jazz ensemble featuring the compositions and arrangements of the African-American musical geniuses Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston. A compact-yet-mighty big band, Mary Lou's Apartment is dedicated to performing great American music in an atmosphere of kindness, joy, support and political action.
Put on your dancing shoes and learn Afro-Brazilian dance with Destiny Arts. Fun for the whole family!
Come and enjoy a lion dance performance by Yee’s Martial Arts!
3rd floor Community Meeting Room
"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays. Our final film (for now) in this series is from 1967: Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of "The Taming of the Shrew", with infamous battling married couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as Petruchio and Kate.