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November 2019

Canned Food Drive

Date / Time:
November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Location:
McGuire Real Estate, 2991 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Anton Salon, Cheap Pete's, McGuire Real Estate, Vintage Berkeley

Please help us help the Alameda County Food Bank- collecting nutritious non-perishable food. Collecting food November 1-30th! Most Wanted items: Peanut Butter, Chili, Soups, Tuna, Bean, Canned Veggies, Canned Fruits, Pasta, Rice, Cereal, Cat + Dog food too. Donation Barrels located at Anton's Salon, Vintage Berkeley, McGuire Real Estate, Cheap Pete's

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Peter Jan Honigsberg launches his new book A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices of Guantánamo, 

Date / Time:
November 13 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Peter Jan Honigsberg launches his new book A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices of Guantánamo, containing firsthand testimonies from Guantánamo Bay, inspiring future generations to never repeat the human rights violations of the detention center. "The definitive account of what happened at Guantánamo in all of its chilling and horrifying detail. What makes this book unique and compelling is that it is the story of what it does to people’s lives to create ‘a place outside the law.’ Through his…

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National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy

Date / Time:
November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Encore Just Added By Popular Demand! Mon, Nov 18 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by Stefano Massini adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles ★★★★★ "What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass." - Guardian ★★★★★ "Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs." - Times ★★★★ "Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles. " - The Stage The story of a family and a company that changed the…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Le Corsaire (Encore)

Date / Time:
November 20 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Wed, Nov 20 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Adolphe Adam Ekaterina Krysanova & Igor Tsvirko Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to be completed, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair (pirate) who catches her eye. Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the "mesmerizing" Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading…

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Elaine Sciolino in Conversation with Thad Carhart discussing Sciolino’s new book The Seine: The River that Made Paris.

Date / Time:
November 21 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Elaine Sciolino in Conversation with Thad Carhart (and introduced by L. John Harris) discussing Sciolino's new book The Seine: The River that Made Paris. A soulful, transformative voyage along the body of water that defines the City of Light. Elaine Sciolino is the perfect guide to the world's most romantic river."--Lauren Collins To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Seine by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover. Elaine Sciolino came to Paris as a young foreign…

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Spencer Grey Magic Show @Claremont

Date / Time:
November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Spencer Grey's magic shows are high-energy and include audience participation, visual illusions, and original magic. Kids, teens, and adults alike will be amazed! Ages 5 and up.

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December 2019

NT Live: Fleabag

Date / Time:
December 4 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Encores Just Added By Overwhelming Popular Demand! Tue, Nov 19 7pm Wed, Dec 4 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge Directed by Vicky Jones ★★★★★ "Witty, filthy and supreme!" - Guardian See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to Rialto Cinemas from London's West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort…

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National Theatre Live: Hansard

Date / Time:
December 5 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Nov 12, 14, Dec 3 & 5 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by Simon Woods directed by Simon Godwin starring Lindsay Duncan, Alex Jennings Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It's a summer's morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned…

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2019/20 Season: Leonardo: The Works

Date / Time:
December 11 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Nov 13 1 & 7pm Wed, Dec 11 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death: for the first time ever, all of Leonardo's paintings will be shown in Ultra-HD on the big screen! Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world's favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo's peerless paintings and drawings…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: The Nutcracker (Encore)

Date / Time:
December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Sat, Dec 14 1pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle led with the Mouse King, while Marie watches in fear. The Bolshoi's magical Nutcracker production captivates audiences of all ages and brings them on whirlwind journey of enchantment with rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly…

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January 2020

Great Composers: In Search of Beethoven

Date / Time:
January 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Mon, Dec 16 1 & 7pm Wed, Jan 8 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "One of the finest films EVER about a great musician" - Observer In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate, struck down by deafness, who searched for his 'immortal beloved' but remained unmarried. It delves beyond the image of the tortured, cantankerous, unhinged personality, to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting. In Search…

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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Date / Time:
January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Dec 10, 12, 17 & Jan 9 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by Noël Coward directed by Matthew Warchus starring Andrew Scott Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC's Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward's provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine's colorful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry's few remaining days…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Giselle

Date / Time:
January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Jan 29 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE New Production! Adophe Adam Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion. In this brand-new production of Giselle, world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one…

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February 2020

Great Composers: In Search of Mozart

Date / Time:
February 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Jan 22 1 & 7pm Wed, Feb 12 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "Outstanding. A must-see film!" - Chicago Sun-Times Made to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, In Search Of Mozart was produced with the world's leading orchestras and musicians, and is told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed. This is a detective story that takes us to the heart of genius. Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the…

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National Theatre Live: All My Sons

Date / Time:
February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Jan 21, 30, Feb 4 & 13 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by Arthur Miller starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman directed by Jeremy Herrin ★★★★★ "A thrill to watch!" - Telegraph ★★★★ "An extraordinary evening of theatre!" - Times ★★★★ "Stunning performances from Sally Field and Bill Pullman." - The Stage ★★★★ "Sally Field and Bill Pullman deliver a Miller for our times." - Guardian Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner,…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake

Date / Time:
February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Feb 26 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky's essential masterpiece returns for a live broadcast of the most-beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning…

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March 2020

Great Composers: In Search of Chopin

Date / Time:
March 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Tue, Mar 3 1 & 7pm Tue, Mar 24 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "Gripping!" - The Times "Outstanding!" - Chicago Sun Times "A masterpiece!" - Sydney Morning Herald "A directional coup - inventively filmed and cooly perceptive" - New Zealand Herald "An indelible portrait offering a rich and personal insight into Chopin the man and his music" - Urbancinefile Acclaimed director Phil Grabsky brings the life and music of Fryderyk Chopin - one of the greatest composers of all time - to Rialto Cinemas. His grave in Paris remains…

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2019/20 Season: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

Date / Time:
March 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Wed, Mar 4 1 & 7pm Wed, Mar 25 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Exploring one of the most highly original and popular artists of recent years - the grandson of Sigmund Freud - who was a key figure in London's radical post-war art scene! For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud's self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than…

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April 2020

Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Romeo and Juliet (Encore)

Date / Time:
April 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Apr 1 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Sergei Prokofiev Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky Despite each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the two families will cost Mercutio's life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend. The star-crossed lovers' tragic fate inspired Prokofiev's remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the…

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Jane Hirshfield reads from her new volume of poetry Ledger

Date / Time:
April 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Jane Hirshfield reads from her new volume of poetry Ledger, a book of personal, ecological, and political reckoning from the internationally renowned poet named "among the modern masters" (Washington Post). From one of our most celebrated contemporary poets--long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and England's T.S. Eliot Prize--comes Jane Hirshfield's Ledger, her most important work yet. From its already much-quoted opening lines of despair and defiance ("Let them not say: we did not see…

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2019/20 Season: Easter in Art

Date / Time:
April 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Apr 8 1 & 7pm Tue, Apr 21 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Highlighting artists such as Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Leonardo, El Greco, and many more including contemporary artists Mark Wallinger and Sam Taylor-Wood! The story of Christ's death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Jewels

Date / Time:
April 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Apr 29 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography by George Balanchine This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine's visit to the famous jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels on New York's Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that…

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May 2020

Great Composers: In Search of Haydn

Date / Time:
May 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Apr 15 1 & 7pm Wed, May 6 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "Joyous, thrilling, informative, accessible!" - Empire "An ideal introduction to one of the greatest composers of his time!" - BBC Music Magazine "Bracing, refreshing...simply very good indeed!" - Guardian Phil Grabsky's biographical account of Haydn's life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world's most celebrated musicians. By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydn's music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light…

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July 2020

EXHIBITION On Screen 2019/20 Season: Frida Kahlo

Date / Time:
July 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, July 15 1 & 7pm Wed, July 29 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE A highly researched and visually spectacular feature-length film on this 21st-century female icon! This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida's own words, EXHIBITION…

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January 2021

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey

Date / Time:
January 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Wed, Dec 16, 2020 1 & 7pm Wed, Jan 6, 2021 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "High class and wonderful, Concerto demands to be seen!" - Gramophone "You'll hear Beethoven as if for the first time!" - Guardian "Enchanting!" - Evening Standard Filmed over the course of four years award- winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes's attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven's five piano concertos. Considered one of the top…

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