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January 2020

Ian Haney López OFFSITE presents Merge Left:Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America. 

Date / Time:
January 22 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Tickets $12 advance at Mrs. Dalloway's or through brownpapertickets.com. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:30pm In 2014, Ian Haney López in Dog Whistle Politics named and explained the coded racial appeals exploited by right-wing politicians over the last half century--and thereby anticipated the 2016 presidential election. Now the country is heading into what will surely be one of the most consequential elections ever, with the Right gearing up to exploit racial fear-mongering to divide and distract, and the Left splintered over the…

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Camp Trinity/Bar 717 Ranch Open House

Date / Time:
January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

It's not too early to be making summer plans for kids! Meet Kent Collard, Director, see a slideshow about one of California's oldest summer camps located in the Trinity Alps.  Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Giselle

Date / Time:
January 29 @ 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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PEGGY ORENSTEIN discussing Boys & Sex

Date / Time:
January 29 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Wednesday, January 29 - 7:00pm  OFFSITE TICKETED EVENT   In conversation with Judy Campbell discussing Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity. The award-winning journalist Orenstein's Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and launched conversations about young women's right to pleasure and agency in sexual encounters. In Boys & Sex, she reveals how young men also understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy. The result is a provocative work that offers a vision…

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February 2020

George Lakey Workshop with Kazu Haga OFFSITE

Date / Time:
February 2 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

George Lakey Workshop with Kazu Haga OFFSITE conducts a workshop based on his most recent book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, with Kazu Haga, founder of the East Point Peace Academy and author of the forthcoming Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm. Register at eastpointpeace.org/howwewin or call 510.500.7853. Sliding scale $20-$80. Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 2:30pm "It's a good time to take a fresh look at what has worked in times of trouble, and share…

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NT Live: Fleabag

Date / Time:
February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Encore Just Added By Overwhelming Popular Demand! Thu, Jan 23 7pm Thu, Feb 6 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge Directed by Vicky Jones BBC's Fleabag based on the hit theatrical production won 2 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series - Comedy and Best Actress in a Television Series - Phoebe Waller Bridge! ★★★★★ "Witty, filthy and supreme!" - Guardian See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast…

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Great Composers: In Search of Mozart

Date / Time:
February 12 @ 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 @ 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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Joan Frank launches two prize-winning new books: Where You’re All Going, a quartet of novellas, winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, and Try to Get Lost: Essays on Travel and Place 

Date / Time:
February 20 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Joan Frank Doubleheader! Joan Frank launches two prize-winning new books: Where You're All Going, a quartet of novellas, winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, and Try to Get Lost: Essays on Travel and Place (winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize). To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of either book in advance by speaking to a bookseller or online by clicking on the covers below. Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:30pm In Where You're All Going, Frank invites readers…

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2020 Cat Video Fest

Date / Time:
February 23 @ 1:00 pm
Location:
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Sat, Feb 22 & Sun, Feb 23 1pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need. A portion of proceeds will go to Berkeley Animal Care Services! CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2019/20 Season: Swan Lake

Date / Time:
February 26 @ 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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Elizabeth Tallent launches Scratched: A Memoir of Perfectionism

Date / Time:
February 27 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Elizabeth Tallent launches Scratched: A Memoir of Perfectionism, her bold and brilliant exploration of the ferocious desire for perfection which has shaped her writing life as well as her rich, dramatic, and constantly surprising personal life.  "One of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist."--Sigrid Nunez To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Scratched by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. Scratched is an intimate account of the…

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Jennifer Jewell presents The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants. 

Date / Time:
February 28 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

In this beautiful and empowering book, Jennifer Jewell—host of public radio’s award-winning program and podcast Cultivating Place—introduces 75 inspiring women. Working in wide-reaching fields that include botany, floral design, landscape architecture, farming, herbalism, and food justice, these influencers are creating change from the ground up. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Earth in Her Hands by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. Profiled women include flower farmer Erin Benzakein; codirector of Soul Fire Farm…

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March 2020

Adam Hochschild reads from Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes,

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

The astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time. "Through the lens of a remarkable marriage, Adam Hochschild draws a vivid portrait of the Gilded Age--of immigrants, sweatshops, tenements, strikes, enclaves of patrician privilege, and a 'citadel of socialism' on a private island. At the center of it all is Rose, whose extraordinary story ends as anything but…

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Great Composers: In Search of Chopin

Date / Time:
March 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Bonnie Tsui presents Why We Swim

Date / Time:
April 16 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Bonnie Tsui presents Why We Swim, "a beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story" (Rebecca Skloot). To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Why We Swim by speaking to a bookseller or clicking on the cover below. Humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now in the twenty-first century we swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits.…

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Elizabeth Wetmore in Conversation with Sylvia Brownrigg discussing Wetmore’s marvelous debut novel, Valentine.

Date / Time:
April 17 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Elizabeth Wetmore in Conversation with Sylvia Brownriggdiscussing Wetmore's marvelous debut novel, Valentine. Friday, April 17, 2020 - 7:30pm

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2019/20 Season: Easter in Art

Date / Time:
April 21 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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