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April 2019

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Movie Viewing @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

"Won’t You Be My Neighbor" 2018/PG-13 /94 min Morgan Neville’s  Oscar-nominated documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. Winer of the Critic’s Choice and dozens of other awards.

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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Charm City – FREE

Date / Time:
April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Charm City Indie Lens Pop-Ups  - FREE! Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city's future.

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Jacqueline Winspear returns to read from her fifteenth Maisie Dobbs novel, The American Agent

Date / Time:
April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Jacqueline Winspear returns to read from her fifteenth Maisie Dobbs novel, The American Agent, in which our beloved heroine investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. "Excellent....In Winspear's capable hands, Maisie has evolved into a deeply sympathetic character. Readers will eagerly await her next outing."--Publishers Weekly, starred review To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of The American Agent by speaking with a bookseller or ordering from our website. When…

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Sloane Tanen reads from her novel, There’s a Word for That

Date / Time:
April 25 @ 7:30 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Sloane Tanen reads from her novel, There's a Word for That, a hilarious and moving chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together--in rehab, of all places--even as each member is on the verge of falling apart. "Full of intelligence and charm."--Kirkus Reviews (starred) To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of There's a Word for That by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and…

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Indie Bookstore Day!

Date / Time:
April 27 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Indie Bookstore Day! Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

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Groovenators @Claremont

Date / Time:
April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Shad Harris and the Groovenators will knock your socks off in this 90-minute Blues concert and talk. This event is free and for all music lovers. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information. Shad Harris has been performing, touring and teaching for 45 years in local and international nightclubs, world tours, community theater stages, and major television productions. He is a cofounding member, with Gary Hamilton, of the San Joaquin Valley based Blues band, the Groovenators. Find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Groovenators-100247946394/

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Gareth Hinds in Conversation with Pam Turner discussing his exciting new graphic novel adaptation of Homer’s epic tale,The Iliad. 

Date / Time:
April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

"This is no mere comics adaptation of an ancient classic. Through his intricately illustrated panels, Gareth Hinds brings us The Iliad's depth, brutality, and power. A Herculean effort worthy of the original."--Gene Luen Yang, Michael L. Printz Award winner for American Born Chinese To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The Iliad in advance by speaking to a bookseller or ordering through our website. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and…

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NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: All About Eve

Date / Time:
April 30 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: All About Eve Apr 25, 30 & May 9 7pm by Joseph L Mankiewicz adapted & directed by Ivo Van Hove starring Gillian Anderson & lily James To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to Rialto Cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo…

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May 2019

Crazy Rich Asians- FREE MOVIE @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Free viewing of the movie CRAZY RICH ASIANS! When native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend on a trip to Singapore, she is unprepared to learn that he is the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families and one of its most sought-after bachelors.

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Great Art On Screen – Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche

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

Wed, May 1 1pm & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition. At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav…

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Cartooning Workshop w/ Aaron Southerland @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day by learning to make cartoons. This program is for all ages. Space is very limited, registration is required. Please go to https://bit.ly/2tS2ply. Aaron Southerland is a Brooklyn native, a graphic novelist, and an art mentor in the Bay Area. He is the creator of the graphic novels Strawberry Dough and Solforce.

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EXHIBITION On Screen 2018/19 Season: Rembrandt

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

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London's National Gallery and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt's life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition's key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including…

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Orator- FREE MOVIE @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Orator  (O Le Tulafale 2012/PG/112minutes) Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.

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Bike to Work Day @Claremont

Date / Time:
May 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Don’t miss our Bike to Work Energizer Station giveaways: Free bike safety checks and flat tire repair by Trek Bicycles. Delicious Dream Fluff Donuts (while supplies last). Our Bicycle Fixit station. Free  Bike to Work totebags and more!

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Stratford Festival on Film: Coriolanus

Date / Time:
May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Tue, May 14 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Robert Lepage starring Andre Sills "Riveting" and "jaw-dropping" - The New York Times "The greatest contemporary staging of this play that I ever have seen" - The Chicago Tribune Staged at the Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics "best of" lists, the Stratford Festival's "riveting" and "exhilarating" (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, has been called "the show of the decade... a…

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Hunt for the Wilder People – FREE MOVIEW @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Hunt for the Wilder People 2016/PG-13/103minutes A defiant young city kid finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. New Zealand Indigenous director Taika Waititi’s film won Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best Film at the New Zealand Film Awards and has been called an intergenerational comedic masterpeice.

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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Wrestle FREE

Date / Time:
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

FREE! Wrestle is an intimate, inspiring coming of age portrait of the wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, which has been on Alabama's failing schools list for many years. As they fight their way towards the State Championship, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face injustices and challenges on and off the mat, together grappling with obstacles that jeopardize their success while their coach wades into the complexities of class and race in the South. • OFFICIAL…

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FREE Disaster Preparation Discussion @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake with tips for everyone in your household. FREE Giveaways for Attendees:  Mini-Disaster Kit, Snacks, and preparedness brochures!  For all ages.

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Mozaik Vocal Ensemble Concert @Claremont Library

Date / Time:
May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch

Join us for a free a cappella concert! Mozaik Vocal Ensemble is a Berkeley-based a cappella group of women who sing folk songs from around the world. They will be singing songs from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Mongolia, Ireland, Macedonia, and Khazakhstan.  The women of Mozaik have been making music together for many years and all share a love of singing as well as the unique qualities of vocal expression found in the different folk traditions of the world. They select…

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Jane Solomon and Tyler Schnoebelen in Conversation launching The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With More Than 400 Perplexing Words to Test Your Wits! 

Date / Time:
May 19 @ 3:00 pm
Location:
Mrs. Dalloways Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Mrs. Dalloway's

Ages 7 up! Jane Solomon and Tyler Schnoebelen in Conversation launching The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With More Than 400 Perplexing Words to Test Your Wits!  To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The Dictionary of Difficult Words by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates? Find out all this and more in the Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to…

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Bolshoi Ballet 2018/19 Season: Carmen Suite / Petrushka

Date / Time:
May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.

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Great Art On Screen – Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

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

To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces. An in-depth, exclusive tour led by Monet scholars of the museums that house the largest collections of the prolific artist's lilies paintings including the Musee Marmottan Monet, the Orsay Museum, the world-famous panels…

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June 2019

EXHIBITION On Screen 2018/19 Season: Van Gogh & Japan

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

Wed, June 5 1 & 7pm & Wed, July 10 4pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE "I envy the Japanese" Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based - VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam - one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. One cannot understand Van Gogh without…

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Stratford Festival on Film: The Tempest

Date / Time:
June 11 @ 7:00 pm
Location:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
Participating Merchants:
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood

Tue, June 11 1pm & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Antoni Cimolino starring Martha Henry "Seeing it is a joy"- Toronto Star "The real magic and grandeur come from Marth Henry as Prospero" - The New York Times "Magic is in the air" (Broadway World) in the Stratford Festival's latest production of Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tempest, "an elaborate production with eye-popping costumes" (The New York Times). "The real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry…

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Louise Aranson presents Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life.

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

Louise Aranson presents Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life. "In the latter years there are possibilities for joy, transcendence, and meaning, but also for just the opposite. Aronson writes like a memoirist while giving us scientific insight, philosophical wisdom, and wise counsel for a journey and destination we all share. Elderhood is a lovely and thoughtful exploration of this voyage."--Abraham Verghese To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of Elderhood by speaking…

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National Theatre Live: The Audience – Special Encore Presentation

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

Special Encore Presentation! Tue, June 18 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE starring Tony Award® Winner Helen Mirren by Peter Morgan directed by Stephen Daldry Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry…

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July 2019

NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: Small Island

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

July 9, 18, 23 & Aug 1 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE adapted by Helen Edmundson based on the novel by Andrea Levy directed by Rufus Norris Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island bursts to new life. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live's 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 - the year the HMT Empire Windrush…

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August 2019

National Theatre Live: Hamlet – Special Encore Presentation

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

Special Encore Presentation Tue, Aug 6 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Lyndsey Turner starring Benedict Cumberbatch "This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation." Variety "Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet." Daily Telegraph Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Now seen by over…

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