people listening to jazz

People listening to jazz in front of Café Med

Telegraph Avenue's Entertainment

Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue area is a multi-cultural mecca for entertainment. Museums, theaters, and restaurants with live music infuse the Telegraph Area with passion and excitement. The energy of university students, local residents, and visitors all mix together to create a rare form of unmatched vitality.

Many of the establishments in the Telegraph Neighborhood have international reputations for excellence. Zellerbach Hall presents the world's premier companies in dance, music, & theater. The Berkeley Museum is world-renowned for its magnificent permanent collection and the wonderful & illuminating traveling shows.

The four red stars (****) show a recent winner of the "Best Of" category from the 2009 Daily Cal. Three red stars (***) show "Editor's Choice". Two red stars (**) show Honorable Mention.

 

 

Special Events/Fairs

 

Nightlife/Clubs

 

Cal Performances
Zellerbach Hall****
642.9988
fax for tickets 643.2359
http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
****Best Performance Theater 2009 by Daily Cal****

Brings world-class musicians, dancers, and theater artists to the campus. Always terrific!

Pacific Film Archives Theater
2575 Bancroft Way (near Bowditch)
642.1124
642.1475
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

The New York Times, 3/30/08, calls this a Cinema Paradise. It state "the theater offers one of the most eclectic moviegoing experiences in the Bay Area. At the archive’s theater across the street from the museum, you might find a French New Wave festival, followed by a collection of shorts from West Africa. The archive is particularly strong on Japanese cinema — and grungy-looking grad students."

Greek Theatre****
North Berkeley Hills (U.C. Berkeley Campus)
Off Gayley Road
809.0100
http://www.apeconcerts.com/venue_greekTheatre.cfm
****Best Live Music Venue & Editor's Choice Live Music Venue 2009 by Daily Cal****

La Baeau Ivre
2629 Telegrap Ave.
845.4859
http://www.lebateauivre.net/

Every Wednesday evening, from 7 - 9 PM, people gather in this beautiful restaurant created from a restored french home with a garden patio, fireplace room, cafe & formal dining rooms, and listen to various groups play their melodious music. It is a really wonderful way to enjoy your evening.

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Readings of Poetry & Prose

 

Moe's Books ****
2476 Telegraph
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 11 PM
Friday - Saturday 10 AM - Midnight
849-2087
http://www.moesbooks.com
****Best Bookstore 2008 by Daily Cal**** ****Voted Best Used Bookstore for many years by the East Bay Express****

New and used books. The New York Times, 3/30/08, states "Old and new Berkeley, activists and high-tech workers, all head to Moe's Books. Founded in 1959 and piled high with used books, Moe’s is a reminder that Amazon can’t shut down all the little folks. The store also has frequent in-store readings; check its Web site for coming dates."

Lunch Poems
Morrison Library in Doe Library
UC Berkeley
Hours: 12:10 to 12:50 PM
First Thursday of the Month
Admission Free

A Noontime Poetry Reading Series under the direction of Professor Robert Hass

http://lunchpoems.berkeley.edu/

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Theaters

 

Anchored in the northern end of the Telegraph Area is the UC campus, the cultural center of the East Bay. This great public university offers and unparalleled array of theaters, museums, and art galleries. International artists perform festivals and dramatic production in Hertz Hall, Zellerbach Auditorium, and in the outdoor Greek Theater.

Cal Performances
Zellerbach Hall****
642.9988
fax for tickets 643.2359
http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu
****Best Performance Theater 2009 by Daily Cal****

Brings world-class musicians, dancers, and theater artists to the campus. Always terrific!

Pacific Film Archives Theater
2575 Bancroft Way (near Bowditch)
642.1124
642.1475
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

The New York Times, 3/30/08, calls this a Cinema Paradise. It state "the theater offers one of the most eclectic moviegoing experiences in the Bay Area. At the archive’s theater across the street from the museum, you might find a French New Wave festival, followed by a collection of shorts from West Africa. The archive is particularly strong on Japanese cinema — and grungy-looking grad students."

Sather Tower Carillon
Programs available at the tower entrance
Sunday 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. (may arrive at 1:30)
Monday - Friday 7:50 - 8:00 a.m., 12 - 12:10 p.m., 6:00 - 6:10 p.m.
Saturday 12 - 12:15 p.m., 6:00 - 6:10 p.m.
http://ls.berkeley.edu/dept/music/carillon.html

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Museums & Libraries


The University has more than a dozen museums including the Berkeley Art Museum, one of the largest art museums in the United States. International in scope, this museum's facilities include eleven exhibition galleries, a large, permanent collection of Hans Hoffman paintings, and a sculpture garden. The Pacific Film Archive, once housed in the museum and now across the street, lets you enjoy nightly screenings of Hollywood classic, international films and experimental video works.

The cultures and peoples of the world are the focus of the Hearst Museum of Anthropology's collection and changing exhibitions. Within the museum's vast collection of art, artifacts, ethnological documents, and archeological finds, you'll find everything from Egyptian tomb sculpture to Incan textiles and native American basketry.

Other museums include the Worth Ryder Art Gallery spotlighting works by students and the Museum of Paleontology and Zoology.

Berkeley Art Museum
2626 Bancroft Way
642.0808
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

Environmental Design Library
210 Wurster Hall
UC Berkeley 94710
510.642.4818
Environmental Design Library

The Environmental Design Library presents 2–3 exhibits each year to feature the holdings of the Environmental Design Archives and rare portfolios and books from the Environmental Design Library. A wonderful collection for artists to peruse.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthroplogy
Kroeber Hall (corner of Bancroft & College)
643.7648
http://www.hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu

The gallery will be closed until early March 2002. The store will remain open.

Museum of Paleontology
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
642.1821
642.1822
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu

Essig Museum of Entomology
Wellman Hall, Rm. 211
643.0804
http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/essig

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
642.3567
fax 643.8238
http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/mvz

UC Herbarium
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building, Central Atrium
642.2465
Open 8 - 5 p.m. M - F, closed 12 - 1 p.m.
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/ucherb.html

Jepson Herbarium
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building, #2465
6437008
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/active.html

 

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