The season promises lively choices for art, books, dance, film, music, and theater events.
The summer series shows at Laney College Aug. 26-28.
What could have been a tense standoff became fertile ground for cooperation and learning.
Is it sheer coincidence that Ubuntu, Marin Shakespeare, can Cal Shakes are producing Othello? There may be underpinnings of Black Lives Matter and anti-Muslim backlash in the air.
Carnival of Stars takes place on July 30-31 at the Finnish Hall.
"Die, Mommie, Die!" runs July 9-Aug. 7 at the San Leandro Museum Auditorium.
Sarah Shourd's "The Box" rips the use of solitary confinement.
Tlaoli: People of the Corn shows at 8 p.m. on June 24-26 at La Peña Cultural Center.
Best known for the clever, barbed repartee of the battling lovers Beatrice and Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing is one of the few Shakespeare comedies that doesn’t involve cross-dressing, but it certainly does in this version.
Upcoming Cal Performances dates bode well for the current state of dance and filling big venues.