Entertainment & Food

SATURDAY JUNE 8TH 2013
10:00 AM
Yoga Class: Bring your mat!
Dido Nydick of YogaKula of North Berkeley will lead this morning class. Yogakula is our neighborhood Yoga Studio and has a wide array of classes for all levels from beginners to advanced, as well as classes for relaxation. Yogakula also offers pilates, spa treatments and acupuncture. Come to Dido's class and get your free pass for a yoga class at Yogakula.
11:00 AM
Kathleen Rushing: Children's Singer
Kathleen is a retired Kindergarten teacher/Music and Movement Specialist. She currently teaches Pre-K - 2nd grade vocal music one day a week at Neil Armstrong School in San Ramon (a 50 foot commute from her house!) Prior to her retirement (yayyyy!) she taught in the New Haven Unified School District in Union City, CA. A CLAD* certified, credentialed teacher with an Early Childhood Education degree, Kathleen integrates music into all areas of curriculum. She is also Children’s Programs Director for the California Bluegrass Association at the annual Father’s Day Festival in Grass Valley, Ca. and leads FUNGRASS!~ preceeding the festival.
12:15 PM
Daniel Holzman: Dan the Juggler
Dan Holzman, best known as one half of The Raspyni Brothers, has been juggling for almost 40 years. His ability to expertly and entertainingly juggle a variety of objects has resulted in a resume that includes two wins at the International Juggling Association team championships; three appearances on the Tonight Show, (twice with Carson, once with Leno); a performance for the President at Fords theatre in Washington, D.C.; and a place in the Guinness book of world records. He is also author of The Juggler's Little Instruction Book.
1:30 PM
Tommy O’Mahoney & Henry Moser
Recent graduates from Berkeley’s accredited Jazzschool Institute, bass player Tommy O’Mahoney and guitarist Henry Moser have just finished recording a new EP at the famed Fantasy Studios.  Already veteran players, these young men present an unplugged, acoustic set that combines elements of jazz, soul and folk in an array of eclectic originals and tasty covers.
2:45 PM
Eric & Suzy Thompson
These virtuoso roots musicians specialize in the down-home sounds of the American South. Their musical palette includes Appalachian story-songs and bluegrass breakdowns, classic country blues, Louisiana Cajun dance music, and paso dobles from Puerto Rico. Eric's flatpicking on guitar and mandolin is exceptional for its purity of tone, speed, and soulfulness; Suzy is a powerful singer, an award-winning fiddler and Cajun accordion player who has apprenticed with older generation Louisiana Cajun musicians under an NEA Fellowship. Eric and Suzy have also worked with Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, the Savoy Doucet Cajun Trio, the Texas Sheiks and many other fine musicians.
4:00 PM
Eliot Kenin: Spirit of ’29 Dixieland Band
For nearly three decades the Spirit of '29 has been pleasing audiences with its hot brand of exuberant Dixieland Jazz. Folks of all ages clap their hands, tap their feet and get up and dance.  Bandleader, Eliot Kenin, has been performing on guitar and banjo since the fifties, playing at coffee houses, folk festivals and concert halls, including Carnegie hall. He's led bands playing bluegrass, jug band music, klezmer, trad jazz and swing.
SUNDAY JUNE 9TH 2013
10:00 AM
Yoga Class: Bring your mat!
Dido Nydick of YogaKula of North Berkeley will lead this morning class. Yogakula is our neighborhood Yoga Studio and has a wide array of classes for all levels from beginners to advanced, as well as classes for relaxation. Yogakula also offers pilates, spa treatments and acupuncture. Come to Dido's class and get your free pass for a yoga class at Yogakula.
11:00 AM
Bonnie Lockhart: Children's Singer
From “This Little Light of Mine,” to the Caribbean “Tingalayo,” Bonnie’s program of original and diverse traditional folk music invites children and families to join in the fun of sing-alongs, story songs, finger plays and singing games. Accompanying herself on guitar, keyboards, and percussion, Bonnie sings with irresistible enthusiasm. Moving to the call and response of “My Friend the Drum,” planting seeds to the traditional “Bella Hortelana,” and joining Bonnie on stage for an impromptu rhythm band finale, children and families delight in the spirit of community music making.
12:15 PM
Larry Wright: Zappo the Magician
Countless children have laughed at Zappo's antics and wondered at his bafflements. Corporate audiences marvel at the production of a live rabbit from thin air. Dinner guests are captivated by the fantastic feats performed tableside right under their very noses. Zappo is equally comfortable before an audience of hundreds or an audience of one, performing stage, parlour or close-up miracles for spectators in the San Francisco Bay Area, Reno, Lake Tahoe and beyond. Zappo can magically turn an ordinary event into a special occasion. His skillful blend of comedy and mystery confounds audiences of adults and children alike who are fortunate enough to see him perform.
1:30 PM
Fred Anderson: Comedy
It's 1975 - San Francisco State College; It was the latest fad - Juggling! (After yo-yo's and before skate boards...) From the first day Fred was hooked. As he improved he was able to perform at local festivals and The Renaissance Faire. Over the four years of college juggling gradually turned from a hobby to a passion to a profession. Entertaining was so much more fun than his "real" field (computer science) that Fred decided to be a juggler full time... and has never looked back. Since then he has performed the world over for major international festivals including two World's Fairs, The New York Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.
2:45 PM
Rick Quisol: Frisky Frolics 
Singer Rick Quisol, of Frisky Frolics, relishes strumming the ukulele and singing old ditties, conjuring songs culled from his beloved 78 rpm record collection. Outfitted as a jazz-era troubadour in fancy but well-worn vintage duds, a straw boater and a smile, Rick focuses on obscure and classic songs from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley songwriters--the1920’-30’s. Rick’s vocal style is reminiscent of his influences including: Bing Crosby, Al Bowly, The Boswell Sisters, Johnny Marvin and Nick Lucas, to name a few. After hearing him at a show, one young listener remarked, "I like it because you remind me of a black-and-white movie!"
4:00 PM
Eliot Kenin: Reinhardt Swing Band
Reinhardt Swing’s irresistible rhythm and festive style fit any occasion: from an intimate private event to a big dance party to an outdoor festival. The four piece band features violin and guitar as lead instruments and plays the swing standards of the thirties and forties with a nod to the greats, Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt. Bandleader, Eliot Kenin, has been performing on guitar and banjo since the fifties, playing at coffee houses, folk festivals and concert halls, including Carnegie hall. He's led bands playing bluegrass, jug band music, klezmer, trad jazz and swing.

 
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