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Amazons in The Drawing Room: The Art of Romaine Brooks , through January 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, $3-$6, Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant Avenue. 642-0808.

Secret World of The Forbidden City: Splendors From China's Imperial Palace , through January 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, $5-$13, free for children ages five and under, Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Streets, Oakland. 1-888-OAK-MUSE.

Bruce Lee: A Retrospective , through February 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday, free, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco at the Holiday Inn, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco. (415) 986-1822.

The Art of Research: Nelson Graburn and the Aesthetics of Inuit Sculpture , through June, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, $0.50-$2, free for students, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. 643-7648.


Brava! For Women in The Arts presents Belén: A Book of Hours, through December 17, 8 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday, additional matinee 4 p.m., Sunday, $18-$28, The Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th Street, San Francisco. (415)392-4400.

Young Performers Theatre presents Peter Pan, through December 20, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, $5/under 13 years old, $8/13 years old and up, Fort Mason Center, Building C, Third Floor, Room 300, San Francisco. (415) 346-5550.


Cal Performances Presents The Hard Nut, through December 17, call for times, $26-$50, Zellerbach Hall. 642-9988.


Berkeley Farmers' Market Ninth Annual Holiday Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, free, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Center Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. 548-3333.

American Folk Songs for Young People, 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, $2 donation, Cody's Books, 1730 Fourth Street. 559-9500.

Ted Koppel speaks, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, $17, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. (415) 392-4400.

Slide show presentation with Jan Faulkner, author of Ethnic Notions: Black Images in the White Mind, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany. 526-3720.

Ultimate Alpine Climbing: An Evening with World-Class Mountaineer Kitty Calhoun, 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, free, REI, 1338 San Pablo Avenue. 527-4140.

Free, anonymous HIV antibody testing, 5 p.m., every Thursday, Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way. 642-7202.


Daughters of Darkness , 7:30 p.m., through December 12, $4-$7, Fine Arts Cinema, 2451 Shattuck Avenue. 848-1143.

Book of Days , 9:20 p.m., through December 12, $4-$7, Fine Arts Cinema, 241 Shattuck Avenue. 848-1143.

Suzhou River , 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m., daily, also 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through December 14, $5-$7, UC Theatre, 2036 University Avenue. 843-FILM.


Los Cenzontles with Artemsia Brass Quartet, 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, free, Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza.

Jackeline Rago and the Venezuelan Music Project presents Parranda Navideña, 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, $10-$12, La Peña Cultural Center and Café, 3105 Shattuck Avenue. 849-2568.

Frank Black with Victor Krummenacher, 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, $10/advance, $12/door, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. (650) 949-4507.

The Plus Ones with The Fitsners and The Cables, 9:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, $5, The Starry Plough Restaurant and Pub, 3101 Shattuck Avenue. 841-2082.

Pianist Kemal Gekic, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, $25-$35, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. (415) 392-4400.

Magnificat, 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, $12-$25, First Congregational Church, Dana and Durant. (415) 979-4500.

Obeyjah with Princess'd and Village Culture, 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, $8, Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue. 525-5054.

Pink Martini, 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, $14/advance, $16/door, The Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco. (415) 885-5075.

Calendar listings may be submitted as follows: phone (548-8300, ext. 422), e-mail ([email protected]), fax (849-2803), or in person (sixth floor, Eshleman Hall, Monday-Friday 9-5). Always include contact name and phone number along with date, day, time, location and price (if applicable) of event. Placement is not guaranteed. Events that do not directly relate to UC Berkeley students or Berkeley residents will not be listed. Submissions can also be made for the Best Of Berkeley website at


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