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La Peña Cultural Center

510-849-2568||www.lapena.org

Upcoming Events

September 2015
Free

FREE Movie Night: Camp Reel Stories

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Movie Night at La Peña in collaboration with Camp Reel Stories! Camp Reel Stories believes that when women and girls are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on the screen. Camp Reel Stories is a non-profit organization that empowers 13-18 year old young women with…

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Free - $8.00

Middle Eastern Bazaar Ensemble

September 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

  $5 Adv, $7 Door   Bazaar Ensemble is an LA-based band that fuses traditional Middle Eastern melodies with jazz, funk, and soul. Sung in Hebrew and Arabic, Bazaar Ensemble’s music is universally danceable, and the group is as diverse as their audience. Their sound is undoubtedly fresh, featuring both…

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Free

FREE Movie Night: Herman’s House

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

Movie Night at La Peña! The movie we are showing tonight is Herman’s House, by Angad Singh Bhalla. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. This film follows the story of New Orleans native and former Black Panther activist, Herman Wallace. Wallace went to jail…

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Free - $11.00

Sept. 11 Commemoration at La Peña

September 11 @ 6:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

$5 If you bring a side dish $10 General Admission     Sept. 11 Commemoration at La Peña Since the coup in Chile in 1973, Sept 11 has been commemorated as a day of struggle against the forces of fascism, imperialism, and neo-liberal ideology. The 2001 implosion of the World…

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$5.00 - $21.00

“Mis Raíces” Documentary film presented by Bay Area Flamenco Festival

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

General Admission: $10 Premium Seating: $20 Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents: “Mis Raíces” (My Roots) a documentary film directed by Paco Fernández. Spain, 2015 (55 min., English subtitles) Q & A with director after screening.View Trailer: https://youtu.be/-KvcdEJC9Jc Visiting flamenco guitarist from Spain, Paco Fernández presents his recently released film “Mis Raíces,” an exploration of…

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Free - $13.00

Alas Para Volar

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

$10 Adv, $12 Door   In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Gloria Arjona addresses the life and work of Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, from the artist’s own perspective. Dressed in the Tehuana costume popularized by Frida Kahlo, Dr. Arjona will read fragments of Frida’s diary and letters, relevant to the most important…

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$10.00 - $26.00

Rise Again Tour: Protest Sing-a-Long Concert

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

   Keeping the Folk Music and Nueva Canción tradition alive, La Peña is proud to announce the release of the new song book, Rise Again. Celebrating the release to the companion of Rise up Singing, the internationally acclaimed song book of protest songs from around the world, Singer-Songwriters Annie Patterson and…

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Free

Food First: Ensuring Food Access in the East Bay (FREE)

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

            Although this is a free event, donations are encouraged. RSVP today, space is limited Ensuring food access while transforming the food system in the East Bay: A panel discussion with the Alameda County Food Bank, Peoples Community Market, and Food Not Bombs Food—good, safe,…

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$5.00 - $8.00

Autumn Equilibrium

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

$5 Adv/Stu/Sen $7 Door Autumn Equilibrium is a diverse showcase of young Bay Area artists- consisting of musicians, singers, rappers, dancers, and poets. These artists use their unique style to spread love, raise awareness, empower and inspire our community. Autumn Equilibrium will be at the beginning of Libra season- the…

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Free - $9.00

La Mandanga

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

La Mandanga is a six piece flamenco/rumba music band from the the Bay Area. Our sound can be described as Flamenco fusion, where we combine upbeat rhythms, the passion of the gypsy with Javier Jimenez on the guitar and catchy melodies and haunting lyrics dramatically written by Alberto Guiterrez founder of the…

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Free - $16.00

Global Electronic Dance Party with Nader DeAik

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

$12 Adv/Stu/Sr, $15 Door An evening filled with sheer entertainment combining Global Electronic Dance Music with Middle Eastern and International grooves forming into a mystic night to remember! NADER DEAIK Nader celebrates world frequencies through his unique blend of Global Dance Music. His highly creative original songs are upbeat, enigmatic and…

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Free - $16.00

Focused Listening and Life Skills

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

$12 Advance/Student/Senior $15 Door Using contemporary chamber music composed by Katrina Wreede, Director of Composing Together, the concert explores the powerful influences of music on emotions and the human spirit, identifying some of the simple choices composers make to achieve dramatic emotional effects, then collaborating with the audience to create…

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Free - $21.00

Grito de Lares

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

$12 Adv, $12-$20 Sliding Scale , $5 Kids 2 and older   Featuring: La Mixta Criolla! La Mixta’s repertoire of originals and funky renditions of traditional tunes, features a variety of swinging Caribbean grooves, from plena, bomba, guaracha jíbara, aguinaldo, to merengue, son, rumba, seis, cumbia and salsa. The event…

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October 2015
Free - $26.00

Nano Stern Trio

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

$20 Adv, $25 Door   Please join us for a night of singer song writer Chilean jazz fusion with Nano Stern. www.nanostern.cl Spanish: El camino artístico de Nano Stern se ha forjado a través de canciones que aprendió de su familia y la tradición ancestral de la música chilena las…

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$14.00 - $19.00

Mes Morado con Jaranon y Bochinche

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

$16 Advanced/Student/Senior $18 Door Join us in honoring “Mes Morado” with Jaranon y Bochinche, a traditional AfroPeruvian Dance and Music company! Mes Morado celebrates “El Cristo Moreno” during the month of October in Peru, and is the heart of this joyous show sharing Danza y Musica Negra!  Artistic Director Juan de…

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$5.00 - $8.00

Celia Cruz Birthday Tribute

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

$5 Adv/Stu/Sen $7 Door Come dance and celebrate our Queen of Salsa’s birthday with a night of dancing and fun.  DJ Santero will be spinning Salsa and Latina classics from the golden era of Fania Records sure to bring the essence alive!

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Free - $16.00

Leave it to Diva

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

Like to dance? You won’t be able to leave the dance floor.   Like to listen? Leave it to Diva delivers great groove and fat harmonies from 5 vocalists. Their R&B, motown and rock songs have a richness rarely found in live band performances.   Like to watch? Their dance…

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November 2015
Free

Bay Area Skeptiks-Gems from the Quote Mines (In the Lounge)

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705 US

Courtesy NCSE Time: 7:30pm Date: November 12, 2015 Location: La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California People who reject the scientific consensus aren’t fond of scientific authorities, but they love to quote scientific authorities in support of their views. A paradox? Well, no. Examination of such quotations reveals that their meaning and significance…

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