Upcoming Creative Impact Events & Programs

Free Screening of The Magic Flute for Families

Mar 30 2015

3:30-4:45pm

Walnut Creek, CA

Bring your family on a magical journey with this 60-minute version of Mozart's famous opera, perfect for all ages.

(Community Event)

1st Saturday: See & Make Art

Apr 4 2015

3:00 - 4:30pm

Richmond, CA

Join the Richmond Art Center for our free, first Saturday bilingual art tours! Come and enjoy a guided tour of our galleries and a hands-on art making activity! Open to all ages. Families welcome. Please meet the group in the Madeline F.

(Community Event)

FRESH & LOCAL! KALA’S 2015 SPRING GALA AND AUCTION (FREE Preview)

Apr 9 2015

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Berkeley, CA

Kala Art Institute announces FRESH & LOCAL!, its 2015 annual gala benefit auction to be held from 6:30-10:30 pm Saturday, April 25 at the Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley.

(Community Event)

Berkeley Symphony: "I'm a Performer!" Family Concert

Apr 11 2015

10am-11am

Berkeley, CA

Rosin your bow and polish your horn! Get ready for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform alongside professional orchestra musicians! An annual tradition at Berkeley Symphony, “I’m a Performer!” family concerts are open to all music lovers, instrumentalists and singers alike.

(Community Event)

Free Screening of Carmen for Families

Apr 11 2015

11am-12:15pm

Antioch, CA

Opera newcomers will thrill to the captivating music of this beloved work by Georges Bizet, featuring the alluring Gypsy girl Carmen, the Spanish soldier who loves her and the brave bullfighter who wins her heart.

(Community Event)

Inclusion & UDL: Universal Design for Learning Lesson Study

Apr 14 2015

4:30-6pm

Berkeley, CA

What ways can we make dance learning more accessible for all learners? LDI Lesson Study sessions allow you to meet with colleagues to discuss all issues of practice on a particular topic, to share lessons and other curricular resources and to garner support for the important work you do.

(Professional Development)

Music and Theater Education: Orff-Schulwerk Mini-Conference

Apr 17 2015 to Apr 19 2015

6pm Friday to 2pm Sunday

Carmel, CA

The Northern California Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association invites music and movement specialists, classroom teachers, drama specialists, and music therapists to a professional development conference in the beautiful Carmel Valley.

(Professional Development)

Emeryville Taiko

Apr 18 2015

7:30pm-9:00pm

Select City, CA

Join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for Emeryville Taiko on Saturday, April 28th, 2015 from 7:30pm. This family-friendly event is presented by Emeryville Taiko, which is one of the best taiko performance team in Berkeley.

(Community Event)

Don Farnsworth – Magnifying Magnolia and Mildred

Apr 19 2015

2 – 3:30 pm

Richmond, CA

With his fine art press, Magnolia Editions, Don Farnsworth has forged new paths in printmaking techniques to enable artists to pursue visions and new imagery.

(Community Event)

West Contra Costa Student Art Show Reception

Apr 23 2015

5 – 7 pm

Richmond, CA

Celebrate fifty years of this popular exhibition which showcases the individual creative voices and art created by hundreds of middle and high school students at this reception. This Student Art Show is an annual collaboration between the school district and the Richmond Art Center. FREE

(Community Event)

Upcycle

Apr 25 2015

1 – 4 pm

Richmond, CA

Create, see and learn about the art of upcycling at this maker festival for the whole family. Upcycling workstations will feature hands-on activities that creatively re-use materials otherwise headed for the landfill.

(Community Event)

FRESH & LOCAL! KALA’S 2015 SPRING GALA AND AUCTION

Apr 25 2015

6:30 to 10:00

Berkeley, CA

Kala Art Institute announces FRESH & LOCAL!, its 2015 annual gala benefit auction to be held from 6:30-10:30 pm Saturday, April 25 at the Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley.

(Community Event)

May 2, 2015 to
May 3, 2015

Berkeley Symphony: Under Construction I

May 2 2015 to May 3 2015

3pm-5pm

Berkeley, CA

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New

(Community Event)

1st Saturday: See & Make Art

May 2 2015

3:00 - 4:30pm

Richmond, CA

Join the Richmond Art Center for our free, first Saturday bilingual art tours! Come and enjoy a guided tour of our galleries and a hands-on art making activity! Open to all ages. Families welcome. FREE

(Community Event)

Berkeley Symphony: Under Construction II

May 3 2015

7pm-9pm

Berkeley, CA

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New

(Community Event)

Workshop – Boxing Our Memories

May 3 2015

2 – 3:30 pm

Richmond, CA

Bring a box, old purse, old tool kit or lunch box. Then bring all the bits and pieces you’ve been collecting and holding onto for memories: photos, flowers, letters, toys, broken strings of beads. We will glue and tape and paint and bind these into a collage of personal memory and history.

(Community Event)

Free Screening of The Elixir of Love for Families

May 3 2015

2-3:15pm

Napa, CA

Donizetti's The Elixir of Love is a delightful comedy about the course of true love made smooth by a "magic" potion. This charming production is set in Napa Valley circa 1915.

(Community Event)

Art in the Community Student Art Reception

May 9 2015

3 – 5 pm

Richmond, CA

Come celebrate with students and see the artwork these elementary to high school students created in our traveling Art in the Community program.

(Community Event)

Del Sol String Quartet Performance & Special Reception

May 17 2015

2 pm

Richmond, CA

The fabulous Del String Quartet returns to the Art Center’s gallery with their adventurous programming responsive to the work and spirit of the artist, Mildred Howard, and her exhibition “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter.” A reception follows the performance.

(Community Event)

Free Screening of The Elixir of Love for Families

May 23 2015

11am-12:15pm

St. Helena, CA

Donizetti's The Elixir of Love is a delightful comedy about the course of true love made smooth by a "magic" potion. This charming production is set in Napa Valley circa 1915.

(Community Event)

Mildred Howard Exhibition Closing Reception

May 24 2015

3 – 5 pm

Richmond, CA

Celebrate the work of artist Mildred Howard at this closing event for her exhibition “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter, which showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion. FREE

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 1: The Art of Music

Jun 15 2015 to Jun 19 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. During Week 1 unleash your child's imagination through movement, rhythm, composition and musical storytelling.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 2: Artist's Field Guide to Science and Nature

Jun 22 2015 to Jun 26 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Programs children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. During Week 2 children 6-9 get their hands dirty investigating plant science and ecology through drawing, painting and collage.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 3

Jun 29 2015 to Jul 2 2015

9am - 3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Programs children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 4: Sculpt, Mold, Build: An Exploration of 3D Multiples

Jul 6 2015 to Jul 10 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Programs children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. Calling all builders, sculptors, and makers aged 9-12 for Week 4!

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 5 - Think Outside the Book: An Investigation of Words and Forms

Jul 13 2015 to Jul 17 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Program children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute.

(Community Event)

Luna Dance Summer Institute

Jul 17 2015 to Jul 24 2015

Berkeley, CA

Luna's Summer Institute brings six dance teaching artists and six classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations.

(Professional Development)

Camp Kala Week 6: High School Drawing Studio

Jul 20 2015 to Jul 24 2015

10am-4pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Program kids engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. For Week 6 we invite high school students at every level of experience to spend concentrated studio time working on drawing skills.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 7: High School Printmaking Survey

Jul 27 2015 to Jul 31 2015

10am-4pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Program kids engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute.

(Community Event)

Back to the Source

Aug 2 2015 to Aug 8 2015

9am-5pm

San Francisco, CA

This summer, connect with your dramatic self and find new inspiration in the transformative and collaborative act of making theater by coming Back to the Source at A.C.T.

(Professional Development)