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Picks of the week: No rain check needed

It’s full steam ahead on fall: Pumpkin spice lattes are for sale again, Halloween costume discussions are getting serious and, most importantly, it’s starting to rain. The latter can put a serious damper on social plans, but there’s still plenty of great indoor events you can attend to avoid frizzy
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Navigating post-war burdens with deftness in ‘Blues’

It had certainly been a long, long time since Chet Monkawa actually felt lucky. At a lottery earlier that day, he and Earl Worthing — a resident from the San Francisco boarding house Monkawa runs —  entered a raffle for a modern American phenomenon: a brand-new television. Miraculously, they had
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Video: Berkeley Dance Project 2012: “Beneath The Flesh”

On Saturday, April 21, at Zellerbach Playhouse, the Berkeley Dance Project performed their “Beneath the Flesh” performance. Here is a snippet of the first piece, “Finding the Moon in the Dark Night Sky.” This piece is in honor of girls and women everywhere. Tianzong Jiang filmed this performance.

This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists
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