Read about upcoming Cal Performances this November and December. UC Berkeley students can receive 50% off single ticket prices for all Cal Performances events, plus Student Flex Pass (4 events for $60). Cal Net authentication required. UCB ID required at the door. Visit the Discount and Group Sales page on the Cal Performances website for more information.

Peking Acrobats performing on stage
Photo credit: Brittany App

Peking Acrobats

November 29, 2019 at 2 p.m. • November 30, 2019 at 2 p.m. • December 1, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Zellerbach Hall

 The perennially popular troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, and gymnasts returns to Cal Performances on Thanksgiving weekend (note special Friday matinee) with a performance steeped in 2,000 years of folk tradition. In vibrant costumes and accompanied by live musicians on an array of Chinese folk instruments, the Peking Acrobats perform signature routines including trick cycling, precision tumbling, and awe-inspiring balancing acts.

Tickets: $30–$72 (prices subject to change)

Visit the Peking Acrobats event page for more information.


Dan Pfeiffer

December 5, 2019 at 8 p.m
Zellerbach Hall

The former White House communications director, noted political strategist and commentator, and Pod Save America co-host combines wry wit, spot-on political instincts, and formidable storytelling chops in an optimistic exploration of how politics and digital media interact in modern-day America.

Tickets: $28–$58 (prices subject to change)

Visit the Dan Pfeiffer event page for more information.

Jonathan Biss, piano; The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

December 15, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Zellerbach Hall

Sunday, December 15 (concert 5 of 7)

  • Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79, Cuckoo
  • Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22
  • Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight
  • Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78, À Thérèse
  • Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Tickets: $68 (prices subject to change)

Visit the Jonathan Biss event page for more information.