Special Events


This page highlights a few of the upcoming community events at the hall.
For rental availability, please visit the page of the room you are interested in, located under the "RENTALS" tab, and check the availability calendar for that space.


Performing Arts Salon
Friday March 10th at 8PM
in the upstairs Meeting Room!

Works in progress, experiments, improvisation.
Feedback, discourse, hangout. Performance, discussion mingling






Artists & Activists In Residence
Fall/Winter 2016/2017

We are thrilled to welcome Fierce Allies to the Fall 2017/ Winter 2018 Artists and Activists' Residency!  J. Miakoda Taylor and the Fierce Allies Community of Practice will be evolving embodied curriculum for the Fierce Allies Trainers Training program: empowering leaders to participate in and facilitate fiercely honest dialogues about the high stakes issues that divide us. A sharing open to the public will take place in the spring.


Easter Cheapster Jam
Three day Contact Improvisation Jam!

April 14th - 17th 2017
Classes, Labs, Jams
Performance Scores
Communal Meals


Becoming Monster
an original dance by feralferal


Leslie Castellano and Kevin Dockery
in their full length dance show

Saturday and Sunday March 18th and 19th, 2017
8pm Finnish Hall Auditorium
$10-20 suggested donation (NOTAFLOF)

monsters, ambiguous forms, mutable identities, a plurality of others
conversing in the between spaces of fear, power, terror, and wonder
(this piece uses techniques culled from contact improvisation, contemporary performance, butoh, feldenkrais, and critical theory)
Jonathan Kipp and Ishan Vernallis live accompaniment
talk back with artists to follow


Road to Aacheron
an original oratorio by Rent Romus

"No one dreamed they could possibly exist! One person stands at the precispise of our destruction!"

Featuring film by Michael Mersereau
with Life's Blood Ensemble & Cardew Choir
Aria performances by Tom Bickley, Bob Marsh, Polly Moller, Mantra Plonsey, Kattt Atchley

**2 Nights Only 7:30 Door 8:00 Performance**
Tickets at the Door: $20 General Admission, $15 Sudents/Seniors
Advance Tickets: $15 General $12 Students/Seniors

Past Events...

Axis Syllabus/ Movement Artisans
with Kira Kirsch and Antoine Ragot
July 7-10 2016

RASANBLE! Haitian Arts & Culture Festival
July 22 - 24 2016

Northern Winds & Voices
Concert and Springtime Festival
May 7 at 4PM

Crane & Crocodile 2.1: Domestic Interrogations
a new dance performance
by Rosemary Hannon
and Miriam Wolodarski
April 29 & 30 2016

Axis Syllabus Workshop
with Kevin O'Connor and Kelly Keenan
April 29 - May 2

Axis Syllabus Intensive
with Frey Faust and Francesca Pedulla
March 7 - 13th 2016

Fall Hall Jam
a focused and affordable weekend of Contact Improvisation
October 28th - 30th

Halloween Time Travelers Ball
Oakland Intergroup Alcohol Free Party
October 31

SALTA Dance Collective
Wednesday October 28th
Show at 8:30PM

Swing Dance
October 17th
starts at 7pm

VîV Soft Open
October 2nd
Show at 8PM


Frey Faust, Axis Syllabus Originator

Frey Faust, Axis Syllabus Originator

Rosemary Hannon and Miriam Wolodarski in Crane & Crocodile 2.1: Domestic Interrogations

Rosemary Hannon and Miriam Wolodarski in
Crane & Crocodile 2.1: Domestic Interrogations

Contact Improvisation Weekend Jam

Contact Improvisation Weekend Jam