Events to check out in Berkeley this week

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Looking for something to do this week? From live music to a walking tour, here's a lineup of options to help you get off the couch and out into the world.

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An Evening with Pop Artist Ramzi Adek

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Meet French pop artist Ramzi Adek during a special West Coast appearance. In French with simultaneous translation in English. You can now see him paint on canvas, but not exclusively — cars, clothes or shoes are also perfectly acceptable media to apply his colorful spray paint.

When: Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, 1009 Heinz Ave.
Admission: Free
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Howard Alden with Kit Eakle’s DjangoSphere

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Celebrated guitarist Howard Alden joins violin master Kit Eakle’s group DjangoSphere to perform the music of Thelonious Monk and Django Reinhardt. The leader of DjangoSphere, Kit Eakle is known as one of the most original improvising violinists on the West Coast. 

When: Thursday, Jan. 30, 8-10 p.m.
Where: The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave.
Admission: $15 (Student with ID); $20 (General Admission)
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Booker T. Jones 

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Booker T Jones Celebrates the release of his memoir "Time Is Tight" and companion album "Note By Note." Booker T, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, winner of four GRAMMY Awards and recipient of a GRAMMY Award for Lifetime Achievement, will treat fans prior to the musical performance to an intimate reading from his forthcoming autobiography, followed by a short Q&A opportunity.

When: Friday, Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Where: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St.
Admission: $31-$54
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Wonder Women of UC Berkeley Walking Tour

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A walking tour to honor the many women who have contributed to the Bay Areas legacy. This edition walks through the University of California Berkeley campus and talks about women who shaped the school and beyond. The path spans about 1.5 miles, including some gradual hills (mostly heading down).

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Outside Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology/Kroeber Hall, Outside Kroeber Hall
Admission: Free
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Tempest & Avalon Rising

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Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The last 26 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area based act release fifteen critically acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. It's also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 1317 San Pablo Ave.
Admission: $20 (General Admission Advance); $22 (Day of Show)
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