Visitors to enjoy Celtic and German folk music

April 14, 2013 by  

The Freight & Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley plays host to Litha, a contemporary and traditional Celtic and German folk music group, tomorrow.

The group is composed of Claire Mann and Aaron Jones from Scotland and Juergen Treyz and Gudrun Walther from Germany, who met in June 2006 at a folk music festival in England.

The name means ‘midsummer’ in Anglo-Saxon, which is the time period in England during which they first met. Their music covers contemporary and traditional music as well as original compositions.

Located just minutes away from Lafayette, the Coffee house is located at 2020 Addison Street in Berkeley. Litha takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15.

Just a bit further away, the Tiburon Playhouse located at 40 Main Street, Belvedere Tiburon, will host Good Garbage which describes the experiences of 200 Palestinian families who work at the Hebron Hills garbage dump.

The play will take place at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16. Admission is $12. For more information call (415) 435-3585.

Also on Tuesday, preschoolers have the opportunity to explore ‘The Living Earth: Mollusks with Shells’ at 10:00 am at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, only 20 minutes from Lafayette.

Classes are hands-on, and include exhibits and instructor-led information. Call Charlette LimYankowitz at (510) 336-7381 to preregister. After exploring the mollusks, parents can have the kids can create their own drawings of creatures, which can then be put into a book form and printed at a local printing company for sharing with family.