Shorts: The Arts

Month of live music at kosher restaurant

Berkeley’s kosher Italian/vegetarian Ristorante Raphael will liven up the chilly December weekends with a series of live music concerts.

The performances, which start at 8 p.m., include Brazilian guitar duo Carlos Oliveira and Mauro Correa on Saturday, Dec. 3; jazz artists Michael Gill and Kim Hart on Saturday, Dec. 10; and Girl Talk Band on Saturday, Dec. 12. There is no cover charge.

Ristorante Raphael is located in downtown Berkeley at 2132 Center St., near Shattuck Avenue. Validated parking at Allston Way or Center Street garages and Oxford Street lot. Information: (510) 644-9500 or