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Workshop: Fruit jams with Blue Chair Fruit
Tuesday, August 19 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Explore the savory side of fruit in this 2-hour workshop. Open up the world of fruit jams to pair with cheese by learning how to make Blue Chair Fruit’s signature cheese-oriented savory fruit jams. The course will also cover the role of sugar, the importance of lemon juice, and the cooking process. Explore how to bring out the savory elements of fruit both by selecting appropriate fruits and by using herbs, spices, dried chiles, and other flavorings.$95, $85 members
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Film: The Home and The World
Wednesday, August 20 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater
Rabindranath Tagore’s classic novel of 1905 Bengal offers the setting for Ray’s examination of one woman’s search for independence, and a nation’s fight for freedom. As outside forces threaten to split Bengal into two, a progressive aristocrat introduces his wife to a radical school friend; their burgeoning relationship soon proves as challenging to the status quo as the revolutions in the world around them.$5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student, $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General admission
Special event: Engineering festival
Wednesday, August 20 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Celebrate all things engineering. Bring kids of all ages to build a hydraulic system, a wind turbine, or a bridge at this special event. Event is free with admission.
Exhibit: Geta Brătescu
July 25 – September 28, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
MATRIX 254 features the work of Romanian artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), who has been living and working in Bucharest since the 1950s. Working across a wide range of media (graphic design, drawing, video, textiles, performance, installation, photography, and printmaking), Brătescu is a central figure in postwar Romanian art. Due primarily to Communist leader Nicolae Ceauşescu’s totalitarian regime (1967–89), which suppressed the work of avant-garde artists living and working in Romania, and the subsequent political isolation of the country, Brătescu’s work was little known to international audiences until recently. For MATRIX 254, Brătescu’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum, the artist presents a focused selection of key works made between the years 1977 and 2000.Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
Exhibit: Hofmann by Hofmann
July 2 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
As we prepare to move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, it seems fitting to revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s extraordinary gift of his paintings to the Berkeley Art Museum. “Hofmann by Hofmann” focuses on the first paintings selected personally by Hofmann for BAM/PFA. Hofmann employs contrasting colors and the arrangement of shapes into expanding and contracting forces (push-pull) to create the experience of three-dimensional space. “Space,” he wrote, “must be vital and active—a force impelled pictorial space, presented as a spiritual and unified entity, with a life of its own.”Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
Exhibit: The James Cahill Legacy
July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. His collection became known by his studio name, Ching Yuan Chai, given to him by his own teacher, Shimada Shujiro. Today paintings associated with that studio name are among the treasures that make up the core of the BAM/PFA Chinese painting collection. In fond memory of James Cahill (1926–2014), we present this selection from the collection in tribute to his tremendous generosity and commitment to Berkeley and to BAM/PFA.Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
Film: Man of Iron
Thursday, August 21 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater
Winner of the 1981 Cannes Palme d’or, Man of Iron is one of the finest examples of committed, activist filmmaking, inspirational not only for its immediate subject—the rise of Poland’s Solidarity movement, complete with an appearance by Lech Walesa—but for its dissection of issues facing citizens of any country: how to live, how to create, and how to rebel in the face of oppression. In a loose sequel to Man of Marble, Wajda follows an alcoholic reporter—once a rebel, now an uncomfortable cog in the system—as he’s browbeaten into digging up dirt on the leader of a shipyard workers’ movement. What he discovers instead is the history of a man, and a movement, ready to emerge into power.$5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student, $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General admission
Music: Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors and Etienne deRocher
Thursday, August 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Imaginative jazz meets indie rock in the shade of the redwood grove at UC Berkeley's botanical garden. Enjoy the sounds of Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors. Etienne deRocher will also perform.$15 Adult, $12 UCBG Member Adult, $10 Youth 5-17yrs old
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm. Redwood Grove doors at 5:00pm. Click the following "online" button to purchase tickets... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.
Botanical garden: Painting summer flowers
Thursday, August 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join botanical artist Catherine Watters to learn techniques for painting beautiful summer blooms.$90, $85 Members
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Social event: Nighttime hike to the Big C
Friday, August 22 | 9-10 p.m. | Meet at Sather Gate
Join International Orientation Leaders on this easy 30-minute hike to enjoy the breathtaking night view of the bay! Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes and a warm jacket. Meet at Sather Gate.
Film: Princess Yang Kwei-Fei
Friday, August 22 | 8:45 p.m. | PFA Theater
Part fairy tale, part ghost story, Princess Yang Kwei-fei relates the legend of an eighth-century Chinese emperor who falls in love with a servant girl and makes her his consort. This tragic Cinderella story of passion doomed by politics is one of Mizoguchi’s two films in color.$5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student, $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General admission
Film: Paths of Glory
Friday, August 22 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater
Kubrick’s brave antiwar film remains one of the most cool-headed assaults on cold-blooded murder ever filmed. A Korean War–era audience could take little comfort in the fact that these scenes of ritualized slaughter were set during World War I. The story, based on a true incident in the French army in 1916, traces the court-martial and execution of three soldiers chosen as scapegoats for the failure of a suicidal French infantry attack against superior German forces. Suave, uncaring Adolph Menjou and pathologically paranoid George Macready are the generals who shield themselves from blame; Kirk Douglas is the white knight who challenges their scheme. Paths of Glory is comparable in its beauty and pathos to classic World War I antiwar films like All Quiet on the Western Front. But in its concentration on lunacy in the high command, and in its brittle cynicism, it is pure Kubrick.$5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student, $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General admission
Saturday, August 23 | 8:15 p.m. | PFA Theater
When Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) loses his male modeling crown to newcomer Hansel (Owen Wilson), it’s as if he’s become a throwaway schmatte from the fashion biz. Just another rag on the runway after all those years of perfecting his ultimate power poses. Even working in a coalmine begins to look good. But the evil fashion czar (Will Ferrell) has other plans for this dim-witted mobile mannequin.$5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student, $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General admission
Special event: Getting your bearings
Saturday, August 23 | UC Berkeley Campus
New freshman and transfer students, Get Your Bearings! Three full weeks of activities to help you get adjusted to campus have been organized around themes: Welcome and Campus Culture, Community and Involvement, and Campus Services and Resources. All new students are encouraged to participate.
Film: Knocked Up
Sunday, August 24 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater
With Judd Apatow’s schlockbuster, we get a crass course in contemporary comedy. Here, dumpy stoner Ben (Seth Rogen) gets the comely careerist Alison (Katherine Heigl) in a classic boy-bleeps-girl story. An influential humor-monger, Apatow has had his hand in many recent rollicks, Bridesmaids, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Girls, Superbad, and others. His specialty is the domestic drama in which some ritual like courtship collapses under the weight of gross guffaws. In Knocked Up, Rogen’s rough-edged romancer gets his vulgarity varnished to a fine sheen. But for Heigl’s Alison, the expectant mother must lower her expectations.$5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student, $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General admission
Film: An Enemy of the People
Sunday, August 24 | 5 p.m. | PFA Theater
Ray adapted the Ibsen play Enemy of the People for his return to filmmaking, after nearly a half-decade’s absence due to heart problems. A beloved doctor in the countryside realizes his community’s water supply is being tainted and poisoned by pollution, and soon identifies a temple and tourist destination as the prime source. His discovery, though, is greeted not by praise, but condemnation; who is he to interfere with a religious temple, or to suggest that the community lose money by shutting it down? Science, religion, and profit collide in this intriguing adaptation.$5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student, $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General admission
Special event: Piano and instrument sale
Sunday, August 24 | 12-5 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Hundreds of slightly-used, top-notch pianos, guitars, violins and other musical instruments will be for sale to the public, complete with factory warranties, tune-ups and interest-free financing, if needed. The sale is part of a creative arrangement between Berkeley’s music department and the Rockley Family Foundation, a nonprofit foundation established to promote music education. The selection will include grand pianos, baby grands, digital player grands, upright pianos, digital pianos, orchestral strings, and acoustic and electric guitars.
Lecture: The restless dead and ghosts in ancient Egypt
Sunday, August 24 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley professor of Egyptology, Rita Lucarelli, discusses her research on ancient Egypt. She focuses on funerary culture and literature of ancient Egypt and translations of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Open house: Berkeley Center for New Media
Monday, August 25 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Find out about the Berkeley Center for New Media's academic offerings and event programs for the coming semester. Faculty and current students will be available to discuss BCNM's Designated Emphasis for Ph.D. students and the Masters' Certificate in New Media. From engineering to art, history to performance studies, BCNM tackles a range of disciplines in an attempt to critically analyze and help shape developments in new media. We encourage unorthodox artworks, designs, and experiments, while supporting the academic inquiry at the heart of modern scholarship. By reaching out to students, researchers, industry figures, and the broader public, BCNM stimulates new perspectives on contemporary new media.
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Conference: Summer undergraduate research fellowship
August 25 – 26, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Find out about the projects undergraduate researchers worked on this summer. Students from the SURF L&S and SURF/Rose Hills programs will present their work, findings, and fun at the end of their summer program.
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