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Film: Zoolander
Saturday, August 23 | 8:15 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from ZoolanderWhen 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

Oski bearNew 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.

Over 300 activities have been planned. Check out our website for a complete list of events.

Have a great first semester, and Go Bears!



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

Geta BrătescuMATRIX 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: 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

One of James Cahill's paintingsThe 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)

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

Hofmann in his painting studioAs 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)
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Film: Knocked Up
Sunday, August 24 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Knocked UpWith 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

Lecture: The restless dead and ghosts in ancient Egypt
Sunday, August 24 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

Rita LucarelliUC 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.



Film: An Enemy of the People
Sunday, August 24 | 5 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from An Enemy of the PeopleRay 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

Pianos on saleHundreds 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.
Pre-sale on August 22-23. Call 510-642-0099 to schedule an appointment.



Special event: Caltopia
August 24 – 25, 2014 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility

Caltopia festivalCaltopia is a two-day Welcome Week festival that features live performances, great food, product demos and free samples from over 100 campus, local and national exhibitors.

It’s free and open to the public. Bring your friends, family and colleagues to help us kick off the school year the Golden Bear way!


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Open house: Berkeley Center for New Media
Monday, August 25 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Berkeley Center for New Media logoFind 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.


RSVP by emailing lara@berkeley.edu.


Conference: Summer undergraduate research fellowship
August 25 – 26, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

SURF '14 fellow Georgeann DeAntoni engages in paleoethnobotanical fieldwork in Central California.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.



Exhibit: Hard Words – Memory and death in the wild west
August 25, 2014 – February 20, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall

Old West photoAn exhibition of Peter Koch's striking prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents, manuscript journals and old newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends written by the artist, hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the writings of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.


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Botanical garden: Butterfly walk
April 22 – October 28, 2014 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Butterfly and purple flowersJoin Sally Levinson, UC Berkeley botanical garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady, on a guided walk through the collection in search of butterflies. Space is limited. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

 Free with Garden admission
Register by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing garden@berkeley.edu.

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Film: Shack Out on 101
Wednesday, August 27 | 8:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Outdoor screening in the sculpture garden!

Who would have thought a burger joint could be a command center for commie spies? (I’ll have that medium rare with a side of microfilm.) But then again, this deliriously trashy espionage flick is all Cold War and hot stoves. Lee Marvin plays Slob, a short-order cook who can’t. Keenan Wynn plays George, owner of the seaside beanery and handy with a harpoon. Just down the beach is a missile site, so sooner or later top-secret scientists blow in looking for their fix of trans-fat. This by-the-pants paranoid pic generates enough laughable lunacy to make your patty melt.

 $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: All Quiet on the Western Front
Wednesday, August 27 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from All Quiet on the Western FrontLacking any gestures toward patriotism or glory, any exploitation of spectacle, Milestone's film remains one of the boldest statements ever made against the cruelty and futility of war. In Germany, 1917, seven enthusiastic schoolboys leave their village to enlist in the army. Brutalized and disillusioned in training, they are posted to the French front, where further horrors await them. Then, further disillusionments: the soldier home on leave is now a stranger.

 $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

Botanical garden: Summer bird walk
Wednesday, August 27 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Dark-eyed JuncoListen to the sounds of summer! Join Chris Carmichael, associate director for collections and horticulture at the UC Berkeley botanical garden, for a morning walk to find out about Bay Area bird life. Advance registration required.

 $20, $18 members
Register online, or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

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Lecture: Architecture and unseen power
Thursday, August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Dana BuntrockBuildings express influences otherwise unseen. They are shaped by laws, subsidies or incentives, and forgotten historical events. Dana Buntrock, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, will discuss architecture in Japan from a 1960s "Hawaiian" resort to contemporary prefabricated houses. She will demonstrate ways that seemingly odd or unusual approaches result from the political economies of energy use and exploitation.



Music: Rupa and the April Fishes + Lou Lou and the Gypsy Jivers
Thursday, August 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Rupa and the April FishesEnjoy the sounds of roots rock and Soweto swing in the shade of the redwood grove at UC Berkeley's botanical garden. Rupa and the April Fishes performs, and Lou Lou and the Gypsy Jivers will open.

 $20 Adult,  $18 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.


Exhibit: Envisioning Human Rights opening reception
Thursday, August 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Steinhart Courtyard Boalt Hall, School of Law

As part of its 20th Anniversary celebration, the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law presents Envisioning Human Rights, a collection of world-class human rights photography, curated by Pamela Blotner, on exhibit at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, from August through October 2014. The exhibition features the work of Mimi Chakarova, Nic Dunlop, Stephen Ferry, Stephen Goldblatt, Ken Light, Susan Meiselas, Thomas Morley, Gilles Peress, Sebastião Salgado, and Jean-Marie Simon.

Please join us for an opening reception. Meet some of the photographers and the show’s curator. We’ll also kick off the silent auction of the photographs during the reception. Pre-sale of the photographs will be offered at the reception; a silent online auction of photos will open on October 13.



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