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Exhibit: Paper, rock, pixels
May 26 – August 30, 2015 every day | Environmental Design Library, Wurster room 210 Wurster Hall

The exhibit Paper, Rock, Pixels revisits design projects after ten, twenty, fifty, or more years into their tenure as elements in the fabric of San Francisco. Drawings, plans, and models from the Environmental Design Archives are paired with contemporary photographs of residences, institutional buildings, commercial structures, and landscapes to see how they have responded to use and time.



Multimedia exhibit: Searching for other Earths
June 13 – August 30, 2015 every day | 2 p.m. | Planetarium Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science logoWhat is an exoplanet, and how do you find them? What is a transit and how did NASA's Kepler mission use them to discover more alien planets than ever before? Try hunting for exoplanets with some simulated data. Is another Earth out there? Come join our planetarium show to find out.

 $4, plus admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.


Lawrence Hall of Science: Animal discovery room
June 13 – August 30, 2015 every day | 1:30-4 p.m. | Animal Discovery Room Lawrence Hall of Science

Harold the Gopher SnakeHow does warmer weather change an animal's appetite, behavior or coat? Meet a friendly new animal every 30 minutes in the Animal Discovery Room and discover the answers to these questions and more.

 Free with admission
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Lawrence Hall of Science: Science fiction, science future
May 23 – September 7, 2015 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Guests marvel at acrylic digital panelsCuriosity, innovation and imagination underpin many scientific discoveries, just as science fiction stories do. Science Fiction | Science Future brings to life innovations and inventions that were once considered only possible in film and literature. You'll see how science and technology are advancing all the time, and changing the way we live.

 Free with admission
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Lawrence Hall of Science: Big bug bonanza
Wednesday, July 29 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Yellow bugBring out your inner entomologist and discover a world right under your feet. Meet and touch small bugs, spiky ones, and even giant ones as you learn about their environments and lifestyles.

 Free with admission
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Film: The Quince Tree Sun
Wednesday, July 29 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for Quince Tree sunThe Quince Tree Sun is an exquisite, lingering portrait of the Spanish realist painter Antonio López García as he paints a single work: a picture of a quince tree in his backyard, which he planted years ago and which now stimulates thoughts on light, painting, and process; on death; on what we know of the world and how we know it. Erice's film is itself a "painting from life," taking in López's conversations with friends and his quiet musings, his paintings of Madrid, and the director's own images of this sumptuous city. A conversation with Víctor Erice and Richard Peña will follow the screening.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
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Lawrence Hall of Science: Summer fun days
June 17 – August 19, 2015 every Wednesday | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Family enjoying summer fun dayMake your Wednesdays "Summer Fun Days" with new, exciting events each week. Build structures with unlikely materials, witness high-flying stunts in our backyard, and come face to face with a real-life robot. All free with your admission—and perfect for family time or field trips!

 $10–$12
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Music: Quinn DeVeaux and Evie Ladin and Keith Terry
Thursday, July 30 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Quinn DeVeaux and Evie Ladin and Keith TerryEnjoy a concert under the redwoods at the UC Botanical Garden. Early R&B and good-time bands Quinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review and Evie Ladin & Keith Terry will perform in the open air amphitheater. Picnics welcome.

 $18 Adult,  $16 UCBG Member Adult,  $10 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
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Film: Víctor Erice-Abbas Kiarostami, Correspondences
Thursday, July 30 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Created for an innovative museum exhibition in Barcelona and Paris that paired the works of filmmakers Víctor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami, Correspondences is composed of ten “filmed letters” between the two great masters. As in their other films, children, imagination, and the creative process take center stage. These not-so-simple video letters recognize no international stamps or borders, only the artistic and personal links between individuals.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
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Film: Zero for Conduct
Friday, July 31 | 9:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Victor EriceVigo was often called the cinema’s Rimbaud, not only for his youth, but also for his passionate sincerity, rich imagery, and directness of language. Zero for Conduct is based on very personal childhood experiences; it is cruel, playful and exuberant, and filled with unexpected gags and observations. Set in a boarding school, the loose but emotionally charged story creates a model of rebellion, portraying not only the petty, dictatorial regime of a school, but the dynamics, fervor and delirium of revolt as well.



Film: El Sur
Friday, July 31 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for El SurA young girl comes of age amid the long silences and shadows of her family’s wintry northern exile in Erice’s long-awaited follow-up to The Spirit of the Beehive, which continues that work’s exploration of childhood fantasies and adult realities in a similarly hushed, becalmed tone. In the solitude of her parents’ northern home, a young daughter seeks the secrets that the south—and the past—hold. Politics, the Spanish Civil War, the breaking of family ties, or illicit loves: all seem possible in her father’s ever-growing sadness, and her mother’s deepening sighs. A Rembrandt painting come to life, El Sur is a work of muted colors and hushed tones, where a life worth living already seems to have come and gone.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
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Music: UC Berkeley summer symphony
July 31 – August 1, 2015 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Summer Symphony conductor Jane KimUC Berkeley’s Summer Symphony presents a free concert, open to the public. Performance will include Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Jane Kim and Nicholas Koo will conduct.

 donations gratefully accepted
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Film: City Lights
Saturday, August 1 | 4 p.m. | PFA Theater

Charlie ChaplinTracing the Tramp’s efforts to help a blind flower seller, City Lights is Chaplin’s most balanced and potent blend of humor and poetic pathos, with a strong strand of class consciousness. Episodes of pointed comedy, beginning with the Tramp unveiled in the lap of a statue at a pompous civic gathering, lead fluidly to almost unbearably poignant moments, such as when the flower girl at last recognizes her impoverished benefactor. The film was two years and $2 million in the making. By the time it was released, Hollywood had made the transition to sound, but Chaplin determined that City Lights would be free of dialogue, with a score composed and carefully supervised by him.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
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Film: Bicycle Thief
Saturday, August 1 | 8:45 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for the Bicycle ThiefPart of It’s a Wrap! celebrating our final weekend in the PFA Theater. De Sica’s neorealist tale finds the despair of postwar Italy evident in the faces of its men. Though the film also explores how women cope with poverty, it devotes most of its energy to documenting Rome’s streets and the depressed, unemployed men who populate them, anxiously waiting for work. One such man is Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani), who miraculously lands a job hanging movie posters around town. Things go awry after Antonio’s bicycle is stolen, forcing him and his young son Bruno to scour the city. For De Sica, the severity of Antonio’s ordeal is as much a crisis of masculinity as it is one of economics; Maggiorani’s melancholy eyes and hardened face express the hardship of a generation of men beaten by hunger and dim prospects. Youthful Bruno tries to keep them upbeat, but as father and son soon learn firsthand, a desperate man can sink to great depths.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
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Film: The Kid
Sunday, August 2 | 3:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for The KidPart of It’s a Wrap! celebrating our final weekend in the PFA Theater.
Followed by a demonstration-workshop in the art of pantomime with Charlie Chaplin impersonator Damian Blake. Bring the whole family to learn how to walk like Chaplin! With The Kid, Chaplin successfully established the fusion of slapstick and pathos that would serve him so well in years to come. He also found perhaps his ideal costar, six-year-old Jackie Coogan, capable of both brilliant comic mimicry and unaffected emotion. In a genuinely squalid slum, the Little Tramp stumbles upon an abandoned baby. After a few attempts to rid himself of this unexpected responsibility, he settles into his paternal role, instructing the child in the con game of survival—until the authorities arrive to break up their happy if dilapidated home. Chaplin’s own childhood experiences of poverty and abandonment come through in the film’s vividly imagined settings and its intensity of feeling.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Film: Tokyo Story
Sunday, August 2 | 8:15 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for Tokyo StorySetsuko Hara anchors one of the greatest of all Japanese films with one of the greatest of all performances, as a warm-hearted, becalmed, yet utterly determined young woman. Tokyo Story is about the gap between generations in a Japanese family. It tells a simple, sad story of an elderly couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their two married children, only to find themselves politely ushered off to a hot springs resort. There, the mother dies, leaving only their widowed daughter-in-law (Hara) to care for the father.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
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Film: Recent short films of Victor Erice
Sunday, August 2 | 6 p.m. | PFA Theater

Image from Victor Erice filmIn recent years Erice has turned to the art of the short film, crafting several works for omnibus features that are nonetheless able to stand on their own. The following short films will be screened: Lifeline, Ana tres minutos, Broken Windows and La morte rouge.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

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Lawrence Hall of Science: Space, the final frontier
Wednesday, August 5 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Is there life on other planets? Are there more Earths in our universe? Get up close and personal with some of the most exciting space explorations, as you find answers to these and other questions. Interact with planets in "Science On a Sphere®" or take to the stars in our Kepler-inspired Planetarium shows.

 Free with admission
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Music: We Became Owls and We Are The West
Thursday, August 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

We Became Owls and We are the WestEnjoy a concert under the towering redwoods at the UC Botanical Garden. Alternative-folk bands We Became Owls and We Are The West perform in the open air amphitheater. Picnics welcome.

 $15 Adult,  $12 UCBG Member Adult,  $10 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
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