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Special event: December commencement 2014
Saturday, December 20 | 3 p.m. | Haas Pavilion

December Commencement is a campus-wide ceremony for all graduating students, from all majors, and their families and includes the Chancellor's address, keynote address by Bill Maher, and a student address. Admission for graduates and their guests by advance-purchased tickets only. Doors open at 1:30PM.



Special event: Winter Weeks
December 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Enjoy quality time with your family and keep the learning gears in motion by coming to the Lawrence Hall of Science this holiday season. Our exhibits, hands-on labs, National Geographic 3D Theater, and Planetarium are open for extra holiday hours during Winter Weeks.



Film: Meerkats in 3D
September 20, 2014 – February 6, 2015 every day | 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

MeerkatsFilmed over the course of a year, Meerkats 3D follows an extraordinary—not to mention adorable—family that stands just 12 inches tall. Discover how these tiny but strong creatures survive in the harsh desert, led by the family’s tenacious matriarch, Klinky. Together, this family of 20 will battle a rival gang to protect their territory, their pups, and their very lives. The Lawrence Hall of Science's National Geographic 3D Theater plays Meerkats 3D daily.



Exhibit: Following in Bartrams' Footsteps
December 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Bartram botanical paintingThis major art exhibition includes forty-four original artworks based on the native plant discoveries made by John and William Bartram in their renowned and influential travels throughout the eastern wilderness between the 1730s and 1790s. The UC Botanical Garden will be the only West Coast showing of the exhibition.


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Special event: A farewell revel at BAM/PFA
Sunday, December 21 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come celebrate our final day of programs in this unique building, and send us off in style to our next home. Events include dance battles by TURF, Inc., vibrant vocals from the ensemble Kitka, groundbreaking artist Dohee Lee, inspired sound by Chris Kallmyer, art-making for kids with Veronica Graham, and Ligeti’s Poème Symphonique for 100 Metronomes. The day will conclude with a parade to our new location on the western edge of campus in downtown Berkeley.


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Exhibit: California, Captured on Canvas
October 8, 2014 – March 6, 2015 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library

This exhibit portrays California both as a vast landscape of mountains, ocean, and forests and as an intimate home for vastly different inhabitants. Scenes of Yosemite and the Gold Rush are displayed, along with more recent work such as colorful paintings by John Sackas of the Golden Gate Produce Market. Also featured are Augustus John’s vibrant portrait of San Francisco’s tennis champion Helen Wills, and an imposing painting by Charles Grant of the Great White Fleet entering the Golden Gate on May 5th 1908. The exhibit conveys the variety of artistic prisms through which the Golden State has been captured on canvas.



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