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Film: L'eclisse

Wednesday, June 20 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
“Antonioni’s 1962 masterpiece showcases Monica Vitti as his moodiest, most evasive heroine, drifting out of one affair and into another with Alain Delon’s mercurial stockbroker” (Village Voice). “Perhaps the director’s most savage blast of gorgeous B&W ennui” (Time Out).MORE about <em>L'eclisse</em>

L'eclisse

Workshop: Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Wednesday, June 20 | 1-3:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing offers the opportunity to deepen one's relationship with the natural world.MORE about Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Music: Jovino Santos Neto + Gyan Riley

Thursday, June 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto + Gyan Riley.MORE about Jovino Santos Neto + Gyan Riley

Music: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Thursday, June 21 | 6 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Rock legend Robert Plant celebrates his acclaimed new album, Carry Fire. Guests include Jim James and Seth Lakeman.MORE about Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters

Special Event: Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Thursday, June 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Celebrate the first day of summer with this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods. Close your eyes and experience the natural meditative quality of the forest and bird song layered with serene sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls.MORE about Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Film: Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy

This visually striking, thought-provoking documentary about the British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy is a sequel to the director’s groundbreaking Rivers and Tides—Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time.MORE about <em>Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy</em>

"Leaning Into the Wind"

Film: Daisies

Saturday, June 23 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Vera Chytilová's most acclaimed film "Daisies," spawned by the Prague Spring, is a brightly colored surrealist comedy.MORE about <em>Daisies</em>

Daisies

Film: Smiles of a Summer Night

Saturday, June 23 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Couples meet, split, and reconverge at a country house in the summer of 1900 in Ingmar Bergman’s carnal comedy. MORE about <em>Smiles of a Summer Night</em>

Special Event: Twilight Tuesdays - Butterflies in the Bay Area

Tuesday, June 26 | 5-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
During the UC Botanical Garden's first Twilight Tuesday, come chat with Sally Levinson, garden volunteer and Caterpillar Lady, about butterflies in the SF Bay Area. Check out a viewing table of live specimens.MORE about Twilight Tuesdays - Butterflies in the Bay Area

Butterfly

Film: Wild Strawberries

Wednesday, June 27 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
"Wild Strawberries" cemented Ingmar Bergman’s international reputation for deftly interweaving memory, reality and dream as an elderly professor recollects his life’s failures.MORE about <em>Wild Strawberries</em>

Wild Strawberries

Music: Full - Adam Tendler

Wednesday, June 27 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The charismatic young pianist Adam Tendler performs works by John Cage, Morton Feldman and others.MORE about Full - Adam Tendler

Adam Tendler. Photo by Ben Tran.

Sport: Wellness Wednesdays - Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Wednesday, June 27 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
In this unique outdoor yoga class, participants can explore their inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. MORE about Wellness Wednesdays - Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Film: L’avventura

Thursday, June 28 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
While exploring a volcanic island on a yachting expedition, a troubled young woman named Anna disappears, leaving her lover Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti) and close friend Claudia (Monica Vitti) to search in vain, and fall in love in director Michelangelo Antonioni's L’avventura.MORE about <em>L’avventura</em>

Music: Primus

Thursday, June 28 | 5:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Desaturating Seven led Primus back to some of the sounds and styles of their earlier days and has received critical praise. The album marks the return of the definitive Primus line-up—singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander—for its first album of original music since 1995.MORE about Primus

Music: Charlie Parr + Paper Wings

Thursday, June 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Charlie Parr + Paper Wings.MORE about Charlie Parr + Paper Wings

Film: The End of the Ottoman Empire

Friday, June 29 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Back by popular demand, the documentary The End of the Ottoman Empire offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, an essential backstory of today's world.MORE about <em>The End of the Ottoman Empire</em>

Film: Anna Karenina

Nothing says movie romance like a doomed love triangle, and this is one of the best: Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone and Frederic March star in Clarence Brown’s adaptation of the Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina.MORE about <em>Anna Karenina</em>

Anna Karenina

Workshop: Sculpting the Human Face

Saturday, June 30 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 103 Kroeber Hall Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Learn about the art of portrait sculpture from artist Vanessa Di Tullio. Be inspired by works in the current exhibit "Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You" and create your own work of art. Members of the workshop will learn how to sculpt the human face and head out of oil-based clay. MORE about Sculpting the Human Face

Sculpting the Human Face

Lecture: Way Bay Days - Tom di Maria, Sandra Phillips, Brett Goodroad, Terry Cannon

Saturday, June 30 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Judith Scott, Lew Thomas, Fred Martin and Sara Kathryn Arledge.MORE about Way Bay Days - Tom di Maria, Sandra Phillips, Brett Goodroad, Terry Cannon

Film: Cielo

Saturday, June 30 | 8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky of Chile’s Atacama Desert reflected in the people she meets there, from cowboys to algae collectors, astronomers to miners and storytellers, who each share their particular perspectives on what the infinite and omnipresent starscape evokes.MORE about <em>Cielo</em>

Cielo

Film: Camille

Sunday, July 1 | 4:30-6:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
George Cukor’s direction breathes new life into the theaters, boudoirs, and hypocrisies of Alexandre Dumas fils’s nineteenth-century Paris.MORE about <em>Camille</em>

Camille

Film: Story of a Love Affair

Sunday, July 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Set in Milan, Michelangelo Antonioni's Story of a Love Affair tells of a wealthy industrialist who hires a private eye to investigate the past of his young wife.MORE about <em>Story of a Love Affair</em>

Story of a Love Affair

Film: Mur Murs

Wednesday, July 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Venturing from Venice Beach to Watts, Agnes Varda looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures circa 1980.MORE about <em>Mur Murs</em>

Mur Murs

Film: Red Desert

Wednesday, July 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Red Desert was shot in the industrialized North of Italy, where Monica Vitti plays the wife of an electronics engineer, who suffers what would be called a nervous breakdown.MORE about <em>Red Desert</em>

Music: Diana Gameros + Alejandro Y Maria Laura

Thursday, July 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Diana Gameros + Alejandro Y Maria Laura.MORE about Diana Gameros + Alejandro Y Maria Laura

Special Event: Five Tables of Food, Glorious Food

Thursday, July 5 | 4-7 p.m. | Study Center Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
On view, Wayne Thiebaud’s prints of lemon meringue pie and lollipops; Hiroshige’s 1830s woodblock print of mackerel and prawns; color lithographs by Paul Wonner of a California spread of olives, oranges, onions, and cheese; a banquet in Hogarth’s 1755 engraving "An Election Entertainment," and more.MORE about Five Tables of Food, Glorious Food

"Piece of Cheese" by Paul Wonner

Film: Port of Call

Thursday, July 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ingmar Bergman creates a naturalistic city film of overt social critique. The issues facing a young working-class girl Berit are a grotesquely hypocritical mother, a troubled past, difficulties building a future with her lover, and tragedy.MORE about <em>Port of Call</em>

Port of Call

Film: The Other Side of Hope

Friday, July 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Other Side of Hope lays bare the administrative obstacles encountered by migrants seeking asylum far from the conflicts that displace them.MORE about <em>The Other Side of Hope</em>

Special Event: Black Life - Will Alexander

Saturday, July 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Prolific and visionary author and musician Will Alexander will join BAMPFA from Los Angeles to share his lexically ecstatic work.MORE about Black Life - Will Alexander

Film: Ninotchka

Saturday, July 7 | 8:15-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Greta Garbo, Ernst Lubitsch, and the screwball comedy come together in this film: the closest thing to a convincing socialist heroine the English-speaking cinema has yet produced, according to James Harvey, Romantic Comedy.MORE about <em>Ninotchka</em>

Ninotchka

Film: The Lady Without Camellias

Saturday, July 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Lucia Bosè plays a Milanese shop girl who achieves a quick success on the screen because of her looks and charm, but who cannot move up into more challenging roles. She thus finds herself unable to advance or retreat, and there is no one to blame, not even herself.MORE about <em>The Lady Without Camellias</em>

Film: I vinti (The Vanquished)

Sunday, July 8 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Three moral tales ostensibly on the subject of the dehumanized behavior of postwar youth do little to provide an explanation for itMORE about <em>I vinti (The Vanquished)</em>

Film: The Red Shoes

Sunday, July 8 | 4-5:45 p.m. | Outdoor Screen Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jack Cardiff’s fluid photography captures the fairy-tale origins of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s masterpiece of color and motion. Watch the classic tale for free on the outdoor screen. MORE about <em>The Red Shoes</em>

"The Red Shoes"

Reading: Cecilia Vicuña

Sunday, July 8 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña reads from the new Kelsey Street Press publication New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña.MORE about Cecilia Vicuña

Cecilia Vicuña. Photo by Daniela Aravena.

Workshop: Contemplating Connection - Photography Workshop

Monday, July 9 | 1-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
In this contemplative photography workshop, participants will devote attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as a muse. Any and all equipment are invited. The workshop emphasizes the process of art making and the cultivation of awe over technical considerations. Open to beginning and experienced students.MORE about Contemplating Connection - Photography Workshop

Performance: Cecilia Vicuña

Wednesday, July 11 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In conjunction with her exhibition, Cecilia Vicuña will enact a poetry performance in which she speaks, chants, and moves while weaving the audience into a sphere of perception. Following the performance, exhibition co-curators Julia Bryan-Wilson and Andrea Andersson will join the artist in conversation.MORE about Cecilia Vicuña

Film: Secrets of Women

Wednesday, July 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Secrets of Women is essential early Ingmar Bergman, offering glimpses of what is to come but with a freshness of spirit that eludes the tropes of genius.MORE about <em>Secrets of Women</em>

Lecture: Curator’s Talk - Joel Smith on Peter Hujar

Wednesday, July 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Joel Smith, Richard L. Menschel Curator and Department Head of Photography at the Morgan Library & Museum, who organized the exhibition "Speed of Life" will share insights into Peter Hujar’s arresting vision of the downtown Manhattan underground of the 1970s and 1980s.MORE about Curator’s Talk - Joel Smith on Peter Hujar

Lecture: Curators’ Talk - Andrea Andersson and Julia Bryan-Wilson on Cecilia Vicuña

Wednesday, July 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Exhibition co-curators Andrea Andersson, chief curator of the visual arts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and Julia Bryan-Wilson, professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, discuss Cecilia Vicuña’s work, including issues of lost languages and the politics of ephemerality.MORE about Curators’ Talk - Andrea Andersson and Julia Bryan-Wilson on Cecilia Vicuña

Music: Pre-Bastille Day Concert Fete

Thursday, July 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Hubby Jenkins (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) + Rainy Eyes.MORE about Pre-Bastille Day Concert Fete

Film: My Journey Through French Cinema

Thursday, July 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bertrand Tavernier, respected director of world cinema, takes viewers on an idiosyncratic tour of the history of French film in this documentary, which offers a lifetime of cinema knowledge and passion.MORE about <em>My Journey Through French Cinema</em>

My Journey Through French Cinema

Special Event: Artist’s Talk - Joanne Leonard

Thursday, July 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this illustrated talk, Joanne Leonard will discuss her photographic work, especially as it relates to the places and spaces of women’s lives, providing context for the photographs on view in her exhibition.MORE about Artist’s Talk - Joanne Leonard

Music: Sylvan Esso, with guest Kamasi Washington

Thursday, July 12 | 6:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Sylvan Esso’s sophomore album, "What Now," asks where we go as a culture when standing at what feels like a precipice. It’s a record about falling in love and learning that it won’t save you. Guest Kamasi Washington also performs.MORE about Sylvan Esso, with guest Kamasi Washington

Lecture: Black Life - Spiritual Technologies Project

Friday, July 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this lecture-demonstration, project collaborators Michaela Leslie-Rule, T. Carlis Roberts, and Ron Ragin will share from their documentary work in Georgia and South Carolina, which explores the waning black church tradition of lining hymns.MORE about Black Life - Spiritual Technologies Project

Film: La vie de Bohème

Friday, July 13 | 8:30-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Aki Kaurismäki declared that his aim in his film La vie de Bohème was to rescue Henri Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème from the opera and its bourgeois proprieties. As usual with Kaurismäki, the effort is both ironic and improbably sincere.MORE about <em>La vie de Bohème</em>

Film: Le amiche

Saturday, July 14 | 8:15-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Le amiche follows the lives of four aimless young women as observed by a newcomer, Clelia, who has returned to her native Turin to open a fashion salon. Director Michelangelo Antonioni enriches the story, based on a Pavese novella, with choreography of movement and subtle social architecture.MORE about <em>Le amiche</em>

Film: Goupi mains-rouges

Saturday, July 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Jacques Becker’s droll satire plays out on several uneasy social borders — between city and country folk, family and outside community, men and women. Filmed in stunning shadows, it is haunting in its mixture of lighthearted and gallows humor.MORE about <em>Goupi mains-rouges</em>

Special Event: Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Sunday, July 15 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn how various woods can affect the aging and taste of locally crafted whiskeys. Taste a variety of whiskeys and nibble on snacks while looking out onto the California oaks and enjoy the glorious after-hours in the garden. MORE about Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Workshop: Monuments and Ruins - Sculpture with Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna

Sunday, July 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Using air-dry clay and gouache, participants will explore the construction of identity, history and nationhood through the lens of architectural monuments and ruins.MORE about Monuments and Ruins - Sculpture with Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna

Sculpture Workshop with Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna

Film: Brink of Life

Sunday, July 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Brink of Life pursues Ingmar Bergman’s fascination with the inner lives of women to a maternity ward where three women await giving birth with mixed attitudes — and fates.MORE about <em>Brink of Life</em>

Music: The Low Anthem + Assateague

Tuesday, July 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with The Low Anthem + Assateague.MORE about The Low Anthem + Assateague

Film: Dernier atout (The Trump Card)

Wednesday, July 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Filmed during the German Occupation of France, Jacques Becker’s delightful “official” directorial debut owes a debt to the American gangster pictures that it was purposefully designed to take the place of, with Hollywood content having been banned by the Nazis.MORE about <em>Dernier atout (The Trump Card)</em>

Music: Nine Pound Shadow + We Are The West

Thursday, July 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Nine Pound Shadow + We Are The West.MORE about Nine Pound Shadow + We Are The West

Film: Il grido (The Cry)

Thursday, July 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Michelangelo Antonioni explores“the landscape I remember from my childhood,” the desolate vistas of the Po Valley, to film a study of a man who, deserted by his mistress, sets out with his little daughter in search of peace of mind and a new life.MORE about <em>Il grido (The Cry)</em>

Il grido (The Cry)

Film: Prison

Friday, July 20 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ingmar Bergman’s first major work, Prison makes a strong case for the proclamation that opens it: “Human life is an inferno.” Gunnar Fischer’s hard-edged expressionist cinematography is ideally suited to the harsh subject matter.MORE about <em>Prison</em>

Film: Falbalas

Friday, July 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talented yet vain couturier runs roughshod over workers, friends, and lovers in Jacques Becker’s vividly realist drama on Parisian haute couture.MORE about <em>Falbalas</em>

Workshop: Seeing and Reading - Graphic Design with Mary Banas

Saturday, July 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This intensive graphic design workshop led by designer and CCA professor Mary Banas will offer participants a chance to engage the imagery and poetry from Way Bay 2 in a new way, experiment with a Risograph printer, and create a collaborative book to take home. Workshop is limited to twenty participants.MORE about Seeing and Reading - Graphic Design with Mary Banas

Film: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Saturday, July 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Saturated with local color, Judy Irving’s film weaves elements of nature documentary and personal portraiture into a tale of love and survival in the urban jungle. This is the story of a flock of wild cherry-headed conures and one man, Mark Bittner, who, like the birds, has endured hardship and displacement but eventually flourished in the unique habitat of North Beach.MORE about <em>The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill</em>

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Film: Blow-Up

Saturday, July 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For his first English-language film, Michelangelo Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the director’s metaphysics had itself become a fad.MORE about <em>Blow-Up</em>

Blow-Up

Workshop: Woodblock Printing

Sunday, July 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Looking closely at plant forms and shapes to create a graphic image inspired by the UC Botanical Garden, participants will learn the process of translating their designs to a woodblock or linoleum block for carving and printing. Each student will get a small wood block, linoleum block, and a 3-piece carving set to use and keep.MORE about Woodblock Printing

Woodblock

Film: The Other Side of Hope

Sunday, July 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Khaled (Sherwan Haji) emerges from a pile of coal on a ship docked in Helsinki. A refugee from Syria, searching for the sister who is his only surviving relative, he is quickly absorbed into the bureaucracy of exile.MORE about <em>The Other Side of Hope</em>

Film: Antoine et Antoinette

Sunday, July 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The first of Jacques Becker’s three loosely plotted postwar films on the changing structure of French life, "Antoine et Antoinette" follows one young working-class couple in a cramped, overcrowded Paris, and the husband’s desperate search for a missing lottery ticket.MORE about <em>Antoine et Antoinette</em>

Film: Harp of Burma

Wednesday, July 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A fatalistic elegy for the war dead, "Harp of Burma" links beauty with a sense of loss, and loss with salvation. Burma at the close of World War II is a no-man’s-land, a quiet emptiness where there used to be life. But the Himalayas still move villagers to dream, and captured Japanese soldiers to sing in sweet harmony; Burma is still “Buddha’s country.”MORE about <em>Harp of Burma</em>

Music: John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer

Thursday, July 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer.MORE about John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer

Lecture: The Mythological Faces of Java

Thursday, July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | 103 Kroeber Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods.MORE about The Mythological Faces of Java

The Mythological Faces of Java

Film: La salamandre

Thursday, July 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Two self-proclaimed writers attempt to retell how a young woman shot her uncle in Tanner and cowriter John Berger’s intelligent portrait of the free and the defiant — and of the dead-end jobs, old men, and “nitwits” that get in their way.MORE about <em>La salamandre</em>

La salamandre

Music: The Decemberists

Friday, July 27 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Decemberists, embracing different influences (Roxy Music, New Order) and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey), the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band broaden their sonic range and explore new approaches to making music. With guest Whitney.MORE about The Decemberists

Performance: Full - Affirmative Action

Friday, July 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Affirmative Action is an evening-length collaborative production foregrounding concepts of transparency, radical diversity, and inclusion. Composed by five musicians of color (Zachary Watkins, Raven Chacon, Sharmi Basu, Morgan Craft, and Ava Mendoza) and performed by the two white cis men of The Living Earth Show, Affirmative Action highlights the “lens of whiteness” through which artists of color present their work.MORE about Full - Affirmative Action

Sharmi Basu

Film: Casque d’or

Friday, July 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Romantic fatalism, the French cinema of lost ideals, is associated with the 1930s, but it held sway well into the sixties. Seeing "Casque d’or," one can see why Jacques Becker was a hero for the New Wave directors.MORE about Casque d’or

Casque d’or

Film: Zabriskie Point

Saturday, July 28 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles.MORE about <em>Zabriskie Point</em>

Lecture: Curator’s Talk - Matthew Coleman on Peter Hujar

Sunday, July 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman explores artist Peter Hujar’s distinctive and arresting photographic style and imagery.MORE about Curator’s Talk - Matthew Coleman on Peter Hujar

Film: The Middle of the World

Sunday, July 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
"The Middle of the World" describes a love affair between Paul, a Swiss engineer running for political office, and Adriana, an Italian immigrant working as a waitress. This film is a convincing, modern treatise on love, one not divorced from the contexts of politics, class and geography.MORE about <em>The Middle of the World</em>

The Middle of the World

Workshop: Mindfulness for Well-Being

Thursday, August 2 | 9:30-10 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This weekly 30-minute mindfulness group will teach a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden.MORE about Mindfulness for Well-Being

Music: Chris Smither + Forest Sun

Thursday, August 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Chris Smither + Forest Sun.MORE about Chris Smither + Forest Sun

Lecture: The Faces of Japanese Performing Arts

Thursday, August 2 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Kroeber Hall Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Nick Ishimaru will present a lecture on the history of Japanese performing arts, focusing on the types of masks and facial expressions used in these dramatic forms. He will bring several masks, demonstrate how to wear them and perform selected excerpts of plays to show how they would be used in performance.MORE about The Faces of Japanese Performing Arts

Contemplating Gratitude: Photography Workshop

Monday, August 6 | 1-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
In this contemplative photography workshop, participants will renew their innate gratitude for nature. Open to beginning and experienced students using any and all equipment. Taught by photographer Becky Jaffe.MORE about Photography Workshop

Butterfly

Music: Vetiver

Thursday, August 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Vetiver.MORE about Vetiver

Film: Step

Sunday, August 12 | 4-5:40 p.m. | Outdoor Screen Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Praised as one of the most entertaining and heartwarming of recent documentaries, Amanda Lipitz’s Step follows the Lethal Ladies step team from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, an inner city charter school that helps underserved girls prepare for college. Watch free on the outdoor screen.MORE about <em>Step</em>

Step

Music: Alela Diane + Kelly McFarling

Thursday, August 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Alela Diane + Kelly McFarling.MORE about Alela Diane + Kelly McFarling

Music: Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Tuesday, August 21 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Young Musicians Choral Orchestra - Jazz Big Band.MORE about Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

Lecture: The Handmaid's Tale Escapes from Its Book, Margaret Atwood

Thursday, August 23 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Margaret Atwood's classic, and timely, novel The Handmaid's Tale has been selected as the focus of this year's On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley. Atwood will kick off the program with a lecture in the first week of classes, giving food for thought to animate and inform ongoing discussions of her work throughout the fall term.MORE about The Handmaid's Tale Escapes from Its Book, Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Music: Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket

Thursday, August 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket.MORE about Tyler Ramsey + The Suitcase Junket

Music: Hubby Jenkins + Rainy Eyes

Thursday, August 30 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Hubby Jenkins (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) + Rainy Eyes.MORE about Hubby Jenkins + Rainy Eyes

Tour: Summer Bird Walk

Friday, August 31 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come check in on summer visitors like warblers, orioles, and hummingbirds, and be on the lookout for fledglings recently hatched in the botanical garden. Quarterly bird walks are led by Research Affiliate and former Associate Director of Collections and Horticulture Chris Carmichael.MORE about Summer Bird Walk

Film: West Side Story

Sunday, September 9 | 4-6:20 p.m. | Outdoor Screen Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
See the digitally restored classic musical "West Side Story" for free on the outdoor screen. Sing and dance along with the 1960s version of "Romeo and Juliet," struggling with poverty, parents and passion.MORE about <em>West Side Story</em>

West Side Story

Special Event: Cal Day

Saturday, April 13 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 300 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley! All events free, all ages welcome, campuswide.MORE about Cal Day

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