<< Saturday, November 18, 2017 >>

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Conference on Global Economic Issues 2017

Conference/Symposium | November 18 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA

 Department of Economics

UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Confirmed speakers include Ilan Goldfajn, President of the Banco Central do Brazil who will give the Egon and Joan von Kaschnitz keynote lecture, John Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Ildefonso Guajardo...   More >

Family Program: Little Gardeners

Workshop | November 18 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Get your hands dirty in this introduction to the basics of gardening for young children. This wonderful hands-on workshop will teach the basics of botany and growing plants for children ages 4-12 years old.

$15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Member Adult, $10 Member Child

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Tofu Hackathon with Hodo Soy

Special Event | November 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | I-lab Haas School of Business

 Hodo Soy, Chipotle, Sweetgreen, Ladera Foods, KIND

Partnering with Hodo Soy, this year’s FoodInno Hackathon has organized a business challenge event to help the well-reputed company make their next move to introduce the honest and artisanal way of making the best tofu possible to enrich more people’s diet and dining experience. You can sign up on Eventbrite with or form at the event, into teams of 4-6, to tackle the challenge with the help of...   More >

$5 non-UCB, $0 UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty

  Registration opens October 26. Register online or by calling Hailey Zhou at 9405358682, or by emailing Hailey Zhou at calfoodinno@gmail.com by November 18.

Science at Cal Lecture - How to Find a Habitable Planet

Lecture | November 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Courtney Dressing, Astronomy Department

 Science@Cal

Several decades of ground- and space-based investigations have revealed that our galaxy is teeming with planetary systems and that Earth-sized planets are common. Dr. Dressing will review our understanding of small planets and then chart a path towards the detection and characterization of habitable planets orbiting nearby stars.

Relative sizes of Kepler habitable zone planets discovered as of 2013 April 18. Except for Earth, these are artists' renditions. Image: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

Backstrap Loom Weaving Demonstration and Textile Sale

Workshop | November 18 – 19, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Masterful Guatemalan weaver, Bertina López Cumez will be demonstrating backstrap loom weaving techniques at this special event held at the Hearst Museum. Try your hand at weaving while getting to speak one-on-one with a talented artist and maker. Bertina will be joined by her daughter Melissa who will also be demonstrating.
In addition to the demonstration, textiles made by Bertina and her...   More >

  Register online

San Francisco: Charter Bus to Big Game

Social Event | November 18 | 12:30-9:30 p.m. |  Van Ness St & Sutter Street

 Map

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Group of San Francisco

Come ride with us to and from the Big Game! We are aiming to leave at 12:30PM.

Where: Pickup Location will be on Van Ness Street (corner of Sutter Street)

$20

  Buy tickets online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 18 – 19, 2017 every day | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission, online presale,, $20 General Admission, at the door

  Buy tickets online

Cal vs. Stanford Big Game Tailgate

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | November 18 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  IM South Fields

  , Palo Alto, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Admission at the Door: If space permits, we will offer walk-up admission on the day of the event for $50 per ticket.

We do not expect to offer game ticket sales, but you may purchase your tickets at 1.800.GOBEARS.

 ID required to consume alcohol.

$40 General Admission, $30 CAA Member, $15 Under 15, FREE Under 5

 https://alumni.berkeley.edu/events/athletics/tailgates/cal-at-stanford. Tickets go on sale September 21. Buy tickets online or or by emailing athletics@alumni.berkeley.edu

Oakmont: Big Game Viewing Party

Social Event | November 18 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berger Center

  Oakmont Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

 Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont

Buffalo Boy

Film - Feature | November 18 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This Vietnamese coming-of-age story about a boy and his buffalo, set in French colonial Indochina circa 1940, won the special prize from the Youth Jury at the Locarno Film Festival.

San Ramon: BIG GAME Watch Party: hosted by the Kaiser Cal Corporate Committee

Social Event | November 18 | 7-10 p.m. |  Buffalo Wild Wings

 200 Montgomery Street, San Ramon, CA 94583

 Cal Alumni Association

The Kaiser Cal Alumni Corporate Committee is hosting a BIG GAME watch party to raise money for the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Program (KASP) administered by the Cal Alumni Association (CAA). The fundraiser will be at Buffalo Wild Wings in San Ramon. Game time TBD. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

We are asking for tax deductable donations the day of the event. There will be...   More >

The Joffrey Ballet: Dance Residency

Performing Arts - Dance | November 18 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Joffrey Ballet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

With this program of new and recent works by some of the most exciting choreographers working today, The Joffrey Ballet stays true to its 60-year reputation for innovation and eclecticism. Performed to a live Philip Glass score, Justin Peck's In Creases showcases his keen eye for manipulating bodies to form complex geometric structures. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa creates a spellbinding depiction of a...   More >

$36 - 126

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Joffrey Ballet performs Justin Peck’s In Creases, Friday–Sunday, November 17–19, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Blow-Up

Film - Feature | November 18 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Set in a vividly mod Swinging London, Antonioni’s first English-language film [is] a cryptic murder mystery . . . a landmark of the decade’s observational outrage and Pop disposability” (Time Out).

Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission online presale,, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

University Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music | November 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director
“Family Reunion: Celebrating 10 years with Dr. D. Mark Wilson”
Since the Black Consciousness Movement of the 1970s, Gospel Music has been made on the UCB campus and this year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dr. D. Mark Wilson’s leadership of this extraordinary ensemble in the UCB Music Department. Join us for a Family Reunion, as we walk down memory lane and...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

On the Hour/ Hayoun Kwon

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 1 – December 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Commissioned for BAMPFA’s outdoor screen, Kwon’s imaginative digital animation evokes a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.