<< Saturday, April 27, 2019 >>

Saturday, April 27, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.

Marrowthon: 5K Run-Walk for Charity

Special Event | April 27 | 8-11 a.m. |  Sproul Hall

 Asian American Donor Program

Get some exercise, take home a free t-shirt, enjoy complimentary breakfast, win some incredible prizes, and contribute to a great cause! This 5K run-walk race will take place on UC Berkeley campus and all proceeds will go to a bone marrow donor registration and matching program: the Asian American Donor Program.

 Open to public, suitable for all ages!

IBM Call for Code Hackathon - April 26-27 – Cash Prizes!!

Special Event | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting...   More >

Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Innovation Challenge

Miscellaneous | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab

  California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Responsible Business, Food@Haas, Basic Needs Security Committee, FoodInno, FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Development), Net Impact Berkeley, Berkeley Student Food Collective, BFI Undergraduate Council

The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley. This case competition challenges you to think at the intersection of health and business—considering human and planetary health as...   More >

2nd Annual Latinxs and the Environment Summit: Designing Our Future: Bridging Academia, Public Policy, and Communities

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Natural Resources

We hope to bring together community memebers, looking to engage in or already working on commumity organzing, ground work, policy, and or research around environmental justice issues facing our most vulnerable communites. We hope to bridge these feilds of work through continuous dialogue between community, policy workers, and researchers.
Join us!! at the 2nd Annual Latinx and the Environment...   More >

  RSVP online by April 27.

2019 Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Berkeley Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology

The Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium (BACBS) is a one-day conference that showcases the pioneering conservation biology science by students, faculty and professionals around the Bay Area. The symposium provides a unique forum in which to build connections and collaborations between myriad academic, governmental, and NGO institutions around the Bay. This year's symposium will be hosted by...   More >

$15 Student Ticket, $35 General Admission

  Register online by April 12.

Undergraduate Legal Studies Research Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 8:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. |  Legal Studies Building - Kadish Library

 2240 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Law

Are you curious about . . .
How humanitarian aid organizations negotiate the logistical and ethical challenges of delivering aid in Syria?
How Uber and Lyft drivers negotiate the ambiguity of their employment status?
How school tax credits are really being used?
Come hear the answers to these and other fascinating questions in legal studies during the 9th Annual Legal Studies Honors...   More >

International Conference on Korean Literature: Korean Literature in the World

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Literature Translation Institute of Korea

CKS has invited professors from Korea and various universities around the world currently engaged in teaching Korean Literature. The current status of Korean literary education and research in each region of the world, to be reported through this conference, will help those in the field seek new directions for Korean literature’s development on the global stage.

Constructing Happiness: 11th Annual California Cog. Sci. Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Cognitive Science Student Association

The Cognitive Science Student Association is pleased to host the eleventh annual California Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC) held in April at UC Berkeley. The theme for CCSC 2019 is Constructing Happiness. We will be exploring this exciting topic through the lenses of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, philosophy and more.

The CCSC is an annual all-day...   More >

California Cognitive Science Conference: Constructing Happiness

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 June Gruber, University of Colorado, Boulder; Dacher Keltner, University of California, Berkeley

 David Presti, University of California, Berkeley; Dan Haybron, Saint Louis University; Steve Whittaker, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Qing Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

 Cognitive Science Program

The CCSC is an annual all-day symposium bringing together hundreds of students, researchers, and members of the general public from around the world who are passionate about the interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science for a day of talks and research presentations. We feature talks given by prominent scientists and thinkers from a wide variety of disciplines, and our acclaimed poster session...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Spring Plant Sale

Sale | April 27 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

UCBG – Your Gardening Resource

Waterwise gardening is a sensible and responsible way of protecting our natural resources. The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. We also have exotic and unusual such as rare cycads...   More >

Ribes malvaceum

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

The Conservation Movement: Incorporating the Latinx Community in Conservation Decisions Regarding Forests, National Parks, and Wildlife

Lecture | April 27 | 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Auditorium

 Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), House Natural Resources Committee; Linda Escalante, Southern California Legislative Director, NRDC

 College of Natural Resources

Conservation Leader Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) of the House Natural Resources Committee will be in conversation with Linda Escalante, Southern California Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva currently serves as the U.S. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2003. He was elected Ranking Member of the...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling Kassie Darling at 510-642-4902, or by emailing Kassie Darling at kdarling@berkeley.edu by April 18.

Softball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 27 | 1 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Arizona at Levine-Fricke Field.

An Ethnobotanical Exploration of Incense Sacred and Secular - SOLD OUT

Workshop | April 27 | 2-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

During this master class, participants will learn about the origins, culture and use of incense with an emphasis on historically- significant tree resins. Activities will include a short game based on a formal Japanese incense ceremony (Koh-Do), where participants will “listen” to incense, attempting to detect and describe the aromatic nuances between several samples of aloeswood (Aquilaria...   More >

I Am Not a Witch

Film - Feature | April 27 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

“The child is a witch,” exclaim the villagers in the opening of this strikingly beautiful first feature by Rungano Nyoni. When young Shula is accused of witchcraft in her village, she is exiled, constrained in her movements, and expected to perform miracles; however, she is not prepared to live this way forever. Employing breathtaking composition, Nyoni layers magical realism, satire, and social...   More >

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony: Film and Discussion with Amy Goodman

Film - Documentary | April 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

 Human Rights Center

Democracy Now!'s documentary, “Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony,” will be followed by a discussion with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, the film’s director John Hamilton of Democracy Now!, Maria Carrion of NomadsHRC and Watching Western Sahara, Prof. Stephen Zunes from USF, and Nickie Lewis from Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab, and other invited guests.

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director

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

  Buy tickets online

India Song

Film - Feature | April 27 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In India Song, Marguerite Duras effectively evokes colonial India of the thirties, contrasting the indolent life of the colonists with the squalor and suffering that lie just outside their gates and consciousness—though her camera never ventures from the abodes of the wealthy. The story concerns a beautiful woman (Delphine Seyrig), the wife of a diplomat, suffering from what Duras has called...   More >

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 26 – 27, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Théâtre National de Bretagne: Julius Caesar

Performing Arts - Theater | April 27 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre National de Bretagne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy—with costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

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

Théâtre National de Bretagne performs Julius Caesar Friday–Sunday, April 26–28, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

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

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is “inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto...   More >

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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 Library

In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights

Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 2019 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

Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to...   More >

Looking: The Art of Frederick Hammersley

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 2019 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

Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 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

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 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 celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >