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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Berkeley MEng at the Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) symposium

Colloquium | October 12 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) is a free 1-day conference held at UC Berkeley on Saturday, October 12, 2019 where students attend informative workshops addressing the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree (MEng, MS and PhD) and receive targeted advice for preparing for graduate school and the application process. GPS is co-hosted by UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering and Stanford...   More >

Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

  Register online

College Information Day

Information Session | October 12 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 155 and Dwinelle Plaza

 East Bay Consortium

College Information Day, a free, annual event will give college preparation tips to over 1,000 middle school and high school students and their families.

More than 50 public and private colleges and universities will be represented, including those within the UC system, California State University,...   More >

 middle school and high school students and families

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | October 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 603 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

  Register online

Butoh Body Workshop: Community Dance Class

Workshop | October 12 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

 2365 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Shinichi Iova-Koga, INKBOAT

 Cal Performances, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Graduate Theological Union

Butoh Body Laboratory. Presented in conjunction with the performances of Sankai Juku "Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land" at Cal Performances, Movement workshop for all ages and abilities led by Shinichi Iova-Koga of inkBoat, a physical theater and dance company founded in 1998. Participants will explore elements of butoh, a form of Japanese dance theater that encompasses a diverse range of...   More >

Race Power Privilege Training

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

 Public Service Center

Each year the PSC partners with Berkeley Unified School District's (BUSD) for a training on Race, Power, and Privilege facilitated by Ms. Pam, who has led BUSD's District Equity Team. We hope you will attend this training to gain an understanding of Race, Power, and Privilege in local schools and how they affect the work we do with students in the community.

Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

About Gallery + Studio
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Oscillating Time: Environment and Temporality in Sankai Juku's Butoh

Colloquium | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Center for Arts and Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

 2365 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Michelle Summers, Lecturer Dance Studies, Writing & Composition, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

 Cal Performances, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Graduate Theological Union

A panel discussion on Butoh Dance, presented in conjunction with the performances of Sankai Juku "Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land."

Coup 53

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nine years in the making, Iranian director Taghi Amirani’s feature film debut is a fascinating investigation into the 1953 Anglo-American coup d’état in Iran that displaced democratically elected prime minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as shah, turning Iran into a despotic monarchy. Tracing the coup from the events leading up to it through its aftermath, Amirani and...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

The Kingdom of Cards: An English adaptation of Tagore's "Tasher Desh" presented by EnActe Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | October 12 | 2-4 p.m. |  Cubberley Theatre

 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetic fantasy examines a kingdom of two dimensional playing cards strictly regulated by the cold rule of conformity.

 Use code KOCISAS for a 20% discount!. Tickets go on sale September 12. Buy tickets online

Roundtable Reading: Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski

Reading - Literary | October 12 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s not easy when your magic goes wonky! Instead of being able to turn into a dragon or a kitten, Nory turns into both at the same time—a dritten. And Andres is forever floating in the air, bouncing off the walls, or sitting on the ceiling. In Nory and Andres’s Upside-Down Magic class at Dunwiddle Magic School, lessons are unconventional, and magic tends to turn wonky at the worst possible...   More >

Varda by Agnès

Film - Feature | October 12 | 3:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A cinema institution unto herself, the delightfully irreverent Agnès Varda conducts a personal career retrospective as only she can: with accomplished skill, inimitable charm, wit, reverie, and copious wonder. The many outlets of her boundless creativity (photography, art, filmmaking, and architecture) coalesce as Varda shares insight into her artistic fancies and flights in the many projects of...   More >

HUSH-HUSH: Brittany Newell, Ryan Tacata, and Silk Worm

Performing Arts - Dance | October 12 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Queer curatorial platform HUSH-HUSH presents Crummy Sheets, a new performance devised collaboratively by writer Brittany Newell, performance maker and scholar Ryan Tacata, and artist Silk Worm. These weary collaborators will tuck themselves in for an investigation of work, sleep, and dreams: What goes on after lights out, and what dead philosophers live under the bed? Join us in a...   More >

Nie Er

Film - Feature | October 12 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second of two films Zheng made to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, this biopic celebrates the life of Nie Er, the young composer of the PRC’s national anthem, March of the Volunteers, who died at the age of twenty-three. Whereas Zheng’s first anniversary-related film, Lin Zexu, was a lavish, adventure-filled Opium War–set costumer filled with...   More >

The Kingdom of Cards: An English adaptation of Tagore's "Tasher Desh" presented by EnActe Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | October 12 | 6-8 p.m. |  Cubberley Theatre

 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetic fantasy examines a kingdom of two dimensional playing cards strictly regulated by the cold rule of conformity.

 Use code KOCISAS for a 20% discount!. Tickets go on sale September 12. Buy tickets online

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | October 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, October 12
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, Pastoral
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Sunday, October 13
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 18 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall. (credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

Sankai Juku: Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

Performing Arts - Dance | October 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A stone wall carved with fossils of sea lilies overlooks a sand-dusted stage, where eight dancers from this internationally renowned butoh company enter into a sublime dialogue with gravity. Meguri is a meditative visual poem by Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku’s artistic director, that reflects on the passage of time through imagery and movement inspired by the ebb and flow of water, and the cycle of...   More >

$30–$78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sankai Juku performs Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land Saturday–Sunday, October 12–13, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Sankai Juku)

Paranoid Park

Film - Feature | October 12 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gus Van Sant returned to his roots as the foremost chronicler of Pacific Northwest teen alienation with this dreamy examination of bodies in motion and lives in stasis, which follows a young skateboarder in over his head after a trip to an edgy Portland skate park. Combining the youth culture fascination of Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho with the experimental bent of his Elephant and Last Days,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

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 >

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 >