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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Volleyball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 13 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Arizona at Haas Pavilion.

Reading: Eric Dolan, Fego Navarro, Tongo Eisen-Martin

Reading - Literary | October 13 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eric Dolan, curator for the Bay Area Poetry Marathon, writes puke-pop nonsense for the disenfranchised masses; he has written, designed, and built sixty-three booklets of poetry since moving to California. Salvadoran-American rapper/actor Fego Navarro’s recent projects include releasing his album Heart of Man and acting in the film Love Cecy. Heaven Is All Goodbyes, the most recent book by poet,...   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 13 | 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

Kaifinama: A documentary on Kaifi Azmi (South Asian Literature and Arts Festival)

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 2-4 p.m. | #37 Serra Theatre

 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

  Buy tickets online

In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Films about Palestinian life under Israeli occupation appear in festivals around the world, but few are actually created by those living it. In the Image springs from a unique joint Israeli–Palestinian endeavor, The Camera Project, which gave video equipment to Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank. Their day-to-day recordings capture both the mundane and the extraordinary,...   More >

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

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 3-5 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 13 | 3-5 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)

First Graders: (Avali ha)

Film - Feature | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Innocence meets regulation and play meets punishment in this documentary on unwary first graders reporting for their first day of school. Filming in one of Tehran’s poorest school districts, Kiarostami splits the action between two polarized battlegrounds: the playground and the principal’s office. In one, ways of socializing, communicating, and working in groups are taught or intuited; in the...   More >

First Graders: (Avali ha)

Film - Feature | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Innocence meets regulation and play meets punishment in this documentary on unwary first graders reporting for their first day of school. Filming in one of Tehran’s poorest school districts, Kiarostami splits the action between two polarized battlegrounds: the playground and the principal’s office. In one, ways of socializing, communicating, and working in groups are taught or intuited; in the...   More >

Full: Harrison Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan are rare, since the piece requires a radical retuning of the piano to match the gamelan’s temperament. It is one of the most beautiful of Harrison’s hybrid works combining Eastern and Western instruments. For these special performances, phenomenal pianist Sarah Cahill teams up with Gamelan Sari Raras, a performing...   More >

From All Corners Off the Mic! A Conversation with Benny Corona: Stories and Q&A with the first I-House resident to be featured on the new podcast series

Social Event | October 13 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Benny Corona, Goldman School of Public Policy

 International House

Listened to the podcast From All Corners? Want to get to know Benny Corona even more? Love tacos?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then From All Corners Off The Mic is the perfect event for you!!! This will be a great and meaningful way to spend your Sunday (10/13 at 6 pm) as well as enjoy a free taco bar!!

From All Corners shares stories from UC Berkeley’s International House...   More >

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Benny Corona, Grad Student at the Goldman School of Public Policy

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

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 | 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

This Sporting Life

Film - Feature | October 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lindsay Anderson’s first feature plunges into the muck of manhood: it opens in the midst of a blunt, muddy clash of bodies on the rugby field. A tooth-crushing punch batters footballer Richard Harris and knocks loose a series of fragmented flashbacks, to the mines and to a boarding house where a pretty widow (Rachel Roberts) resists Harris’s ungainly advances, until a violent need erupts. These...   More >

Full: Harrison Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan are rare, since the piece requires a radical retuning of the piano to match the gamelan’s temperament. It is one of the most beautiful of Harrison’s hybrid works combining Eastern and Western instruments. For these special performances, phenomenal pianist Sarah Cahill teams up with Gamelan Sari Raras, a performing...   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 >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.