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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Mural by Twick ICP | Poster by Ben Dillon

Global Homecoming 2019: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 20 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us under the dome for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on the fun! See below for the full schedule of events.

  Register online

Hula Dance Class: Halau O Kekuhi at Cal Performances

Workshop | October 20 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Mahealani Uchiyama, master teaching artist in Hula, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Led by Māhealani Uchiyama

Experience a kinetic introduction to Hula, the indigenous dance of Hawai'i, with Bay Area Hula artist, Māhea Uchiyama. This ancient, healing art form uses the body to perpetuate knowledge of the ancestors and appreciate nature. The class leads into the afternoon performance by Hālau O Kekuhi, an honored troupe of Hilo from Hawaii's Big Island that...   More >

Top Dogs With Top Dogs

Social Event | October 20 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come celebrate the Cal community by joining Cal alumni and students for an afternoon of career networking and hot dogs at the Alumni House! Top Dog will be on-site to grill their famous, gourmet hot dogs, while guests converse about the Cal experience and professional life after graduation. The event will also include a keynote speaker and entertainment by a Berkeley crowd favorite. Join us for...   More >

FLACC Dance Workshop

Workshop | October 20 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In anticipation of the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, join FLACC artists and dance makers Liz Boubion and Karla Quintero for a workshop in site-specific performance making. Using sound, movement, expression, and improvisation, participants will map the architecture and conjure the history of the BAMPFA building, activating its creative potential as a performance space....   More >

Volleyball vs. Colorado

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 20 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Colorado in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

El Arte y la Política, y el Caso de César Vallejo: Poetry and the other Arts; Critique; Activism; Legacies

Lecture | October 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 César Vallejo

 Latinx Research Center

César Vallejo (1892-1938)–the incomparable Peruvian poet, critic-essayist, and radical political activist–created an extraordinary body of poetic art, along with a series of essays on aesthetics and politics, that have had great influence in the Americas and worldwide since the 1940s. Vallejo’s rich, brilliant, experimental, challenging work and his extraordinary life brought him to the...   More >

Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | October 20 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 José Francisco Barroso

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop with live drumming focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities), as well as the dances of the Dahomey-Arará (Vodu, Gaga), and Congo (Palo, Makuta) regions. Instructor José Francisco Barroso offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements.

 Free and open to the public.

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

Transparency, Control Mechanisms, and Social Trust In Chinese History

Workshop | October 20 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Trenton Wilson, EALC,UC Berkeley; Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley; Natasha Heller, Religious Studies, University of Virginia; Thomas Hahn, Berkeley independent scholar

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This session, while designed for graduate students, is open to the public. Talks will be 35 minutes each, so as to leave ample time for discussion.

Workshop theme and impetus:
Zhu Xi (1130-1200), echoing Wang Bi’s (226-249) reading of the Analects, wrote, "to anticipate duplicity and dishonesty will, I fear, give rise to a mechanical mind" (jixie zhi xin). Following after Zhu Xi, we might say...   More >

Trace Your Love Line

Workshop | October 20 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with the exhibition The San Quentin Project, two workshops offer artmaking experiences that draw on somatic and expressive arts therapy to explore resilience. Painting can engage people’s innate creativity and capacity to heal through integrating sensory, emotional, and thinking processes in a soothing, exploratory, and enjoyable way.

No prior art experience needed.

Workshop...   More >

AIA Lecture - Commerce in Color: the economy of Roman pigment shops

Lecture | October 20 | 2-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Hilary Becker, Classics, SUNY Binghamton

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

The discovery of the only known pigment shop in ancient Rome revealed an
array of colors in their raw, mineral form waiting to be sold to wall painters. Ancient pigments provide a surprising opportunity to understand how science can be used in archaeology, revealing what pigments were present in the shop and, potentially, the source from which they originated, as well as exploring the...   More >

Cal Rotaract Fall 2019 Benefit Show

Special Event | October 20 | 2-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Cal Rotaract

As part of our service theme for this semester of mental health awareness, Cal Rotaract are raising money to support the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/) through our Fall 2019 Benefit Show on Oct. 20th. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and affects 1 out of every 3 seniors. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the organization. There will...   More >

Hālau O Kekuhi

Performing Arts - Dance | October 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

This Hawaiian classical dance ensemble specializes in the vigorous and kinetic 'aiha'a style of hula and chant, handed down from woman to woman for more than eight generations of the Kanaka'ole family in Hilo, on the Big Island. The members of this acclaimed troupe sing and dance in honor of Pele, the goddess of fire and the creator of their native islands.

$36–$58 (prices subject to change)

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

Hālau O Kekuhi performs Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Kalei Nuuhiwa)

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 20 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 20 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Husband and Wife

Film - Feature | October 20 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An absorbing example of genre filmmaking in the People’s Republic of China, Husband and Wife could at first glance be mistaken for any other romantic melodrama chronicling the rise and decline of a married couple’s love; here, though, that love takes place in (and is entirely defined by) a realm of political upheaval and Maoist ideology. A Shanghai intellectual marries an illiterate peasant...   More >

Stories We Tell

Film - Feature | October 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Actress-turned-director Sarah Polley sets her gaze toward her own family history—and her remarkable, remarkably unconventional mother—in this moving, constantly surprising documentary on home life, marriage, and female independence. Polley and cinematographer Iris Ng weave between straightforward, shot-on-digital first-person interviews and more romanticized, gauzy fictional Super 8mm “home...   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 >

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.