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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Miscellaneous | December 7 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Department of Mathematics

Join fellow math enthusiasts to visit over 20 tables with various games, problems, and activities centered on creative, collaborative inquiry. This is a public event for K-12 students. This festival is in honor of the 100th birthday of Julia Robinson, former UC Berkeley professor and the first female mathematician elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

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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

Workshop: Your Thriving Space

Workshop | December 7 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

If you had a space or room of your own with no limitations, what would it contain? How would it look? Who would be there? Work with artists Marcela Pardo Ariza and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera to create your own surrealist tiny set by assembling images and text in a prebuilt fifteen-inch cube. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Strange, this workshop encourages participants to embrace the...   More >

Poet Garrett Caples on Sylvia Fein

Presentation | December 7 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Schedule note
Sylvia Fein is unable to participate in the program as previously announced. In lieu of a conversation, Garrett Caples, who has written on Fein's work, will present an illustrated talk about her life and art.

On the occasion of her MATRIX exhibition, poet Garrett Caples will present a talk on Bay Area painter Sylvia Fein’s life and art, from her student days in Wisconsin in the...   More >

Víctor Erice–Abbas Kiarostami: Correspondences

Film - Documentary | December 7 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Created for an innovative museum exhibition in Barcelona and Paris that paired the works of Víctor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami, Correspondences is composed of ten “filmed letters” between the two great filmmakers. As in their other films, children, imagination, and the creative process take center stage; in one, the young grandchildren of the painter from Erice’s The Quince Tree Sun show off their...   More >

Women's Basketball vs. Boston University

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 7 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Boston University at Haas Pavilion.

Takács Quartet: The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók

Performing Arts - Music | December 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Saturday, December 7
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 3
String Quartet No. 5

Sunday, December 8
String Quartet No. 2
String Quartet No. 4
String Quartet No. 6

$86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Takács Quartet performs The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók Saturday–Sunday, December 7–8, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Film - Documentary | December 7 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Only iconic filmmaker Stanley Nelson could create a documentary that matches the artistry and dynamism of Miles Davis, who defined and embodied “cool” through his music, casual demeanor, and chiseled good looks. Featuring a voiceover from actor Carl Lumbly, who eerily captures Davis’s quintessential rasp, Birth of the Cool skillfully weaves together Davis’s classic jazz performances, rare...   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


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


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 >

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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 >