<< Sunday, December 08, 2019 >>

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

Golden Gate Audubon Volunteer Event

Special Event | December 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Proposed Alameda Wildlife Reserve

Golden Gate Audubon Society

 The Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

Come spend a Sunday morning volunteering for the Golden Gate Audubon Society at a proposed wildlife reserve on Alameda. This proposed reserve is home to endangered California Least Terns. We will spend the morning preparing the habitat by removing invasive shrubs and ground cover. This event is sponsored by the Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter.

Botanical Holiday Craft Workshop: Succulents and Tillandsias

Workshop | December 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy this early December workshop to make beautiful gifts and home decor using living succulents and tillandsias (air plants). You will leave with a collection of perfect "host gifts" and unique holiday adornments for the home, such as mini succulent wreaths, hanging tillandsia globes to name just a few.

Share something wonderfully handmade by you this year, with living plants from the...   More >

$50/$45 UCBG Members

 This link is for the morning program. Register online

Botanical Holiday Craft Workshop: Succulents and Tillandsias

Workshop | December 8 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy this early December workshop to make beautiful gifts and home decor using living succulents and tillandsias (air plants). You will leave with a collection of perfect "host gifts" and unique holiday adornments for the home, such as mini succulent wreaths, hanging tillandsia globes to name just a few.

Share something wonderfully handmade by you this year, with living plants from the...   More >

$50/$45 UCBG Members

 This link is for the afternoon program. Register online

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

Film Composing in Real Time: A Workshop with Donald Sosin

Workshop | December 8 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Music plays a crucial part in our perception, experience, and enjoyment of filmgoing. This special workshop is a chance to explore the arts of film scoring and silent film accompaniment with Donald Sosin, a composer, pianist, and conductor with over four decades of experience scoring for film, television, and live performance. A veteran teacher of master classes for musicians of all ages, Sosin...   More >

Haptic Encounters Workshop

Workshop | December 8 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Useless Initiatives Collective members River Black, Jillian Crochet, and Beatriz Escobar lead a workshop that explores radical proxemics between bodies and objects. What is the meaning of human-to-human touch and proxemics in the age of touch screens? How do we attune our senses to the subtle experiences within our bodies, while inhabiting an urban world of sensory overload? Taking inspiration...   More >

Takács Quartet: The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
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.

Shirin

Film - Feature | December 8 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film about watching and most of all experiencing film, Shirin features close-ups of 112 Iranian actresses (and Juliette Binoche) as they sit, transfixed, watching an adaptation of a famed twelfth-century Iranian epic poem. Or so it seems; the soundtrack they respond to, all galloping hooves, clashing swords, and declarations of love, was created by Kiarostami, but the “film” it evokes does not...   More >

Subjects for Further Research: A Collections-Based Micro-Residency

Presentation | December 8 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Research as artistic process. Work as experiment. Cinema as archaeology. In the spirit of open-ended curiosity, Oakland filmmaker and curator Alix Blevins leads participants through her research on experimental films and ephemera in the BAMPFA collection. Blevins applies the lens of an artist-filmmaker to investigate a history of experimental film culture, and explores the space claimed by...   More >

Stuff and Dough

Film - Feature | December 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A young man dreaming of enough “dough” to start his own snack stand winds up delivering a package of unknown “stuff” for some dubiously employed gangsters in this deadpan road movie, the debut film by Cristi Puiu, who would go on to direct The Death of Mr. Lazarescu. More Down by Law than Mad Max in its road-movie dynamics (Puiu cited the humor and “emptiness” of Jim Jarmusch’s film as...   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 >