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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

UC Links Annual International Conference: Engaging Change: Transformative Links to Learning

Conference/Symposium | February 28 – 29, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Rooms 1102 & 1104

 University-Community Links (UC Links)

The conference brings together university faculty, staff, and students with community and school partners to share observations, research findings, program successes and concerns, and ongoing challenges and strategies.

FULL: Focus on Drawing and Perspective

Workshop | February 29 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Bring your botanical subjects to life by refining your drawing skills.
Learn how to observe, measure and draw accurately to create a three-
dimensional image. Focus will be on foreshortening and perspective.

$90 Adult / $85 Adult Member


Sacred lotus seed pod - Nelumbo nucifera by Catherine Watters

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training

Information Session | February 29 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Perry Hall, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training

Do you love plants and nature? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Become a Roving Ambassador at the UC Botanical Garden!

 This is day two of a 2-day training. To register, please go to February 22.

Women's Tennis vs. San Diego State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | February 29 | 12 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts San Diego State at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Colloquium: Re-visioning the Art of Rosie Lee Tompkins

Colloquium | February 29 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with the exhibition Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective, three scholars shed new light on Tompkins, her cultural context, and her place in modern and contemporary art. Presenters are exhibition cocurator Elaine Yau, Horace Ballard, curator at the Williams College Museum of Art, and Lisa Gail Collins, professor in Art History, Africana Studies, and American Studies at Vassar...   More >

Men's Basketball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 29 | 3 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Utah at Haas Pavilion.

The Flowers of St. Francis

Film - Feature | February 29 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cowritten by Fellini and opening with an epigram from St. Paul—“God chose the foolish things of this world to humiliate the learned, the weak to humiliate the strong”—this episodic tribute to the People’s Saint is constructed with crafty simplicity. Skipping through Umbrian fields in spring or slogging through frozen mud, the Franciscan brothers express the spiritual in the physical and faith...   More >

Our Monologues 2020 Benefit Performances: Phases of Healing: Many Moons

Special Event | February 29 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall

 Gender Equity Resource Center, V-Day at Berkeley (Our Monologues)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2/29 and 3/1 shows will be moved to Dwinelle 155 on unceded Huichin Ohlone land.

$12-16 sliding scale - OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza ~10-2pm W-F, $12 + online fee online

 Tickets: OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza M-F~10-2pm. Tickets will be sold online about on hour before the show. We will sell any remaining tickets at the door about 6pm. Tickets go on sale February 7. Buy tickets online

Premonitions: Short Films by David Lynch

Film - Short | February 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, David Lynch wondered what it would be like if a painting could move. That jolt of inspiration led to the creation of Six Men Getting Sick, a film/painting hybrid depicting gastric distress projected on a three-dimensional canvas. At school and after, Lynch continued making live-action and animated films inspired by or evocative of dreams and...   More >

TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Performing Arts - Dance | February 20 – 29, 2020 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Lisa Wymore

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?


  Buy tickets online

Dancer: Aldair Rivera

Eco Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | February 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

UC Berkeley’s new-music ensemble-in-residence comprises contemporary music specialists from throughout the Bay Area, directed by UC Berkeley Music Department faculty member David Milnes. Eco Ensemble was founded in 2011 and in recent seasons has performed works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho, and Martin Matalon. This performance features works by music department faculty composers Franck...   More >

$24 (prices subject to change)

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

Eco Ensemble performs Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Hertz Hall. (credit: Courtesy Cal Performances)

John Cameron Mitchell: The Origin of Love Tour

Performing Arts - Theater | February 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Tony Award-winning co-creators of the cult rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch take the stage for an evening of songs and stories. Stephen Trask wrote the music and lyrics, and John Cameron Mitchell created the title role when the show premiered off-Broadway more than 20 years ago, portraying the “internationally ignored” East German transgender singer fronting a struggling rock band. The...   More >

$30–$76 (prices subject to change)

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

John Cameron Mitchell performs The Origin of Love Tour Saturday, February 29, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   More >

Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them “bums,” while...   More >

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism...   More >