Saturday, February 29, 2020
Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall
In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.
Conference/Symposium | February 28 – 29, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Rooms 1102 & 1104
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.
Workshop | February 29 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC 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
Information Session | February 29 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden | Canceled
Perry Hall, UC 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.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | February 29 | 12 p.m. | Hellman Tennis Center
Cal Women's Tennis hosts San Diego State at Hellman Tennis Complex.
Colloquium | February 29 | 2 p.m. | 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 >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 29 | 3 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Men's Basketball hosts Utah at Haas Pavilion.
Film - Feature | February 29 | 5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Cowritten by Fellini and opening with an epigram from St. PaulGod chose the foolish things of this world to humiliate the learned, the weak to humiliate the strongthis episodic tribute to the Peoples 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 >
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
Film - Short | February 29 | 7:30 p.m. | 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 >
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?
Performing Arts - Music | February 29 | 8-10 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
UC Berkeleys 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)
Performing Arts - Theater | February 29 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
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)
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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 >
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 >
Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
January 15May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (18391892) 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
February 19July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (19362006) 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day | 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 timereviving old traditionsand forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism... More >