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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Collection Closed: Spring Plant Sale Only

Special Event | April 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

During the Spring Plant Sale, the Garden collection paths will be closed.

Spring Plant Sale

Sale | April 29 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come to our annual Spring Plant Sale: Sunday, 4/29 from 10 am - 3 pm! We have a wide variety of plants to choose from, featuring drought tolerant plants.

How Stories Make the World with Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Saul, and Ismail Muhammad

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 10-11:15 a.m. |  Veteran's Memorial Building - Auditorium

 Arts + Design

Everything we understand about the world comes from stories: those we hear in school, those we read in books, and those we believe about each other. These panelists—all titans of storytelling—will discuss the power stories have to galvanize the world, create cultures, and bind us all together. Don’t miss your chance to hear Joyce Carol Oates, who boasts a lifetime of achievements as a great...   More >

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | April 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Downtown Berkeley


 Student Spoken Word Performers, Publications & Media Center

 ASUC Student Union

Students: come collect your free wristband for the Bay Area Book Festival at the ASUC Student Union! Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley, California. One of the premier literary events in the nation!

 Wristbands for free admittance to speakers and performance limited to current Cal Students. Just like the ASUC Student Union on social media for your free wristband!

$0 Pick up your wristband at the ASUC Student Union

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet with Joan Halifax and Dacher Keltner

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Zen roshi (teacher) and anthropologist Joan Halifax has spent much of her life exploring questions of life and death. Teaching at hospices and on death row, and traveling throughout radically different cultures, she has devoted herself to the study of what makes a meaningful life. Her new book, “Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet,” which Arianna Huffington called...   More >

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 22 – 29, 2018 every Sunday | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu

Smart Activism: History and Hope with Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kaufmann

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 2:30-3:45 p.m. |  San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park

 Arts + Design

How can activism be most effective today? Let’s look to history. Come hear one of the Bay Area’s most famous activists and writers—Rebecca Solnit—in conversation with longtime friend and movement insider L.A. Kauffman on the history and future of activism. Solnit, whose writing spans numerous books, articles, and social media, is perhaps most well-known for “Hope in the Dark,” a veritable holy...   More >

Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Magen Solomon, director
Music of Many Faiths: Voices from Jewish, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Catholic, & Protestant traditions. Featured works include a Byrd mass, a Bach cantata, and works of Rossi, Milhaud, Timothy Kramer, Karen Tarlow, Robert Stern and others

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

LCD Soundsystem: with guests: TV On The Radio

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards–Best Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song “tonite”)—and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades

  Buy tickets online

Full: Symphony and Ballet

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Music meets dance with magical results as Berkeley Sounds composer fellows join forces with the choreographers and dancers of Berkeley Ballet Theater.

University Baroque Ensemble

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

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These include some fine antique violins from the A. Salz Collection, donated to the Music...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Film - Documentary | April 29 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Built around interviews with former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Morris’s Academy Award–winning film is a haunted reflection on US military power from World War II through the war in Vietnam.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery


This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >