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Saturday, September 14, 2019

CANCELED: Umeed: Colors of Hope

Performing Arts - Other | September 14 |  Time TBD | Hertz Concert Hall, UC Berkeley | Canceled

 Sunena Gupta

 Project Rishi - UC Berkeley, The Institute for South Asia Studies

After successful runs in Singapore, London, New York and India, Umeed is now coming to Berkeley!

“Umeed” is the Hindi word for “Hope”. Sunena Gupta, with the blessings and guidance of Guru Mulla Afsar Khan, brings to you a unique contemporary concept produced in the Indian classical dance form, Kathak. She tells the story of the journey of a young girl navigating her way through struggles with...   More >

Football vs. North Texas

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | September 14 |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Football hosts North Texas at Memorial Stadium.

Artificial Intelligence Unlocked

Deadline | September 13 – 15, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders. The program is presented by Berkeley Law Executive Education and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

Join us and earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley!

Weekend Workshop: Writing Strategies for Language Development

Workshop | September 14 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Bay Area Writing Project

Classrooms are filled with linguistically and culturally diverse students. In these workshops, K-16 teachers will experience rich language writing strategies and tools to provide targeted instruction for various levels of language fluency.

Sonoma County: Cal vs. North Texas Pregame Party

Social Event | September 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Sonoma County

Join alumni, friends, and fans at the Cal vs. North Texas Pregame Party, hosted by the Cal Alumni Club of Sonoma County. Enjoy drinks and appetizers before heading up to Memorial Stadium for the game at 1:15pm.

  Register online

Princes of Plants, Trees of Life: How People Use Palms

Lecture | September 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Palms are the third-most economically important plant family, after grasses and legumes. But you'd never know it living here near the 38th parallel. Jason Dewees, palm expert at Flora Grubb Gardens and author of the award-winning Designing with Palms (Timber Press, 2018), will talk about the rich economic and cultural relationships between palms and people. In addition to their fascinating and...   More >

$15,$10 members; price includes Garden admission (a $15 value)

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Gallery + Studio: Say It! Spray It!

Workshop | September 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spirit of Ghost Demonstration, Carlos Amorales’s mural about protest for BAMPFA’s Art Wall, make and use stencils and paint to create cutouts of people holding up signs expressing something important that you want to shout out! Bring a smock or large old shirt to wear over your clothes.

Hands On at the Hearst: Meet Kids' Author and Archaeologist Jordan Jacobs

Workshop | September 14 | 1-3 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join author and archaeologist Jordan Jacobs for an exciting adventure into Ancient Peru alongside the gutsy young fictional archaeologist, Samantha Sutton. Jacobs will speak about the science of archaeology, the use of psychedelic cacti in Peruvian spiritual practices, and will share excerpts from "Samantha Sutton and the Labyrinth of Lies". Following the talk, visitors will be able to try their...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Say It! Spray It!

Workshop | September 14 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spirit of Ghost Demonstration, Carlos Amorales’s mural about protest for BAMPFA’s Art Wall, make and use stencils and paint to create cutouts of people holding up signs expressing something important that you want to shout out! Bring a smock or large old shirt to wear over your clothes.

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

Roundtable Reading: Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswam

Reading - Literary | September 14 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s the spring of 1945, and nine-year-old Maria Singh longs to play on the first-ever girls’ softball team in Yuba City, California. Meanwhile, Maria’s parents—Papi from India and Mama from Mexico—can no longer protect their children from prejudice and the discriminatory laws of the land. When the family is on the brink of losing their farm, Maria must decide if she has what it takes to step up...   More >

War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

Film - Feature | September 14 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Nobles discuss politics at their opulent tables as violence rages elsewhere. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through yet another brush with death. Bondarchuk moves between the...   More >

War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov

Film - Feature | September 14 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As Part IV begins, the Russian army is in retreat, and Moscow soon goes up in flames. Pierre is drawn fully into the conflict at last; taken prisoner, he is witness to new cruelties. Andrei and Natasha reach a kind of peace, and as war recedes and Moscow rebuilds, life and love begin again. The series concludes where it started, with the words: “If evil men are linked with one another and are...   More >

BIO Bears Big C Full Moon Hike

Social Event | September 14 | 8-9 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C under the light of the full moon! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breath-taking view of the bay lit up by city light and stars.

To attend this event, RSVP here.

We will meet in front of the International House at 8 p.m. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a...   More >

Velvet Goldmine

Film - Feature | September 14 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The glam-rock era of David Bowie or early Queen lives again in Todd Haynes’s glitter-and-makeup-filled tribute to the excesses and pansexualities of the seventies music scene, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ewan McGregor, and Christian Bale lending their well-sculpted cheekbones to the operatic tale of a superstar singer’s rise and fall. Cinematographer Maryse Alberti explodes the screen with all...   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 >

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 >

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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 >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >