<< December 2017 >>

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 6 – 7, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Women's Basketball vs. San Diego

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 7 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts San Diego at Haas Pavilion.

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

FHL VIVe Center for Enhanced Reality

Colloquium | December 7 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 College of Engineering, Arts + Design

The College of Engineering and Berkeley's Arts + Design Initiative will celebrate the launch of the FHL VIVE Center for Enhanced Reality, a multi-disciplinary research center for the advancement of augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). The program will feature a series of presentations on various AR/VR technology research and applications from faculty across campus including Engineering,...   More >

  Registration opens November 22. Register online by December 5.

Brand Training: Strategy and Visual Design

Course | December 7 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Ram Kapoor, Communications & Public Affairs; Hulda Nelson, Communications & Public Affairs

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to understand the strategy behind the development of the Berkeley brand platform. See examples of how to apply the brand guidelines in your daily work. Get hands-on practice with the visual design elements of the brand platform. Work on a sample project (or bring a live one of your own) to create a branded piece with your own unique voice. Participants: Anyone who does...   More >

  Register online or or by emailing Ram Kapoor at ram.kapoor@berkeley.edu by December 6.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | December 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

FALL 2017 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: A203 & A205A

Presentation | December 7 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, DEC 7, 11am-7pm. Students in ARCH203 &amp; ARCH205A will present their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | December 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Marcy Alsan, Professor, Stanford

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

Lecture | December 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Edith Scheffer, Senior Fellow at IES and Assistant Professor at Stanford University

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies

The building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 shocked the world. Ever since, the image of this impenetrable barrier between East and West, imposed by communism, has been a central symbol of the Cold War. This talk reveals the hidden origins of the Iron Curtain, showing how the physical border between East and West Germany was not simply imposed by Cold War superpowers, but was an improvised outgrowth...   More >

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | December 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Make reservations online

Lunch Poems: Rita Dove

Reading - Literary | December 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Rita Dove

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Rita Dove.

(photo by Fred Viebahn)

Childcare Options on Campus and in the Community (BEUHS309)

Workshop | December 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Veronica Ufoegbune, UC Berkeley, Early Childhood Education Program; Nicole Biondi, Cultural Care Au Pair; Judy Kriege, BANANAS Inc.

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Whether it’s center-based care, family day care, or in-home nannies/au pairs, learn the differences for you to make the decision that works best for your family. Join this panel of providers who will describe their childcare programs and answer questions.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Applications of Machine Learning in Hardware Security

Seminar | December 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Prof. Yiorgos Makris, ECE Department, The University of Texas at Dallas

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Partly because of design outsourcing and migration of fabrication to low-cost areas around the globe, and partly because of increased reliance on third-party intellectual property, the integrated circuit (IC) supply chain is now considered far more vulnerable than ever before. With electronics ubiquitously deployed in sensitive domains and critical infrastructure, such as wireless communications,...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Preservers of positivity and total positivity in fixed dimension

Seminar | December 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Apoorva Khare, Indian Institute of Science

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss which functions preserve the notions of positive semidefiniteness and total positivity, when applied entrywise to matrices in a fixed dimension. This question has a long history, starting from Schur, Schoenberg, and Rudin, who classified the positivity preservers of matrices of all dimensions. The study of positivity preservers in fixed dimension is harder, and a complete...   More >

The Future of Airports, Part II

Presentation | December 7 | 2-4:30 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Four groups of students from the highly popular CE153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-world and real-time aviation problems, and range from topics such as designing smart airports with private LTE networks, safety analysis of taxiway operations and mitigation of runway incursions and airport passenger experience.

A380 at LAX

Neural oscillations: what, where, when, and why?

Seminar | December 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Bradley Voytek, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A successful model for developing a more inclusive STEM PhD workforce

Lecture | December 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Connie & Kevin Chou Hall

 Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 College of Letters & Science, College of Chemistry

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in science, engineering, and related fields. The UMBC Meyerhoff family is now more than 1,300 strong, with over 1,000 alumni across the nation and nearly 300 students enrolled in graduate and professional programs.

This event is free and open to the public -- join us for talk & reception.

  RSVP online

An Epic Transformation: The Transition of the Oirat Oral Epic Jangar from ‘Culture’ to ‘Cultural Resource’

Lecture | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Long, Cambridge University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

This fieldwork program attempted to follow the conceptual transformation of the Epic of Jangar—a traditional oral epic of the Oirat Mongols of XUAR—as a social phenomenon in Hoboksar Mongolian Autonomous County from the end of the Cultural Revolution to present, particularly from the mid-2000s onward. In this time, Jangar transformed from a curious cultural artifact of ‘folk culture’ with near...   More >

Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal

Reading - Literary | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

At “Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal,” poets will explore what it means to articulate a kind of refusal that is urgently needed from communities who may not be part of the “national” imaginary. This event is an intimate reading delivered by each poet followed by the poets asking each other questions about their work and forming lines of affinities that undo one-way contact. This...   More >

Kabala

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Magic spells lend a helping hand in this poetic feature about a young man’s troubled relationship with his native village in Mali.

Leading the Fight for Voting Rights: Jason Kander at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | December 7 | 7-8:15 p.m. | 230 Cheit Hall

 Jason Kander, Let America Vote

 The Berkeley Forum

After narrowly losing the 2016 U.S. Senate election, Jason Kander founded Let America Vote, a campaign dedicated to ending voter suppression and gerrymandering. Through online and grassroots organizing, an aggressive media strategy, and advertising, Let America Vote seeks to lead the way against policies and practices that it deems harmful to eligible voters and their right to cast a ballot. Join...   More >

Free

  Buy tickets online

Friday, December 8, 2017

CWED: A Symposium to Celebrate a Decade of Important Minimum Wage Research

Conference/Symposium | December 8 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Michael Reich, Co-Chair, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics; Sylvia Allegretto, Co-Chair, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics; Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Ben Zipperer, Economic Policy Institute; Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley Labor Center; Claire Montialoux, Stanford University/CREST; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Bill Spriggs, Howard University; Lindsey Bullinger, University of Indiana; Will Dow, UC Berkeley

 Laura Giuliano, UC Merced; Ian Perry, UC Berkeley Labor Center; Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley; Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute

 Sandra Smith, Interim Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 Carl Nadler, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

 Anna Godoy, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

It has been ten years since the creation of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED), housed in the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). Since then, CWED has become well-known for its trailblazing academic and policy research on a number of important economic issues, including the effects of the Great Recession, public sector workers, low-wage labor markets and, most...   More >

  Register online

Open Textbook Workshop

Workshop | December 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 127 (Academic Innovation Studio)

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

 Library

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Do you want to adopt or create innovative pedagogical materials? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. The Library will provide you with a $200 stipend for your efforts! Space is limited, so please submit a very brief...   More >

 Space is limited. Applications must be received by Dec. 1. Register online

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | December 8 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

Keeping Fit During the Holidays (BEUHS663)

Workshop | December 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Keeping up your fitness routine during the holidays can be difficult enough and if you add in travel, you may find you stop altogether. Come learn easy ways you can turn a hotel room, airport gate, living room, or local park into a fun, energized workout zone and beat those holiday saboteurs. Resistance bands will be provided. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

Systems Science Methods: Examples from Maternal and Child Health

Presentation | December 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Becky Reno, MA, MSW, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Maternal and Child Health Program, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Join us to learn more about an applied, mixed methods
approach to pursuing racial and health equity.

Undergraduate & graduate students from all SPH programs are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.

 mchprogram@berkeley.edu. RSVP online

Open Textbook Workshop for Staff and Partners

Workshop | December 8 | 12:45-2:45 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

 Library

Are you a UC Berkeley staff or affiliate who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on students, or you are working with a faculty member who is? Do you want to support the adoption or creation of innovative pedagogical materials? Discover the landscape for affordable textbooks, and explore possible open textbook solutions at this workshop, and di

  RSVP online by December 5.

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Tropical Grassmannian and Dressian for a Matroid

Seminar | December 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Grassmannian $Gr_M$ of a realizable matroid $M$ is an algebraic variety which provides an example of a realization space for the matroid $M$. In this talk, we give a brief introduction to tropical geometry, and then we study the properties of two tropical objects related to $Gr_M$, namely its tropicalization and a tropical prevariety called the Dressian, whose points give all regular matroid...   More >

Viewshed and Cost Distance Analysis in ArcGIS

Workshop | December 8 | 1-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nico Tripcevich, Lab Manager, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

n this introductory GIS workshop we will conduct two common types of terrain-based analysis used by archaeologists: Viewshed and Cost-distance analysis.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Viewshed Analysis in ArcGIS

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for random graphs III

Seminar | December 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture: "From In Vitro Biochemical Reconstitution to Single Molecule Live Cell Imaging: Breaking Down Gene Regulation"

Seminar | December 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

The First Teacher

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Andrei Konchalovsky’s first feature, set in a Kirghiz village shortly after the Revolution. “The beauty of tradition and the need for change . . . expressed with a deft simplicity of style and a rare quality of emotion” (Michel Ciment).

Travel and Visa Webinar

Information Session | December 8 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.
Topics include: When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), Documents you need to apply for a visa, The visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and Travel to Canada and Mexico. A Question and Answer period will follow the presentation.

Google User Experience Talk

Information Session | December 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Jacobs Hall, Studio 310

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a talk on User Experience design at Google! Speakers will share their path to Google, talk about their projects, and how best to prepare for UX interviews. Be sure to bring your questions, and we'll bring the food and swag.

Faces Places

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Forever young-at-heart filmmaker (and French New Wave legend) Agnès Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip across rural France. A first-rate achievement in Varda’s brilliant career.

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Stravinsky - Symphony in C
Dutilleux - Métaboles

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Performing Arts - Dance | December 8 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Innovative choreographer Camille A. Brown's BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play draws on the games little girls play to tell a story of black female empowerment. Brown uses African-American vernacular forms—social dancing, Double Dutch, hand-clapping games, ring shout—to explore the self-discovery and playfulness of childhood in a work the New York Times calls "by turns, clever and tender." Brown, a 2016...   More >

$54

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Camille A. Brown & Dancers' Fana Fraser and Beatrice Capote perform BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play Friday–Sunday, December 8–10, 2017 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

ATLAS.ti Training [PC Version 8]: December 9-10, 2017

Workshop | December 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Prof. Corey Abramson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

 Center for Ethnographic Research

This workshop will provide both a conceptual background and practical experience in computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) using ATLAS.ti. After instruction in the fundamental aspects of CAQDA, the course turns to the logic of the ATLAS.ti program, and how it can be used as a tool for CAQDA.
By the end of the course, participants will have all the conceptual and practical tools...   More >

Practical Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti [PC Version 8]

Workshop | December 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Wildavsky Room, ISSI

 2538 Channing Way , Berkeley, CA 94720-5670

 Corey M. Abramson

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

This workshop will provide both a conceptual background and practical experience in computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) using ATLAS.ti. The workshop begins by examining core elements of CAQDA, regardless of methodological orientation, discipline/profession, or platform. After instruction in the fundamental aspects of CAQDA, the course turns to the logic of the ATLAS.ti program,...   More >

FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Morning)

Workshop | December 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection. Drop-in during program hours.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 This registration link is for the morning program. Register online or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop: in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 7 – 10, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a unique selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Free and Fabulous

Korean Fashion from the Joseon Dynasty to Today

Lecture | December 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall

 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 04102

 Asian Art Museum

Delve into Couture Korea with textile historian Lee Talbot and costume historian Minjee Kim.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Afternoon)

Workshop | December 9 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection. Drop-in during program hours.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 This registration link is for the afternoon program. Register online or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Roundtable Reading: Dear Miss Karana by Eric Elliott

Reading - Literary | December 9 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
Start reading this story of a girl who feels a special connection to the real-life heroine of Island of the Blue Dolphins, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home.

Gallery Talk by David Call: Martin Wong and ASL

Lecture | December 9 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist David Call shares insights into the distinctive presence of American Sign Language in Martin Wong’s work.

Antonio Gaudí

Film - Documentary | December 9 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hiroshi Teshigahara’s study of the visionary Catalan architect’s work, scored by the great Toru Takemitsu. “A masterpiece of visual poetry and aesthetic rumination” (Time Out New York).

Cléo from 5 to 7

Film - Feature | December 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot entirely on location in the streets of Paris, Cléo chronicles two hours in the life of a pop singer. A classic work of the French New Wave, “almost unique in the history of movies” (Pauline Kael).

Black Life: Tongo Eisen-Martin

Performing Arts - Other | December 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tongo Eisen-Martin, a movement worker, educator, and one of America’s most important and vital poets, performs his work.

Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Performing Arts - Dance | December 9 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Innovative choreographer Camille A. Brown's BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play draws on the games little girls play to tell a story of black female empowerment. Brown uses African-American vernacular forms—social dancing, Double Dutch, hand-clapping games, ring shout—to explore the self-discovery and playfulness of childhood in a work the New York Times calls "by turns, clever and tender." Brown, a 2016...   More >

$54

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Stravinsky - Symphony in C
Dutilleux - Métaboles

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Center Stage

Film - Feature | December 9 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung stars in Stanley Kwan’s modernist biopic on the life and tragic early death of Chinese film star Ruan Lingyu. “A masterpiece . . . the greatest Hong Kong film I've seen” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).