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Performance: Video Games Live

Sunday, November 17 | 7-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
An interactive show created by game music composer Tommy Tallarico features the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performing live arrangements of video game music hits, synchronized to video footage, light displays, and theatrical special effects.MORE about <em>Video Games Live</em>

Workshop: San Quentin Prison Studio Mail Art Exchange

Sunday, November 17 | 11 a.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Check out artwork that has been mailed to BAMPFA from the artists at the San Quentin Art Studio, learn about the program, and use the Art Studio to make materials to create mail art to send back.MORE about San Quentin Prison Studio Mail Art Exchange

Workshop: Alt-Text as Poetry

Sunday, November 17 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively?MORE about Alt-Text as Poetry

Performance: TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions | Zellerbach Playhouse
The corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute and a young servant who sacrifices her own well-being to raise an abandoned child.MORE about TDPS presents <em>The Caucasian Chalk Circle</em> by Bertolt Brecht

Exhibit: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture: Korean Conglomerates (Chaebol) in Times of Crisis

Monday, November 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
This research investigates responses of the international and domestic (South Korean) publics to one of the most hotly debated corporate scandals in recent years: Korean Air’s so-called nut rage incident.MORE about Korean Conglomerates (Chaebol) in Times of Crisis

Lecture: Carlo Rotella — Craft: How Writers, Musicians, Athletes, and Others Cultivate Their Talent

Tuesday, November 19 | 4 p.m. | Geballe room, 220 Stephens Stephens Hall
Across his many books and articles, Carlo Rotella has teased out the mystery of craft: how someone learns to master the domain they’ve chosen and then, through that act of mastery, transforms what’s possible within that domain. MORE about Carlo Rotella — Craft: How Writers, Musicians, Athletes, and Others Cultivate Their Talent

Lecture: The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear

Tuesday, November 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
Bernadette Murphy spent seven years looking into the night of Vincent van Gogh's infamous self-harm.MORE about The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear

Lecture: Arms Trafficking — Its Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, November 20 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Great Hall Faculty Club
Historian Brian DeLay discusses the history of the arms trade, which he argues reaches much farther back than the post-World War II military-industrial complex, and has entangled state and market since George Washington's day. MORE about Arms Trafficking — Its Past, Present, and Future

Lecture: Artist’s Talk — Edie Fake in Conversation with Elaine Yau

Wednesday, November 20 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Artist Edie Fake discusses his new Art Wall project with BAMPFA Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Elaine YauMORE about Artist’s Talk — Edie Fake in Conversation with Elaine Yau

Lecture: Government Influence and Social Attitudes in Today’s Russia

Thursday, November 21 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
35th Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture on Russian elections and protests.MORE about Government Influence and Social Attitudes in Today’s Russia

Lecture: The Daily Life of Betel — from Leaf to Nut, Preparation to Ritual

Thursday, November 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Come explore the world of vethela paaku (the preparation of betel leaves and nuts) through a visual journey through Southern India.MORE about The Daily Life of Betel — from Leaf to Nut, Preparation to Ritual

Lecture: Amy Franceschini — Presence as Practice

Thursday, November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Amy Franceschini is the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. MORE about Amy Franceschini — Presence as Practice

Film: Vintage: Families of Value

Friday, November 22 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Thomas Allen Harris explores the intersections of race, family, and sexuality in this pioneering essay film, which focuses on three groups of queer black siblings (including the director and his brother) and the dynamics that have evolved between themselves, their families, and the worlds through which they travel.MORE about <em>Vintage: Families of Value</em>

Conference: Critical Perspectives on Power, Accountability and Agency in Global Supply Chains

November 22 – 23, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Dickson Poon School of Law,  King’s College London, Anatomy Museum, Strand campus, London WC2R 2LS
Conference: Critical Perspectives on Power, Accountability and Agency in Global Supply ChainsMORE about Critical Perspectives on Power, Accountability and Agency in Global Supply Chains

Performance: Black Life — Diamano Coura

Sunday, November 24 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, education, and appreciation of traditional West African music, dance, theater, and culture. MORE about <em>Black Life — Diamano Coura</em>

Performance: David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

Sunday, November 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Beethoven/Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Brahms/Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Debussy/Nocturne and Scherzo
Franck/Violin Sonata in A major (trans. cello)MORE about David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

Lecture: Screening — Tongues Untied

Monday, November 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, African American Studies, and the Graduate School of Journalism
MORE about Screening — Tongues Untied

Performance: Peking Acrobats

Friday, November 29 | 2-4 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
The perennially popular troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, and gymnasts returns to Cal Performances on Thanksgiving weekend with a performance steeped in 2,000 years of folk tradition.MORE about <em>Peking Acrobats</em>