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Film: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, December 9 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Shakespeare’s romantic fantasia meets its imaginative match in Trnka’s bejeweled stop-motion adaptation. MORE about <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em>

Botanical Holiday Craft Workshop

Sunday, December 9 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come enjoy the holidays at the garden with a fun and festive room filled with botanical craft stations. Create a host of gifts and decorations for yourself and family for the holidays.MORE about

Science Film Festival: Inventing Tomorrow

Sunday, December 9 | 5:30 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Meet passionate teenage innovators from around the globe who are creating cutting-edge solutions to confront the world's environmental threats found right in their own backyards.MORE about Inventing Tomorrow

Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Sunday, December 9 | 4:30-5:40 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, released in 1920, probably remains the ultimate expression of narrative through set design; even the exquisitely chiseled face of Conrad Veidt seems cut to reflect the angled shadows and interiors through which he somnambulistically slips, under the control of the evil Caligari. MORE about <em>The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari</em>

Workshop: Block Printed Wrapping Paper

Sunday, December 9 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum. Make your own wrapping paper for the holidays and learn about the traditional techniques of block printing. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages, included free with museum admission.MORE about Block Printed Wrapping Paper

Block Printed Wrapping Paper

Sale: Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 6 – 9, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Julia Morgan Hall UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy holiday shopping while finding beautiful and unusual gifts at a special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Botanical Garden. Proceeds from holiday purchases benefit the Botanical Garden.MORE about Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkeley campus.MORE about

Theater: Big Dance Theater — 17c

Thursday, December 13 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making work that undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. Continues through Dec. 16.MORE about Big Dance Theater — <em>17c</em>

Big Dance Theater

Performance: Bill Orcutt with Voicehandler

Friday, December 14 | 7-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Orcutt presents the premiere of a new algorithmic piece for Cracked entitled The Truth About Tuning. Voicehandler opens the evening with a performance.MORE about Bill Orcutt with Voicehandler

Science at Cal Lecture - Assessing the potential impact of super‐eruptions

Saturday, December 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
If a future super-eruption was predicted, what would, or could, society do? Preparation for such low probability but high consequence events is difficult to imagine, yet some modest early measures can be considered.MORE about

Tour: Conifers of the Garden Walking Tour with Chris Carmichael

Tuesday, December 18 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join Chris Carmichael, Research Affiliate and former Associate Director of Collections & Horticulture, on a tour of the Botanical Garden's vast collection of conifers.MORE about Conifers of the Garden Walking Tour with Chris Carmichael

Special Event: Winter Solstice Sound Bath

Friday, December 21 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
With the return of the sun comes a promise from nature of renewal and growth. Attune with the natural slow, calm, inward energy of the Winter Solstice during this unique concert with live meditative sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods.MORE about Winter Solstice Sound Bath

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