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Career Fair: Disability Employment Fair

Monday, May 21 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Workshops, resources, and tools to provide people with disabilities access to jobs, and job hunting resources, as well as information about reasonable accommodations.MORE about Disability Employment Fair

Conference: Living Well in Retirement Conference

Tuesday, May 22 | 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | Hs. Lordships, Berkeley Marina, 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley
A full day of learning about retirement. Includes lunch, snacks, free parking, Q/A with experts.MORE about Living Well in Retirement Conference

Lecture: Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri

Wednesday, May 23 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The two artists explore their twenty-year history of collaboration and artistic dialogue.MORE about Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri

Workshop: Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Wednesday, May 23 | 1-3:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, improve cognitive functioning, and enhance creative ability. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. On the walk, Hana Lee Goldin will offer a series of guided invitations to assist in finding your own authentic way of interacting with the land at UC Botanical Garden.MORE about Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop: Natural Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Thursday, May 24 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The two-hour beginners workshop will teach the history and art of natural perfumes, and participants will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose and more.MORE about Natural Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Music: Alam and Manik Khan with Nilan Chaudhuri

Friday, May 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Alam and Manik Khan play sarode duets with tabla drummer Nilan Chaudhuri.MORE about Alam and Manik Khan with Nilan Chaudhuri

Alam Khan

Workshop: Mesoamerican Instrument Making

Saturday, May 26 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 103 Kroeber Hall Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Learn about the art of ancient Mesoamerican instrument making, cosmology, music and culture. Make your own ocarina, flute or shaker. This workshop will be led by Ernesto Olmos, a Oaxacan artist who specializes in traditional ceramic arts. MORE about Mesoamerican Instrument Making

Mesoamerican instruments

Film: Benjamin Michel

Saturday, May 26 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Filmmaker Michel offers a presentation exploring the works of African-descended directors, past and present, who challenge the medium through their artistic voices.MORE about Benjamin Michel

Benjamin Michel

Music: Sarah Cahill Concert

Pianist Sarah Cahill performs a solo concert including works by composers Lou Harrison and Ruth Crawford.MORE about Sarah Cahill Concert

Music: Full - Cities

Berkeley Symphony musicians and friends perform six small-ensemble pieces written by living composers from San Francisco, Hamburg and Shanghai.MORE about Full - Cities

Film: Greta Garbo Rarities

Wednesday, May 30 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This program of rare film fragments, commercials, and newsreels from the archives of the Swedish Film Institute offers glimpses of Greta Garbo at various points throughout her career.MORE about Greta Garbo Rarities

Greta Garbo Rarities

Workshop: Shadow Puppet Faces

Saturday, June 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Kroeber Hall Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of "The Shadow Puppet Workshop." In conjunction with current exhibition "Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You," Barash will introduce participants to the art of shadow puppetry. MORE about Shadow Puppet Faces

Workshop: Personal Flag Generator

Saturday, June 2 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join artists Chris Hamamoto and Jon Sueda and make symbols to contribute to a Bay Area flag symbol archive, then print your own personal flag.MORE about Personal Flag Generator

Personal flag workshop

Music: Facing Agrippina

This behind-the-scenes look at an opera production documents a performance of Handel’s Agrippina by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, as conducted by René Jacobs and performed at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.MORE about Facing Agrippina

Music: A Master Class in Silent Film Musical Accompaniment

Monday, June 4 | 1-3 p.m. | Auditorium CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Donald Sosin, renowned composer and musician, shares the techniques of improvisational film accompaniment, working with film clips and with master students. A star performer at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, for the first time he will offer the kind of master class he made famous at the Pordenone [Italy] Silent Film Festival.MORE about A Master Class in Silent Film Musical Accompaniment

Recreation: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Wednesday, June 6 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Experience the garden in a whole new way and reconnect with your body and nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, participants will walk through the garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken the senses. MORE about First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Exhibit: Five Tables of Play

Thursday, June 7 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Time for a serious look at fun in works by Yinka Shonibare, Peter Paone, Kaiho Yusetsu, Glen Friedman and more.MORE about Five Tables of Play

Peter Paone: The Ten Commandments of Ambrose Bierce

Film: Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

Thursday, June 7 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Handel’s allegorical first oratorio comes alive in stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s contemporary adaptation. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts her ensemble Le Concert d’Astrée, with Sabine Devieilhe, Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo and Michael Spyres.MORE about <em>Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno</em>

Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

Film: Western

An intense, slow-burning thriller follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. Director Valeska Grisebach’s style is in the tradition of the western genre, with tensions mounting when a strong, silent newcomer starts mixing with the local villagers. MORE about <em>Western</em>

Western

Film: The Color of Pomegranates

Saturday, June 9 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This magical work, rich in period music, reimagines Armenian history and culture through the life and writings of its greatest poet. “Watching [it] is like opening a door and walking into another dimension, where time has stopped and beauty has been unleashed” (Martin Scorsese).MORE about <em>The Color of Pomegranates</em>

The Color of Pomegranates

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