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Special Event: Berkeley Art Studio's Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Wednesday, December 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Bear's Lair Tavern Eshleman Hall
This Holiday season help feed hungry residents of Alameda County through a fundraiser sponsored by the Bear's Lair Tavern and Berkeley Art Studio. A donation gets an artist-made bowl, homemade soup, and the joy of giving.MORE about Berkeley Art Studio's Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Lecture: Arthur Jafa and Stephen Best in Conversation

Wednesday, December 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Stephen Best joins MATRIX artist Arthur Jafa in conversation to discuss the artist’s transition from the cinema screen to the gallery, the politics of Jafa’s aesthetics, and the turn toward “Afropessimism” in black thought. MORE about Arthur Jafa and Stephen Best in Conversation

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

Gallery Talk: Elizabeth Sharf on the Japanese Collection

Thursday, December 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Elizabeth Sharf, a visiting scholar in UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, offers a tour of Ink, Paper, Silk illustrating the breadth and depth of the BAMPFA museum’s important collection of Japanese art.MORE about Elizabeth Sharf on the Japanese Collection

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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