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Workshop: Meet Kids' Author and Archaeologist Jordan Jacobs

Saturday, September 14 | 1-3 p.m. | 102 Kroeber Hall Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join author and archaeologist Jordan Jacobs for an exciting adventure into Ancient Peru alongside the gutsy young fictional archaeologist, Samantha Sutton. MORE about Meet Kids' Author and Archaeologist Jordan Jacobs

Workshop: Gallery + Studio — Say It! Spray It!

Saturday, September 14 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the spirit of Ghost Demonstration, Carlos Amorales’s mural about protest for BAMPFA’s Art Wall, make and use stencils and paint to create cutouts of people holding up signs expressing something important that you want to shout out!MORE about Gallery + Studio — Say It! Spray It!

Roundtable Reading: Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswam

Saturday, September 14 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
It’s the spring of 1945, and nine-year-old Maria Singh longs to play on the first-ever girls’ softball team in Yuba City, California.MORE about Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswam

Film: Velvet Goldmine

Saturday, September 14 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The glam-rock era of David Bowie or early Queen lives again in Todd Haynes’s glitter-and-makeup-filled tribute to the excesses and pansexualities of the seventies music scene, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ewan McGregor, and Christian Bale lending their well-sculpted cheekbones to the operatic tale of a superstar singer’s rise and fall. MORE about <em>Velvet Goldmine</em>

Lecture: Princes of Plants, Trees of Life — How People Use Palms

Saturday, September 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Palms are the third-most economically important plant family, after grasses and legumes.MORE about Princes of Plants, Trees of Life — How People Use Palms

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

Guided Tours — Strange

September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.MORE about

Presentation: Patrick Martinez — Excavations of Recent History

Monday, September 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Patrick Martinez will share works from multiple intersections of his practice, with an emphasis on sculptural paintings, figurative works, and how they support the possibility of sending direct messages to communities.MORE about Patrick Martinez — Excavations of Recent History

Presentation: The 2nd Amendment: American Society's Interpretation Across Time

Monday, September 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." What does that mean for us today? Campus experts discuss and debate the current issues from legal, historical, and political science perspectives.MORE about The 2nd Amendment: American Society's Interpretation Across Time

Lecture: Bank with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

Monday, September 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House
Join California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, the Center for Environmental Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Berkeley Forum for a discussion on major finance policy issues facing the State of California, including green bonds and sustainable finance.MORE about Bank with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma

Conference: ART Summit 2019 — Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Tuesday, September 17 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
The theme for the 2019 ART Summit focuses on Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases.MORE about ART Summit 2019 — Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Reading: Amitav Ghosh | Gun Island

Tuesday, September 17 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
A talk by Author, Amitav GhoshMORE about Amitav Ghosh | Gun Island

Lecture: Art/archaeology: a space beyond explanation - the Ineligible Project

Wednesday, September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
In a series of recent publications, Professor Bailey has urged archaeologists to seek a new space in which to work, a space that exists beyond the boundaries of archaeology and of art practice and art history.MORE about Art/archaeology: a space beyond explanation - the Ineligible Project

Lecture: Minner Distinguished Lecture — Can We Recover From an Attack on our Election?

Wednesday, September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
The Minner Lecture will feature Barbara Simons (Ph.D.’81 EECS), board chair, Verified Voting. Dr. Simons will discuss "Can we Recover from an Attack on our Election" with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu. This annual lecture is supported by the Minner Endowment, a generous gift from Berkeley Engineering alumnus Warren Minner (B.S.’51 CE) and his wife, Marjorie. The program will start at noon in the Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, and lunch will be provided.MORE about Minner Distinguished Lecture — Can We Recover From an Attack on our Election?

Lecture: Cannabis Neurobiology — More Complex than Black-Hole Astrophysics

Wednesday, September 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join neurobiologist Dr. David Presti for a look into the complicated interactions between cannabis and the human brain.
MORE about Cannabis Neurobiology — More Complex than Black-Hole Astrophysics

Exhibit: Strange

September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.MORE about Strange