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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

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: 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

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

Workshop: Fierce Self-Compassion

Friday, November 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
Dr. Neff will reveal how, in order to be truly self-compassionate—in order to be whole—we need to integrate both versions of self-compassion.MORE about Fierce Self-Compassion

Conference: Toward a Vision of Equity in College Access — Re-evaluating College Admissions

Friday, November 22 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Booth Auditorium (#175 Boalt Hall) Boalt Hall, School of Law
College access is more important than ever, and the time is right for a fresh look at the research on college admissions and the implications for education equity. MORE about Toward a Vision of Equity in College Access — Re-evaluating College Admissions

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>

Performance: FLACC 2019: Bridges and Bones/East

Friday, November 22 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bridges & Bones/East features twelve Latinx dance artists bringing culturally nuanced, site-specific or politically charged movement installations to the architecture and community of the museum.MORE about <em>FLACC 2019: Bridges and Bones/East</em>

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

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

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>

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>

Film: Shiraz: A Romance of India

Friday, November 29 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this silent film is the romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal.MORE about <em>Shiraz: A Romance of India</em>