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Film Screening and Discussion: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 19 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Celebrate Juneteenth with a screening and discussion featuring artist Mildred Howard, whose work is on view in About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging.MORE about Welcome to the Neighborhood

Conference: Spanish-English Biliteracy Transfer (SEBT)

June 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West
Join CRLP at UC Berkeley this summer for a two-day institute designed to effectively promote Spanish-to-English Biliteracy Transfer (SEBT) primarily for dual immersion teachers and schools.MORE about Spanish-English Biliteracy Transfer (SEBT)

Exhibit: Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit: About Things Loved — Blackness and Belonging

May 17 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Recognizing that museums have not been exempt from anti-black practices that exclude, marginalize, and devalue black art, black artists, and black life, About Things Loved imagines the liberatory possibilities of celebrating blackness and belonging.
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Exhibit: Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library
In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades.MORE about Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

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

Special Event: Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Thursday, June 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Celebrate the first days of summer with this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoodsMORE about Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Performance: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Friday, June 21 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Brahms, "A German Requiem" — Free event, open to the public.MORE about Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Lecture: Rock ’n’ Film — Cinema’s Dance with Popular Music

Saturday, June 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
David E. James will explore the rich legacy of cinema’s dance with popular music and what these films share with classic film musicals.MORE about Rock ’n’ Film — Cinema’s Dance with Popular Music

Performance: Embodied Human Landscapes

Saturday, June 22 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Suchi Branfman presents two dance works from a series exploring embodied human landscapes that surround the prison industrial complex, the result of her choreographic residency at California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security state men's prison in Norco, California.MORE about <em>Embodied Human Landscapes</em>

Performance: Rebelution

Saturday, June 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution members (singer/guitarist/lyricist Eric Rachmany, keyboardist Rory Carey, drummer Wesley Finley, and bassist Marley D. Williams) are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back.MORE about <em>Rebelution</em>

Film: Northern Lights

Northern Lights is Cine Manifest’s goal of creating politically charged features made manifest, a stunning, gritty recreation of Midwestern agrarian life circa 1915, a sort of prequel to The Grapes of Wrath.MORE about <em>Northern Lights</em>

Performance: Redwood Grove Fashion Show

Sunday, June 23 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Anature-inspired Redwood Grove Fashion Show with original garments, textiles, and sculptural adornments created in a collaboration by Bay Area fashion talent directly inspired in and by the Botanical Garden.MORE about Redwood Grove Fashion Show

Presentation: Caminos de la Ciencia — Encendiendo las neuronas a control remoto

Tuesday, June 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Suite 271 César E. Chávez branch, Oakland Public Library, 3301 East 12th Street, Oakland
El cerebro es nuestro órgano más complejo y fascinante porque nos permite ser lo que somos.MORE about Caminos de la Ciencia — Encendiendo las neuronas a control remoto

Curator’s Talk: Julia White on Divine Women, Divine Wisdom

Wednesday, June 26 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this exhibition walkthrough, Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White discusses selected artworks in Divine Women, Divine Wisdom in terms of their style, content, and cultural meanings.MORE about Julia White on Divine Women, Divine Wisdom

Film: Human Desire

Wednesday, June 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Lang’s remake of Renoir’s La bête humaine reunites his stars from The Big Heat.MORE about <em>Human Desire</em>

Lecture: Introduction to Therapeutic Ketamine (or God in a Bottle)

Thursday, June 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Dr. Bennett will describe different ways of working with therapeutic ketamine, including low-dose infusions (biological approach), ketamine-facilitated psychotherapy (psychological approach), and psychedelic ketamine journeys (shamanic approach)MORE about Introduction to Therapeutic Ketamine (or God in a Bottle)

Special Event: After Mindfulness Urban Retreat

June 29 – 30, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lower Sproul Plaza
This two-day urban retreat explores potential answers through a unique mix of talks from a diverse group of world-renowned teachers, meditation, yoga, and a community festival of sharing where you can put new insights into practice. MORE about After Mindfulness Urban Retreat

Workshop: Painting as a Healing Tool

In this workshop, artist and community mental health clinician Dana Dart-McLean shares histories of painting as a healing tool before leading experiential exercises derived from Expressive Art Therapy, designed to increase mindfulness and a sense of flow and to encourage new relationships to painting as a process rather than an outcome.MORE about Painting as a Healing Tool