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Lecture: Business-Building from Scratch — Yellowberry Founder Megan Grassell at the Berkeley Forum

Thursday, March 21 | 6-7 p.m. | 7 Evans Hall
The Forum invites Megan Grassell, CEO of the incredibly successful undergarment and clothing site Yellowberry, armed with the mission to "Take Girls Seriously" and create age-appropriate and empowering garments for young girls.MORE about Business-Building from Scratch — Yellowberry Founder Megan Grassell at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture: 34th Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture — US-Russian Relations and the Great Trump Disruption

Thursday, March 21 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Geballe Room (220) Stephens Hall
Walker will discuss some of the possibilities, identify what he thinks the key drivers of the relationship will be, and outline how the Kremlin likely analyzes what lies ahead.MORE about 34th Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture — US-Russian Relations and the Great Trump Disruption

Lecture: TDPS Speaker Series | Toward a Left Aesthetics for Our Populist Times

Thursday, March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall
Janelle Reinelt is Emeritus Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick, UK as well as University of California, Irvine. She has published widely on politics and performance, receiving the ‘Distinguished Scholar Award’ for lifetime achievement from the American Society for Theatre Research (2010), and an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki in 2014.MORE about TDPS Speaker Series | Toward a Left Aesthetics for Our Populist Times

Lecture: Ritual Use of Psychoactive Plants and Fungi

Thursday, March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location
David E. Presti will speak alongside the exhibit Pleaseure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances.MORE about Ritual Use of Psychoactive Plants and Fungi

Exhibit: Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exhibition complements a season of dance programming in the Full series of performances, which takes place in the museum on the evening of every full moon.MORE about Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

Exhibit: Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki creates larger-than-life-size, felt-covered forms drawn from the Japanese folk belief in yokai (shape-shifters) who can disguise themselves in any number of different forms. Miki creates the semi-abstract, sculptural forms utilizing brilliant colors and sets them into a magical environment suggesting another reality. The installation moves from the three-dimensional forms to abstract images on the floor and walls, conveying a sense of expanding boundaries.
MORE about Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit: The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library.MORE about The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

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: 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

Film: Music According to Tom Jobim

Friday, March 22 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
One of Brazil’s most popular and respected musicians and composers, Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim found himself the face (or at least the sound) of a new Brazil when his songs such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Desafinado” seduced the world with their clear, cool, sensual style. MORE about <em>Music According to Tom Jobim</em>

Workshop: The Science of a Happy Relationship

Friday, March 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
For the past two decades, the field of positive psychology has been growing rapidly. Over that time, one of the key findings from positive psychology research has been: Other people matter. In fact, a pillar of positive psychology is that our close relationships with others are essential to human flourishing and happiness. MORE about The Science of a Happy Relationship

Presentation: Grounds for Science - Evolving Markets

Friday, March 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar, 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville
Diversifying the Energy Landscape with Hydrogen Technology with Julie Fornaciari.MORE about Grounds for Science - Evolving Markets

Performance: An Evening with Ira Glass — Seven Things I’ve Learned

Saturday, March 23 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Ira Glass, the host of NPR’s weekly radio show This American Life, invites us into his creative process, mixing audio clips, music, and video to tell captivating stories live onstage, and sharing lessons and insights gathered over his career.MORE about An Evening with Ira Glass — Seven Things I’ve Learned

Performance: Quote Unquote Collective "Mouthpiece"

Saturday, March 23 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows one woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. MORE about Quote Unquote Collective "Mouthpiece"

Workshop: String Making from Sticks

Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Extract high quality fiber from dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) and other local native & naturalized plants and explore several different cordage methods including leg rolling, mouth rolling, triangle twisting & splicing.MORE about String Making from Sticks

Film: The Mystery of Picasso

Sunday, March 24 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In a style devised for this film about his artist pal, Clouzot sets up a camera behind a translucent surface, so that the maestro’s every painterly gesture is recorded. MORE about <em>The Mystery of Picasso</em>

Workshop: Collage Cinema Workshop

Sunday, March 24 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this workshop led by members of Oakland’s Low Light/Black Hole darkroom collective, learn to use constructive and destructive processes to create a collaborative work directly on 16mm film. MORE about Collage Cinema Workshop

Film: Short Animation by Jim Trainor

Sunday, March 24 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jim Trainor makes deceptively simple films that inhabit the heads of creatures and characters as they go about their lives, uncovering basic truths that carry profound spiritual depth.MORE about Short Animation by Jim Trainor

Lecture: Shifting Tides — Rise, Resurgence, and Deep Histories from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Monday, March 25 | 6 p.m. | David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Much contemporary geopolitical thought is built upon a presumed shift of power and influence from Europe and the Atlantic to Asia and the Pacific, framed in contested alliance with the Americas.MORE about Shifting Tides — Rise, Resurgence, and Deep Histories from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Conference: Step Up to Stop Violence Against Women

Tuesday, March 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Goldman Theater David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
The UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Every Woman Treaty invite you to join a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls, considered by many to be the greatest human rights and public health violation on earth. MORE about Step Up to Stop Violence Against Women

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