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Saturday, October 14, 2017

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 14 |  UC Davis

 One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

The annual UC Davis Pre-Health Conference provides students with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. The 2017 conference will host 4,500 attendees. Advanced registration required ($30).

The 2017 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference is your opportunity to meet and learn from deans of admission, admissions officers, financial aid...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Men's Water Polo vs. UC Irvine

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | October 14 |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Water Polo hosts UC Irvine at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

College Information Day

Information Session | October 14 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

 CEP: East Bay Consortium

College Information Day, an event in which college representatives from over 60 public and private colleges and universities, including institutions outside of California, will provide information about their institutions. Workshops in English and Spanish on preparing for college, applying for admission and financial aid, college entrance exams will be offered to students and parents. This free,...   More >

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Film and Media Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

This meeting honors the Paul Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Conference/Symposium | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Full details are at http://communalpresence.com/.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today, will be held at UC Berkeley October 13-October 15, 2017. All events are free and open to the public.

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social...   More >

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Special Event | October 14 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Department of Mathematics

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. Named for the UC Berkeley math professor and sponsored by the Math Department, this festival is for 6th-10th grade students. The Museum of Math will be bringing some of its traveling exhibits to this festival, which is a...   More >

 Recommended for 6th - 10th graders interested in math

$10.00

  Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling info@jrmf.org at 19254571500, or by emailing info@jrmf.org at help@jrmf.org by October 14.

Conference without a Hero

Conference/Symposium | October 14 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jessica Merrill, Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University; Anne Dwyer, Associate Professor of German and Russian; Coordinator of the Russian Section, Pomona College; Roy Chan, Assistant Professor, Chinese Literature, University of Oregon; Jon Stone, Associate Professor of Russian and Russian Studies, Franklin & Marshall College; Polina Dimova, Lecturer of Russian, German, Russian & East European Studies, Vanderbilt University; David Powelstock, Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature, Brandeis University; William Nickell, Associate Professor, Chair of the Slavic Department, University of Chicago; Daniel Brooks, Lecturer, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University; Mieka Erley, Assistant Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Colgate University

 Anne Nesbet, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Luba Golburt, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Olga Matich, Professor Emerita, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature

Конференция без героя – Conference without a Hero
A conference devoted to Russian Literature and Culture without reference to 1917

October 13-14, 370 Dwinelle

Friday, 4:00-6:00 (Eric Naiman, moderator)

-Chloë Kitzinger, “‘Legkim shagom’: Characterization and Diotima’s...   More >

CANCELLED-- FAMILY PROGRAM: Kid's Cook from the Garden

Workshop | October 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Children ages 5 and above, together with their adult chaperone, will collect herbs and edibles from the Garden and bring them into our kitchen-classroom to make three simple dishes. This workshop will inspire an early love of plants and garden-centered eating!

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

$20 Adult, $18 Youth (5-17), $18 Member Adult, $16 Member Youth (must have Family Membership level or above)

 CANCELLED.

I Dig Benicia!: An Official California Archaeology Month Event

Special Event | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

 2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510

 Archaeological Research Facility, Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Society

Learn about archaeology and Benicia's rich history as you try your hand at excavating artifacts, making Native American art, reconstructing old pots, Mexican corn grinding, making clay pots, and more! You will dig it!

Archaeology students and affiliates of the ARF are welcome to volunteer for this event!

Gallery + Studio: Color Vibrations

Workshop | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the dreamlike spaces and layered colors in Miyoko Ito’s paintings, then experiment with color by painting designs of your own.

International Students Career Conference

Career Fair | October 14 | 12:30-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

International students of all majors and degree levels are invited to the International Students Career Conference, a half-day career event with sessions tailored for international students. You can view the schedule and topics here: https://career.berkeley.edu/IntnlStudents/Events

Advanced registration in Handshake is strongly recommended.

CANCELLED--Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 15, 2017 every day | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Due to poor air quality, our general tour of the Garden is cancelled today. Please join us on a future date.

For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu or call 510-643-7265

UAV Flight Safety Training: Provided by UAVs at Berkeley

Workshop | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 150D on the 1st Floor / bottom of Moffitt

 UAVs @ Berkeley

Flight Safety Training Workshop by the UAVs@Berkeley

Saturday, Oct. 14
2-3pm
Room 150D on the 1st floor of Moffitt

 Cal ID required for entrance into Moffitt Library.

Women's Soccer vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 14 | 2 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Washington State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Roundtable Reading: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Reading - Literary | October 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Read the beginning of this classic book about a widowed mouse and a group of extraordinary rats, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home.

Listen to Me, Marlon

Film - Documentary | October 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A treasure trove of audiotapes, home movies, film clips, and more yields a mesmerizing portrait of one of America’s great performers. “A peculiarly philosophical, melancholic and beautiful piece of work” (IndieWire).

Communal Presence: Poets Theater

Reading - Literary | October 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evening of Poets Theater by writers linked to New Narrative, featuring plays by Carla Harryman, Kevin Killian, and Camille Roy.

Our Man in Havana

Film - Feature | October 14 | 5:45-7:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A vacuum-cleaner salesman in steamy Cuba turns to international espionage in this droll spy spoof from a quartet of formidable Englishmen—actors Alec Guinness and Noel Coward, writer Graham Greene, and director Carol Reed.

Gamelan Sari Raras

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Midiyanto, co-director
Javanese gamelan concert by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri

Since their inception in 1976, the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan classes have introduced over a thousand students to the musical traditions of Central Java and presented noon and evening concerts every semester in Hertz Hall. These classes...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

The National: with guest: Daughter

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD.

  Buy tickets online

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 14 – 21, 2017 every Saturday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Tickets go on sale August 30. Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Suspicion

Film - Feature | October 14 | 8-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A war-veteran husband and his wife are slowly consumed with distrust in Xu Changlin’s fascinating hybrid of noir thriller and melodrama.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

On the Hour/ JJ PEET

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.