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Lecture: Us and Our Microbiotas - Mainly a Gut Reaction

Saturday, July 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
We have more bacteria in our gut than cells in our entire body. This little piece of information, realized in the past decade or so, has directed a spotlight on the gut microbiota, as scientists scramble to understand what this means for our existence.MORE about Us and Our Microbiotas - Mainly a Gut Reaction

Gut biome image by Darryl Leja, NIH

Workshop: Seeing and Reading - Graphic Design with Mary Banas

Saturday, July 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This intensive graphic design workshop led by designer and CCA professor Mary Banas will offer participants a chance to engage the imagery and poetry from Way Bay 2 in a new way, experiment with a Risograph printer, and create a collaborative book to take home. Workshop is limited to twenty participants.MORE about Seeing and Reading - Graphic Design with Mary Banas

Film: Blow-Up

Saturday, July 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For his first English-language film, Michelangelo Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the director’s metaphysics had itself become a fad.MORE about <em>Blow-Up</em>

Blow-Up

Film: The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Saturday, July 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Saturated with local color, Judy Irving’s film weaves elements of nature documentary and personal portraiture into a tale of love and survival in the urban jungle. This is the story of a flock of wild cherry-headed conures and one man, Mark Bittner, who, like the birds, has endured hardship and displacement but eventually flourished in the unique habitat of North Beach.MORE about <em>The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill</em>

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Workshop: Woodblock Printing

Sunday, July 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Looking closely at plant forms and shapes to create a graphic image inspired by the UC Botanical Garden, participants will learn the process of translating their designs to a woodblock or linoleum block for carving and printing. Each student will get a small wood block, linoleum block, and a 3-piece carving set to use and keep.MORE about Woodblock Printing

Woodblock

Film: Antoine et Antoinette

Sunday, July 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The first of Jacques Becker’s three loosely plotted postwar films on the changing structure of French life, Antoine et Antoinette follows one young working-class couple in a cramped, overcrowded Paris, and the husband’s desperate search for a missing lottery ticket.MORE about <em>Antoine et Antoinette</em>

Film: The Other Side of Hope

Sunday, July 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Khaled (Sherwan Haji) emerges from a pile of coal on a ship docked in Helsinki. A refugee from Syria, searching for the sister who is his only surviving relative, he is quickly absorbed into the bureaucracy of exile.MORE about <em>The Other Side of Hope</em>

Film: Harp of Burma

Wednesday, July 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A fatalistic elegy for the war dead, Harp of Burma links beauty with a sense of loss, and loss with salvation. Burma at the close of World War II is a no-man’s-land, a quiet emptiness where there used to be life. But the Himalayas still move villagers to dream, and captured Japanese soldiers to sing in sweet harmony; Burma is still “Buddha’s country.”MORE about <em>Harp of Burma</em>

Lecture: The Mythological Faces of Java

Thursday, July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | 103 Kroeber Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods.MORE about The Mythological Faces of Java

The Mythological Faces of Java

Film: La salamandre

Thursday, July 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Two self-proclaimed writers attempt to retell how a young woman shot her uncle in Tanner and cowriter John Berger’s intelligent portrait of the free and the defiant — and of the dead-end jobs, old men, and “nitwits” that get in their way.MORE about <em>La salamandre</em>

La salamandre

Music: John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer

Thursday, July 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer.MORE about John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer

Music: The Decemberists

Friday, July 27 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Decemberists, embracing different influences (Roxy Music, New Order) and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey), the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band broaden their sonic range and explore new approaches to making music. With guest Whitney.MORE about The Decemberists

The Decemberists

Performance: Full - Affirmative Action

Friday, July 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Affirmative Action is an evening-length collaborative production foregrounding concepts of transparency, radical diversity, and inclusion. Composed by five musicians of color (Zachary Watkins, Raven Chacon, Sharmi Basu, Morgan Craft, and Ava Mendoza) and performed by the two white cis men of The Living Earth Show, Affirmative Action highlights the “lens of whiteness” through which artists of color present their work.MORE about Full - Affirmative Action

Sharmi Basu

Film: Casque d’or

Friday, July 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Romantic fatalism, the French cinema of lost ideals, is associated with the 1930s, but it held sway well into the sixties. Seeing Casque d’or, one can see why Jacques Becker was a hero for the New Wave directors.MORE about <em>Casque d’or</em>

Casque d’or

Film: Zabriskie Point

Saturday, July 28 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles.MORE about <em>Zabriskie Point</em>

Music: 2018 Berkeley Carillon Festival

Saturday, July 28 | Campanile (Sather Tower)
The Eighth Berkeley Carillon Festival, honoring the Class of 1928, the donors of the carillon, celebrates a century of bells at Berkeley. The weekend of July 28 and 29 will feature recitals by Berkeley performers, music written for the Berkeley carillon by Berkeley composers and others.MORE about 2018 Berkeley Carillon Festival

Music: 2018 Berkeley Carillon Festival

Sunday, July 29 | Campanile (Sather Tower)
The Eighth Berkeley Carillon Festival, honoring the Class of 1928, the donors of the carillon, celebrates a century of bells at Berkeley. The weekend of July 28 and 29 will feature recitals by Berkeley performers, music written for the Berkeley carillon by Berkeley composers and others.MORE about 2018 Berkeley Carillon Festival

Film: The Middle of the World

Sunday, July 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Middle of the World describes a love affair between Paul, a Swiss engineer running for political office, and Adriana, an Italian immigrant working as a waitress. This film is a convincing, modern treatise on love, one not divorced from the contexts of politics, class and geography.MORE about <em>The Middle of the World</em>

The Middle of the World

Lecture: Curator’s Talk - Matthew Coleman on Peter Hujar

Sunday, July 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman explores artist Peter Hujar’s distinctive and arresting photographic style and imagery.MORE about Curator’s Talk - Matthew Coleman on Peter Hujar

Music: Little Folkies + North Country Blue

Tuesday, July 31 | 5:15-7 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills with Little Folkies + North Country Blue.MORE about Little Folkies + North Country Blue

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