<< Saturday, February 17, 2018 >>

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Men's Basketball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 17 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Stanford in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

LAEP Symposium: The Aesthetics of Planting Design

Conference/Symposium | February 17 – 18, 2018 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FEB 17 - 18, 2018: The two-day symposium “The Aesthetics of Planting Design” will host twelve accomplished landscape architects and historians who will discuss planting design as an environmental art, using examples drawn from their own design work.

Morning of Wetland Restoration: with Save the Bay

Special Event | February 17 | 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | Mulford Hall, We will meet at the traffic circle below Mulford, and drive to MLK Shoreline Park from there

 Emma Steigerwald

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley

Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter, is arranging transport from campus and picnic lunch for a group of Berkeley volunteers to aid Save the Bay in their wetland restoration mission

Science at Cal Lecture: Cosmic Gold: Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements

Lecture | February 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Eliot Quataert, Department of Astronomy

 Science@Cal

Scientists have recently developed a new way to “see” the universe, using the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago. These waves can teach us about some of the most exotic objects known, including star “corpses” known as black holes and neutron stars. Remarkably, they have also helped solve a longstanding puzzle about where in the Universe some of the elements we know and...   More >

Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves, and the Origin of the Heavy Elements - Image LIGO/NSF

Clark Kerr Orchard TREE Planting!

Workshop | February 17 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Planting trees round 2!

Come join the Clark Kerr Garden Team as we plant fruit trees in our new orchard!
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Through funding from the Basic Needs Grant, the Clark Kerr Garden Team will be planting an orchard of assorted fruit trees by building 2 on the Clark Kerr campus to increase the edible landscaping and food security...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Counting Sheep: A Guerilla Folk Opera

Performing Arts - Theater | February 17 | 2-4 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness...   More >

$58 general admission (prices subject to change)

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

Gender and Women’s Health Care in Early Modern Europe: The Birth of Modern Midwifery and Obstetrics

Colloquium | February 17 | 2-5 p.m. | 802 Barrows Hall

 Alison Klairmont Lingo; Stephanie O'Hara; Lisa Cody; Lianne McTavish; Marie-France Morel

 Randolph Starn

 Thomas Laqueur

 Department of History, The Peder Sather Chair in History

This colloquium celebrates the publication of Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations, edited by Alison Klairmont Lingo and translated Stephanie O'Hara (ACMRS Publications, 2017).

Film: Microcosmos

Film - Feature | February 17 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Microcosmos is an amazing film that allows us to peer deeply into the insect world and marvel at creatures we casually condemn to squishing. The makers of this film took three years to design their close-up cameras and magnifying lenses, and to photograph insects in such brilliant detail,” wrote Roger Ebert, one of the film’s many admirers. “The movie is a work of art and whimsy as much as one...   More >

Men's Basketball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 17 | 5 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Stanford in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Film: Autumn Sonata

Film - Feature | February 17 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

The warm autumnal hues of a house on a lake give a false, perhaps wished-for sense of security to...   More >

Lunar New Year Banquet

Holiday | February 17 | 6-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association, UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association

 UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association

A Lunar New Year celebration hosted by the UC Berkeley Chinese Student Association. During the event, there will be entertainment for the audiences as well as a banquet catered for the atteendees.

$15 non-CSA member

 $12 tickets for CSA Members. Tickets go on sale February 6. Buy tickets online or by calling Kevin Yang at 9256833452

R.A.D. for Men (Resisting Aggression with Defense

Special Event | February 12 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions | 6-8:30 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Mail Lounge

 Gender Equity Resource Center, Recreational Sports, RSSP, UCPD

Participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower...   More >

$10 UCB Students Only

  Register online

Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley

Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.

$12 General, $20 VIP

  Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online

Film: The Bigamist

Film - Feature | February 17 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In The Bigamist, Edmond O’Brien is a salesman whose icy wife (Joan Fontaine) runs the business (freezers) while he travels. He becomes involved with a warm and spunky waitress (Ida Lupino) and, when she has his child, marries her out of a sense of propriety. Thus he embarks on a double life, commuting between two marriages, two classes, and two cities: Fontaine’s patrician San Francisco and...   More >

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Counting Sheep: A Guerilla Folk Opera

Performing Arts - Theater | February 17 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness...   More >

$58 general admission (prices subject to change)

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

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artist’s book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictee’s ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.