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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cal Day with the Department of Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Works by Debussy
9:30-11 125 Morrison Hall
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the French composer Claude Debussy’s death. Hear a mini-marathon of Debussy’s piano works by students of the music department.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
11-12:30 Hertz Hall, concert stage
Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of...   More >

Cal Café

Reception | April 21 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. as Alumni House transforms into Cal Café! Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks, peruse your class yearbook, and receive awesome CAA giveaways! Alumni, new and prospective students, and all friends of the University are invited to stop by the Cal Alumni Association for this unforgettable day!

Cal Cafe

Reception | April 21 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

AmphibiaWeb: Global Amphibian Conservation, Biology, and Diversity

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB (3rd floor atrium)

 No speaker listed.

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Amphibians are some of the most imperiled animals on Earth. But what is an amphibian? Come to AmphibiaWeb to learn about the biology, conservation, and diversity of frogs, salamanders, and caecilians through interactive maps, games, and activity sheets for all ages. Find out how you can help and learn more about these amazing animals.

Natural History Up Close!

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Courtyard

No speaker listed., Berkeley Natural History Museums

 Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM)

The Berkeley Natural History Museums and Department of Integrative Biology pair up for this exciting display that includes live plants and animals, vertebrate and invertebrate museum specimens, fossils, and interesting facts. Don't forget to test your natural history knowledge at the prize wheel! Get your Science@Cal passport stamped here.

Cal Day at UCBG

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

UC Berkeley Open House; Garden free all day with free shuttles running every 15 minutes from campus Evans Hall stop.

Discovery stations open 11 - 3, all ages

Opportunities for Undergraduates at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB

 No speaker listed.

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Are you interested in biological research, natural history collections, specimen preparation, archival practices, or GIS and bioinformatics? The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology offers many exciting opportunities for UC Berkeley undergraduates to work with museum faculty, curators, graduate students, and other researchers. Come talk to current undergraduates and project mentors about volunteer and...   More >

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Open House

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB

 No speaker listed.

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Do you love animals? Visit the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! With >700,000 bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens, the museum is one of the largest university-based collections of tetrapod vertebrates. Drop by for a rare peek at our research and education specimens and interact with scientists to learn about our research. Get your Science@Cal Passport stamped here!

Cal Day

Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 300 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley!

All events free, all ages welcome, campus wide.

How to Plan for Professional Success While in College

Lecture | April 21 | 10-11 a.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Learn what experts advise students be doing in college to prepare for professional success. President of Collegial Services and Careers writer for USNews.com, Robin Reshwan, joins us at Alumni House to discuss what parents and incoming students can do to overcome employment obstacles and successfully launch a career after graduation.

Cal Day - Exploring 3D Collections and Immersive Visualization

Tour/Open House | April 21 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Culture and tech collide at the Hearst Museum! Come explore immersive visualizations of world heritage sites and view objects from the collection in 3D. Drop by to chat with the students behind this exciting project and learn about the process of digitizing history.

Stop by all day for free admission to the Hearst Museum in celebration of Cal Day 2018 and check out the current exhibit Face to...   More >

Brand YOU: A Workshop for Mid-Career Professionals: Showcasing Your Unique Value

Lecture | April 21 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 202/204

 Rebecca Andersen, Director of Career Services, UC Berkeley Information School

 UC Berkeley Extension

Does your résumé tell your story? Are your career goals, continuing education, and professional accomplishments reflected on LinkedIn? Are you building and accessing your network effectively? UC Berkeley Extension presents this interactive workshop for mid-career professionals to help you craft your personal brand and develop a strategy with next steps. Whether you are taking courses to make a...   More >

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Cal Day - De Rompe y Raya Cultural Association

Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 11-11:45 a.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Based in Oakland and dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian traditions from the coastal region of Peru, the group will perform Son de los Diablos, a street masquerade that originated in colonial Lima with parades through Afro-Peruvian neighborhoods during carnival time. Dancers will wear masks made in Peru by Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, and locally by Edmund Badeaux (Chaskinakuy Andean music...   More >


Special Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Courtyard

 Bernie Peyton, Origami Master, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Learn how to fold your own origami animal or plant with world-renowned origami master and conservationist, Bernie Peyton. Learn about wildlife conservation through origami, where science meets art!

Cal Day Event: From Incarceration to Education

Film - Short | April 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Wheeler Auditorium, Please note: Location is tentative

 Jonathan Simon, Keynote Speaker and Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

 Skylar Economy, Film Producer and Member, Underground Scholars Initiative; David Maldonado, Featured Student and Member, Underground Scholars Initiative

 Clarence Ford, Featured Student and Member, Underground Scholars Initiative

 American Cultures

Join the Underground Scholars Initiative and the American Cultures Center for a screening of FITE (From Incarceration to Education), a short documentary about formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley and their paths to higher education and success. The film screening will include keynote speaker Jonathan Simon and a Q&A panel with the students in the film. Reception to follow.

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Presents: Reptile Dissection

Special Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3095 VLSB

 Theresa Barclay, Prep Lab Manager, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Watch a reptile dissection and learn about the anatomy and unique evolutionary features that make snakes and lizards some of the most extraordinary creatures within the animal kingdom. Free tickets to this event will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the MVZ Reception Desk (3101 VLSB). Slots are limited (50 people) and tickets go fast, so arrive early!

CAA and the Student Life Cycle

Lecture | April 21 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come visit Alumni House and hear from four UC Berkeley students on how they engage with the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), its multiple scholarship opportunities, and the Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA).

Softball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 21 | 1 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Utah in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

Why Cal? The Alumni Perspective

Lecture | April 21 | 1-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association to hear a panel of esteemed alumni discuss the value of a Cal education and what it means to be a Berkeley alum. Panelists will talk about their time as a student, what steps they took to ensure success after graduation, and their lives after Cal.

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 >

Cal Day - Nimely Pan African Dance Company

Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 2-2:45 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Founded by Nimely Napla, this Oakland based group will perform a dance representing a rite of passage for young men of the Vai, Gola, and Mende ethnic groups of Liberia's northeast mountains. Full-body mask dancers embody divine spirits of the African bush and of the community. The masks appear with special permission granted from Poro and Sande societies.

Stop by all day for free admission to...   More >

Baseball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 21 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Washington in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Theater: The Dream of Kitamura: Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 22, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

When Lord Rosanjin dreams the demon Kitamura is coming to kill him, his horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards to defend him against his own hallucinations. But are they who they appear? Something rots in the House of Rosanjin.

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

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery


This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.