Thursday, August 2, 2018
Workshop | August 2 | 9:30-10 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
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
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Special Event | August 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, study center
Snakes and elephants and dragons, oh my. On view this session, good luck snakes twine and multiply in Mithila artist Baua Devis drawings; elephants abound in Indian playing cards and miniatures, as well as a 1979 Joel Sternfeld color photograph; dragons twist and coil in an atmospheric fan painting by Zhou Xun and a sixteenth-century woodcut of St. George by Giuseppe Scolari; tigers prowl... More >
Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.
TONIGHT: Chris Smither + Forest Sun
$32 Adult, $30 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5
Lecture | August 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall
Nick Ishimaru, Theatre of Yugen
About this event -
Nick Ishimaru will present a lecture on the history of Japanese performing arts, focusing on the types of masks and facial expressions used in these dramatic forms. He will be bringing with him several masks, as well as demonstrating how to wear them and performing selected excerpts of plays to show off how they would be used in performance.
About the speaker -
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Film - Feature | August 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Lovers of Montparnasse is really about a wrecked man unable to rise above the gravity of his failure. In the sad gestures of Philipe (who himself would soon die), we realize that Modiglianis paintings are the artifacts of a fall. (Steve Seid)
Film - Documentary | August 2 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features our first ever film screening about the search for pulsars (a rapidly rotating stellar remnant), followed by a Q&A with the director of the film and a pulsar expert!
As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of... More >
Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 7:30-10 p.m. | SF Symphony
, San Francisco, CA
$115 Orchestra, $95 Rear Orchestra, $70 2nd Tier
Tickets go on sale February 13. Buy tickets online
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Were Here, Were Queer, Were 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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery
(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues... More >
In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science... More >
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
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African... More >