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Saturday, December 8, 2018

CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States – an International Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Satsuki AYAYA, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo; Asa ITO, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Yoshihiko KAWAUCHI, Toyo University; Shinichiro KUMAGAYA, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo; Ayako Shimizo, Hikari Lab; Ninon Lambert, Tokyo University; Valerie Block, UC Berkeley; Regan Brashear, Filmmaker; Abigail Cochran, UC Berkeley; Chris Downey, Architecture for the Blind; Aimi Hamraie, Vanderbilt University; Laura Harrison, UCSD; Liz Henry, Mozilla; Josh Miele, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute; Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary; David Savarese, Director, DEEJ; Robert Rooy, Director, DEEJ

 Professor Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are working on the nexus of technology, access, and design in Japan together with scholars, engineers, researchers, and activists in the United States for asymposium and workshop in Berkeley, California, the home of the independent living movement.

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CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States: An International Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, The Robert and Colleen Haas Chair in Disability Studies, Making Change Media

Technology has the potential to greatly improve access and the full social participation of disabled individuals in Japan and the United States. Both countries have invested considerable sums in these directions, but often this research is being conducted separately from the key stakeholders. This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are...   More >

 ASL interpretation and CART services have been requested for the conference and films will be open captioned and audio described. The conference venue is wheelchair accessible. Please do not come wearing any scents or perfumes.

Poster design and sketch of Rose the bionic woman are copyright 2018 by Franchesca Spektor. All rights reserved and used with artist’s permission. Image description of conference artwork: A woman who has a human-looking face, forearm, wrist, and hand

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training: A Two-Day Workshop with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

Workshop | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Kristin Neff, University of Texas, Auston; Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

 Greater Good Science Center

This two-day workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer. 11 CE hours available.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving...   More >

$300-$339

  Tickets go on sale June 2. Buy tickets online

FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Morning SOLD OUT)

Workshop | December 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 SOLD OUT.

About:Face -- a community quilt

Workshop | December 8 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Guided by artist Shirin Towfiq, decorate your own quilt patches with drawings and personal messages for a bigger communal quilt that will address issues of identity and double consciousness. This workshop is held alongside the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You, and is free with museum admission.

Shirin Towfiq received her BA in Practice of Art from University...   More >

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Sale | December 6 – 9, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping while finding beautiful and unusual gifts at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Gallery + Studio: Experiments in Three Dimensions

Workshop | December 8 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Modern artists like Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, and others investigated color, shape, rhythm, and balance in their works on view in Dimensionism. In this workshop led by artist Jennie Smith, work on your own or with one another to create sculptural artworks using paper, cardboard, wonder foam, and wire. Then, talk about your own experiments and process in a group discussion, posing...   More >

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and more!

FAMILY PROGRAM: Holiday Nature Crafts (Afternoon)

Workshop | December 8 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection. Drop-in during program hours.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child

 This registration link is for the afternoon program. Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 at Dear Evan Hansen

Performing Arts - Theater | December 8 | 2-4:30 p.m. |  Curran Theatre

 445 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94210

 Cal Alumni Association

Purchase tickets: https://calatdearevanhansen.eventbrite.com/?aff=calendar

Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is “a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart” (Rolling Stone). NBC News says the show is “an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond.”

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing events@alumni.berkeley.edu

Roundtable Reading: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Reading - Literary | December 8 | 3-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At Cece’s old school, everyone in her class was deaf. Here, at her new school, she is sure everyone is staring at her Phonic Ear, the powerful hearing aid strapped to her chest. But Cece makes a startling discovery. With her Phonic Ear, she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere in the school—in the hallway, the teacher’s lounge, anywhere! This is power. Maybe even a...   More >

The Apartment

Film - Feature | December 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the December 8 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).

“One thing I dislike more than being taken too lightly is being taken too seriously,”...   More >

Student to Student Peer Counseling: In Moffitt Library for RRR Week

Special Event | December 3 – 9, 2018 every day | 6-10 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 350C on 3rd Floor

 Student to Student Peer Counseling

Student to Student Peer Counseling will be available in Moffitt Library room 350C from 6-10pm during RRR week for drop in counseling sessions.

Film to Table: The Apartment

Social Event | December 8 | 7:40-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Following the screening, join your fellow filmgoers for a scrumptious meal, prepared and served by Babette chefs Joan and Patrick. Film and dinner require separate ticket purchase.

Billy Wilder's riotously acidic tale of sex and corporate success starring Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray, and Shirley MacLaine is an American classic, winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 7 – 8, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical talents, while at the...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

The Passion of Anna

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s second color film is one of his most economical—spare, straightforward, but in no sense lightweight. Four people have escaped to a remote island off the Swedish mainland but find that they cannot escape the injustice, violence, and guilt of modern life. An intricate four-way relationship among Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, and Liv Ullmann is played out against a...   More >

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company: Custodians of Beauty

Performing Arts - Dance | December 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In this multisensory work, choreographer Pavel Zustiak and his Palissimo Company ask, “Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zustiak creates an immersive visual experience for Custodians of Beauty, combining movement with imagery, light, and sound in response to a 2009 speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the...   More >

$42 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company perform Custodians of Beauty Friday–Sunday, December 7–9, 2018 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

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

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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 >