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Performance: Chromeo

Saturday, June 15 | 5 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Chromeo with guests: Toro Y Moi, Noname, Ian IsiahMORE about Chromeo

Performance: Black Life: Davia Spain

Saturday, June 15 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Davia Spain presents a new original work centered around her forthcoming debut album.MORE about Black Life: Davia Spain

Conference: Artistic Literacy Institute

Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Explore artistic literacy as a framework and a methodology.MORE about Artistic Literacy Institute

Film: King Creole

Saturday, June 15 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Taking place in the streets and nightclubs of New Orleans, King Creole is the only Elvis film that “attempted to articulate his complex relation to African American culture”. MORE about <em>King Creole</em>

Exhibit: The 49th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

May 17 – June 16, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For the forty-ninth year, BAMPFA and the University of California, Berkeley Department of Art Practice have collaborated to present an exhibition of works by Berkeley Master of Fine Arts graduates. MORE about The 49th Annual University of California, Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Exhibit: About Things Loved — Blackness and Belonging

May 17 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Recognizing that museums have not been exempt from anti-black practices that exclude, marginalize, and devalue black art, black artists, and black life, About Things Loved imagines the liberatory possibilities of celebrating blackness and belonging.
MORE about About Things Loved — Blackness and Belonging

Exhibit: Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library
In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades.MORE about Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

Exhibit: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Film: Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense captures the infectious energy of the Talking Heads live show while eschewing the MTV clichés of quick cuts, gratuitous crowd shots, and exploding smudge pots.MORE about <em>Stop Making Sense</em>

Workshop: Family Day at the Garden — Bug Day!

Sunday, June 16 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
A family-friendly interactive event that explores the world of insects. MORE about Family Day at the Garden — Bug Day!

Reading: Bloomsday Celebration — A Reading of James Joyce's Ulysses

Sunday, June 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tamalpais Room David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
To celebrate Bloomsday, the day on which Ulysses is set, Professors from UC Berkeley’s English Department will read passages from James Joyce's famous novel. MORE about Bloomsday Celebration — A Reading of James Joyce's Ulysses

Conference: Spanish-English Biliteracy Transfer (SEBT)

June 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West
Join CRLP at UC Berkeley this summer for a two-day institute designed to effectively promote Spanish-to-English Biliteracy Transfer (SEBT) primarily for dual immersion teachers and schools.MORE about Spanish-English Biliteracy Transfer (SEBT)

Exhibit: Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Film Screening and Discussion: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Wednesday, June 19 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Celebrate Juneteenth with a screening and discussion featuring artist Mildred Howard, whose work is on view in About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging.MORE about Welcome to the Neighborhood

Special Event: Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Thursday, June 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Celebrate the first days of summer with this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoodsMORE about Summer Solstice Sound Bath

Performance: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Friday, June 21 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Brahms, "A German Requiem" — Free event, open to the public.MORE about Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra