<< Saturday, April 13, 2019 >>

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Cal Day: with UC Berkeley Music

Special Event | April 13 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

9:30am - 3pm
Morrison 250
Instrument Petting Zoo

10am - 11am
Hertz Hall
University Baroque Ensemble
Christine Brandes, director

10am - 11am
Morrison 125
Piano Recital

12:15pm - 1:45pm
Hertz Hall
University Chamber Orchestra
Jennifer Huang, conductor

1:15 - 2pm
Breezeway, Morrison
Celli

1:30-2
Chamber Music
Morrison 125

2pm - 3pm
Morrison, Gamelan Room...   More >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Cal Day with the College of Natural Resources

Social Event | April 13 |  Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 College of Natural Resources

Welcome to UC Berkeley! Cal Day is an all-day event packed with programs, resources, events, and groups and organizations representing various aspects of our campus's rich culture and community. The College of Natural Resources will have activities focused around the many opportunities that prospective CNR students can look forward to upon being admitted into our college.

CalDay: Division of Data Sciences Events

Special Event | April 13 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Throughout campus.

 Data Sciences

The Division has an exciting lineup of events for CalDay, including panel discussions on the new major and data science research and discovery across campus. Stop by to meet data science students, faculty, researchers and staff!

Data Science Information Table
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Information Marketplace

Data Science Major Information Session
Time: 11 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 10...   More >

Cal Day

Special Event | April 13 | 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.

Cal Day Keynote: Storytelling, Design, and Social Change

Lecture | April 13 | 9:30-10:15 a.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Eric J. Cesal is a designer, writer, and noted post-disaster expert who has led on-the-ground reconstruction programs after the Haiti earthquake and Superstorm Sandy. This talk will explore using the art of storytelling and design for social change.

Simons Institute ZK Day 2019: Blockchains, Micropayments and Zero Knowledge

Workshop | April 13 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Please join Simons Institute for "ZK Day 2019" - a day of interactive sessions with leading scientists and entrepreneurs on emerging opportunities in cryptography on Saturday, April 13. This event is being sponsored by EY, QEDIT and Protocol Labs.

Since this event coincides with CalDay, pre-registration is necessary. Please contact amyambrose@berkeley.edu to register.

Free

  Register by calling 510-664-5000, or by emailing amyambrose@berkeley.edu

ZK Day 2019: Blockchains, Micropayments and Zero Knowledge

Workshop | April 13 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Data Sciences

Please join Simons Institute for "ZK Day 2019" - an interactive master workshop with leading scientists and entrepreneurs on emerging opportunities in cryptography on Saturday, April 13.

"Blockchains, Micropayments and Zero Knowledge" is a one-day workshop featuring interactive sessions with leading scientists and entrepreneurs on emerging opportunities in cryptography.

Cal Day 2019 at Jacobs Hall

Special Event | April 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jacobs Hall offers Berkeley students the tools and knowledge to design the future--from an interdisciplinary design curriculum to a maker space open to the entire campus community. Join us at our annual Cal Day open house to learn about student work on topics from biodesign to health and catch live demonstrations of our 3D printers, laser cutters, and more.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Cal Day at the Hall

Special Event | April 13 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us on for Cal Day, UC Berkeley’s annual open house! In addition to our normal exhibits, we'll have exciting activities, presentations, and more!

Free admission.

Join CITRIS Invention Lab on Cal Day!

Tour/Open House | April 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Invention Lab

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Join us for UC Berkeley's annul open house event. We have two activities planned for the day:

Activity 1: Outside of Yali's Cafe, we will have a large-scale, interactive marble run constructed completely out of cardboard and dowels that can be modified and tested to illustrate the principles of rapid prototyping, testing and the wide range usefulness of recycled materials.

Activity 2: At...   More >

How to Apply Design Thinking to Your Career and Your Life: Cal Day

Lecture | April 13 | 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School

 UC Berkeley Extension

Explore the concepts of design thinking and how to apply them to career and life goals in this interactive Cal Day workshop.

Design thinking is a methodology for solving complex problems that's used by designers in developing new products. It relies on research, communicating with others, experimenting, and rapidly iterating solutions.

Come test drive design thinking concepts and identify...   More >

 Free Cal Day event. Register online

Cal Cafe at Cal Day

Special Event | April 13 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Cal Day's newly-admitted students, families, and guests will enjoy complimentary light snacks and beverages at Alumni House from 11 am - 4 pm.

Cal Day with Berkeley English

Holiday | April 13 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Amanda Goldstein, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Spend a day back in the Berkeley English classroom!

This year, for UC Berkeley's annual open house - CalDay 2019 - we here at the English Department are taking the opportunity to invite you, our alumni, back into the intellectual community of the department. We’ve put together a full day of events designed to immerse you in the experience of what it’s like to study English at Cal today, and we...   More >

Cal Day at International House: Beats, Brunch, and Tours

Social Event | April 13 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us for Beats, Brunch, and Tours at I-House!
In celebration of Cal Day, get a glimpse of the International House experience.

Enjoy international fare at our premier Dining Commons, have global conversations as I-House residents share their unique talents with live performances.
Brunch Visitors/Community: $15 I-House Alumni: $13*
*Visit the I-House alumni table to receive an alumni...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Worth a Thousand Words

Workshop | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

View photographs in Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection and think about the stories they tell. Then use drawing and collage to illustrate a story from your own life, highlighting the elements—such as people, places, symbols, or colors—that tell the story best.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Worth a Thousand Words

Workshop | April 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

View photographs in Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection and think about the stories they tell. Then use drawing and collage to illustrate a story from your own life, highlighting the elements—such as people, places, symbols, or colors—that tell the story best.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio...   More >

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

Film - Documentary | April 13 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As journalism comes under attack with constant cries of “fake news,” this hugely entertaining documentary about the fierce and fearless writer and social commentator Molly Ivins reminds us how wit and well-channeled vitriol can speak truth to power. Born into a wealthy Texas family and possessed of a razor-sharp pen, Ivins refused to conform to restrictive Southern belle stereotypes and...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

CASA Coffee Chats

Special Event | April 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Passione Caffe

 91 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

Distinguished Cal alumni can sign up to mentor current Cal students during Coffee Chats with CASA! This year’s coffee chats will occur monthly on Saturdays at PiQ Bakery, which is located across from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

Each coffee chat will take place in a group setting, allowing 2-3 students to speak with 1 alumni for 1 hour.

Coffee will be provided. Dress code is casual.

¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe! La telaraña de Carlota / Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

Reading - Literary | April 13 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Some pig!” “Humble.” “Radiant.” These words, written in her web on top of Zuckerman’s stable, narrate Charlotte’s feelings for a little pig called Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born. Join us in reading this remarkable story of friendship, loyalty, life, and morality. This is a ¡Roundtable Reading Bilingüe!...   More >

The Grand Bizarre

Film - Feature | April 13 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A tantalizing textile overload, experimental animator Jodie Mack’s feature debut vibrates with color, sound, and place. Shot on 16mm and guided by a playful and pulsating soundtrack, The Grand Bizarre is a visual delight of texture and fabric. While playfully placing objects near and far in the frame and animating them among contrasting landscapes in different parts of the world, Mack examines...   More >

Lapü

Film - Feature | April 13 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Doris is a young Wayuú woman who dreams of a reunion with her deceased cousin. After seeking advice from her grandmother, she learns that this vision obligates her to exhume her cousin’s remains from her grave and lead a “second burial,” which will allow her to rest in peace. Mirroring the Wayuú’s traditional belief that the dead coexist with the living, filmmakers César Alejandro Jaimes and Juan...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Havana Cuba All-Stars

Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Paramount Theatre

 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 Havana Cuba All-Stars, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Returning this season after their warmly received Berkeley debut two years ago, the Havana Cuba All-Stars specializes in the evocative vintage sound of Cuban son, with layered percussion, guitars, trumpets, and strings playing the rhythms of rhumba, chachacha, habanera, and guaguanco. For this special “Asere” or “friendship” tour, the musicians are accompanied by a troupe of expert dancers from...   More >

$36-68 (prices subject to change)

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

The Havana Cuba All-Stars perform Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.

In My Room

Film - Feature | April 13 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What if the apocalypse happens not with a bang but with a whimper? And what if you were the only survivor but didn’t have an affinity for life in the first place? These are some of the questions explored with droll humor in the latest film by Ulrich Köhler (Sleeping Sickness). After falling asleep in his car, Armin awakens to find that everyone around him has vanished. What it means for him to be...   More >

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.

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 >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is “inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto...   More >

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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 Library

In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.

 Free with Garden Admission

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights

Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to...   More >

Looking: The Art of Frederick Hammersley

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >