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Thursday, July 18, 2019

FOSS Variables and Designs Institute (Middle School)

Workshop | July 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 FOSS Program Staff, Full Option Science System (FOSS)

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join the FOSS development team at the Lawrence Hallof Science introducing the brand new FOSS Variables and Design Next Generation 4-week course for grades 5–8 science or engineering classes.

$175 For each participant in the team. Registration is limited to 40 participants.

  Registration opens March 20. Register online or or by emailing Jasmine Lopez at lopezj@berkeley.edu by May 20.

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

Golden Bear Advising: Intro to Study Abroad for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Information Session | July 18 | 2-3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Online

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Plan early and strategically in order to make the most of your time at Cal!

Learn how you can study abroad at Berkeley while gaining credit toward your degree. This online information session will cover the types of programs available, financial aid, and steps to apply.

Register here: https://my.demio.com/ref/024bZi7CnrMyo5Gf

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Martha Scanlan + Dead Horses

Performing Arts - Music | July 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Martha Scanlan; Dead Horses

 Botanical Garden

While currents of deep Appalachian mountain valleys and vast Montana landscapes wind through Martha Scanlan’s songs, it’s really the accessibility and intimacy that defines them. Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, Dead Horses writes music that is both familiar and unexpected.

General $28 / UCBG Members $26 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT.

Job Forum Night at UC Berkeley Extension: Small Group Career Coaching

Panel Discussion | July 18 | 6-9 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 San Francisco Job Forum

 UC Berkeley Extension

Looking for input on your résumé and cover letter? Are you thinking about a job search but aren't sure how to get started? Wondering how to leverage your Extension coursework to advance or make a career change?

Come to Job Forum Night at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Campus. Meet Extension students and other mid-career professionals looking for career strategy input. Join small group...   More >

 Free. Register online

Thinking About Cultural Appropriation Today: Magic Mushrooms and Maria Sabina

Lecture | July 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in time and location

 Patricia Kubala, PhD Candidate in Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This talk reflects on the legacy of this fraught history and describes current debates about the appropriate uses of magic mushrooms as clinical trials progress that will likely lead to the medical legalization of psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms) over the next five years...   More >

  RSVP online

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Brilliant mentalist Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance "At the Illusionist's Table," presented by Cal Performances.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library, Ethnic Studies, Department of, Ethnic Studies Library, TWLF 50th Planning Committee, Media Resources Center

In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades. The strike was organized by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African American, Asian American, Chicanx, and Native American student organizations. Inspired by liberation movements at home and abroad and the 1968 San Francisco State College TWLF...   More >

 This location is wheelchair accessible.

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 >

About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging

Exhibit - Painting | May 17 – July 21, 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

Featuring creations by black artists in the collections of BAMPFA and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, this exhibition highlights works by Peter Bradley, Erica Deeman, Charles Gaines, Mildred Howard, Kamau Amu Patton, Raymond Saunders, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Fred Wilson, among others. Recognizing that museums have not been exempt from anti-black practices that exclude,...   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 >