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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

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A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Refugees of the British Empire Live Storytelling: The 1947 Partition Archive

Panel Discussion | August 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Hear about the largest mass refugee crisis in our world's documented history directly from bay area residents who experienced the Partition and once were 'refugees of the British Empire.' Snacks & Drinks served.

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | August 3 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   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

Exhibition: Refugees of the British Empire: The 1947 Partition Archive

Special Event | August 3 | 2-4 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Our new South Berkeley office is transforming into a ten-day pop-up exhibit. Learn about the little known history of the world's largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded as the British Empire came to an end.

Slightly Stoopid: with guests: Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu, HIRIE

Performing Arts - Music | August 3 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble.

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At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 20 – August 3, 2019 every Saturday | 5-7 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.

Clash by Night

Film - Feature | August 3 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This is a noir vision of a Sirkian Barbara Stanwyck role: the worldly-wise woman trying to make a go of domesticity. Defeated by the city, she returns to her small fishing town and attempts to suppress her sophistication by marrying a goodhearted fisherman, Paul Douglas. But she is drawn into the adulterous net of Robert Ryan, like her, an anguished misfit. The film, adapted from a play by...   More >

Wattstax

Film - Feature | August 3 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Grittier and funkier than Motown and with stronger gospel and fewer pop elements, the Stax sound became immensely popular in the second half of the 1960s. The label’s director, Al Bell, a black entrepreneur strongly committed to both civil rights and economic advancement, planned a concert to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 insurrection in Watts, a deindustrialized and...   More >

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 20 – August 3, 2019 every Saturday | 8:30-10:30 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

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!

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 >

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 >