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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cal at Hamilton

Performing Arts - Theater | October 26 | 1-4 p.m. |  Orpheum Theater

  , San Francisco, CA 94102

 Cal Alumni Association

Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/HAM4CAL.
Click on "HAM4BERKELEY" when purchasing tickets.

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

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Short Films

Film - Feature | October 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anyone curious about what episodes of Sesame Street would look like if they were directed by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of children’s shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian children’s cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of...   More >

Power and Progress on the Prairie

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tom Biolsi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Center for Ethnographic Research

This talk will be based on Prof. Biolsi’s recently published book, Power and Progress on the Prairie, which traces the history of “modernization,” “improvement,” or “progress” on Rosebud Reservation. The central question of the book is how ideas about making things “better” were invented and applied to the people—both Indian and white—and the land.

Griz: with guest: CloZee

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Just two months after the release of Ride Waves, his most creative and collaborative studio album to date, GRiZ returns with three new tracks via his Bangers[1].Zip EP – “Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)”, “No Bad Trips”, and “Ice Cream”, all reminiscent of his heady bass sound with shades of reggae and dubstep.

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Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director
This concert uses award-winning Canadian composer Katerina Gimon’s choral work Element, a four-movement song cycle by the titles of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as its framework.
The program features choral compositions from different times and places that reflect each element in their original forms and philosophical meanings, including compositions by James Macmillan,...   More >

$16 GA, $12 Seniors, Staff, $5 students

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Momix: Viva MOMIX!

Performing Arts - Dance | October 26 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The acrobatic troupe MOMIX, established more than three decades ago by Pilobolus founding member Moses Pendleton, returns after a long Berkeley hiatus. Viva MOMIX! features a collection of acts from the company’s most visually spectacular shows, including Botanica (about the seasons), Lunar Sea (the moon), and Opus Cactus (the landscape of the American Southwest).

$30–$76 (prices subject to change)

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

MOMIX performs Viva MOMIX! Saturday–Sunday, October 26–27, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: John Kane)

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >