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Saturday, December 14, 2019

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

Cal at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two)

Performing Arts - Theater | December 14 | 2-10 p.m. |  Curran Theatre

  , San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD arrives at the Curran in Fall 2019. With record-breaking productions currently running in London, New York, and Melbourne, the San Francisco production will mark the fourth engagement of the smash hit play, as well as its West Coast premiere in North America. HARRY POTTER AND THE...   More >

Eighth Blackbird

Performing Arts - Music | December 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Program:
Nina Shekhar/ice ‘n’ SPICE (Bay Area Premiere)
Viet Cuong/Electric Aroma (Bay Area Premiere)
Fjóla Evans/Eroding (Bay Area Premiere)
Holly Harrison/Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (Bay Area Premiere)
Andy Akiho/Karakurenai
Jonathan Bailey Holland/The Clarity of Cold Air
Pamela Z/Ways of Looking (Bay Area Premiere)

$26-42 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Eighth Blackbird performs Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Playhouse. (credit: Courtesy of Eighth Blackbird)

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$35 General Admission, $25 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

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 >