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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Imagining Post 3.11 Futures and Living with Anthropogenic Change

Conference/Symposium | February 14 – 15, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The workshop brings together artists, activists and scholars for a series of conversations on the 3.11 disasters and the effects of anthropogenic change in Japan. The conversations will explore how people in Fukushima are living with the consequences of the 3.11 disasters and how different communities with varying livelihoods and vulnerabilities have responded to and invented tactics to survive...   More >

Spiny Succulents with author Jeff Moore

Lecture | February 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join author Jeff Moore on a visual journey through his newest book Spiny Succulents, as he shares examples of cultivated cacti, euphorbias, pachypodiums, alluaudias, and some other related mostly spiny xerophytic plants (such as terrestrial bromeliads). Most of the images are of examples of these plants in California landscape/botanical garden situations. Jeff will discuss these plants from a...   More >

$20 Adult / $10 Adult Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Science Lecture - Moon Landing Night

Lecture | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, NASA


Imagine being at Mission Control on the night of the Moon Landing? Or being a guest on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show introducing the Space Shuttle to the American people? Imagine NASA asking you to spy on it’s leading Shuttle contractor only later to be spied upon by the KGB? Imagine being personal and professional friends with astronauts only to see them perish before your eyes in spacecraft...   More >

Apollo 11 Mission Control - Image: NASA

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | February 15 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

See it large: this dance musical by Varda’s husband, Jacques Demy, is as antithetical to the small screen as West Side Story, whose choreography it emulates and whose star George Chakiris improbably appears here—along with Gene Kelly, Mr. American in Paris himself. In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling...   More >

The Young Girls Turn 25

Film - Feature | February 15 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Varda’s splendid documentary revisits the town of Rochefort on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the shooting of Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort, and finds evidence of the film’s lasting effects on the townspeople. In a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of the production (including Michel Legrand’s original score, the choreography, the art direction, and the complex...   More >

8 1/2

Film - Feature | February 15 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening on February 15, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8...   More >

Rova Saxophone Quartet + Myra Melford/ Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective

Performing Arts - Music | February 15 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

An Evening of Creative Jazz Improvisation with the ROVA Saxophone Quartet + Myra Melford performing original compositions by the players, and an opening set by the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, playing original compositions and arrangements of repertoire by Linda Oh, David Virelles, Myra Melford, Ed Blackwell, and others.
The ROVA Saxophone Quartet is Steve Adams, Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin and Bruce...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 students

  Buy tickets online

CNMAT Users Group (CUG) presents: Gleb Kanasevich

Performing Arts - Music | February 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

Gleb Kanasevich has garnered international acclaim as a clarinet soloist, composer, chamber music collaborator, and contemporary music specialist.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Mulholland Drive

Film - Feature | February 15 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The perfect postmodern LA story, Lynch’s poison-pen love letter to Hollywood might, or might not, involve an ingenue recently arrived in the City of Angels (Naomi Watts), an amnesiac brunette with a questionable past (Laura Harring), and a filmmaker (Justin Theroux). Befitting its dream-factory setting, though, this Chandler-by-way-of-Borges noir changes its story seemingly with every reel...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

The Book of Life: A Photographic Bibliography

Exhibit - Photography | February 8 – 22, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an exhibit of photographs by 2019 Artist-in-Resident and UCBG Docent Becky Jaffe.

A photographer, naturalist, and educator living in Oakland, California, Becky Jaffe is active in the Bay Area photography community, teaching Art of Seeing courses for advanced fine art photographers, curating group exhibits in galleries and greenhouses, and judging competitions at the Berkeley Camera...   More >

 Free with Garden Admission

'Potential Energy' Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars Photograph by Becky Jaffe

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism...   More >