Saturday, February 15, 2020
Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall
In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.
Conference/Symposium | February 14 – 15, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)
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 >
Lecture | February 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC 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
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 its 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 >
Film - Feature | February 15 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
See it large: this dance musical by Vardas 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 herealong 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 >
Film - Feature | February 15 | 3:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Vardas splendid documentary revisits the town of Rochefort on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the shooting of Jacques Demys The Young Girls of Rochefort, and finds evidence of the films lasting effects on the townspeople. In a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of the production (including Michel Legrands original score, the choreography, the art direction, and the complex... More >
Film - Feature | February 15 | 5 p.m. | 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 >
Performing Arts - Music | February 15 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
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
Performing Arts - Music | February 15 | 8-10 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)
Gleb Kanasevich has garnered international acclaim as a clarinet soloist, composer, chamber music collaborator, and contemporary music specialist.
$10 General, $5 Students and seniors
Film - Feature | February 15 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The perfect postmodern LA story, Lynchs 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
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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 >
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 >
Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
January 15May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (18391892) 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 >
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
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 timereviving old traditionsand forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism... More >