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Saturday, February 22, 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.

Men's Track & Field vs. All-Comers Meet

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | February 22 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts All-Comers Meet at Edwards Stadium.

Google Natural Language Processing Workshop

Workshop | February 22 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 242 Hearst Gymnasium

 Leandro Camacho, Google

 Developer's Student Club

Interested in NLP, or just building your own version of voice assistant like Tony Stark’s Jarvis?

If so, we are pleased to announce that the Developer’s Student Club would be hosting a workshop this weekend on Natural Language Processing.

In this session, Leandro Camacho, an expert from Google Developer’s Group, will provide some background on Natural Language Processing, how it works, how...   More >

$0

  Tickets go on sale February 17. Buy tickets online

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training

Information Session | February 22 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Perry Hall, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Do you love plants and nature? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Become a Roving Ambassador!

  Register online

Marx and Philosophy (Day Two)

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 The Program in Critical Theory, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Social Science Matrix, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of English, Department of French, Department of German, Berkeley Network for a New Political Economy

This is a multi-day conference (February 21-22, 10 am-4:30 pm)

Speakers include: Banu Bargu, Eleanor Kaufman, A. Kiarina Kordela, Warren Montag, Vittorio Morfino, Ted Stolze, and Massimiliano Tomba.

This two-day conference seeks to generate and examine the conceptual problems, questions and returns of the relationships (and non-relationships) of Marx and philosophy. What philosophical debts...   More >

Rugby vs. British Columbia

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | February 22 | 1 p.m. |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts British Columbia at Witter Rugby Field.

Women's Gymnastics vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | February 22 | 1 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Gymnastics hosts Oregon State at Haas Pavilion.

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pioneer of contemporary circus arts, Cirque Éloize delivers uproarious comedy through a mix of acrobatics, aerial routines, and live music. In their newest show, Hotel, set in an elegant Art Deco lobby, a cast of captivating characters—from a juggling janitor to a hapless tightrope-walking bellhop to a starlet flying through the air on a trapeze swing—takes viewers through the unexpected...   More >

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

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

Cirque Éloize performs Hotel Saturday–Sunday, February 22–23, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Pierre Manning)

Tagore in our Times: Celebrating the Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy

Lecture | February 22 | 3-6:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago

 Kamalini Mukherji, Rabindra Sangeet Artist; Nandita Yasmin, Rabindra Sangeet Artist

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative

The launch of the Tagore Program on Literature, Philosophy and Culture at UC Berkeley

Jacquot

Film - Feature | February 22 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by the stories and memories of her husband, Jacques Demy, Varda created an affecting and enlightening portrait of the artist as a young boy, exploring the inspiration for Demy’s films in the everyday world of his Nantes upbringing. Filming in the places of Jacquot’s youth—his father’s garage and the family kitchen where life indeed was all singing, if not all dancing; the rural home...   More >

Baseball vs. St. John's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | February 22 | 3 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts St. John's at Evans Diamond.

Black Life: Stephanie Hewett

Performing Arts - Other | February 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Choreographer and movement artist Stephanie Hewett presents (E)cho Queue, a performance that aims to reclaim the inextricable connection between techno music and black life. In response to Jenn Nkiru’s documentary Black to Techno, Hewett reinforces the inherently Black American nature of this invention by examining its true origins and locating its syncopated, complicated, and paradoxical rhythms...   More >

Open City

Film - Feature | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A wartime bread-riot at a Roman bakery: Pina (Anna Magnani) stoops to pick up a loaf. “You?” a man asks. “Should I starve?” she asks. Then she gives him the bread; he shouldn’t starve either. The raw courage, and raw terror, of individuals caught up in the implicit violence of everyday life under fascism is made explicit in Open City, one of several films Fellini cowrote with director Roberto...   More >

Our Monologues 2020 Benefit Performances: Phases of Healing: Many Moons

Special Event | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center, V-Day at Berkeley (Our Monologues)

Welcome to the 2020 benefit production of Our Monologues — Phases of Healing: Many Moons. Doors open at 6pm.

$12-16 sliding scale - OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza, $12 + online fee online

 Tickets: OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza M-F ~10-2pm. Tickets: Cal Performances Ticket Office (northeast corner of Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley) T-F 12-5:30pm, SaSu 1-5pm. Tickets at Wheeler 6-7:30pm. Tickets go on sale February 7. Buy tickets online

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pioneer of contemporary circus arts, Cirque Éloize delivers uproarious comedy through a mix of acrobatics, aerial routines, and live music. In their newest show, Hotel, set in an elegant Art Deco lobby, a cast of captivating characters—from a juggling janitor to a hapless tightrope-walking bellhop to a starlet flying through the air on a trapeze swing—takes viewers through the unexpected...   More >

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

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

TDPS presents Berkeley Dance Project 2020

Performing Arts - Dance | February 20 – 29, 2020 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Lisa Wymore

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Dancer: Aldair Rivera

Eraserhead

Film - Feature | February 22 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four decades later, Lynch’s debut feature, a self-described “dream of dark and troubling things,” remains a work of queasy genius. Eraserhead is the story of Henry, cursed with an innocence bordering on retardation, and a lonely life in a box-like apartment. Henry, however, does have a girlfriend, and she is in a family way. Their life together is filled with substance—every rubbery, nauseating...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Debussy - Jeux
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

  Buy tickets online

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

 Library

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 >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   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 >