<< November 2017 >>

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Men's Water Polo vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | November 4 |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Water Polo hosts USC in conference action at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Birding Event with Clayton Anderson

Special Event | November 4 | 8-11 a.m. |  Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park

 Clayton Anderson, Golden Gate Audubon

 Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter

The Berkeley Chapter for the Society for Conservation Biology is offering a special birding event with naturalist Clayton Anderson. Clayton is a lifelong naturalist and master birder. He is also the education program coordinator for Golden Gate Audubon. Clayton will lead participants on a tour through the wetlands of Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park.

 Open to all UCB students and post-docs.

  RSVP by emailing Chelsea at candreozzi@berkeley.edu by November 2.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

BioEHS: Bioengineering Day

Special Event | November 4 | 1-4 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Bioengineering Honor Society

BioE Day is a 3-hour event hosted by Bioengineering Honor Society for high school scholars. Our goal is to present various interesting areas of bioengineering to help students answer the question "What is Bioengineering?" There will be several fun bioengineering-related hands-on activities and demos. Please RSVP at bit.ly/BioeDay ASAP as spaces are limited!

 Limited to high school students

  RSVP online or or by emailing Victoria Lee at outreach@bioehs.berkeley.edu by October 30.

Lecture by Patricia Berger: A Crisis of Faith: Chen Hongshou’s Buddhist Paintings

Lecture | November 4 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Art historian Patricia Berger explores Chen Hongshou’s enigmatic Buddhist paintings, which offer a glimpse into a cataclysmic moment in Chinese history. Followed by a discussion with Robert Sharf.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Football vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | November 4 | 2 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Football hosts Oregon State in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Documentary | November 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Back by popular demand! This new documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.

7th Annual Immigrant Art Gala: Resistance Through Radical Remembrance

Performing Arts - Other | November 4 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Academic Senate

Join us as we celebrate through art and performance the immigrant community and those that have sacrificed their lives in the name of activism and social justice.

This is a free event and food will be provided!

We welcome all who want to learn about the diversity, beauty, and incredible resilience of the immigrant community in the current political climate.

The End of Time

Film - Documentary | November 4 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jed Mettler’s meditation on time and perception is “immersive and hypnotic . . . a ravishingly beautiful experience (Hollywood Reporter).

Mariinsky Orchestra: Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano

Performing Arts - Music | November 4 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

"Few orchestras can match the Mariinsky’s authority, blend, and fullness of sound when it is playing the music of its countrymen. Directed by Valery Gergiev, ""a born Prokofiev interpreter"" (The Guardian, London), the Mariinsky plays complex works by two 20th-century giants who lived in the shadow of Stalin's regime: the Soviet government disapproved of both Prokofiev's emotionally expansive...   More >

$40 - 125

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Mariinsky Orchestra Saturday–Sunday, November 4–5, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Bartók Dance Suite
Kajia SAARIAHO Du Cristal
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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 musical...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Cal Rotaract's End Polio Now 5K

Special Event | November 5 | UC Berkeley Campus, Starting Location: Campanile Esplanade

 Cal Rotaract (UC Berkeley RSO)

On Sunday, November 5th, Cal Rotaract will be hosting its annual End Polio Now 5K Walk/Run!

All the proceeds from this event will be pooled with Cal Rotaract's End Polio Now GoFundMe campaign donations, which will then be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and then donated to Rotary International's Polio Plus Foundation. The money we raise from this campaign will go directly...   More >

New Member Welcome Wagon

Meeting | November 5 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Eric Siegel, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Botanical Garden

We’re rolling out the Welcome Wagon to greet all our newest members and everyone that has joined the Garden over the past year. Come learn about the UC Botanical Garden's history, collection and more! It's the best way to become acquainted with the Garden while meeting fellow new members!

Free for Current Members

  Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling 510-664-4509 by November 3.

BJCL Bluebooking Workshop

Workshop | November 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Rebecca Friedman

 Law, Boalt School of

An open meeting where members complete their bluebooking assignments and can ask questions of 2Ls and 3Ls.

UC Gill Tract Community Farm Open Hours

Tour/Open House | November 5 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday | 12-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract

  San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is open to the public every Sunday-Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Please enter through the gate on Jackson St or the gate at San Pablo and Marin, during open hours.

Volleyball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 5 | 1 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Oregon State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 5 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Men's Soccer vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | November 5 | 1 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts UCLA in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Battleship Potemkin

Film - Feature | November 5 | 2-3:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sergei Eisenstein’s classic on revolution and rebellion, told almost entirely through riveting images, can be appreciated for “not only the perfection of its form, but the humanitarianism and enthusiasm that impregnated its revolutionary subject” (Georges Sadoul).

Searching for Dark Matter Particles in a Gold Mine

Presentation | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Berkeley Public Library, Central Library, 3rd Floor Community Room

 2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dan Mckinsey, Department of Physics

 Science@Cal

The Berkeley Public Library in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival and the global celebration of Dark Matter Day presents Dan McKinsey, UC Physicist and the Georgia Lee Distinguished Professor of Physics. Professor McKinsey will present a lively talk with slides on the 'search for the unseen', an amazing experiment taking place miles underground and addressing the elusive phenomenon of...   More >

LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter experiment

Mariinsky Orchestra: Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Valery Gergiev, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

"Few orchestras can match the Mariinsky’s authority, blend, and fullness of sound when it is playing the music of its countrymen. Directed by Valery Gergiev, ""a born Prokofiev interpreter"" (The Guardian, London), the Mariinsky plays complex works by two 20th-century giants who lived in the shadow of Stalin's regime: the Soviet government disapproved of both Prokofiev's emotionally expansive...   More >

$40 - 125

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Black Cedar

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Kris Palmer, flute
Steve Lin, guitar
Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

Film - Documentary | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot primarily from a helicopter, Petropolis offers an unparalleled view of the scope—and environmental impact—of the mining of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest industrial, capital, and energy project. With Jed Mettler’s Balifilm.

Irma Vep

Film - Feature | November 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung plays “herself” as an actress suffering through ego battles and other disasters on a French indie film shoot. With short Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung.

Anthony de Mare, piano: Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 7-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Anthony de Mare, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The songs of Stephen Sondheim receive bold new interpretations as intimate instrumentals in Anthony de Mare’s acclaimed Liaisons project. The pianist and new music champion has commissioned three dozen composers to each re-imagine a favorite Sondheim song as a solo piano work, and the result is a set of compositions that use the original themes as springboards for invention, and showcase de...   More >

$42

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Anthony de Mare performs on November 5 in Hertz Hall

Live Simulcast: Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations

Performing Arts - Music | November 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come on out for a live simulcast of the final performance of Berkeley Rep’s hit musical, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations! If you missed the sold-out run (the show is the highest-grossing in the theater's 50-year history) or simply want to experience it again, bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and perhaps a rain poncho and join us on Addison Street to watch the show live on...   More >