<< May 2019 >>

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Spring Class Showcases

Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day |  Various Campus Locations (See Below)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 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 >

Mithra, Buddha, and Mani Walk into a Desert...: Indo-Iranian and Sino-Iranian Encounters in Central Asia

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

All panels held at 180 Doe Library (*except where indicated)

Friday May 3, 10am–12:00pm
Introductory Remarks
Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley

Changing Vocabulary of Manichaean Visual Syntax in Uyghur East Central Asia
Zsuzsanna Gulácsi, Northern Arizona University

Manichaean Official Documents in their Central Asian Context
Adam Benkato, UC Berkeley

Manichaean Evidence for Kushan...   More >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | May 4 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

National Math Festival

Special Event | May 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us on May 4th at the Hall as we become a Zometool Bubble Station, as part of the National Math Festival! Can you imagine using a bubble wand and dish soap to make a square bubble? How about a cubic, or spiral, or saddle-shaped, or wormhole, or even parabolic-shaped bubble? With the Zometool Bubble Stations, everyone from young kids to kids at heart will find delight in exploring how the...   More >

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | May 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  BART Station

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley. One of the premier literary events in the nation! Visit keynotes, interviews, and talks taking place on 10 indoor stages throughout Downtown Berkeley and on the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Outdoor Fair. May 4th + 5th

$10 Tickets needed for indoor lectures only.

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

What's Race Got to Do with It: Shifting drug coverage from crime to health

Panel Discussion | May 4 | 3-6 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, National Association of Black Journalists at UC Berkeley, Bay Area Black Journalists Association

A panel conversation around the ways news media covers drug addiction in and outside of the Black community, and how that coverage is evolving.

Pendarvis Harshaw (MJ ’14): KQED Arts columnist and 2018 USC Center for Health Reporting Fellow.

Rochelle Riley: Detroit Free Press columnist and author of “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery.”

Douglas Butler: Former...   More >

Tony Newcomb Memorial Performance

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in time

 Department of Music

A selection of organ pieces played by friends and colleagues in reremberance of late UC Berkeley Music Professor Emeritus Anthony Newcomb.

Reading: Fish Vargas, Susana Praver-Pérez, and Rico Pabón

Reading - Literary | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second in a series of readings celebrating The Acentos Review’s tenth anniversary. Bronx-born Nuyorican poet Fish Vargas has been a featured performer at Cornelia Street Cafe, the Universal Hip-Hop Parade, and the Kosmopolis Literature Festival in Barcelona. Susana Praver-Pérez is a poet and memoirist, cofounded the monthly salon La Tertulia Boricua, and was associate medical director at La...   More >

March of the Penguins

Film - Feature | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This French documentary, which we present in its English version narrated by Morgan Freeman, captures the habits of emperor penguins over the course of a year, following their migration, mating rituals, laying of eggs, and search for food. We have the chance to observe (and fall in love with) the flightless birds as they waddle and slide through the snow, and come to understand how penguins care...   More >

BAMPFA Exhibition Tour with Professor Atreyee Gupta

Tour/Open House | May 4 | 3-3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Atreyee Gupta, History of Art Undergraduate Association (H.Art)

 History of Art Undergraduate Association (H.Art)

De-stress before dead week starts by joining H.Art for a tour of BAMPFA exhibition “Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad Exhibition”!! Professor Atreyee Gupta from UC Berkeley History of Art Department will be giving a tour. Hope to see you all on Saturday, May 4th at 3pm in BAMPFA :)

More information about the exhibition can be found here:...   More >

Shoplifters

Film - Feature | May 4 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A family of shoplifters and cast-offs float along the margins of Japan in Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner, a tribute to those who create their own bonds to unite and survive in the face of poverty and indifference. Kore-eda here extends his consistently humane, heartfelt appraisal of what it means to be a family to include people who lead their loved ones to shoplift, sell themselves,...   More >

University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, Director

Faculty and Staff Sing Too - Gospel Music and the African American Staff and Faculty of UC Berkeley" - This musical collaboration between the Gospel Chorus and Black Staff and Faculty Organization of UC Berkeley will feature staff and popular faculty, who long to perform gospel music on stage and who secretly sing gospel songs to inspire their departmental work and...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Spring Class Showcases

Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day |  Various Campus Locations (See Below)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Berkeley Morris Dancers for May Day

Tour/Open House | May 5 | 10-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Be entertained with a lively performance of the Berkeley Morris Dancers in the Garden's Entrance oval.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | May 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  BART Station

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley. One of the premier literary events in the nation! Visit keynotes, interviews, and talks taking place on 10 indoor stages throughout Downtown Berkeley and on the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Outdoor Fair. May 4th + 5th

$10 Tickets needed for indoor lectures only.

Family Workshop: Kaleidoscope Making

Workshop | May 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join this month’s Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Make your own kaleidoscope and learn how changes in vision can affect your perception of reality. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.



Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events.

  RSVP online

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

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 | 2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director
Vocalists from the 150B studio
Nicholas Nackley, director
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

Michael Barenboim, violin

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

 Michael Barenboim, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program*:
Tartini/Sonata in G minor, Bg. G, Devil’s Trill
Salvatore Sciarrino/6 Caprices
Paganini/Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1, Nos. 1, 6, 17, 16, 9, 24
Berio/Sequenza VIII

* please note that this program has changed from what was originally announced

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

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

Violinist Michael Barenboim performs Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Works from the Eisner Competition 2019

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We are pleased to present this year’s prizewinners and honorable mentions in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations. A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at the screening. This annual event,...   More >

After Life

Film - Feature | May 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An original, humorous, and inspired meditation on life, memory, and happiness. Here, passage into the afterlife begins at a combination guidance school and movie set. As soon as a new group arrives, they are assigned counselors who help them choose one special memory to cherish for eternity. The memory, once picked, will be re-created by the staff, then captured on film for the dead to take into...   More >