<< August 2019 >>

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

Argumentative Writing for College, Career and Community

Workshop | July 29 – August 1, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, To Be Determined

 Ari Dolid, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Argument is everywhere! Whether speaking and writing on-demand in school and on the job, or composing a text for publication in magazines or blogs, the ability to construct evidence based, nuanced claims and acknowledge the strengths and limits of multiple perspectives is crucial. The National Writing Project's College, Career and Community Writing Project Program (C3WP) provides an entry point...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JH

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Screening and Discussion: Advocate

Film - Documentary | August 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Smadar Ben Natan; Rachel Leah Jones; Philippe Bellaïche

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz

Performing Arts - Music | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Kelley Stoltz; Magic in the Other

 Botanical Garden

Summer concert with Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz

General $22 / UCBG Members $20 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT.

Mindful Living 6-Session Series

Workshop | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Neesha Patel, Ph.D., UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Dates: Thursday 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Fee-based series. Cost: $215

The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction and promote health and well-being. This six-session introductory, experiential and interactive course will provide participants with...   More >

Gang of Four: (La bande des quatre)

Film - Feature | August 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Four women, a shadowy conspiracy, and a whole lot of acting exercises: we’re firmly in Rivette territory in one of the director’s most spellbinding explorations of the sometimes terrifyingly thin line between everyday life and the strangeness beneath it. A quartet of aspiring actresses live together while studying with a demanding coach (Bulle Ogier). As they rehearse Pierre Marivaux’s La double...   More >

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Brilliant mentalist Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance "At the Illusionist's Table," presented by Cal Performances.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Josh Dillon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The August 2019 installment of our Astro Night series will be on August 1. UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Josh Dillon will talk about using radio telescopes to make 3D maps of hydrogen in the early universe.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

News from the Ice Age: Mobility, Connectivity and Home or How Our Ice Age Ancestors Might Tell Us Something about Adapting to Climate Challenges

Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Hillside Club

 2286 Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Meg Conkey, Professor emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

I will relate some of this research that has focused on what we call a landscape archaeology, and on trying to understand the lives and life-spaces of our ancestors in a wider social context.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register 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

Big C Hike

Social Event | August 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Want to learn what Stanford did to the Big C in 1961? Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisors on this exhilarating hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. It might be a little dirty. The hike and back takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps....   More >

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 19 – August 2, 2019 every Friday | 5-7 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Lord Huron: with guests: Shakey Graves and Julia Jacklin

Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Unburdened by contractual obligations and working at their studio and informal clubhouse Whispering Pines in Los Angeles, Lord Huron found the freedom and comfort to pursue their vision without compromise. The result is Vide Noir: a sonically bold, bravely-executed saga that pushes the band’s sound in ambitious new directions.

  Buy tickets online

The Traveler: (Mossafer)

Film - Feature | August 2 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A preteen delinquent, charmingly unencumbered by either reality or morality, sets off on a miniature Odyssey to see a soccer match in Kiarostami’s first full-length feature, which recalls Truffaut’s The 400 Blows in youthful tenderness and toughness. Ten years old and dreaming, the soccer fanatic Qassem is determined to travel to Tehran to see his favorite team, and certainly won’t let a few tiny...   More >

UC Berkeley Summer Chorus Concert

Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 8-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Berkeley Summer Chorus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Music

Join us for a free concert celebrating the diversity of American music, ranging from Copland to Ellington to Sondheim. The UC Berkeley Summer Chorus is comprised of students from the university and members of the Berkeley and Bay Area community.

Singing Berkeley Bear

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 19 – August 2, 2019 every Friday | 8:30-10:30 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Weekend

Film - Feature | August 2 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Godard brilliantly and satirically depicts the horrors of bourgeois ideology in this, his most Buñuelian film; L’age d’or meets Road Warrior in the spectacle of Parisians fighting for their weekend leisure. Weekend is an explosion of images and ideas screeching toward a car wreck of a plot, along the way shattering all illusions of fiction or comfortable “art.” Here we see une femme...   More >

Miriki Performing Arts presents 'Bayal Kaymanen' (Dancing Smoke)

Performing Arts - Dance | August 2 | 8:30 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, The Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C.

Miriki Performing Arts presents Bayal Kaymanen (Dancing Smoke), a full-length dance performance exploring the relationship of fire between Yidinji Nation (Cairns, Australia) and Northern Pomo Dancers (Northern California).

 Free and open to the public. Please bring your own chairs and mats for outdoor seating.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

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 >

Refugees of the British Empire Live Storytelling: The 1947 Partition Archive

Panel Discussion | August 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Hear about the largest mass refugee crisis in our world's documented history directly from bay area residents who experienced the Partition and once were 'refugees of the British Empire.' Snacks & Drinks served.

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | August 3 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   More >

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

Exhibition: Refugees of the British Empire: The 1947 Partition Archive

Special Event | August 3 | 2-4 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Our new South Berkeley office is transforming into a ten-day pop-up exhibit. Learn about the little known history of the world's largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded as the British Empire came to an end.

Slightly Stoopid: with guests: Tribal Seeds, Matisyahu, HIRIE

Performing Arts - Music | August 3 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble.

  Buy tickets online

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 20 – August 3, 2019 every Saturday | 5-7 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Clash by Night

Film - Feature | August 3 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This is a noir vision of a Sirkian Barbara Stanwyck role: the worldly-wise woman trying to make a go of domesticity. Defeated by the city, she returns to her small fishing town and attempts to suppress her sophistication by marrying a goodhearted fisherman, Paul Douglas. But she is drawn into the adulterous net of Robert Ryan, like her, an anguished misfit. The film, adapted from a play by...   More >

Wattstax

Film - Feature | August 3 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Grittier and funkier than Motown and with stronger gospel and fewer pop elements, the Stax sound became immensely popular in the second half of the 1960s. The label’s director, Al Bell, a black entrepreneur strongly committed to both civil rights and economic advancement, planned a concert to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 insurrection in Watts, a deindustrialized and...   More >

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 20 – August 3, 2019 every Saturday | 8:30-10:30 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

Family Workshop: Maya Drinking Cups

Workshop | August 4 | 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! Decorate cups and learn about the significance of elaborate decoration of drinking vessels through history. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

  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

Visual Poem Workshop

Workshop | August 4 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What is poetry’s relationship with the visual world? In this workshop, we explore the intersections of language, image, and identity in creating a visual translation of a poem recited by a special guest poet. Each participant will create a collage guided by a stanza of the poem; these collages will be assembled into a larger mosaic, weaving together the visual narratives that emerge.

Partition and Generational Impacts of PTSD: The 1947 Partition Archive

Lecture | August 4 | 2-4 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Shaili Jain MD

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Dr. Shaili Jain, M.D. (Stanford University) on 'The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the frontlines of PTSD Science

Black Engineering and Science (BESAC): Summer Welcome Party

Social Event | August 4 | 3-6 p.m. |  Live Oak Park

 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Cal Alumni Association, Black Engineering and Science Alumni Club

The Black Engineering and Science Alumni Club and the Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students of UC Berkeley in coordination with the Cal Alumni Association are hosting a Summer Welcome Party for Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students

  RSVP online

Today: (Aujourd’hui),(Tey)

Film - Feature | August 4 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

American musician/slam poet Saul Williams stars in this dreamlike fable of one man’s last day on earth, as prescribed by fate. Awaking alone, Satché (Williams) leaves his room to discover most of his family, friends, and neighborhood elders gathered outside, all echoing a strange message: You have been chosen to die, and today is your last day on earth. Stunned and uncertain, he spends his time...   More >

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

The Wind Will Carry Us: (Bad mara khahad bourd),(Le vent nous emportera)

Film - Feature | August 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kiarostami’s film of plainspoken poetry is blatantly allegorical in its messages yet mysterious and marvelous in its rhythms. A man identified as an engineer arrives in Siah Dareh, a Kurdish village growing out of the side of a hill. “If anyone asks, say we’re looking for treasure,” he advises his unseen crew; in fact they are here to record a mourning ritual, for a death expected any day. But in...   More >

Monday, August 5, 2019

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Contemplating Silence: Photography Workshop

Workshop | August 5 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80, $75

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Warrior Women: Documentaries at Doe

Film - Documentary | August 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

Warrior Women is the award-winning film that tells the story of the women in the American Indian Movement (AIM) of the 1970s and their fight for Native liberation. The film runs approximately 64 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion.

Warrior Women film still

500 Startups Venture Partner and Tides.Network (Portal) CEO Blockchain Panel

Panel Discussion | August 6 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Rob Neivert, Venture Partner, 500 Startups; Chandra Duggirala MD, CEO, Tides Network (Portal)

 UC Berkeley Extension

A great panel to announce in August: 500 Startups Venture Partner & Tides.Network (Portal) CEO Blockchain Panel. Join us on August 6 at UC Berkeley Extension – San Francisco Center at 6:30pm.

Agenda:
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration and Networking
7:00pm - 7:10pm: Opening Remarks
7:10pm - 8:00pm: Blockchain Fireside Chat and Panel
Rob Neivert - Venture Partner, 500 Startups; Advisor,...   More >

  Register online

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Discovery Station: Young Docents

Special Event | August 7 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some of the fascinating plants and animals in the UC Botanical Garden collection through the lens of our young budding botanists.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

The Inheritance: (Karami-ai)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For his follow-up to The Human Condition, Kobayashi turned to an intimate, character-driven story. As superficially different as the family-scandal melodrama The Inheritance may be from that nine-and-a-half-hour epic, it shares its moral sensibility. Shot mostly in interiors, the film charts the quiet chaos that erupts after a dying businessman (So Yamamura) announces that the lion’s share of...   More >

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

BPM 102 People Management in a Union Environment

Workshop | August 8 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content addresses how to manage represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts.

  Register 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

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Sammy Miller and the Congregation + John Bros Piano Co.

Performing Arts - Music | August 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Sammy Miller & the Congregation; John Bros Piano Co.

 Botanical Garden

Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. The John Brothers Piano Company have built a devoted fan base one show at a time, blending timeless classics and original compositions with nearly irrepressible energy

General $32 / UCBG Members $30 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT. Buy tickets online

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | August 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   More >

Monterey Pop: Free Outdoor Screening!

Film - Feature | August 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“The first great pop festival, the first great festival film” (Greil Marcus). With legendary performances by Otis Redding, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, Scott McKenzie, Hugh Masekela, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, the Animals, Ravi Shankar, and Janis Joplin, Monterey Pop celebrates the inclusive power of popular music and epitomizes the optimism of the Summer of Love.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | August 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | August 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | August 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

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

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Film - Feature | August 9 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The time is ripe for Lang’s last, low-budget noir, on the subject of capital punishment and a D.A. “trying to reach the governor’s chair on the bodies of executed men.” A crusading newspaper publisher hatches a plot to prove that, on purely circumstantial evidence, an innocent man might be executed. Ace reporter Dana Andrews willingly lets himself be set up as the prime suspect in the murder of a...   More >

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Performing Arts - Music | August 9 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of intimate venues – where he played deep cuts for his hardcore fans – with his biggest show ever.

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Summer Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | August 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Grieg - Selections from Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 and 2
Jennifer Huang and Grady Lai, conductors
FREE ADMISSION

Tokyo Sonata

Film - Feature | August 9 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Downsized from his company, Ryuhei Sasaki still leaves home each day pretending to go to work. Ryuhei’s wife attempts to keep the family from unraveling, but a series of events accelerates their transit to an inevitable, destructive destination. Though the darkly comic and deeply unsettling tone recalls Kurosawa’s previous works, the sharply observed crevices in the seemingly ordinary family are...   More >