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Open House: Touchdown! Athletic Artifacts at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Saturday, October 21 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Sports have existed in varied forms throughout history and around the world. Check out a special selection of sporting artifacts in celebration of the Homecoming football game. From Alaskan sealskin balls to miniature Iroquois lacrosse sticks, get a glimpse of some never before exhibited objects.MORE about Touchdown! Athletic Artifacts at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Theater: Metamorphoses

October 14 – 21, 2017 every Saturday | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Tales from Ovid come to magical life in a visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide in this theatric production of Metamorphoses. See more about the elaborate stage production here.MORE about <em>Metamorphoses</em>

Exhibit: Gordon Parks - The Making of an Argument

October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the editorial process behind photographer Gordon Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader," revealing unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.MORE about Gordon Parks - The Making of an Argument

Special event: Public Service Center 50th Anniversary

Sunday, October 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
UC Berkeley’s Public Service Center — formerly known as Cal Corps — is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Come honor Berkeley’s legacy of social change and inspiring generations of students to become engaged civic leaders. Opening remarks by Chancellor Carol T. Christ. Keynote by mother-son duo Angela Glover Blackwell J.D. ’77, CEO of PolicyLink, and Fred Blackwell M.C.P. ’96, CEO of The San Francisco Foundation.MORE about Public Service Center 50th Anniversary

Workshop: Family Day at the Garden - Japanese Arts and Crafts

Sunday, October 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Families will fold origami cranes, practice ink brush painting, hear and write haiku, and create a leaf journal. Docents will take small groups on a walk and talk exploring the Japanese Pool and Asian plant collection.MORE about Family Day at the Garden - Japanese Arts and Crafts

Workshop: Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Sunday, October 22 | 11:30 a.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Find calm amidst the chaos in this monthly series of mindfulness and meditation sessions at BAMPFA, led by Jill Satterfield.MORE about Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Panel Discussion: PEN America on Campus - And Campus for All

Monday, October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
A panel of thought leaders will discuss what is Free Speech on the Berkeley campus. PEN America is a free expression organization with a more than 90-year track record of fostering dialogue and understanding that transcends social, political and geographic boundaries. In November 2016, PEN published And Campus for All, a report that sought to underscore the need for reasoned discussion and nuanced interchange on the basis of mutual respect.MORE about PEN America on Campus - And Campus for All

Lecture: Garrison Keillor - Just Passing Through

Monday, October 23 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
"You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories"—a single line from one of Garrison Keillor's novels is a fitting introduction to the dry wit and folksy charisma of its author. The beloved radio personality and former host of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion (for more than 40 years!), Keillor holds court with his signature blend of self-deprecating humor and homespun wisdom, sharing anecdotes about life in the fictional Midwestern hamlet of Lake Wobegon.MORE about Garrison Keillor - Just Passing Through

Lecture: The Language of Friendship, Deborah Tannen

Tuesday, October 24 | 4:10 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
How does talking affect relationships? Deborah Tannen discusses her research interviewing eighty women ages 9 to 97 to explore the role of talking.MORE about The Language of Friendship, Deborah Tannen

Lecture: Free Speech on Campus, Erwin Chemerinsky

Tuesday, October 24 | 5-8 p.m. | 112 Auditorium Wurster Hall
When is speech protected on campus? And when can campuses restrict speech because it is hateful or it endangers public safety? Hear Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law Dean, discuss the timely topic of free speech.MORE about Free Speech on Campus, Erwin Chemerinsky

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Wednesday, October 25 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Listen to Berkeley music students performing chamber music, including piano quartets by Antonin Dvorak and Erich Korngold.MORE about Chamber Music

Lecture: Conversations on the Small Screen, Deborah Tannen

Wednesday, October 25 | 4:10 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
Does social media affect how we interact with each other? Deborah Tannen, professor and New York Times best-selling author, explores the ways social media is changing and challenging relationships.MORE about Conversations on the Small Screen, Deborah Tannen

Panel Discussion: Who Owns the Founding? Race, Gender and Immigration in Hamilton

Wednesday, October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
One aim of Hamilton is to tell the story of the Founding in a way that allows today's highly diverse, multi-racial and multi-ethnic American society to see themselves in the narrative. How does the play handle the tension between historical accuracy and crafting a narrative that allows today’s Americans to identify with the story of the Founding?MORE about Who Owns the Founding? Race, Gender and Immigration in <em>Hamilton</em>

Lecture: Making Conversation - The Global Lives Project

Thursday, October 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
On October 4, the Global Lives Project launched a campus-wide, site-specific video installation which will evolve over the 2017-18 school year. The exhibit will showcase 24 hours in the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries around the world.MORE about <em>Making Conversation - The Global Lives Project</em>

Reception: Hands On 10 - An Evening with Artists' Books

Friday, October 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium Wurster Hall
Artists’ books defy conventional “reading” and involve the viewer through sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Environmental Design Library will have 20 books related to architecture available to touch and experience.MORE about Hands On 10 - An Evening with Artists' Books

Performance: Dorrance Dance

Friday, October 27 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
MacArthur and Alpert Award fellow, choreographer and tap dancer Michelle Dorrance is celebrated for connecting tap's history to contemporary urban culture and infusing the artform with theatricality and humor. Dorrance and her company perform a new, extended version—co-commissioned by Cal Performances—of her acclaimed work, "Myelination", with original live music; the rarely seen, Bessie-Award winning "Three to One"; and a revival of the whimsical "Jungle Blues."MORE about Dorrance Dance

Performance: Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra

Saturday, October 28 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music.MORE about Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra

Lecture: Shi-yee Liu and Tamara Bentley on Chen Hongshou

Saturday, October 28 | 1 p.m. | Auditorium Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Scholars Shi-Yee Liu and Tamara Bentley, both contributors to the Chen Hongshou exhibition catalog, illuminate different periods in the artist's career.MORE about Shi-yee Liu and Tamara Bentley on Chen Hongshou

Performance: Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano

Sunday, October 29 | 3 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Two heroes of new music — Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen and British pianist Nicolas Hodges — make their Cal Performances debut as a duo.MORE about Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano

Colloquium: The Future of Fukushima

Monday, October 30 | 6-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, CA
How did high school students – using innovative sensors – promote the recovery from an environmental disaster? Learn about the "The Future of Fukushima: A New Generation Rises to the Challenge" after the nuclear accident in 2011.MORE about The Future of Fukushima

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