<< Week of December 16 >>

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 16 | 1-3:15 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
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Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Face to Face

Film - Feature | December 16 | 2-4:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Liv Ullmann gives a devastating performance in Bergman’s wrenching portrait of a woman on the brink of collapse. A successful psychiatrist, Ullmann’s character seems to have it all: a rewarding career, a (vaguely) loving husband, and even a (somewhat tepid) lover on the side, but nightmares are beginning to seep into her sleep and soon come to dominate her entire life. About this moving study of...   More >

Big Dance Theater: 17c

Performing Arts - Theater | December 16 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Big Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

For more than two decades, the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater has been making uncategorizable, galvanizing work that undermines genre boundaries. The company’s latest effort is a portrait of Samuel Pepys, the outlandish 17th-century politician whose obsessive, tell-all diaries are a startling precursor to our own social media culture. The ensemble weaves music, dance, video, and text in an...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Big Dance Theater performs 17c Thursday–Sunday, December 13–16, 2018 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Science Film Festival: Robot and Frank

Film - Series | December 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Dr. Ken Goldberg

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

During its 50th anniversary year, the Lawrence Hall of Science is presenting a series of inspiring science films, introduced by scientists from UC Berkeley and beyond.

In Robot & Frank, cantankerous retired cat burglar Frank is given a robot caretaker from his son.

This film will be introduced by Dr. Ken Goldberg, Professor & Department Chair of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research.

$12

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5132

Monday, December 17, 2018

Certificate Program in Construction Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership on construction projects of any size. Gain problem-solving skills to manage cost, scheduling, risk and environmental issues.

  Register online

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Design and Formatting: Betec011

Workshop | December 17 | 1-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Kathleen Valerio

 Human Resources

Spreadsheet Basics: Learn how to navigate in and across spreadsheets. Use AutoFill to build spreadsheets and link them into quarterly reports with basic equations in Microsoft Excel.

Learning objectives:

* Insert and format data.
* Use AutoFill.
* Insert/delete hide and unhide rows and columns.
* Name, move, add and delete worksheets.
* Apply filters and sorts.
* Export files to Excel...   More >

Certificate Program in HVAC Online Information Session

Information Session | December 17 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire an in-depth understanding of HVAC systems in order to meet energy-conservation standards. An opening presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | December 17 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Data Science Fall 2018 Capstone Project Showcase

Seminar | December 17 | 5-8 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Data Sciences

Capstone projects are the culmination of the MIDS students’ work in the School of Information’s Master of Information and Data Science program.

Join us for an online presentation of these capstone projects. Each team will present for twenty minutes, including Q&A.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SOLD OUT: Conifers of the Garden Walking Tour with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | December 18 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Chris Carmichael, Research Affiliate and former Associate Director of Collections & Horticulture, on a tour of the Garden's vast collection of conifers. A wonderful way to celebrate the Garden in winter!

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

 SOLD OUT.

Certificate Program in Facilities Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Facilities Management prepares you for this rapidly changing field and helps build skills in facilities project management, strategic planning, leadership, construction planning, operations and maintenance.

  Register online

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.

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 18 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. Complete the courses that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas that reflect your career objectives.

  Register online

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | December 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online

Sanshiro Sugata

Film - Feature | December 18 | 6:30-7:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Akira Kurosawa made his directorial debut in 1943, during the height of World War II and at a time when “you weren’t allowed to say anything worth saying,” as he recalled. “Back then everyone was saying that the Japanese-style film should be as simple as possible; I disagreed and decided that, since I couldn’t say anything because of the censors, I would make a really movie-like movie.”...   More >

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | December 19 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

A Survey of Trnka’s Techniques

Film - Short | December 19 | 7-8:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 https://bampfa.org/event/survey-trnkas-techniques

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Trnka’s earliest works already demonstrate his craftsmanship and artistry, moving from hand-drawn cartoons to surrealist interventions to the expressive beauty of his stop-motion beginnings. Drawing on ancient fables (Grandpa Planted a Beet; The Animals and the Brigands), a Chekhov story (Romance with Double Bass), and even a World War II–era, anti-Nazi urban legend (Springman and the SS), these...   More >

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | December 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

Film - Feature | December 20 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is the epic made personal, a cinema of majesty constructed from minutiae. Set in northern Italy in the early 1900s, the film follows three families of farmers and their interactions with their community, their wealthy landlord, and the land itself. Sprawling, politicized peasant epics (Bertolucci’s 1900, the Tavianis’ Padre, Padrone)...   More >

Friday, December 21, 2018

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

SOLD OUT: Winter Solstice Sound Bath

Special Event | December 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Attune with the slow, inward energy of the Winter Solstice during this special concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within Julia Morgan Hall, designed in 1911 by Julia Morgan and lined with natural redwood.

$25, $20 Garden members

 SOLD OUT.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

The Price of Everything

Film - Feature | December 21 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring an impressive cast of art world characters, including artists Jeff Koons, Larry Poons, Gerhard Richter, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby as well as curators, critics, collectors, and dealers, The Price of Everything is a lively exploration of the uneasy but inextricable relationship between art and money. While the history of collecting art is not new, auctioning work by living artists has...   More >

Fanny and Alexander

Film - Feature | December 21 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s dreamlike family chronicle is set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, where the members of an upper-middle-class theatrical clan are sheltered by their own theatrics from the deepening chaos of the outside world. Bergman has the grace in this most graceful film not to view their histrionics and eccentricities as neuroses. One tumultuous year in the life of the Ekdahl family is viewed through...   More >

Full: Home Again—Tapestry Reimagined

Performing Arts - Music | December 21 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Acclaimed San Francisco recording artist and producer PC Muñoz leads an all-star ensemble through a lovingly crafted reimagination of Carole King’s blockbuster 1971 album Tapestry. Hear classics like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” and “It’s Too Late” in unique new musical contexts, from funk to jazz to hip-hop and beyond. Featuring vocalists Zoe Ellis and Francesca Lee, jazz...   More >