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Lecture: Black Holes, Big and Small- A laser-guided adaptive optics view

Saturday, August 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Prof. Lu will also discuss how advances in adaptive optics will sharpen our view of the Universe for black hole research and beyond.MORE about Black Holes, Big and Small- A laser-guided adaptive optics view

Exhibit: Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library
In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades.MORE about Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

Exhibit: Dinosaurs in Motion

July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
A blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!MORE about Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Film: I Will Buy You (Anata kaimasu)

Sunday, August 18 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The film is told from the perspective of and narrated by Kishimoto (Keiji Sada), a ruthless scout hot to sign the up-and-coming college player Kurita (Minoru Oki) to the major-league Toyo Flowers.MORE about <em>I Will Buy You (Anata kaimasu)</em>

Performance: Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski with Ecstatic Music Band

Sunday, August 18 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Since their initial collaboration, Bassett and Lubelski have continued to draw from their like-minded approach to improvisational music, creating personal interplay with the surrounding environment to expand upon abstraction, chromatic noise, and long-form drone.MORE about Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski with Ecstatic Music Band

Open House: Summer Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tuesday, August 20 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Check in on our summer visitors such as warblers, orioles, and hummingbirds, and be on the lookout for fledglings recently hatched in the garden.MORE about Summer Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Film: La vie de Bohème

Wednesday, August 21 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In a black-and-white Paris of timeless shabbiness, three impoverished artistes—an Albanian painter (Matti Pellonpää), a French writer (André Wilms), and an Irish composer (Kari Väänänen)—struggle against landlords, immigration officials, and a constant shortage of cash to sustain themselves, their loves, and, above all, their art. MORE about <em>La vie de Bohème</em>

Lecture: The Archaeology of Beer

Thursday, August 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join Christine Hastorf, Ph.D. for a lecture on the history of beer through an archaeological lens.MORE about The Archaeology of Beer

Curator’s Talk: Lisa Sutcliffe on The San Quentin Project

Thursday, August 22 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join exhibition curator Lisa Sutcliffe for a walkthrough of The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, focusing on artist Poor’s evolving collaboration with residents of San Quentin—work that began with mapping exercises in a visual art course and culminated in the critically acclaimed podcast Ear Hustle.MORE about Lisa Sutcliffe on The San Quentin Project

Reading: Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard

Friday, August 23 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Poets Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard respond to the work of artists Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey with poetry that attempts to grapple in language with wordlessness.MORE about Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard

Presentation: Black Life — Levi Maxwell

Saturday, August 24 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Levi Maxwell, a Bay Area–born food justice and youth advocate, explores the impact of African material culture and agrarian knowledge on colonial economies throughout the transatlantic world, and discusses the effect of clothing from local populations along the West and Central African coast on Western cultural identity.MORE about Black Life — Levi Maxwell