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Film: Scarlet Street

Friday, July 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Inspired by Jean Renoir’s La chienne and featuring the extraordinary cast of The Woman in the Window, Scarlet Street stands as one of Lang’s most visually intense and enigmatic films.MORE about <em>Scarlet Street</em>

Workshop: Integral Taiji and Qigong

Friday, July 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.MORE about Integral Taiji and Qigong

Film: Gimme Shelter

Friday, July 19 | 8:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Combining footage from more than twenty camera operators, Gimme Shelter scrutinizes the ill-fated free concert hosted by the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in 1969. MORE about <em>Gimme Shelter</em>

Exhibit: About Things Loved — Blackness and Belonging

May 17 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Recognizing that museums have not been exempt from anti-black practices that exclude, marginalize, and devalue black art, black artists, and black life, About Things Loved imagines the liberatory possibilities of celebrating blackness and belonging.
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Performance: At the Illusionist’s Table

July 19 – August 2, 2019 every Friday | 5-7 p.m. | Grace Street Showroom, 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
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.MORE about <em>At the Illusionist’s Table</em>

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: 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: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary screening

Saturday, July 20 | 6:45-8:45 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Berkeley Astronomy Department commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a screening of Apollo 11.MORE about Apollo 11 50th Anniversary screening

Performance: Rüfüs Du Sol

Saturday, July 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Australian three-piece, known formerly to the world as just RÜFÜS, have two platinum-certified albums, ATLAS and Bloom, and 2018’s hit album Solace.MORE about Rüfüs Du Sol

Performance: At the Illusionist’s Table

July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. | Grace Street Showroom, 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland
Mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. MORE about <em>At the Illusionist’s Table</em>

Film: Transit

Friday, July 26 | 8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
More than an it-could-happen-here allegory, the film is a visually lucid, deeply unsettling evocation of displacement—political, psychological, even existential.MORE about <em>Transit</em>

Workshop: Introduction to Botanical Art with Catherine Watters

Sunday, July 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. MORE about Introduction to Botanical Art with Catherine Watters

Film: Harakiri

Wednesday, July 31 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masaki Kobayashi harnesses the breathtaking beauty of black-and-white, widescreen cinematography to create an abstract epic.MORE about <em>Harakiri</em>

Film: Gang of Four

Thursday, August 1 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A quartet of aspiring actresses live together while studying with a demanding coach.MORE about <em>Gang of Four</em>

Exhibit: Five Tables of Earth, Rock, Sand, and Dirt

Thursday, August 1 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
If the meek shall inherit the earth, our study center collections show what a grand—also rocky, sandy, and dirty—inheritance this might be.MORE about Five Tables of Earth, Rock, Sand, and Dirt

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

Friday, August 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Memorial Glade
A full-length dance performance exploring the relationship of fire between Yidinji Nation (Cairns, Australia) and Northern Pomo Dancers (Northern California).MORE about Miriki Performing Arts presents 'Bayal Kaymanen' (Dancing Smoke)

Film: Weekend

Friday, August 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Godard 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. MORE about <em>Weekend</em>

Performance: Slightly Stoopid

Saturday, August 3 | 4:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as “a spiritual bath of positive party energy.” MORE about Slightly Stoopid

Workshop: Visual Poem Workshop

Sunday, August 4 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the intersections of language, image, and identity in creating a visual translation of a poem recited by a special guest poet. MORE about Visual Poem Workshop

Performance: “Weird Al” Yankovic

Friday, August 9 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
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.MORE about “Weird Al” Yankovic