<< Week of October 06 >>

Sunday, October 6, 2019

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

AIA Lecture - Commerce in Color: the economy of Roman pigment shops

Lecture | October 6 | 2-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Hilary Becker, Classics, SUNY Binghamton

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

The discovery of the only known pigment shop in ancient Rome revealed an
array of colors in their raw, mineral form waiting to be sold to wall painters. Ancient pigments provide a surprising opportunity to understand how science can be used in archaeology, revealing what pigments were present in the shop and, potentially, the source from which they originated, as well as exploring the...   More >

Monday, October 7, 2019

Introduction to Mindful Literacy (BEUHS063)

Workshop | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Bean, MFA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness imbued with kindness and curiosity. Tuning in to the body and breath can help us to deal with strong emotions like anger and fear. By learning to sit in stillness so we can recognize our emotions, we develop the capacity to choose our response when our buttons get pushed rather than be bound by habitual reactions. This training...   More >

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Contemplating Home: Photography Workshop

Workshop | October 7 | 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

MBTG Seminar: "CryoEM and CryoET Automation: Where are we now and what do we still need?"

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bridget Carragher, New York Structural Biology Center

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Zenan Wang, UC Berkeley, Economics

 Department of Economics

Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textile Images

Lecture | October 7 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, San Jose State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

In her book "Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textiles," author Mariachiara Gasparini investigates the origin and effects of a textile mediated visual culture that developed at the heart of the Silk Road between the seventh and fourteenth centuries. Through the analysis of the Turfan Textile Collection in the Museum of Asian Art in...   More >

Raghu Karnad | Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War

Reading - Literary | October 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raghu Karnad, Journalist and Writer

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Art Forum

A talk by Indian journalist and writer, and a recipient of the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction for 2019, Raghu Karnad.

I Was Brought Here to Stay: Nona Faustine

Lecture | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nona Faustine, Artist

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

Nona Faustine, Artist

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in...   More >

Nona Faustine: I Was Brought Here to Stay

Presentation | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in relationship to empowerment, Faustine examines the legacy of trauma, lineage, and...   More >

Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World

Lecture | October 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Naturalist; Glenn Close, Award-winning Actress and Environmental Advocate

 College of Natural Resources

Featuring the Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity, with biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, award-winning actress and environmental advocate Glenn Close, and other special guests.

General admission $25, Students $15

 Announcing soon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: TBD

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, TBD

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Robert Bergman Lecture

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Francois Diederich, ETH Zurich

 College of Chemistry

LinkedIN Basics

Workshop | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

LinkedIN is a great tool for establishing an online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connection with other professionals. This workshop addresses the basics.

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.

Microsoft Excel Query Editor

Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features. Learning Objectives • Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor. • Connect the Query Editor to local and...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Title TBA

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alex Steiny, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

China’s Rise in Historical Perspective

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience...   More >

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Richard Zare, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

An Evening with Deepti Naval: An Actor's Perspective

Performing Arts - Theater | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Deepti Naval, Actress, Director, & Writer

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Art Forum

A conversation with acclaimed actress, director, & writer, Deepti Naval.

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

BPM 106 Taking Disciplinary Action

Workshop | October 9 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

  Register online

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | October 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

University Wind Ensemble: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 9 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Margot Jackson: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Margot Jackson, Professor, Sociology, Brown University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

The Servant

Film - Feature | October 9 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Don’t be fooled . . . by PBS prestigerie like Upstairs Downstairs,” critic Raymond Durgnat wrote in 1977 (and decades later, we would add Downton Abbey to the comparison); “they’re nostalgic recuperations of all the tensions plotted by Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey in this, their seminal study of master-servant relationships. How and why does the rich young man with aristocratic pretensions...   More >

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | October 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Hang Lu, Georgia Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

A Chemical Engineering’s Approach to Systems Biology - Microfluidics, Automation, and Big-Data

Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson

 Center for New Media, Townsend Center for the Humanities, D-Lab, Information, School of, Film & Media Studies, Library

Discover how the Organization of Transformative Works built a radical model for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures. The OTW supports Archive of Our Own, a fan works archive, free from advertising and corporate ownership, and Transformative Works and Cultures, an open access journal, home to feminist, anti-racist, and pro-LGBTQIA scholarship on cultural adaptations and...   More >

Raj Rewal | Alternate Modernity: Space, Structures, Sustainability and Traditional Values

Lecture | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raj Rewal, Architect

 Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture and Acting Vice-Chair for Faculty, College of Environmental Design; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, College of Environmental Design, Global Urban Humanities

A talk by one of India's best-known architects, Raj Rewal

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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Yao Zeng, Foster School of Business; University of Washington

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Aza Raskin: Human Protective Design

Presentation | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This week’s A + D Thursdays speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; founded Massive Health (an early consumer health behavior change...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Healing the Impact of Bullying (BEUHS373)

Workshop | October 10 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Megan Gredesky, LMFT

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This presentation will provide practical resources and tools rooted in mindfulness, meditation, and brain-body therapies to support an initiation toward healing the internalized bully or critic that has formed as a result of childhood experiences of being bullied. Often our own childhood experiences of being bullied have
impacted our self-esteem and ability to self-regulate which may impact our...   More >

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IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Vanessa Handley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | October 10 | 1:10-2:40 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Troup Howard

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar | October 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Grant Graziani, UC Berkeley

 Center for Labor Economics

Cells that Tile Your Brain: astrocyte roles in neural circuits

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Purushottam Agrawal | In Vernacular: Kabir, Mahabharata and much more

Lecture | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Purushottam Agrawal, Writer and Scholar

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, The Saraswati Dalmia Graduate Student Support Fund for South and Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by renowned Hindi literary historian and scholar of Kabir and Bhakti, Prof. Purushottam Agrawal

Cleisthenes’ Wager: Democratic Rationality

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 4.

Zillow Group Info-Session

Information Session | October 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

The Spring River Flows East: (Yijiang chunshui xiang dong liu)

Film - Feature | October 10 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part I: Wartime Separation (Ba nian li luan); Part II: Darkness and Dawn (Tianliang qian-hou). Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, The Spring River Flows East has been termed China’s Gone with the Wind, a sweeping decades-spanning epic that sums up an entire nation’s history and identity. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during...   More >

Free Outdoor Screening: Inequality for All

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this still timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to the American economy. He distills the story through the lens of widening income inequality—currently at historic highs—and explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on the economy but on our democracy...   More >

Friday, October 11, 2019

Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

  Register online

Fifth Annual CDAR Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Our conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. The program features Pete Kyle from the University of Maryland, Roberto Rigobon from MIT, Jeff Bohn from Swiss Re, and CDAR's co-Director Robert Anderson.

  RSVP online or or by emailing Sang Oum at cdar@berkeley.edu by October 11.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  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

Human Mobility and Urban Resilience in America's Cities

Seminar | October 11 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ryan Qi Wang, Northeastern University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Northeastern University's Ryan Qi Wang will present Human Mobility and Urban Resilience in America's Cities at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Ryan Qi Wang

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chemistry Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Bastile

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

  Buy tickets online

Bastile

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

  Buy tickets online

Bastille: with guest: Joywave

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally. The band was introduced internationally with the single “Pompeii,” which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S. alone.

  Buy tickets online

Homework: (Mashq-e shab)

Film - Feature | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Only Kiarostami could turn a documentary about homework into a delightful, absorbing, and stirring portrait of the “human condition.” The style is simplicity itself: the film consists of a series of interviews with several little boys (and, occasionally, with their parents) about the Iranian school system and its methods of assigning homework. Beleaguered by their rigorous workload, the boys...   More >

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

  Register online

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | October 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 603 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

  Register online

Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Silvery Waves Pile 1,000 Layers High

Workshop | October 12 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by works of Zen calligraphy in Meditation in Motion, work from image to language and back again. Explore ways of drawing words to visually express their meaning and create fragments of poetry in response to works of art. Using drawing materials and translucent vellum, design a two-layer artwork that combines drawn text and image.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each...   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

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | October 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, October 12
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, Pastoral
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Sunday, October 13
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 18 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall. (credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

Sankai Juku: Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

Performing Arts - Dance | October 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A stone wall carved with fossils of sea lilies overlooks a sand-dusted stage, where eight dancers from this internationally renowned butoh company enter into a sublime dialogue with gravity. Meguri is a meditative visual poem by Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku’s artistic director, that reflects on the passage of time through imagery and movement inspired by the ebb and flow of water, and the cycle of...   More >

$30–$78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sankai Juku performs Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land Saturday–Sunday, October 12–13, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Sankai Juku)

Paranoid Park

Film - Feature | October 12 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gus Van Sant returned to his roots as the foremost chronicler of Pacific Northwest teen alienation with this dreamy examination of bodies in motion and lives in stasis, which follows a young skateboarder in over his head after a trip to an edgy Portland skate park. Combining the youth culture fascination of Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho with the experimental bent of his Elephant and Last Days,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.