<< Week of October 20 >>

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

TDPS presents 'Who Shot La Miguelito?' by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Global Homecoming 2019: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 20 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us under the dome for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on the fun! See below for the full schedule of events.

  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

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 20 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Hālau O Kekuhi

Performing Arts - Dance | October 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

This Hawaiian classical dance ensemble specializes in the vigorous and kinetic 'aiha'a style of hula and chant, handed down from woman to woman for more than eight generations of the Kanaka'ole family in Hilo, on the Big Island. The members of this acclaimed troupe sing and dance in honor of Pele, the goddess of fire and the creator of their native islands.

$36–$58 (prices subject to change)

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

Hālau O Kekuhi performs Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Kalei Nuuhiwa)

Stories We Tell

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Actress-turned-director Sarah Polley sets her gaze toward her own family history—and her remarkable, remarkably unconventional mother—in this moving, constantly surprising documentary on home life, marriage, and female independence. Polley and cinematographer Iris Ng weave between straightforward, shot-on-digital first-person interviews and more romanticized, gauzy fictional Super 8mm “home...   More >

Monday, October 21, 2019

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Krista Ruffini, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Seth Cable

Colloquium | October 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Seth Cable, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Department of Linguistics

Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works

Colloquium | October 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102 Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Rucker C. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley (Goldman School of Public Policy) & National Bureau of Economic Research

 Graduate School of Education

Inequality in schools leads to many of our most intractable social ills: the mass incarceration of young men of color, disparities in income, life expectancy and related public health metrics.

Children of the Dream argues for public education as the primary engine of upward mobility. Specifically, I examine the success of our three most significant equal-opportunity initiatives: 1)...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ariel Zucker, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Allostery and genetic information integration

Seminar | October 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jeremy Gunawardena, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

Non-Human Art

Lecture | October 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Leonel Moura

 Arts + Design

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Leonel Moura, Artist, Lisbon

Can a machine create its own art? This question, raised around the year 2000 by Lisbon-born artist Leonel Moura, is at the core of his work with robotics and artificial intelligence. With the development of artificial intelligence in recent years, the possibility of machines being intelligent but also creative is at...   More >

ATC Lecture — Leonel Moura, "Non-Human Art"

Colloquium | October 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Leonel Moura

 Center for New Media, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Can a machine create its own art? This question, raised around the year 2000 by Leonel Moura, is at the core of his work with robotics and artificial intelligence. With the development of artificial intelligence of recent years, the possibility for machines to be intelligent but also creative is at the center of a debate on the future of humanity. Will machines take over? Or, is there an...   More >

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Merck-Banyu Lectureship

Seminar | October 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Aiko Fukazawa, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 217, Risk Management: TBD

Seminar | October 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, TBD

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Job Search Your Values at Work

Workshop | October 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room

 Human Resources

Values contribute to the meaning and satisfaction we find in work. This workshop offers a chance to clarify your highest-priority work related values, and explore avenues for enhancing alignment in your values and your work.

Wellness/Ergonomic Tips for Self Care at Work (BEUHS668)

Workshop | October 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics; Lindy West, Be Well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation with a focus on self-care and explore methods for practicing these positive habits in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

  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.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | October 22 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Loss Aversion and Property Tax Avoidance

Seminar | October 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Jones, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | October 22 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Graham Cooks, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Hozier: with guest: Freya Ridings

Performing Arts - Music | October 22 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hozier performing at Greek Theatre with guest Freya Ridings

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | October 23 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | October 23 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium | October 23 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruitment event where the spotlight is on the startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names.

We bring together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduce them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. When combined with the Startup Fair...   More >

Grad Fair: University of California, Davis

Special Event | October 23 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Davis

  ARC Pavilion, Upper Level, Davis, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Representatives of the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program will be in attendance.

The Long-Term Consequences of Solitary Confinement: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Christopher Wildeman, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, Cornell 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | October 23 | 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 >

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 23 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

The music of small ensembles
directed by Midiyanto, Ben Brinner, & Lisa Gold
featuring I Wayan Suweca (Balinese gender wayang) and Heni Savitri (Javanese vocal)


Free. No reserved seating.

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

Spices Around the World (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Spices and herbs add rich flavor to food with the added bonus of offering health benefits. Learn to naturally enhance the flavor of your food with spices from around the globe. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Krista Ruffini, GSPP

 Center for Labor Economics

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Visual Design

Course | October 23 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging advanced development and design tools to visually enhance presentations and embedded objects. Emphasis is placed on content design and management tools, user-defined effects and actions, and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). Learning Objectives * Divide large presentations into logical grouped Sections. * Create custom slide shows for multi-audience...   More >

  Register online

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 >

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Joelle Frechette, John Hopkins University

 College of Chemistry

Soft, wet, and sticky: Viscous forces and elasticity in adhesion

Lecture: Leo Cabassa

Lecture | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116

 Social Welfare, School of

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 24, 2019

BPM 207 Leading Change

Workshop | October 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides knowledge and skills to create accountability, manage competing priorities, and enhance team communication and productivity.

  Register online

Great Power Competition in the 21st Century: Linking Economics and Security

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), UC Labs Fund

Great power competition is once again a critical component of the international system, with far reaching implications for the stability of the existing political and economic order. However, power is not always won by confrontation, but through tactical, indirect rivalry across issue areas. Strategic competition between the United States, China, India, and other rising powers spans industries...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 24 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JH

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | October 24 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Samson Cao, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Suresh Naidu, Professor, Columbia

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | October 24 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

  Register online

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lance Kriegsfeld, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | October 24 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission; space is limited, registration required

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | October 24 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Farzad Pourbabaee; Simon Xu; Maris Jensen

 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: “Directors’ Talent and Firm Productivity”

Seminar | October 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Audinga Baltrunaite, Bank of Italy

 Center for Labor Economics

(co-authored with Sauro Mocetti and Giulia Bovini)

Brown Lecture in Education Research

Lecture | October 24 | 3-6 p.m. |  Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education

 American Educational Research Association

Prudence L. Carter, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, and national expert on inequality in education, will present the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) 2019 Brown Lecture in Education Research.

Carter’s research focuses on factors that shape and reduce economic, social, and cultural inequalities among social groups in schools and society....   More >

Capitalism and the Question of Genealogy

Lecture | October 24 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, MATRIX/Room 820

 Melinda Cooper, Associate Professor, Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

The paper asks why periods of capitalist breakdown are so often experienced as crises of reproduction and why the imagined solutions to such crises so predictably involve a return to reproductive order, with its attendant hierarchies of gender and race.

Agamemnon’s Cluelessness: Reason and Eudaimonia

Lecture | October 24 | 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 6.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Maneuvering in a World of Great Powers

Conference/Symposium | October 25 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In a globalized international political economy, with increasing competition between the US, China and other large powers, medium and small powers must maneuver carefully.

This workshop will specifically focus on the security and economic dimensions of strategic competition including industrial policy, strategic trade, and the financial system.

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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

Novel Nanotechnology Solutions to Oncology Challenges: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Wenbin Lin, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry and Radiation & Cellular Oncology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Liposomal nanoparticles have made important contributions to cancer therapy over the two past decades, but their limited tunability and stability hinder further progress in addressing unmet oncology needs. By harnessing the power of synthetic chemistry and nanotechnology, the Lin group has developed several novel classes of molecular nanomaterials, including nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs)...   More >

Strategic Initiatives for Inland Movement of Containerized Imports at San Pedro Bay

Seminar | October 25 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Rob Leachman, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley's Rob Leachman will presentStrategic Initiatives for Inland Movement of Containerized Imports at San Pedro Bay at 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Rob Leachman

Atif Mian | What to do about Pakistan’s Economy?: The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture for 2019

Lecture | October 25 | 6-8 p.m. |  TBD

 Atif R. Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture

Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian delivers our seventh Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Cal at Hamilton

Performing Arts - Theater | October 26 | 1-4 p.m. |  Orpheum Theater

  , San Francisco, CA 94102

 Cal Alumni Association

Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/HAM4CAL.
Click on "HAM4BERKELEY" when purchasing tickets.

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

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Short Films

Film - Feature | October 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anyone curious about what episodes of Sesame Street would look like if they were directed by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of children’s shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian children’s cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of...   More >

Power and Progress on the Prairie

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tom Biolsi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Center for Ethnographic Research

This talk will be based on Prof. Biolsi’s recently published book, Power and Progress on the Prairie, which traces the history of “modernization,” “improvement,” or “progress” on Rosebud Reservation. The central question of the book is how ideas about making things “better” were invented and applied to the people—both Indian and white—and the land.

Griz: with guest: CloZee

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Just two months after the release of Ride Waves, his most creative and collaborative studio album to date, GRiZ returns with three new tracks via his Bangers[1].Zip EP – “Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)”, “No Bad Trips”, and “Ice Cream”, all reminiscent of his heady bass sound with shades of reggae and dubstep.

  Buy tickets online

Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director
This concert uses award-winning Canadian composer Katerina Gimon’s choral work Element, a four-movement song cycle by the titles of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as its framework.
The program features choral compositions from different times and places that reflect each element in their original forms and philosophical meanings, including compositions by James Macmillan,...   More >

$16 GA, $12 Seniors, Staff, $5 students

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Momix: Viva MOMIX!

Performing Arts - Dance | October 26 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The acrobatic troupe MOMIX, established more than three decades ago by Pilobolus founding member Moses Pendleton, returns after a long Berkeley hiatus. Viva MOMIX! features a collection of acts from the company’s most visually spectacular shows, including Botanica (about the seasons), Lunar Sea (the moon), and Opus Cactus (the landscape of the American Southwest).

$30–$76 (prices subject to change)

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

MOMIX performs Viva MOMIX! Saturday–Sunday, October 26–27, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: John Kane)

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 >

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.