<< Week of December 29 >>

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Women's Basketball vs. Grand Canyon University

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 29 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Grand Canyon University at Haas Pavilion.

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

Fire and Ashes: Making the Ballet RAkU

Film - Documentary | December 29 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bay Area filmmaker Shirley Sun’s engaging dance film goes behind the scenes with composer Shinji Eshima and San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov as they recount their collaboration with the original cast of RAkU. Set in historic Japan, the ballet is a fictional tale filled with passion, lust, loss, pain, and compassion, based on a true event: the burning of the beautiful...   More >

Vagabond

Film - Feature | December 29 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Varda created a chilling fiction around the true story of a young woman who froze to death in the south of France, the proverbial land of sunshine. She approaches the story of Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire)—a young dropout with only a backpack and tent to her name, who wanders south for the winter—from the stance of the curious journalist. Thus this film of elegant clarity, while moving, is finally...   More >

Elevator to the Gallows

Film - Feature | December 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We close out 2019 with Louis Malle’s first feature, an elegant, Hitchcockian thriller. Maurice Ronet and Jeanne Moreau star as an ex-paratrooper and his lover whose plot to murder her husband goes awry. Adroitly bringing in the wider issues of the Indochina war, industry, and runaway machinery, Malle creates a milieu for his frantic, frustrated lovers (who never once share screen space), while an...   More >

Monday, December 30, 2019

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

2019 Redbox Bowl Official Cal Tailgate

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | December 30 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Great America Pavilion

  , Santa Clara, CA

 Cal Athletics

Join fellow Cal fans for the Official Cal Tailgate before the 2019 Redbox Bowl. Oski, Cal Spirit, Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton, and Chancellor Carol Christ are ready to welcome you and your family for the pregame festivities. We will be serving a special menu for Bear fans, the drinks will be flowing, and the Cal band will be on hand to ensure the PAC 12's best fans are ready for kickoff.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

New Year's Eve: Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | December 31 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed to the public for the New Year's Eve Holiday.

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.

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2, 2019 – December 2, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

New Year's Day: Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed for the New Year's Day holiday.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Friday, January 3, 2020

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

UC Berkeley Staff Family Day at The Lawrence Hall of Science

Special Event | January 3 – 4, 2020 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Staff members from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Sandia National Lab and their families are invited for a free staff day. Here’s just a sample of the featured exhibits and activities you'll experience:

Reinventing Reality exhibit
Marble Machines in Ingenuity Challenges
The Animal Discovery Room
And more!

Show your staff ID card or proof of employment to gain entry for...   More >

 Show your staff ID card or proof of employment from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, or Sandia National Lab to gain entry for yourself and up to six immediate family members.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | January 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Women's Basketball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 3 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Washington at Haas Pavilion.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

UC Berkeley Staff Family Day at The Lawrence Hall of Science

Special Event | January 3 – 4, 2020 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Staff members from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Sandia National Lab and their families are invited for a free staff day. Here’s just a sample of the featured exhibits and activities you'll experience:

Reinventing Reality exhibit
Marble Machines in Ingenuity Challenges
The Animal Discovery Room
And more!

Show your staff ID card or proof of employment to gain entry for...   More >

 Show your staff ID card or proof of employment from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, or Sandia National Lab to gain entry for yourself and up to six immediate family members.

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | January 4 – December 5, 2020 the first Saturday of the month every month | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June 29,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Five Tables of the Grid

Exhibit - Painting | January 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Rigid and adaptable at the same time, the grid is present in innumerable images throughout the history of art. This Five Tables presents examples of this geometric structure and organizational form in art, mainly from the twentieth century. The selection includes animal locomotion studies by Eadweard Muybridge; a Matisse print; lithographs by Agnes Martin; artist books by Sol LeWitt, Robbert...   More >