Upcoming Events

Monday, March 20, 2017

Arts + Design Mondays: Designing Spatiality for New Media Art, with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Andrew and Deborah Rappaport founded the Minnesota Street Project in 2015, which offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists, and related nonprofits. The project is inspired by the couple’s belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole.

This...   More >

 Admission to this lecture is free.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Plant Fibers in Architecture - A Case Study from the Western Amazon

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Constructions in inundation risk zones largely impacted by Climate Change, including the Western Amazon Basin, have traditionally incorporated natural materials. These lightweight enclosures often made with agrowaste including plant fibers as palm leaves have proven largely efficient for climate comfort. However, during the twentieth century, these constructions became incrementally supplanted or...   More >

 Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the effect is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that! Drop by the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!

People of all gender identities and expressions welcome. Bring a laptop (or use one of ours). No...   More >

 

  RSVP online

Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class:: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Kim Voss, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Tamara Roberts, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Department of Music, University of California Berkeley; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

 Tsu-jae Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning; TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

 Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion

How do we draw upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience? A distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty will share strategies and insights.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that. Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!

Design Field Notes: Matter Global

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Guests from Matter, a design firm that specializes in creating products and experiences for the connected world and works with clients like Disney and Google, will share insights in a talk at Jacobs Hall.

ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff at The Berkeley Forum: The Evolving Role of Theater in the 21st Century

Seminar | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, The Berkeley Forum

As today’s culture is heavily influenced by more popular, commercial forms of art and entertainment, how do we keep a classical culture alive in the new world? Theatre is often seen merely as a traditional art form, a concept existing independently from the issues of the outside world. However, as A.C.T. artistic director and award-winning playwright Carey Perloff suggests, the theater should...   More >

 FREE

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

 $10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Neural Dust, A Platform for Neural Interfaces

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;

 Free

 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

California Countercultures: Ana Mendieta: Decolonialized Feminist and Artist with Laura Pérez

Lecture | March 22 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Laura E. Pérez is associate professor of ethnic studies, core faculty in performance studies, and an affiliated faculty of both gender and women’s studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. She curated UC Berkeley's first and only US Latina/o performance art series in 2001–2 and Labor +...   More >

 Admission to this lecture is free.

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community....   More >

PopUp Exhibition: Ron Feldman on Keeping (Jewish) Time

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Ron Feldman is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, where he earned his PhD in History of Culture and Religion with an emphasis on Judaism. In addition, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the JCC of the East Bay for the past eight years.

His presentation will focus on the history and evolution of...   More >

Choreographing the Disabled Body: Political Change in the Work of Israeli Dancer Tamar Borer

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature at Brandeis University;, Visiting Professor in Near Eastern Studies, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

By focusing on the work of the Jewish-Israeli dancer Tamar Borer (b. 1965, in 1990 was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed in both legs), this talk examines the implications of disability in Israeli society. The talk looks into ways in which disability is not a condition to overcome, but rather a starting point for radical social change. The talk explores the ways in which disabled...   More >

The Devil, Probably (Le diable probablement) | Robert Bresson | France, 1977

Film - Feature | March 22 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller


FEATURING
Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano,


This has been called Bresson’s most cynical film. It certainly offers his most fashionably cynical protagonist, Charles, a young Parisian whose suicidal despair is vaguely linked to, but not entirely explained by, all the ecological, political, and social...   More >

 Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

  Buy tickets online

Arts in the Afternoon: Chamber Music by Student Members of the University Symphony

Performing Arts - Music: Performing arts | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 The Women's Faculty Club

Student Members of the University Symphony perform varied works including pieces by J.S. Bach, Pytor Ilyich, Rebecca Clarke and Zoltan Kodaly. Students are under the direction of String Coach Leighton Fong.

 

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 21.

ARCH Lecture: Laurel Broughton - Fantasy Substrate

Lecture: Design | March 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 22, 6:30pm 2017 Friedman Professor in the Practice of Architecture Laurel Broughton will present "Fantasy Substrate"

Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Où gît votre sourire enfoui?) | Pedro Costa | France, Portugal, 2001

Film - Documentary | March 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub,

One could imagine that a documentary portrait of a legendary, famously austere filmmaking duo might indeed be “the best film about filmmaking ever made” (Jonathan Rosenbaum), but can it also be one of the funniest? Such is the case with Costa’s insightful treatise on the editing sessions of Huillet and Straub. Lodged inside the editing room while...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Cine Latino: Even the Rain

Film - Feature: Film | March 22 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Isabel Silver Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

In Even the Rain Gael Garcia Bernal plays a director trying to shoot a movie in Cochabama that becomes complicated by local protests against the privatization of drinking water.

"Even the Rain." (Photo courtesy of Vitagraph Films.)

The Othello Project: TDPS Workshop

Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.

The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary...   More >

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater: Performing arts | March 22 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

 starting at $76

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

 $10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research

mY [blOOd] bOdY
Istifaa Ahmed, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies

The performance we will analyze is Untitled (2012), by black artist Tameka Norris, directly inspired by Ana Mendieta’s performance piece, Untitled (Body Tracks) (1974). In her work, Norris...   More >

Film: On the Roof (El Techo) with Director Patricia Ramos

Film - Feature: Film | March 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 5215 Dwinelle Hall

 Patricia Ramos, Director

 Elena Schneider, Department of History; Daylet Dominguez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

A study of race and disaffection among Havana’s youth, "On the Roof" received two important awards at last year’s Havana Film Festival and is now making its U.S. debut. Director Patricia Ramos is in the U.S. screening the film at several film festivals, where the film has had an enthusiastic reception.

Telling our stories, a talk and film screening with Ray Telles

Film - Documentary: Film | March 23 | 5-8 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Join us for a screening and brief discussion of Ray Telles’ film A Photographer’s Journey

Natural Color Book Release

Special Event | March 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles.

Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisanal...   More >

 $10

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

The Murder of Fred Hampton | Howard Alk, Mike Gray | United States, 1971

Film - Documentary | March 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Waldo E. Martin

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from Waldo E. Martin. Martin is the Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship at UC Berkeley.

Intending to chronicle the newly formed Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, the filmmakers documented founder Fred Hampton interacting with the black community for nearly a year. The dynamic twenty-one-year-old inspired with his...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater: Performing arts | March 23 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

 starting at $76

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Othello Project: TDPS Workshop

Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.

The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary...   More >

Friday, March 24, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

 $10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 24 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Black Life: Afia Walking Tree

Workshop | March 24 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Afia Walking Tree’s workshop #SoundPOWAH introduces us to traditional and contemporary drum rhythms, dance, and songs from the African diaspora. She invites us to drum, sing, and move together as we co-create practices to integrate principles of harmonic living into our daily lives, activism, and community building. Walking Tree is...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Mongolian Throat-singing Concert

Performing Arts - Music: Performing arts | March 24 | 7 p.m. |  International House

 International House

KHUSUGTUN is an internationally revered performing group that performs traditional music from Mongolia, the home of Chinggis Khan. They are especially renowned for their a capella arrangements using “khöömei” or “throat-singing.”
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/khusugtun-concert-tickets-31247882257?aff=eac2

Au hasard Balthazar (Balthazar) | Robert Bresson | France, 1966

Film - Feature | March 24 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Walter Green, Philippe Asselin,

Inspired in part by the donkey anecdote in Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Bresson cast Balthazar the donkey as the central character. Passed from one owner to the next, Balthazar is both witness to and victim of their stories, their suffering, their violence. His life and death are as mysterious, if not meaningless, as any...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Performing Arts - Music: Performing arts | March 24 | 8 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

Treasured by the millions who tune in annually to its Christmas Eve broadcast by the BBC, the all-male Choir of King's College, Cambridge, offers an uplifting concert of works drawn from the rich English choral tradition, "all sung with the precision and grace that make this choir world famous" (The Guardian, London).

 starting at $56

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater: Performing arts | March 24 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

 starting at $76

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

 $10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 25 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater: Performing arts | March 25 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

 starting at $76

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Gerhard Richter Painting | Corinna Belz | Germany, 2011

Film - Documentary | March 25 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter’s creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio. Richter’s distinctive technique, which involves applying paint followed by a major reworking of the material with massive squeegees, reveals the forces of creation and destruction at play in his work. Intimate...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Mouchette | Robert Bresson | France, 1967

Film - Feature | March 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert,

Also screens in In Focus: Robert Bresson

Mouchette is a visual study of a state of mind. Based on a book by Georges Bernanos (author also of The Diary of a Country Priest), it has affinities with Balthazar in its depiction of the limits of quiet suffering and humiliation a living being can endure. In a French...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Milos: Bach to Beatles

Performing Arts - Music: Performing arts | March 25 | 8 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

Among the most celebrated classical guitarists working today, the young Montenegrin Milos Karadaglić brings a populist sensibility to his captivating, eclectic programs. Here, joined by a chamber ensemble, he performs major classical works by Granados, Rodrigo, Boccherini, and Albéniz, along with familiar standards from Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, and stunningly intimate renditions of...   More >

 starting at $42

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater: Performing arts | March 25 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

 starting at $76

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Une femme douce (A Gentle Creature) | Robert Bresson | France, 1969

Film - Feature | March 25 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jeanne Lobre, Claude Ollier,

The suicide of a young wife begins this simple, inscrutable story; afterward, her pawnbroker husband relates the history of their marriage. But his narration necessarily fails to explain the woman whose life we see in flashback, underlining the ultimate privacy of death.

- Juliet Clark

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monoprint Resist with Plant dyes using Itajime Resist Technique with Angelina DeAntonis

Workshop | March 26 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

We will explore the dye resist technique “itajime”, using this folding and binding method to create your own scarf. Participants will gather a plant leaf, frond or some material and create a monoprint resist using plant dyed wood blocks. The dyed blocks will transfer through the layers of silk, making a repeated pattern with a subtle and surprising botanical pattern, as we over-dye with natural...   More >

 $95,$90 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

 $10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

History Lessons (Geschichtsunterricht): Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, West Germany, 1972

Film - Feature | March 26 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Johann Unterpertinger, Henri Ludwig, Gottfried Bold, Benedikt Zulauf,

An adaptation of a Bertolt Brecht novel, History Lessons tracks a young contemporary Roman interviewing Julius Caesar’s former acquaintances, to illustrate how history is often written (and controlled) by the victors. Three ten-minute single takes of the man driving around Rome, however, became notorious. Many...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater: Performing arts | March 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

 starting at $76

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Performing Arts - Music: Performing arts | March 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The distinguished National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine lends its expressive power to a program that includes Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with celebrated Ukrainian soloist Alexei Grynyuk, and Shostakovich's heroic Symphony No. 5. "Its strings can conjure up a vibrant songfulness; the woodwinds have a fruity, penetrating ripeness; the brass could endanger the walls of Jericho; the percussion...   More >

 starting at $38

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Go Tell It!

Performing Arts - Other | March 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Taiwo Kujichagulia-Seitu and Lyric Performing Arts Academy present Go Tell It!, a Harriet Tubman musical. Shortly before Christmas in 1854, Harriet Tubman discovered that her brothers, enslaved in Maryland, were to be sold at auction on December 26. On December 29, Harriet, her brothers, and several others reached safety in Philadelphia. Go Tell It! tells...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

The Great Dictator | Charles Chaplin | United States, 1940

Film - Feature | March 26 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Oakie,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 24. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

The physical resemblance between the Little Tramp and another famous man with a small black moustache was not lost on Charlie Chaplin. In his first all-talking...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop: Visual arts: Design | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles