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Monday, March 20, 2017

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Berkeley Language Center


This talk focuses on the methodology behind the making and the distinctive features of the interactive database “Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition” that presents excerpts of natural dialect speech recording in 68 different villages throughout Bulgaria. The excerpts were chosen to illustrate both the major features of each dialect, and to convey cultural content of interest. Each excerpt...   More >



Donald Trump is No Friend of Taiwan

Lecture | March 20 | 4 p.m. |  Doe Library


Shelley Rigger, Political Science, Davidson College

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Many Americans believe Taiwan is an important friend and partner to the US. The prospect of a foreign policy iconoclast in the White House appealed to many of Taiwan’s supporters in the US, especially those who are active in US foreign policy circles. Former officials of the George W Bush administration, in particular, have spent the past 8 years arguing that it is time for the US to upgrade its...   More >



Obama's Legacy in the Middle East

Lecture | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


James Gelvin, Professor, History, UCLA

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Spring 2016 CMES Distinguished Visitor lecture.



ATC Lecture — Andrew and Deborah Rappaport, “Designing Spatiality for New Media Art”: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater


Andrew Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project; Deborah Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project

Center for New Media


Collecting and exhibiting new media art poses particular challenges for private collectors. Among other questions, every acquisition must address the following:

* Is it possible to honor and adhere to the artist’s vision outside of an institutional context?
* Is it practical to integrate the work into a home environment while still living in the house?
* Is it feasible to manage conservation...   More >



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

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.



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.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Queuing into the Afterlife: The Politics of Branding Buryat Buddhism

Lecture | March 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Tatiana Chudakova, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University

Franck Billé, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative


This paper discusses the inadvertent effects of transforming the marked into the marketable on the mundane strategies of “making a living,” both economically and cosmologically, in Buddhist Siberia. Building on anthropological discussions on marketing ethnicity, it tracks attempts to develop a regional brand in Buryatia, a self-governing republic within the Russian Federation that derives its...   More >



Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Marion Nestle

Lecture | March 21 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


Dr. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University

Graduate Division, Berkeley Food Institute


Marion Nestle will present the Weinstock lecture on March 21, 2017. Her lecture is titled "Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences



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

Mediterranean Models and Modalities in Forging a Strong Centralized Monarchy in 13th-Century Armenian Cilicia

Lecture | March 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Peter Cowe, Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program


Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom in Cilicia (11th-14th cc.) through Mediterranean optics....   More >



The Development of the Ideal of the Homogeneous Society and Later Responses to it

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Richard Herr, Professor Emeritus of History, UC Berkeley

Institute of European Studies


Richard Herr will be drawing on his new book Separate but Equal? Individual and Community Since the Enlightenment to propose how the social motivations of individualism and community dedication led European nations and the US in the 19th century to the policy of assimilating nonconforming communities or eliminating them, and measures taken since WW II to avoid its disastrous effects.



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 >



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 >


All Audiences



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

Performing Arts - Music | 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.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, Staff

All Audiences

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



Everyday Ironies: Mao Badges as the Biggest Consumer Fad in History

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

Karl Gerth, History, UC San Diego

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Today’s bought, sold, collected, and inspected Mao badges seem to be at odds with their history as icons of loyalty to Mao Zedong during the early Cultural Revolution. I argue that the postsocialist era is not the antithesis of the socialist era. And that the current market craze for Mao badge collecting is a resurgence of badge market value. The irony was present all along and, indeed, the...   More >



The Study of Contacts Between Cultures: The Case of Sino-European Encounters in the Seventeenth Century

Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)


Nicolas Standaert, Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


This is the keynote lecture of the multiday workshop Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West.


All Audiences



Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room


Sanchita Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Abdullah Ahmadzai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Afghanistan

Hasan Mazumdar, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Bangladesh

Sagar Prasai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, India

Sofia Shakil, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Pakistan

Dinesha de Silva, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Sri Lanka

George Varughese, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Nepal

Institute for South Asia Studies, The Asia Foundation, The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Ethnic Studies Library, Berkeley Master of Development Practice, Center for Middle Eastern Studies


A panel discussion by panelists from The Asia Foundation on development and democracy in Asia.



GE Digital’s Predix – Big Iron meets Big Data

Special Event | March 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  South Hall


Lothar Schubert, GE Digital

Information, School of


An introduction to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with real-life case studies from GE Digital.



ARCH Lecture: Laurel Broughton - Fantasy Substrate

Lecture | 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"



Cine Latino: Even the Rain

Film - Feature | 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.


All Audiences

All Audiences



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 | 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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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

Of Continental and Maritime Spaces: The Political Ode between Cowley and Young

Lecture | March 23 | D1 Hearst Field Annex


Michael Auer, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature


The Peace of Utrecht (1713/14) marked an important caesura in European political history: ushering in, according to Michel Foucault, a completely new regime of governmentality. This lecture shows how the English political ode responded to this rupture by redeploying the time-honored allegory of the ship of state: affording a thematic shift from sovereignty to governance, from legislation to...   More >



Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 23 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room


Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >



Enmity, Amity, Comity, Normality, Abnormality: Korea-U.S. Relations in the Post Geun-hye, Post Obama Era

Lecture | March 23 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Edward Dong, Former Senior Foreign Service rank of Minister-Counselor, US Department of State

Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Korea-U.S. relations have historically been fraught, with Korea more often than not part of a sub-issue in broader contexts such as the Cold War in Asia, U.S.-China and U.S.-Japan relations, and global non-proliferation. Even on a bilateral basis, the relationship is often defined by North Korea/military alliance and economic/commercial factors, leading to frictions. In more recent years, the...   More >



The College Dropout Scandal

Seminar | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117


David Kirp, James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

Center for Studies in Higher Education


Only 60% of undergraduates enrolled in bachelor's programs graduate in six years; fewer that 40% of students in community colleges graduate or transfer in three years. The scandal — and it really is a scandal — is that most institutions of higher education aren’t using the tools that have been proven to change the equation.



The First Rambo? - Finnish and other Nordic Immigration to the New Sweden Colony in the Delaware River Valley – and to Silicon Valley

Lecture | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Ismo Söderling, Director of the Population Research Institute, Helsinki, & Director of the Institute of Migration, Turku

Institute of European Studies


A sizeable migration from Finland to Sweden took place in the late 16th century. Later, in the early 17th century, hundreds of these, so called Forest Finns were sent to the New Sweden, a settlement founded by the Swedish Kingdom in the area of current Delaware in 1638. However, the actual boom of Finnish emigration to the USA took place in the late 19th century, a few decades later than the...   More >



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

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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 | 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.


All Audiences



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.



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

Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room


Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >



Reform of the UN Security Council – the Boulder of Sisyphus

Lecture | March 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Dr. Thomas Seidel, First Secretary, Political Affairs Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations

Institute of European Studies, American Council on Germany


The primary responsibility for peace and security in the world community lies with the UN’s Security Council. It was founded, like the UN, shortly after the 2nd World War and its structure continues to reflect the global political landscape of the days when the 20th century’s darkest chapter came to an end. Hardly anyone rejects the need to modernize the Security Council, to render it...   More >



Composition Colloquium: David Coll

Colloquium | March 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


David Coll (b.1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect.

His work has been recognized through commissions, prizes, and awards from Milano Musica, NewMusicUSA, the Zellerbach Foundation, ISCM World Music Days, IRCAM, the Salvatore...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.



Documenting "Algorithms"

Seminar | March 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall


Clifford Lynch

Information, School of


Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and an adjunct professor at the School of Information.



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 | 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.



William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater | 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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

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

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University


The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >



Milos: Bach to Beatles

Performing Arts - Music | 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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $42

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University


The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >



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.



National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Performing Arts - Music | 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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $38

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 | 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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $76

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

Buy tickets online.