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Thursday

Botanical garden: Native plant sale
Thursday, August 25 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Ceanothus flowersCA Native Plant Sale: Our entire California Natives propagation area will be open for the public to come shop, browse, get advice and chat with the volunteer propagators that specialize in California native plants.



Film:Vertigo
Thursday, August 25 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from VertigoA radical meditation on man’s obsession with illusion, Vertigo reflects back on itself as cinema and as a sadly ironic view of romantic love in the fifties. James Stewart was never less “romantic” than in this film; his urgency is frightening and compelling. Formally, and in its deeply felt expression of the ultimate love triangle—man, woman, and death—this is Hitchcock’s most poetic film.

 $7 BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley Students $8 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, disabled, 65+, 18 & under,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Form Follows
June 1 – September 15, 2016 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

Form Follows showcases furniture designs from collections in the Environmental Design Archives as well as designs from students who participated in the form follows chair design competition in Spring 2016.



Exhibit: Summer Trees Casting Shade, Chinese paintings at Berkeley
July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sun Junze: Landscape with BuildingsSummer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the collection.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Sojourner Truth, photography, and the fight against slavery
July 27 – October 23, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sojourner TruthRunaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator. This exhibition showcases the photographic "carte de visite" portraits of Truth that she sold at lectures and by mail as a way of making a living. "Carte de visite," similar in nature format to calling cards, were a new mode of mass communication in the 1850s that quickly became relatively inexpensive collectibles. Truth could not read or write, but she had her statements repeatedly published in the press, enthusiastically embraced new technologies such as photography, and went to court three times to claim her legal rights. Uniquely among portrait sitters, she had her photographic cartes de visit copyrighted in her own name and added the caption "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance, Sojourner Truth," foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency," foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency, and her possession of self.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Buddhist art from the roof of the world
July 27 – November 27, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sculpture of BuddhaArtists from India, Tibet, and Nepal have for centuries created sculptures and paintings as a window into a divine Buddhist reality. Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World explores the spiritual meaning of over thirty exceptional works, highlighting their role within the Buddhist doctrine.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Berkeley Eye
July 13 – December 11, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sylvia Fein: Crucial Eye, 2011; egg tempera; 20 x 24 in.; BAMPFA Collection.Berkeley Eye focuses on art that activates the senses to stimulate the sixth sense, the mind. The works are presented in eight thematic groupings to be experienced and enjoyed in no particular order, according to the interests of individual viewers: Bible Stories, Nature; Human Nature; Barriers & Walls; Connection & Change; Space, Time, Energy; Black, White, Gray; and Into the Light.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

today

Music: Deftones with guests Yelawolf and Sister Crayon
Friday, August 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

DeftonesThe multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock band are touring in support of their upcoming album, Gore, which is due from Warner Bros. Records on April 8th.


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Lecture: Hands On 5, an evening with artists' books
Friday, August 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

Book openArtists' books defy conventional reading and involve the viewer through sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Often these original works are locked away behind exhibit cases. The Environmental Design Library invites you to enjoy 20 recently-purchased books which will be on hand for you to touch, turn pages, and experience. Environmental Design faculty will be on hand to discuss the books.


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Music: Grace Jones with guests Blood Orange
Saturday, August 27 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

Grace JonesBorn in Jamaica before relocating to Syracuse, New York with her family, Grace Jones embarked on a successful career as a model in New York City and Paris before becoming an iconic figure in music. She recorded 3 disco albums, became a fixture on the international club scene and muse to Andy Worhol, before turning her style to new wave in the 80s.


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Exhibit: Power to the People, the world of the Black Panthers
August 29, 2016 – January 5, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | North Gate Hall

Exhibit poster for Power to the PeopleThis fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding. The Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and economic inequality in American history. The group would become emblematic of the Black Power movement that helped shape the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Shames, a student at the University of California, Berkeley, first encountered and photographed Panther Chairman Bobby Seale in April 1967 at an anti–Vietnam War rally. Seale became a mentor to Shames, and Shames, in turn, became the most trusted photographer to the party, remaining by Seale's side through his campaign for mayor of Oakland in 1973.


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Social event: Women's CommUNITY dinner
Tuesday, August 30 | 5-7 p.m. | 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center) César E. Chávez Student Center

Women's Community Dinner graphicA welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's community! Many paths, many passions and many identities. Children and partners welcome at the event.






Lecture: Refugees at the European gates, the reaction in Austria
Tuesday, August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Austrian flagMigration to Europe for reasons of survival (esp. from Syria and Afghanistan) and for economic reasons has vastly increased since 2014. The massive movements are a challenge and also a test for the willingness of the (mostly affluent) European countries to deal with the issues on a political, a humanitarian and a logistical level, to mention just the most important dimensions. Michael Freund is Professor Emeritus at Webster University Vienna. He headed the Media Communications Department for 12 years and continues as instructor. He is a contributing writer and was editor of the weekend supplement of the daily Der Standard, Vienna.



Special event: Blood drives at UC Berkeley
Tuesday, August 30 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

Oski at the blood drivesAll students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to support Blood Drives @ UC Berkeley by donating, volunteering, encouraging others to donate, spreading the word or sponsoring a drive. Blood Drives @ UC Berkeley, sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC), are held monthly during the academic year.


Make reservations online, or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

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Special event: Art for your apartment
Wednesday, August 31 | 5-6 p.m. | Morrison Room Doe Library

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing process. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.


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Author talk: Dacher Keltner, The Power of Paradox
Thursday, September 1 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Education Psychology Library, Seminar Room Tolman Hall

Dacher KeltnerProfessor Keltner’s new book synthesizes his twenty years of scientific research on power. How we handle power impacts our happiness, our stress, and our physical health -- as well as that of people around us.


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Berkeley Talks: Marc Lamont Hill
Saturday, September 3 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall

Marc Lamont HillJournalist, professor and CNN political contributor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will discuss systematic injustices plaguing America’s vulnerable communities including police violence, contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan and the issue of mass incarceration.

 $FREE Tickets must be picked up at the Zellerbach box office
Tickets must be picked up at the Zellerbach Box Office. Tickets go on sale August 23. Buy tickets by calling 888-UNIV-CAL, or by emailing black2cal@berkeley.edu.


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