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Exhibit: Paper, rock, pixels
May 26 – August 30, 2015 every day | Environmental Design Library, Wurster room 210 Wurster Hall

The exhibit Paper, Rock, Pixels revisits design projects after ten, twenty, fifty, or more years into their tenure as elements in the fabric of San Francisco. Drawings, plans, and models from the Environmental Design Archives are paired with contemporary photographs of residences, institutional buildings, commercial structures, and landscapes to see how they have responded to use and time.



Lawrence Hall of Science: Animal discovery room
June 13 – August 30, 2015 every day | 1:30-4 p.m. | Animal Discovery Room Lawrence Hall of Science

Harold the Gopher SnakeHow does warmer weather change an animal's appetite, behavior or coat? Meet a friendly new animal every 30 minutes in the Animal Discovery Room and discover the answers to these questions and more.

 Free with admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.


Multimedia exhibit: Searching for other Earths
June 13 – August 30, 2015 every day | 2 p.m. | Planetarium Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science logoWhat is an exoplanet, and how do you find them? What is a transit and how did NASA's Kepler mission use them to discover more alien planets than ever before? Try hunting for exoplanets with some simulated data. Is another Earth out there? Come join our planetarium show to find out.

 $4, plus admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.


Lawrence Hall of Science: Science fiction, science future
May 23 – September 7, 2015 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Guests marvel at acrylic digital panelsCuriosity, innovation and imagination underpin many scientific discoveries, just as science fiction stories do. Science Fiction | Science Future brings to life innovations and inventions that were once considered only possible in film and literature. You'll see how science and technology are advancing all the time, and changing the way we live.

 Free with admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.

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Lawrence Hall of Science: Electricity Festival
Wednesday, July 8 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Experiencing the Van De Graaff generator.From your phone to the lights in the room, electricity is all around us. Discover the science behind energy through interactive and hands-on activities. Use everyday materials to create your own light-up creations, and experience some hair-raising fun with our Van de Graaff generator.

 Free with admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.


Film: Nana
Wednesday, July 8 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for NanaRenoir's first full-length vehicle for his wife, Catherine Hessling, was later called by Renoir "my first film worth talking about." It is Emile Zola filtered through "a study of French gesture as reflected in the paintings of my father and the other artists of his generation," and through Erich von Stroheim's Foolish Wives, with its fascination with the fantastic in the real. Hessling, as the Second Empire actress turned courtesan, is a virtual spinning top, a dancing and miming vortex who draws men to destruction and finally is herself destroyed. Nana was a financial disaster for Renoir, but today it is considered one of the first modern French films.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Lawrence Hall of Science: Summer fun days
June 17 – August 19, 2015 every Wednesday | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Family enjoying summer fun dayMake your Wednesdays "Summer Fun Days" with new, exciting events each week. Build structures with unlikely materials, witness high-flying stunts in our backyard, and come face to face with a real-life robot. All free with your admission—and perfect for family time or field trips!

 $10–$12
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.

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Music: Gaucho + 1930’s Gypsy Jazz Ensemble w/ Fabrice Martinez
Thursday, July 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Redwood concert series poster imageEnjoy a concert under the redwoods at the UC Botanical Garden. Gaucho and 1930’s Gypsy Jazz Ensemble w/ Fabrice Martinez will perform. Also enjoy a pre-Bastille Day party! Picnics welcome.

 $40 Adult,  $30 UCBG Member Adult
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Film: The Steamroller and the Violin
Thursday, July 9 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for The Steamroller and the ViolinA frail young violinist and a gruff steamroller operator strike up an unlikely friendship in Tarkovsky’s skillful diploma film from the Soviet film academy, VGIK. A student film in name only, The Steamroller and the Violin holds the seeds of Tarkovsky’s future career, both in its theme of artistic survival and, more importantly, in its credits: it was here that Tarkovsky met his future cameraman and composer. It was cowritten with Andrei Konchalovsky, who would himself become a great Soviet filmmaker.

 $0 Special free screening!
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Film: Nazarin
Friday, July 10 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for NazarinCertainly one of the most beautifully photographed of all Luis Buñuel’s films, Nazarín captures the harsh Mexican landscape for a tale of a turn-of-the-century wandering cleric who has shed his priest’s garments in hopes of comforting the poor, free from the Church’s chastising shadow. He is accompanied by two desperate women and an assortment of life’s outcasts. His is a Christlike effort, to wring charity out of a peasantry locked into the absurd cruelty of their environment, but also locked into the very material reality of being human. Like Preston Sturges’s Sullivan in his Travels, Nazarín’s experience among the wretched teaches him the nature of escape.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Film: The Foxes of Harrow
Friday, July 10 | 8:50 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for Foxes of HarrowIn antebellum New Orleans, Irish gambler Stephen Fox (Rex Harrison) wins a plantation and a beautiful, aristocratic wife (Maureen O’Hara), but can he master them? With its tale of tumultuous romance in an opulent, overheated Old South, The Foxes of Harrow was seen as an answer to Gone with the Wind. But Foxes draws a darker picture of the Southern culture of power and property, suggesting disturbing parallels between marriage and slavery. The script was loosely based on a novel by Frank Yerby, the first African American author to sell a book to a Hollywood studio. 

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

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Music: Death Cab for Cutie
Saturday, July 11 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

Musicians of Death Cab for CutieBy their seventh studio album, many bands are running out of creative steam and original ideas. But in the case of Death Cab for Cutie, nothing could be further from the truth. Codes and Keys is singular in the quartet's catalog when it comes to sonic exploration and lyrical ambition. If anything, the band has never sounded more excited to experiment with textures, words, sounds and even the process of recording itself.


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Film: Prix de beauté
Saturday, July 11 | 6:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for Prix de BeauteLiving humbly in Rochester, New York, the great silent-era actress Louise Brooks was rediscovered and thrust back into the spotlight in 1955 by Langlois and George Eastman House curator James Card. In 1958 Langlois invited her to Paris for a retrospective of her works, and her legend was solidified. “You have created a new Louise Brooks, entirely yours,” Brooks wrote to Langlois in 1959. Featuring Brooks in her last major role (at age twenty-four), Prix de beauté has a history as illustrious and troubled as its star's. Based on a treatment by G.W. Pabst, it was scripted as a silent by its intended director, René Clair. But Clair left the project when he was forced to rework the script for the addition of sound, and direction was taken over by Augusto Genina, who, with master cinematographer Rudolph Maté, brought an air of actuality to this tale of a Parisian typist who wins a beauty contest and a movie contract, only to face the violent disapproval of her husband. The simple plot becomes a potent vehicle for reflections on the mechanics of celebrity and the power of the photograph.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Film: The Mirror
Saturday, July 11 | 8:45 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Tarkovsky filmShards of memories—dreams of an individual, collective nightmares—do not merely haunt Tarkovsky's most challenging work, they are the film, which invents, as Ingmar Bergman noted, "a new language, true to the nature of film . . . life as a dream." Ostensibly an autobiographical portrait, The Mirror also offers a crash course in twentieth-century history, as stock footage of world upheavals—the Spanish Civil War, the Siege of Leningrad, the Cultural Revolution—intertwine with images of childhood: a field, a fire in a rainstorm, a father's voice, a mother (played by various actresses, including Tarkovsky's own mother). "I can speak," a once stuttering boy clearly states, but only after being hypnotized; indeed, The Mirror seems refracted from a hypnotized world, where images reveal more than language ever could.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

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Film: Earth
Sunday, July 12 | 6:15 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for EarthEarth is the masterpiece of the great Ukrainian director Dovzhenko; it is also his most experimental film. There seems to be a mad logic to its imagery, like the mad dance of its hero, Vasili, down the moonlit road to his death. Yet each startling image is precisely linked to the others, much as the peasants are linked through their shared passions, miseries, and mysteries. This is how Dovzhenko tells a story—a rather simple one of Ukrainian villagers coming to terms with collective farming against the brutal resistance of the kulaks and the more subtle resistance of tradition. The familiar catalog of earthly symbols here reaches an apotheosis, a daring poetry in the treatment of people and animals alike. A horse is made to "talk"; a grieving young widow wails, naked, totally exposed; the cycle of death in life is expressed in a serene surrealism.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Film: Way Out West
Sunday, July 12 | 4 p.m. | PFA Theater

Poster image for film Way Out WestIn one of Laurel and Hardy's best-loved comedies, Stan and Ollie travel to Brushwood Gulch to deliver a deed to a gold mine to its rightful inheritor. When a shady saloon owner and his dance-hall girlfriend scheme to take it for themselves, it’s up to the Boys to put things right, in bungling slapstick fashion, with some endearing musical numbers along the way

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members; UC Berkeley students,  $6.50 UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons; Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Workshop: Wooden boxes by Elizabeth Thorp
Sunday, July 12 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 277 Wurster Hall

Wooden Box with latchBuild a hardy box while learning safe woodworking practices with the College of Environmental Design. Learn about the properties of wood and box construction techniques such as mitering, spine joinery, and tongue and groove construction. Learn basic finishing techniques for this project and leave the workshop with a hand-crafted box and hands-on knowledge of its construction. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, 17 year olds admitted with guardian approval.


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Botanical garden: Summer fruit jam workshop with Blue Chair
Tuesday, July 14 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

marmaladeThis 2-hour introductory class is great for beginner and experienced jam makers alike. Rachel takes you through the jam-making process from start to finish, with a special focus on summer fruits and herbs. We will cook two different jams, a berry and a stone fruit. Our focus will be on base techniques and building blocks of jam making and on understanding how these help determine the end result. We will examine key topics such as how to integrate a secondary fruit into a simple base recipe, the specific importance of sugar and lemon juice, and the stages of cooking. Our class starts with a brief jam tasting and discussion, then proceeds to the cooking process.

 $95/ $85 Garden Members
Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.


Panel discussion: California drought
Tuesday, July 14 | 6-8 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

California reservoir and hillsJoin a panel of scholars to discuss the state of the drought in California. Panelists include John Andrews of the California department of water resources, Italy Fischhendler from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, David Zilberman of UC Berkeley, and David Sunding of UC Berkeley.


RSVP by July 10 online, or by calling 510-643-4200, or by emailing beahrselp@berkeley.edu.

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Social event: Ice cream day
Wednesday, July 15 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Ice cream cones"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" Join us at the Lawrence Hall of Science for a tasty summer treat. Use some chemistry and mix cream and sugar to make your own homemade ice cream. Then, try the classic Bay Area taste with scoops from Fenton's Creamery.

 Free with admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.


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