Critic’s choice

It’s all happening at Berkeley

Critic’s choice

Lecture: Amy Wibowo

Friday, September 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Programmer and BubbleSort Zines founder Amy Wibowo will discuss design and inspiration in her work. BubbleSort Zines, which uses hand-drawn art and diagrams to frame computer science in an accessible and inclusive way. These informal talks at Jacobs Hall bring design practitioners to share ideas, projects, and practices.MORE about Amy Wibowo

Lecture: Rethinking the value of forests

Friday, September 30 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)
As complex problems like climate change, water scarcity and inequality blur the lines of traditional sectors, we have the chance to change the way we think about and manage forests. Dr. Heather Tallis is the Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy.MORE about Rethinking the value of forests

Dance: Mark Morris Dance Group, Layla and Majnun

Friday, September 30 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Mark Morris' lyrical choreography, the emotive voices of Azerbaijan's Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova, the vibrant musicality of The Silk Road Ensemble, and the striking visual palette of British painter Howard Hodgkin combine in this world premiere performance of the timeless story of the tragic love between Layla and Majnun from 5th-century Arabia.MORE about Mark Morris Dance Group, <em>Layla and Majnun</em>

Special event: Homecoming

September 30 – October 2, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s premier annual gathering for thousands of alumni and parents. Come to campus for three days of alumni parties, family events, lectures and other exciting learning opportunities, special tours, open houses, the Homecoming football game, and much more.MORE about Homecoming

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
Runaway 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. 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. MORE about Sojourner Truth, photography, and the fight against slavery

Exhibit: Berkeley Eye

July 13 – December 11, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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. MORE about <em>Berkeley Eye</em>

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
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding. 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.MORE about <em>Power to the People, the world of the Black Panthers</em>

Exhibit: The Gift to Sing, highlights of of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gallery Bancroft Library
For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. MORE about The Gift to Sing, highlights of of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit: Beyond Tintin and Superman, the diversity of global comics

September 19, 2016 – March 31, 2017 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library
Comics and graphic novels reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries. MORE about <em>Beyond Tintin and Superman</em>, the diversity of global comics

Panel discussion: Will the 2016 election finally make America multipartisan?

Saturday, October 1 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall
The 2016 campaign has led to major stresses on the leadership and ideology of the two major political parties in the United States. Will political life become more fragmented, leading to the rise of new parties? Join us for a discussion moderated by Richard “Dick” Beahrs (‘68), to explore what has changed, and what is unlikely to change, in future national elections.MORE about Will the 2016 election finally make America multipartisan?

Workshop: Mother Tongues, dance exploration

Sunday, October 2 | 1-3 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)
"Mother Tongue" refers to the multiple ways a human body can sense and express itself outside the linguistic, religious, gendered, and cultural tyrannies one inherits at birth. This improvisation workshop heighten one’s creative impulses, physical intelligence, and energetic connection with the other participants. No dance training required.MORE about Mother Tongues, dance exploration

Dance: Mark Morris Dance Group, Layla and Majnun

Sunday, October 2 | 3 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Mark Morris' lyrical choreography, the emotive voices of Azerbaijan's Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova, the vibrant musicality of The Silk Road Ensemble, and the striking visual palette of British painter Howard Hodgkin combine in this world premiere performance of the timeless story of the tragic love between Layla and Majnun from 5th-century Arabia.MORE about Mark Morris Dance Group, <em>Layla and Majnun</em>

Botanical garden: Foods of the Americas

Sunday, October 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Find out more about foods of the Americas with a visit to the Botanical Garden's exhibit for demos, tastings, crafts and fun. All ages welcome.MORE about Foods of the Americas

Lecture: Exploration of the universe with gravitational waves

Monday, October 3 | 6-7 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
The recent observation of gravitational waves from the merger of binary black holes opens a new way to learn about the universe as well as to test General Relativity in the limit of strong gravitational interactions – the dynamics of massive bodies traveling at relativistic speeds in a highly curved space-time. Rainer Weiss of MIT will discuss the latest findings.MORE about Exploration of the universe with gravitational waves

Lecture: Syria from reform to revolt

Monday, October 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340, Sultan Conference Room Stephens Hall
As Syria’s anti-authoritarian uprising and subsequent civil war have left the country in ruins, the need for understanding the nation’s complex political and cultural realities remains urgent. Professor Leif Stenberg will discuss his recent book, Syria from Reform to Revolt: Culture, Society, and Religion.MORE about Syria from reform to revolt

Author talk: Josephine Klougart

Monday, October 3 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Josefine Klougart has been hailed as one of Denmark’s greatest contemporary writers. She is the first Danish author ever to have two of her first three books nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and has been compared to Joan Didion, Anne Carson, and Virginia Woolf. Her English-language debut is One of Us Is Sleeping.MORE about Josephine Klougart

Author talk: An American Genocide, Benjamin Madley

Tuesday, October 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
UCLA professor Benjamin Madley will speak about his new book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe. This book takes readers into pre-contact California and through the Gold Rush. Over the course of three decades in the 1800s, 80% of California Indians were slaughtered with the complicity of state and federal government. MORE about <em>An American Genocide</em>, Benjamin Madley

Social event: Pet Hugs on Sproul

Tuesday, October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Plaza
Come and get some much needed stress relief with our awesome therapy dogs from Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)! MORE about Pet Hugs on Sproul

Author talk: Hitler's Compromises, Nathan Stoltzfus

Tuesday, October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Under Hitler’s rule the Gestapo brutally repressed political resistance. Yet Hitler also made tactical compromises in order to maintain his authority and consolidate power within the Reich. Nathan Stoltzfus is a specialist in Modern European history, especially Germany, his thematic research interests include political violence and civil resistance.MORE about <em>Hitler's Compromises</em>, Nathan Stoltzfus

Workshop: Draw Club with Drew Bennett

Wednesday, October 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join artist Drew Bennett for an inclusive, no-skills-necessary workshop that encourages deep observation through drawing. We will head into the galleries with paper and graphite pencils to freely explore the exhibitions on view. All materials are provided.MORE about Draw Club with Drew Bennett

ONGOING: Exhibits around campus >