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Exhibit: Teaching design with people in mind
March 1 – May 27, 2016 every day | Volkmann Reading Room, Environmental Design Library 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall

The exhibit highlights Social Factors concepts in the 1960s through the 1980s as well as their widespread influence today. The exhibit is curated by Raymond Lifchez, Caitlin DeClercq, and Ayda Melika.



Exhibit: The Papyrus in the Crocodile
May 6 – July 29, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library

Students in the exhibit hallThe collections assembled by Berkeley’s many patrons and collectors over the last 150 years have formed the foundation of a wide variety of the university’s academic disciplines and institutions. Curated entirely by graduate students, The Papyrus in the Crocodile illuminates a key selection of these invaluable objects as testaments to the cosmopolitan ideologies of Berkeley’s visionary patrons, donors, and scholars.


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Film: The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
Wednesday, May 25 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wenders’s professional feature debut explores contemporary West Germany’s wastelands, as experienced by a fading soccer goalie who’s lost interest in the game, or in following rules. Kicked out of a game, the bored goalie Josef Bloch begins a very long walk away, one that takes him on a journey across the less scenic ends of the modern world—crumbling walls, crap bars, isolated villages, interrupted only by the squawk of American rock, alcohol, a woman, a fight, and, one night, a strangling.

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


Botanical garden: Walk and poetic data collection
Wednesday, May 25 | 1-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Julia Morgan HallJoin poets Denise Newman and Hazel White for a walk along the creek in the UC Berkeley Botanic Garden and help them in their poetic reordering of the plant collection. Their year-long project, Biotic Portal at Strawberry Creek, is funded by the Creative Work Fund.

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


Exhibit: Architecture of Life
January 31 – May 29, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

image Johannes Itten: Encounter, 1916; oil on canvas; 41 ⅓ x 31 ½ in.; collection of Kunsthaus Zürich. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ProLitteris, Zürich.Architecture of Life, the inaugural exhibition in BAM/PFA's landmark new building, explores the ways that architecture—as concept, metaphor, and practice—illuminates various aspects of life experience: the nature of the self and psyche, the fundamental structures of reality, and the power of the imagination to reshape our world. Occupying every gallery in the new building, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the exhibition comprises over two hundred works of art in a wide range of media, as well as scientific illustrations and architectural drawings and models, made over the past two thousand years.

 $12 General admission,  $0 UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty and BAM/PFA Members,  $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17)
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Film: Mark Morris Dance Group, L'Allegro, Il Penserorso ed Il Moderato
Thursday, May 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Mark Morris Dancers on stageMark Morris is well loved by Bay Area patrons for the remarkable live performances that he has presented at Cal Performances over the years. His full-length dance staging of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio L’Allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato in Madrid was captured on film by Vincent Bataillon, in 2014.



Workshop: Mapping the body
Thursday, May 26 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Acupuncture mapIn this hands-on workshop, we will use ancient maps of acupuncture points as both a guide and a counterpoint to explore how these charts may or may not match our experience of the body.

 $12 General Admission,  $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons,  Free BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Botanical garden: California native plant sale
Thursday, May 26 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Ceanothus flowersOur entire California Natives propagation area (across the street from the garden entrance) will be open for the public to come shop, browse, get advice and chat with the volunteer propagators that specialize in California native plants.

 Free Event
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Music: Above and Beyond Acoustic
Friday, May 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

Musicians of Above and Beyond AcousticOver their four critically-acclaimed studio albums, along with their acoustic project, Above & Beyond have continually been celebrated for placing real musicianship and songwriting at the heart of what they do.


Buy tickets online.


Film: I Knew Her Well
Friday, May 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from I Knew Her WellFollowing the gorgeous, seemingly liberated Adriana as she chases her dreams in the Rome of La dolce vita, I Knew Her Well is at once a delightful immersion in the popular music and style of 1960s Italy and a biting critique of its sexual politics and celebrity culture.

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808.

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Film: Night Falls, Mexican film noir
Saturday, May 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from Night FallsA Nietzschean jai alai star obliviously struts his way through a succession of broken-hearted lovers and conniving gangsters in this atmospheric noir starring Mexican matinee idol Pedro Armendáriz.

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


Film: Gate of Flesh
Saturday, May 28 | 8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from Gate of FleshA gang of tough prostitutes try to survive in the ruins of postwar Tokyo, but a lusty ex-soldier (Jo Shishido) soon upsets their fragile camaraderie. Part social-realist drama, part sadomasochistic trash opera.

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

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Film: Men in War
Sunday, May 29 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from Men In WarRobert Ryan and Aldo Ray star in Mann’s bleak, gripping take on the Korean conflict. “War on the ground has rarely been done much better than this” (New Yorker).

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

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Film: The Age of The Age of Czeslaw Milosz
Wednesday, June 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from The Age of Czeslaw MiloszA sweeping look at the Nobel Prize–winning poet’s tumultuous century, made intimate by his own exquisitely worded memories. Milosz, who taught at Berkeley, said that true poetry is “the passionate pursuit of the Real.” Introduced by Robert Hass, Mark Danner, & Anthony Milosz.

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Presentation: Berkeley Lab's Cleantech Pitchfest
Wednesday, June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter, San Francsico

Berkeley Lab Cleantech Pitchfest graphicBerkeley Lab's popular Science at the Theater travels across the Bay to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre for its first Cleantech Pitchfest. Which of 6 big new ideas designed to help transform our carbon-drenched, overheating world should get the first shot? Six Berkeley Lab scientists have 8 minutes each to persuade you that their technology has the most promise and social value.


RSVP by June 1 online.

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Film: Innocence of Memories
Thursday, June 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from Innocence of MemoryTurkey’s Nobel laureate wrote a (fictional) narration for this exploration of his Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. “A mesmerizing, original meditation on love and the city” (The Guardian).

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Music: Quartet San Francisco
Thursday, June 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Quartet San FranciscoEnjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods at the UC Botanical Garden redwood grove. Multiple Grammy nominees, Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Quartet San Francisco was founded by celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen. With violinist Matt Szemela, violist Chad Kaltinger, and cellist Andrés David Vera, these crossover specialists excel in multiple styles—jazz, tango, pop, blues, bluegrass, gypsy swing, big band. Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome. Warm clothes recommended.

 $20 Adult,  $18 UCBG Member Adult,  $12 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
CLICK "ONLINE" TO BUY TICKETS... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.

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Sports: Baseball NCAA championships
Friday, June 3 | Evans Field

Cal baseball playersCal Baseball hosts the NCAA Championships at Evans Diamond.



Music: Benjamin Britten, War Requiem, Op. 66
Friday, June 3 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Concert FlyerBerkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra presents a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, Op. 66. A preconcert lecture will be given by John Prescott, musicologist.



Film: Fat City
Friday, June 3 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from film Fat CityIn 1969 Leonard Gardner wrote one of America’s great novels. It was about small-time boxing in Stockton, California, in the 1950s, a book that is, the novelist Denis Johnson says, “so precisely written and giving such value to its words that I felt I could almost read it with my fingers.” The film is one of John Huston’s quiet masterpieces, featuring utterly convincing performances by Stacy Keach, a very young Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell.

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


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