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Botanical Garden: Butterfly walk

Tuesday, July 25 | 3-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Sally Levinson, volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady,' guides a walk through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.MORE about Butterfly walk

Exhibit: Collecting in the Bancroft tradition

April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gallery Bancroft Library
For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the African American community in San Francisco after World War II are but a few of the items featured.
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Exhibit: The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library Bancroft Library
Images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael McClure are featured in this exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Summer of Love.” MORE about The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Lecture: National Botanic Garden of Cuba

Wednesday, July 26 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Carlos Sanchez, professor of botany at the University of Havana and botanist for the National Botanic Garden of Cuba, presents an illustrated talk on the National Botanic Garden of Cuba. Carlos is a visiting research scholar at UC Berkeley this summer, and has been the guide for two tours to Cuba in support of the UC Botanical Garden.MORE about National Botanic Garden of Cuba

Multimedia installation: Ugo Rondinone

June 28 – August 27, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
"Ugo Rondinone: the world just makes me laugh" incorporates imagery and themes from popular culture as well as drawing inspiration from historical art movements such as Romanticism and Surrealism.MORE about Ugo Rondinone

Outdoor concert: Tom Brosseau + Steven Emerson

Thursday, July 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
North Dakota-born and LA-seasoned, Tom Brosseau is a songwriter, guitar player & singer influence by the singers and songwriters of the great American songbook. Steven Emerson is an introspective, jazz-inflected singer/songwriter, filmmaker, poet, and sought-after composer for film, video games, commercials and television. MORE about Tom Brosseau + Steven Emerson

Botanical Garden: Summer bird walk

Saturday, July 29 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Garden docent and ornithologist, Sarah MacLean, leads a summer bird walk to observe summer visitors such as warblers, orioles, and hummingbirds, and recently hatched fledglings.MORE about Summer bird walk

Film: West Side Story

Saturday, July 29 | 8:30-10:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to this outdoor screening of West Side Story. Come early for live music with the All of Us trio playing favorites from the musical at 8 p.m. Refreshments available.MORE about <em>West Side Story</em>

Lawrence Hall of Science: Build it festival

Sunday, July 30 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Put your architectural skills to the test as you collaborate with other visitors to construct 2D and 3D structures with recycled materials at this family fun day.MORE about Build it festival

Science@Cal: Spin and the quantum rules for apartment rentals

Wednesday, August 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
Robert Cahn, physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, explains the ½ spin of electrons and how this fact shapes the entire physical world.MORE about Spin and the quantum rules for apartment rentals

Documentary: Bending the Arc

Wednesday, August 2 | 3:45-7 p.m. | Albany Twin, 1115 Solano Ave, Albany
This inspiring documentary charts the success of Partners in Health, an NGO which builds hospitals and delivers health care throughout the world as they work to bend the arc toward justice.MORE about <em>Bending the Arc</em>

Outdoor concert: Pieta Brown + Indianna Hale

Thursday, August 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Pieta Brown has been recognized by NPR for her “moody, ethereal” songwriting, applauded by The Boston Globe for her “mercurial voice” and has continued to gain wide-spread critical attention for both her singing and songwriting with each release. Indianna Hale's voice captures the pain, the power and the simple beauty of life all with just the right bit of warble and trill. MORE about Pieta Brown + Indianna Hale

Berkeley Art Museum: Free first Thursday

Thursday, August 3 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Every first Thursday is free admission day. The galleries are free all day as are the guided exhibition tours.MORE about Free first Thursday

Concert: Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang, violin

Saturday, August 5 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Representing nearly a dozen countries, the 107 young musical ambassadors of the Asian Youth Orchestra plays Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Strauss' Don Juan, and is joined by violinist Sarah Chang for Sibelius' thrilling Violin Concerto.MORE about Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang, violin

Lawrence Hall of Science: Family fun day

Sunday, August 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Make your own boat using recycled materials, then test it in our Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor science park.MORE about Family fun day

Outdoor concert: Jim Kweskin + The Dixie Giants

Thursday, August 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden
Jim Kweskin continues to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. For the past 4 years the Sonoma County-based group, The Dixie Giants, have brought their own special version of New Orleans music to the Bay Area.MORE about Jim Kweskin + The Dixie Giants

Open house: Jacobs summer design showcase

Friday, August 11 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Meet student makers, explore projects from four hands-on summer courses, and enjoy light refreshments with our community. MORE about Jacobs summer design showcase

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