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Saturday, October 26, 2019

CalHack 6.0

Special Event | October 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  Memorial Stadium

 Data Sciences

As UC Berkeley’s hackathon organization, Cal Hacks hosts the world’s largest collegiate hackathon, runs a fellowship program to support entrepreneurial hackers, and brings first-time coders into the world of technology — just a few of our many initiatives and projects. Our mission is to empower others with technology to create solutions to better the world.

Black Life: Films by Ephraim Asili

Film - Feature | October 26 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Writer Ruth Gebreyesus introduces four short films from The Diaspora Suite by filmmaker, DJ, and traveler Ephraim Asili. Created over the course of seven years, the suite is built around footage shot in American and international locations—from Harlem, Philadelphia, and Detroit to Ethiopia, Ghana, and Jamaica—each an important site within the African diaspora. Locating a shared geographical and...   More >

Transoc Fall Picnic

Social Event | October 26 |  Shorebird Nature Center

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

CRISPR Consensus?: Public debate and the future of genome editing in human reproduction

Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Berdahl Auditorium, room 105

 Innovative Genomics Institute

Join us for an open symposium on public participation in ethics and policy around making heritable changes to human DNA. Come hear perspectives from bioethicists, religious leaders, patient advocates, disability advocates, scientists, international policymakers and more, and add your voice to the conversation!

  RSVP online by October 26.

FAMILY PROGRAM: BUG EATERS: All about Carnivorous Plants

Workshop | October 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy a plant-themed creepy crawly event in honor of Halloween at this family program for all ages. We will explore some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can trap and eat insects. Get up close with these amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more about them.

$18 Adult / $16 Child or $12 Member Adult / $10 Member Child

  Register online

Cal at Hamilton

Performing Arts - Theater | October 26 | 1-4 p.m. |  Orpheum Theater

  , San Francisco, CA 94102

 Cal Alumni Association

Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/HAM4CAL.
Click on "HAM4BERKELEY" when purchasing tickets.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Short Films

Film - Feature | October 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Anyone curious about what episodes of Sesame Street would look like if they were directed by one of the world’s greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of children’s shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian children’s cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of...   More >

Ask a Berkeley Scientist: Science, Cider and Snacks!

Special Event | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Ella Lachman, Physics, UC Berkeley; Bill Page, Physics, UC Berkeley; Peggy Hellweg, Berkeley Seismology Lab, UC Berkeley; Howard Isaacson, Astronomy, UC Berkeley; Kwabena Bediako, Chemistry, UC Berkeley; Daniel Westcott, Plant Biology, UC Berkeley

 Thomas Mittiga, Physics, UC Berkeley


Science is all about being curious and asking questions. If you could ask a scientist a question, what would it be…? Here’s your chance to do that now!

Griz: with guest: CloZee

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Just two months after the release of Ride Waves, his most creative and collaborative studio album to date, GRiZ returns with three new tracks via his Bangers[1].Zip EP – “Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)”, “No Bad Trips”, and “Ice Cream”, all reminiscent of his heady bass sound with shades of reggae and dubstep.

  Buy tickets online

Momix: Viva MOMIX!

Performing Arts - Dance | October 26 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The acrobatic troupe MOMIX, established more than three decades ago by Pilobolus founding member Moses Pendleton, returns after a long Berkeley hiatus. Viva MOMIX! features a collection of acts from the company’s most visually spectacular shows, including Botanica (about the seasons), Lunar Sea (the moon), and Opus Cactus (the landscape of the American Southwest).

$30–$76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

MOMIX performs Viva MOMIX! Saturday–Sunday, October 26–27, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: John Kane)

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?

Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >