Saturday, October 26, 2019
Special Event | October 25 – 27, 2019 every day | Memorial Stadium
As UC Berkeleys hackathon organization, Cal Hacks hosts the worlds 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.
Film - Feature | October 26 | 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 locationsfrom Harlem, Philadelphia, and Detroit to Ethiopia, Ghana, and Jamaicaeach an important site within the African diaspora. Locating a shared geographical and... More >
Social Event | October 26 | Shorebird Nature Center
Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Berdahl Auditorium, room 105
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.
Workshop | October 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | UC 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
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
Film - Feature | October 26 | 3 p.m. | 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 worlds greatest filmmakers should catch this collection of childrens shorts by Abbas Kiarostami, who began his career making films for an Iranian childrens cultural institute. Whether teaching kids to identify colors, imparting the value of going to the dentist, celebrating the joys of... More >
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 ? Heres your chance to do that now!
Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
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.Zip EP Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE), No Bad Trips, and Ice Cream, all reminiscent of his heady bass sound with shades of reggae and dubstep.
Performing Arts - Dance | October 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
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 companys 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)
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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 >
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 >
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.
Oranges 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
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >