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Saturday, November 23, 2019

TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.


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Strawberry Creek Restoration Day

Special Event | November 23 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Wellman Hall, bridge south of Wellman in direction of Moffit

 Tim Pine, campus environmental protection specialist

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

Want to help restore a problematic reach of Strawberry Creek?
Have you ever noticed this blackberry and ivy-covered portion on the east end of West Oval Glade?

Join the Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley chapter, and UC Berkeley Environmental Protection Specialist Tim Pine for a sweaty, hard-working, and inspiring volunteer day! For this volunteer event, we will focus on the removal...   More >

Cal at Stanford Big Game Tailgate

Special Event | November 23 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Koret Plaza

  , Stanford, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and Cal Athletics for the 122nd Big Game in Palo Alto and the return of this exciting pregame tailgate. Enjoy the company of friends old and new, and revel in the pageantry of the Cal Band and Spirit Groups before Cal retakes the Axe from the Cardinal!

Tailgate Time: 2.5 hours before kickoff
Kickoff: TBD


Film - Documentary | November 23 | 12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Only Kiarostami could turn a documentary about homework into a delightful, absorbing, and stirring portrait of the “human condition.” The style is simplicity itself: the film consists of a series of interviews with several little boys (and, occasionally, with their parents) about the Iranian school system and its methods of assigning homework. Beleaguered by their rigorous workload, the boys...   More >

Sonoma: Big Game Viewing Party at Epicenter

Social Event | November 23 | 1-4 p.m. |  Epicenter

 3215 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Sonoma County

It's one of the oldest rivalries in American college football. Join fellow Cal fans at Epicenter to cheer on the Golden Bears as they take back the Stanford Axe! Watch the game on the big screens and enjoy drinks and apps from Epicenter's Victory House.

Not a Cal alum? No worries! Friends of Cal are always welcome at our events.

Special thanks to Epicenter for hosting this event!

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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

UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 23 | 2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Berkeley Music


Dvorak - Symphony No. 8
Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

Jennifer Huang and Grady Lai, conductors

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Film - Documentary | November 23 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This documentary tells the remarkable story of the perseverance of a biological scientist who found a cure for cancer through his trailblazing immunotherapy research. Jim Allison spent a significant part of his career as a professor of immunology and director of the Cancer Research Laboratory at UC Berkeley between 1985 and 2004, and concurrently at UC San Francisco from 1997. Among his many...   More >

FLACC 2019: Bridges and Bones/East

Performing Arts - Dance | November 23 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For its sixth annual edition, the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers (¡FLACC!) is crossing the Bay Bridge to partner with BAMPFA for the first time. Bridges & Bones/East features twelve Latinx dance artists bringing culturally nuanced, site-specific or politically charged movement installations to the architecture and community of the museum. Join them on a journey through...   More >

The Servant

Film - Feature | November 23 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Don’t be fooled . . . by PBS prestigerie like Upstairs Downstairs,” critic Raymond Durgnat wrote in 1977 (and decades later, we would add Downton Abbey to the comparison); “they’re nostalgic recuperations of all the tensions plotted by Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey in this, their seminal study of master-servant relationships. How and why does the rich young man with aristocratic pretensions...   More >

Ash Is Purest White

Film - Feature | November 23 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A gangster’s wife stands on her own in Jia Zhangke’s expansive narrative of empowerment and survival, set against the tumultuous political and cultural changes of twenty-first-century China. Jia’s wife and longtime muse Zhao Tao, whose roles in his Unknown Pleasures and Still Life serve as inspiration, stars as a woman saddled with a mobster lover who’s seen one too many John Woo films; she first...   More >

University Baroque Ensemble: Delights from the Western European Age of Enlightenment

Performing Arts - Music | November 23 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Join the members of University Baroque Ensemble as they present delights from the Western European Age of Enlightenment on the university’s collection of eighteenth-century instruments. Works include concerti by Vivaldi, a Concerto Grosso by Handel and a suite by Lully.

Katherine Heater and Carla Moore, Co-Directors

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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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 >

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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 >