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Film: La vie de Bohème

Wednesday, August 21 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In a black-and-white Paris of timeless shabbiness, three impoverished artistes—an Albanian painter (Matti Pellonpää), a French writer (André Wilms), and an Irish composer (Kari Väänänen)—struggle against landlords, immigration officials, and a constant shortage of cash to sustain themselves, their loves, and, above all, their art. MORE about <em>La vie de Bohème</em>

Exhibit: Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library
In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades.MORE about Whose University? — The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

Exhibit: Dinosaurs in Motion

July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
A blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!MORE about Dinosaurs in Motion

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

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Curator’s Talk: Lisa Sutcliffe on The San Quentin Project

Thursday, August 22 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join exhibition curator Lisa Sutcliffe for a walkthrough of The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, focusing on artist Poor’s evolving collaboration with residents of San Quentin—work that began with mapping exercises in a visual art course and culminated in the critically acclaimed podcast Ear Hustle.MORE about Lisa Sutcliffe on The San Quentin Project

Lecture: The Archaeology of Beer

Thursday, August 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join Christine Hastorf, Ph.D. for a lecture on the history of beer through an archaeological lens.MORE about The Archaeology of Beer

Performance: Herbie Hancock with guest Kamasi Washington

Friday, August 23 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Now in the sixth decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock remains where he has always been: at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. MORE about Herbie Hancock with guest Kamasi Washington

Reading: Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard

Friday, August 23 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Poets Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard respond to the work of artists Helen Mirra and Sean Thackrey with poetry that attempts to grapple in language with wordlessness.MORE about Lyn Hejinian and Frances Richard

Film: The Last Waltz

Saturday, August 24 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
When The Band decided to hang it up after seventeen years on the road, they chose Scorsese to film their farewell concert.MORE about <em>The Last Waltz</em>

Presentation: Black Life — Levi Maxwell

Saturday, August 24 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Levi Maxwell, a Bay Area–born food justice and youth advocate, explores the impact of African material culture and agrarian knowledge on colonial economies throughout the transatlantic world, and discusses the effect of clothing from local populations along the West and Central African coast on Western cultural identity.MORE about Black Life — Levi Maxwell

Film: Irma Vep

Sunday, August 25 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Olivier Assayas inserts his passion for visual, chaotic Hong Kong action movies into the landscape of the French art film in this “remake” of the silent French serial Les vampires.MORE about <em>Irma Vep</em>

Performance: Back to My Roots

Tuesday, August 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Assyrian Arts Institute Artists Tours presents: Omar Bashir, featuring Ilona Danho (Assyrian vocalist). MORE about <em>Back to My Roots</em>

Workshop: Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Tuesday, August 27 | 10-10:45 a.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, with suggestions on how to find them. MORE about Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Film: The Decline of Western Civilization

Thursday, August 29 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Penelope Spheeris’s writhing and raucous portrait of the L.A. punk scene circa 1979/80 is about the surface tension, the appearance of decline.MORE about <em>The Decline of Western Civilization</em>

Film: The Death of Louis XIV

Friday, August 30 | 7:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
“In Albert Serra’s masterful The Death of Louis XIV, we are a guest in the bedchamber of King Louis (Jean-Pierre Léaud), where, among his loyal servants, all energy and concern is devoted to the king’s well-being and hoped-for recovery."MORE about <em>The Death of Louis XIV</em>

Seminar: Sculpting Photocatalysts on the Nano Scale

Friday, August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The solar-driven photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen is a potential source of clean and renewable fuels. MORE about Sculpting Photocatalysts on the Nano Scale

Film: The White Balloon

Saturday, August 31 | 3:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A seven-year-old girl navigates the busy streets of Tehran while trying to buy a goldfish in the utterly charming 1995 debut of Jafar Panahi, the widely acclaimed director whose recent feature 3 Faces also screens at BAMPFA this season.MORE about <em>The White Balloon</em>

Film: Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Saturday, August 31 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Gondry’s film follows Chappelle to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, where he surprises a random assortment of residents with transportation, accommodation, and tickets to a daylong concert in Brooklyn.MORE about <em>Dave Chappelle's Block Party</em>

CANCELED: Workshop:Ceramic Copalera Making Workshop

Saturday, August 31 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Canceled
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about and create their own traditional incense burner, or copalera.MORE about Workshop:Ceramic Copalera Making Workshop

Lecture: Boris, Brexit and Europe

Tuesday, September 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
IES Senior Fellow Dr Matt Beech will offer an interpretation of recent events in the Conservative and Unionist Party and examine their significance for British, European and American politics. MORE about Boris, Brexit and Europe