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Film: A Quiet Passion

Saturday, August 19 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Relating the life of Emily Dickinson, film-maker Terence Davies imbues the simple structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry. MORE about <em>A Quiet Passion</em>

Science at Cal: The Higgs Boson

Saturday, August 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall
Heather Gray, fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will explain what this Higgs boson is and why it is so important that we had to spend 10 billion dollars to build an enormous collider (and detectors) to find it. MORE about The Higgs Boson

Painting: Divine visions, earthly pleasures

June 28 – September 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
From the very earliest times, a range of stylistic possibilities was open to Indian painters. "Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting" highlights many appealing styles and trends found in this rich tradition. MORE about Divine visions, earthly pleasures

Author talk: Hamilton: The Revolution

Sunday, August 20 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Jeremy McCarter describes his book, co-authored with Lin-Manuel Miranda, as a chronicle of two revolutions—the American Revolution of the 18th century, and that of the hip-hop-inspired Hamilton itself, “a musical that changes the way that Broadway sounds ... that lets us glimpse the new, more diverse America rushing our way.”MORE about <em>Hamilton: The Revolution</em>

Lawrence Hall of Science: Solar eclipse day

Monday, August 21 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
On August 21st, North America gets a front row seat to a rare and exciting event—an eclipse of the sun. Enjoy hands-on eclipse activities and catch this fascinating astronomical event at Lawrence Hall of Science.MORE about Solar eclipse day

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.
MORE about Collecting in the Bancroft tradition

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

Botanical Garden: Butterfly walk

Tuesday, August 22 | 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

Film: The New Babylon

Thursday, August 24 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Set in the 1871 Paris Commune and centered around a posh department store modeled after that found in Emile Zola’s novel Au bonheur des dames, the silent film will be presented with Dmitri Shostakovich’s original symphonic score.MORE about <em>The New Babylon</em>

Performance: Mandolin showcase

Thursday, August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
After an introductory history of the mandolin, "mad mandolinist" Patrick Fahey will perform works in progress from his upcoming classical CD, joined by Polish-born violinist Ela Pollack and bassist Alex Baum. MORE about Mandolin showcase

Seminar: Nanoscale Design of Materials for the capture and storage of renewable energy

Friday, August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ted Sargen, professor in electrical and computer engineering at the Univerisity of Toronto, discusses using computational materials science, spectroscopies, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution. MORE about Nanoscale Design of Materials for the capture and storage of renewable energy

Botanical Garden: Beer tasting with Fort Point Beer Company

Saturday, August 26 | 5:30-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Enjoy the beautiful after-hours in the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley while sampling some delicious beers from San Francisco's Fort Point Beer Company. Visit the garden's hop vines (Humulus lupulus) to complete the sensory experience. MORE about Beer tasting with Fort Point Beer Company

Documentary: Antonio Gaudí

Sunday, August 27 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Less a documentary than a visual poem, the film takes viewers on a tour of spectacular architecture, including Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. MORE about <em>Antonio Gaudí</em>

Lecture: Museum of the Second World War in Poland

Monday, August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk opened in March to heated debates and controversy. Pawel Machcewicz, professor of political history at the Polish Academy of Sciences, explores how the museum reflects the pressures to which history and culture are exposed in the era of growing nationalism and isolationism in Poland.MORE about Museum of the Second World War in Poland

Lecture: Public role of science

Monday, August 28 | 12-2 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Against the backdrop of current debates about science and populism, Peter Strohschneider, president of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) re-examines Vannevar Bush’s ideas on the public role of science as developed in the 1945 report to the President of the United States, “Science, The Endless Frontier.”MORE about Public role of science

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