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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

How to Start a College Admissions Advising Business

Lecture | February 23 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 2nd Floor

 Margaret Rothe

 UC Berkeley Extension

Participants in our College Admissions Counseling program often find themselves wondering how they will turn what they've learned into a thriving independent consulting business. If you find yourself intimidated by the start-up process and which aspects to take into consideration, join us for a workshop dedicated to this important topic. Learn with humor and plenty of practical applications from...   More >


  Register online

Exploration of Forms: Square Dance with Evie Ladin and Bearcat Stringband

Performing Arts - Dance | February 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Evie Ladin

 Bearcat Stringband

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This Square Dance workshop features live, old-time string band music and easy instruction before and throughout each dance. A new generation continues to enjoy how this very American social dance brings people together. Far from the trauma imposed in elementary school, or the structure of square dance clubs, this dance form in its organic state—a mix of white, black, and brown influences from the...   More >

Evie Ladin

Baseball vs. St. John's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | February 23 | 1 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts St. John's at Evans Diamond.

Women's Basketball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 23 | 2 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Oregon State at Haas Pavilion.


Film - Feature | February 23 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cowritten by Fellini, Paisan is a six-episode chronicle of wartime Italy recreating incidents in different locales, from Sicily at the time of the Allied invasion to the marshes of the Po Delta in the last months of the war. A triumph of neorealist method, the film incorporates fictional anecdotes into semi-documentary scenes of astonishing verisimilitude. The episodic structure leaves no time...   More >

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: Secrets of the Baroque

Performing Arts - Music | February 23 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Veracini/Overture No. 6 in G minor
Van Wassenaer/Concerto Armonico No. 5 in F minor
C.P.E. Bach/Oboe Concerto in B-flat major
Telemann/Sinfonia Melodica
A. Scarlatti/Concerto Grosso No. 5 in D minor
Vivaldi/Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 4, No. 8, RV 249
Handel/Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 5

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin performs Secret of the Baroque Sunday, February 23, 2020 in Hertz Hall

Cirque Éloize: Hotel

Performing Arts - Theater | February 23 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pioneer of contemporary circus arts, Cirque Éloize delivers uproarious comedy through a mix of acrobatics, aerial routines, and live music. In their newest show, Hotel, set in an elegant Art Deco lobby, a cast of captivating characters—from a juggling janitor to a hapless tightrope-walking bellhop to a starlet flying through the air on a trapeze swing—takes viewers through the unexpected...   More >

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cirque Éloize performs Hotel Saturday–Sunday, February 22–23, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Pierre Manning)

Gallery Talks: Lands of Promise and Peril

Lecture | February 23 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The student curators of Lands of Promise and Peril present gallery talks mapping the exhibition’s themes and revealing their curatorial process and perspectives.

The curators are Noor Ali, Lillias Arvanites, Aidan Barry-Owen, Joseph Chang, Kate Gabon, Jocelyn Gama, Joss Harrison, Shuge Luo, Luz Mendez, Paul O’Neill, Mohini Rye, and Aylin Figueroa Uribe, students in the UC Berkeley course...   More >

Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting with Wright and Brown

Special Event | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how various woods can affect the aging and taste of locally crafted whiskeys with Wright & Brown Distilling Co, based in Oakland. Taste a variety of whiskeys discover the importance of oak barrels and nibble on snacks while looking out onto the California oaks.

$60, $55 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One Sings, The Other Doesn’t “remains almost unique as a commercial French film concerned with the militant aspects of the women’s movement” (Alison Smith). The film follows the friendship of two very different women, Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) and Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard), over the course of a decade as each searches for her place in the world. Varda presents a utopian vision, a choice for...   More >

Soldiers: A Story from Ferentari

Film - Documentary | February 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Two men form an unlikely couple in one of Bucharest’s toughest Romany neighborhoods in actress/filmmaker Ivana Mladenović’s naturalist drama, which represents a turning point in Romanian cinema’s depictions of gay romance and Roma society. Recently dumped, the bespectacled Adi moves into the rough Ferentari district intending to document its burgeoning manele pop/folk music scene; there he...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   More >

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism...   More >

Guided Tours: Rosie Lee Tompkins

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 23 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join a guided tour to discover the vibrant and innovative work of quilt artist Rosie Lee Tompkins.