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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>

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

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

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>

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>

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 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>

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>

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

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>

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

Special Event: Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Wednesday, September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Morrison Room Doe Library
See and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. MORE about Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Lecture: Purity and Pollution — Cannabis as Matter Out of Place

Wednesday, September 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Anthropologist Dr. Michael Polson will share observations on cannabis and its journey from cultural pollutant to purified, legal substance.MORE about Purity and Pollution — Cannabis as Matter Out of Place

Film: Dreams of Suitcases and a Blue Lobster — Latin Surrealism

Wednesday, September 4 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This program brings together short films that share an interest in exploring cinema’s oneiric, disturbing, and irrational potential.MORE about Dreams of Suitcases and a Blue Lobster — Latin Surrealism

Exhibit: Strange

September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.MORE about Strange

Presentation: Sara Dean — Environmental Exploits

Thursday, September 5 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. MORE about Sara Dean — Environmental Exploits

Panel Discussion: Religious Freedom and Religious Restrictions Health Care in 2019

Thursday, September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 315, Maude Fife Wheeler Hall
A panel discussion moderated by Lori Freedman (UCSF) and Ronit Stahl. MORE about Religious Freedom and Religious Restrictions Health Care in 2019

Performance: Tycho (with guest Poolside)

Friday, September 6 | 6:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Tycho – the Grammy nominated electronic music project led by primary composer Scott Hansen – unveils a wholly new iteration of sound with the release of their fifth studio album, Weather, via Mom + Pop Music x Ninja Tune.MORE about Tycho (with guest Poolside)