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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Littlest Bear Virtual 5K Run/Walk 2019: Raising funds for Diversity and Inclusion in Tech!

Special Event | July 29 – August 4, 2019 every day |  Wherever you are!

 Information, School of

A fun run/walk/roll! Proceeds benefit Diversity & Inclusion Fellowships.

Argumentative Writing for College, Career and Community

Workshop | July 29 – August 1, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, To Be Determined

 Ari Dolid, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Argument is everywhere! Whether speaking and writing on-demand in school and on the job, or composing a text for publication in magazines or blogs, the ability to construct evidence based, nuanced claims and acknowledge the strengths and limits of multiple perspectives is crucial. The National Writing Project's College, Career and Community Writing Project Program (C3WP) provides an entry point...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JH

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Screening and Discussion: Advocate

Film - Documentary | August 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Smadar Ben Natan; Rachel Leah Jones; Philippe Bellaïche

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz

Performing Arts - Music | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Kelley Stoltz; Magic in the Other

 Botanical Garden

Summer concert with Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz

General $22 / UCBG Members $20 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT.

Mindful Living 6-Session Series

Workshop | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Neesha Patel, Ph.D., UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Dates: Thursday 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Fee-based series. Cost: $215

The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction and promote health and well-being. This six-session introductory, experiential and interactive course will provide participants with...   More >

Gang of Four: (La bande des quatre)

Film - Feature | August 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Four women, a shadowy conspiracy, and a whole lot of acting exercises: we’re firmly in Rivette territory in one of the director’s most spellbinding explorations of the sometimes terrifyingly thin line between everyday life and the strangeness beneath it. A quartet of aspiring actresses live together while studying with a demanding coach (Bulle Ogier). As they rehearse Pierre Marivaux’s La double...   More >

At the Illusionist’s Table

Performing Arts - Other | July 16 – August 4, 2019 every day with exceptions | 7-9 p.m. |  Grace Street Showroom

 4629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 Scott Silven

 Cal Performances

Beginning with a series of seemingly innocuous questions and simple tasks, the brilliant mentalist, performer, and storyteller Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance. Silven's "guests" at this elegant candlelit dinner party—only 28 people per seating—will be treated to a three-course meal,...   More >

 No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

$350

  Tickets go on sale May 30. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

Brilliant mentalist Scott Silven conjures up a world of mystery and illusion in his intimate dinner-theater performance "At the Illusionist's Table," presented by Cal Performances.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Josh Dillon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The August 2019 installment of our Astro Night series will be on August 1. UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Josh Dillon will talk about using radio telescopes to make 3D maps of hydrogen in the early universe.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

News from the Ice Age: Mobility, Connectivity and Home or How Our Ice Age Ancestors Might Tell Us Something about Adapting to Climate Challenges

Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Hillside Club

 2286 Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Meg Conkey, Professor emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

I will relate some of this research that has focused on what we call a landscape archaeology, and on trying to understand the lives and life-spaces of our ancestors in a wider social context.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing 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!

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 >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >

Five Tables of Earth, Rock, Sand, and Dirt

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 1 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

If the meek shall inherit the earth, our study center collections show what a grand—also rocky, sandy, and dirty—inheritance this might be. On view this session: the poster for Walter De Maria’s iconic installation The New York Earth Room; a stunning photograph of sand dunes by Ansel Adams; Robert Watts’s Fluxus kit Rocks Marked by Weight; James Ensor’s scabrous etching Peste dessous, peste...   More >