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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 17th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 7 – 16, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 7-10 (San Francisco) November 16 (Palo Alto)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 17th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 7-10 and November 16, 2019).

TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Football vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | November 16 |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Football hosts USC at Memorial Stadium.

Conference on Global Economic Issues

Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Clausen Center for International Business & Policy

UC Berkeley’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy hosts its 3rd biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues. This event will feature prominent economists, policymakers, and industry participants. Some of our confirmed participants include Mary Daly, President, SF Federal Reserve; Calvin Ho, Senior Vice President and Director of Research for Templeton Global Macro; Jed Kolko,...   More >

Free

  Registration opens October 22. Register online by November 15.

FAMILY PROGRAM: The Great Leaf Hunt and Crafting

Workshop | November 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate fall in our collection of leaves from all around the world!
Find the giant "umbrella" leaf of the Gunnera plant, compare it with the tiny leaf of the world's smallest flowering plant, and see a leaf that actually moves when you touch it. Learn about why leaves change color in the fall and enjoy making beautiful leaf crafts to take home.

$18 Adult, $16 Child, $12 UCBG Member Adult, $10 UCBG Member Child

 Registration includes admission the Garden. Enjoy a day in the Botanical Garden!. Buy tickets online

Trip to Bay Model in Sausalito

Tour/Open House | November 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  Bay Model

 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

 N/A

 Berkeley Water Group, Society of Conservation Biology

Participate in a guided tour of the Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model in Sausalito in an event joint hosted by the Berkeley Water Group and the Society of Conservation Biology. Optionally, after the tour, join for lunch and a local hike.

What: Visit to the Bay Model
When: Nov 16 at 10AM
Where: 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Who: 15 people
How: We plan to organize cars to get...   More >

Advancing Health Equity Through Innovation, Technology, and Design in MCAH: UCB MCAH Alumni Networking Brunch

Special Event | November 16 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Emeriti Suite, 5th Floor

 Dr. Michael Lu, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Join the UC Berkeley Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) program and the Helen Wallace Center for MCAH for an exciting networking event!

$35.00 Regular, $25.00 Student

  Tickets go on sale October 27. Buy tickets online

Exquisite Corpse Workshop

Workshop | November 16 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

To celebrate the centennial of Surrealism, poet Rod Roland and daughter Coco lead an all-ages workshop in creating collaborative drawings and pieces of writing using the Surrealist technique of the exquisite corpse. In their words, written as an exquisite corpse:

Exercise your brain and creativity
the light from an oyster
make friends
voyage through alchemy in a tiny boat
So Much Fun!
The...   More >

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

Surrealism Then, Now: Snapshots of Critically Engaged Art: Inside the Magnetic Fields: Surrealism at 100

Conference/Symposium | November 16 | 2-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

Presented by University of California, Berkeley’s Consortium on Surrealism @100 (organized by UC Berkeley’s Program in Critical Theory).

This afternoon symposium and discussion–organized by UC Berkeley’s Program in Critical Theory– will feature two panels of literary and cultural critics who’ll reconsider Surrealism: its histories, its afterlives, and its resonances in art and politics today....   More >

My Uncle

Film - Feature | November 16 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Young Gerard Arpel feels alienated and constricted in his parents’ house, in which ingenious modern gadgets replace human effort and precision scheduling passes for interaction. Therefore he loves to spend time with his Uncle Hulot (Jacques Tati), whose home resembles a nest at the top of a ramshackle old house in a lively, impoverished quarter of the city. Much of the humor of this delicately...   More >

Ravish Kumar | Gandhi, Godse, and Memory in Modern India: The 3rd Bhattacharya Lecture on the "Future of India"

Lecture | November 16 | 4-6 p.m. |  Haas School: Andersen Auditorium | Note change in location

 Ravish Kumar, Writer, Journalist and Media Personality

 Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley; Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Bhattacharya India Fund at UC Berkeley

Ravish Kumar delivers the 3rd lecture in this newly established lecture series on the Future of India.

10 on Ten

Film - Feature | November 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this self-portrait of the artist in his natural habitat—the driver’s seat of a car—Kiarostami offers his teachings on movies and on what he makes, which may be something else altogether. Taking his 2002 film Ten, shot with a stationary video camera on the dashboard of a car, as a case in point, he dissects his approach to filmmaking throughout his oeuvre. He has a lesson plan: the film is...   More >

10 on Ten

Film - Feature | November 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this self-portrait of the artist in his natural habitat—the driver’s seat of a car—Kiarostami offers his teachings on movies and on what he makes, which may be something else altogether. Taking his 2002 film Ten, shot with a stationary video camera on the dashboard of a car, as a case in point, he dissects his approach to filmmaking throughout his oeuvre. He has a lesson plan: the film is...   More >

The Spring River Flows East

Film - Feature | November 16 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part I: Wartime Separation (Ba nian li luan); Part II: Darkness and Dawn (Tianliang qian-hou). Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, The Spring River Flows East has been termed China’s Gone with the Wind, a sweeping decades-spanning epic that sums up an entire nation’s history and identity. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

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

 Library

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

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

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 >