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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Women's Basketball vs. UC Riverside

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 17 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts UC Riverside at Haas Pavilion.

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

San Quentin Prison Studio Mail Art Exchange

Workshop | November 17 | 11 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As part of the exhibition The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, we celebrate the San Quentin Prison Arts Program by featuring artwork that has been mailed to BAMPFA from the artists at the San Quentin Art Studio. Join us in the Art Lab to see their artwork, learn about the program, and use our art making materials to create mail art to send back.

Volleyball vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 17 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts USC in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

NaNoWriMo 2019: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 3 – December 1, 2019 every Sunday | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

 Library

National Novel Writing Month – Celebrate 20 Years of Creativity at Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? Join fellow writers during the month of November at Doe Library and let your creativity shine!

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu

Alt-Text as Poetry

Workshop | November 17 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility, making visual content accessible to blind people and those with low vision. It is often overlooked altogether or understood through the lens of compliance, as an unwelcome burden to be met with minimum effort. How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively? In this workshop developed by artists Bojana Coklyat and Shannon...   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

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | November 17 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | November 17 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

UC Alumni Chorus Presents: A Mass-Up

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Alumni Chorus, Cal Alumni Association

A mash-up of movements from the great masses. Come hear the finest examples of choral writing ever amassed from a thousand years of Eucharist and Requiem Mass settings. The programme offers a seamless presentation of glorious excerpts performed by a massive chorus and orchestra; featuring soprano Michele Kennedy and guest singers from the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, UC...   More >

UC Alumni Chorus Presents: A Mass-Up

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, University of California Alumni Chorus

Come hear the finest examples of choral writing ever amassed from a thousant years of Eucharist and Requiem Mass settings. The programme offers a seamless presentation of glorious excerpts performed by a massive chorus and orchestra: featuring soprano Michele Kennedy and guest singers from the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, UC Berkeley's Perfect Fifth, and the UC Men's and...   More >

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Film - Documentary | November 17 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This documentary tells the remarkable story of the perseverance of a biological scientist who found a cure for cancer through his trailblazing immunotherapy research. Jim Allison spent a significant part of his career as a professor of immunology and director of the Cancer Research Laboratory at UC Berkeley between 1985 and 2004, and concurrently at UC San Francisco from 1997. Among his many...   More >

Video Games Live

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

An interactive show created by game music composer Tommy Tallarico features the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performing live arrangements of video game music hits, synchronized to video footage, light displays, and theatrical special effects. Pre- and post-concert events offer a chance to interact with others in the gaming community, and include a costume contest, and meet-and-greets with top...   More >

$30-75 (prices subject to change)

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

Video Games Live! features the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performing live arrangements of video game music hits, synchronized to video footage, light displays, and theatrical special effects, Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

If . . .

Film - Feature | November 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Which side will you be on?” asked the ads for Lindsay Anderson’s surrealist dissection of conformity and oppression, metaphorically set in that most brutal of institutions: boarding school. “Don’t speak to us; you’re scum,” scowl the stuffy, well-sodomized senior leaders of College House, cruelly keeping order like true sons of the Establishment. The lackadaisical fantasist Travis (Malcolm...   More >

Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Mark Wilson, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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 >

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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 >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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.