UC Berkeley hosts hundreds of lectures, workshops, performances, tours, and exhibitions featuring talented students, faculty, and visiting artists, designer and scholars each week. Events are open to the campus community and general public. Explore our arts and design feed from the main UC Berkeley Campus Events calendar.
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hearst Greek Theatre
Yo-Yo Ma returns to the Greek Theatre for a special chamber music concert. Ma has been performing Bach’s complete cello suites for decades and lends a wisdom, playfulness, and depth of expression to these seminal works.
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:30 PM
Hearst Greek Theatre
On September 30, Yo-Yo Ma will play all six of Bach’s suites for solo cello, music that has been his constant companion through nearly six decades’ playing the cello. Mr. Ma has said that when “Bach’s music touches us, it reconnects us to our common humanity.”
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this talk, Charles Gaines will discuss his early work in systems and numerals to his most recent work with language and representation. This will include a discussion of ways the work rethinks notions of subjectivity and how they are manifested in works of art. Additionally, there will be a discussion about the fine difference between chance and arbitrary judgments on the one hand and...
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wurster Hall
WED, OCT 3, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk about the queer and trans* legacy of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark and the concept of anarchitecture to contemporary queer and trans* projects, aesthetic and activist. Open to all!
Thu Oct 04, 2018
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Marcela Davison Aviles served as the lead consultant for Pixar’s animated feature, Coco (2017). In this talk, Aviles will discuss how her work as a cultural translator of Mexican heritage and culture impacted all aspects of production, including script development, casting, art direction, music as well as public relations, consumer products, and marketing. She also advised on the film’s music...
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
Doe Library
Lunch Poems presents Fady Joudah.
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
Electro-acoustic composer-pianist Max Richter, whose work is a ubiquitous presence in dance, film, and television, appears with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble(ACME), an ensemble of “contemporary music dynamos” (NPR). Richter and ACME perform selections from Richter’s work Infra, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land; and from his score for the dystopian HBO drama, The Leftovers.
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:00 PM
Hearst Greek Theatre
It finally happened; somebody called the cops on Interpol. The long arm of the law caught up with Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino in 2017, as they worked on a new album inside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ rehearsal space in Manhattan.
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
Aida Cuevas pays tribute to one of Mexico’s most prolific and beloved songwriters in this tribute to Juan Gabriel. Over her 40-year music career, Cuevas has sung many hits composed by Gabriel, and here she revisits audience favorites such as “Te Lo Pido Por Favor,” “Te Sigo Amando,” and “La Diferencia.” She is joined by Mexico City-based Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán, with special guests on...
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hertz Concert Hall
Tabla player and Grammy Award-winning member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Sandeep Das celebrates the vibrant cultural heritage shared by India and Syria in the latest project by his HUM Ensemble. Strings, drums, bowed drones, and raga and maqam melodies rooted in Sufi poetry come together to connect ancient civilizations with modern virtuosity in The Road to Damascus. Das is joined by Syrian oud...