Wed Apr 12 - Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
103 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94702

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not?  Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not?  These are the questions that are raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The exhibit explores objects from the collection that urge visitors to think critically about how perceptions of makers have varied in different times and different places.

Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hearst Museum of Anthropology
After an introductory history of the mandolin, “mad mandolinist" Patrick Fahey will exhibit the differing rich timbers of exquisite vintage mandolins from his collection. Patrick will then perform works in progress from his upcoming classical CD, and will be joined by Polish-born violinist Ela Pollack and bassist Alex Baum. Ela Pollack will play some selected pieces by Ysaye and Bach; Patrick...
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:00 PM
Hearst Greek Theatre
Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idina’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER.
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stephens Hall
Marta Segarra’s lecture will consider how some beings are relegated to the external margins of the community and reduced to an anonymous mass, which is often more related to animality than to humanity. From an ecofeminist and posthuman perspective, it will also examine the possibility of a reformulation of the human community beyond the “family.” It will focus on how new kinship, understood as...
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bechtel Engineering Center
Mallika Sarabhai delivers our 6th Annual Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture on the theme of Women and Leadership.
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
An evening of traditional and contemporary works for koto and voice performed by Kyoko Kawamura. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kawamura began studying the koto at the age of 10, inspired by the performance of Kinichi Nakanoshima, a designated living national treasure. She studied Japanese traditional music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, majoring in koto. A multi-instrumentalist,...
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:00 PM
Hearst Greek Theatre
To witness charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel with the radiant musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela is to experience firsthand the power of music to transform. The orchestra's members are products of Venezuela's world-famous El Sistema music education program, and as musicians they represent the highest standards of excellence, bolstered by a contagious sense of youthful...
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
"Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s evening-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story. Wilson draws on his own experiences traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions."
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
"Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s evening-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story. Wilson draws on his own experiences traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions."
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:00 PM
Zellerbach Hall
Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, Mexico, classically trained vocalist Lila Downs sings of a Pan-American social consciousness, drawing on folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America, and American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop—blending irreverent and fun themes with serious social and political concerns.