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Spring 2019 Schedule Archive
Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Spring 2019 Schedule Archive
Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA

Monday, January 28, 2019

Art & The City: Cultural Planning in the Bay Area

Last month UC Berkeley students proposed creative ideas to solve campus issues by participating in its first Modo Ideathon.

Content warning: Sexual assault and violence.


The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) has just opened the first notable solo Bay Area exhibit of Frederick Hammersley since his death ten years ago.

Berkeley Talks: Cal Performances announces its 2019-20 season

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Cal Performances’ board of trustees co-chairs Helen Meyer and Susan Graham, and executive and artistic director Jeremy Geffen, announced the organization’s 2019-20 season, programmed by associate director Rob Bailis.

“Carrie” is a very well-known story; if you haven’t read the book, you’ve probably seen one of the movie versions. And for those who may not read or watch films — or just want a new take on the story — there is the musical.

Performances of “La Bayadère” by the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra, the long-awaited return of Germany’s Tanztheater Wuppertal in Pina Bausch’s “Palermo Palermo,” a season-long survey of Beethoven’s piano sonatas by pianist Jonathan Biss and an appearance by the Joffrey Ballet in the Bay Area premiere of a new work by Nicholas Blanc featuring m

The Bay Area Book Festival is well known for bringing world-renowned writers to Downtown Berkeley every spring, but one of this year’s most promising panels doesn’t feature a novelist, poet or essayist, but rather, three comic book creators.

If anyone still had any doubts, they need only look at the maps: the climbing erosion of Louisiana’s shorelines; the migratory patterns of islanders forced to jump ship; the aftermath of drought along the Pacific Coast.