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A week in events: 9/8 — 9/14

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SEPTEMBER 08, 2014

Classes may be well underway, but there is still a lot of fun to be had! This week, on-campus events boast everything from social media info sessions to dance classes to juggling club performances to gallery openings. Around town, there are several big music festivals happening as well as some comedy and open-mic nights. Here are the Clog’s top picks for the week:

Monday, September 8

8 a.m. – Sex Education Gallery Opening: “Birds Do It, Bees Do It: A Century of Sex (Mis)Education in the USA” is a new gallery that is free and open to the public –  Doe Library Brown Gallery, UC Berkeley

10 a.m. – Marc Jacobs Installation: the final day of the Marc Jacobs Dream Clouds Lounge – Union Square Park, San Francisco

4:30 p.m. – Faculty Sponsor Workshop: Find a faculty sponsor for undergraduate research – 9 Durant Hall, UC Berkeley

5:30 p.m. – Folk Dancing: free lessons from Berkeley Folk Dancers – International House, UC Berkeley

6 p.m. – Facebook Info Session: an information seminar offered by EECS – Soda Hall Wozniak Lounge/430/438, UC Berkeley

8 p.m. – Zumba Classes: workout/dance lessons (free for I-House residents, $10 for public) – International House Sproul Rooms, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, September 9

12 p.m. – Fall Service Fair: an information session about ways to get involved in community service – Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley

7 p.m. – Rapture, Blister, Burn: Feminism takes a sharp look at itself in this comedic play, which was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize – Aurora Theater, Downtown Berkeley

Wednesday, September 10

12 p.m. – The Untold Story of Canada and the Holocaust: a free lecture about Canada’s role in the Holocaust, presented by Irving Abella – Boalt Hall Goldberg Room, UC Berkeley

3 p.m. – Working with Kids: an information session where you can find out ways to volunteer, earn units or get paid while working with kids – 110 Sproul Hall, UC Berkeley

4 p.m. – HackTheHearst Kick Off: Teams will have the opportunity to dig through the Hearst Museum’s collection and build apps. All participants will receive generous swag bags, have access to coding and subject-area mentors and will be entered in drawings for cool prizes. A combination of cash and special prizes will be awarded to the teams that produce the best apps – 102 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley

4:30 p.m. – Emailing a Professor Workshop: This workshop will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression – 9 Durant Hall, UC Berkeley

5 p.m. – Twitter Info Session: an information seminar offered by EECS – Soda Hall Wozniak Lounge/430/438, UC Berkeley

6 p.m. – Berkeley Juggling Club: The group will be performing and teaching free juggling lessons – Memorial Glade, UC Berkeley

8 p.m. – Italian Movie Night: The IISA will be screening Sole a catinelle – 10 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley

Thursday, September 11

5 p.m. – Groupon Info Session: an information seminar offered by EECS – Soda Hall Wozniak Lounge/430/438, UC Berkeley

5 p.m. – Sex and Secularism: Janet R. Jakobsen gives a lecture on sex and religious heritage during the 1970s in the United States – Stephens Hall Geballe Room 220, UC Berkeley

5 p.m. – Downtown Berkeley Music Fest: The seventh-annual music festival kicks off at the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza, where the New Orleans big-band style of East Bay Brass Band and the Latin dance and funk of Alta California will be playing – Center Street and Shattuck Avenue, Downtown Berkeley

7 p.m. – Berkeley in the 60s Documentary: A melange of archival footage complements contemporary interviews with some of the most prominent activists of that era – Pacific Film Archive Theater, UC Berkeley

Friday, September 12

1 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Cleveland State: Cal men’s soccer hosts Cleveland State at Goldman Field – Edwards Track Stadium, UC Berkeley

3:30 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs. Texas Tech: Cal women’s soccer hosts Texas Tech at Goldman Field – Edwards Track Stadium, UC Berkeley

9 p.m. – Rebel Without a Cause Screening: 4K digital restoration of the James Dean classic – Pacific Film Archive Theater, UC Berkeley

Saturday, September 13

10 a.m. – Berkeley Farmers Market: fresh and organic produce, breads, specialty foods and more for sale, plus special programs and events – MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, Downtown Berkeley

10 a.m. – Men’s Water Polo vs UC Davis: Cal men’s water polo hosts UC Davis – Spieker Pool, UC Berkeley

11 a.m. – Summersalt SF Music Festival: an outdoor festival featuring live performances from artists of multiple genres and medias, as well as music, art, dance and food – Pier 70, San Francisco

11 a.m. – Fourth Street Sidewalk Sale: shops will offer items at least 40-60% off, live music all day and free professional face painting from 12 — 3 p.m. – Fourth Street, Downtown Berkeley

8:30 p.m. – Comedy and Dance Night at Pappy’s: A free stand-up comedy showcase features comedians from all around the Bay Area, followed by a DJ – Pappy’s Bar, Southside Berkeley

8 p.m. – The Avett Brothers at The Greek Theatre: the Southern folk rock group will be performing with special guest Brandi Carlile – Hearst Greek Theatre, UC Berkeley

Sunday, September 14

10 a.m. – Solano Avenue Stroll: The East Bay’s largest street festival, stretching one mile, features rides, performers and more than 500 vendors stretching – Solano Avenue, Downtown Berkeley

1 p.m. – Free Sailboat Riding Day: The Cal Sailing Club offers free sailboat rides once per month – Boat Docks, Berkeley Marina

8:30 p.m. – Salsa Social Dance Class: Award-winning dancer Timea Potys will be teaching salsa-dancing lessons: no partner required (free for I-House residents, $10 for public) – International House Chevron Auditorium, UC Berkeley

9 p.m. – Karaoke at Kip’s: free karaoke night open to the public – Kip’s Restaurant, Southside Berkeley

Image Sources: Image sources: Featured image modified from Barbara Willi by Sabrina Werts, Senior Staff

Daniela Grinblatt is an assistant blog editor. Contact her at [email protected].

OCTOBER 10, 2014