Weekender Picks

A still from Stanley Kubrick's Lolita

The Berkeley World Music Festival is this weekend. On Saturday stop by cafe venues along Telegraph Avenue and hear music in People’s Park. On Sunday Telegraph Avenue between Dwight Way and Durant Avenue will turn into a street festival and beer garden. Both days are free!

—Anya Schultz


Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 adaptation of Lolita is screening Friday at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The film is a both captivating and controversial snapshot of the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, which opens, “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.” Intrigued? Tickets are $5.50 for students. The movie will start at 7:30 pm.

— Libby Rainey


Combing through the McSweeney’s archives, I found this hilarious piece by Seth Reiss called “What is Success?” It’s a must read.

-Curan Mehra