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Tuesday October 22, 2002

Tuesday, Oct. 22 

Brown Bag Career Talk 

12 to 1 p.m. 

YWCA Turning Point Career Center, 2600 Bancroft Way 

Professional organizer Kathy Waddill hosts “Getting Paid to Help Other People Get Organized”. 




“Perverts and Sodomites: Homophobia as Hate Speech in South Africa” 

4 to 6 p.m. 

652 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley 

Vasu Reddy, visiting scholar in rhetoric and comparative literature, speaks. 



Berkeley Special Education Parents’ Network (BSPED) 

7 to 9 p.m. 

Ala Costa Center, 1300 Rose St. 

Presentation: “Parenting Children with Learning and Attentional Differences to Build Success: Learning from Resilience and Success Research” 




“What is it Like to Be a Robot?” 

8 p.m. 

145 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley 

Tom Sgouros and his robot, Judy, star in a sharp-witted “solo” theater piece in which they discuss stage magic, free will, imagination and other themes in this unique performance. 


Berkeley Camera Club Meeting 

7:30 p.m. 

Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda 

Share your prints and slides and learn what other photographers are doing. Monthly field trips. 

525-3565 / 


Wednesday, Oct. 23 

The Independent Institute 

7 p.m. 

Daniel Ellsberg unveils new book, “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.” 

Zellerbach Auditorium, Bancroft Way and Telegraph 



Berkeley Gray Panthers General Meeting 

1:30 p.m. 

North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst St. 

What’s what on the November ballot: A rundown of state and local ballot measures. Shirley Dean and Tom Bates will debate. 548-9696 


Thursday, Oct. 24 

Communication Components Workshop 

State Health Toastmasters Club 

Noon to 1 p.m. 

2151 Berkeley Way 




Mayoral Debate 

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Perseverance Hall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

The debate between Shirley Dean and Tom Bates will be moderated by Jane Coulter of the League of Women Voters.  



“How to Access Health and Medical Information Through the Internet” 

7 to 9 p.m. 

Claremont branch of the Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave. 

Learn how to effectively use free scientific databases and do health-related research using the Internet. 

Register in advance: 981-6280 



Friday, Oct. 25 

“The Library: A Community Legacy” 

11:45 a.m. luncheon, 12:30 p.m. speaker 

City Commons Club, 2315 Durant Ave. 

Anna Rabkin will speak. 

526-2925 or 665-9020 

$11.50 or $12.50 luncheon 

$1 speaker only / students free 


Benefit Fundraiser for Berkeley Liberation Radio 

7 to 10 p.m.. 

379 40th St., Oakland (between Telegraph and Broadway) 

An evening of political activism, music, dancing, poetry and food. 

$10-$15 / No one turned away 


Saturday, Oct. 26 

Math Made Fun - math games. 

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

1 Centennial Dr. - Lawrence Hall of Science  

Free with museum admission 


Pumpkin Carving  

and Costume Making 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Berkeley Farmers' Market 

Center Street at  

Martin Luther King Jr. Way 



Emeryville Taiko’s Halloween Extravaganza 

7 to 8:30 p.m. 

1601A 63rd St. (near Hollis St.), in Emeryville 

Fun and games for kids with a Taiko drumming performance at 8:30. 


Kids $5 / adults $10 


Alzheimer’s Disease and the African American Community 

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

St. Paul AME Church, 2024 Ashby Ave. 

Join the Alzheimer’s Association for this informative morning. Continental breakfast included. 

Preregister: (650) 962-9644 



MSRI’s 20th Anniversary Celebration 

3 to 5:30 p.m. 

Valley Life Science Building, Chan Shun Auditorium, second floor, Rm 205O, UC Berkeley 

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute celebrates its birthday with keynote speaker Sir Michael Atiyah. 



Halloween Spook Hunt 

1 to 5 p.m. 

Thousand Oaks School, 840 Colusa Ave. 

Costumes are encouraged at this treasure hunt. Best costume participates free. Meet at 1 p.m. at the park next to Thousand Oaks. 


$7.50-$15 / Families $35 


Lawrence Hall of Science Family Halloween Party 

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Lawrence Hall of Science 

A Halloween bash with magicians, mad scientists, wizards, and a demonstration of how to make an elephant mask. 

Reserve tickets in advance: 642-5134 



The New School Halloween Bazaar 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

1606 Bonita St. at Cedar 

Face painting, mask-making, children’s games, apple bobbing, and more. 




Strides to Provide 

8 a..m. to noon 

Oakland’s Lake Merritt 

Alta Bates Summit kicks off its first annual community walk, incorporating fundraising, health ecducation, health screenings, and entertainment. 

Radio station KMEL will provide music. 



Gardening With East Bay Native Plants  

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave. near Dwight Way 

Hands-on workshop touching on many aspects of “restoration gardening”. 

Reservations required: 548-2220 x233 

$15 Ecology Center members,  

$25 others, 

no one turned away for lack of funds. 





Tuesday, Oct 22 

Gator Beat 

Cajun dance lesson 8 p.m. 

Show 8:30 p.m. 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman 

Louisiana-born accordionist and singer Richard Domingue leads this sextet. 




Wednesday, Oct. 23 

Steve Lucky Quartet with Miss Carmen Getit 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman 

Swing dance lesson 8 p.m. 

Show 9 p.m. 




Thursday, Oct. 24 

UC Berkeley Jazz Ensembles 


Lower Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley 

Every Thursday. Featured groups range from Thursday Big Band to the Marty Wehner Sextet. 




Grateful Dead DJ Nite 

10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman 

Spin with Digital Dave’s Grateful Dead tunes. 




Friday, Oct. 25 

UC Choral Ensembles Halloween Show 

6 and 8 p.m. (Two shows) 

155 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley 

Featuring nine UC choral ensembles, including the Women’s Chorale, the Men’s Chorale, and the Men’s Octet. 


$7 general / $5 students 



9:30 p.m. 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman 

The nine members of this group sing, play and dance the infectious soukous party music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 




Saturday, Oct. 26 

Lisa B. 

7 p.m. / Open mic sign-up 6:30 p.m. 

Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St. 

Presented by Rhythm & Muse. 

Free / donations accepted 


Dance lesson 9 p.m. 

Show 9:30 p.m. 

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman 

Known in the Bay Area’s World Beat and Afro-beat scene, Kotoja features bandmembers from West Africa and America. 




Sunday, Oct. 27 

Larry Schneider 

4:30 p.m. 

Jazzschool, 2087 Addison St. 

Internationally performing saxophonist. 




Turning Point: Sacred Music Before and After the Second Vatican Council 

4 p.m. 

United Christian Church, 2401 Le Conte Ave. 

Sacred choral music, sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union. 

(415) 431-4234 



Kazuhisa Uchihashi 

8:15 p.m. 

TUVA Space, 3192 Adeline at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way 

ACME Observatory Contemporary Performance Series presents this Japanese experimental electric guitarist. 


$0-$20 Sliding scale 



“Please Pay Attention” 

Through Oct. 25 

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Worth Ryder Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall 

UC Art graduates feature drawings, video, etc. 



Ceramics - Opening Reception 

Through Nov. 17 

3 to 5 p.m. 

A New Leaf Gallery, 1286 Gilman St. 




“Hunger: What will you do about it?”  

Through Oct. 30  

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Civic Center Building 

2180 Milvia St., 5th floor 

Featuring 40 photographs  

by Berkeley artist David Bacon. 

834-3663, Ext. 338, 




“Recent Acquisitions” 

Through Dec. 14 

Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 1 to 4 p.m. 

Berkeley Historical Society, Veterans Memorial Building, 1931 Center St. 




Alarms and Excursions 

Nov. 15 through Dec. 22 

Aurora Theatre Company,  

2081 Addison St. 

Michael Frayn's comedy about  

the irony of modern technology. 

843-4822, for reservations 

$26 to $35. 


Tuesday, Oct. 22 

“Sara’s Children; The Destruction of Chmielnik” 

7:30 p.m. 

Barnes & Noble, 2352 Shattuck Ave. 

Journalist Suzan Hagstrom will speak on her nonfiction book, which delves into the Holocaust. 



“A Language Older Than Words” 

7 p.m. 

2350 San Pablo Ave. near Dwight Way 

An evening with author Derrick Jensen, with music by Andrea Pritchett. 


$6-$10/ Sliding scale. 


Wednesday, Oct. 23 

An evening with Simon Winchester 

7 p.m. 

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley 

Join the author of bestsellers “The Map That Changed the World” and “The Professor and the Madman”, along with Don George, global travel editor for Lonely Planet Publications, for an evening of lively conversations. 




Stephanie Strickland and Valerie Coulton 

7:30 p.m. 

Cody’s Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave. 

Poetry reading. 

525-5476, $2 donation 


Thursday, Oct. 24 

Joanne Kyger and Garret Caples 

4:30 p.m. 

Maud Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley 

Part of Holloway Poetry Series 2002.