PFA HOSTS ANTONIONI RETROSPECTIVE
Pacific Film Archive is presenting a retrospective of the work of modernist director Michelangelo Antonioni. Antonioni had his roots in the neo-realist school of Italian filmmaking but soon moved beyond it into the langorous, minimalist films that would make his reputation, a body of work that often depicts the world and the human soul as vast, empty landscapes. The series begins Friday and runs through April 22. $4-$8. 2575 Bancroft Way. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
SELF-GUIDED TOURS OF ‘ART OF LIVING BLACK’
A self-guided tour of “The Art of Living Black,” featuring the work of local black artists, will take place this Saturday and Sunday (March 3-4). The show includes the work of more than 90 emerging and established artists in a group exhibition through March 16 at the Richmond Art Center. Additional work is featured by the 2006 Jan Hart-Schuyers Artistic Achievement Award recipients: Aaron Carter, Patricia Patterson and Roosevelt Washington. 2540 Barrett Ave., Richmond. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 620-6772.
THEATREFIRST’S ‘NATHAN THE WISE’
TheatreFIRST brings G.E. Lessing’s masterpiece Nathan the Wise to the stage at the Old Oakland Theater through March 4. This small, game troupe with high production standards and an ambitious, socially aware repertoire based on an internationalist perspective has come close to outdoing themselves with this outstanding show. 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. $21-$25. 481 Ninth St., Oakland. 436-5085. www.theatrefirst.org.