Entertainment

Arts, films, and music

Events calendar: Comprehensive, searchable calendar of campus events, organized by date and type.

Cal Performances: Showcase for performing artists and cultural luminaries — from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves and economist Paul Krugman.

Berkeley Art Museum: Permanent and visiting art exhibitions, featuring established and emerging artists from around the world.

Pacific Film Archive: Daily screenings of cinema from every film-producing nation; more than 600 distinct programs a year.

Department of Music: Excellent and affordable performances by student, faculty, and guest musicians on the Hertz Hall stage feature many types of music from a variety of cultures and time periods: University Symphony Orchestra and Choruses, Gamelan, Baroque, African Drumming & Dance, Gospel, Band, Jazz & Improvised, and New Music ensembles. Many performances are free, including the popular Wednesday noon concerts.

Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies: Student theater and dance productions, events, and master classes, and a "Making Theater" series.

SUPERB Productions: Rock-band concerts, first-run films, comedy nights, and other entertainment organized by student organization.

The Greek Theatre: The traditional venue for Commencement, the Bonfire Rally, and other campus events — and a great place to hear live music.

ASUC Art Studio: Classes in art, crafts, photography, and writing, with ceramics, darkroom, and digital-lab facilities.

Lunch Poems: Series of free monthly poetry readings, held in Doe Library's venerable Morrison Library.

Music performance opportunities: Rich performance opportunities include participating in the university orchestra; university, chamber, and gospel choruses; Indonesian gamelan; jazz & improvised music; baroque; wind; and African ensembles. Other opportunities include performing in undergraduate composers club concerts, and auditioning for the opportunity to perform a concerto with the orchestra or a noon concert in Hertz Hall. Auditions, if required, often take place during the first week of each semester.


Media

Podcasts, Web video/audio

Daily Cal: Award-winning independent, student-run newspaper, established in 1871.

UC Berkeley NewsCenter: Campus news portal, with comprehensive coverage of Berkeley news and events

The Berkeleyan: Weekly faculty and staff newspaper.

KALX: Student-run campus radio station, at 90.7 FM.


On-campus dining

The Bear's Lair: Food court and bar, located on the ground floor of the Martin King, Jr. Student Union.

Free Speech Movement Café: A casual café and study spot, located at the entrance to Moffitt Library. Wall exhibits pay tribute to the FSM; events and exhibits at the café offer a forum on current-day political and social issues.

Cal Dining restaurants: The Golden Bear, Ramona's Cafe, Pat Brown's Grill and The Terrace Cafe