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First Friday Shorts

First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
A free monthly showcase of short films at The New Parkway highlighting films by local filmmakers and community media arts organizations using film and video as part of a commitment to social justice and to tell stories not usually seen or heard. free
The New Parkway Theater 474 24th St., Oakland (map)

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Ruth Stout's Garden

Sat., April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Recounts the life of nonagenarian Ruth Stout, describing her own no-dig, no-work method of gardening, embracing her experiences of subjects ranging from growing vegetables to growing old. (23 min.)
The Tannery 708 Gilman St., Berkeley (map)

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Beetlejuice

Fri., April 18, 8:30 p.m.
510-642-0808
Tim Burton’s out-there remix of the ghost story involving two ghosts (Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis) out to scare the inhabitants of their old house, with help from ghastly ghoul Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). (92 min.) $5.50-$9.50
BAM/PFA 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley (map)

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No! The Rape Documentary

Tue., April 22, 5-6:30 p.m.
510-643-1347
Feature length documentary with testimonials from Black women rape survivor stories who defy victimization. Discussion facilitated by staff at the Gender Equity Resource Center and University Health Services.
Choral Rehearsal Hall 20 Cesar Chavez Student Center (UC Berkeley), Berkeley (map)

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My Own Private Idaho

Wed., April 23, 3:10 p.m.
510-642-0808
Gus Van Sant’s melancholic portrait of street hustlers in Portland follows a narcoleptic Mike (River Phoenix) and his best friend Scott (Keanu Reeves) as they embark on a journey to find Mike’s mother. (104 min.) $5.50-$9.50
BAM/PFA 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley (map)

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Assemble Restaurant Victory Garden Public Garden Education

Sat., April 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Class on at-home composting.
Assemble 1414 Harbour Way S., Richmond (map)

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Cine/Spin

, Fri., April 18, 7:30 p.m.
510-642-0808
UC Berkeley students spin to the film "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders" $7
BAM/PFA 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley (map)

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Indie Film Night

First Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
510-835-4343
All For One Dream Productions will choose 2 to 3 submissions to feature and offer a chance for the audience to ask questions and mingle with the cast and crew. Donations accepted
Liege 481 9th St., Oakland (map)

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Picnic on the Grass

Sun., April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (his family owns chemical corporations that will profit from his ideas) is stiff, intellectual, and sterile. To celebrate his engagement to a German cousin, he hosts an aseptic picnic, where mother nature asserts herself. (91 min.)
The Tannery 708 Gilman St., Berkeley (map)

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Toyen

Wed., April 16, 7 p.m.
510-642-0808
A love letter from one outsider to another, Toyen is a fittingly fragmented, dream-like tribute to the painter Toyen, a key figure in the Czech Surrealist movement who lived under Nazi occupation in Prague. (73 min.) $4-$9.50
BAM/PFA 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley (map)

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Elena

Tue., April 22, 6:30 p.m.
510-642-6000
Elena travels to New York to become an actress, leaving behind a childhood spent in hiding from the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also an actress, goes to New York in search of her lost sister. (80 min.)
Valley Life Sciences Building UC Berkeley, Berkeley (map)

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After Life

Wed., April 30, 3:10 p.m.
510-642-0808
A busy crew of angels reenacts the favorite memories of the recently deceased. (115 min.) $5.50-$9.50
BAM/PFA 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley (map)

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Gasland Part II

Thu., April 17, 8 p.m.
510-865-5060
Filmmaker Josh Fox looks at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level. $5-$15 suggested donation
Rhythmix Cultural Works 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda (map)

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Shapeshifters Cinema

Second Sunday of every month, 8-9 p.m.
510-923-1074
Monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. free
Temescal Art Center 511 48th St., Oakland (map)

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Sick Plant Clinic

First Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
510-643-2755
A UC plant pathologist and entomologist diagnoses plants. Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the garden. free
University of California Botanical Garden 200 Centennial Dr., Berkeley (map)

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