A Guide to the 2010-2011 Cultural Calendar 

Exhibits, dance, comedy, music, lectures, and more.

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Will Shortz The New York Times crossword editor will discuss his work, the history of puzzle-making, and more. Sun., Nov. 21, 7 p.m., $20-$36. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Live Variety

Circus Oz Acrobatics, comedy, and more in a kid-friendly show from the Australian company. Thu., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 9, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 10, 3 p.m., $22-$52. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Museums

African Art in Context An exhibition of traditional African artifacts in their appropriatre historical context. Sept. 10-Jan. 9. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco, 415-358-7200, MOADSF.org.

Alfa Romeo BAT Exhibition Three aerodynamic concept automobiles from Alfa Romeo, circa 1953-55, on display. Daily. Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, 925-736-2280, BlackhawkMuseum.org.

Beat of the Drum With art in many media by several artists. Through Oct. 22, Free. Expressions Gallery, 2025 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, 510-644-4930, ExpressionsGallery.org.

Between Art and Life: The Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Collection Large-scale installations and multiple-work presentations from the museum's collections. Daily. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-357-4000, SFMOMA.org.

Beyond Golden Clouds: Five Centuries of Japanese Screens With 41 large-scale Japanese screen paintings. Oct. 15-Jan. 16. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, 415-581-3500, AsianArt.org.

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay With nearly 100 Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir, and others. Through Sept. 6. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, DeYoungMuseum.org.

California Mosaic Artists: Celebrating Diversity through Mosaics An ongoing group show. Daily. Institute of Mosaic Art, 3001 Chapman St., Oakland, 510-437-9899, InstituteofMosaicArt.com.

Coloring Outside the Lines: Black Cartoonists as Social Commentators With work by Cory Thomas, Jerry Craft, and many more. Through Oct. 23. Laney College Library, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland.

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870 An exploration of some of the medium's more unsettling applications, featuring phorographs from Nan Goldin, Sophie Calle, and many others. Oct. 30-April 17. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-357-4000, SFMOMA.org.

Flowers of the Four Seasons: Ten Centuries of Art from the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture With over 100 works of Japanese art. Through Dec. 12, Free-$10. Berkeley Art Museum, 2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 510-642-0808, bampfa.berkeley.edu.

From the Maker's Hand From the permanent collection, a selection of works from China, Egypt, and Peru, plus locations in Africa, North America, and the Mediterranean. Daily. Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, 510-643-7648, HearstMuseum.berkeley.edu.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century A retrospective of the photographer and photojournalist's work. Oct. 30-Jan. 30. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-357-4000, SFMOMA.org.

Impressionist Paris: City of Light Over 180 prints, paintings, photographs and drawings depicting Impressionist-era Paris. Through Sept. 26. Legion of Honor, 34th Ave. and Clement St., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, LegionofHonor.org.

In a New Light These works from the museum's collection represent an introduction to the major cultures of Asia. Daily. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, 415-581-3500, AsianArt.org.

Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism An exploration of the relationship between Western Impressionist art and Japanese prints of the 18th and 19th centuries. Oct. 16-Jan. 9. Legion of Honor, 34th Ave. and Clement St., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, LegionofHonor.org.

Japan's Early Ambassadors to San Francisco, 1860-1927 Art and other media created and inspired by the first wave of Japanese ambassadors and cultural emissaries in San Francisco. Through Nov. 21, 2011. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, 415-581-3500, AsianArt.org.

Unlogo An artistic exploration of corporate branding, with work by Jeff Crouse. Sept. 1-Nov. 30. Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant Ave., Berkeley, 510-642-0808, BAMPFA.berkeley.edu.

Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection Pieces from the museum's holdings, including work by Kahlo, Mondrian, Klein, Rauschenberg, Rivera, Diebenkorn, et al. Daily. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-357-4000, SFMOMA.org.

Native Californian Cultures This "visible storage" exhibition comprises some 500 objects from the museum's collection of native Californian cultures. Daily. Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, 510-643-7648, HearstMuseum.berkeley.edu.

New Work: R. H. Quaytman Paintings on wood panels. Oct. 22-Jan. 16. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-357-4000, SFMOMA.org.

Nisei Soldiers' Experience Photos and memorabilia telling the story of the nisei (second-generation Japanese-American) troops who fought for the US in WWII. Daily. USS Hornet Museum, Pier 3, Alameda, 510-521-8448 ex. 243, USS-Hornet.org.

Paris sans fin: Alberto Giacometti's Paris A collection of lithographs by the French artist. Through Sept. 5. Legion of Honor, 34th Ave. and Clement St., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, LegionofHonor.org.

Pat Steir: After Hokusai, After Hiroshige Retrospective of works by the contemporary American artist. Through Jan. 30, 2011. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, DeYoungMuseum.org.

Photo/Synthesis Focusing on photography that has been assmebled, collaged, or otherwise formed out of multiple images. Through Oct. 3. de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, 415-750-3600, DeYoungMuseum.org.

Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection From the museum's vast holdings, photos by Adams, Cunningham, Evans, Lange, Stieglitz, et al. Daily. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-357-4000, SFMOMA.org.

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