Uncharted: Whistling Vivaldi, a Memorial Stadium party

View from the University Club where the Uncharted Party will take place on the evening of October 24, 2014. Photo: UCB
The view from the University Club where the Uncharted Party will take place on the evening of October 24, 2014. Photo: UCB

What can you expect at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, hosted by Berkeleyside? Here’s a taste:

  • Claude Steele will explain why an African American man whistling Vivaldi confounds white fear
  • Nobel laureate Randy Schekman will discuss what medicine is likely to conquer (and what it won’t solve any time soon)
  • Brown Sugar Kitchen’s Tanya Holland has lots to say about how female restaurateurs are treated compared to their male counterparts
  • Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton will have you rolling up your sleeves to co-create some art on sustainability
  • Pulitzer Prize winner John Adams will no doubt share his views on the furore surrounding the Met’s production of his opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer”
  • Mina Girgis will dazzle us with his audacious Nile Project, bridging cultures and politics, and
  • Adam Mansbach might tell us why his next book is called You Have to F***ing Eat!

The two-day Uncharted festival takes place on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 at the Berkeley Rep and the Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley, with a cocktail party on the Friday evening at the University Club on top of the Cal Memorial Stadium (pictured, top).

The special Uncharted early-bird price – $100 less than 2013 – expires next week, so now’s the moment to grab your tickets.

Uncharted is festival so will include good food and opportunities to socialize. Photo: UCB
Uncharted is a festival so will include good food, live music, and opportunities to unwind. Photo: UCB

uncharted logoIt’s a festival so there will also be live music, great food and wine, a pop-up bookshop, a story booth… and much more.

See the full program, and speaker line-up at the Uncharted website.


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Uncharted is a production of Berkeleyside, Berkeley’s independent news website. For full details and to buy tickets, visit www.berkelyideas.com