IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE NEWS, GO OUT AND MAKE SOME OF YOUR OWN Any long-time KFOG listener will remember Scoop Nisker’s famous line, delivered right after he read the day’s news on the radio show. Nisker, a Buddhist and bestselling author in addition to being a radio personality, is bringing his one-man comedic monologue, Crazy Wisdom Saves The World Again, to Freight & Salvage. The show is on Friday June 15 at 8:00 pm.
ART OF FERMENTATION Why not spend some time Sunday morning learning how to ferment? Berkeley’s BioFuel Oasis is organizing a “Fermentation 101” workshop at Sticky Art Lab on University Avenue led by licensed acupuncturist Nishanga Bliss. Learn how to preserve the harvest, strengthen your digestion and immunity, and create intriguing flavors in your kitchen by learning the simple art of fermentation. This class is suitable for beginners and those who are already fermenting and includes instruction on fermenting with a culture, including dairy ferments: creme fraiche, yogurt, and cultured butter. Everyone will make a simple condiment to ferment at home. Visit BioFuel Oasis for details.
THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO The Pacific Film Archive will run this 1952 adaption of an Ernest Hemingway novel on Friday June 15 as part of its film series featuring Gregory Peck, who attended Cal and became one of America’s leading movie stars. (Read this caustic review of play Peck performed when he was a student at Cal. He got better later.) The PFA will show Roman Holiday on June 16, and To Kill a Mockingbird on June 24. On June 21, Veronique Peck, Peck’s wife, and other family members will discuss the actor’s work after the screening of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. For details, visit Pacific Film Archive.
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