News & Events

The Faculty Club is the site of numerous events, both private and public, which are too many to publish.  For example, the UC Berkeley Career Center reports that 90% of campus recruiting events are held at our facility.


Club Events
To view special club events, please view the Faculty Club Calendar.

Daily Events

For the latest information, visitors will find a Daily Schedule of Events posted at the front desk.

Dining & Bar News - August

Normal hours and service continue through the summer for breakfast and lunch. Except for our Prime Rib Dinner Specials and the Steak & Paella Specials, the Kerr Dining Room will be closed for dinner until Monday, August 21, when full service and hours resume for the start of the fall semester.  For the first three weeks of August (through August 18), we will continue to offer a limited dinner menu in the Bar, Monday through Friday.

DINING ROOM & BAR SPECIALS
Due to popular demand, we will continue having our Prime Rib Dinner Special two times per month! During August, the Prime Rib Special will be on Tuesday, August 8 and August 22. This special includes great meal of salad and prime rib au jus for only $19.95. Bring your own wine; corkage fee will be waived!  Our Steak & Paella Dinner Special this month will be on Friday, August 4 and August 18.

Our weekly summer specials - Taco Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, and Tapas Thursday -- will continue through Thursday, August 17.  If you haven't tried them yet, you have only three more weeks to do so!

On, Taco Tuesdays we offer a fresh taco bar, with tacos made to order. Our kitchen does this really well! Every week, you’ll find an assortment of delicious meat dishes, fresh-made salsas and guacamole, with sides of beans, Mexican rice and more! All of this for only $4 per taco, plus beer specials and Margaritas priced at only $6 each.  The last  Taco Tuesday for 2017 will be Tuesday, August 15.

Our Wine Wednesday special is also offered in the bar from 4:30 until on Wednesdays. Come enjoy complimentary snack food picked to pair perfectly with our $5 wine offerings. The last day for this special is Wednesday, August 16,

We change up the location for Tapas Thursday and serve freshly prepared tapas, Sangria & Margaritas ($15 pitchers with purchase of 3 tapas!) on our Kerr Deck. This setting, overlooking Faculty Glade, along with the delicious tapas, fresh sangria and music makes for a great dining experience.. Tapas Thursday ends Thursday, August 17.
 
Monthly Art Exhibit  -  Pat Hayashi

ARTISTS' STATEMENT:
I took up art when I retired from UC in 2004 because I wanted to personify the cliché of the old retired guy. I knew mastery was not possible, so I made exploration my goal. Rather than specialize, I have ranged far and wide and tried as many genres and mediums as possible. I favor breadth over depth.Art has taken me to unexpected places. In 2013, my wife, Sandy, and I travelled to Kyrgyzstan where, under the aegis of the U.S. State Department’s Art in the Embassies program, I gave master classes in art colleges on how to paint with smoke, a technique I discovered while trying to burn a failed print. The students were all talented and enthusiastic. They listened politely to my meticulously prepared demos and then ignored everything I said and created beautiful landscapes, still lifes and portraits.Because I am now seventy-three, I thought that I would make this exhibit a retrospective of my life’s work. I figured that if I did not give myself a retrospective, nobody else would, and I am running out of time. However, lately, encouraged by my wonderful teacher, Carol Brighton, to work in series, I started producing lots of new work. I made “Zencaustics” where I put sumi ink on beeswax and then set the ink on fire (who knew that sumi ink would burn?). I also did several encaustic florals where I used a propane torch as my brush. I worked to make my smoke paintings more abstract and I tried my hand at pure abstraction.In January, I enrolled in OLLI’s “Joy of Singing” class taught by Lauren Carlen who is a truly magnificent teacher. This is the first time I’ve sung with others. I found that I have only three weakness in singing – pitch, rhythm and expressiveness—but I can compensate through attendance, earnestness and gender (male voices being in short supply). I am now using music as an inspiration for my work. I’ve started new series of work—expressive figures based on the opera “Pagliacci”.I’ve put the idea of a retrospective on hold and this show contains mostly new work. I’ve included a couple of older drawings because everything I do begins with drawing. Taken together the pieces in this show that my growth in art has not been linear.


Holiday Hours & Closures
The Faculty Club's office and dining calendars generally follow the UC Berkeley Academic Calendar, whereby we close on the same national and academic/administrative holidays. The Faculty Club does, however, remain open and offer full service during most of Spring Break and through the summer. The Faculty Club Hotel remains open throughout the year.  


Closure Dates 2017

Monday, January 16
  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 20

Presidents' Day
Friday, March 31

Cesar Chavez Day
Monday, May 29

Memorial Day
Tuesday, July 4

Independence Day
Monday, September 4

Labor Day
Friday, November 10
  Veterans' Day
Thursday, November 23
  Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24

Academic Holiday
Wednesday, December 6
  Member Christmas Party
Thursday, December 7
  Member Christmas Party
Friday, December 8
  
Member Christmas Party
Monday, Dec 18 - Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018
  Winter Break