Just as with the 2016 election, when it comes to Monday night’s presidential debate, people looking for a place to watch at UC Berkeley have choices.
They can hunker down indoors with experts at the Institute of Governmental Studies. Or they can set up their own seats and watch Hillary Clinton face off against Donald Trump on a large outdoor screen at BAMPFA in downtown Berkeley.
For the first time, BAMPFA — the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive — and Berkeley Rep are teaming up to present a free public screening of the first 2016 Presidential debate on the museum’s big outdoor screen facing Addison Street at the corner of Oxford, on the campus’s south edge.
The museum advises viewers to bring their own chairs for this 6-7:30 p.m. event, planned in conjunction with Berkeley Rep’s presentation of Sinclair Lewis’s play “It Can’t Happen Here.” The event highlights BAMPFA’s commitment to being a cultural town square for the entire community.
Meanwhile, in Moses Hall on campus, the IGS will host a debate-watching party in its library from 6-7:30 p.m.