RISE OF ITALY’S TRADE UNION MOVEMENT
A screening of Mario Monicelli’s The Organizer (1963) will close out Pacific Film Archive’s six-week retrospective of films from the Janus collection at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. The film, nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay, examines the beginnings of the trade union movement in Italy at the end of the 19th century, with Marcello Mastroianni playing a Genoa schoolteacher who finds his way to Turin to lead textile workers in a strike. $4-$8. 2575 Bancroft Way. www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.
EAST BAY THEN AND NOW
Eric Kos and Dennis Evanosky talk about how the book East Bay Then and Now was written and photographed on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes.
They will focus on historic photos of Oakland and the surrounding area including Fabiola Hospital, Harrison Street Produce Market and the bustling pier at the foot of Broadway. They will discuss their new San Francisco in Photographs, and Oakland’s surprising role in their latest project, California and the Civil War. 4499 Piedmont Ave. Donation: $8 members, $10 nonmembers. 763-9218,
A continuing weekly showcase of up-and -coming young jazz ensembles plays each Tuesday at Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Ave, 8 p.m. 848-8277.