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Speaking of Activism: Robert Redford's Visit to the Kabuki

With forty years of commitment and service under his belt, Robert Redford has proven that there is no time limit on social activism. This year he's dedicated to "The Art of Activism," a series of events born at the Redford Center's new headquarters in Berkeley. Redford plans to share his pearls of wisdom in person on February 4 at Kabuki Cinemas from 7-9 p.m.. Over the course of the evening, he'll guide you through what motivates people to get involved and what it means for him to be an activist. To complement Redford's speech, two locals—Victor Diaz and Avery Hale—will be honored. Diaz is principal at Berkeley Technology Academy, while Avery founded the charity "Step by Step" at age 12. The affair will end with a call-to-action for all participants. In the wake of the recent Haiti disaster, we all must realize that there's no better time to get involved.

Though the website says the show is sold out, we would hang outside to see if any seats open up … or you could stick around just for the local celebrity "sight-seeing."

The Art of Activism, featuring a conversation with Robert Redford, Thursday, February 4, 7 - 9 p.m., Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., 800-838-3006, $20.