August 2011

Heart of a Soldier: Honoring Strength through Song with James Stewart and the SF Opera

Tue, Sep 13 2011 - 6:00pm

Heart of a Soldier: Honoring Strength Through Song with James Stewart and the SF Opera

James B. Stewart, Author, Heart of a Soldier; Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
David Gockley, General Director, San Francisco Opera
Christopher Theofanidis, Composer, "Heart of a Soldier"
Gil Gross, Award-winning Radio Journalist; Weekday Talk Host, KGO Newstalk 810 - Moderator

A bold new opera tackling the 9/11 tragedy is headed to San Francisco. Read more »

Vamsee K. Juluri: Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera - Hindu Mythology in the Media Age

Mon, Aug 15 2011 - 6:00pm

Sleeping Vishnu, Prowling Camera: Hindu Mythology in the Media Age

This program is cancelled

Vamsee K. Juluri, Ph.D., Professor, University of San Francisco

For nearly 100 years, movies and other mass media in India have retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism. Through spectacular feature films, TV series, cartoons, comic books and novels, generations of Indians have found their favorite legends brought to life in different forms. Read more »

Sramana Mitra: 1M/1M

Thu, Aug 11 2011 - 6:30pm

Sramana Mitra

This program is cancelled

Founder, 1M/1M; Author, Vision India 2020

Mitra looks at the current challenges facing India and the untapped opportunities in technology, technology-enabled services, rural and slum development, energy, infrastructure, health care, film and education. She believes start-up companies in India could develop into billion-dollar enterprises in the next 10 years. Read more »

Chinatown Walking Tour #3

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Thu, Aug 11 2011 - 2:00pm

Chinatown Walking Tour

This program is sold out. Tickets still available for our September 14 departure.

Enjoy another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. Read more »