October 2011

From Smilla to Salander: An Odyssey in Translating Nordic Crime Fiction

Tue, Nov 8 2011 - 6:00pm

From Smilla to Salander: An Odyssey in Translating Nordic Crime Fiction

Steven T. Murray (a.k.a. Reg Keeland) and Tiina Nunnally, Translators, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

In conversation with Sedge Thomson, Radio Host, "West Coast Live"

Join us for a conversation with the top American translators of Scandinavian crime novels. Read more »

Chinatown Walking Tour #5

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Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 2:00pm

Chinatown Walking Tour

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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 »

Terence Gelenter: Paris Par Hasard

Wed, Nov 9 2011 - 12:00pm

Paris Par Hasard

Terence Gelenter, Author, Paris Par Hasard

Well-known Parisian raconteur Gelenter will give us a tour of the secret streets, the splendid boulevards, the legends and the lore, the passionate talk at cafe tables, the breeze off the Seine, the charm of the bookstores and the majesty of the museums of Paris.

MLF: Humanities
Location:  SF Club Office
Time:  11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. Read more »

Russian Hill Walking Tour #4

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Thu, Nov 17 2011 - 2:00pm

Russian Hill Walking Tour

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

Location: Meet in front of Swensen's Ice Cream Store located at 1999 Hyde Street at Union. Read more »

Social Networking on the Brain

Tue, Nov 1 2011 - 6:30pm

Social Networking on the Brain: Neuroscience and the New Media

Adam Gazzaley, Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF
Josh McHugh, CEO, Attention Span Media
Tiffany Shlain, Founder, Webby Awards; Filmmaker, Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death and Technology
David Ewing Duncan, Author, Experimental Man; Co-host, Tech Talk Radio – Moderator

More than a billion people around the world are enga Read more »

Building Team Chemistry in Baseball and Technology

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Thu, Nov 3 2011 - 6:00pm

Building Team Chemistry in Baseball and Technology

POSTPONED

David Bairstow, Vice President for Product Development, Thomson Reuters
Doug LeMoine, Managing Director of Interaction Design, Cooper
Kevin O’Malley, President TechTalk / Studio – Moderator
Additional speakers TBA

Making a great product isn’t really all that different than making a World Series run. Read more »

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“Our guides’ passion and knowledge of her area was extensive. She was always energetic and upbeat, a pleasure to be around, well after a long day of touring!”
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Wendy Hall, 2011 Burgundy’s Food and Wine

Wendy Hall

“A well-thought out tour was just the beginning. Cathy was a gracious hostess who helped provide a positive experience for my daughter and myself.”

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Wendy Hall, 2011 Burgundy’s Food and Wine

Kathy Frendo

“The guide was outstanding. Didn’t hear a question she could not answer.”
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Kathy Frendo, 2011 Burgundy’s Food and Wine

Whitney Steve

“Excellent choice of hotel. Le Cep was wonderful! Colette was amazing!! An excellent guide!

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Whitney Steve, 2011 Burgundy’s Food and Wine