July 2012

The Arts as a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Mon, Jul 30 2012 - 6:00pm

The Arts As a Medium for Exploring Racial Issues: Past, Present, Future

Sherri Young, Executive Director, African American Shakespeare Company
Joyce Jordan, Founder and Director, Joyce Jordan Gallery, Oakland
Sean San Jose, Co-founder, Campo Santo; Program Director, Intersection for the Arts
Marcus Shelby, Jazz Bassist; Composer; Director, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra

The Arts Forum hosts a lively panel discussion in association with AfroSolo Arts Festival 19. Read more »

George Lakoff: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

Wed, Sep 12 2012 - 6:00pm

George Lakoff

Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, UC Berkeley; Co-author, The Little Blue Book: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic

Language matters – especially when it comes to politics. With the 2012 election season upon us, linguistics expert Lakoff dissects the way we vote on important issues and presents his progressive, in-depth guide to changing political rhetoric and ideology Read more »

North Beach Walking Tour #8

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Thu, Jul 26 2012 - 2:00pm

North Beach Walking Tour

This tour is sold out.

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Read more »

The Illusion of Building Green: How our Fight for Responsible Building Design is Falling Short

Tue, Aug 28 2012 - 6:00pm

The Illusion of Building Green: How Our Fight for Environmentally Responsible Building Design Is Falling Short

Rick Chitwood, BSME, HVAC: Insulation Contractor, Field Researcher; Code Writer; Author
Frank Bergamaschi, California Registered Architect, LEED Accredited Professional

The way we approach the marketing of environmental design and technology rarely includes practical, cost saving methods. Often the marketing message is: more money = best energy practices. Read more »

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Fri, Jul 13 2012 - 12:00pm

Bastille Day Celebration with the Bay Gourmet Forum

Cara Black, Author, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge - the 12 Aimee Leduc Mystery
in conversation with Leonard Pitt, Physical Theatre Actor and Teacher, Author, Walks Through Lost Paris: Paris, A Journey Through Time

And Yigit Pura, Winner, "Top Chef: Just Desserts"; Owner, Tout Sweet, in conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Forum

San Francisco resident Black frequents a Paris little known outside the Read more »

Success and Chocolate

Mon, Jul 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Success and Chocolate

Kathy Wiley, Owner, Poco Dolce
Ellin Purdom, Director of Social Media, Toffee Talk
Wendy Lieu, Chief Chocolatier, Socola Chocolatier  
Zohara Mapes, Chocolate Maker, TCHO
Peggy Butler, Blogger, Success & Chocolate Blog - Mode Read more »

Jonathan Canick: Aging and the Persistence of Mind

Thu, Sep 20 2012 - 6:00pm

Aging and the Persistence of Mind

Jonathan Canick, Member, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, California Pacific Medical Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Read more »

William Clancey: Working on Mars - Voyages of Scientific Discovery

Sun, Aug 26 2012 - 2:00pm

William J. Clancey: Working on Mars – Voyages of Scientific Discovery

Chief Scientist, Human-Centered Computing Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center and Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition; Author, Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers

For more than eight years, scientists have been doing fieldwork on Mars in the first overland investigation of another planet. Read more »

Tony Haymet: Understanding the Deep Sea - Oceanography Meets Business

Wed, Sep 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Understanding the Deep Sea: Oceanography Meets Business

Tony Haymet, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences, and Dean, Graduate School of Marine Sciences, UCSD

Our community is increasingly asking demanding questions on the prediction of the natural world. What useful chemicals will be discovered from the ocean and ocean mud? Will the steady trend in movement of California precipitation from snow to rain continue, or accelerate? Read more »

Harvey Rose: How Does an Independent Analyst Survive San Francisco's City Hall?

Thu, Jul 26 2012 - 6:00pm

Harvey Rose: How Does an Independent Analyst Survive San Francisco's City Hall?

Harvey M. Rose, Budget and Legislative Analyst, City and County of San Francisco; Founder, Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC and Former Auditor General State of California

Highly respected, frequently provocative, always challenging, Rose has survived the drama and intrigues of San Francisco City Hall politics and money for over 38 years as San Francisco's independent budget and legislative analyst. Read more »