Arts & Culture

Upcoming event

Opera for Our Time: Bringing New Works to Life

Wed, Jun 14 2017 - 6:00pm

Kip Cranna, Dramaturg, San Francisco Opera Read more »

Upcoming event

The Universal Stage: A Critique of Empathy

Wed, May 31 2017 - 6:00pm

Eric Ting, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater

In the theater, we concern ourselves with questions of authenticity and artifice in our search for human truth. They are questions that grow more pertinent as we consider classical theater's place in our contemporary world: whose stories are represented, whose stories are appropriated, how do we see ourselves in these stories and can we ever truly understand another person? Go in depth with Eric Ting, the artistic director of CalShakes—a San Francisco cultural treasure.

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Cleopatra, by Stacy Schiff

Wed, Apr 19 2017 - 6:30pm

Join us to discuss Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer who brings to life one of the most intriguing women in human history. Though the palace of the last queen of Egypt actually did shimmer with onyx, garnets and gold, it was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra died young, at 39, but first married two brothers, dispatching one in a brutal civil war while they were still teenagers, and poisoning the other, before eliminating a sister as well. Read more »

Past event

Beethoven in China

Tue, Mar 21 2017 - 6:00pm

Jindong Cai, Associate Professor of Music (performance), Stanford University; Orchestra Conductor; and Co-Author, Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic

Sheila Melvin, Co-Author, Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic Read more »

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Mark Twain's Funny Fight for Free Will

Mon, Mar 13 2017 - 6:00pm

George Hammond, Author, Mark Twain's Visit to Heaven Read more »

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The Hamilton Affair

Thu, Mar 2 2017 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cobbs, Professor and Melbern G. Glasscock Chair in American History, Texas A&M University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Author, The Hamilton Affair

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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What's Wrong with Mindfulness (and What Isn't)

Wed, Feb 15 2017 - 6:00pm

Robert Rosenbaum, Neurophsychologist; Psychotherapist; Co-editor, What's Wrong with Mindfulness (and What Isn't); Author, Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching and Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy Read more »

Past event

Arts Forum Planning Meeting

Thu, Jan 26 2017 - 5:30pm

For those of you with a passion for the visual and performing arts, please join us in discussion as we explore ideas for future Club programs and exhibitions. The planning meeting is open to all Club members. Come with your ideas, and your willingness to take an active role in producing our 2017 calendar of events.

Past event

Lamentation and the Limits of Philosophy

Thu, Dec 8 2016 - 6:00pm

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar Read more »

Past event

Francis Ford Coppola: The Program You Can’t Refuse

Tue, Nov 15 2016 - 7:00pm

Francis Ford Coppola, Director, The Godfather; Author, The Godfather Notebook
In Conversation with Adam Savage, Maker and Retired Co-host, Discovery Channel's “Mythbusters"

Part of the Club’s Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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