Arts & Culture

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Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

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Mon, Jan 26 2015 - 6:00pm

Dayna Goldfine, Emmy-award winning filmmaker; Co-creator, Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Dan Geller, Emmy-award winning filmmaker; Co-creator, Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Read more »

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Machtinger on Mercy in Mozart's Menuetto-Allegretto

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Mon, Jan 12 2015 - 6:00pm

Steven Machtinger, Attorney; Violist; Independent Mozart Scholar

Monday Night Philosophy returns to the exploration of the philosophical concepts that are encoded into Mozart's chamber music. In this lecture-performance, we will hear how Mozart, through the use of symbolic motifs, touches on themes of judgment and mercy in the Menuetto-Allegretto movement of his String Quintet in G minor, K. 516.

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33 Artists in 3 Acts: Politics, Kinship and Craft

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Mon, Nov 10 2014 - 12:00pm

Sarah Thornton, Author   Read more »

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Book Discussion: Mao II by Don DeLillo

Mon, Nov 3 2014 - 5:30pm

Don DeLillo presents a novel about words and images, novelists and terrorists, the arch-individualist and the mass mind. The novel centers on Bill Gray, a famous reclusive writer who abandons the novel he has been writing for many years and enters a world of political violence, Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Mao II is Don DeLillo's 10th novel. It won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1992.

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Rita Moreno

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Fri, Oct 17 2014 - 7:00pm

Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir
In conversation with Jan Yanehiro, Director, School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University

An extraordinarily talented star of stage and screen, Moreno is a force of nature. The Puerto Rican-born entertainer is one of the few artists to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Read more »

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Joshua Wolf Shenk: The Power of Two

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Mon, Oct 6 2014 - 6:30pm

Joshua Wolf Shenk, Curator, The Moth; Author, Lincoln’s Melancholy and Powers of Two: Seeking the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs; Twitter: @joshuawolfshenk Read more »

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Meet the Artist Reception for Laurie Regan Chase

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Wed, Oct 1 2014 - 5:30pm

You are invited to meet our featured artist, Laurie Regan Chase, whose exhibition, “Coastal Reflections,” is currently on view in the Gold Room. Chase is a contemporary realist and a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists. Her paintings capture the distinctive countryside and coastal communities of her world travels. She has personally sailed throughout the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas; the Caribbean; and the coastal regions of the U.S., Mexico and South America. Read more »

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Joe Zee: What’s In, What’s Out, What’s You

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Mon, Sep 22 2014 - 6:30pm

Joe Zee, Editor in Chief and Executive Creative Officer, Yahoo Style; Former Creative Director, Elle; Twitter @mrjoezee
Carolyne Zinko, Style Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter@carolynezinko Read more »

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Art Murmur Gallery Walk in Uptown Oakland

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Sat, Sep 20 2014 - 3:00pm

Danielle Fox, PhD, Art Consultant and Gallery Director, SLATE Contemporary; Former Executive Director, Oakland Art Murmur

Heard the buzz about the Oakland art gallery scene? Explore Uptown Oakland with a guided tour highlighting galleries surrounding the heart of Oakland’s Art Murmur. Visit selected exhibits during this two-hour stroll that includes presentations by featured artists. At the end, participants 21 and over can compare notes while tasting award-winning Two Mile Wines (included).

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Khaled Hosseini: Best-Selling Author of The Kite Runner

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Wed, Sep 10 2014 - 7:30pm

Khaled Hosseini, Author, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed

In Conversation with Pat Thurston, Talk Show Host, KGO Radio Read more »

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