Cubanacan, the first new Cuban opera since that country’s revolution, is the story of Fidel Castro commissioning architect Ricardo Porro to design and build art schools on the site of the Havana Country Club in 1961. Koppelman will present video excerpts from the opera’s performance at the Havana Bienal last May, reveal the 13-year journey of this project, and explain what it's like to work in Cuba at the dawn of U.S.-Cuban rapprochement.
Skip the fancy restaurant and expensive roses: make INFORUM your date this Valentine's Day (our annual party!) and sharpen your seduction skills!
Join INFORUM and Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, a licensed psychologist, dating coach and image consultant (and possibly your new best friend as a result), for an evening exploring what seduction really means and how it plays into all of our interactions. Read more »
Conleth Hill, Actor; Olivier Award Winner; Tony Award Nominee; and Lord Varys in "Game of Thrones" Frances McDormand, Actor ("Olive Kitteridge"); Tony, Academy, and Emmy Award Winner Tony Taccone, Michael Leibert Artistic Director, The Berkeley Rep Theatre—Moderator Read more »
Sanjay Patel, Animator; Short Film Director; Author, Sanjay’s Super Team
This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
In the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, Sanjay's Super Team, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian boy whose love for western pop culture comes into conflict with his family’s traditions.
Come learn more about the film that was nominated for an Academy Award in the short films category. Read more »
Our meeting is open to all members who have an interest in the visual and performing arts. We welcome your ideas and your energy. This is a chance for you to take a more active role in planning the Club’s calendar of events.
Adam Johnson, Associate Professor, Stanford University; Author, The Orphan Master’s Son and Fortune Smiles Kathryn Ma, Author, The Year She Left Us and All That Work and Still No Boys; Jury Member, The Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards — Moderator
This program is part of the Good Lit series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation Read more »
Alva Noë, Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Author, Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature
What is art? Why do we value art as we do? What does art reveal about our nature? Alva Noë offers new answers to these questions through his book Strange Tools, which makes provocative use of examples in philosophy, art history and cognitive science. Listen to Noë explain why recent efforts to frame questions about art in terms of neuroscience and evolutionary biology alone have been, and will continue to be, unsuccessful.