Peter Lewis, Musician; Composer; Songwriter; Guitarist; Founding Member, the San Francisco Rock Band Moby Grape Arwen Lewis, Musician; Composer; Songwriter; Guitarist; Primary Artist and Lead Singer, Recent Album of Classic Moby Grape Compositions
Peter is Arwen's father, and together they travel and perform acoustic shows featuring original music written by both of them as well as classic Moby Grape compositions. Read more »
Mark Kurlansky, Author, Cod, Salt, and Paper: Paging Through History
For the past two millennia, paper has been one of the simplest pieces of human technology. It has formed the foundation of civilizations and promoted revolutions. It has also been essential to the development of education, commerce, arts, religion, and language. But what will we start to lose as we continue to move toward a paperless society?
Kurlansky traces the evolution of paper and explains why paper will never go out of style.
This world-premiere retrospective celebrates the life and career of one of the world’s most influential fashion designers. Including more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, the garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish, Eastern, Russian and garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; and ball gowns and red carpet ensembles. Read more »
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.