Entertainment

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Shakespeare LGBT: The Bard and Gay and Transgender Roles

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Thu, Aug 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Company
Representative, San Francisco Shakespeare Company
Additional Panelists TBA

How have California’s long-established theater companies encountered, engaged and presented LGBT themes in Shakespeare – from cross-dressing to gender confusion to openly gay love – including one company led by an openly gay man who was recently married in a high-level ceremony? Live performances of classic scenes from Shakespeare will be presented.

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Mon, Aug 4 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present.

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Your Guide to Festivals Live

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Thu, Jul 10 2014 - 6:30pm

George Ridgely, SF Pride
Marian Goodell, Burning Man
Dawn Holliday, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
In conversation with Chip Conley, Fest300 Read more »

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Climate Cartoons

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Tue, Jul 8 2014 - 6:00pm

Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., Author, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
Jonah Sachs, CEO, Free Range

In these hot and crazy times, we all need some comic relief. Yoram Bauman, the world’s first and only stand-up economist, promises to inform and entertain us with his 20-minute routine. Then he will sit down to talk about using humor and storytelling as tools for combating the doom-and-gloom attitude that often marks discussions about melting glaciers and disappearing species. Read more »

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Magic Theatre Virgin Play Reading: Sojourners

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Mon, Jun 16 2014 - 6:00pm

Mfoniso Udofia, Playwright; Actress; Educator; Author, Sojourners Read more »

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The 83rd Annual California Book Awards

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Mon, Jun 9 2014 - 6:00pm

Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored literary excellence among authors in the Golden State. At our special awards ceremony, we will bestow gold and silver medals in several categories, including: fiction, nonfiction, first fiction, poetry, young adult, juvenile, Californiana and contribution to publishing. Hear from some literary giants and amazing writers. See you at the ceremony! Read more »

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Sandra Tsing Loh

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Wed, May 7 2014 - 7:00pm

Sandra Tsing Loh, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Host, “The Loh Down on Science”; Author, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones
Connie Martinez, CEO, Silicon Valley Creates - Moderator Read more »

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C-Span Founder Brian Lamb Dishes on DC Media

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Wed, May 7 2014 - 6:00pm

Brian Lamb, Founder & Retired CEO, C-SPAN; Author, Sundays at Eight: 25 Years of Stories from C-SPAN’s Q&A and Booknotes Read more »

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Richard Chamberlain: Lessons From a Hollywood Icon

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Thu, Feb 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Richard Chamberlain, Actor; Author, Shattered Love: A Memoir Read more »

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Linda Ronstadt

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Fri, Jan 24 2014 - 7:00pm

Linda Ronstadt, Grammy Award-winning Musician; Author, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir
In conversation with Barbara Marshman, Editorial Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News

Co-presented with VIVAFEST! Read more »

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