The Arts

Upcoming event

Cultural Odyssey's Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle

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Wed, Aug 31 2016 - 6:00pm

Rhodessa Jones, Co-Artistic Director, Cultural Odyssey; Actress; Teacher; Writer; Director, Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle; Former Visiting Artist in Residence, University of California, Berkeley Black Theater Workshop; Visiting Professor at St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California; Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, College of Letters and Science and the School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Read more »

Past event

A Rare Book Day in June

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Fri, Jun 17 2016 - 12:00pm

Catherine Williamson, Ph.D., Vice President, Director of Fine Books & Manuscripts/Entertainment Memorabilia, Bonhams, Los Angeles

Dr. Catherine Williamson, who frequently appears as an appraiser for PBS' "Antiques Roadshow," is vice president and director of fine books and manuscripts/entertainment memorabilia at Bonhams in Los Angeles. She will talk about the challenges and issues facing appraisers and collectors today, and share stories of some great discoveries on the "Roadshow"—and elsewhere.

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Private Docent Tour of Oscar de la Renta: the Retrospective

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Sat, May 14 2016 - 2:45pm

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 »

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Lecture-demonstration: The Gamelan Degung Ensemble of West Java

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 12:00pm

Henry Spiller, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Music, University of California Davis
UC Davis Gamelan Ensemble, with guest artist Burhan Sukarma Read more »

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Fidel Castro Didn't Show up for Rehearsal: How I Produced the First New Cuban Opera in 50 Years ... and Survived

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Wed, Mar 30 2016 - 6:00pm

Charles Koppelman, Producer, Writer, Librettist

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. 

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STEM to STEAM Movement

Tue, Jan 12 2016 - 6:00pm

Donn K. Harris, Executive and Artistic Director, Oakland School for the Arts; Chairman, California Arts Council
Virginia Wilcox, Photographer, The Salton Sea Series
Matt Ganucheau, Education Director, Art/Technology Center, Gray Area, San Francisco
Shaun Tai, Founder, Digital Divide Resource Center, Oakland Digital, Oakland
Staci Smith, STEAM Coordinator, Oakland School for the Arts Read more »

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Arts Forum Planning Meeting

Thu, Oct 22 2015 - 5:30pm

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.

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Body Music: An Interactive Lecture and Demonstration by Keith Terry

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Mon, Aug 31 2015 - 6:00pm

Keith Terry, Percussionist; Rhythm Dancer; Educator

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Death with Interruptions

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Fri, Aug 28 2015 - 6:00pm

Thomas Laqueur, Librettist; Helen Fawcett History Professor, UC Berkeley
Nikki Einfeld, Soprano
Leighton Fong, Cellist

This program is part of the 2015 Platforum series Music Matters, sponsored by Ernst & Young and the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation. Read more »

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Orchestra Music Grown Locally

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Tue, Aug 25 2015 - 6:00pm

Michael Morgan, Music Director, Oakland Symphony and Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra; Artistic Director, Festival Opera, Walnut Creek
David Conte, Composer
Mason Bates, Composer
Gabriela Frank, Composer  Read more »

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