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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Oct 23 2014 - 1:45pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour

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Thu, Oct 2 2014 - 1:45pm

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. 

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Tue, Sep 23 2014 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Read more »

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Russian Hill Walking Tour

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Thu, Sep 4 2014 - 1:45pm

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

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An Evening with Jared Diamond

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Tue, Dec 9 2014 - 6:30pm

Jared Diamond, Professor, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday Read more »

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General Anthony Zinni: Before the First Shots Are Fired

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Thu, Sep 18 2014 - 6:30pm

General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.); Special Envoy to the Middle East (ret.); Author, Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose off the Battlefield
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Mind Puzzles

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Wed, Aug 13 2014 - 7:00pm

Robert Burton, M.D., Former Chief of Neurology, Mt. Zion, UCSF; Author, A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves Read more »

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The Affordable Care Act and the LGBT Community

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Tue, Jul 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Elizabeth Sekera, RN, Clinic Director, Lyon-Martin Health
Maddie Deutsch, MD, Clinical Lead, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, UCSF
Anand Kalra, Program Manager, Transgender Law Center
Barry Zevin, MD, Clinical Lead, Transgender Health Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health – Moderator
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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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The Case Against 8

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Thu, Jun 19 2014 - 7:00pm

A riveting inside account of the epic legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, this film follows the four plaintiffs and their legal team from San Francisco to the U.S. Supreme Court. Plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Paul Katami, and Jeff Zarrillo as well as directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White will be in attendance.

The Case Against 8 is the Opening Night film for Frameline38: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, June 19–29.

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