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A Spirited Evening with Adam Rogers

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Wed, Dec 10 2014 - 6:30pm

Adam Rogers, Articles Editor, Wired; Author, Proof: The Science of Booze

In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope. From our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research, Rogers offers a unique glimpse inside the barrels, stills, tanks and casks that produce some of our most iconic beverages. He uncovers alcohol’s deepest mysteries and the subtle mixture of psychology and neurobiology that fuels our taste for such drinks. Read more »

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Tasting the New California Wines with Jon Bonné

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Tue, Dec 9 2014 - 6:30pm

Jon Bonné, Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste Read more »

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An Evening with Kathleen Turner

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Mon, Dec 8 2014 - 7:00pm

Kathleen Turner, Actress
Doug Sovern, Reporter, KCBS Radio Read more »

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Andrew Young: Answering the Call for Leadership

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Thu, Dec 4 2014 - 6:00pm

Andrew Young, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Former Atlanta Mayor; Strategist to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Willie Brown, Former Mayor of San Francisco (Introducer)

Skip Rhodes, Past President, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair)

Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento – Moderator Read more »

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From Bloody Thursday to Now: 80 Years of Labor History in San Francisco

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Wed, Dec 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Harvey Schwartz, Historian, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)
Robert Cherny, History Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
John Castanho, Member, ILWU Local 10 and Coast Benefits Specialist
Carl Nolte, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Melvin Mackay, President of ILWU Local 10 (Program Chair)
Tim Paulson, Executive Director, San Francisco Labor Council - Moderator Read more »

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Beans and Brew

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Thu, Nov 20 2014 - 6:00pm

Ken Grossman, Co-Founder & CEO, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Paul Katzeff, Founder & CEO, Thanksgiving Coffee Company
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Be in the Know: Plans for the Commonwealth Club's New Headquarters Building

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Thu, Nov 20 2014 - 12:00pm

Marsha Maytum and Gregg Novicoff, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Marc Steyer, Tipping Structural Engineers
Alisdair McGregor, ARUP mechanical engineering
Lloyd Ranola and Alex Salter, Charles M. Salter Associates
Piper Kujac, Club Representative and Construction Project Manager 
Gloria Duffy, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club – Moderator Read more »

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Andy Cohen in Conversation with Rashida Jones

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Wed, Nov 19 2014 - 7:00pm

Andy Cohen, Host, “Watch What Happens: Live”; Author, The Andy Cohen Diaries; Executive Producer, The Real Housewives Franchise
In Conversation with Rashida Jones,Actress, Parks and Recreation, The Office and more

“My new book is my reality show, in print.” – Andy Cohen Read more »

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Waterfront Walk

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Thu, Oct 30 2014 - 2:00pm

Join Rick Evans for his new walking tour exploring the historic sites of the waterfront neighborhood that surrounds the location of the future Commonwealth Club headquarters. Hear the dynamic stories of the entrepreneurs, controversial artists and labor organizers who created this recently revitalized neighborhood. Read more »

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