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Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood, and Focus

Tue, Jan 19 2010 - 6:00pm

Your Brain's Function and IQ: How Do We Improve Cognition, Mood and Focus (as well as Developmental Disorders) Using Scientific Tests and Holistic Therapies?

Adiel Tel-Oren, M.D., Founder and President, Ecopolitan Eco-Health Network

Is your brain functioning optimally, as well as it used to? Would you like to keep it that way? Read more »

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Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Fri, Jan 15 2010 - 12:00pm

American Voyeur: Dispatches from Modern Gay Life

This event has been cancelled

Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine; Author, American Voyeur: Dispatches from the Far Reaches of Modern Life and America Anonymous

A nationally recognized journalist and nonfiction writer, San Francisco native Denizet-Lewis was named the youngest New York Times Magazine Contributing Writer in 2004 at the age of 28.  His cover stories for Read more »

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Humanities West Book Discussion: Justine by Lawrence Durrell

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 5:30pm

Humanities Book Discussion: Justine, by Lawrence Durrell

Our topic this session is Alexandria, Egypt. We will discuss Justine, by Lawrence Durrell, the first book of his Alexandria Quartet. Set amid the corrupt glamour and intrigues of 1930s Alexandria, Durrell's novel gives a very vivid portrait of modern Alexandria. The discussion moderator will be Lynn Harris.

MLF: Humanities
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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The Fire and Elegance of Argentine Tango

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 6:00pm

The Fire and Elegance of Argentine Tango

Christy Coté, Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer, LiberTango Dancers
Rose Vierling, Performer, LiberTango Dancers
Jesse Dishart, Performer, LiberTango Dancers
Adolfo Caszarry, Performer, LiberTango Dancers

Born among the impoverished immigrants of Buenos Aires in the late 1800s, the tango became one of the most stylish and popular dances in Europe and the U.S. Read more »

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A Venice of China: Transforming China's Cities for the Next Century

Wed, Jan 13 2010 - 6:00pm

A Venice of China: Transforming China’s Cities for the Next Century

Renee Chow, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Eva Li Chair of Design Ethics, University of California, Berkeley; Principal, Studio URBIS

Professor Chow has spent over 30 years documenting and researching Chinese patterns of living, from Uyghur villages to Beijing, and was the first to conduct contemporary analysis of these drastically different regions. Read more »

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Electric Transmission: Enabling a Smart Grid

Tue, Jan 12 2010 - 6:00pm

Electric Transmission: Enabling a Smart Grid

Mason Willrich, Board Chair, California Independent System Operator; Director, California Clean Energy Fund; Senior Advisor, MIT Energy Innovation Project

As America continues to develop clean, non-carbon-based electricity, our century-old electric grid is emerging as a major bottleneck. Meanwhile, public-policy oversight of electric power is a hodgepodge of 50 different states’ approaches to regulation. Read more »

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Science & Tech Planning Meeting

Tue, Jan 12 2010 - 6:15pm

Science & Technology Planning Meeting

Please join us to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Science & Technology Member-Led Forum relaunch efforts. We explore visions for the future through science and technology. If you would like to join our planning committee to brainstorm, organize, chair and/or volunteer for programs for the months ahead, you are invited to this meeting. Read more »

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I Just Sit Down and Remember: The Artwork of Hilda Robinson

Mon, Jan 11 2010 - 10:00am

I Just Sit Down and Remember: The Artwork of Hilda Robinson

In conjunction with the Art of Living Black (TAOLB), an exhibition featuring the work of Hilda Robinson will be on display until March 5th. TAOLB is a yearly celebration of the artistic talent of the Bay Area African American community. Using the radiant colors of oil pastels, Robinson gives us a personal look at her urban neighborhood, and the vibrant life of her African American community. Read more »

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Change and Transformation: Participating in the Emergence of New Worldviews

Thu, Jan 7 2010 - 6:00pm

Change and Transformation: Participating in the Emergence of New Worldviews

Marilyn Schlitz, President & CEO, Institute of Noetic Sciences

The Institute of Noetic Sciences studies consciousness transformation, seeking guideposts that help us navigate our individual and collective responses to change. They have explored world traditions, identifying both diverse and perennial themes that shape our experiences and promote health and healing. Schlitz will explain her work and tackle some questions: What is consciousness transformation? Read more »

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Mon, Jan 4 2010 - 5:30pm

Down and Out in Paris and London

As a member of the urban poor living in two world-class cities, George Orwell wrote Down and Out in Paris and London, a classic thinly fictionalized memoir prior to his rise to prominence as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm. Join the dialogue on this glimpse into the life of the downtrodden amongst aristocrats.

MLF: San Francisco Book Discussion
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
Program Organizer:
Howard Crane

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