Arthur Szyk Society curator Ungar will give a PowerPoint presentation based on the recent exhibit, “Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations” at the Legion of Honor. Szyk, a self-described soldier-in-art, created profound, intricate works of art. He advocated for many causes, including religious tolerance, racial equality and for the state of Israel. Ungar was recently featured in The New York Times. Read more »
Julie Mushet, Ethnic Dance Festival Director CK Ladzekpo, Festival Co-artistic Director Patrick Makuakane, Kumu Hula, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu Emiko Susilo, Director, Gamelan Sekar Jaya Rita Felciano, Dance Writer and Critic - Moderator
San Francisco’s June 2011 Ethnic Dance Festival continues a tradition representing the incredible diversity of ethnic cultures in Northern California. Read more »
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association; Author, The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream
In conversation with Richard Watson, Co-founder and Partner, Essential
From broadband spectrum to HDTV, from gaming to Hollywood and social media, innovation is happening through industry, entrepreneurs and technology advances. How is consumer electronics driving innovation in the U.S. Read more »
Afghanistan’s Challenge: A View from Ghazni Province
Mohammad Yousef Pashtun, Senior Advisor to President Karzai on Urban Development and National Construction Mohammad Musa Khan, Governor of Ghazni Province Shah Gul Rezaie, Member of Parliament from Ghazni Province
As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, many Americans ponder the human costs of this conflict. Read more »
Daniyal Mueenuddin, an American-educated Pakistani, presents this collection of eight interconnected stories, set in Lahore, depicting a place and people plagued by class and ancestral tension and caught between the past and an uncertain future. Come discuss this remarkable book. As a reminder, this is a book discussion group; the author will not be present.
MLF: SF Book Discussion Location: SF Club Office Time: 5:30 p.m.Read more »
Leslie A. Hennessy Jr., Author, The Pope of Wine: The Biography of Alexis Lichine
Salesman, self-promoter, journalist, author, ladies man, connoisseur, war veteran, chateau-owner and – above all – French wine enthusiastic, Alexis Lichine led a fascinating life and is credited with creating the American market for French wine. Read more »
Dancing on the River: The Eight Principles of Navigating Change
Mark Susnow, Author, Dancing on the River
Many overwhelmed professionals, parents, business owners and managers find themselves struggling through these uncertain times and trying to maintain and expand their sense of success while balancing work and life. Former trial attorney Susnow offers the overwhelmed a blueprint for creating the life they want to lead and a method for embracing life’s changes, rather than avoiding or just merely reacting to them.