It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. Read more »
San Francisco is in the midst of an artisan chocolate renaissance! Join Gourmet Walks on a special Ultra Chocolate Tour of San Francisco. This walking and tasting tour will first head over to the Ferry Building and then visit gourmet chocolate and pastry shops throughout the downtown area. Participants will learn about chocolate history, health benefits, production and trends from a fun and knowledgeable tour guide.Read more »
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. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court and Huntington Hotel.
Laurence Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; Co-author, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution Jeffrey Brand, Professor and Chairman, Center for Law and Global Justice, University of San Francisco Law School - ModeratorRead more »
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.Read more »