James Ganz, Ph.D., Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Kevin Starr, Ph.D., California State Librarian Emeritus Laura Ackley, Author, San Francisco's Jewel City: The Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915Read more »
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. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!
The Humanities Forum brings Socrates Café to The Commonwealth Club. It will be held every third Wednesday evening for the discussion of philosophical issues. At each monthly meeting the group's facilitator, Bob Enteen, will invite participants to suggest topics, which are then voted on. The person who proposed the most popular topic will briefly explain why she or he considers the subject interesting and important.Read more »
What better way to ring in Valentine’s Day than with some good old fashioned sex ed? Join INFORUM the Thursday before Valentine’s Day for an event that will be part-party, part-sexy-tutorials. Three experts will unleash mini-presentations:
Online Dating: An Economist’s Perspective + Live OKC Profile Analysis, by Stanford Economics Professor Paul Oyer The Art of Aural Seduction and Sexual Communication for Couples, with Good Vibrations’ Sex Doctor Carol Queen Read more »
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.
Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. Read more »