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Physics vs. Time Travel

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Tue, Aug 20 2013 - 7:00pm

Ken Wharton, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, San Jose State University

Everyone loves a good time travel story, but given what we know, and don't know, about physics, is time travel in any way plausible? Using popular movies as a framework, Professor Wharton will outline several distinct categories of consistent time travel stories, and discuss possible connections with actual physics.

Also know: In association with Wonderfest

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Rita Moreno: Actress, Singer, Author

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Tue, Aug 20 2013 - 6:00pm

Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Winner, Academy Award, Grammy, Emmy, Tony; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir

In conversation with Michael Krasny, Host, "Forum," KQED Read more »

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Tipping Point for Planet Earth

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Mon, Aug 19 2013 - 6:00pm

Anthony D. Barnosky, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Cox Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University Read more »

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A Tour of Scotland, One Glass at a Time

Whiskey
Thu, Aug 15 2013 - 6:30pm

Steve Beal, Whiskey expert Read more »

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Food and Longevity

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Mon, Aug 12 2013 - 6:00pm

Rebecca Katz, Chef; Educator; Author, The Longevity Kitchen and The Cancer Fighting Kitchen

Eric Gower, Chef; Writer, The Breakaway Cook Read more »

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Farallon Islands Excursion

Fri, Aug 9 2013 - 7:30am

Michael Ellis, Footloose Forays Read more »

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2013 James Beard Awards: The Bay Area's Big Winners

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Thu, Aug 8 2013 - 6:30pm

This program is sold out. The waitlist is for admission to the panel discussion only; people on the waitlist who are offered a spot will not be able to attend the pre-program reception. Read more »

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Chinatown Walking Tour #14

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Thu, Aug 8 2013 - 2:00pm

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. There is a short break for a tea sample during the tour.

Also know: Photo by H Sanchez/Flickr.

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Producer Rebecca Eaton: Inside "Downton Abbey" and "Masterpiece"

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Wed, Aug 7 2013 - 6:00pm

In conversation with Dr. Mary Bitterman, President, The Bernard Osher Foundation; Past Chair, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors; Chair, PBS Foundation Read more »

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The Politics of Being Black in the Bay Area: A Town Hall Meeting

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Mon, Jul 29 2013 - 6:00pm

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
John Burris, Civil rights attorney
Kevin Epps, Filmmaker and community activist
Kanaja Hann, Student speaker, City of Dreams Read more »

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