Events

01/27/2018-12/29/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Computer History Museum Mountain View

(中文) 逢週五是電腦歷史博物館的半價入場日,當日博物館也會延長開放時間到晚上的9點,並會開展一個有趣的街區聚會,入場只需費用7美元50美仙。

02/18/2018-12/30/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newark Library Newark

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free.

Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. It is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, and is wheelchair accessible.  For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Newark Library, (510) 284-0677, at least seven working days prior to the event.

03/21/2018-12/21/2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center Palo Alto

This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor’s collection—a sowei mask, used by the women-only Sande Society that is unique to Sierra Leone. Used in dance by senior women of the society, the sowei mask symbolizes knowledge of feminine grace and is part of a young girl’s initiation into adulthood. Thus, for many women of the region, beauty is literally performed into existence through ndoli jowei (the dancing sowei or the sowei mask in performance). Take an in-depth look at a sowei’s aesthetic expressions of elegance, from its serene gaze of inner spirituality to the corpulent neck rolls that signify health and wealth—a beauty as defined and danced by women.

04/21/2018-09/26/2018
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California Oakland

J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life 

April 21-September 26, 2018

Discover northern California’s best kept secret in design and craft: J.B. Blunk (1926-2002), a mid-century artist whose connection to nature governed his daily life. Inspired by Japanese philosophies of nature and art’s inseparability, and influenced by rural utopian communities, Blunk’s muse and often his source of materials was the beautiful natural environment of Inverness, California. Blunk’s home property was his ultimate work of art, filled with his handcrafted furniture, ceramics, sculptures, and other functional objects used by his family. His remarkable craftsmanship also took the form of large-scale public works of art, including The Planet, a redwood sculpture commissioned by the Oakland Museum of California in 1969. J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life brings together a comprehensive survey of the artist’s works. See northern California’s landscape anew through Blunk’s eyes, and get inspired to find the beauty of nature and art in your own daily life.

05/23/2018-09/03/2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University Stanford CA

The first exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center devoted solely to contemporary Chinese ink painting features more than 40 works of art by nearly two dozen artists. Drawn from the remarkable personal collection of philanthropists and Stanford University alumni Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, the exhibition focuses on the contemporary period, probing the astonishing diversity of modern ink painting and calligraphy—artistic practices that are among China’s oldest and most enduring art forms. 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. The exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct genre whose achievements are already evident. Modern uses of ink—including photography and film, through which the very definition of ink is being expanded—are also considered. Works from the collection of Peter and Collette Rothschild, the Cantor, and from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, add to the exhibition’s rich sense of historical consciousnes

Museum hours:

Monday: 11AM–5PM

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11AM–5PM

Thursday: 11AM–8PM

Friday-Sunday: 11AM–5PM

05/26/2018-09/03/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exploratorium San Francisco

Step inside and wonder at gigantic, fantastical air-filled artworks at Inflatable. Spread across our indoor and outdoor galleries, these ephemeral sculptures include otherworldly organisms by Jason Hackenwerth and Shih Chieh Huang, a “forest” of cushiony columns by Jimmy Kuehnle, an inflatable “insect-eye” room from Pneuhaus, and Amanda Parer’s monumental humanoid figures peeking around corners. Fueled by the whimsy and lightness of balloons, the artists of Inflatable have infused their creations with a technology, scale, and creative complexity that expands our vision of what contemporary art can look like.

 

07/29/2018-09/30/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newark Library Newark

Sunday Chat: Practice Your English
A Free Conversation Group @ Newark Library

Improve your English by chatting with other people about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting at Newark Library on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. from July 29 to September 30. This drop-in program requires no registration. All library events are free.

Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. It is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, and is wheelchair accessible. For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Newark Library, (510) 284-0677, at least seven working days prior to the event.

08/04/2018-09/23/2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Discovery Meadow San Jose

San Jose Renaissance Faire returns for its fifth run to downtown San Jose August 4-5 and in September, you really should join us for the end of our season bash at the Folsom Renaissance Faire, September 22-23.

Join in the fun and experience some of the most fabulous improv, stage acts, music, entertainment, games, arts and crafts and of course food.

For more info on the even please visit www.sanjosefaire.com
Buy tickets now on eventbrite and save: https://bit.ly/2HoI23Y

08/07/2018-08/28/2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya Room A Fremont CA

The Fremont Main Library hosts a weekly Tuesday afternoon chat session for people who would like to boost their English skills. English learners can improve their spoken English by talking with native speakers about everyday topics in a friendly, welcoming setting.

The sessions meet at Fukaya Room A, on Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The dates for August are:
August 7, 21, 28.

Starting in September, the class will meet every Tuesday.

This is a drop-in group; no registration is required.

The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice; Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.

08/11/2018-08/26/2018
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Historic Sequoia High School’s Park-like Grounds Redwood City CA

August 11-26; Saturdays at 7pm & Sundays at 4pm

SF Shakespeare Festival presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Saturday shows start at 7pm this year, making it easier for children to enjoy this family-friendly production (Sunday shows are at 4pm). The play follows the misadventures of 4 young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they meet in the woods on a summer night. The ensuing hilarity and chaos create an evening filled with love and laughter. Learn more about the play by attending our fun-for-all ages 15-minute Green Show 30 minutes before show time. Kids will have a chance to get onstage with the actors. Bring your family and friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy FREE professional theater!

For more information about this event

Free!

Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

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