Education

Education

Stanford University – Cantor Arts Center

04/04/2018-12/21/2018
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Stanford University – Cantor Arts Center
Stanford  CA

LISTINGS:
Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of “Frankenstein” April 4, 2018–August 5, 2018

Marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Stanford University is organizing Frankenstein@200. This yearlong series of courses, lectures, conferences, and a film festival will highlight the relevance of Shelley’s text today, as artificial intelligence and advances in engineering and medicine increasingly blur the divide between man and machine. An associated exhibition drawn from the Cantor’s permanent collection will explore the idea of what defines humanity in the age of Frankenstein.

The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone March 21, 2018–December 21, 2018
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.

Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting

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

Giant Jenga

07/26/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunset Branch Library
San Francisco  CA

Come play Giant Jenga! Stacks up over 4 feet tall! Can you meet the giant challenge?

Sunset Children’s Area
tsunmgr@sfpl.org

Into The Woods

08/02/2018-08/05/2018
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
san jose 

August 2nd – 5th, 2pm and 7pm each day

Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine wrote INTO THE WOODS, a musical comedy based on the fairy tales of The Brothers Grimm. The story asks the question: what would happen if our favorite storybook characters ended up meeting? Sondheim & Lapine created a dark & funny story about a Witchs curse that condemns a Baker and his Wife to a life without children, they want to have a child so they close up shop to embark on a quest to find 4 items to break the spell.

Will the Baker & his wife succeed in breaking the curse? Find out in this full-length production. Under the direction of New York theatre artists Gary De Mattei & Caryn Hartglass. With a small ensemble of professional musicians playing live

$15 attendees 12 and up, and $10 children 11 and under, & Tickets at the door: $18 attendees 12 and up, and $12 children 11 and under.

Presented by Playful People Productions.


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August MakeArt Family Day

08/04/2018
4:00 pm
Museum of Craft and Design
San Francisco 

Craft your day with the whole family at MCD!
As always, we will be offering a number of exhibition-related activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Learn to grow your own crystals using household materials! You will start the process at MCD, then take your project home to watch grow. Explore other themes found in Raw Design using rocks and minerals to create small sculptures and play around with making weavings from found materials. Do you know what a cassette tape is?! You will after this event!
PLUS: Decorate your Swag Bag and play around with magnetic design.

All activities are FREE with admission * Kids 12 and under are always free

Activities free with admission: $8 general admission, $6 students/seniors, 12 and under FREE, Museum members FREE

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2018 Northern California Buddhist Family Camp

08/06/2018-08/09/2018
All Day
Sudhana Center
Ukiah 

Do our roots and culture have anything to offer us in these modern times? How can we communicate and connect with our children and parents? Can a family draw upon the Buddha’s wisdom and traditions for a happy, harmonious family?

This residential camp will be led by two senior Buddhist monastics, Rev. Ming-Kuang and Rev. Heng Sure. Activities include:
• Connecting through Storytelling: Connecting parents and children through cross-generational sharing of stories that reveal our values, culture and heritage.
• Serving with Joy: Children and parents joining together to serve, assist and clean up in the spirit of community and generosity.
• Eating as a Family: Fostering wholesome practices in which families share a meal together with meaningful conversation.
• Caring for Parents: Empowering children by engaging them in significant roles within the family through simple acts of care and kindness.
• Learning Meditation and Mindfulness: Learning meditation and mindfulness as a method of bringing awareness to our lives and transforming our habits and relationships.
Come join a fun camp of story telling, music and connecting with our roots.

Dates: Monday-Thursday, August 6th-9th, 2018
Location: Sudhana Center / 225 S Hope St., Ukiah, CA 95482
Contact: familycamp@drbu.edu
Cost: $100 (adult, young adult) / $50 (children under 12)
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“National Night out Against Crime” (Admission is Free)

08/07/2018
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
林肯娛樂休閒中心/Lincoln Square Recreation Center
Oakland  CA

“National Night Out” is a nationwide annual event designed to raise crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity,
and foster community-police partnerships.
Participate: 400 hundreds people (Included City of Oakland’s staffs, communities Leaders, Performers, volunteers, neighborhood friends).

Content: Free food, Booths, Games, Singing, Dancing Performance.
This event is organized by
Lincoln Square Recreation Center
Cantonese-Speaking Citizens ‘Academy Alumni (CSCAA).

Author Talk: Shu Wei’s Revenge by Jackson Fahnestock

08/30/2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chinatown Branch Library
San Francisco  CA

Please join Jackson Fahnestock, a resident of Mission Bay, as he discusses his first novel, Shu Wei’s Revenge. As the town scribe of a small town in China in 1898, Shu Wei comes up against criminal elements who force his family to leave. They emigrate to San Francisco’s Chinatown where he is caught in the web of the underworld. The intrigue, mystery, and tension that follow grow deeper as he must try to survive and regain his honor while building a future in this new topsy-turvy world. Jackson’s many travels as an architect to East Asia and Southeast Asia served as the genesis for the book. A book signing session will follow the presentation. The book won a New York City Big Book Award and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition (Novel-in-Progress).
For more information about the author and the book, visit https://www.jacksonfahnestock.com


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SF Music Day 2018! – Colors of the Keyboard

09/30/2018
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SF War Memorial Veteran’s Building
San Francisco  CA

37 Local Ensembles • 4 Stages • 160 Musicians

Listen local at the eleventh annual SF Music Day, the Bay Area’s free daylong music festival in downtown San Francisco, presented by InterMusic SF. SF Music Day showcases the dynamism and diversity of Bay Area music, from string quartets to jazz combos, new music pioneers to chamber groups steeped in musical sounds from across the globe.