Education

Education

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

Sunday Chat: Practice Your English

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.

Practice Your Spoken English

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.

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2018: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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!

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Free!

Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

Learn at the library: For Chinese Speakers- On line Magazines And English Language Resources

08/18/2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fremont Main Library
Fremont 

Join us for a presentation in Mandarin on Dragonsource and RBDigital, two electronic magazine sources available 24/7 from the library’s website. You’ll also learn about online sources to help you learn English. Discover what is available to you with your library card, then go home and start learning!

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.