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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.

Inflatable: Expanding Works of Art

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.

 

Summer Saturday on Waverly

06/16/2018-07/28/2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chinatown Waverly
San Francisco 

Chinatown Fashion Show 6/16 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Your Chinatown 6/30 from 11:30 AM-3:00 PM
Chinatown on Wheels 7/14 from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Craving Chinatown 7/28 from 12:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Fire Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair

07/19/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ella Hill Hutch Community Center
San Francisco  CA

WHAT
San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD), in collaboration with Community Youth Center, SF, and Collective Impact/MO Magic, will hold a Community Safety Fair for members of the public in District 5. This fair will include Fire Prevention and Education material, demonstrations, and answers to inspection questions. SFFD EMS members will teach hands only CPR, and our Recruitment team will be available to answer questions related to our Departments hiring process. Free Smoke detectors will be available while supplies last to residents of San Francisco.

12:00 – 12:30 PM – Fire Fighter Recruitment, EMT, Paramedic Presentation

12:30-1 PM – NERT PRESENTATION

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Fire prevention presentation by Fire Inspector Juarez

WHO
• Jonathan Baxter, San Francisco Fire Public Information Officer
• Inspector Tomie Kato, San Francisco Bureau of Fire Prevention
• Recruitment Officer Keith Baraka, Division of Training
• Paramedics from the SFFD EMS Division
• SFFD Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) Members for Disaster Preparedness
• Department of Emergency Management for Disaster Preparedness and 911 call center information.
• San Francisco Police Department A.L.E.R.T. Program
• Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation
• City College of San Francisco Fire Science students
• Community Youth Center to table Seismic Safety information and resources.

WHY
San Francisco Fire Department’s enhanced Fire Prevention and Education team promotes Fire Safety through Community Outreach and Education. This is an effort to engage the communities we serve with their local Firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics.

VISUALS
• Live Fire Extinguisher Demonstration allowing for participation of the attendees.
• Fire Prevention Safety Handouts from NFPA, including creating an escape plan in your home and work place, fire extinguisher information and tips such as the PASS acronym.
• An ambulance will be available to look at and walk through with EMS staff.
• A Fire Engine will be present to look at and walk through with Suppression staff

CONTACT Jonathan Baxter, San Francisco Fire Department: firepio@sfgov.org

Fitness At Fremont Main: Belly Dance With AZRA

07/28/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fremont Main Library
Fremont 

Fitness at Fremont Main provides a great opportunity to get moving and enjoy various workouts with certified and experienced instructors. Learn about new fitness activities and have fun with your neighbors. Classes usually take place on the fourth Saturday of each month starting at 2:00 p.m.

In July, we will feature Belly Dance with Azra in the Fukaya Room on Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn the basic hip movements, body isolations and more of belly dancing from instructor Azra, who has been teaching belly dance since 1998. Hip scarves will be provided. Bring water as well as towels or even your own hip scarves and wear comfortable clothes. All are welcome!

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.

The Santa Clara County Fair

08/02/2018-08/05/2018
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
San Jose  CA

The Santa Clara County Fair is a beloved tradition where the deep agricultural roots of the Santa Clara Valley blend seamlessly with technology showcases of what is now the Silicon Valley! Friends and families of all generations come together to make memories and enjoy the great traditions that only a county fair can provide – like carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoos, lots of delicious fair food, and more! Check out our website for more information on hours, exhibits, parking and ticketing.

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Pleasanton Gem Faire

08/03/2018-08/05/2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton  CA

August 3-5, 2018, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 60 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.

“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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