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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

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

Community Health Awareness Expo

07/28/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Municipal Services Building, Social Hall
South San Francisco  CA

This is a community health expo sponsored by the City of South San Francisco on Saturday, July 28th at 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Municipal Services Building, Social Hall
33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco This expo will feature free health screenings, free light brunch, a free yoga class at 10:00 a.m., and a free raffle with prizes.

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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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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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.

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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