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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:
Working Metal in 20th-Century Sculpture Jan 31, 2018-April 30, 2018
Metal sculpture created directly by the artist’s hand is the focus of a new exhibition by Sydney Skelton Simon, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art & Art History, whose proposal was selected in the fall. Featuring small-scale sculptures, photographs, and sound recordings, this exhibition explores modes of working with metal that depart from more traditional casting methods.

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.

Framing in Time: Photographs from the Cantor Arts Center Reimagined January 24, 2018–May 28, 2018
Each of the short, student-made films in this exhibition will appropriate and re-imagine a photograph from the Cantor’s collection. Striving to shed new light on the original context of the photographs, the films will be shown alongside the Cantor photographs that served as their inspiration. The short films were made by Stanford students in Assistant Professor of Art Srdan Keca’s “Archival Cinema” class during fall quarter 2017.

Art Workshop For Adults

05/23/2018-07/07/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Union City Library
Union City 

Join Local Artist Naghmeh Danishmand for two painting workshops. She started painting and illustrations at the age of nineteen. Her major sources of inspiration are Persian miniatures and poetry. She uses classical beauty to achieve peaceful atmospheres in her work. She has worked with many different techniques but she has focused on watercolor in a traditional style.

The program will be in two sessions: Watercolor on May 23, 2018 and Acrylic on June 7, 2018. Each class is limited to 18 people. Please call or visit the library for registration. Supplies will be provided. All Library programs are free!

All Library programs are free! No reservations are required. The Union City Library is a branch of the Alameda County Library system located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, and is wheelchair accessible. The Library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. For more information, call 510-745-1464.

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

Bay Area Folk Singer and Her Group to Perform Interactive Children’s Concert

06/22/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mitchell Park Library
Palo Alto 

Bay Area Folk Singer and Her Group to Perform Interactive Children’s Concert on June 22, in Palo Alto

LOS ALTOS, CA. (April 2, 2018) — Folk musician Kathy Sherman and her band Hey Mom! will perform a free, family-friendly interactive concert Friday, June 22, at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto.

Part of the Friday night summer concert series at the Magical Bridge Playground, located at Mitchell Park, 3700 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, Sherman and Hey Mom! will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sherman has been a professional folk musician for 44 years and a music teacher for nine. She performs in three different folk bands and has released six recordings.

Her latest release is an 18-song children’s singalong album, “Let’s Sing!” which features such all-time favorite sing-alongs such as “The Hokey Pokey,” “She’ll Be Comin’ ’Round the Mountain,” “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” “How Much is That Doggie in the Window,” and “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”

The album also has an accompanying “Let’s Sing!” songbook, which includes all of the songs on “Let’s Sing!,” as well as selected songs from Hey Mom!’s “Listen to Your Mama” and “Singing on a Star.”

In addition to Hey Mom!, Sherman is also member of the Good Folk Collective, the Greek folk duo The Plaka Band. She has recorded and released six albums with the three groups.

About Kathy Sherman
Kathy Sherman started her professional music career at age 15, playing Greek music in clubs, restaurants, festivals , and concerts. She put down her bouzouki, the mandolin-like instrument central to modern Greek music, long enough to earn a BMus in classical guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Electric Guitar Quartet, a classical / comedy group that opened for such guitar luminaries as Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, John Hartford, The Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd, and Herb Ellis) and Free Flight.

Kathy’s current music experiences include Greek folk music with long-time friend and fellow musician, Notis Contoplianos in their group, The Plaka Band. Notis and Kathy have two extraordinary CDs, New Songs of Old Athens (selected for Grammy consideration for best World Music Album), and A Time to Sing, A Time to Dance, a rollicking collection of favorite Greek dance music. For more information about The Plaka Band, please check out their website, ThePlakaBand.com. Kathy also plays classical mandolin for orchestras who have the occasional need for one.

Free Community Homebuyer Fair

06/23/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
屋侖市政廳 Oakland City Hall
Oakland 

Get the resources to buy a home and stay local!
City of Oakland’s Housing & Community Development Dept., Citi and Bank of the West are sponsoring a community homebuyer resource fair at Oakland City Hall. Housing information will be provided onsite in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Learn about down payment assistance, credit repair, community loan programs, grants, homebuyer education class in English and Spanish, affordable housing, financial assistance & more!

Info: (510) 823-2178

Health/Sport Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer-Google

06/26/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Google SF, ‘Top of the Mark’ Room, 6th Floor
San Francisco  CA

Join us for a Health/Sport Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Google, 345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (6th Floor, “Top of The Mark” room).

Do you want to learn about the health/sport tech industry? Are you looking to network with professionals who are particularly interested in learning about sports/health technology? Come meet other professionals in this growing industry. This event is open to anyone from other industries and backgrounds who want to network and learn more in general. We encourage everyone to come enjoy this panel and networking event at Google on 345 Spear St.

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CA Telephone Access Program, Office Hours at the Chinatown Branch Library

06/30/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown Him Mark Lai Branch Library 華埠分館
San Francisco  

The California Telephone Access Program representative will discuss about their free specialized and adaptive telephones and devices to any eligible Californians, regardless of age or income, who have difficulty seeing, hearing, moving, speaking, and/or remembering. Assistance available in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

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Slime, Wonderful Slime

07/05/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunset Branch Library
San Francisco  CA

Come to the Sunset branch and learn to make your very own slime. Join us for some ooey, gooey fun!

All materials provided but space is limited. Please call 415-355-2818 for reservations.

“Know Your Rights” on Tenants’ Rights and Evictions

07/06/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown Him Mark Lai Branch Library 華埠分館
San Francisco  

In our current affordable housing crisis, San Francisco tenants are concerned about being evicted and losing access to their housing. Join us to learn about evictions and tenants’ rights – topics include rent increases, the eviction process, and relocation payments. Presentation is made possible by Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and will be conducted in English and Cantonese, with Mandarin translation provided upon request.


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