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Mon, April 15, 2013

NiAD A Light That Never Goes Out: Continuing Traditions in Abstraction
NIAD Art Center presents A Light That Never Goes Out: Continuing Traditions is a brief survey of a group of painters looking back at important art historic moments, as well ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
Sandow Birk Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future
The exhibit brings together contemporary artists working in a variety of media to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlight interventions, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Gallery 16 Presents Graham Gillmore
Graham is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. His paintings can be found in private, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Energy Seminar - China Miniseries (1 of 5) BETTER BURNING: China’s Attempt at Clean Coal
Now, even as China builds more coal-fired power plants than any other country, it’s scrambling to roll out technologies to burn that coal more cleanly — from anti-smog filters to ...
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Cost: free

Tue, April 16, 2013

Sandow Birk Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future
The exhibit brings together contemporary artists working in a variety of media to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlight interventions, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
Discover why the terracotta warriors are the eighth wonder of the world. Along with over 100 rare artifacts unearthed from the burial complex of China's First Emperor, the Asian Art ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Gallery 16 Presents Graham Gillmore
Graham is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. His paintings can be found in private, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Dominican University Dominican University of California: Sustainable Programs Information Session
The Green MBA approaches sustainability as a complex issue--not only studying and using existing tools, frameworks and practices, but also creating new ways of thinking about how to resolve and ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Ballet's Cross-Cross, Francesca da Rimini, Symphony in Three Movements
Program Seven features Helgi Tomasson's Criss-Cross, last seen by San Francisco Ballet audiences in 1999, and set to a two-part musical score -- Charles Avison's reworking of twelve Scarlatti sonatas ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Opera San Jose Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi: Puccini Opera Double Bill
A drama of redemption. A comedy of deceit. A nun seeks eternal salvation for her mortal sin while a cunning con artist seeks worldly riches in this double-bill of one-act ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $11-111
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Museum of Craft and Design Opening of the Museum of Craft and Design
Beginning April 6, 2013, the Museum of Craft and Design -- one of North America's few institutions dedicated to these contemporary practices and the roles they play in everyday life ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $8

Wed, April 17, 2013

Sandow Birk Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future
The exhibit brings together contemporary artists working in a variety of media to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlight interventions, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Exploratorium The Exploratorium Opening April 17 at Pier 15
Now that the Exploratorium is moving to Pier 15, there’s more to explore than ever before. Join the Exploratorium on April 17 as they celebrate Opening Day with special activities ...
Categories: Family Friendly
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
Discover why the terracotta warriors are the eighth wonder of the world. Along with over 100 rare artifacts unearthed from the burial complex of China's First Emperor, the Asian Art ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Gallery 16 Presents Graham Gillmore
Graham is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. His paintings can be found in private, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Celebrating Elephants Celebrating Elephants Silent Auction and Lecture
In keeping with the Oakland Zoo's commitment to conservation and education, they present their 17th annual Celebrating Elephants Lecture and Silent Auction. The featured speaker at this event is Ed ...
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $40 Donation
San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Ballet's Cross-Cross, Francesca da Rimini, Symphony in Three Movements
Program Seven features Helgi Tomasson's Criss-Cross, last seen by San Francisco Ballet audiences in 1999, and set to a two-part musical score -- Charles Avison's reworking of twelve Scarlatti sonatas ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: Varies
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: Varies
Museum of Craft and Design Opening of the Museum of Craft and Design
Beginning April 6, 2013, the Museum of Craft and Design -- one of North America's few institutions dedicated to these contemporary practices and the roles they play in everyday life ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $8

Thu, April 18, 2013

Sandow Birk Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future
The exhibit brings together contemporary artists working in a variety of media to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlight interventions, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
Discover why the terracotta warriors are the eighth wonder of the world. Along with over 100 rare artifacts unearthed from the burial complex of China's First Emperor, the Asian Art ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Gallery 16 Presents Graham Gillmore
Graham is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. His paintings can be found in private, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Exploratorium The Exploratorium Now Open at Pier 15
Now that the Exploratorium is open at Pier 15, there's more to explore than ever before. Experience 150 brand new exhibits plus hundreds of beloved classics, new outdoor exhibits, a ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
PBS LearningMedia Educator Webinar: Multimedia for the Biology Classroom with PBS LearningMedia
Join KQED and CSTA for a biology webinar and learn the ropes around PBS LearningMedia, a collection of thousands of digital media resources from KQED and other public media stations ...
Categories: KQED Education
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
KQED Education Educator Event: Mapping the Sounds of Your Schoolyard
How can understanding sound help us better understand our environment? Join SFUSD and KQED Education for a free professional development series focused on the powerful world of sound and how ...
Categories: Arts: Music
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
San Francicsco Ballet San Francisco Ballet's Ramonda Act III, Ibsen's House and Symphonic Dances
This exciting mixed bill features Rudolf Nureyev's sparkling Raymonda Act III and Val Caniparoli's Ibsen's House, a dramatic tour-de-force inspired by the work of iconic Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, whose ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Opera San Jose Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi: Puccini Opera Double Bill
A drama of redemption. A comedy of deceit. A nun seeks eternal salvation for her mortal sin while a cunning con artist seeks worldly riches in this double-bill of one-act ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $11-111
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Museum of Craft and Design Opening of the Museum of Craft and Design
Beginning April 6, 2013, the Museum of Craft and Design -- one of North America's few institutions dedicated to these contemporary practices and the roles they play in everyday life ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $8

Fri, April 19, 2013

Sandow Birk Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future
The exhibit brings together contemporary artists working in a variety of media to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlight interventions, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
Discover why the terracotta warriors are the eighth wonder of the world. Along with over 100 rare artifacts unearthed from the burial complex of China's First Emperor, the Asian Art ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Gallery 16 Presents Graham Gillmore
Graham is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. His paintings can be found in private, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Exploratorium The Exploratorium Now Open at Pier 15
Now that the Exploratorium is open at Pier 15, there's more to explore than ever before. Experience 150 brand new exhibits plus hundreds of beloved classics, new outdoor exhibits, a ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Felisa Wolfe Lecture: Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon, Astrobiologist
Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon is a NASA Astrobiology Research Fellow in residence at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her expertise broadly covers the intersection between biology and geology with a focus in ...
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cost: Varies
Oye, Mira! Reflective Approaches in Contemporary Latin American Video Art
This exhibition extended through June 29, 2013 in the Walter and McBean Galleries brings together a selection of artists from Latin America who use video as a tool of reflection ...
Categories: Arts: Multimedia
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
Chabot Chabot Space and Science Center: Telescope Makers Workshop
Can you build a telescope? Yes! Open to all ages, the Telescope Makers' Workshop is an all-volunteer group committed to helping people build their own telescopes. Bring your interest and ...
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Varies
KQED Pop Spring Fever: A Night of Literature, Live Radio, Comedy and Music
Join new kid on the block KQED Pop in partnership with Do415 and The Rumpus for a free celebration of all things culture. Featured artists include: Sean Keene, Wendy MacNaughton, ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost: Free
LINES Ballet LINES Contemporary Ballet's 30th Anniversary Spring season
Alonzo King LINES Ballet's 30th Anniversary Spring Season boasts a dream collaboration between visionary choreographer Alonzo King and venerated double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer. Hailed by The New Yorker ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $30-65
San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Ballet's Cross-Cross, Francesca da Rimini, Symphony in Three Movements
Program Seven features Helgi Tomasson's Criss-Cross, last seen by San Francisco Ballet audiences in 1999, and set to a two-part musical score -- Charles Avison's reworking of twelve Scarlatti sonatas ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Opera San Jose Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi: Puccini Opera Double Bill
A drama of redemption. A comedy of deceit. A nun seeks eternal salvation for her mortal sin while a cunning con artist seeks worldly riches in this double-bill of one-act ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $11-111
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Museum of Craft and Design Opening of the Museum of Craft and Design
Beginning April 6, 2013, the Museum of Craft and Design -- one of North America's few institutions dedicated to these contemporary practices and the roles they play in everyday life ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $8

Sat, April 20, 2013

MIIS Visit Monterey Day at Monterey Institute of International Studies
Visit Monterey Day at Monterey Institute of International Studies showcases the campus and programs, including meeting with program chairs, attending a student panel, and receiving in-depth information on the admissions ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: Free
Cal Day Cal Day at The Hall
There's lots to do at UC Berkeley on Cal Day, including visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science for free. See how the Hall is inspiring the next generation of scientists, ...
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Asian Art Museum China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
Discover why the terracotta warriors are the eighth wonder of the world. Along with over 100 rare artifacts unearthed from the burial complex of China's First Emperor, the Asian Art ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Gallery 16 Presents Graham Gillmore
Graham is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. His paintings can be found in private, ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
Exploratorium The Exploratorium Now Open at Pier 15
Now that the Exploratorium is open at Pier 15, there's more to explore than ever before. Experience 150 brand new exhibits plus hundreds of beloved classics, new outdoor exhibits, a ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
San Francicsco Ballet San Francisco Ballet's Ramonda Act III, Ibsen's House and Symphonic Dances
This exciting mixed bill features Rudolf Nureyev's sparkling Raymonda Act III and Val Caniparoli's Ibsen's House, a dramatic tour-de-force inspired by the work of iconic Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, whose ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Kronos An Evening with Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet
Two legendary forces in new music since the 1980s come together on stage in their first-ever collaboration, presenting a new evening-length work that combines their distinct yet highly compatible aesthetics. ...
Categories: Arts: Music
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $10-60
LINES Ballet LINES Contemporary Ballet's 30th Anniversary Spring season
Alonzo King LINES Ballet's 30th Anniversary Spring Season boasts a dream collaboration between visionary choreographer Alonzo King and venerated double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer. Hailed by The New Yorker ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $30-65
San Francicsco Ballet San Francisco Ballet's Ramonda Act III, Ibsen's House and Symphonic Dances
This exciting mixed bill features Rudolf Nureyev's sparkling Raymonda Act III and Val Caniparoli's Ibsen's House, a dramatic tour-de-force inspired by the work of iconic Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, whose ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Opera San Jose Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi: Puccini Opera Double Bill
A drama of redemption. A comedy of deceit. A nun seeks eternal salvation for her mortal sin while a cunning con artist seeks worldly riches in this double-bill of one-act ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $11-111
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Museum of Craft and Design Opening of the Museum of Craft and Design
Beginning April 6, 2013, the Museum of Craft and Design -- one of North America's few institutions dedicated to these contemporary practices and the roles they play in everyday life ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $8

Sun, April 21, 2013

Asian Art Museum China's Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor's Legacy
Discover why the terracotta warriors are the eighth wonder of the world. Along with over 100 rare artifacts unearthed from the burial complex of China's First Emperor, the Asian Art ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Exploratorium The Exploratorium Now Open at Pier 15
Now that the Exploratorium is open at Pier 15, there's more to explore than ever before. Experience 150 brand new exhibits plus hundreds of beloved classics, new outdoor exhibits, a ...
Categories: Community Outreach
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Earth Week Films Earth Week Films at Stanford
Settle in for this mini film festival, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley, and witness the a spectrum of environmental issues: social and ...
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Ballet's Cross-Cross, Francesca da Rimini, Symphony in Three Movements
Program Seven features Helgi Tomasson's Criss-Cross, last seen by San Francisco Ballet audiences in 1999, and set to a two-part musical score -- Charles Avison's reworking of twelve Scarlatti sonatas ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: Varies
Kronos An Evening with Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet
Two legendary forces in new music since the 1980s come together on stage in their first-ever collaboration, presenting a new evening-length work that combines their distinct yet highly compatible aesthetics. ...
Categories: Arts: Music
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $10-60
Whipping Man The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at Marin Theatre Company
In this explosive and suspenseful drama set at the close of the Civil War, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier returns home where his two recently freed black slaves remain. When ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Varies
LINES Ballet LINES Contemporary Ballet's 30th Anniversary Spring season
Alonzo King LINES Ballet's 30th Anniversary Spring Season boasts a dream collaboration between visionary choreographer Alonzo King and venerated double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer. Hailed by The New Yorker ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $30-65
Opera San Jose Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi: Puccini Opera Double Bill
A drama of redemption. A comedy of deceit. A nun seeks eternal salvation for her mortal sin while a cunning con artist seeks worldly riches in this double-bill of one-act ...
Categories: Arts: Performance
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $11-111
Museum of Craft and Design Opening of the Museum of Craft and Design
Beginning April 6, 2013, the Museum of Craft and Design -- one of North America's few institutions dedicated to these contemporary practices and the roles they play in everyday life ...
Categories: Arts: Visual Arts
Time: All Day Event
Cost: $8

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