Patti Smith In Conversation with Dan Stone
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

Patti Smith In Conversation with Dan Stone

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PATTI SMITH

In Conversation with Dan Stone

On Sale to Members Monday, June 24 at 10am

Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Series: Special Events

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Each ticket to include a copy of Smith’s new memoir Year of the Monkey

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist who gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock. She has released numerous albums and many books including Just Kids, M Train, and Devotion. In The Year of the Monkey, Smith is about to embark on a year of solitary wandering, following a run of concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore. Taking us from California, to the Arizona desert, to a Kentucky farm, to the hospital room of a valued mentor, and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction, punctuated by Smith’s signature polaroid photographs, which both document and complicate our understanding of events.

Source: https://www.cityarts.net/event/patti-smith-2/

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She Said with Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

She Said with Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey

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JODI KANTOR & MEGAN TWOHEY

On Sale to Members Monday, June 24 at 10am

Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Series: Cultural Studies

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Each orchestra ticket includes a copy of Kantor & Twohey’s new book: She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

In October 2017, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the story of decades of sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Their work helped ignite the #MeToo movement, shift attitudes, and spur new laws, policies and standards of accountability around the globe. Together with a team of colleagues who exposed harassment across industries, they were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement is the untold story behind that investivative reporting, from confidential discussions with top actresses to meticulous research of decades-old secret payouts and nondiscloure agreements.

Source: https://www.cityarts.net/event/jodi-kantor-megan-twohey/

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Zadie Smith
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Zadie Smith

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ZADIE SMITH

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Series: "On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

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Zadie Smith is known for her emotionally rich stories, superb dialogue, and unique perspective on contemporary culture. Smith wrote her widely acclaimed debut novel White Teeth during her final year at Cambridge before going on to cement her reputation as one of the most important voices of her generation with Swing Time, The Autograph ManOn Beauty, and NW. Grand Union, her debut short-story collection, moves across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, offering a sharply alert collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves, and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us.

source: https://www.cityarts.net/event/zadie-smith-3/

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Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Brava and La Peña Cultural Center present Las Peteneras

Seismic Sister SF Feminist Event Calendar

Brava and La Peña Cultural Center join forces to present the one-of-a-kind music and dance concert Las Peteneras featuring a cast of 14 mostly Bay Area female artists, son jarocho musicians and cultural leaders!

This one-evening-only concert includes a pre-performance VIP Reception* in which you will have the opportunity to connect with the artists before the show, enjoy hors d'œuvres & a selection of wines, and enter to win fantastic raffle prizes.

Saturday, June 29
VIP Reception in Brava's Cabaret – 6pm
Concert on Brava's Main Stage – 7pm

Tickets
$50 – includes reserved seating in the orchestra & entrance to reception*
$30 - reserved seating in the orchestra
$25 - reserved seating in the mezzanine


Learn more

Source: https://www.brava.org/all-events/2019/6/29/las-peteneras

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BLESSED (UN)REST by Crescent Moon Theater Productions
Jun
7
to Jun 10

BLESSED (UN)REST by Crescent Moon Theater Productions

BLESSED (UN)REST

Blessed (Un)Rest breaks through the walls of racial, gender, and socioeconomic oppression, challenging the status quo head on with invigorating artistic exhibitions, performances and workshops.

Specifically, Friday night opens with performances by visionary Bay Area Artivists, including Rhodessa Jones and The Medea Project:Theater for Incarcerated Women.

Saturday afternoon: The Art of Sacred Clowning: Masking the Ritual in the Absurd and Abstract with Melusina Gomez (More details below)

Saturday Evening: Artists present performances inspired by the work of Bay Area non-profits alongside non-profits speaking about the powerful work they are doing the in the community.

Sunday afternoon: Creative action in the mission! Join us as we partake in a creative art project in the mission.

Sunday 2pm Mission Youth Arts Festival at La Raza Park

FB INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/657180921410051/

SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY JUNE 7th 8pm:

*Rhodessa Jones

*The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women

*Jamie DeWolf

*Sammay Dizon

*ASHA

*Larry Bogad

*Melusina Gomez

SATURDAY JUNE 8th, 4:30-6:30pm The Art of Sacred Clowning: Masking the Ritual in the Absurd and Abstract with Melusina Gomez

SATURDAY JUNE 8th, 8pm

Performances and Presentations by:

*SPULU

*Shmee

*Polina Smith

*Regina Evans

*Nicia De'lovely

*Noor Almusahwi

*St. Anthony's Soup Kitchen

*Regina's Door

*Refugee Foster Care

*Larkin Street Youth

SATURDAY JUNE 8th:

The Art of Sacred Clowning: Masking the Ritual in the Absurd and Abstract with Melusina Gomez . This lecture and workshop will explore using the absurd and vulnerable territory of the theatrical clown to address personal, ancestral, and collective themes. We will discuss the use of abstraction and absurdity, instead of a direct approach, and how this might serve your work on both an artistic and ritual level, reaching minds and hearts.

The following themes will be covered:

  • The role of humor and pathos in ritual theatre

  • Which specific components make this form of theatre into an act of possible healing, one that can move the hearts of others

  • Translating principles of ritual and healing into a creative process and distilling this work into an artistic performance

  • Specific healing concepts from Nahualismo and Curanderismo, the indigenous and post colonial healing traditions of Mexico, as an example of how to bring elements of the sacred traditions into your process in a subtle manner

  • Grounding the work in metaphor, understanding poiesis, and partnering with the stories of the collective unconscious, like fairy tales, myth, and folklore.

All levels of experience are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes for movement and play. Bring your personal themes and obsessions, stories of interest to you, and one object you might like to work with. No pressure to be brilliant in a short amount of time!

Tickets to evening shows: 
General: $22 in advance, $28 at the door
Students/Seniors (65+) with ID: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Patron of the Arts: $32

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Chelsea Handler at The Masonic
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Chelsea Handler at The Masonic

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Regarded as one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, Chelsea Handler and her talk shows, best-selling books, and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.

After a successful seven-year run as the host of E!’s top-rated “Chelsea Lately,” Handler launched an all-new talk show for Netflix in May 2016. “Chelsea” was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled today’s tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love. Handler traveled around the world – braving an ice-skating rink in Russia and wielding a Trump-shaped piñata through the streets of Mexico and back again to Los Angeles, where she taped in front of a live in-studio audience featuring celebrities, dignitaries, and surprise guests. From intimate dinner parties to viral PSAs to “explainer segments” that answered all the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask, she brought you thought-provoking, yet hilarious conversations about topics like international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health, sports, parenting, politics, and more. The show’s 120 episodes continue to be available for streaming globally on the platform.

Handler can also be seen in Netflix’s documentary series “Chelsea Does,” which was directed by Academy Award and Emmy-nominated Eddie Schmidt and executive produced by Handler, Schmidt and Academy Award and Emmy-winning Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom). In each of the four revealing, relevant, funny and introspective films, she explores a range of subjects of personal and universal curiosity, from marriage to drugs, to racism and Silicon Valley. Handler continues her partnership with Netflix and is currently in production on a feature length documentary focusing on the notion of white privilege to be released in 2019

In 2018, Handler left her Netflix show to focus on her work as an activist by joining forces with EMILY’s List to help elect more women to public office, register people to vote and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights. In addition, she has partnered with the Karam Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a better future for Syria by developing innovative education programs for refugee youth, distributing smart aid to families and funding sustainable development projects initiated by Syrians for Syrians. In 2018, Handler traveled throughout the U.S., hosting town hall-like events. These discussions centered around social activism in the hopes of galvanizing citizens to use their voices.

Handler’s five best-selling books include My Horizontal Life (2005), Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008), Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (2010), Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (2011), and 2014’s Uganda Be Kidding Me, which was her fourth nonfiction title to debut at No. 1 on The New York Times Best-Seller List. In support of the book’s release, Handler embarked on a sold-out global tour, and in October 2014, a stand-up comedy performance based on the tour, Uganda Be Kidding Me Live, premiered exclusively on Netflix. On April 9, 2019, Handler will release her much anticipated sixth book, Life Will Be the Death of Me with Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Handler has been honored by TIME magazine as one of its annual “TIME 100”; Glamour magazine as one of its 2011 Women of the Year; and the Human Rights Campaign, which gave her its Ally for Equality Award in 2009. Handler’s wide appeal and multiplatform success have been highlighted by publications all over the world.

A native of New Jersey, Chelsea currently resides in Los Angeles.

Source: http://sfmasonic.com/event/chelsea-handler/

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WOMEN’S HEALTH: TRUTH AND MISINFORMATION WITH DR. JEN GUNTER
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

WOMEN’S HEALTH: TRUTH AND MISINFORMATION WITH DR. JEN GUNTER

WOMEN’S HEALTH: TRUTH AND MISINFORMATION WITH DR. JEN GUNTER

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“Dr. Jen Gunter is OB/GYN and a pain medicine physician, writing on topics of sex, science, and social media. A fierce advocate for women’s health, Gunter is devoted to correcting the myths and misinformation perpetuated by the internet around women’s well-being and reproductive health. She is the author of The Preemie Primer, a guide for parents of premature babies. Her forthcoming book The Vagina (and Vulva) Bible, seeks to correct the falsehoods about women’s health and reproductive systems commonly disseminated and accepted by men and women alike. Hailed as Twitter’s resident gynecologist, Gunter has also written for The New York Times, The Cut, USA Today, and more.”

In Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:30 pm

Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Series: Conversations on Science

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Source: https://www.cityarts.net/event/womens-health-truth-and-misinformation-with-dr-jen-gunter/

 


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Stacey Abrams in conversation with Alexis Madrigal
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Stacey Abrams in conversation with Alexis Madrigal

Stacey Abrams

In 2018, Stacey Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia. Abrams won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history, and was the first black woman gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States.  Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels. She is the author of Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change, a guidebook on making real change, as well as eight romantic suspense novels under the pen name Salena Montgomery. 

Sunday, May 19 at 7:30PM
Sydney Goldstein Theater 

Tickets HERE 
or call 415-392-4400

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Opening Reception: Women|Omen, A Solo Show with Melanie Alves
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Women|Omen, A Solo Show with Melanie Alves

Melanie Alves

Inspired by the 2017 Women’s March in Washington DC, Melanie Pereira Alves began a new body of work focusing on women’s stories. This ongoing project has branched out onto the sub series, Permanent lives in a Female body and Pillow Talk. Both of which will be on display as part of her solo show Women|Omen.

In Permanent lives in a Female body Alves interviews, photographs and engages with different women. Through these intimate documentary experiences, Alves creates deeply personal and layered portraits in various mediums. The series continues Alves’ exploration of current social and cultural issues, such as inequality, racism, xenophobia and violence.

In Pillow Talk, the artist makes a physical and spiritual connection between the audience and the women interviewed by hand-crafting quilted seats in the form of female bodies. For these “women pillows,” as Alves calls them, she first outlines the body of each woman resting in a comfortable position. These are then used to create simplified, quilted, life-size versions of the interviewed women which are exhibited as an interactive installation. Pillow Talk comes with a notebook and a pen for visitors to share their own stories (about themselves or others).

With this body of work, Melanie Alves aims to connect strangers through their stories; bonding them through shared experiences and acknowledging that every story is worth sharing.

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-womenomen-a-solo-show-with-melanie-alves-tickets-60215852235

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Alpha Girls: Women Upstarts in Silicon Valley
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Alpha Girls: Women Upstarts in Silicon Valley

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Julian GuthrieNew York Times Best-Selling Author, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley’s Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime (Forthcoming)
Meaghan Rose, CEO and Founder, Rocksbox
Magdalena Yesil, Founding Investor and Board Member, Salesforce; Board of Directors, Informed, SoFi, Smartsheet and Zuora
William Randolph Hearst III, Editor and Publisher, Journal of Alta California; Chairman of the Board, Hearst Corp.—Moderator

In her new book, Alpha Girls, award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie tells the unforgettable story of four different women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male-dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time.

Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital, an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live. Through their experiences juggling work and family, the featured leaders and others continued to shape the tech landscape we know today while overcoming unequal pay, actual punches, betrayals, and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley and in male-dominated industries everywhere. Despite the setbacks, they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love, paving the way for the next generation of women along the way.

Join Guthrie for a powerful live conversation featuring Magdalena Yesil, one of the “alpha girls” in the book, and Meaghan Rose, a rising startup founder. The discussion will be led by Will Hearst of Journal of Alta California. They’ll explore the world of tech, startups, venture capital and work culture—and how it has and hasn’t changed.

Location: 110 The Embarcadero, Taube Family Auditorium, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. reception supported by Journal of Alta California (open to all), 6:30 p.m. program followed by book signing
Notes: Thank you to our media partner, Journal of Alta California, for their generous support and partnership

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8th Annual Art Live Lounge
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

8th Annual Art Live Lounge

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“Please join us for our 8th Annual Art Live Lounge! This exciting cocktail event will feature live artists, music, and a unique opportunity to bring together passionate people, like you, through art and activism- all in support of gender equality around the world.

Now more than ever, it is important to stand up and take action. Women all around the world are facing threats to their fundamental rights, ranging from access to health care to racial justice and environmental rights. Global Fund for Women's partners are standing up against these rollbacks, blocking dangerous anti-women policies, and fearlessly defending women's rights amid conflicts and political crises. Join us at Art Live Lounge to support these strong Champions for Equality fight the roll backs on women's rights.”

Source: https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/

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Celebrating Maya Angelou
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating Maya Angelou

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‘Poet, singer, dancer, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was a San Francisco original. In honor of National Poetry Month, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck will host a program celebrating Maya Angelou's life and poetry. Come hear local poets read their own work, writings about Maya Angelou, and Angelou's own poems. Please join us in celebrating one of the unique voices of our literary city!’

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-maya-angelou-tickets-58812606088?aff=erellivmlt

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WOMEN SOUND OFF FESTIVAL 2019
Apr
5
to Apr 7

WOMEN SOUND OFF FESTIVAL 2019

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“ Women Sound Off Festival 2019 is an electrifying weekend for womxn creatives, entrepreneurs and allies to network, celebrate, and flourish in Oakland, CA. From ground-breaking conversations and expertly curated panels to inclusive parties and markets, WSO fest is the ultimate link-up for women.

This isn’t your average festival. Across various locations in downtown Oakland, we’ll hold interactive discussions & events about brand-building, climbing the ranks, wellness, representation, chasing dream(s) and just about anything else the modern business woman can think of. Paired with music, performances, cocktails, and special experiences, this is a weekend you’ll never forget (seriously). Join the WSO squad below.”

Source: https://womensoundoff.com/

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Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Black Futures Lab and the Black Census Project

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“The issues facing black communities are often complicated, nuanced and heavily weighted by centuries of historical injustice. Black Futures Lab, founded by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, works to make black people powerful in politics by transforming black communities into constituencies that build power in cities and states.

The Black Futures Lab recently completed the largest survey of black people since Reconstruction, with nearly 40,000 respondents from diverse communities across the nation. The survey included questions regarding many defining characteristics, including gender, sexuality, age and other categories, and it dug into several key issues rooted in inequality and to understand better what black communities desire for their futures. Join Garza and other cultural leaders, scholars and experts for a conversation about the inaugural data results and how to use this data to create solutions with lasting impact.”

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