A Selection of Cultural Events
in the San Francisco Bay area


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(Note: I do not list expensive events here. Most of these are free or very cheap).

2018


Nov 10 @ Zellerbach Hall: Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra http://calperformances.org/performances/2018-19/chamber-orchestra/daniel-barenboim-and-the-west-eastern-divan-orchestra.php
Nov 7 - Mar 3, 2019 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Dimensionism exhibition
Sep 30 @ Berkeley Greek Theatre: Yo-Yo Ma performing the Bach Suites http://calperformances.org/performances/2018-19/special-events/yo-yo-ma-cello-the-complete-bach-suites.php
Sep 11 @ USF: John Bischoff (Mills College/ Composer), Meredith Drum (Media Artist), Clair Brown (UC Berkeley), Caroline Sinders (Buzzfeed) www.lasertalks.com
Aug 6 @ Stanford: Li Jiang (Stanford/ Robotics), Helen Blau (Stanford/ Biology), Stephanie Brown (Univ of San Francisco) , David Stork (Rambus Labs) www.lasertalks.com
Till Aug 31 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Michelangelo Antonioni retrospective https://bampfa.org/program/michelangelo-antonioni
Jul 10 @ USF: Allen Saakyan (Eureka Comedy Show), Rosanna Guadagno (Stanford Peace Innovation Lab), Peter Maravelis (City Lights), Vanessa Chang (Stanford/ A.I.) www.lasertalks.com
Jul 7 @ San Francisco Botanical Garden: Piano Extravaganza, simultaneous performances at all 12 pianos of Flower Piano https://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/flowerpiano/
Jul 5-16 @ San Francisco Botanical Garden: Flower Piano, 12 pianos in the gardens https://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/flowerpiano/
Till Jul 29 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum: Contraption show with Bernie Lubell's "Theory of Entanglement" and much more https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/100
Till Aug 31 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Michelangelo Antonioni retrospective https://bampfa.org/program/michelangelo-antonioni
Jun 28-30 @ Davies Hall: Mahler's Symphony 3
Jun 26 @ Y Combinator in San Francisco: Manylabs' event on carbontech https://www.meetup.com/ClimateEvents/events/251038836/
Jun 21-24 @ Davies Hall: Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto 3 & Sibelius' Symphonies 6 and 7
Jun 21 @ Chapel of Chimes: Garden of Memory http://www.gardenofmemory.com/
Jun 19 @ Kinetech Arts @ XLab/Oath in Sunnyvale: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xlaboath-featuring-kinetech-arts-tickets-46729714835
Jun 15 - Aug 31 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Michelangelo Antonioni retrospective https://bampfa.org/program/michelangelo-antonioni
Jun 14-17 @ Davies Hall: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Jun 14 @ Stanford: Geri Migielicz (Stanford Communications Dept) on "The Future of Journalism is Visual - Nothing Else is Certain", Reza Zadeh (Stanford Institute for Computational Mathematics) on "Computer Vision Made Simple", Adriana Manago (UC Santa Cruz) on "Millennials go Online to Build their Offline Lives", Patricia Lange (California College of the Arts) on "Is Ranting Ever a Good Idea?" www.lasertalks.com
Jun 10 @ Center for New Music: Rova Saxophone Quartet's Tribute to Cecil Taylor www.centerfornewmusic.com
Jun 7-9 @ Davies Hall: Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy
June 7 @ Midway: Panel on "When AI makes it, is it still Art?" with Piero Scaruffi, philosopher John Campbell, robot inventor Alex Reben and artist Meredith Tromble during Codame's art+tech festival https://festival.codame.com
June 4-7 @ Midway: Codame's art+tech festival https://festival.codame.com
Jun 1-2 @ Kala Art Institute: Hae Voces (Majel Connery and Kristina Dutton) performing a piece based on Rapoport's computer mediated "audience participation performances" Objects On My Dresser (1979)
Till Jul 29 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum: Contraption show with Bernie Lubell's "Theory of Entanglement" and much more https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/100
May 31 @ Davies Hall: Tchaikovsky's Symphony 2
May 31 - Jun 8 @ Stanford (corner of Lomita Dr and Campus Dr): The Frankenstein GRID http://frankensteingrid.com/
May 22 @ Stanford: Apocalyptic A.I. https://religiousstudies.stanford.edu/events/garfield-forum
May 22 @ Herbst Theater: The San Francisco Girls Chorus will perform a new, commissioned choral work for 300 voices by composer-in-residence Pamela Z
May 19 @ UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden: Newton & Helen Harrison's Future Garden for the Central Coast of California
May 17 @ Davies Hall: Bach & Tchaikovsky
May 13 @ Legion of Honor: Shostakovish's String Quartet 6, Brahms' String Sextet 2
May 7 @ Kepler's in Menlo Park: Carlo Rovelli and Kishore Hari https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carlo-rovelli-with-kishore-hari-tickets-42799565653
May 6 @ Davies Hall: Dvorak's String Quartet 10, etc
May 3-5 @ Davies Hall: Brahms' Violin Concerto
Till Jul 29 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum: Contraption show with Bernie Lubell's "Theory of Entanglement" and much more https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/100
Apr 27 @ Montalvo: Scientists from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute and artists from the SETI Artists in Residence (AIR) discuss life in the universe (sound artist Felipe Perez Santiago, SETI Institute's president Bill Diamond, visual artist Charles Lindsay; SETI Institute's Jill Tarter; SETI's artist in residence Jen Bervin; Montalvo's curator Donna Conwell) http://montalvoarts.org/events/open_access_0418/evite/
Apr 26-29 @ Davies Hall: Holst's Planets
Apr 22-28 @ Stanford and other Peninsula locations: Taste of Science Festival https://tasteofscience.org/peninsula
Apr 21 @ Mt Tamalpais: UC Berkeley physicist Alex Filippenko on "A Universe of Universes?" http://wonderfest.org
Apr 19-22 @ Stanford: Frankenstein@200 Conference http://med.stanford.edu/medicineandthemuse/events/HHC2018_FrankensteinAt200/2018HHC-schedule.html
Apr 19 @ Davies Hall: Debussy and Ravel
Apr 17 @ Stanford: Ken Goldberg on "Is AI the New Frankenstein?"
Apr 16 @ Berkeley Art Museum: activist Angela Davis http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Apr 15 @ Davies Hall: Bartok's Sonata for two pianos & percussion
Apr 12-14 @ Davies Hall: Beethoven's Piano Concerto 3
Apr 10 @ Stanford: Carrie Hott (Media Artist), Catherine Chalmers (Artist & Filmmaker), Janine Zacharia (Stanford/ Communication)
Apr 10-11 @ SFSU: International Conference on Quanta and Mind http://csli-cec.stanford.edu/events.html
Apr 9 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Ian Cheng Artist http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Apr 8 @ Alameda Public Library: NASA astrobiologist Lynn Rothschild on "Is There a Universal Biology?"
Apr 7 @ UC Santa Cruz: Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller's "Forest (for a thousand years)"
Apr 7 @ Stanford CCRMA: California Electronic Music Exchange Concerts (CEMEC) http://event.stanford.edu/events/766/76667/
Apr 6-8 @ Stanford: "Reactions to the Record" symposium https://web.stanford.edu/dept/music/Events/StanfordMusicSymposium/2018/index2018.html
Mar 31 @ Community Music Center: The Lightbulb Ensemble performing new works for gamelan-based instruments
Mar 28 - Apr 8 @ Exploratorium: Bernie Lubell's interactive inflatable Aspirations https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/aspirations-03-27-to-04-08-2018
Mar 23-24 @ Stanford SLAC: Life Art Science Tech festival (A.I., V.R., Biotech, Wearables, Robots, Blockchain, etc + 20 art installations + performances + workshops)
Mar 22-24 @ Davies Hall: Mahler's Symphony 5
Mar 22 @ Montalvo: Open Air Electronica performance by Nicole Lizee and Ben Reimer http://montalvoarts.org/events/open_access_0318/evite/
Mar 19 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Irena Haiduk http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Mar 11 @ Davies Hall: Beethoven's Symphony 6
March 6 @ USF: Neeraj Sonalkar (Stanford/ Design), Carlo Sequin (UC Berkeley/ Computer Science), Rosanna Guadagno (Stanford/ Peace Innovation Lab), Paul Dresher (Composer)
Mar 16-May 6 @ Berkeley Pacific Film Archives: Bergman 100: The Early Years
Mar 1 @ Davies Hall: Shostakovic's Violin Concerto 2
Till Jul 29 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum: Contraption show with Bernie Lubell's "Theory of Entanglement" and much more https://www.thecjm.org/exhibitions/100
Feb 28 @ Stanford: Samantha Power, former US ambassador to the UN https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/samantha-power-tanner-lectures-human-values-lecture-1
Feb 22-24 @ CIIS: Wisdom 2.0 Conference http://www.wisdom2summit.com
Feb 24 @ Davies Hall: Chinese New Year Concert
Feb 23-24 @ Gray Area: Robert Rich's Sleep Concert in San Francisco https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robert-richs-sleep-concert-in-collaboration-with-flow-kana-gray-area-tickets-42448605923
Feb 23 @ Stanford: Making the World Go 'Round: How Urbano Monte Created his Map of 1587 http://events.stanford.edu/events/747/74785/
Feb 22 @ Stanford: Europe: The Final Countdown? http://events.stanford.edu/events/742/74201
Feb 22 @ Xerox PARC: The state of A.I. with cultural historian Piero Scaruffi, computational creativity scholar Maya Ackerman, Silicon Valley Robotic Association's director Andra Keay, and Xerox PARC's CEO Tolga Kurtoglu
Feb 21 @ Stanford: Media Politics in China https://events.stanford.edu/events/749/74991/
Feb 20 @ Stanford: Tim Wu on The Curse of Bigness Revisited http://events.stanford.edu/events/707/70719
Feb 20 @ Box: planetary scientist Pascal Lee on Mission: Mars http://wonderfest.org/mission-mars-feb-20/
Feb 18 @ Center for New Music: Music by Muto Infintas, Cloudseeding, Oliveros, Lucier www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 17 @ Center for New Music: All-female group Hubbard Quartet performing a program of all female composers www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 17 @ Alameda Free Library: Robert Siegel on "The Secret Life of Viruses"
Feb 16 @ Stanford: Innovation and Knowledge in Catch-up/Post Catch-up Korea https://events.stanford.edu/events/746/74681/
Feb 16 @ Montalvo: SETI Artist in Residence Dario Robleto in conversation with Jamie Drew, Chief of Staff and Program Director of Breakthrough Initiatives, http://montalvoarts.org
Feb 16 @ Center for New Music: Cellista & Peter Colclasure www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 15 @ Herbst Theatre: Deepak Chopra on "The Healing Self"
Feb 15 @ Stanford: Qifeng Chen (Intel Labs/ Artificial Intelligence) , Audrey Shafer (Stanford Univ/ Medicine and the Muse) , Robert Buelteman (Photographer) , Carlo Sequin (UC Berkeley/ Computer Science
Feb 15 @ Stanford: Usha Iyer on "Dance Musicalization: A Choreomusicological Approach to Hindi Film Dance and Music" http://event.stanford.edu/events/734/73443/
Feb 14 @ UC Berkeley: Sandy Huang (UC Berkeley/ A.I.), David McConville (Buckminster Fuller Institute), Mikey Siegel (Consciousness Technologist), Caroline Sinders (Buzzfeed)
Feb 12 @ Stanford: Symposium on "Technology innovation and human genomics" http://event.stanford.edu/events/740/74089/
Feb 11 @ Center for New Music: Swiss composer-performer Marcel Zaes' Pulsations [Bitumen] www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 10 @ Center for New Music: Los Angeles composers Ian Dicke and Alexander Elliott Miller showcasing large multimedia works www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 10 @ Stanford: Beethoven's quartets https://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/events/calendar
Feb 9 @ Center for New Music: Brent Miller's 40th Birthday Celebration Concert! www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 9 - Apr 22 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Sergei Eisenstein retrospective
Feb 8-10 @ Davies Hall: Beethoven's Emperor Concerto
Feb 8 @ UCSC Sesnon Gallery: Spoken/Unspoken with Ruth-Marion Baruch, Laura Kina, Hung Liu, Yolanda Lopez, Irene Lusztig, Yoko Ono, Jo Hanson, Irene Carvajal
Feb 8 @ Aduro Biotech: Tania Lombrozo on "The Human Drive to Explain" http://wonderfest.org/the-human-drive-to-explain-feb-8/
Feb 8 @ Center for New Music: New York-based, all-women contemporary classical music ensemble The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 7 @ Center for New Music: Phillip Greenlief (reeds) and Claudia La Rocco (text, voice) with dance artist Jmy James Kidd and multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane Oneil www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 5 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Nicholas Negroponte on "Connectivity as Human Right" http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Feb 5 @ Stanford: Samuel Bowles on "The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens " http://event.stanford.edu/events/703/70351/
Feb 3 @ Center for New Music: Thomas Dimuzio and Matt Waters www.centerfornewmusic.com
Feb 1 @ CIIS: Where Are You From? with Minal Hajratwala http://www.ciis.edu/public-programs-and-performances
Feb 1 @ Stanford: "Religious and Ethical Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence" with Tenzin Priyadarshi http://event.stanford.edu/events/740/74057/
Feb 1 @ Stanford: "The Stanford Peace Innovation Lab" with Mark Nelson and Margarita Quihuis http://event.stanford.edu/events/741/74129/
Till Feb 24 @ California College of the Arts: "Mechanisms", including work by Zarouhie Abdalian, Terry Atkinson, Lutz Bacher, Eva Barto, Neil Beloufa, Patricia L Boyd, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Harun Farocki, Richard Hamilton, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jacob Kassay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Louise Lawler, Park McArthur, Jean-Luc Moulene, Charlotte Posenenske, Cameron Rowland, Danh Vo, etc
Jan 31 @ CIIS: So You Want to Talk About Race with Ijeoma Oluo http://www.ciis.edu/public-programs-and-performances
Jan 31 @ Stanford MediaX: Children and AI http://mediax.stanford.edu/events/creating-ai-conversations-panel-series-children-and-ai
Jan 29 @ Davies Hall: Stravinsky's Petrouchka
Jan 29 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Kris Paulsen Associate ... http://atc.berkeley.edu/
Jan 26-27 @ Minnesota St Projects: Ian Winters' time lapse performance-film "Summer, Winter, Spring" with live performances with choreographers Daiane Lopes da Silva (Kinetech Arts), Paige Starling Sorvillo (Blindsight), Mary Armentrout (Milkbar) and composers Heather Frasch and Evelyn Ficarra
Jan 26-27 @ Stanford: CCRMA Winter Concerts https://events.stanford.edu/events/737/73777/
Jan 26-27 @ Recology: Rodney Ewing, Beth Krebs and Ciaran Freeman http://recologyartistinresidenceprogram.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jrihhdhd-kdddddkrtr-r/
Jan 26-27 @ Z Space: Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band premieres Ned Rothenberg's "Beyond C"
Jan 25 - Feb 15 @ Stanford: Classics of Soviet Cinema, 1927 - 1938 http://event.stanford.edu/events/733/73313/
Jan 24 @ Gateway Theater: Eureka Comedy Show in "The Singularity is coming"
Jan 24 @ Kepler's: Michael Shermer on mortality from Dante to singularists
Jan 23 @ Stanford: The documentary "FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement" followed by panel discussion http://event.stanford.edu/events/736/73605/
Jan 23 @ UC Santa Cruz: Art talk with Amy Franceschini http://ias.ucsc.edu/events
Jan 19 @ Cantor Museum: Margy Kinmonth's documentary on the Russian avantgarde
Jan 18 @ Xerox PARC: "Having Natural Conversations with our Things" with Ron Kaplan, Cathy Pearl, Abi Jones, Kyle Dent
Jan 17 @ CIIS: How Counterculture Built Silicon Valley: Leslie Berlin and Mitch Altman http://www.ciis.edu/public-programs-and-performances
Jan 12 @ CIIS: J. Scott Turner on "Evolution & Cognition" http://microbes-mind.net/scott-turner/
Jan 17 - Apr 25 @ Berkeley Art Museum: Lecture series on Eisenstein and His Contemporaries
Jan 13 @ Minnesota St Projects: Ian Winters' time lapse performance-film "Summer, Winter, Spring"
Jan 12-14 @ Palace of Fine Arts: Untitled art fair https://untitledartfairs.com/san-francisco
Jan 11 @ Davies Hall: Schoenberg's Piano Concerto, Mozart's Piano Concerto 14
Jan 9 @ USF: Tenth anniversary of the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (L.A.S.E.R.) series www.lasertalks.com
Till Feb 24 @ California College of the Arts: "Mechanisms", including work by Zarouhie Abdalian, Terry Atkinson, Lutz Bacher, Eva Barto, Neil Beloufa, Patricia L Boyd, Jay DeFeo, Trisha Donnelly, Harun Farocki, Richard Hamilton, Aaron Flint Jamison, Jacob Kassay, Garry Neill Kennedy, Louise Lawler, Park McArthur, Jean-Luc Moulene, Charlotte Posenenske, Cameron Rowland, Danh Vo, etc


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