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November 2017

The Sublime and the Surreal: Erik Satie and Salvador Dali / Kayleen Asbo

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, United States
$25 - $30

Humanities West Salon. Kayleen Asbo / The Sublime and the Surreal: Erik Satie and Salvador Dali. Come celebrate the city of lights and love in this delectable Humanities West Salon, a performance and lecture evening on the history of music and art in turn-of-the-century Paris. Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., San Francisco. Tix at City Box Office 415 392 4400 or www.cityboxoffice.com . $25 in advance and $30 at the door

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January 2018

Pythagoras and the Search for Universal Harmony / Kayleen Asbo, PhD

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, United States
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Pythagoras and the Search for Universal Harmony / Kayleen Asbo, PhD (Pacifica Graduate Institute). January 8, 2018. 6-7:00 pm. Commonwealth Club's Monday Night Philosophy revisits Pythagoras’s conception of harmonious order in the universe. While most of us are familiar with Pythagoras only through the theorem we imbibed as high school students, his place in history is far deeper and greater: first philosopher, hidden root of Platonic ideals, father of western music harmony, architect of medieval education, and demigod of myth…

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Where Did Hannibal Cross the Alps? / Patrick Hunt

January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, United States
$25 - $30

Hannibal’s intrepid crossing of the rugged wintry Alps in 218 BCE with an army accompanied by elephants has captured our imaginations since antiquity. Patrick Hunt, archeologist and author of the new biography Hannibal, explores why this amazing feat was in character for the famous Carthaginian general who always surprised his enemy Romans with his brilliantly unorthodox tactics. For centuries after Hannibal, Romans held lingering fears that there could be another "Hannibal at the Gates.” Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., San…

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February 2018

The Archaic Greeks Fireside Chat with George Hammond

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA United States
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The Archaic Greeks Fireside Chat with George Hammond Orinda Library, Orinda. Free.

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Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Archaic Greeks, Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times by Thomas R. Martin

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, United States
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Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Archaic Greeks, Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Second Edition by Thomas R. Martin TIX: commonwealthclub.org or 415.597.6700.

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Europa and the Alphabet: Phoenicians Awaken the Greeks from their Dark Age / Douglas Kenning, PhD (Sicily Tour)

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, United States
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The Greek myth of the Rape (Abduction) of Europa tells of a Phoenician princess stolen across the sea from Tyre to Crete and of her five brothers sent to find her. None did. One brother, Cadmus, however, founded Greek Thebes, married a local girl, Harmonia, and is credited with giving Greece agriculture, the alphabet, and metalworking: the pillars of civilization. The names tell the story: Europa meant “west," Cadmus derived from the word for “east," and Harmonia (harmony) was how…

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March 2018

The Celtic Otherworld / Shira Kammen and Jim Oakden

March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, United States
$25 - $30

The Celtic Otherworld. Join us on a guided musical tour of the Celtic Otherworld of legend and lore with multi-instrumentalists Jim Oakden and Shira Kammen. Tunes & Songs of magic, fairies, silkies, banshees, ghosts, shape-shifters, and other mysteries from many of the different Celtic cultures will be performed on a plethora of instruments, including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, whistle, Galician bagpipes, medieval harp, voice and more. Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., San Francisco. Tix at City Box Office 415 392 4400…

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Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Archaic Greeks, The Odyssey – January, 1999 by Homer (Author), Robert Fagles (Translator)

March 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, United States
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Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Archaic Greeks The Odyssey  – January, 1999 by Homer  (Author), Robert Fagles (Translator) TIX: commonwealthclub.org or 415.597.6700.

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April 2018

Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Borgias, Book TBD

April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, United States
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Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Borgias, Book TBD

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May 2018

Borgia Fireside Chat with George Hammond

May 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA United States
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Borgia Fireside Chat with George Hammond

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Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Borgias, Book TBD

May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, United States
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Humanities West Book Discussion Led by Lynn Harris, Borgias, Book TBD Commonwealth Club of California, 110 The Embarcadero, SF TIX: commonwealthclub.org or 415.597.6700.

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