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Celebrities, Whiskey & Brilliant Minds at the JCCSF This Season

Updated: Oct 22, 2015 11:22
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JCCSF Arts & Ideas has a full calendar of interesting shows, talks, and tastings this year.  Just because Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia is already Sold Out doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other celebrities, writers and experts in all walks of life to choose from.   Learn everything there is to know about Whiskey, hangout with  actor Wendell Pierce from The Wire, this month,

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2015 – 2016 Events

Fun Home‘s Alison Bechdel
October 21, 7:00 pm
SF Contemporary Music
Players Presents
Barrière & Saariaho
October 24, 7:30 pm

Michael Solomonov
With Michael Bauer
Modern Israeli Cuisine
October 25, 5:00 pm

Diana Nyad
Find a Way
October 26, 12:00 pm

Sherry Turkle
With Katie Hafner
Reclaiming Conversation
October 26, 7:00 pm

The Essential Talk-and-Tasting
Guide to Becoming a
Whiskey Know-It-All

October 28, 7:00 pm

The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
With Dan Ephron and Nancy Updike
October 29, 7:00 pm


Wendell Pierce
Reviving New Orleans
October 30, 7:00 pm


The Germanacos Lecture
A Tribute to Primo Levi
With Anne Germanacos, Ann Goldstein, Robert Hass,
Adam Kirsch, and Richard Rodriguez
November 2, 7:00 pm


Simon Winchester
November 3, 7:00 pm


Carrie Brownstein
With Dave Eggers
November 4, 8:00 pm

Lidia Bastianich
With Delfina co-owner Craig Stoll
November 5, 7:00 pm
The John & Marcia Goldman
Foundation Performance
Jeff Daniels
and the Ben Daniels Band
November 6, 8:00 pm

The Jenerosity Foundation Lecture
Gloria Steinem
With Jada Pinkett Smith
November 10, 7:00 pm

The Consulate General of
Sweden presents
Göran Rosenberg
November 11, 7:00 pm

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Lecture
Nigella Lawson
Food to Nourish Body & Soul
November 16, 7:00 pm


Lisa Randall
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
November 17, 7:00 pm


Storm Large
In Concert
November 20, 8:00 pm


December 4, 8:00 pm
December 5, 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm


A Celebration of Yehuda Amichai
Readings, Discussion
and Performance
December 7, 7:00 pm


Advanced Style
With Ari Seth Cohen
December 9, 7:00 pm


Female Friendship
With Marilyn Yalom and
Theresa Donovan Brown
January 14, 7:00 pm


Giants of Jazz on Film
Shouting the Blues
January 30, 8:00 pm


Circus Bella
January 31, 11:00 am & 2:00 pm


Maajid Nawaz
My Journey Out of Extremism
February 1, 7:00 pm


The Salon presents
Assaf Gavron
February 8, 4:00 pm


Monica Lewinsky
February 11, 7:00 pm


A.O. Scott
With Greil Marcus
February 16, 7:00 pm


Curls Night Out!
With MaduSalon’s Marie FCesar and Project Curly’s Jonathan Pillot
February 22, 7:00 pm

Giants of Jazz on Film
When Swing Was King
March 5, 8:00 pm

Surviving Skokie
Film and Discussion
March 6, 4:00 pm

Robert Putnam
Class in America
March 14, 7:00 pm

Timothy Snyder
Black Earth: The Holocaust as
History and Warning

March 17, 7:00 pm

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Lecture
Dan Savage
March 21, 7:00 pm

Bawdy Storytelling: True Stories of Sexual Adventure!
March 24, 8:00 pm

Performance and Conversation
March 29, 7:00 pm

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
POLIN Museum of the
History of Polish Jews
April 4, 7:00 pm

Dr. Chen Alon
USF Social Justice Lecture
April 10, 7:00 pm

Jules Howard
A Celebration of Animal Reproduction
April 21, 7:00 pm

Giants of Jazz on Film
The Great American Songbook
April 30, 8:00 pm

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Googling Sex
May 2, 7:00 pm

Esther Perel
May 15, 7:00 pm
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