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"Won’t You Be My Neighbor" 2018/PG-13 /94 min Morgan Neville’s Oscar-nominated documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. Winer of the Critic’s Choice and dozens of other awards.Find out more »
Indie Lens Pop-Up: Charm City Indie Lens Pop-Ups - FREE! Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city's future.Find out more »
Jacqueline Winspear returns to read from her fifteenth Maisie Dobbs novel, The American Agent, in which our beloved heroine investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival. "Excellent....In Winspear's capable hands, Maisie has evolved into a deeply sympathetic character. Readers will eagerly await her next outing."--Publishers Weekly, starred review To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of The American Agent by speaking with a bookseller or ordering from our website. When…Find out more »
Sloane Tanen reads from her novel, There's a Word for That, a hilarious and moving chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together--in rehab, of all places--even as each member is on the verge of falling apart. "Full of intelligence and charm."--Kirkus Reviews (starred) To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of There's a Word for That by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and…Find out more »
Indie Bookstore Day! Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pmFind out more »
Shad Harris and the Groovenators will knock your socks off in this 90-minute Blues concert and talk. This event is free and for all music lovers. Please call 510-981-6280 for more information. Shad Harris has been performing, touring and teaching for 45 years in local and international nightclubs, world tours, community theater stages, and major television productions. He is a cofounding member, with Gary Hamilton, of the San Joaquin Valley based Blues band, the Groovenators. Find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The-Groovenators-100247946394/Find out more »
Gareth Hinds in Conversation with Pam Turner discussing his exciting new graphic novel adaptation of Homer’s epic tale,The Iliad.
"This is no mere comics adaptation of an ancient classic. Through his intricately illustrated panels, Gareth Hinds brings us The Iliad's depth, brutality, and power. A Herculean effort worthy of the original."--Gene Luen Yang, Michael L. Printz Award winner for American Born Chinese To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The Iliad in advance by speaking to a bookseller or ordering through our website. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and…Find out more »
NT Live 2019 Winter to Summer Season: All About Eve Apr 25, 30 & May 9 7pm by Joseph L Mankiewicz adapted & directed by Ivo Van Hove starring Gillian Anderson & lily James To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to Rialto Cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo…Find out more »
Free viewing of the movie CRAZY RICH ASIANS! When native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her boyfriend on a trip to Singapore, she is unprepared to learn that he is the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families and one of its most sought-after bachelors.Find out more »
Wed, May 1 1pm & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition. At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav…Find out more »
Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day by learning to make cartoons. This program is for all ages. Space is very limited, registration is required. Please go to https://bit.ly/2tS2ply. Aaron Southerland is a Brooklyn native, a graphic novelist, and an art mentor in the Bay Area. He is the creator of the graphic novels Strawberry Dough and Solforce.Find out more »
To Purchase Tickets Click HERE From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London's National Gallery and Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt's life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition's key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including…Find out more »
Orator (O Le Tulafale 2012/PG/112minutes) Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.Find out more »
Don’t miss our Bike to Work Energizer Station giveaways: Free bike safety checks and flat tire repair by Trek Bicycles. Delicious Dream Fluff Donuts (while supplies last). Our Bicycle Fixit station. Free Bike to Work totebags and more!Find out more »
Tue, May 14 1 & 7pm To Purchase Tickets Click HERE by William Shakespeare directed by Robert Lepage starring Andre Sills "Riveting" and "jaw-dropping" - The New York Times "The greatest contemporary staging of this play that I ever have seen" - The Chicago Tribune Staged at the Stratford Festival and named on many 2018 year-end critics "best of" lists, the Stratford Festival's "riveting" and "exhilarating" (The New York Times) production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, has been called "the show of the decade... a…Find out more »
Hunt for the Wilder People 2016/PG-13/103minutes A defiant young city kid finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. New Zealand Indigenous director Taika Waititi’s film won Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival and Best Film at the New Zealand Film Awards and has been called an intergenerational comedic masterpeice.Find out more »
Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake with tips for everyone in your household. FREE Giveaways for Attendees: Mini-Disaster Kit, Snacks, and preparedness brochures! For all ages.Find out more »
Join us for a free a cappella concert! Mozaik Vocal Ensemble is a Berkeley-based a cappella group of women who sing folk songs from around the world. They will be singing songs from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Mongolia, Ireland, Macedonia, and Khazakhstan. The women of Mozaik have been making music together for many years and all share a love of singing as well as the unique qualities of vocal expression found in the different folk traditions of the world. They select…Find out more »
Jane Solomon and Tyler Schnoebelen in Conversation launching The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With More Than 400 Perplexing Words to Test Your Wits!
Ages 7 up! Jane Solomon and Tyler Schnoebelen in Conversation launching The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With More Than 400 Perplexing Words to Test Your Wits! To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of The Dictionary of Difficult Words by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates? Find out all this and more in the Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to…Find out more »
Louise Aranson presents Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life.
Louise Aranson presents Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life. "In the latter years there are possibilities for joy, transcendence, and meaning, but also for just the opposite. Aronson writes like a memoirist while giving us scientific insight, philosophical wisdom, and wise counsel for a journey and destination we all share. Elderhood is a lovely and thoughtful exploration of this voyage."--Abraham Verghese To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of Elderhood by speaking…Find out more »