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Cultural and Performing Arts Events | PJCC
Anton Schwartz Up CLose Concert- November 15, 2014. Photo by Gary L. Lamerson
The Cultural and Performing Arts Department of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center offers high-quality, multi-disciplinary arts programming and cultural opportunities. Intimate performances, lectures, art exhibits and workshops, featuring emerging and established artists and thinkers, will strive to entertain, educate and enlighten.
PJCC | Cultural Arts Events: Concerts, Theater, Lectures, Exhibits
Adam de la Zerda: Breakthroughs in Molecular Imaging
The de la Zerda Group at the Stanford University School of Medicine is making strides in being able to identify and characterize tumors in clinical settings. Learn about the revolutionary molecular imagining technique they pioneered. This science salon will be of interest to those both new and familiar to the field. No prior knowledge necessary. Registration suggested.
Celebration of Jewish Authors: The Sciences
It's all GEEK to me; in a great way. Meet the authors of the top science-related books of 2014. Lauded on Fresh Air, by People magazine and Publishers Weekly and praised by writers and scientists alike, these selections will appeal to those in the field and anyone stirred by discoveries. We've amassed the who's who of Jewish science writers in one not-to-be-missed afternoon. All books will be available for purchase and signing.
1:00 - A Chosen Calling: Jews in Science in the Twentieth Century by Noah J. Efron
2:00 - The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Author Allen
3:00 - Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success
4:00 - The Mathematician's Shiva (fiction) by Stuart Rojstaczer. Registration suggested.
Sensible Media Choices for Parents and a Day to Unplug
The quantity and rate at which our youth are consuming media- movies, YouTube, video, games and advertising- is growing at an exponential rate. Access to both quality and questionable content seems limitless. Dana Blum, Bay Area Director of Common Sense Media will discuss how parents can navigate this rapidly evolving landscape with their kids.
Tanya Schevitz of Reboot will explain the merits of the National Day of Unplugging (March 6-7), 24 tech free hours - giving us all an chance to connect without cables. Ulam Gadol will open at 9 with some breakfast treats. Co-presented by the PJCC and Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School.
Up Close at the PJCC presents Classical Jam
We're thrilled to bring back Classical Jam for another musical conversation presented in partnership with Music at Kohl Mansion. Known for their unique approach to chamber music, including exiting improvisations and world influenced classical music, our 2013 audience cherished each moment of this expressive and generous quartet. The audience cheered, 'I'll never miss another one','unique, engaging, definitely a Jam!' and 5 stars.'
Guests are greeted with wine and cheese and the 60-minute concert is followed by a 'Meet the Artists' dessert reception. It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more. Doors open at 7:30.
Up Close at the PJCC presents the Neave Trio
Fittingly, the Neave Trio takes its name from a Gaelic word meaning 'bright' and 'radiant.' Those qualities, coupled with their mission to 'engage, exchange and connect' makes our intimate venue the perfect setting for this striking piano trio. Guests are greeted with wine and cheese and the 60-minute concert is followed by a 'Meet the Artists' dessert reception. It is our pleasure to reserve tables for parties of four or more. Doors open at 7:30. Registration required.
Add-on special: Purchase 4 tickets to the concert and attend the Neave Trio's 'You Write the Music' family workshop for free, purchase 2-3 tickets and add on the workshop for $5 per person.
You Write the Music: Family Workshop with The Neave Trio
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to compose music? In this highly interactive workshop, the Neave Trio will guide participants through the composition process for a violin, cello, piano trio. The workshop concludes with the Neave Trio performing the music you wrote along with the Haydn piece upon which the workshop is based. You Write the Music is for all levels, those brand new to classical music are welcome. This program is designed for families with children ages 4+. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Mix and Match 4 advance registrations for the Neave Trio's Up Close concert or January 24 Kids Night Out and get the workshop for FREE.
Mix and Match 2 or 3 advance registrations for the Neave Trio's Up Close concert or January 24 Kids Night Out and add on the workshop for $5 per registrant. To make reservations for one of our mix and match specials call Rachel Goldman at 650.378.2764.