At some point in your life, you need to take a break and visit the destination of your dream. You save enough money for it, book business class flights to Tokyo and rush to your local airport to catch your flight. On arrival, you realize that the jet lag is too much and you need to deal with it. If you find yourself in such a situation, there is only one place that can help you in your quest, the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district. This is the most bizarre show in Japan, with hour-long shows featuring tanks, robots, pandas, dinosaurs and neon lights.
The Gaillard Center is thrilled to present An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall. Dr. Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world. Dr. Goodall is known for groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through her international organization the Jane Goodall Institute which advances community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment through JGI’s Roots & Shoots program.
Some of the finest examples of 20th century American photography are on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art, now through Jan. 14, 2024. This exhibition, The Bitter Years: Dorthea Lange and Walker Evans Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, showcases 65 photographs by renowned American photographers who launched their careers as documentarians of the Great Depression.The Gibbes is offering special programming throughout the duration of this exhibition, and there are still three programs remaining: The Poetics of Witness, Sept. 20 Inspired by the exhibition The Bitter Years: Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, the Gibbes will host an evening with contemporary documentary photographers, scholars and poets to explore the different ways artists bear witness, creating work that inhabits the space between the personal and the political. One of the featured speakers at the event will be American poet Marjory Wentworth. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3Ppe6ej. Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Film Screening, Oct. 1While Dorothea Lange’s haunting image The Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized photographs in the world, few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera. Award winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor, Lange’s granddaughter, directs and narrates this intimate documentary as it explores Lange’s life, probes the nature of her muses—two great men and the camera itself—and her uncompromising vision. The screening will be followed by a virtual conversation with Dyanna Taylor, filmmaker and Lange's granddaughter. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3P84uDb. Literary Gibbes: A Book Club Discussion, Dec. 2Inspired by The Bitter Years, the museum will host a book discussion on “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/47ZFmap.For more information about The Bitter Years visit www.gibbesmuseum.org.
Organic Music Night Sept 19th, Oct 17th, Nov 21st, Dec 19th 6-9PM We are bringing back Organic Music Night at Two Blokes every 3rd Tuesday of each month! We’ll have several local musicians out for a unique, organic, unscripted evening of musical collaboration with friends. Audience participation and song requests are encouraged! If you are a musician and you would like to be involved, reach out to Kevin (@kgkreamer or [email protected]) Taproom opens at 4PM.
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