21st Annual Teen Poetry Slam Preliminary Bout

February 18, 2017, 1 - 3 pm
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The 21st Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam will take place February 16-April 8. Young writers and poets ages 13-19 are encouraged to register for preliminary bouts in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. All preliminary and semi-final bouts are free and open to the public. Register online at youthspeaks.org.

Theoretically Speaking Series – Finding Hay in Haystacks: The Power and Limits of Randomness

February 22, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30pm
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Is the universe inherently deterministic or probabilistic? Perhaps more importantly, can we tell the difference between the two?

There is a remarkable variety of ways in which we utilize perfect coin tosses to our advantage: in statistics, cryptography, game theory, algorithms, gambling... Indeed, randomness seems indispensable! Which of these applications survive if the universe is deterministic, and all events are predictable? And what if only poor-quality randomness is available, such as arises from "unpredictable" phenomena like the weather or the stock market? A computational theory of randomness, developed in the past three decades, gives surprising answers to these questions.

21st Annual Teen Poetry Slam Preliminary Bout

February 25, 2017, 1 - 3 pm
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The 21st Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam will take place February 16-April 8. Young writers and poets ages 13-19 are encouraged to register for preliminary bouts in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. All preliminary and semi-final bouts are free and open to the public. Register online at youthspeaks.org.

Snapshot: Program Two

February 25, 2017, 8:00pm

Highlighting Northern California composers and librettists, Snapshot's second program features excerpts from never-before-seen operas by Carla Lucero, Allen Shearer and Claudia Stevens, Linda Bouchard, and Liam Wade and Vynnie Meli. With a wide variety of topics and musical styles, you’re in for a fun evening of opera!

Silver Jubilee – 25th Anniversary Gala

March 18, 2017, 6:30 - 11:00 pm

Luna celebrates 25 years bringing dance to all children with a dance party featuring pop-up performances, DJ, live auction, savory food & desserts. Limited tickets for 6:30-8pm catered dinner ($250) may be reserved directly: preedy@lunadanceinstitute.org All proceeds benefit Luna’s community outreach programs.