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Stanford Football Open House

Sunday, August 21, 10 am - 3 pm, Free 


Select Your Seat Event at Stanford Stadium: 10 am - 3 pm

Try out available seats and purchase season tickets or mini plans.  

Open Practice: 10 am - Noon

Check out the 2011 squad as they practice at the Dan Elliott Practice Field.    

Skill Stations and Mini Fan Fest: 12:30 - 1:45 pm

Show off your football skills or just have fun learning the game  

at the skills stations led by Stanford coaches on the field of  

Stanford Stadium.  For youth 8th grade or younger.     

Player Autographs & 2011 Football Posters: 1:45 - 2:30 pm

Meet the 2011 Cardinal squad for a fan autograph session inside Stanford

Stadium. Posters will be distributed one per person while supplies last.




Introduction to the

Cantor Arts Center

Saturdays and Sundays,  

1 pm, Cantor Arts Center,  



The Art of the Book in California 

Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm, Through August 28, Cantor Arts Center, Free



Auguste Rodin Sculpture

Wednesdays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 am and Sundays at 3 pm, Cantor Arts Center, Free


imageMemorial Church

Fridays, 2 pm, Memorial Church, Free


Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Sunday, August 7, 2 pm, Entrance to the Main Quad, Free 


Walking Tour of the Stanford University Medical Center Architecture

Wednesday, August 10, 2 pm, Please click here to register in advance.  



Contemporary Art Tour

Saturday, August 13, noon,  

Cantor Arts Center, Free


Outdoor Sculpture Around the Cantor Arts Center

Sunday, August 21, 11:30 am,  

Cantor Arts Center, Free


Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

Sunday, August 21, 2 pm, Free  


Docent-guided tours for non-profit groups and private tours for K-12 school groups are also available by reservation. 


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Seneca's Oedipus 

Thursdays - Sundays, through August 14, Nitery Theater, $15-20 


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Joe Lovano & Friends

Monday, August 1, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-36



imageThe Bad Plus

Tuesday, August 2, 8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-36



imageTaylor Eigsti Quartet with Tillery

Wednesday, August 3,  

8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $22-36 



Stanford Jazz Festival All Star Jam Session

Friday, August 5,  

8 pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, $24-38




George Cables Trio & Madeline Eastman

Saturday, August 6, 8 pm, Campbell Recital Hall, $22-36


Stanford Summer Chorus
Saturday, August 6, 8 pm, Memorial Church, $9/10, $5 for students



Out of the Past Film Series
imageEach film will be followed by a discussion led by a member of the Stanford faculty or Stanford Summer Theater Company.
  • August 1: Memento
  • August 8: The Music Box

Mondays, 7 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Free   


imageICA Summer Film Festival:  A World of Laughter

  • August 11: Nora's Will
  • August 18: Kebab Connection

Thursdays, 7 pm, Bldg 200, Rm 002, Free   


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Education Program for Gifted Youth   Combining technical and instructional expertise, EPGY provides e-learning courses for high-ability students in a variety of subjects at levels ranging from kindergarten through advanced-undergraduate.   



Heart to Heart: A Seminar on Growing Up

This informative, humorous and lively discussion of puberty, the opposite sex and growing up sets parents and their pre-teens on a straight course for talking with one another on these very important topics. Multiple dates available. $75


Classes for Expectant and New Parents  

Please see website for complete list of classes and registration information.


Free Car-seat Fitting Station

carseatLucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a child passenger fitting station for patient families as well as for the immediate community.


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Registration for fall classes starts August 22nd.  Offerings include:
  • Top 10 Archeological Discovereries in History 
  • Sports Photography 
  • The Golden Age: Great Hollywood Actors and Their Signature Films  
  • Demystifying Modern China 
  • The Leadership Clinic
  • Raising Healthy Children in Silicon Valley 



Event Calendar   




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Expanding Views of Africa 

imageWorks from 5000 Years of African Art, Culture, and Beliefs on View in the Enhanced Galleries for African Art

Opens August 3, Cantor Arts Center, Free   


The Art of the Book in California: Five Contemporary Presses 

imageAn emerging, dynamic art form -- the "new book," is defined by contemporary art practices, successful experiments with media, and innovative structures in book production.

Open through August 28, Cantor Arts Center, Free    


Illustrated Title Pages: 1500-1900  

This exhibition traces the development of the title page from the 16th to 19th centuries.  

Cantor Arts Center, Free


Flowers and More 

Paintings by Jeung H. Kang, Claudia Stevens, and Ichen Wu 

Stanford Art Spaces, Free

Reception on Friday, August 26, 5 pm, Paul G. Allen reception area  


For more information on exhibits and tours, please visit  The Cantor Arts Center.  

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2011-12 season begins October 6th, and season tickets are now available.  Selected highlights include:


Merce Cunningham Dance Company    

image Juilliard String Quartet  

Diavolo Dance Theater 

Kronos Quartet   

TAO: The Martial Art of Drumming  

Angélique Kidjo  

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Medicine 2.0 Stanford  

This premier conference offers an inside look at how emerging technologies will revolutionize the practice of medicine. September 16-18, Li Ka Shing Center,
Register by August 1 for lower ticket prices.  




History of Neurosurgery at Stanford 

Exhibit running through August 31, Lane Medical Library, Free





Tickets available now!   

Single game tickets for most games go on sale August 1.  To guarantee seats for Oregon, Cal or Notre Dame games, purchase a season ticket or Lotsa Luck 3-Game Mini Plan.   




General admission season tickets for 18 men's and women's home soccer matches are just $99.  


Women's Soccer Home Games 

8/19 v. Penn State, 7 pm

8/21 v. Pacific, 1 pm 


Women's Volleyball  

imageStanford hosts four-time defending National Champion Penn State on Friday, September 9. Purchase a 6-Game Friday Night Spikes Mini Plan and guarantee a reserved seat to this can't miss event.    



Women's Basketball season tickets start at $281 and include top opponents Tennessee and Gonzaga.


Men's Basketball season tickets start at $340 and include exciting match-ups against NC State and NCAA Tournament finalist Butler University, as well as Pac-12 play beginning with UCLA and USC on December 29 and 31. 


Team Cardinal Kids Club 

For just $25, kids 14 and under can experience the best of Stanford Athletics' sporting events including women's and men's soccer, women's volleyball, women's basketball, baseball and select men's basketball and football games.




Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous 

Wednesday, August 3, 6:45 pm, Bldg 320, Rm 105, Free, RSVP by writing to  


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University Public Worship
Ecumenical Christian worship featuring choir and organ music with speakers and preachers from diverse religious traditions.

Sundays, 10 am, Memorial Church

imageEnter the labyrinth and discover that walking in circles can actually put direction in your life!
Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm, Memorial Church, Free


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