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This free film series focuses on the comic potential in even the most desperate of situations. Stanford faculty and SST company members will introduce the screenings. For more information on the companion course, "Wilde, Beckett, and the Split-Visions of Comedy with SST Director Rush Rehm," please visit the course page.  

July 8 - August 19


Stanford Jazz Workshop Founder Jim Nadel and a host of the Bay Area's finest musicians will provide an entertaining, informative introduction to jazz presented in a kid-friendly environment. They'll demonstrate musical styles, concepts, and instruments from the world of jazz. After the show you can stop by Jim Nadel's Instrument Petting Zoo, where your kids can explore all the instruments they heard onstage.  
Friday, July 12, 10 am

Stanford musicians and community members join together for a two-week rehearsal commitment, culminating in a concert in Bing Concert Hall for the first time. Anna Wittstruck conducts the Summer Symphony's program of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (with Chen Zhao of the San Francisco Symphony as soloist) and Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73.

Saturday, July 20, 8 pm

Students from the Stanford Youth Orchestra program will perform under Professor Jingdong Cai, Artistic Director of the program.

Sundays, July 21 & 28th, 2:30 pm and Friday, August 2, 7:30 pm 


Human Rights Lecture Series: Drone Warfare? Civilian Harms and the Legal, Strategic, and Ethical Challenges

Ever since it became public knowledge that the CIA has dramatically expanded its use of drone attacks on suspected Al Qaeda targets,  journalists, legal scholars, and human rights activists have been asking some very hard questions. Stanford's James Cavallaro, whose fieldwork on drone warfare in Pakistan has given him privileged insight, will discuss this new technology.Lectures

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm


Human Rights Lecture Series: A Cultural Revolution in Islamic Iran

Abbas Milani is one of the most highly visible and respected scholars on all aspects of contemporary Iran-politics, international relations, human rights, and culture. He has written more than a dozen books, including Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir. 

Monday, July 29, 7:30 pm


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Summer Studio Art Classes

Spend a magical week making art at the Cantor! Summer classes for children ages 5-14 are taught by professional art teachers.  

June 3 through August 2  


Jazz Day Camp for Middle School Students

A great week of immersion in jazz improvisation in big band and combo settings for kids ages 11 - 13; instrumentalists only, no vocal program at this time. Prerequisite: 12 months of instrumental instruction prior to camp.

July 15 - 19


Programs for Stanford undergraduate and graduates, students from other universities, and 16-17-year-old-high school students in which you can earn college credit for courses taken and fulfill GERs.

June 26 - August 18   


Back, Shoulder and Neck Relief for Expectant Parents, New Parents & Grandparents 

Do you have a bundle of joy in your life or are about to? Do you have back, neck, shoulder, hip, or knee pain or tension related to this pregnancy, baby, or toddler? We will cover safe lifting, bending, carrying positions as well as standing and sitting positions for maximum relaxation. 

Monday, July 15, Noon


Family Sundays

Bring art alive for your family! Themes for tours and art-making activities change every Sunday. All ages are welcome.  

Times vary. 


Wondering how the make the most out of your kid's summer?  

Learn what summer activities might be available for your kids. Visit the website for more.

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Enacting Change:  Stories of Courage and Resistance

Stanford's Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA)

presents the 2013 ICA Summer Film Festival featuring films from around the world depicting inspiring stories of individuals who challenge the status quo, facing adversity with bravery. A Stanford affiliate will introduce each film and lead a post-show discussion.

Click below for more information on each film. 
Wednesdays, July 3 to August 14, 7 pmfilm

Stanford Continuing Studies presents three unique films from three different parts of the world, demonstrating that the language of culture and music is sometimes stronger than any other diplomatic tool.

Thursday, July 18 -August 8, 7 pm

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Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art  

Inspired by Temptation: Odilon Redon and Saint Anthony

French symbolist Odilon Redon often paired his art with literature. The resulting images-fantastical and dreamlike-stand alone as avant-garde works of art. This exhibition presents three lithographic albums.   

Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, speaks about the drawing tradition in France. 

Matisse Jazz

Lively colors, improvised forms, and poetic text express this great artist's joie de vivre. Twenty prints from the edition of the portfolio held in the Gunst Collection in Special Collections at the Stanford University Library.


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The Stanford Jazz Festival is an annual tradition, and while tickets to some shows are already sold out, there are many opportunities to hear jazz greats as well as up-and-coming performers. June 22 to August 10, showtimes vary. Highlights include:JAZZFest


Everything You Wanted to Know About Jazz

Sunday, July 7, 7:30 pm


Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio Friday, July 19, 8 pm 


Sunday, July 21, 7:30 pm


Ruth Davies' Blues

Night with

special guest

Henry Butler

Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 pm 


Jazz in the Magic Kingdom: Victor Lin Plays the Music of the Great Disney Films

Thursday, July 25, 7:30 pm


Jazz Camp Free


Friday, July 26, 6 pm


Tia Fuller Quartet

Saturday, July 27, 8 pm


Sunday, July 28, 7:30 pm


Stanford Jazz Mentor Fellows

Thursday August 1, 7:30 pm  


For a full Jazz Festival line-up please click  here.

Face to Face: Pro Bono Plastic Surgery for Domestic Violence Survivors

Local Drs. David Lieberman and Sachin Parikh, who specialize in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, discuss common head and neck injuries in domestic violence, how revision of facial scars is accomplished, and the national Face to Face program.HEALTH

Wednesday, July 10, 12:10 pm


I'm Sorry, Can You Repeat That?

Hearing loss is a condition that affects millions of people annually, and it has a variety of causes. This talk focuses on the most common kinds of hearing loss and the most current and revolutionary ways they are being treated.

Wednesday, July 10, 7 pm


What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction is performed to build a complete new breast or to correct breast problems that may arise from breast cancer, trauma, congenital abnormalities, or cosmetic procedures. This talk will cover the newest techniques.

Wednesday, July 24, 7 pm


Long-Term Care

As aging adults look to the future, questions regarding long-term care abound. This talk will address options, including the types of plans available, payment options, insurance, home care and facility-based care.

Thursday, July 25, 3 pm


Since 1983, HIP has continued the mission of providing health promotion and preventive medicine solutions for Stanford and the community at large to create sustainable healthy lifestyle changes.


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Stanford Football: Limited Mini Plans Available Starting July 15

Mini plans will include three games allowing fans to select one game from each month:  September (SJSU or ASU), October (UW or UCLA), and November (OR or CAL or ND). Due to high demand for UCLA, Cal and Notre Dame tickets, these games may be sold out before July 15.  Purchase season tickets here.SPORTS

Team Cardinal

Team Cardinal, Stanford Athletics' kids club, offers youth 8th grade and younger access to more than 50 Stanford sporting events throughout the year. Register your young Cardinal fan by July 31 to receive the special $25 early bird rate. Membership includes an exclusive Team Cardinal T-shirt, lanyard and monthly e-newsletter.  Register here.  


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Click here to access the on-campus Tour Calendar or visit the Stanford Visitor's Center for more details about visiting the Farm for the first time.  tours  

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Memorial Church Open Visiting Hours

Stanford Memorial Church stands at the center of the campus, and is the University's religionarchitectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West

Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm and Sundays 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, except during services, University holidays and University winter closure.


Sunday Morning Eucharist

A festive Eucharist service every Sunday morning held all year round at our off-campus church-home: University (Lutheran) Church.

Sundays, July 7-29, 10 am

University Public Worship

Please join us at University Public Worship, Sunday mornings at 10:00 am in this spectacular and sacred venue.

Sundays, July 7-28, 10 am


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