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Savion Glover and his Trio

Internationally acknowledged as the greatest tap dancer who ever lived, Tony-winner Savion Glover magically bridges dancing and jazz improvisation. Don't miss his mind-blowing fusion of the modern African-American musical experience. 

Saturday, August 3, 8 pm    


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and Prescription Benefits for Seniors

This talk will address the changes in Medicare and the most commonly asked questions.

To register call: 650-498-7826

Thursday, August 8, 3 pm


Annual Football Open House

The Cardinal will host its annual football open house on Aug. 24. The event begins with an open practice at the Elliott Practice Fields. Shortly after noon, the event moves to Stanford Stadium and will feature on-field skill stations, autographs with football players, and a mini-fan fest. 
Saturday, August 24, 10 am

Graduate School of Business Executive Education Programs

Taught by GSB faculty, Executive Education Programs apply a research-based approach unique to Stanford education. Join peers from around the globe and across industries to evaluate practical issues facing modern business and challenges faced by today's leaders. Click here for program offerings.Business



Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner offers 2000 free videos and podcasts, featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders. Start exploring now!


The Cantor continues to celebrate work by Stanford film students with this installation of documentary shorts. The common theme is the Cantor and its collections, and subjects range from the Stanford family and Eadweard Muybridge to today's museum staff at work.

Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, September 8.

A drama directed by Bahram Beyzaie about a well-educated and humble teacher who arrives in a new city and at a new job in the pre-revolutionary Iran. Post film discussion with the director, Bahram Beyzae and Abbas Milani, Director of Iranian Studies.

Wednesday, August 7, 7 pm


Camera as Witness: Tuva, Sierra Leone, and the USA-Dialogue Through Culture and Music

In collaboration with the Camera as Witness program, Stanford Continuing Studies presents three unique films from three parts of the world, demonstrating that the language of culture and music is sometimes stronger than any other diplomatic tool.  Sing Your Song (105 min) USA is an up-close look at a great American musician, Harry Belafonte, one of the truly heroic cultural and political figures of the past 60 years.

Thursday, August 8, 7 pm


Well Done Abba!

A political satire directed by Shyam Benegal abouta Muslim chauffeur working in Mumbai who risks his job with an unauthorized absence to find a groom for his daughter and returns to his employer with a convoluted and comical but true explanation.

Wednesday, August 14, 7 pm

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's "Start Strong" series focuses on pregnancy, childbirth and newborn and maternal care while "Your Child's Health University" offers classes for parents and their children through adolescence. Get insights from our clinical experts and participate in health events to learn how to keep your children safe and healthy. 

Click here to view our 2013 calendar and to register for a class. Packard Children's also offers an online video library. Family 


carseatCar Fitting Station

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital offers a child-passenger fitting station for patient families as well as for the immediate community. Visit the online calendar to book a free appointment.


There is so much fun in store on Family Sundays! Take a journey exploring art from all around the world.  Enjoy tours and hands-on art projects guided by professional art teachers. Special programs include story telling, book readings, and movie screenings.  

Times vary. 


Drop-In Drawing

Bring your pencils and sketchpads and be inspired by the exquisite work in Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art. An artist/instructor on site will help translate looking into drawing. Graphite and colored pencils only, please.

Saturdays, August 3, 10, and 17, noon to 2 pm


Eric Alexander/Harold Mabern/Louis Hayes/Steve Davis

Eric Alexander's multi-generational team of players promises a night of tremendous power and surprises, featuring drummer Louis Hayes, trombonist Steve Davis, trumpeter Brian Lynch and Eric's former teacher, piano giant Harold Mabern.

Sunday, August 4, 8 pm  


Jazz Guitar Night with Julian Lage and Larry Koonse

Julian Lage-a guitar Musicprodigy at six, the subject of a film documentary at eight, and a performer on the GRAMMY® award show at 13-continues to blaze musical trails. Larry Koonse recorded his first album at 15 and has been tearing up the jazz world ever since.

Monday, August 5, 8 pm


Taylor Eigsti Quintet featuring Julian Lage

Fans have long known Taylor Eigsti as a spectacular piano force. Here he joins longtime collaborator and guitar wunderkind Julian Lage for what promises to be an electrifying evening of nearly psychic ensemble, improvising, and irresistible grooves.

Tuesday, August 6, 8 pm


Stanford Summer Chorus

This non-auditioned community chorus is sponsored by the Stanford Department of Music, with membership open to all. Rafael Ornes directs this summer's program Summer of Love, inspired by the many facets of love and featuring two major works: The World Beloved - A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett and Wedding Cantata by Daniel Pinkham, among others. 

Friday, August 9, 8 pm


Chucho Valdes Quintet

Isolated from the developments of the New York and San Juan-based salsa artists in the 1960s, Cuban-born Chucho created his own adventurous blend of jazz, Afro-Cuban, and contemporary music that rocketed him to international stardom once he was free to travel.

Saturday, August 10, 8 pm

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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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Modernism and Its Discontents

Nancy J. Troy, the Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art and the Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford, is currently teaching from multiple installations at the Cantor for her class "The Visual Culture of Modernism and Its Discontents, ca. 1850-1925." Professor Troy selected seven prints and one photograph by artists including Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, and Eugène Atget. 

September 18, 2013 through December 15Upcoming


Stanford Professional Women's Kickoff: Dr. Laura Carstensen: The Path to the Good Life

With medical technology advances, U.S. life expectancy will increase to the mid-80s by 2050. Dr. Laura Carstensen, one of the world's leading authorities on longevity and aging, will tell us how we can plan differently to achieve a lifetime of happiness, health, and financial security.  What are you going to do with those 20 or 30 years you didn't expect?

Questions? Please contact Connie Lin BS '02, MS '03. 

Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 pm

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Recognized as one of the funniest comedies in the English language, Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest dazzles with ironic wit, comic invention, razor-sharp subtlety, and bold Theaterservings of humor. Directed by Bay-Area legend Lynne Soffer, this is stylish comedy at its best.

August 1 - 8, 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm,

Buy tickets online here.


Happy Days

Samuel Beckett's Happy Days is an extraordinary comedy of wasting away. How can Beckett make us laugh in spite of ourselves, succumbing to that "brief gale of laughter when we happen to see the old joke again?"

August 15 - 25, 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm, Buy tickets online here.

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A limited number of Stanford Football mini plans and individual game tickets are now on sale. Mini plans include three games allowing fans to select one game from each month: September (SJSU or ASU), October (UW or UCLA), and November (OR, CAL, or Notre Dame).To purchase individual tickets, click here. To purchase mini plans click here.


Secure Your 2013 Stanford Soccer Season Tickets Today!

Join the Stanford men's and women's soccer teams this fall at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium for another year of thrilling soccer competition. Season tickets start at $114 and guarantee admission to all regular season home matches, including one double-header and multiple national match-ups. On sale now.

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In this three-session class, you'll learn the process of helping so that you can be your own best coach and counselor.  We'll review the basic steps: listening, identifying the real problem with which you are grappling, setting a goal, making a plan to reach that goal, and staying on track. 

Thursday, August 1, Noon


Medicare, Medigaps, HMOs, and HEALTHPrescription Benefits for Seniors

This talk will address the changes in Medicare and the most commonly asked questions.

To register call: 650-498-7826

Thursday, August 8, 3 pm


Test Your Eye-Q

Join us for an interactive session addressing common adult eye diseases.  You will learn  how to care for your eyes and when to see an ophthalmologist.  Topics will include dry eyes, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and even how to grow longer eyelashes. Register for this class here. 

Monday, August 19, Noon    


This talk by Oliver Dorigo, MD,PhD, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, will focus on the current state of the art treatment of ovarian cancer. New treatment options for ovarian cancer patients will be presented, including clinical trials available at the Stanford Women's Cancer Center. 

Thursday, August 22, 6:30 pm


Pre-Diabetes...a Wake up Call: What To Do About Elevated Blood Sugars

In this three-session class, we will focus on the lifestyle changes that have been shown to delay and prevent diabetes more effectively than medications alone. We will discuss the basic physiology of the disease and focus on what you can do to slow, stall, and even reverse this path.

Thursday, August 22, 12:30 pm  

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Matisse Jazz

At the age of 74, Matisse began
Jazz, a much-celebrated
portfolio of works characterized by brilliant colors, poetic texts and joyful circus and theater themes. All 20 prints from the edition of
Jazz are on display.  This exhibit joins four

other French art shows at the Cantor Arts Center this season.

August 1 - September 22 Art


Shifting Sands: The Beach and the Desert in 20th-Century Photographs

Many American and European modernists chose to photograph beaches and deserts as an antidote to urban or industrialized landscapes. Artists Frederick Sommer and Edward Weston, among others, approached these landscapes in many ways.

August 1 - October 13


Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives

This exhibit showcases the work of artists who captured in their art unique periods in history. Each piece expresses the artist's place and experience in both an inspiring and a tumultuous world.

August 1 - December 20


Hercules: Renaissance Hero

With images by Albrecht Durer, Hendrick Golzius and 12 of their contemporaries, this exhibition illustrates how Renaissance artists imagined Hercules, a mythical Greek demigod endowed with exceptional strength.  

August 1- November 24


Cantor Activities for Families

Sign out an art pack stocked with colored pencils and sketch paper. Spend time in our galleries drawing, and start your own gallery at home!
Any day the Cantor is open.


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Labyrinth in Memorial Church

Embark on a personal journey that has stood the test of time. Enter the labyrinth and discover that walking in circles can actually put direction back in your life - that the rhythm and simplicity of following a clear path can quiet your mind, help you find balance, pray, facilitate meditation, insight and celebration.

Fridays, August 2- December 20, 8 am


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

Sundays, August 3-31, 10 am


University Public Worship

Please join us at University Public Worship at Memorial Church in this spectacular and sacred venue.

Sundays, August 3-25, 10 am


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Click here for information on religious events or visit the Office for Religious Life's website. 


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