Pairings: PeanutsTo reserve a seat and something to eat, pick up free tickets onsite at the Observatory. Seating is limited to 120.
7:00 p.m. Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery
The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Gout, 1825
Join us for robust presentations and refreshing conversations designed to inspire your scientific palate.
Peanuts are great in GORP, play well with jelly, and make chocolate sing and they’re increasingly considered a public health menace. These legumes (“nut” is a misnomer) are one of the most common culprits of food allergies in both children and adults, and among the food allergies least likely to be outgrown. However, scientists are discovering what causes all types of allergies and how to desensitize the body and prevent allergic reactions. Learn about this life-saving, cutting-edge allergy research from Dr. Sharon Chinthrajah, Clinical Assistant in the divisions of Allergy/Immunology and Pulmonary/Critical Care at Stanford and the Director of the Clinical Translational Research Unit at the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research.
In addition, sample chef Loretta Keller's Thai-style larb salad and try a cool, creamy glass of peanut milk. Then try something stronger from resident mixologist Clay Reynolds: the Tallulah, a mix of bourbon, Coke, peanut orgeat, and peanuts.
WARNING: Tonight's program includes tastings prepared with peanuts.
Live Music After Dark: The Humidors
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio
The Humidors is committed to groove in all its shapes and forms. Come hear the eight-piece band stir up hard-hitting funk, greasy soul, vintage R&B, soul jazz, and more into an infectious, polyrhythmic stew.
8:00 p.m. Kanbar Forum
Timed for next week’s amorous holiday, this gripping collection of shorts considers love beyond romantic love, and celebrates its everyday expression in work. From a BART attendant whose devotion to making every small interaction meaningful is nothing short of heroic to an obsessive collector whose work led him to save memories others don’t realize they’ve lost, these shorts show the way work can become embedded in our identify and shape the way we view and engage with the world.
Agent of Connection by Ivan Cash (2017, 4 min.). William Cromartie is a BART station agent in Oakland who finds meaning through the simple act of saying “hello.”
Oddball by Joshua Moore (2017, 5 min.). A creative profile on Stephen Parr, the oddball behind San Francisco's Oddball Films.
Daybreak Express by D.A. Pennebaker (1953, 5 min.). Set to a Duke Ellington track, this traversing of New York’s 3rd Avenue El shows the city in motion, and the floods of people traveling to and from their workplace.
Luchadora by River Finlay (2015, 12 min.) An aging Lucha Libre star, Luna Magica, struggles to make a living in Mexico City and regain custody of her son, who has been taken from her because of her career.
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 528-4444
Website: Click to Visit