Excelsior Food Pantry Volunteering
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Excelsior Food Pantry Volunteering

After the SF Marin Food Bank gathers and distributes donations, organizations such as the Excelsior Community Food Pantry distributes it to the food insecure. On the operations end of the food bank chain, it serves 400 food insecure clients every Saturday, rain or shine, and relies on volunteers to get it done. We will set up the tables of food and give produce, dairy products, grains, & meat directly to the families in need. It's a great opportunity to build community, both amongst the pantry volunteers and the diverse neighbors of the Excelsior, with service, respect, and care. All age voluteers are welcome (children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult).

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Women in Investing Dinner & Talk (Affiliated Event)
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Women in Investing Dinner & Talk (Affiliated Event)

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Organized by the Harvard Club, this event aims to bring together women across various investing disciplines (both public and private equity) to share both their experiences in industry and to discuss investment strategies, ideas and lessons. Tables will be organized by investment focus (Hedge Fund, Venture Capital, Private Equity, etc.) and where possible industry (software, biotech, etc.)

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UPICK @ Andy's Orchard
Jun
30
9:45 AM09:45

UPICK @ Andy's Orchard

Pick your own cherries, apricots and peaches! Ticket price includes a tour of the farm stand, the store/museum, the orchard, and the packing and drying facilities. It will cover the history of fruit, history of agriculture in the Santa Clara Valley, fruit growing, marketing, & varieties. Your guide will lead you on your Harvest Walk through the orchard. You're welcome to savor firsthand the various fruits that are ripe at the time. Guests are welcome to pick as much fruit as they would like using the provided buckets, and the harvest will be weighed per pound for payment upon exit. Also enjoy the confections, jams, jellies, and artwork available at Andy's Country Store!

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The California Cannabis Industry: Tour of Caliva with BCSV (Affiliated Event)
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

The California Cannabis Industry: Tour of Caliva with BCSV (Affiliated Event)

In partnership with Caliva, please join us in a special tour and information session at the nation’s top-rated dispensary! Our host, Caliva, will offer guidance on the current state of cannabis in California, share insight as to how Caliva has become one of the industry’s top leaders, review the latest product trends and innovations, and answer questions and inquiries attendees might have about medicinal and adult-use. Brown Alumni will be welcomed with a special, one-time discount for in-store purchases.

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Brown + Harvard + WashU + Williams + Yale | SF Marin Foodbank Volunteering (Affiliated Event)
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Brown + Harvard + WashU + Williams + Yale | SF Marin Foodbank Volunteering (Affiliated Event)

Join us for our next volunteer event at the SF food bank where you'll meet fellow volunteers from the Harvard, WashU, Williams, and Yale alumni groups. After our session at the food bank, we will head over to Smokestack at the Magnolia Brewing Co. Volunteer spots go fast so be sure to sign up soon!

6:00 to 8:00 Foodbank
8:00 to 10:00 happy hour (with a full menu available) at Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing

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April GCB West
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

April GCB West

Spring is here, and it's time to take our festivities outside. More specifically: the rooftop! Soak in the city view as the sun sets, sip your favorite refreshment, and network fancy. Dress business casual (or above), and layer up!

 

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COMPASS 2018 Career Conference (Affiliated Event)
Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

COMPASS 2018 Career Conference (Affiliated Event)

Leap.ai, a Silicon Valley startup, is hosting a one-day conference on tech career growth called COMPASS.

A one-day conference on tech career growth. Speakers are senior leaders from technical backgrounds, including Sridhar Ramaswamy, '94 Brown alum, Senior VP of Ads & Commerce at Google and Li Fan, Senior VP & Head of Engineering at Pinterest

Tickets can be purchased here.

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BREG: Private Tour of The Exchange (Affiliated Event)
Mar
22
3:00 PM15:00

BREG: Private Tour of The Exchange (Affiliated Event)

Please join the Brown University Alumni in Real Estate Group (BREG) for an exciting behind-the-scenes tour of The Exchange.

The Exchange, a 750,000 square foot state-of-the-art office and retail complex, is the recent site of the largest office lease in San Francisco history. File sharing and cloud storage giant Dropbox executed a 15 year lease for the entire office portion of the development, and the remaining space will be leased to retail tenants and will truly activate the space and further invigorate Mission Bay. The Exchange is a $570M dollar complex with four architecturally unique and conjoined buildings ranging from five to twelve stories. It was designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios and developed by Kilroy Realty Corporation.

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GCB West: Frose February at The Dorian
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

GCB West: Frose February at The Dorian

Does all this February sunshine have you craving rosé all day? Come celebrate being able to rosé all year at The Dorian with their signature FROSÉ (frozen rosé come on) which they self describe as “leisure in a glass”. Don’t worry they also serve beer, wine, and many other tasty cocktails. See you there!

 

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Brown Authors Panel: Getting Published & the Writing Process
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Brown Authors Panel: Getting Published & the Writing Process

Join our panelists, San Francisco-based authors Julia Flynn Siler '82, Ravi Chandra '89, and Ho Lin '92, for an evening dedicated to writing at Booksmith's event space, The Bindery!

The authors will discuss their experiences getting published, read excerpts from their recent books, and take questions from the audience about these and other writing topics. A cash bar will be available. Admission is free, and guests are welcome.

 

About the Authors

Ravi Chandra '89

Ravi Chandra '89 is a psychiatrist and author in San Francisco. He blogs about spirituality, psychology and culture for Psychology Today, and Asian American film and culture for the Center for Asian American Media. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2016 received a proclamation for his community work from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Ravi's latest book, Facebuddha, is about transcendence in the age of social networks. He is currently working on books about narcissism, loneliness and travel. Read more about Ravi at www.facebuddha.co.

 

Ho Lin '92

Ho Lin '92 is an author, editor, musician and filmmaker who currently resides in San Francisco. He is the co-editor of the literary journal Caveat Lector, a well-worn traveler, and a fan of the New York Giants and green onion pancakes. His debut novel, China Girl, is about a modern woman adrift in modern China. Learn more about Ho on his website, www.holinauthor.com.

 

Julia Flynn Siler '82

Julia Flynn Siler '82 is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. As a veteran correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek magazine, Ms. Siler spent more than two decades in the Europe and the United States, reporting from a dozen countries. She is the sixth recipient of the annual Mayborn Biography Fellowship, which, in partnership with Biographers International Organization, provides a creative residency in Santa Fe and was previously a National Endowment for the Humanities “Public Scholar.” She is currently working on Daughters of Joy: America's Other Slaves and Their Fight For Freedom, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in 2019. For more information, please visit www.juliaflynnsiler.com. Ms. Siler concentrated in American Studies while at Brown.

 

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Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off Event (Affiliated Event)
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off Event (Affiliated Event)

The Ivy Plus Society invites you to kickoff 2018 at the transformative, sophisticated, staple of the SOMA district of downtown San Francisco, 111 Minna Gallery. Meet the finest and brightest in tech, finance, education, entertainment, marketing, and more in Minna's Zappa Room. The Zappa Room is the perfect intimate setting to kick-start your New Year's networking goals.

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Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off [Affiliated Event]
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Ivy Plus Society 2018 Kick Off [Affiliated Event]

The Ivy Plus Society invites you to kickoff 2018 at the transformative, sophisticated, staple of the SOMA district of downtown San Francisco, 111 Minna Gallery. Meet the finest and brightest in tech, finance, education, entertainment, marketing, and more in Minna's Zappa Room. The Zappa Room is the perfect intimate setting to kick-start your New Year's networking goals.

You can get your tickets here!

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Brown Connect Winterns Mixer: Careers in the Common Good
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Brown Connect Winterns Mixer: Careers in the Common Good

If you work in non-profit or would like to learn more about Careers in the Common Good (CCG), join us at the Year Up offices for coffee, dessert, and networking. Meet fellow alumni working in the space, and connect with our featured guests, current Brown Student Winterns who are working at various Bay Area non-profits over winter break! This event is sponsored by BrownConnect.

Register here! And don't forget to let your friends know you're going on Facebook.

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Save the Date: Ivy League+ Young Alumni Holiday Party
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Save the Date: Ivy League+ Young Alumni Holiday Party

Join us for a holiday party with fellow Bay Area young alum from the Ivy League and more! Tickets include admittance and an open bar. A portion of your ticket will be donated to Larkin Street Youth Services. Learn more about the organization at http://larkinstreetyouth.org.

Participating schools this year include Cal, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and UPenn.

More details coming soon.

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The Velveteen Rabbit
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Velveteen Rabbit

Tickets are now available!

Join the Brown Club of SF for this beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. ODC/Dance enlivens Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit, and the enduring power of love.

Brimming with wit, festive costumes, madcap characters and the perfect amount of holiday cheer, ODC/Dance, one of America’s most exciting and acclaimed contemporary dance companies, returns to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to present their 31st season of the beloved Bay Area production!

BCSF tickets are Center Orchestra, Row E. 

from www.odc.dance/velveteenrabbit

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Holidazzle 2017: Brown Club of SF's 4th Annual Holiday Party
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Holidazzle 2017: Brown Club of SF's 4th Annual Holiday Party

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The Brown Club of San Francisco presents… the 4th Annual Holidazzle Party!

You are cordially invited to join us at the historic University Club of San Francisco in Nob Hill for an evening of fun and festivities. For the price of an admission ticket, you get:

  • Two free drinks (sorry in advance, the University Club doesn’t have ‘Gansett)

  • Access to an assortment of Meeting Street cookies, sure to give you Thayer Street nostalgia

  • The opportunity to jump into a photobooth with some friends and hang the printout on your fridge at home (right next to last year’s, of course)

  • Two hours of soothing jazz melodies, courtesy of Nick Turley (’17) and Robert Lee (‘17)

  • Better odds of winning one of those ugly Brown holiday sweaters in a raffle than getting your children into Brown

  • Enamel pins, with our snazzy club logo, that you can show off at your next reunion

  • An after party at an undisclosed, secret location (just kidding--it will be at a bar around the corner)

 

Tickets are now available! The earlier you buy, the better:

  • Early Brunonian $30 until 11/15 at midnight

  • Regular Price $40 until 11/30

  • Door Price $45

All tickets are subject to capacity limitations.

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 Professor Jeffrey Brock: Data Science as a Liberal Art
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Professor Jeffrey Brock: Data Science as a Liberal Art

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Data Science as a Liberal Art

Our ability to generate, process, and interact with data has placed us in the midst of a great societal transformation. From self-driving cars, to 'smart' digital assistants and appliances, to automated medical diagnostic tools, abundant new machines blur the boundary between our own decisions and data-driven artificial intelligence. This 'data revolution' raises as many questions as it answers: How do we guarantee results? How do we distinguish correlation from causality? How do we re-envision academic inquiry with this data genie out of the bottle? In this talk, Professor Brock will introduce Brown's Data Science Initiative, presenting plans to engage such questions from a critical perspective and reaffirm the value of a liberal arts education to train a new generation of leaders.

Jeffrey Brock is Professor of Mathematics at Brown University, and the Director of Brown's recently launched Data Science Initiative, a collaborative effort at Brown to form a campus hub for trans-disciplinary research and education in foundations and applications of data science. Brock’s research focuses on low-dimensional geometry and topology, particularly on spaces with hyperbolic geometry. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Yale University and his Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley. After holding postdoctoral positions at Stanford University and the University of Chicago, he joined the Math Department at Brown in 2004. He has had continuous National Science Foundation support since receiving his Ph.D and was awarded a John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2008. Brock served as Chair of the Mathematics Department at Brown from 2014-2017 and was recently elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He is also jazz bass player, an avid sculler, and father of three. He lives with his wife Sarah and their children in Barrington, RI.

This event is generously hosted at Salesforce by Anna Heery '12Pablo Quintanilla '02, and Shae Selix '12.

Register for the event here: https://bcsf-dsi-jeff-brock.eventbrite.com

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Alumni Event: Class, Chaos, and Crooning
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Event: Class, Chaos, and Crooning

San Francisco singers Melissa Culross, '92, and Michael Byer pair sparkling conversation with songs from the 1960s to the early 2000s for an engaging "he said, she said" evening of music.

Melissa draws her musical inspiration from the new wave and alternative rock bands she listened to as a teenager, 60s pop and Motown, and San Francisco's local music scene. She honed her singing skills, in part, by singing along to the records she played on WBRU while on the air as a Brown undergraduate.

Audience participation by singing along to some of the more recognizable numbers is encouraged but by no means required.

Doors open at 5:30pm (show starts at 6:00pm). There is a $10 cover at the door. For more details, please visit www.barfluxus.com (note: the show will be added to the site on 11/1.)

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Lit Launch October: Facebuddha by Ravi Chandra '89
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Lit Launch October: Facebuddha by Ravi Chandra '89

Join Ravi Chandra M.D.’89 and noted fellow psychiatrist F.B. Steele, former San Francisco Director of the C.G. Jung Institute, for the launch of Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks on Monday, October 23rd. The animated book trailer is up on Facebook and YouTube.

In addition, on Saturday, October 28th, Ravi will host an open house at his home in Japantown, and on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:30 pm, Ravi will be in conversation with journalist Bernice Yeung at Booksmith’s Bindery

More about the book:

“The only instruction is kindness.” The book combines modern memoir, state-of-the-art psychological research on social media, and a Buddhist primer. Five years in the making, Facebuddha is a rich Asian American memoir, a state-of-the-art exploration of psychological research about social media, and an engaging introduction to Buddhism. Tamlyn Tomita says Facebuddha is “a very personal, often funny, warmly intelligent, thoughtful and heartfelt journey to transcendence!” Other reviewers including Buddhist teachers Sylvia Boorstein and Jack Kornfield call it “inspiring," “magnificent," “breathtakingly personal,” and “an invitation to depth and personal growth.” Ravi is depending on word-of-mouth, so please share, and read this great book!

Facebuddha is available on Kindle, iBooks and Kobo with hardcover soon to come. BCSF Young Alums are invited to use discount code YOUNGALUM for $10 off a hardcover copy of the book at Ravi’s Facebuddha launch events on October 23rd and 28th

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 China Girl Book Launch with Author Ho Lin '92
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

China Girl Book Launch with Author Ho Lin '92

Ho Lin, co-editor of the long-running literary journal Caveat Lector, joins us in the Marina for a Book Launch celebrating his dazzling fiction debut, China Girl: And Other Stories

A modern woman adrift in modern China. Would-be lovers connected and separated by random chance. A drunken dissident and his less-then-happy minder. A researcher of war atrocities who must come to grips with her own family tragedies. A princess of a kingdom that no longer exists. Actors placed at the service of comedies and tragedies, depending on a filmmaker's whim... These are the characters that populate Ho Lin's short story collection China Girl.

In its nine tales, China Girl documents the collisions between East and West, the power of myth and the burden of history, and loves lost and almost found. The stories in this collection encompass everything from contemporary vignettes about urban life to fable-like musings on memories and the art of storytelling. Wide-ranging and playful, China Girl is a journey into today's Asia as well as an Asia of the imagination.

More details can be found here.

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Alumni Event: The Obligation Premiere
Oct
5
to Nov 12

Alumni Event: The Obligation Premiere

Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize “the other”?

A Jewish-American comedian, an Auschwitz survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General reveal the dark history of their (our) world in the world theatrical premiere of The Obligation. Through drama and humor, The Obligation explores little-known aspects of The Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience.

The Obligation is a provocative new solo show written and performed by Roger Grunwald (member of the Actors Equity Association), directed by Brown alumna Nancy Carlin, and produced by Jim Kleinmann (Brown ’87), Artistic Director at PlayGround. 

The Obligation will be showing from October 5th through November 12th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://potrerostage.org/theobligation.

SPECIAL OFFER: Use promo code BROWNSF and save 20% off advance online tickets to THE OBLIGATION. Offer is subject to availability and may not be combined with other discounts.

*This is a featured event.

 

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GCB West: Final Farewell to The Hall
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

GCB West: Final Farewell to The Hall

Please join us for a GCB West to say goodbye to The Hall: a space for non-profits, businesses, and residents in the Mid-Market/Tenderloin neighborhood to convene, host events, and enjoy small, local food purveyors.The Hall developers (including Craig Young '05 and Matt Klimerman '13) brought new energy to a blighted site that stood vacant  for nearly seven years. The site's next and final phase will morph into a 193 unit mixed-use apartment building with approximately 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail. The Hall closes for regular business at the end of this month so join us for a great night of local food and drinks next Wednesday! 

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September GCB West: SPiN
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

September GCB West: SPiN

September is usually a month of change. At Brown, the campus explodes with fall color. In San Francisco, summer is finally here! Join us at a special GCB West to welcome all recent arrivals to the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether you've been here for a while, or have recently moved here, we welcome you!

We'll have ping pong tables reserved starting at 7pm. Look for your host, Stephanie Vasquez '13, with the Brown banner and join your fellow alums for food, drink, and table tennis fun! 

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August GCB West
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

August GCB West

Yep... it's time to head out to the fog belt for what San Francisco Magazine has named the 2017 Best Brewery in the City. Enjoy five housemade brews on tap, including the Foggy Lager, Little Red, and Brown Ale. 

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