City Arts and Lectures Fall Series begins with Author Michael Chabon

City Arts & Lectures is pleased to announce its Fall 2012 line-up.  The two series – “Cultural Studies” and “On Arts: benefiting 826 Valencia College Scholarship Program – along with some special events, include twenty onstage conversations with some of today’s most important writers, scientists, musicians, artists, political analysts and other cultural figures.

All shows are 7:30pm at the Herbst Theatre, with the exception of events with Wyclef Jean & Calvin Trillin. Tickets are $22, $25, $27 and $30.  To purchase tickets or for more info, go to www.cityarts.net

All programs listed below.  Please note:

  • Guest names are hyperlinked – click to find bios and more info.
  • All shows are 7:30pm at the Herbst Theatre unless otherwise noted
  • Tickets + info: www.cityarts.net

MICHAEL CHABON 

In Conversation with Adam Savage

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

MARK BITTMAN

In Conversation with Jessica Battilana

Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

PAUL AUSTER (ADVANCE SALES)

In Conversation with Daniel Handler

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

WYCLEF JEAN

In Conversation with Peter Rosenberg

* Location: Palace of Fine Arts

Monday, September 24, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

Series: Special Events

Tickets: $25 – $30

 

JEFFREY TOOBIN

In Conversation with Pamela Karlan

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

DAVID BYRNE (ADVANCE SALES)

In Conversation with Jonah Lehrer

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

SANDRA CISNEROS

with Ester Hernandez

In Conversation with Michael Krasny

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

THE BEGINNING & END OF THE UNIVERSE: WHAT PHYSICS SAYS

NOBEL PHYSICISTS GEORGE SMOOT & SAUL PERLMUTTER

In Conversation with Michael Krasny

Co-presented with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Special Events

Tickets: $25 – $30

NICK HORNBY

In Conversation with Judson True

Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

JONATHAN LETHEM

In Conversation with Robert Mailer Anderson

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

WENDELL BERRY

In Conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth

A Benefit for The Berry Center

Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Special Events

Tickets: $25 – $30

 

LIFE AFTER MURDER: Social Justice & Redemption

Nancy Mullane in conversation with former San Quentin inmates

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

TOM WOLFE

In Conversation with Steven Winn

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

CHERYL STRAYED

In Conversation with Vendela Vida

Monday, November 5, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

SHERMAN ALEXIE

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

DR. OLIVER SACKS

In Conversation with Roy Eisenhardt

Monday, November 12, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

DR. ANDREW WEIL

In Conversation with Mollie Katzen

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

MALCOLM GLADWELL & ADAM GOPNIK

Special Event Benefitting Restoration of The Nourse Auditorium

Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Special Events

Tickets: $25 – $30

 

TIM FERRISS

In Conversation with Phil Bronstein

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

FRIED CHICKEN DINNER & CONVERSATION WITH CALVIN TRILLIN

Benefiting Restoration of the Nourse Auditorium

Special Note: Limited to 100 people!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6:30 pm

Venue: Nourse Auditorium

Series: Special Events

Tickets: $100

 

ZADIE SMITH & DAVE EGGERS

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: “On Arts” Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program

Tickets: $22 – $27

 

 

 

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