ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Enjoy The City by the Bay's unusually scenic locations in a wide variety of motion picture genres -- ranging from classic crime featuring Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, film noir as depicted in the Edmond O'Brien classic thriller D.O.A. and fast-paced swordsmen adventure in Scaramouche, which crazily enough was shot in Golden Gate Park. You'll also see the Golden Gate Bridge in its greatest splendor in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Mel Brooks' High Anxiety. Pass beneath the San Francisco Bay Bridge in a ferryboat in a sequence from Fox's In Love and War. There's also a Dick Tracy action sequence on the Bay Bridge and a horror episode set in Fisherman's Wharf from It Came From Beneath the Sea. Candlestick Park is vividly presented in Blake Edwards' Experiment of Terror. It's so out of control you'll also see Clark Gable in San Francisco as the 1906 earthquake all but sends him into the depths of the bay.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: A Passion for Nature: French Landscape Art
The mid-19th to the early 20th century was a golden age of landscape art in France. Artists painting en plein air (in the open air), gave landscape painting a directness it had never before possessed. You’ll trace the development of the landscape in French painting, including artists associated with Realism, Naturalism, the Barbizon School, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism and Fauvism.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Free time to socialize with fellow participants.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Come listen to the greatest operatic voices from the dawn of recorded sound to the present. From Caruso to Ponselle, Sills and Pavarotti, hear what made these voices so sublime. Plus, you’ll hear fun and dramatic anecdotes about the world of opera!Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: TV or Not TV? The Tube and Popular Culture
From talk shows to reality shows, educational to MTV, sitcoms to soap operas, the box has engaged, enraged, enlightened, and delighted us for 60 plus years. We'll see and discuss clips from shows over the decades that have entertained us and influenced our societal values as well.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Musical theater fans always have adored the great Broadway divas. We look at some of these leading ladies such as Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and Bernadette Peters to see what special magic launched them into super stardom.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: BUS TRIP to see many of the sites where movies and television shows have been shot on the streets of San Francisco.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: LIVE ENTERTAINMENTLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner