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BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA

The Arts in Five Days: Music, Movies, Art, Television and Comedy

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Program #20374RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for May 2 — May 7, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate.
Call hotel for current rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, May 02 -
Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration; hotel registration; 4:30: Orientation

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7pm: Introductions, social time

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate.
Call hotel for current rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, May 03 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Golden Age of Dutch Painting: From Vermeer to Van Gogh: Enjoy a tour of 17th century Dutch painting in all of its varieties: genre, still-life, portraiture, landscape. Learn how and why the artists focused on these themes and how the great master, Rembrandt, distinguished himself. This course is planned to coincide with two major exhibits at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, January 26 to June 2, 2013: "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” and “Rembrandt’s Century.”

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 12:45-5:30: Field trip to San Francisco's deYoung Museum for docent-led visits of "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis" and "Rembrandt's Century."

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate.
Call hotel for current rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, May 04 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Women, Men and Comedy: What does gender have to do with what’s funny? “Take my wife. Please.” As Henny Youngman’s famous line points out, it’s a common theory of comedy (thank you, Freud) that one way we use humor is to exploit the anxiety, tension or anger we have about different things. Men making jokes about women, women making jokes about men, and both making jokes about marriage and sex, have been a staple of our comedy diet since the beginning. Take Aristophanes, please. Over 2400 years ago, his plays were filled with comedy about the genders. And those cave drawings in France? What do you think they were talking about? How he won’t take out the garbage and how she put on a couple of extra pounds. Beginning with a short history of how gender has played out in humor, we will discuss the following questions: In what ways do the genders continue to battle out their differences through humor? What is the difference between “women’s” humor and “men’s” humor? Why does comedy tend to be so dominated by men? How do things change when a male or female say the same joke? How does “gendered” comedy challenge or uphold the values of the status quo? How does the humor of the gay/lesbian/bi/trans community enter into this? Employing audio and video examples and lots of jokes, this workshop, promises a lively, provocative and fun discussion.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Classic Cinema: From Birth of a Nation to The Artist, going to the movies has been a treasured and shared experience for over a hundred years. We'll sample clips from some of the most famous films from then and now, and re-live those golden moments of the silver screen.

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: 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 San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate.
Call hotel for current rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, May 05 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Women, Men and Comedy: What does gender have to do with what’s funny?

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Classic Cinema

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: TV or Not TV? The Tube and Popular Culture

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate.
Call hotel for current rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, May 06 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Legendary Composers Of Broadway: Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, Porter and Rodgers are among the gifted composers most influential in creating and shaping the unique sound of the American musical. You'll learn all about their remarkable lives and view rare film performances of their songs.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: The Golden Age of Dutch Painting: From Vermeer to Van Gogh

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, May 07 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Legendary Composers Of Broadway

Lunch: Noon; Program is over after lunch; Hotel checkout is noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame
Bay Front TrailWalk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the hotel. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline.
For additional information, visit: http://baytrail.abag.ca.gov/
Computer History MuseumThe Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5; 650-810-1010; 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right.
For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Downtown BurlingameDowntown Burlingame is filled with interesting shops and restaurants.
For additional information, visit: http://www.burlingame.org/Index.aspx?page=96
FiloliLocated 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Whether enjoying its beauty or pursuing its educational opportunities, we invite you to explore this cherished community resource. (Courtesy of Filoli.org). Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road.
For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
Hiller Aviation MuseumHiller Aviation Museum is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. Open 10-5 daily; six miles south of hotel at 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos; 650-654-0200; take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Museum collection includes aircraft exhibits: vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Extensive gift shop. Museum is adjacent to San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
NASA Ames Exploration CenterExperience NASA technology and missions first hand; open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, free admission; 650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497; Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
San FranciscoSome of the main attractions in America's favorite city include Chinatown, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building and downtown Market Street, the Asian Art Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park with the Japanese Tea Garden and deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores, Nob Hill and Grace Cathedral, the Presidio with the Walt Disney Family Museum, Union Square, Yerba Buena Center with the SF Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Cliff House and the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/
Stanford UniversityStanford University: Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm. Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center and the Hanna Honeycomb House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.
For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/

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