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

Program Number: 20374RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/2/2013 - 5/7/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Burlingame, California
Price starting at: $899.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation; Art History/Criticism; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Enjoy an exceptional adventure in the arts in five days. Explore beautiful art, be moved by stimulating music and revisit memorable movies and television shows.




Highlights

• Attend classes taught by experts in their fields.
• Embark on a field trip in the San Francisco bay area, bringing your classroom experiences to life. See Date Specific Notes for details.
• Enjoy live entertainment closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on field trip.




Date Specific Information

5-2-2013

“The Golden Age of Dutch Painting: From Vermeer to Van Gogh.” “Classic Cinema.” “Legendary Broadway Composers.” “TV or Not TV? The Tube and Popular Culture.” “Men, Women and Comedy.” Field trip to deYoung Museum in San Francisco for docent-led visit of "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” and “Rembrandt’s Century.”
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Burlingame

A bustling suburb set between San Francisco Bay and the foothills of the Pacific Coast Range, Burlingame affords great views of San Francisco to the north from the walking paths along the bay.



Accommodations
Hotel overlooking San Francisco Bay. Indoor pool, gym, walking path, free airport shuttle and trolley to charming downtown Burlingame.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
  Burlingame 5 nights
 Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Contact info: 600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel for current rate. Call hotel for current rate.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel for current rate. Call hotel for current rate.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3pm for hotel check-in and program registration. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront that night.
  End of Program:
1pm after lunch on closing day. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Burlingame
  Nearest city or town:  Burlingame
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International
  From End of Program
  Location: Burlingame
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
 
Driving Directions
  From the highway From the north: Take Highway 101 south. Take the Broadway exit, EXIT 419B. Keep left to take the ramp toward Airport Blvd/Old Bayshore Hwy. Keep right to turn right on Rollins Rd. Make sharp right on Broadway and go over the freeway. Turn right onto Old Bayshore Hwy/Bayshore Hwy. Turn left onto Airport Blvd. Go through intersection of Airport and Anza Blvds. Hilton Hotel is on the left at 600 Airport Blvd. From the south: Take Highway 101 north. Take the Peninsula Ave exit, EXIT 417B. Turn left onto Airport Blvd. Turn slightly right to stay on Airport Blvd. Hilton Hotel is on the right at 600 Airport Blvd.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Thursday, May 2)
   
 Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration; hotel registration; 4:30: Orientation
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7pm: Introductions, social time
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Friday, May 3)
   
 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
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Saturday, May 4)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Sunday, May 5)
   
 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
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Monday, May 6)
   
 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
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Tuesday, May 7)
   
 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 Trail
Walk 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 Museum
The 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 Burlingame
Downtown Burlingame is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. For additional information, visit http://www.burlingame.org/Index.aspx?page=96
  Filoli
Located 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 Museum
Hiller 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 Center
Experience 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 Francisco
Some 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 University
Stanford 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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