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bay area skeptics

Skepticism in the Gym: Exceeding Fitness Goals with Science, Evidence, and Critical Thinking

February 11 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Pseudoscience is pervasive in the fitness industry, from extraordinary claims to common misconceptions. Bodybuilding, itself a rather extraordinary claim, is often worse. This talk addresses common misconceptions and excuses about fitness derived from the presenter’s research and journey to fitness. The central message is that tools of science, evidence, and critical thinking intrinsic to the skeptical movement can be applied to not only live better for longer but also achieve a level of fitness well beyond that accepted by most of society. In the process, rational framework will be proposed for novices approaching this subject based on evidence and research while punctuated with anecdotes. Everyone loves “Skeptics in the Pub” but hopefully this paper will encourage more skeptics in the gym.

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Students $25
Early Bird $35
Advance Sales $45

all atheists are muslim

All Atheists are Muslim

a play by Zahra Noorbaksh

February 12 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm

Can Zahra have her Atheist and stay Muslim too? You see, it’s time for Zahra and Dylan to move in together. Now, Zahra just needs to mention to her parents that it makes perfect sense for Dylan to move in with her. That’s right, she just needs to let her immigrant, Iranian, Muslim parents know that her Southern Californian, white, Atheistnon-believing, infidel boyfriend who she has no intention of marrying anytime soon – should move in with her. Indeed, it’s just your everyday story of “boy meets girl” meets thousands of years of cultural tradition and religious doctrine. You may even find out you’re more Muslim than you think! 


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Soul Speaks: Open Mic

February 18 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm

Every Third Thursday, SOUL SPEAKS opens up it’s mic to empower the Soul to Speak! Featuring amateur and experienced Artists, Musicians, and Poets who showcase their truest stories, jams, and poetry. This could be you! 
$5 Suggested donation, beer + sangria + food available for purchase
DOORS OPEN 7:30 SHOW STARTS AT 8
TELL YO FRIENDS TO TELL DEY FRIENDS.

Free / $5 Suggested Donation

Students $25
Early Bird $35
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Film Screening & Fandango! Antes Como Antes, Ahora Como Ahora

February 19 @ 6:00 pm11:00 pm

Film starts at 6pm followed by a Q&A, and the fandango starts at 8pm

The documentary is about Son Jarocho redefining itself at the crossroads of globalization–it’s simultaneously a celebration of Son’s diversity, while also affirming the close ties that exists between the ranches, villages, cities and nations.

Our February fandango jarocho is upon us!!! Enjoy an autumn night with us and fill it with music and zapateado! Bring your instruments, dancing shoes and your voices all warmed up and ready to go! Looking forward to seeing you!

FREE

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The Jimmy Grant Ensemble

Live Show & CD release party

If you love Gypsy Jazz, you won’t want to miss this show! The Jimmy Grant Ensemble performs primarily in the style of Django Reinhardt, infusing swing era pieces, original work, and traditional gypsy tunes with the jazz guitar pioneer’s crunchy rhythms and hot harmonies. Guitarist Jimmy Grant, the ensemble’s leader, has a style that synthesizes a rich blend of Russian folk, bluegrass, celtic and classical music while remaining true to Django’s innovative guitar technique. Grant was recently a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting competition for his original song “Insomnia,” and also had an interview with Guitar World for his “5 in 5” project, in which he wrote five different songs in five days.

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BEYOND DREAMS PT3 Feb. 20

Beyond Dreams: A Night of Hip Hop, Nueva Canción, Poetry & Immigration Panel

February 20 @ 7:00 pm – Midnight

Featuring performances by:
NAIMA SHALHOUB 10:30  –  BAMBU 9pm
DIANA GAMEROS 8pm  –  KIN FOLKZ 7pm
STEELO (DJ set)   –  Live Painting by James Gayles Art  –  HOSTED by RAW- G
Immigration Panel w/ all the artists, moderated by DAVEY D, starts at 7 PM   
BEYOND DREAMS is a series that celebrates the cultural richness and diversity that immigrants contribute to our communities through the performing arts, focusing on the musical genres of hip-hop, nueva canción and poetry. Feb. 20 is the third installment of a four-month long series showcasing artists who makes the link between immigration and the arts.

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