An imaginative Gala benefitting the Lawrence Hall of Science. Rubbing elbows with actual scientists, guests will test their ingenuity with hands-on activities to see how small-scale tinkering leads to large-scale innovation.
At a time of year when the veil between the living and dead is thought to be at its most diaphanous, celebrate your loved ones who have passed on. Create an ofrenda by bringing photos, candles, breads, or flowers to add to the altar. Fire dancers perform to hauntingly beautiful music by Carbe & Durand of Incendio. Cuatli Mitotiana Mexica Aztec dancers & drummers bless the altar then lead a sidewalk candle light procession following along a path of strewn marigold petals.
Food trucks & booths, wine & beer, crafts, free skeletal face painting, and DIY art projects. Costumes and papier maché giant heads are encouraged.
The purpose of Tibetan sacred art is healing at the deepest level of being. An integral part of the spiritual path, its images speak to us through color, form, and symbolism. In this illustrated talk, Sylvia Gretchen, co-dean of the Nyingma Institute, will describe key Tibetan images and ways to utilize their healing presence.