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Understanding. Aug. 10, 7 to 9 p.m. Adrian
Camp spent 20 years finding his way through
the tumult of breakdowns and hospitalization.
Camp currently works at 2nd Story Peer
Respite House, where he found his voice. He
will talk about mental health, what a respite
house is and what it takes to start one and
keep it going. Free. Cypress Community Center,
Room 1, 403 S.Cypress Ave., San Jose.
Design Talk: John Christakos. Aug. 17, 6
p.m. John Christakos, Founder and CEO of
Minneapolis-based Blu Dot, will share work
from the company’s initial collection to its
most current designs, highlighting both successes
and failures, as well as the journey of
starting a business with three partners and
$50,000 of their own savings and growing
it into a global enterprise. Free. Cantor Arts
Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way,
Weekend with Shakespeare. Aug. 18-19,
noon to 5 p.m. Join Shakespeare scholars and
artists for two days of lectures, discussions and
demonstrations about this season’s two Shakespeare
mainstage productions by Santa Cruz
Shakespeare. This lecture series also offers an
Educator’s Day on Sunday, Aug. 20, to provide
teachers with tools and lesson plans to
gain confidence and strategies for teaching
Shakespeare in the classroom and beyond.
Tickets $55. University of California, Santa
Michael Krasny. Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. Michael
Krasny is an award-winning broadcast journalist,
scholar and professor of English and American
literature at San Francisco State University.
He also hosts KQED’s “Forum.” Krasny will
discuss his new book, “Let There Be Laughter,”
with author Katherine Maxfield. A book
signing will follow the discussion. Tickets $35.
Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center, 15400
Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408/961-5800.
Ron Rael: Borderwall as Architecture. Sept.
5, 5 to 6 p.m. Ron Rael discusses his new
book, which re-examines the physical barrier
that divides the United States of America from
the United Mexican States. Rael will also discuss
counterproposals for the existing wall created
by his studio that reimagine and question
the wall and its meaning. Free. Art Building
Lecture Hall, Room 133, San Jose State University,
San Jose. 408/924-1000.
General Martin E. Dempsey. Sept. 25-28,
times vary. During his time in the Army, Gen.
Dempsey commanded a Cavalry Troop, a
Tank Battalion, a Cavalry Regiment, a Tank
Division and Central Command where he was
responsible for securing U.S. interests in the
Middle East and South Asia. Tickets $411-
$531. San Mateo Performing Arts Center. 600
N. Delaware St., San Mateo. 650/343-8001.
The Humor Games. Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m. The
Peninsula Youth Theatre winds down Sum-
Lorde, Outside Lands, Aug. 11–13,
GG Park, San Francisco