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Member Events

We invite our KQED Members to periodic free or discounted cultural events in the Bay Area. Please sign up for On Q to get on the events mailing list. If you need a new Member Card, please email Member Services or call 415-553-2150.

New Italian Cinema 2017

New Italian Cinema 2017
Castro and Vogue Theatres, San Francisco
Wed, Nov 8 through Sun, Nov 12

Get a front row seat to contemporary Italian culture at New Italian Cinema 2017, bringing Italy’s newest directors, veteran actors and filmmakers to the Bay Area! KQED Members receive $5 off Opening Night Film & After Party tickets and $2 off regular film tickets — enter promotional code KQEDMember.

For five days enjoy a dynamic film festival showcasing the best new films from Italy, the country that has won the highest number of Foreign Language Academy Awards. A seat at New Italian Cinema offers a unique window into Italy’s contemporary life and rich traditions, and a chance to brush up on your language skills at the same time! Highlights include:

  • Opening Night at the Castro featuring Gianfranco Cabiddu’s The Stuff of Dreams, winner of both the 2017 Italian Golden Globe for Best Film and the David di Donatello for Best Adapted Screenplay. Fashioned after Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the delightful comedy centers on a fateful shipwreck that casts Camorra criminals and a handful of itinerant actors onto a windswept island. Attend the film and After Party- featuring Italian wines and antipasti!- at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club.
  • Closing Night at the Vogue Theatre featuring Nicolás Carreras’ The Duel of Wine. It’s a perfect pairing for the Bay Area’s love of wine- see the comic portrait of a charismatic sommelier who takes a mighty fall from grace when he temporarily loses his palate, and enjoy a glass of wine or purchase tickets to the Italian Wine Tasting After Party at Osteria Restaurant.
  • Castro– Winner of the Festival dei Popoli 2016 Best Italian Documentary Award, Paolo Civati’s documentary is set in the San Giovanni quarter of Rome, where families squat in an old school they occupy illegally, sharing the decaying physical space along with life’s precious moments.
  • Franca: Chaos & Creation– Francesco Carrozzini’s poignant documentary is a tribute to his late mother, Franca Sozzani, the maverick editor in chief of Italian Vogue. Attend the film only or the film and Prosecco Reception

For the complete schedule and ticket information, visit

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The Virgin, Gustav Klimt, 1913

KQED Member Days – Free Admission to KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter
Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Thu, Nov 16 – Fri, Nov 17

Join KQED at the Legion of Honor for KQED Member Days, November 16 – 17, 2017. On view now, KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter marks the first major exhibition of Gustav Klimt’s work on the West Coast. Examine the diverse connections between Klimt and Auguste Rodin and their impact upon modern art. Also on view is Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, where you can see classical sculptures from ancient Greece and Rome as you have never experienced them before—in full color.

Admission to both exhibitions are free on Thursday, November 16, 2017 and Friday, November 17, 2017 to KQED members plus one guest (total of two persons per KQED MemberCard or membership information from your On Q magazine’s mailing label plus a valid ID, for up to two tickets. Tickets are based on day-of availability only.

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Cooks Country Hosts

Meet Cook’s Country and America’s Test Kitchen Hosts at KQED Studios
San Francisco
Thu, Nov 9, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Join KQED for a tasty and dynamic conversation with Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster, co-hosts of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country, moderated by KQED’s Leslie Sbrocco. These series are two of the most popular cooking shows on PBS.

Bridget and Julia will reveal the behind the scenes workings of the busy test kitchen where they work with over 50 cooks to develop and refine recipes, test kitchen equipment and put supermarket ingredients to the test. Learn the secrets to success in the kitchen, including working with knives, and get your questions answered by Bridget and Julia.

End the evening with an East Coast vs. West Coast taste challenge. Vote for which coast has the best wine, cheese, chocolate and more.

Tickets are $60 for KQED Members, $65 for non-members.

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Workplace Innovation Summit

Workplace Innovation Summit
Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco
Friday, November 17

The Workplace Innovation Summit is a full-day conference experience featuring thought leadership on improving how and where we work. Attendees will be treated to world-class keynote presentations, deep dives into cutting-edge project case studies, and the latest trends in workplace innovation. The workplace is changing. Are you?

The KQED community enjoys 25% off tickets using discount code: KQED — when registering at

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Go behind the scenes and sounds of KQED during a tour of our digital television and radio studios. To reserve your guided tour, call 415-553-2849 or e-mail

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KQED Passport

KQED Passport is a new member benefit that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online. The KQED Passport library currently offers members more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS and KQED programs being added weekly.

The library features episodes from popular programs like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, NOVA, and Masterpiece — including all five seasons of Downton Abbey. In addition to these signature series, the library is full of public television’s acclaimed arts, science, history, and lifestyle programs; including How We Got to Now, Earth a New Wild, Austin City Limits, and a rotating selection of films from Ken Burns — currently Jazz and Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson are available.

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