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Exhibition: "Light and Dark. Photographs from Germany"

This exhibition by photographer Barbara Klemm is a common project of ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations in Stuttgart) in partnership with the Goethe-Institut in San Francisco. The exhibition can be seen from May 1 until July 3 at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

Cabaret: "Feierabend der Wörter"

The Student Cabaret of UC Berkeley German Department presents a variegated evening mixing literature, poetry and music. Thursday, April 23, 7 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, ART-Lounge, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

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