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“It’s Complicated” Talk: Mating & Decision Making | SF

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*

Root Division | 1131 Mission St., SF, CA 94103

Event Details

The Museum of Broken Relationships returns to San Francisco with an event at Root Division, where the Museum will be exhibited.

Confirmed presenters and performers:

  • UCSF neuroscientist & science podcast host Sama Ahmed will talk about how animals make mating decisions, and about the brain circuits that control sexual behavior.
  • Writer, activist, and sexologist Carol Queen Ph.D. will read a selection of her erotic fiction and talk about the cultural value of erotica.
  • UC Berkeley graduate students Casey L. Brown and Marcela Otero will introduce us to the findings of a long-term couples study; in particular, the specific emotional behaviors that are predictive of both happiness and divorce.
  • Dr. Karen Kalumuck will discuss the sex lives of flowers.
  • Feminist pornographer and founder of Femina Potens Art Gallery, Madison Young will captivate us with a performance.
  • And Museum of Broken Relationships co-creator Olinka Vitica will talk about the break-up that started it all.

About the Museum of Broken Relationships:
All of us have experienced the end of a loving relationship- whether with a lover, friend, or family member. Most of us have hidden away the objects that remind us of these painful heartbreaks. Have you ever wished there was a meaningful way of letting go of these ‘things’? Have you ever wanted to preserve beautiful moments from your past? The Museum is an artistic project in which everyone can participate. It is a grand effort to honor the emotional heritage of humankind by offering the possibility to use the positive forces of creation and memory (instead of destruction and oblivion) in overcoming your broken heart.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco, Theater & Performance, Valentine's Day
Address: 1131 Mission St., SF, CA 94103