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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Concerts

Ndugu Trio
Ndugu Chancler, Alphonso Johnson and Patrice Rushen will play together as the Ndugu Trio for a Stanford Jazz Festival performance. In their pasts, Chancler and Johnson played in jazz fusion supergroup, The Weather Report. July 20, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$45. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.
 

Community Events

Conversations About Death
This event will give visitors a chance to talk freely about their concerns involving death. Refreshments will be provided. The conversation is sponsored by the Bay Area's Funeral Consumers Alliance, under a grant from the Los Altos Community Foundation. July 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

Special Events

Open mic poetry with Clifford Hunt
Poet Clifford Hunt will open this evening of poetry, followed by an open mic where attendees can read their own or a favorite poet's work. July 20, 8-10 p.m. Donations appreciated. Know Knew Books, 366 State St., Los Altos.

Family and Kids

Blossom Beanstalk Summer Rummage Sale
Blossom Birth Services will hold a sale of new and gently used children's clothing, with most items priced at $2 or less. Also available will be maternity clothes, baby gear and more. July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Prices vary. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Lectures & Talks

'What makes that music sound 'Jewish'?'
Deborah Rosengaus, performing vocalist and researcher of Jewish music, will give a talk on the birth and spread of Klezmer music in Eastern Europe, its adoption of Gypsy and folk music, and other kinds of folk music. July 20, 10:30 a.m. Free. Congregation Kol Emeith, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.

Live Music

La Santa Cecilia and Los Cenzontles
La Santa Cecilia will start off Stanford Live's inaugural summer series with an afternoon of Latin-alternative music. Bay Area group Los Cenzontles ("The Mockingbirds") will open the show. July 20, 3-5 p.m. $15-$35. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
 

Concerts

Concert Program II: 'Viennese Roots'
The 'Viennese Roots' concert for the Music@Menlo festival will explore the influence of Viennese Classicism on Dvorak, with music by Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert and finishing with Dvorak's Bass Quintet. June 20, 6 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

Community Events

Connoisseurs' Marketplace
The 28th Connoisseurs' Marketplace festival will feature live music throughout downtown (including bands Aja Vu, California Blues Machine and The Megatones), a juried fine art show and a variety of crafts, chefs' demonstrations, food and drink including wines and microbrews, the Kids' Tons of Fun Zone and a display of world-class cars. July 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
 

Concerts

Prelude Performances
Popular events at the Music@Menlo summer festival, Prelude Performances will showcase young artists (ages 18 to 29) from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. July 19 and 20, 3:30 p.m. Free. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

Classes/Workshops

Cowboy Dressage clinic
Cowboy Dressage World will offer a two-day Horsemanship Clinic, with founding partner Susan Tomasini teaching foundation and intermediate levels. She will demonstrate her award-winning Cowbody Dressage Freestyle routine. July 19-20, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Prices vary. Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County, 521 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside.

On Stage

'Take Me Out'
Dragon Productions Theatre Company will perform the play "Take Me Out" by Richard Greenberg, which follows baseball star Darren as he comes out of the closet. July 11-20, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $15. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Art Galleries

'Flowers' by Charles Halleck
Bay Area artist Charles Halleck will have on display a series of color photographs of flowers, depicting a variety of flower colors and types. July 1-26, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

Lectures & Talks

Humanist Community Forum
Each Sunday, a different speaker will discuss topics such as philosophy, politics, humanism, health, relationships, history and the environment. A buffet lunch will immediately follow each talk. (complimentary for first-time visitors). See website for speakers and topics. Sundays, May 25-June 27, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Palo Alto High School Student Center (in main quad). See http://goo.gl/maps/eWMfv, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Flower Power'
Nine works by five artists -- Andy Warhol, Donald Sultan, Alex Katz, Willie Cole and Tom Wesselmann -- will focus on the popular subject of flowers. Wednesday-Sunday, June 19-July 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Space and Dimensions'
Garden Fresh restaurant will host a solo show by local artist Rachel Tirosh of mixed media paintings on canvas. June 14-July 30, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
 

Special Events

'Traveling Stitches'
Mountain View City Hall will have on display in its rotunda an exhibit of quilts made at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View called "Traveling Stitches." July 7-31, City Hall hours. Free. Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

On Stage

'The Wizard of Oz'
Los Alto Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre will perform the classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," following Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they seek to find Dorothy a way home. Thursday-Sunday, July 18-August 3, 7:30 p.m. $15 youth/senior; $20 adult. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

On Stage

'The Great Pretender'
TheatreWorks will put on a production of 'The Great Pretender' by David West Read, a hit at the company's New Works Festival about how a children's TV host deals with the death of a popular puppeteer. See website for specific dates and times. July 9-Aug. 3, 2, 7:30 or 8 p.m. $25-$68. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology and Surgery'
James Chang has incorporated Rodin's hand sculptures into his hand surgery educational program, using new technologies that scan the sculptures, create interior anatomy and allow for virtual surgery to correct the condition. The exhibition provides an interactive experience for visitors. Wednesday-Sunday, April 9-Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Family and Kids

YMCA summer camps
Summer programs at the Palo Alto YMCA are designed to keep kids physically active and mentally engaged with a variety of activities. See website for specific programs and dates. June 2-August 4, Prices vary (financial assistance available). Palo Alto Family YMCA, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto.

On Stage

'Moby Dick - Rehearsed'
Stanford Repertory Theater will put on a production of Orson Welles' blank-verse adaptation of Melville's masterpiece -- replete with the hunt, meditations on the sea and the mania of Captain Ahab. July 17-Aug. 10, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $15 student/senior; $25 general. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

Family and Kids

Heather Hill Riding Center Summer Camps
Heather Hill Camp is a fun-filled time with the HH Welsh Cobs and Ponies! Half or full day sessions. Ride every day. Riding, film making, art. June 16 to Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $100-$650 Rancho Viejo Stables in Portola Valley, 45 Ansel Lane, Portola Valley.
 

Family and Kids

Marine Science Camp
The Marine Science Institute is hosting a camp that offers hands-on activities, live animals and educational field trips including a day aboard the Marine Science Institute research vessel. Week-long camps run from June 16–Aug. 15; each day starts at 10 a.m. Registration opens Feb. 1. Starting at $375. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.

Exhibits

'The Stanford Albums'
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Act of 1864, the Cantor Arts Center will mount an exhibition of 19th-century photographer Carleton Watkins' Pacific Coast photographs, all drawn from three unbound albums in the Stanford library’s Special Collections. April 23-Aug. 17, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Stonewalled in Jerusalem'
Santa Cruz mixed media artist Sara Friedlander will have on display her visually arresting and socially focused artwork, which contemplates the Israeli/Palestinian impasse. Using original and archival images, she explores both sides and welcomes viewers' ideas about moving forward. May 16-August 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Peaches on a Tree'
An exhibit of colorful and emotional paintings by artists of Art For Well Beings, a Palo Alto art studio for people with special needs, will be on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. Tuesday-Sunday, July 1-Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

Art Galleries

'Peanuts' paintings by Tom Everhart
Peabody Fine Art Gallery will host an exclusive exhibition of works by Tom Everhart, who was permitted by Charles Schulz to paint his Peanuts comic strip characters in his own style. July 19-Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Peabody Fine Art Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.

Exhibits

'Fearless Genius'
The Computer History Museum will have on display a photography exhibit by Doug Menuz called "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000." It consists of 50 photographs documenting innovators at Apple, Leiner Perkins, Adobe and other companies. Wednesday-Sunday, July 9-September 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 general; $12 student/senior/military. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Dana Harel: Between Dreams and Nightmares'
A solo exhibition of new works by Redwood City artist Dana Harel will be on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. Organized by Laguna Art Museum, the exhibit consists of 15 mixed-media drawings of animal and human figures, reflecting the messiness of war. June 14-September 7, center hours. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

Time Machines: Clocks and Timekeeping Devices
This exhibition explores timekeeping and timekeeping devices, from the introduction of the sundial by the ancient Egyptians to the precise atomic clock. In addition to explanations of clock mechanics, the exhibit examines the role of timekeeping in early navigation and in the Industrial Revolution. April 18-September 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

Volunteers

Silicon Valley Tour de Coop preparation
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a variety of volunteer activities leading up to and during the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a bike ride between chicken coops and home gardens on September 21. Volunteer opportunities include putting up fliers and posters, doing test bike rides, organizing other small events to spread the word and staffing locations on tour day. The organization also seeks community members with chicken coops, beehives and home gardens to host stops. June-September, dates and times vary. Free. Neighbors Helping Neighbors events, various nearby locations, Palo Alto and Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China'
The exhibit "Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture" will be on display at the Krause Center for Innovation. June 23-September 26, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation, Gallery, 12345 El Monte Road, Building 4000, Los Altos Hills.
 

Religion/Spirituality

University public worship
Stanford's Memorial Church, a center of spiritual and ceremonial life at the university, is open to the public for services. Sundays, June 29-Sept. 28, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, 94305.

Exhibits

'Night, Smoke and Shadows'
This exhibition, named "Night, Smoke and Shadows: The Presence of Atmosphere in the 19th Century," includes prints, drawings and photographs by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Max Klinger, Felicien Rops and Alvin Langdon Coburn. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Artists Observe Nature'
This exhibition features about 18 prints and drawings that focus on the post-17th century impulse to study nature. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Food and Drink

Woodside Farmers' Market
The weekly market features organic fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, nuts, dried fruits, honey, olive oil, local seafood, oysters, handmade sausages, vegetarian salads and entrees, organic pasta and sauces, nut butters, vegan cheeses, jams and pickles, bakery and crafts. Sundays, April 6-Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Woodside Farmers' Market, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Exhibits

'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open on Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Classes/Workshops

For the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance. Serving Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale, it is a family-owned studio that teaches dance to children and adults at all levels of ability. Visit website to learn about specific offerings. March through December. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.

Art Galleries

'From the Ground Up'
Artists Martha Castillo and Trevlyn Williams will have new works on display at Gallery House, which are inspired by the colors, textures and light of California's natural landscapes. A reception will be held on July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. July 1-26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.