View by subject• Art Galleries
• Community Events
• Family and Kids
• Food and Drink
• Live Music
• On Stage
• Research Subjects
• Special Events
• Support Groups
• Lectures & Talks
• Teen Activities
Lectures & TalksJanie Chang: 'Three Souls'
Author Janie Chang will discuss her newest book, "Three Souls," about the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who in 1935 China watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. March 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Lectures & Talks"Meet the Nexpert Makers" Panel
The next generation of recent Stanford Product Realization Lab graduates — the Nexpert Makers — will share their triumphs, tribulations and telescopic views of the future with SilverLake Kraftwerk Managing Director Adam Grosser. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. The Atrium, Peterson Building (550), 416 Escondido Mall, Stanford.
ConcertsPresidio String Trio
Presidio String Trio performs original, modern music by CSMA faculty members Zach Pfeifer and Daniel Wood. March 6, 7-8 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
SeniorsAre You Good To Go?
Jen Harris from the Funeral Education Foundation will give an informative overview of options for funeral planning and answer questions. March 6, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
Lectures & TalksDistinguished Speaker Event: A Conversation with Lynn Nottage
A moderated conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and Stanford Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Harry Elam. March 6, 4-5 p.m. Free Pigott Theater in Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Film'Eleanor Roosevelt: Close To Home' Film Viewing
Stanford's Graduate School of Education and Camera As Witness present "Eleanor Roosevelt: Close To Home," a 16 minute film focusing on Roosevelt's advocacy for social justice and racial equality. March 6, 7-9 p.m. Free. Stanford Bechtel International Center, 584 Capistrano Way, Stanford.
Lectures & TalksJonathan Franzen in Conversation with Robert Hass
Author of the novels "The Corrections" and "Freedom," Jonathan Franzen will speak with UC Berkley professor Robert Hass about their mutual interest in birding and how nature provides inspiration for literary work. March 6, 8 p.m. $22. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Family and KidsOpen House at St. Stephen Lutheran School
St. Stephen Lutheran School will be holding its Open House on March 6, an opportunity to meet staff, students and parents. This year, students will be presenting "Westward Expansion — a Living Museum Night." March 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. St. Stephen Lutheran School, 320 Moorpark Way , Mountain View.
Family and KidsZimbabwe Poetry Slam
The Zimbabwe Poetry Slam will get things warmed up for the 15th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair. The poetry slam is presented by Ellen Clark, and the puppeteers are the children of Peter and Stephanie MacKenzie. March 6, 7-9 p.m. Free (donations appreciated). Know Knew Books, 366 State St., Los Altos.
Classes/Workshops'U Thaw' Appetizers Coooking Class
Learn how to thaw and go with appetizers made weeks in advance then stored in the freezer until they're ready to be served. March 6, 6:30-9 p.m. $50. Palo Alto Adult School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Lectures & Talks'What is Family, What are Strangers?' Lecture
Larissa MacFarquhar will tell the story of a husband and wife who have two biological children and have adopted 20 special-needs children during this lecture, hosted by the Stanford Center for Ethics In Society. MacFarquhar has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. March 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Cemex Auditorium, 641 Knight Way, Stanford.
Classes/WorkshopsParenting Program: Risky Behaviors and Wise Decisions
Helping children and teenagers make wise decisions and recognize the consequences of risky behaviors is the focus of this workshop. Sponsored by Parents Place and the Parents Club of Palo Alto/Menlo Park. March 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Free Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Family and KidsToddlers on the Farm at Hidden Villa
In this three-part series, kids ages 1.5 to 3.5 and their parents/caregivers can bury their hands in sheep wool or throw corn to the chickens. Offered rain or shine. March 6, 3-4 p.m. $65 adult and first child. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills.
Community Events'The Struggle to Forgive' Conversation
Lifetree Cafe Menlo Park hosts an hour-long conversation discussing how to heal and forgive after being wronged. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be served. March 5, 7-8 p.m.; March 6, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Free. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Art GalleriesAnita Seipp Gallery Exhibition
Photos from the "March of the Living" by Raphael Shevelev and Holocaust Responses: Artwork by Lola Fraknoi and Ewa Gavrielov will be on display at Castilleja School's Anita Seipp Gallery. A closing reception for the artists will be held March 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit is on display from Feb. 4-March 8, every day except Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Castilleja School Anita Seipp Gllery, 1310 Bryant St., Palo Alto .
On Stage'Fiddler on the Roof' Musical
Priory Theater presents "Fiddler on the Roof," a journey to the village of Anatevka with brilliant characters, great songs and a celebration of tradition, love, sorrow, joy and family. March 6-8 at 7-9:30 p.m., March 9 at 2 p.m. $5 student; $15 adult. Woodside Priory School- Rothrock Performance Hall, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
On Stage'Little Shop of Horrors' Musical
Foothill Music Theatre and Foothill Theatre Arts present the rock musical comedy, "Little Shop of Horrors," in which a down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving. Feb. 20-March 9, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. $13-28. Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Classes/WorkshopsSustainable Home Vegetable Gardening
Learn from UCCE Master Gardeners how to establish a successful and environmentally responsible food garden that provides vegetables and herbs every month of the year. Emphasis on sustainable gardening. Meets every Tuesday from Feb. 4 to March 11, 7-9 p.m. Register online at www.paadultschool.org or by calling 650-329-3752. $84. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
ExhibitsMixed Media Exhibit
This mixed media exhibit shows artist Rona Foster's portrayal of landscapes and other nature-related subjects. Available to view during restaurant's open hours. Jan. 8-March 11, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
Lectures & TalksOcean Cruising
Maureen Jones of All Horizons Travel will talk about two cruises: 11 days in the Mediterranean and 14 days in Australia and New Zealand. March 11, 7-8 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
On Stage'Catch Me If You Can' Musical
Mountain View High School presents "Catch Me If You Can", a musical based on the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A live pit orchestra will back the performers. March 6-8 and 13-15, 7-9 p.m. $15 general; $10 youth; $2 infant. Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View.
Film'Flesh and Metal' on Film
A variety of films by or about artists featured in the Cantor Art Center exhibit "Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art" will run continuously concurrent with the exhibition. Ongoing every day from Nov. until March 16. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Free. Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford .
Art Galleries'Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art'
Artists in the first half of the 20th century involved in movements such as Constructivism, Purism and Precisionism found beauty in the machine aesthetic, while proponents of Dadaism and Surrealism embraced chance, accident and the unconscious as new paths to creativity. Nov. 13-March 16, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Classes/WorkshopsMemoir Classes at Deborah's Palm
Using place, space, time and biography, writers can discover their own voice in the "Life stories, memoir, family history" class taught by Phyllis Butler, local author, feature writer and columnist. March 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $50 for 4 weeks Deborah's Palm, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsPre-Ballet and Tap Dance Class
This City of Menlo Park dance class combines pre-ballet and tap basics for children and teens. Ballet and tap shoes are required. Parents are welcome to join the last class. Jan. 9-March 27, Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. $148/$198. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsPersian & Central Asian Dance Class
This Persian and Central Asian dance class (for ages 16+) will feature classical miniature and regional folkloric Persian dances fused with the instructor’s background in yoga, flamenco, whirling and Odissi Indian styles. Jan. 6-March 29, Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. $159 residents; $213 non-residents; $15 drop-in. Arrillaga Family Rec Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Art Galleries'Embracing Space' Paintings
Paintings by Kyoko Fischer and Sydell Lewis will be shown March 4 to 29. An artist's reception will be held Friday, March 7, 6 to 9 p.m. Artists talks will begin at 7:15 p.m. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
On Stage'Once on This Island'
TheatreWorks presents the Tony Award-nominated musical "Once on This Island." March 5-30, 2 p.m., 7:30 or 8 p.m. $19-$73. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Watercolor Travels' by Mark Garner
“Watercolor Travels – Near ... and Far” by Palo Alto artist Mark Garner, is on display at Gallery 9, featuring watercolor paintings based on adventures both nationally and internationally. An opening reception will be held Sunday, March 9, 3-6 p.m. March 4-30, Tues.-Sat., 11-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Community EventsPalo Alto Tennis Club French Open Tournament
Registration is now open for the Palo Alto Tennis Club's "French Open" tournament to be held at Rinconada Park. Men's singles/doubles, women's doubles, mixed doubles. French food will be served. Register online at patc.wildapricot.org/events. March 30, matches throughout the day. $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Rd., Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Her Story': Prints by Elizabeth Murray
This show of 42 prints from Elizabeth Murray presents all of the artist’s editioned works created with Universal Limited Art Editions, a fine art print publisher established in 1957 by Tatyana Grosman. Jan. 22-March 30, every day except Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Imagined Spaces and Paintings' by Ernest Regua
This exhibition will display artist Ernest Regua's abstract work at the museum from Feb. 7 until March 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Art Galleries'Asian Fusion' collection
Linda Salter's exhibit features her recent exploration of Chinese art, with brush painting pieces mounted on scrolls as well as others framed in Western style. March 1-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Taught by Paul Sibcy, founder of Pathways to Self Healing. Appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators. Feb. 6 to April 3, 7-8 p.m. by donation Pathways to Self Healing, 4153 El Camino Way, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsBoomer Stability Ball Blast Class
This fitness class aims to will strengthen core muscles, improve posture and alignment and burn fat using stability balls. By registration only. Jan. 14-April 4, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $165 one time weekly; $265 bi-weekly. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Health'Living Strong Living Well' YMCA Program
This 12-week small group-program is designed for recent adult cancers survivors who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Registration is required. Jan. 21-April 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Family YMCA, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Pencils Down' Exhibit
This exhibition that explores the creative potential and artistic possibilities of graphite. Transcending the possibilities of the medium of drawings alone, the exhibition showcases new applications of graphite as a material of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Until April 13, Center hours. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
AuditionsEl Camino Youth Symphony Auditions
ECYS is holding new member auditions for the 2014-15 season. ECYS offers six different orchestras as well as opportunities in chamber music for musicians of all levels. Interested applicants, ages 6-18, with at least one year of private lessons are encouraged to apply. Auditions in March/April 2014. $25 audition fee. To be determined, To be determined, Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesJim Dine and Claes Oldenburg Exhibit
Jim Dine and Claes Oldenburg are two American artists who depict every day objects in various ways; 20 of their prints will be on display. Ongoing from Dec. 11 to April 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ExhibitsArt at the Atheron Library
The work of local artist Alan VanEss is on display at the Atherton Library. VanEss's work features colorful perspectives of homes in the Atherton community, bringing together home architecture and landscape. Through April, Library hours. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
Art Galleries'The Honest Landscape': Photographs by Peter Henry Emerson
Peter Henry Emerson began taking photographs in 1882 in England and soon became an outspoken advocate for fine art photography. This installation presents a selection of Emerson's platinum prints and photogravures featuring the English and Irish countryside. Will be on display Wednesday-Sunday from Nov. 27 until May 4, 2014. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art Galleries'Royal Image: Portraits, Satires, and Life at Court'
The 16 prints and drawings featured in this installation demonstrate how artists depicted European royalty and courtly culture between the 15th and 18th centuries. Works on view include etchings by Romeyn de Hooghe, who created pointed political satires. Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 27-May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Conversation Pieces' Exhibiit
This exhibit contains four pairings of works on paper: human figures, botanical still lifes, nature studies and artists' portraits; it will be on display until May 11. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'The Circle of the Sun' Exhibit
This exhibit of manuscripts from Stanford's collections examines the secular aspects of medieval and early modern European culture: the liberal arts; the rise of professions in law, medicine and commerce; and the emergence of scholastic philosophy, history, vernacular literature, and renaissance humanism. Feb. 25- June 15, 12-6 p.m. Free. Peterson Gallery & Munger Rotunda, Green Library, Bing Wing, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford.
Family and KidsMarine 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.
ExhibitsWithin and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display from Feb. 19 until Dec. 14. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Classes/WorkshopsClasses at For the Love of Dance
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 the website to learn about specific offerings. March through December. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.