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Concerts'At the Opera II'
The New Esterhazy Quartet -- voted "Best Chamber Music Performers" by San Francisco Classical Voice -- will play excerpts from two "Don Giovanni" operas: the Overture and well-known arias from Mozart's (Prague, October 1787) and music from Gazzaniga's (Venice, February 1787), in arrangements for string quartet. Nov. 29, 4 p.m. $25 general; discounts for seniors and students. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsTACO Holiday Sing-Along
The Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) will hold a free public sing-along event, with a program including a medley from "Frozen," Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and some popular holiday tunes. Lyrics will be provided, and all ages are welcome. TACO is a nonprofit sponsored by the Los Altos Community Foundation. Nov. 29, 4-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Food and DrinkAutumn Spice Week
Shoreline Lake's annual Autumn Spice Week and Beaujolais Noveau Celebration will highlight spices and their unique qualities and offer seasonal items -- including pastries, beverages, savory items and more -- during this week only. Nov. 23-29, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Art Galleries'William Iaculla: American Iconoclast'
The Branner Spangenberg Gallery is hosting a retrospective show of work by Palo Alto artist William Iaculla, pulling from his 65 years of sculpture, painting, printmaking and drawing. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 17-Nov. 29, 1-4 p.m. Free. Branner Spangenberg Gallery, 275A Linden St., Redwood City.
Art Galleries'Colorful Personality'
Gallery 9 has on display the photography of Lisa Carpenter and the sculpture and functional art of Rachel Tirosh in "Colorful Personality." Nov. 3-29, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Exhibits'ONE TREE' photography exhibit
The Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter currently has on display a photography exhibit by Nancy Mueller and her granddaughter Tinsley Rollins called "ONE TREE," which presents a study of eucalyptus in the Palo Alto Baylands. On Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m., there will be a free public reception with the artists, with hor d'oeuvres and drinks. Aug. 30-Nov. 30, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter , 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersHoliday Traditions at Filoli
During this nine-day fundraising event, the estate at Filoli will be transformed into a holiday showcase, offering decorations and merchandise. There will also be entertainment provided by local choral and performing groups and Bay Area musicians. See the website for more info, the schedule and ticket availability. Nov. 27-Dec. 5. Prices vary. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.
Art Galleries'Wild Things'
In the exhibit "Wild Things," nationally known artist Rita Sklar will share her recent water-media paintings portraying vanishing birds and other wildlife from the Bay Area and beyond. Oct. 13-Dec. 7, center hours. Free. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Film'Stranger Stories: Documentaries by Stanford Students'
This Cantor Arts Center exhibit presents documentary film shorts by first- and second-year MFA students that capture the lives of two kinds of strangers: the ones seen everyday and those far geographically removed. Sept. 30-Dec. 7, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Rough Around the Edges'
The exhibit "Rough Around the Edges: Inspirations in Paper" presents the work of Ronni Jolles, who uses layered paper, acrylic paint and sealants to create dimensional painting-like pieces. See website for daily schedule. Aug. 26-Dec. 7. Free. Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex and Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersNativity School Christmas Tree Lot
Held since 1998, this holiday fundraiser, benefiting the educational and extracurricular programs at Nativity School, will provide quality Christmas trees shipped from Oregon, including Fraser, Douglas, and Grand and Noble firs. Delivery and flameproofing are available. See the website for the lot's hours. Tuesday-Sunday, Nov. 27-Dec. 12. Prices vary. Nativity School, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park.
Dragon Productions will next present "Sunlight," a drama by Sharr White about a 9/11 survivor who is caught between her father, a liberal university president, and her husband, a conservative law school dean. There will be no show on Thanksgiving. Nov. 20-Dec. 13, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $35 general; $27 senior, student. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City.
The new fall exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center, called Front Yard/Backstreet," will encourage visitors to reconsider their relationships with the places they live, work and play. Themes will include mapping, sustainability, landscape and population. Sept. 19-Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'Man of La Mancha'
The Los Altos Stage Company will take audiences on a journey with the renowned knight errant Don Quixote in the play-within-a-play and classic musical, "Man of La Mancha." There will be no shows on Nov. 25 and 26 and Dec. 9. Nov. 19-Dec. 19, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
The 43 artists of the Gallery House cooperative will kick off the holiday season with the show "Artful," sharing their original work. On Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m., there will be a reception. Nov. 17-Dec. 24, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Women's Power to Stop War'
Celebrating the centennial of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), this exhibit will share the history of its founding in 1915 by Nobel Peace Prize winners Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balchand, the local branch's establishment in 1922, and the "Raging Grannies." Nov. 12-Dec. 24, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Religion/SpiritualityUniversity Public Worship at Stanford
Stanford University's Memorial Church, historically a center of spiritual and ceremonial life at the school, offers weekly services that are open to the public. Sundays, Sept. 6-Dec. 27, 10-11 a.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
SportsPalo Alto Tennis Club
The Palo Alto Tennis Club is now seeking new members. In addition to regular play, the club organizes tournaments and weekly clinics and lessons. Visit the website for registration info. Sundays, Feb. 14-Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-noon. $50 one-year membership; $4 non-member drop-in. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
SportsRinconada Masters Swim Club
This Palo Alto-based group welcomes adults over 21 who want to make swimming a part of their healthy lifestyle. The flexible schedule includes 12 workouts per week, as well as optional social events, local swim meets and opportunities for stroke advice from experienced coaches. A Swim4Fitness program for learners is also offered. See website for more info. Sept. 1-Dec. 31. $80 per month. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Oil Paintings of Christmas, Stories of Santa'
Peabody Fine Art Gallery in Menlo Park has on display an exhibit called "Oil Paintings of Christmas, Stories of Santa," which is composed of paintings by artist Riki R. Nelson that are inspired by antique Christmas ornaments and the artist's original holiday stories. Nov. 23-Jan. 1, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free. Peabody Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College Winter Quarter Registration
Winter Quarter registration at Foothill College begins on Nov. 18, and courses will meet from Jan. 4 to March 25. A full class schedule and registration instructions are available on the website. There is no application fee. Nov. 18-Jan. 3, 12:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m. $31 per unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Exhibits'Stefano Della Bella: Capriccio and Fantasy'
This exhibit features a selection of eye-catching etchings from the 1640s by the Florentine artist Stefano Della Bella, who worked during a period when prints were collected avidly by Europeans. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 26-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Composed of 15 drawings by Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the Cantor Arts Center exhibit "Piranesi's Paestem: Master Drawings Uncovered" features the artist's largest body of work focused on a single location. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 19-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
This Cantor Art Center exhibit explores the idea and practice of empathy in art ranging from Christian paintings to photography from the Civil Rights era. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 12-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art Galleries'Splendid Peacocks'
The exhibit at Cafe Borrone "Splendid Peacocks" will feature the newest work of local artist Flo de Bretagne. Nov. 23-Jan. 10, regular cafe hours. Free. Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Exhibits'25 Years at the Museum of American Heritage'
This exhibit will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Museum of American Heritage, tracing its history from its opening on Alma Street to its current home at the Williams Property and highlighting memorable exhibits along the way. Friday-Sunday, April 17-Jan. 17, 2016, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Artists at Work'
This major exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center seeks to demystify the artistic process through a selection of 70 works from the museum's collection, including pieces by Edouard Manet, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Hart Benton and Richard Serra. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed'
This exhibition shares the Cantor Arts Center's recent acquisition of 29 sketchbooks of renowned Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn -- books never before studied or on view publicly that contain more than 1,000 drawings. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Edward Hopper: New York Corner'
The Cantor Arts Center celebrates the major acquisition of Edward Hopper's seminal painting "New York Corner" with an exhibition with pieces preceding or contemporary to the work, centering on themes of modern urban life and realism. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Warriors, Courtiers, and Saints'
The Cantor Art Center's exhibit "Warriors, Courtiers, and Saints: The Etchings of Jacques Callot" examines the 17th-century French artist's experimental work in the medium of printmaking. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 26-Feb. 15, 2016, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
This diverse exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center -- composed of around 50 photographs, prints, artist books and historical ephemera -- captures the loss of those made missing by time, death, disaster, politics or artistic composition. Wednesday-Monday, Nov. 11-March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
This Anderson Collection exhibit will include drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture by Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox, two Stanford University graduates whose work investigates process, material manipulation and chance. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Classes/WorkshopsAdult School Winter/Spring Classes Registration
Registration for Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Winter and Spring classes will begin on Friday, Nov. 20. The winter session will run from Jan. 4 to March 18, and the spring session from March 21 to June 3. Visit the website or call for more info. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
The Los Altos History Museum has a new exhibit called "Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive," which provides a multicultural look at how communities remember their ancestors. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 29-April 17, noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Religion/SpiritualityJ.Studio at Congregation Kol Emeth
This new Jewish education program for children in kindergarten through third grade will offer four sessions throughout the 2015-16 school year. At the weekly meetings, students will explore themes through art, music, games, storytelling and a family Havdalah. See website for specific dates and pricing. Sundays, Sept. 20-May 15. Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.
The exhibit "Showing Off: Identity and Display in Asian Costume" at the Cantor Arts Center looks at how costumes and other objects of personal adornment were used as forms of identification from the late 18th century to the present. Oct. 14-May 23, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
DanceFor the Love of Dance classes
A family-owned studio, For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance to students, beginning at age 2 up through adults, from Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale. Visit the website to learn about specific offerings. October through June. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.
Exhibits'Mining the Ancient'
The Cantor Arts Center exhibit "Mining the Ancient" showcases the work of six contemporary artists who draw inspiration for their work and sculptural practices from ancient sources. Oct. 14-Aug. 29, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Food and DrinkFacebook Certified Farmers' Market
Facebook has partnered with West Coast Farmers' Markets and the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce to hold a year-round farmers market, offering produce from up to 30 vendors, live entertainment, food trucks and a children's area. Sundays, year-round, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Facebook Parking Lot, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park.
Art GalleriesPaintings by Naomi Mindelzun
Gallery 9 Los Altos has on display selected works by Palo Alto artist Naomi Mindelzun. Her pieces use a variety of surfaces and materials to capture organic structures that inspire her. Sept. 29-Oct. 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.