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Live Music

Rengstorff Arts Festival: San Jose Taiko
San Jose Taiko will give a performance, with audience participation woven throughout, as part of the Rengstorff Arts Festival. Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

Family and Kids

Lyme Prevention Race: Tick Trailblaze
At this event held by Sasquatch Racing and the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, participants can run a 5K, 10K, half marathon or family-friendly 1K to raise awareness of Lyme disease. Attendees will enjoy beautiful views and trails and a festive post-race experience including music, massages, microbrews and family activities. Picnics are welcome. Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $35-$90; free for non-racers. Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside.

Film

Althea Gibson documentary
EPATT will share the West Coast premiere of the documentary "Althea: The Film" about women's tennis star Althea Gibson, the first African-American to cross the color line into international tennis and a champion at Wimbledon in 1957 and '58. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Aug. 2, 4-6:30 p.m. Free. Kissick Auditorium, 641 Campus Drive, Stanford.

Live Music

Canyons live at the Fireside Room
Canyons, a group from Salt Lake City that describes itself as an "aggressive folk" band, will visit the Lucie Stern Community Center to perform a set. Liam Kyle Cahill will open for Canyons. A guitar donated by Bohemian Guitars will be raffled off at the event. Aug. 2, 7 p.m. $15. Lucie Stern Community Center, Fireside Room, 1305 Middlefield Road , Palo Alto.

Sports

Tour de Peninsula 2015
The 24th annual Tour de Peninsula will provide Bay Area families with a day of fun, fitness and other activities. Cycling routes across the Peninsula are offered for all rider levels, and there will also be a barbecue and live music. Aug. 2, 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Prices vary. Coyote Point Marina, 1701 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo.

Teen Activities

Teens Exploring Code 2015
At this event for teenagers ages 13 to 19, startup founders and engineers will discuss how computer programming has influenced their careers. Attendees can also participate in workshops taught by computer science majors from top universities. No prior experience is necessary. Aug. 2, 1-5 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Film

'A Daring Journey' premiere
Eastside College Preparatory School and Concentric Media will host a free premiere of the documentary "A Daring Journey: From Immigration to Education," which follows three individuals who risked their lives to cross the border from Mexico to the U.S. Aug. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Eastside College Preparatory School, Center for the Arts, 1041 Myrtle St., East Palo Alto.

Live Music

Summer Jazz: Fred Randolph Quintet
Portola Vineyards' Summer Jazz series will continue with a show by the Fred Randolph Quartet. The winery will offer tastings of its currently released wines. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic. Aug. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. $15 adult; $4 child. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley.
 

Community Events

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Obon Festival
This free public event will allow community members to sample a wealth of cultural and carnival offerings, as well as traditional Japanese and American fare. The festival will be capped by Bon Odori circle dances at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Aug. 1, 5 p.m.; Aug. 2, noon. Free. Palo Alto Buddhist Temple, 2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto.

On Stage

'The Mountebanks'
Lyric Theatre will present a production of "The Mountebanks," a comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and composer Alfred Cellier (instead of Gilbert's usual partner Sir Arthur Sullivan) about a group of thieves and a magic potion. The performances will be semi-staged with orchestra. Aug. 1, 8 p.m.; Aug. 2, 2 p.m. $26 adult; $10 youth. Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

On Stage

'Into the Woods'
Peninsula Youth Theatre will next present a fully staged production of the whimsical Steven Sondheim musical "Into the Woods," a fairy tale with something for both kids and adults to enjoy. July 25-Aug. 2, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. $22 adult; $18 senior, child age 12 or under. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

On Stage

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre will team up for a production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," a musical about an inventor, his children and an upper-class woman and their efforts to save a magical race car. See website for specific dates. July 17-Aug. 2, Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $20 adult; $15 youth, senior. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

On Stage

'Triangle'
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will launch its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of "Triangle," a contemporary musical about parallel romances that transpire a century apart. See website for specific dates and times. July 8-Aug. 2. $19-$74. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Art Galleries

'Life Lines'
Fine art photographer and digital artist Jeanne Gadol of Portola Valley will celebrate the diverse and beautiful patterns, rhythms and textures of life in the show "Life Lines." Wednesday-Sunday, July 1-Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City.
 

Exhibits

'Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor'
Made possible through a gift from the Kayden family, this exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center includes 56 works by the 20th-century American artist Jacob Lawrence, and one by his wife, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence. Lawrence is known for his efforts in capturing the African-American experience. Wednesday-Monday, April 1-Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'American Battleground'
In "American Battleground: Photographs of the Civil War, 1861-1865," the Cantor Arts Center examines the then-emerging medium of photography in the U.S. and how it was used to document the conflict. Wednesday-Monday, March 25-Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Sports

United States Pony Club Championships 2015
United States Pony Club Championships West 2015 will welcome 150 competitors from throughout the Western States to compete in many equestrian disciplines. Sunday-Wednesday, Aug. 2-5. Free. Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sandhill Road, Woodside.
 

Concerts

Stanford Jazz Festival 2015
The Stanford Jazz Festival will return this summer with 34 concerts featuring a plethora of acclaimed jazz performers, including Allison Miller, Victor Lin, James Farm, Taylor Eigsti and others. See website for specific dates, times and pricing. June 19-Aug. 8. Prices vary. Stanford University venues, including Bing Concert Hall and Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford.

On Stage

'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum'
Foothill Music Theatre will present a production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," a fast-paced musical comedy set in Rome, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. July 23-Aug. 9, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $12-$32. Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

On Stage

'Hay Fever'
For the main stage production of its 17th annual summer festival, Stanford Repertory Theater will perform "Hay Fever," Noel Coward's witty comedy about family life. July 16-Aug. 9, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $25 general; $15 student, senior, unemployed. Memorial Auditorium, Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Plus One: Pop Duplications'
The exhibit "Plus One: Pop Duplications" focuses on the emergence of Pop Art, looking at how American artists in the early 1960s used popular imagery, commercial signage and product design as sources and inspiration for their work. Wednesday-Monday, April 8-Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Bravo!: Music and Theater in Enlightenment Europe'
The Cantor Arts Center has collected prints and drawings that probe the 18th-century realms of music and drama for an exhibit entitled "Bravo!: Music and Theater in Enlightenment Europe." Wednesday-Monday, March 25-Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Teen Activities

2015 Palo Alto Youth Council applications
The Palo Alto Youth Council is a group of 15 to 20 dedicated youth ambassadors to the City Council, with the goal of building connections between teens and the greater Palo Alto community. Visit the website to learn more. The application deadline is Aug. 21. Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto .

Art Galleries

'Out of the Blue'
Gallery House will showcase abstract paintings by Charlotte Coqui and Wendy Fitzgerald in an exhibit called "Out of the Blue." On July 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a public reception. July 28-Aug. 22, 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

'Angles, Lines and Curves'
Filoli has on display an exhibit called "Angles, Lines and Curves - Architecture of the World," a collection of photographs that captures the aesthetics, values and lifestyles of cultures through architecture. June 16-Aug. 23, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $18 adult; $15 senior (age 65 and older); $8 child (ages 5-17); free for members. Filoli, Visitor and Education Center, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.
 

Exhibits

'500 Years of Italian Master Drawings'
The Cantor Arts Center presents almost 100 rarely seen drawings from the 15th to the 20th century in the exhibit "500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Museum." Wednesday-Monday, May 22-Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Baylands Paintings by Bob Schick and Friends'
The Environmental Volunteers Art Gallery will welcome a new installation of works by curator by Bob Schick and his students. The pieces present themes from the Palo Alto Baylands in different media. On July 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., there will be a reception with the artists. May 30-Aug. 28, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers, Art Gallery, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

Art in Action student work exhibit
The East Palo Alto Library is hosting a summer-long exhibit of work by kindergarten through second-grade students who participated in Art in Action programs at East Palo Alto Charter School and Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park. June 2-Aug. 28, library hours. Free. East Palo Alto Library, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto.
 

Art Galleries

Rengstorff Arts Festival
The Rengstorff House will offer a month-long show with fine art by local artists including works in watercolor, oil, glass and photography. A juried student art from the Community School of Music and Arts Art4Schools program will be featured. Aug. 2-30, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Free. Rengstorff House, 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

Exhibits

'Home Grown: Walter Robinson'
The exhibit "Home Grown: Walter Robinson" will share paintings and sculptures -- made by Walter Robinson over the last 10 years -- that play with high-gloss colors, scale and common cultural imagery. June 20-Aug. 30, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 9 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

Volunteers

Greeter and peer counselor recruitment
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is recruiting new peer counselors and greeters to help with its programs and services during Community Outreach events held from April to June and September to November. The organization seeks working or retired professionals, as well those with no experience, who are emotionally stable. The time commitment is about two to four hours per month. Training will be provided. March-August. Free. Location varies, Palo Alto and Mountain View, .

Exhibits

'Edith Sommer: An Artist's Retrospective'
This exhibit entitled "Edith Sommer: An Artist's Retrospective" will share some of the jewelry, textile and mixed-media creations of the late Edith Sommer, a longtime Palo Alto artist involved in the creation of Gallery House in 1958. An opening reception will be held on June 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. June 26-Sept. 26, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, Studio Gallery, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

Summer Garden Sculpture Exhibit
Throughout the summer, Filoli is holding its second sculpture exhibit with a number of works by local artists. Visitors can tour the exhibit on their own using a guide and map, or they can make reservations for a Guided Walk. June 3-Sept. 13, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $18 adult; $15 senior (age 65 and older); $8 child (ages 5-17); free for members. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.

Teen Activities

Teen Library Advisory Board applications
Palo Alto Library is currently recruiting teens for its Teen Library Advisory Board (T-LAB). The opportunity allows students in grades 8 to 12 to help the library with its Teen Zone, generate programming ideas, offer book suggestions and more, as well as earn community service hours. Applications are due by Sept. 15. Aug. 1-Sept. 15. Free. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'On You: A Story of Wearable Computing'
The Computer History Museum is hosting a traveling exhibition by the Georgia Institute of Technology called "On You: A Story of Wearable Computing," which examines the problems engineers needed to solve to make wearable technology viable and user-friendly. Tuesday-Sunday, June 30-Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular admission prices. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
 

Exhibits

'O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, Toomer, and Modernism'
The Cantor Arts Center puzzles out the relationships -- aesthetic and romantic -- between Georgia O'Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz and Harlem Renaissance writer Jean Toomer in the exhibit "O'Keeffe, Stieglitz, Toomer, and Modernism." Wednesday-Monday, May 6-Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Reflect + Create'
The Los Altos History Museum is offering an exhibit called "Reflect + Create: Where Art and History Intersect," which looks at how artists, makers and creators from the community have taken inspiration from items in the museum's collection. Thursday-Sunday, May 7-Sept. 30, noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Exhibits

'Fatal Laughs: The Art of Robert Arneson'
The Cantor Arts Center will host an exhibit of unconventional clay sculptures by Robert Arneson, who frequently used himself as a subject throughout his more-than-40-year career. Wednesday-Monday, through Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Word as Image'
This Cantor Arts Center installation of prints and drawings entitled "Word as Image: Highlights from the Marmor Collection" examines how modern and contemporary artists have used and featured words in their work. Wednesday-Monday, July 1-Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Sports

Palo 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.

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.