Lecture: When Hollywood Ran Off With Silicon Valley
Bobby Podesta, former Pixar Studios story artist and animator and current head of creative at ToyTalk, Inc., a San Francisco start-up that blends art and technology to create family entertainment, will be giving a lecture on art and technology at Cantor Arts Center at 4:15 p.m. Cost is $25 for Cantor Arts Center Members and $30 for non-members. Drop-in attendance is offered for $30 on the day of a lecture if space is available. Payment by check or cash accepted at the door. 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Go to stanford.edu.
Books: Michael Lavigne
Author Michael Lavigne will discuss "The Wanting," a novel about an Israeli father and his daughter in the aftermath of a suicide bombing, at 7 p.m. at Books Inc. at 74 Town & Country Village. Go to booksinc.net.