Lecture: 'Fracking: The Blue Bridge to a Green Future?'
Stanford geophysics professor Mark Zoback will give a free talk on the controversial practice of fracking (getting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing) through Stanford's Continuing Studies department. The event is at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 7, at Cubberley Auditorium in the School of Education. Go to events.stanford.edu.
Exhibit: 'Landscapes, Seascapes & Urbanscapes'
Paintings, photography, prints, drawings and other works by 26 California artists are on display through Oct. 31 at the Pacific Art League at 227 Forest Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. The free show is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go to pacificartleague.org.