This weekend's events (Aug. 14-15)


■ Greek music: Fotia

The Bay Area band Fotia plays a free concert of traditional and contemporary Greek music on Saturday (Aug. 14) in Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. The performance is part of the city's Twilight Concert Series, and runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Go to cityofpaloalto.org.

■ Author: Mark Elkin

Mark Elkin, writer of the children's book "Samuel's Baby," makes a free appearance at 11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 14) at Books Inc., 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. The book is about "a kindergarten class with baby fever," according to a press release. Go to booksinc.net.

■ Music: Ancient Future

The two-person band Ancient Future (Matthew Montfort and Arshad Syed) gives a Celtic raga performance at 6 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 15). The event is at Junnoon Restaurant, 150 University Ave., Palo Alto; there is no cover for restaurant customers. Montfort is a world guitar player, while Syed focuses on the tabla drum. Reservations are recommended. Call 650-329-9644 or go to ancient-future.com.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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