■ Dance: Judith Jamison talk
Tonight (Jan. 10) at 7 p.m., Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will give a free talk at Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University. She'll be in conversation with Harry J. Elam Jr., a Stanford humanities professor and vice provost for undergraduate education. Jamison danced with Alvin Ailey's company for 15 years before being appointed artistic director in 1989. For more information, go to shc.stanford.edu.
■ Art: 'Bella Italia'
Photography from artist Carolyn Amerian's bicycle trip from Venice to Florence is featured in an exhibition called "Bella Italia" in the upstairs Norton Gallery at the Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Places captured include fishing villages along the Adriatic Coast; the back streets of Venice; and quiet farmland. The show runs through Jan. 30, open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 4. Call the gallery at 650-321-3891 or go to carolynsphotogallery.com.