■ Author: Linda Gray Sexton
Tonight (Jan. 25) at 7 p.m., Linda Gray Sexton gives a free talk about her book "Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide." The daughter of poet Anne Sexton, the author writes about her mother's death and her efforts to escape the legacy of suicide in her family. The talk is at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321 or go to keplers.com.
■ Music: Vertavo String Quartet
The Vertavo String Quartet plays a free concert tonight (Jan. 25) at 6 p.m. at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Aimed at families, the performance is one hour. (The Norway-based quartet will play a full Stanford Lively Arts concert at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Jan. 26.) For more information, go to livelyarts.stanford.edu.