■ Music: Contemporary Music from Central and East Asia
Tonight (Feb. 11) at 8 p.m., San Francisco's New Spectrum Ensemble and other musicians including horsehead-fiddle player Urtnasan will perform new and recent works from Central and East Asia at Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University. The concert is part of the seventh annual Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for students. Call 650-725-ARTS or go to panasianmusicfestival.stanford.edu.
■ Theater: 'The Entangled Plays'
The Palo Alto Art Center at 1313 Newell Road is hosting a staged reading of new plays inspired by its current exhibition "The Nature of Entanglements." Two playwrights with the new Flying Island theater lab will present their short plays at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 11), with a reception following. Admission is free. Megan Cohen and Bennett Fisher say they're writing their plays in response to the works in the show, which include contemporary basketry and photos of Patrick Dougherty's tree sculptures. Call 650-329-2366 or go to flyingislandlab.wordpress.com.