■ Lecture: Annie Leonard
"The Story of Stuff" author Annie Leonard will speak on the damaging effects of consumerism today (Feb. 15) as part of the Peninsula Open Space Trust's Wallace Stegner Lecture series at 8 p.m. at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Tickets are $22. For more information, visit POST.
■ Artist salon: Kristine Samuelson
Documentary-film maker and professor Kristine Samuelson will show clips of her work, including in in-progress "An Abundance of Crows," about cultural interpretations of the concept of nature, today (Feb. 15) at 4:15 p.m. at The Clayman Institute, Serra House, 589 Capistrano Way, Stanford. For more information, visit Stanford Events.