■ Theater: Stegner Shorts on Stage
The Word for Word Performing Arts Company on Saturday (Feb. 26) presents staged readings of short stories and poems written by Stegner fellows in Stanford University's Creative Writing Program. The event begins at 8 p.m. in Dinkelspiel Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $20 general and $10 for Stanford students. Go to events.stanford.edu.
■ Music: Local musicians
Three singer/songwriters with local ties are performing on Saturday (Feb. 26) at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Stanford graduate Chris Ayer is performing with Gunn High School graduates Matt Simons and Morgan Holland; all play various instruments and have a folk-rock/pop sound. Admission is $10 general and $5 for students. Go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Symposium: Darwin Day
On Sunday (Feb. 27) starting at 1 p.m., Stanford University's human-biology program hosts a series of free short talks on Charles Darwin in the Geology Corner auditorium, Main Quad building 320, Room 105. Scheduled symposium speakers include Steve Palumbi, director of Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station; and marine sciences professor Harold A. Miller. Go to sites.google.com.