■ Theater: 'Metamorphosis: Junior Year'
Performances of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre's production of the new play "Metamorphosis: Junior Year" continue today (March 10) at 4:30 p.m., with later shows planned for March 11 at 7 p.m., and March 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. The script is adapted from a young-adult book by Palo Alto author Betsy Franco. Performances are at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto; tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Call 650-463-4970 or go to cityofpaloalto.org.
■ Talk: 'The Railroad King at Court: The Stanfords in the 1870s'
Today (March 10) at 5:30 p.m., U.C. Davis art-history professor Diana Strazdes will give a free talk on the period in the life of the Stanfords, between 1870 and 1876, when Leland Stanford was redesigning his Sacramento home and building a new San Francisco mansion with European Baroque architecture. The talk is in Oak Lounge East on the second floor of Tresidder Union at Stanford University. Call 650-725-3332 or go to events.stanford.edu.