■ Author: Tina Wasserman
Tonight (March 24) at 7:30 p.m., cooking instructor Tina Wasserman gives a talk on her book "Entree to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora." She is the owner of a Dallas cooking school and will speak on food in such countries as Spain, India and Russia. The event is at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Admission is $15 general and $10 for JCC members. Call 650-223-8618 or go to paloaltojcc.org.
■ Art: Cantor Arts Center
Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center is open late on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Current exhibitions include photographs by Helen Levitt and Leo Rubinfien, New Testament drawings by Domenico Tiepolo, and a scientific look at what colors Greco-Roman statuary might have actually been. For more information, call 650-723-4177 or go to museum.stanford.edu.