This weekend's events (April 9-10)


■ Music: Luciano Chessa

Italian composer Luciano Chessa, a performer on many instruments including the Vietnamese dan bau, will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday (April 9) at Menlo-Atherton High School's performing-arts center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. The concert is the first event held by the new Menlo-Atherton Academy of Contemporary Music. Tickets are $10 general, free for Sequoia Union High School District students and faculty/staff, and $5 for other students. Go to maacmusic.org.

■ Music: 'DIY Musical Instrument Tailgate Party'

As part of the many events at Stanford University with visiting composer/inventor/sound sculptor Trimpin, a "DIY Musical Instrument Tailgate Party" is planned for Sunday (April 10) from noon to 4 p.m. in White Plaza. Trimpin will be "grand marshal" of the event, demonstrating some instruments he designed and mingling with the other instrument designers. Go to events.stanford.edu.

■ Author: Kelley Armstrong

Young-adult author Kelley Armstrong gives a talk about her paranormal-themed book "The Gathering" at 4 p.m. Sunday (April 10). The event is at Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Audience members must buy a $10 gift card or a copy of the book (members of the store's Literary Circle get in free). Call 650-324-4321 or go to keplers.com.

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