This weekend's events (April 23-24)


■ Theater: 'Altar Boyz'

This Saturday (April 23) is opening night at 8 p.m. for Palo Alto Players' production of "Altar Boyz," a musical about a fictional Catholic boy band. The show is at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, Thursday through Sunday through May 8. Tickets are $32-$34. Call 650-329-0891 or go to paplayers.org.

■ Books: 'A Company of Authors'

A host of Stanford authors with newly published books will discuss and sign their works at a free event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 23) at the Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa St. The authors include Jack Rakove, Ian Morris, Herbert Lindenburger, Karen Wigen, Cynthia Haven, Susan Krieger and Charlotte Jacobs. Go to events.stanford.edu.

■ Photography: 'Suspended in the Present'

Photographer Joahnna Rivera is showing her images of dancers in performance at Gallery House, 320 California Ave., Palo Alto. The free show opens Sunday (April 24) and is up through April 30, open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 11 to 8, and Sundays from 11 to 3. Rivera is a dancer and choreographer. Go to galleryhouse2.com.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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