■ Theater: 'Lord of the Flies'
Today (May 19), the Palo Alto Children's Theatre opens its production of "Lord of the Flies" at 1305 Middlefield Road. The show runs through May 28, with performances at 7 p.m. May 19-21, 27 and 28; 2 p.m. May 21 and 28; and 4:30 p.m. May 26. Tickets are $12 general and $8 for children. Call 650-463-4970 or go to cityofpaloalto.org.
■ Author: Elaine Tyler May
Elaine Tyler May gives a free talk tomorrow (May 19) about her book "America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation." The event is at 5:30 p.m. today (May 19) in the Terrace Room on the fourth floor of Margaret Jacks Hall at Stanford University. Call 650-725-1477 or go to events.stanford.edu.