■ Lecture: Summer Science Talks
In the first in a series of four free outdoor science talks, Thomas Jaramillo, a Stanford assistant professor of chemical engineering, will speak at 7 p.m. tonight (June 16) about converting solar energy into fuel. The talks will be on the lawn adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University; the series runs through July 28. For details, go to continuingstudies.stanford.edu.
■ Music: Lavay Smith
Kicking off the free weekly outdoor concert series at Stanford Shopping Center, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers perform tonight (June 16) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Clock Tower Plaza near Neiman Marcus. The series runs through Aug. 18; go to sfjazz.org.