■ Community: EHP Community BlockFest
The Ecumenical Hunger Program nonprofit is hosting a free community party Saturday (Aug. 13) from 1 to 5 p.m. at 2411 Pulgas Ave. in East Palo Alto. The event will include music, children's activities, food and local vendors' booths. Call 650-323-7781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to ehpcares.org.
■ Music: The Sun Kings
The Beatles cover band The Sun Kings plays a free outdoor concert on Saturday (Aug. 13) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. The event is part of the city's Twilight Concert series, which this year ends with a teen concert on Aug. 20. Go to cityofpaloalto.org.
■ Theater: New Works Festival
This weekend's (Aug. 13-14) events at TheatreWorks' New Works Festival include a reading of the futuristic musical "The Giver" (based on the book by Lois Lowry) on Saturday at noon, and a reading of the Laura Schellhardt play "Upright Grand," about a concert pianist and her father, on Sunday at 4 p.m. Events are at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Tickets are $19 for individual staged readings. Go to theatreworks.org.