This weekend's events (Oct. 8-9)


• Exhibit: 'Shaped By Water: Past, Present & Future'

On Saturday (Oct. 8) at noon, the Los Altos History Museum will open its new exhibit, which focuses on the role that water played in shaping the Santa Clara Valley -- and how residents' usage of water may shape the area's future. The show of artifacts, photographs, maps and artwork will be up through April 22, open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., at 51 S. San Antonio Road in Los Altos. Go to losaltoshistory.org.

• Lecture: 'Rodin and the Americans'

Bernard Barryte, curator of European art at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, and Rutgers University emerita art-history professor Roberta Tarbell will give a free talk on Sunday (Oct. 9) at 1 p.m. on the museum's new exhibition of works by American artists who were influenced by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Barryte will focus on Rodin's life, works and reputation, while Tarbell will speak on the American artists. Museum admission is also free. Go to events.stanford.edu.

• Music: The Atlantis Trio

On Sunday (Oct. 9) at 2 p.m., The Atlantis Trio (pianist Helene Wickett, violinist Alexander Aisenberg and cellist Dahna Rudin) is scheduled to perform classic and contemporary chamber music at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The program is: Schubert's B-flat Piano Trio, the Shostakovich Piano Trio and "Cafe Music" by Paul Schoenfield. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students and JCC members in advance, and $18 at the door. Go to paloaltojcc.org.

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