This weekend's events (Oct. 22-23)


• Music: Miri Ben-Ari

Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari, who mixes classical music with hip-hop, jazz and R&B, performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The Grammy award winner has teamed up with other musicians including Wyclef Jean, Jay-Z, Patti LaBelle and Janet Jackson. Tickets for the show, which is in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, are $40-$75. Go to paloaltojcc.org.

• Authors: 'Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula'

Gary Lee Parks and Jack Tillmany, who were recently profiled in the Weekly about their book "Theatres of the San Francisco Peninsula," will hold a free book signing on Saturday (Oct. 22) from noon to 2 p.m. at the San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. The book includes photos and historical write-ups on several Palo Alto and Menlo Park theaters. Go to historysmc.org.

• Kids' concert: Justin Roberts

Children's musician Justin Roberts will perform with the Not Ready for Naptime Players at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 23) at Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. The concerts are presented by the Mountain View Parent Nursery School. Tickets are $13-$15. Go to mvpns.roundtablelive.org.

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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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