This weekend's events (Nov. 19-20)


• Art: Textiles from Mexico

Felipe Hernandez, a rug weaver who lives near Oaxaca City in Mexico, is driving to Palo Alto to show and sell his hand-made, geometric-print rugs. He'll be displaying his textiles on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 19 and 20) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2025 Tasso St. Hernandez makes the drive from his village every few years, said Andrea Spira, who is holding the event. For more about the artist, go to turqtortsedona.com.

• Music: San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

Teenage Palo Alto pianist Hilda Huang will be featured when the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra performs a free concert Saturday (Nov. 19) at 8 p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto. She will solo in Haydn's Piano Concerto in D Major, and jazz trombonist Wayne Wallace will solo in his own new piece, "Rancho San Miguel" for jazz trombone and chamber orchestra. Conductor Ben Simon will give a preview talk at 7:30 p.m. For details, go to sfchamberorchestra.org.

• Dance: Indian classical dance

Several artists will perform an Indian classical dance show called "Ektava (Oneness)" at 6 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 20) in Stanford's Cubberley Auditorium. The dancers are Uma Dogra, Daksha Mashruwala and Vaibhav Arekar. Admission is free. Go to events.stanford.edu.

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