Worth a Look: Photos of Cuba, Shirley Temple films and more

This week's A&E highlights

This week, catch the Shirley Temple festival and exhibition at Palo Alto's historic Stanford Theatre, hear David McCullough discuss his new book on the Wright Brothers and more.


Shirley Temple memorabilia

She was Hollywood's No. 1 box-office star of the late 1930s, and, later in life, a resident of Woodside. Now, Shirley Temple's remarkable career is being celebrated with a national touring exhibition of the late actress' costumes, dolls and other childhood memorabilia. This weekend, June 12-14, the exhibit comes to Palo Alto's Stanford Theatre, at 221 University Ave. Admission is free. In addition to the displays in the theater's gallery, Stanford Theatre will be screening a special Shirley Temple festival. A $5 ticket buys you entry to four movies: "Bright Eyes" (1934), "The Little Colonel" (1935), "Poor Little Rich Girl" (1936) and "Wee Willy Winkie" (1937). For exhibition hours and showtimes, go to stanfordtheatre.org or call 650-324-3700.


David McCullough

You might think of them as the first startup: Two driven, curious brothers with an audacious vision that they could fly. Orville and Wilbur Wright are the subjects of historian David McCullough's latest book, "The Wright Brothers." On Tuesday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m., the Pulitzer Prize-winning author will appear at Redwood City's Fox Theatre, at 2215 Broadway St., to discuss the book. Tickets range from $10-$45. Go to foxrwc.com or call 650-369-7770.


Music on the Square

What to do on a Friday night? Put on your dancing shoes and head to Redwood City's Courthouse Square, at 2200 Broadway St., for some live tunes. The Music on the Square concert series runs from 6-8 p.m. each Friday of summer through Sept. 4. On June 12, catch blues legend Earl Thomas and the Blues Ambassadors. On June 19, it's popular Santana tribute band Caravanserai. Go to redwoodcity.org or call 650-780-7000.


'(re)Connecting with Cuba'

Cuban culture has long intrigued American observers. As diplomatic relations shift, it's time to bring a new perspective to the island nation. Now on view at Mountain View's Community School of Music and Art, at 230 San Antonio Circle, are contemporary photographs by American visitors to Cuba. The free show runs through July 26 with a reception on June 25 from 6-8:30 p.m., including a curator's talk, Cuban food and music. Go to arts4all.org or call 650-917-6800, ext. 305.


School for the Performing Arts

Ever want to unleash your inner rock star? Now you can: The school for the performing arts at the Oshman Family JCC is accepting enrollments for September. Classes are available for both kids and adults. Among the offerings are percussion, drama, stage make-up, rock band, glee club and more. For details and pricing, go to paloaltojcc.org/schoolforarts or call 650-223-8605.


'Pressed: A Printmaking Exhibition'

Paper, parchment, plastic -- prints can be made on almost anything. Now on view at Palo Alto's Pacific Art League, at 668 Ramona St., are 70 works by more than 42 California artists spanning a range of printmaking techniques and media. Also on view at the gallery are photographs by pediatric cancer patients. The shows run through June 25; admission is free. Go to pacificartleague.org or call 650-321-3891.

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