Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion
Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain leads an ensemble featuring masters of Indian percussion at a performance on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St, Stanford. Tickets are $30-$95. Before the show at 6:30 p.m., Loren Schoenberg, director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, will discuss connections between jazz and Indian classical music. Go to Stanford events.
Attention, mesdames et messieurs: French culture, fashion and food will be fetted March 18 and 19 at the 11th annual French Fair. Friday will feature cooking and dance classes for children in the afternoon ($15 each) and a "Parisian Bistro, Comedy & Music Event" 7-10:30 p.m. ($50). Saturday's fair is free to attend, and will feature around 40 vendors, a raffle, a food court and more. All events take place at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Go to French Fair.
'The Wind in the Willows'
Mole, Rat and that wild, automobile-driving Mr. Toad take the stage in Peninsula Youth Theatre's adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows," the classic tale of anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral English setting. The show, part of PYT's "Stories on Stage" series, will be performed Friday, March 18, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and Saturday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St. Tickets are $8. Go to PYT.
'A Bee's Eye View'
What's the buzz? Nature photographer Judy Kramer and Environmental Volunteers present "A Bee's Eye View: Flowers and Pollinators of the Mid-Peninsula," a visual examination of Bay Area flowers, pollinators, and pollinator predators, through May 29. An opening reception with hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be held Saurday, March 19, 1-3 p.m. at The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Go to EVols.
'Fighting the Bite'
What's the buzz, again? An exhibit chronicling the fight to free the Peninsula of mosquitoes, including a photo display commemorating the centennial of the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District, is currently on display at The San Mateo County History Museum through April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students; free for children 5 and under. Go to SMC History Musuem.
Cubberley Community Center will host a variety of activities on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., including volunteer tree planting and mulch spreading with Canopy and Kiwanis.; performances by Cubberley tenants; and activities for kids starting at 11 a.m. Food from local businesses will be available and Greenmeadow Community Association will be hosting a bake sale, with proceeds going to Canopy. The event is at 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Go to Cubberley Day.