Worth a Look



Tony Coluzzi and Gene Zukowsky

The black-and-white infrared photography of Tony Coluzzi and the oil landscapes of Gene Zukowsky will be on display through June 26 at Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos. Coluzzi, a former Silicon Valley advertising photographer, uses infrared film and a keen awareness of lighting conditions to create a dreamy, soft look in his work. Gene Zukowsky, a retired clinical psychologist, specializes in Northern California landscapes. Gallery 9 is open Tue.-Sat. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Go to Gallery 9.

Author event

Carina Sue Burns

Local author Carina Sue Burns will present her memoir "The Syrian Jewel Box: A Daughter's Journey for Truth," the story of a teenage American girl growing up in the Middle East who discovers a shocking family secret, on June 10, 5-7 p.m., at Ada's Cafe, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served. Burns, a Palo Alto resident, is also the author of two guidebooks. Go to Carina Sue Burns.


Jenny Odell

Join upcoming Palo Alto Art Center Creative Ecology Artist Jenny Odell in the field on Saturdays, June 11-25, at Byxbee Park, 2375 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to create "garbage selfies" and, at 11 a.m., tour the Regional Water Quality Control Plant (no children under 11; not recommended for pregnant women; closed-toed shoes required). Odell takes an archaeological approach to her art, finding, cataloging, assembling and exhibiting discarded objects to make a statement on material culture. Her art-center residency begins in the autumn. Go to [PA Art Center tinyurl.com/jg2wm53.


Stanford's 2016 thesis documentaries

The work of this year's graduating students in Stanford's MFA in Documentary Film and Video Program will be shown in a free public screening 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, with a Q&A and reception immediately following the screening. Eight films, including Kadri Koop's "Charlie" (about a former Black Panther militant reflecting on his violent past in a letter to his 9-year-old Cuban son), Lauren Knapp's "The Sandman" (about a doctor grappling with the ethics of capital punishment), and Cheng Zhang's public-health expose "No Harm No Foul" will be shown. Go to Stanford events.

Live music

Ragazzi Boys Chorus

With the theme of uniting the world through music, Ragazzi Boys Chorus will perform a concert including the Swahili language-translation of the Lord's Prayer "Baba Yetu," Vivaldi's "Laudamus Te," and Broadway's "You Can't Stop the Beat" on Sunday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1835 Valota Road, Redwood City. This will be the youth chorus' send off before traveling to New Orleans to perform and then to Marin County to record its sixth CD at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Advance tickets are $28 reserved, $16 general, $10 students. At the door, tickets are $32 reserved, $20 general, $15 students. Go to Ragazzi Boys Chorus.

Science talk

'Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous'

Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim will present his research on the Cretaceous-era beast Spinosaurus (the largest predatory dinosaur ever discovered) in a talk on Wednesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City. Ibrahim, who's based at the University of Chicago, is the latest in the ongoing National Geographic Live Speaker Series 2016. His presentation will include video recreations of the ancient world. Tickets are $45-63. Go to Fox Theatre.

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