Worth a Look


Artist presentation

Karen Wong

Painter Karen Wong will give a free, public tour of her current exhibition, "Transitions," followed by a brief demonstration of her process (including her tools and paint application and a discussion of the creativity challenges faced by artists), on Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m. Coffee and cookies will be served, and Wong will take viewers' questions. The event (and Wong's exhibition) are at the Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills. Go to Karen Wong.

World music

'Inside Grooves'

Stephen Kent, host of the KPFA radio show "Music of the World," will perform an Australian didjeridu concert alongside drummer/percussionist David DiLullo on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. at East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Mountain View. Kent's musical career spans five continents and he's credited with bringing the didjeridu into contemporary musical scores and projects. DiLullo works with many local companies facilitating drum circles as team-building exercises, as well as working with Kaiser Permanente's Mind-Body Wellness Program. Tickets to their joint performance are $30 in advance/$35 day of. Go to East West.

Fine art

'Fabulous Flora & Fauna'

Artists Laurie Shelton and Anne Lamborn will present their joint exhibition, "Fabulous Flora & Fauna'," beginning June 28 at Gallery House, 320 South California Ave., Palo Alto. Shelton will show her colorful, life-sized facial portraits of cows, as well as her abstracted landscapes, while Lamborn will display weavings made from found animal and plant material, along with handmade paper. The gallery is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the exhibit runs through July 23. Go to Gallery House.


Flight of the Conchords

New Zealand comedy/folk-music duo Flight of the Conchords (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement), best known for their hit HBO show of the same name and songs including "Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenoceros" and "Business Time," will perform a concert on Tuesday, June 28, at 8 p.m, at Shoreline Amphitheatre, One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Ticket prices range widely based on seating area. Go to Shoreline.

Wildlife program

'It's a Wild World'

Wildlife Associates, a local nonprofit organization that brings kids and nature together with up-close lessons on ecology and animal behavior, will offer a free presentation on Thursday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. on the lawn outside the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. Educators will bring four live animals from their Half Moon Bay wildlife sanctuary and discuss their habits and habitats. Wildlife Associates cares for more than 50 non-releasable animals and uses them as wildlife ambassadors in their community education programs. Go to MP Library.


'Modern Times'

The theme for Stanford Repertory Theater's (SRT) annual summer festival this year is "Theater Takes a Stand," celebrating works of art that champion workers' rights. Charlie Chaplin's satirical silent film "Modern Times," about his famous "Little Tramp"'s struggle to make it as a factory worker in the industrialized world, will be screened as part of SRT's film series on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, 655 Knight Way, Stanford. The screening is free, and will be followed by a discussion led by film-and-media professor Scott Bukatman. Go to Stanford Events.

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