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November 04, 2005

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Palo Alto Online

Publication Date: Friday, November 04, 2005

Worth a Look Worth a Look (November 04, 2005)


Three painters

To help her create her paintings, Beverly Wilson says, "I keep a camera and sketch pad with me at all times and often stop off the road or trample through the field."

Works by Wilson and fellow painters Marne Jaye (who is often inspired by photos of Africa) and TheArthur Wright (who uses bleach as a color-removing tool in his works) are now on display through Jan. 5 at the Center for Integrated Systems on the Stanford University campus.

The exhibit is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will be a reception this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Call (650) 725-3622 or go to


'Higher Ground'

Winter athletes who never get cold feet fill the big screen in "Warren Miller's 'Higher Ground,'" an independent movie coming to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at 500 Castro St. this weekend.

Skiers and snowboarders doing their thing across the globe are the stars of the film, which will be shown at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. A screening is also set for 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Spangenberg Theatre in Palo Alto.

Tickets are $17. Call (650) 903-6000 or go to More information on the film is at

'Aristide and the Endless Revolution'

An investigative documentary tracing the events that led to the ouster of Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

"Aristide and the Endless Revolution," made by Nicolas Rossier, features political commentator Noam Chomsky, actor Danny Glover, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, and others. The event is organized by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center and the Haiti Action Committee.

Tickets are $7 to $15. Call (650) 326-8837 or go to


Author event

Four authors will be in Palo Alto on Saturday to speak and sign books: Anne Lamott ("Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith"), Adam Hochschild ("Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves"), Elizabeth Partridge ("John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth") and Lisa Lee ("Snow Flower and the Secret Fan").

The 14th annual luncheon raises money for the Community Association for Rehabilitation, which helps adults and children with developmental and other conditions, through tickets and a percentage of the day's book sales.

The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel at 4290 El Camino Real; authors are set to speak from noon to 2 p.m. after book sales and signings. Tickets are $85; call (650) 618-3328.

'The Drawer Boy'

A young actor moves in with a pair of Canadian bachelor farmers to research an experimental theater project, but instead learns a long-buried war secret. Everyone's world is soon turned on its ear in the play "The Drawer Boy."

Presented by Palo Alto Players, the show takes place at the Lucie Stern Theatre at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. A preview performance will be at 8 p.m. tonight, and the show then runs through Nov. 20, with 8 p.m. shows Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. performances on Sundays.

Tickets range from $18 for the preview to $29 for Saturday's opening night. Call (650) 329-0891 or go to

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