Almanac

Arts & Entertainment - August 25, 2010

Calendar

On Stage

"Alice in Wonderland." In this production of "Alice in Wonderland," the audience follows Alice herself down the rabbit hole, across the pool of tears and more. Weekends, July 31-Sept. 19, 1-4 p.m. $10-$20. Theatre in the Woods, 2170 Bear Gulch Road West, Woodside.

Talks/Authors

Brad Herzog signs his travel memoir: Turn Left at the Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero's American Odyssey. Brad Herzog discusses his travel memoir, a narrative of his cross-country trek toward a college reunion and reimagining of Odysseus's ancient journey. Mon, Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Howard Norman's "What Is Left the Daughter." Norman discusses his new book, in which a 17-year-old is sent to live with relatives. Wed, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com

Art

Kings Mountain Art Fair. This is a fair of 130 juried artists, kids' arts and crafts, and food, beer, and wine, in a redwood forest setting. Proceeds benefit the KM Volunteer Fire Brigade and local elementary school. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Kings Mountain Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside.

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts. This multi-faceted arts celebration highlights the work of 300 artisans, Italian street painting, entertainment on three stages, kids' art studio, gourmet foods. Aug. 28-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. University Avenue between High and Webster, Palo Alto. Call 650-324-3121. www.mlaproductions.com

Frances Freyberg. The Portola Art Gallery presents "Flowers, Fields and Forests: Photographs from the Bay Area and Beyond," a collection of images by photographer Frances Freyberg of Menlo Park. The exhibit will highlight many local landscapes, from the trails of Purisima Creek to the hills of Arastradero. Through Aug. 31, Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Rd., Menlo Park. Call 650-321-1220. www.francesfreyberg.com

Mami Wata. The exhibition highlights both traditional and contemporary images of Mami Wata and her consorts from across the African continent, as well as from the Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States. It offers a variety of media including magnificent masks, kinetic sculptures, and vibrant paintings. Through Jan. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Works by Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Families. This art exhibit opens on Thursday, March 26, in the College's Administration Building. The show is part of the ongoing "Outside the Box, Inside the Frame" series with a reception open to the public on Wed., Aug 25 from 5-7 p.m. The show features photos and paintings by 20 artists. 9-5 p.m. Free. Menlo College Administration, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Call 650-543-3901. menlo.edu

Health

Early Memory Loss Wellness program. A program for people experiencing changes in memory or Mild Cognitive Impairment is offered at Rosener House, 500 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park, on Wednesdays. Included: mental exercises, discussions & speakers about healthy life style, social environment, field trips. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $20 per class PV Inc Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park,. Call 650-326-2025. www.penvol.org

Massages. Avenidas offers 30-minute massages by certified massage therapists every Tuesday and Thursday. Massages also available every Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes; no disrobing. Ages 50+. $26 members/$31 non-members. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-2453. avenidas.org

Special Events

Artists' Month at Little House. Each Thursday in August three different artists or arts organizations present information on resources for local artists: exhibition opportunities, networking, ideas sharing, teaching, participating in and providing creative workshops. 2-3:30 p.m. $7 per session PV Inc Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025. www.penvol.org

The Great Outdoors. Sports Basement will demonstrate camping and hiking activities, including water filtration and freeze dried foods. They will also offer food samples and coupons. Chain Reaction Bicycles will have bike displays and there will be composting demos. Aug. 27, noon-2 p.m. Free. Stanford Blood Center, 3373 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-723-7831. bloodcenter.stanford.edu

Et Alia

Thursday Evening Dance. Fox Trot, Waltz, Polka and more every Thursday evening. Light refreshments will be served. Come alone or bring a partner. Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. $7 per person. PV Inc Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025. www.penvol.org

Final Friday Flicks. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." Aug. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. ww.smcl.org

Little House August Movies. Enjoy the movie "Invictus" on Aug. 23 and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at on Aug. 25. 1-3:30 p.m. $3. PV Inc Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025. www.penvol.org

Native Elements - Reggae. Native Elements perform a free outdoor Reggae concert. Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Monday Hikes at Little House. Hikes with Nancy on Mondays in August, three to five miles, starting and ending at Little House. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $30 PV Inc Little House, 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park,. Call 650-326-2025. www.penvol.org

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