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Arts & Entertainment - August 7, 2013

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Menlo Park Summer Concert Series Free concerts are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in Fremont Park at Santa Cruz Ave. and University Drive, Menlo Park. Aug. 7: Tom Rigney and Flambeau will perform Cajun/zydeco/blues music. Aug. 14: The Sun Kings, a Beatles tribute band. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic basket and blanket for the outdoor performance. & Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2220.

Music@Menlo Encounter IV: 'The Passion According to Sebastian Bach' Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. $45 full price; $20 under age 30. Martin Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. For other Music@Menlo programs, check musicatmenlo.org.

Successful Aging Celebration Teaming with Palo Alto Medical Foundation, this event focuses on healthy food choices, meditation, physical fitness. There will be music, community vendors, door prizes and seminars. Aug. 10, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 650-289-2407. www.avenidas.org

Talks/Authors

Doug McConnell, host of the former TV show "Bay Area Backroads," will share his adventures discovering Bay Area places and give tips on local places to explore. Aug. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-326-2025, ext. 222. www.penvol.org/littlehouse/contact.cfm

Cafe Scientifique "Clinical Trials: Past, Present, and (Hopefully) the Future" will be presented by SRI International's Dr. Manish Kothari. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave.,

Live Music

'Here Comes the Sun!' The White Album Ensemble of Santa Cruz will join the Redwood Symphony in a benefit performance of live Beatles' music in original arrangements. Aug. 10, 8-11 p.m. $25-$45. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Portola Vineyards' concert series continues with the contemporary Brasilian, Caribbean and Latin jazz of Ray Obiedo & Mistura Fina. The vineyard serves its Santa Cruz Mountains pinot and invites attendees to bring a picnic. Aug. 18, 5:30-7 p.m. $8 adults, $4 children, plus ticketing fee. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. www.eventbrite.com/event/6825420015?ref=ebtnebtckt

Et Alia

Documentary: 'A Place At The Table' This documentary investigates hunger in America. Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Shakespeare in the Park: 'Macbeth' Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. Free. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. Call 415-558-0888. www.sfshakes.org

Stuffed Animal Pet Show Kids are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Woodside Library for a special show and tell. Each participant will present their toy pet to the audience for the chance to win in 25-plus categories, such as "best whiskers" or "most spots." Aug. 9, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula membership is open to all women over 21. Open houses for prospective members: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Latham-Hopkins Gatehouse, 555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. www.thejuniorleague.org/join

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