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Arts & Entertainment - July 24, 2013

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Special Events

Menlo Park Summer Concert Series July 24: The Hot Rods perform rock-n-roll music, 6:30-8 p.m. Fremont Park, University & Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Aug. 7: Tom Rigney and Flambeau perform Cajun/Zydeco/Blues music Aug. 7, same time and place. July 31: Jessica Johnson performs soul and jazz musice, same time and place. Bring a picnic basket and blanket for the outdoor performance. Call 330-2220 for more information.

Talks/Authors

'California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley' Author Robin Chapman. July 30, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321. www.keplers.com/event/robin-chapman

Ivy Pochoda: 'Visitation Street' Ivy Pochoda discusses her new novel, a literary mystery set against the backdrop of the New York waterfront in Red Hook. July 24, 7:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Classes/Workshops

'Four-Week Baby Boomer Blast' LuAnne Kalman shares her weights, balls, tubing, etc., for a class to help women stay healthy as they approach and continue through menopausal years. Tuesday and Thursdays, July 30-August 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $125 for residents. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-1700 ext. 200. www.portolavalley.net/index.aspx?page=435

Family and Kids

Animals of the World with Wild Things, Inc. Meet animals from five continents, including a kangaroo and an African Vervet monkey. For ages 3 and up. July 29, 3-4 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org

Sing-along Bonnie Lockhart performs a sing-along, move-along family concert. July 25, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. www.smcl.org

Live Music

Music@Menlo Carte Blanche Concert III: 'Cello Evolutions I' Cellist Colin Carr performs the third and fifth suites of the Bach Suites as part of Music@Menlo. July 28, 10:30 a.m. $75 full price; $35 under age 30. Stent Family Hall, Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. For other Music@Menlo programs, go to www.musicatmenlo.org

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet Portola Vineyards' annual concert series continues. The vineyard will serve its Santa Cruz Mountains pinot and invites attendees to bring a picnic. July 28, 5:30-7 p.m. $8 adults, $4 children, plus ticketing fee. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. www.eventbrite.com/event/6216574943?ref=ebtnebtckt

Benefit Concert with Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris & Jackson Browne A benefit concert with Joan Baez, Jackson Browne and Emmylou Harris will support the Downtown Streets Team, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness. Tickets are available online. July 27, 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $65-$250. San Jose Civic, 135 San Carlos St., San Jose. Call 650-305-1174. www.streetsteam.org

On Stage

'Becky's New Car' Dragon Theatre Company puts on a comedy, written by Steven Dietz and directed by James Nelson. July 14-Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m. $10-$25. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City. Call 650-493-2006. www.dragonproductions.net

The Importance of Being Earnest Stanford Summer Theater presents Oscar Wilde's play. July 18-Aug. 11, 8-10 p.m. $25, $15 for students and seniors. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford. www.stanford.edu/group/summertheater/cgi-bin/sst/tickets

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