Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra All are invited to sing along to a quartet of vocalists from Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's chorale. They will perform popular repertoire from the Baroque period and beyond, accompanied by a cellist and harpsichordist. Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. arts4all.org/events/philharmonia-baroque-orchestra
Palo Alto's Silicon Valley Boychoir tryouts Silicon Valley Boychoir will be holding auditions for the January semester. By appointment only and open to second- through fifth-grade boys. High school and middle school boys with choral experience may try out for upper levels. Jan. 5 and 12, 4 p.m. Free audition, semester tuition. First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. svboychoir.org
The Jym Marks Quintet The Menlo Park Library will present a performance of progressive jazz, along with poetry. Jan. 6, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org/jymquintet
Inside the Gun Debate: To Hunt? To Defend? To Assault? Attendees will have an opportunity to hear various viewpoints on gun control and watch filmed interviews with Tom Mauser, whose son died at Columbine High School, and Michael Lang, a concealed weapon firearms instructor. Jan. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bethany, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park. facebook.com/LTCMenloPark
Talks & Lectures
Tara Sim with Jessica Cluess Tara Sim will discuss her new book "Chainbreaker," the sequel to "Timekeeper." She will be in conversation with Jessica Cluess, author of "A Shadow Bright and Burning" and "A Poison Dark and Drowning." Jan. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search brownpapertickets.com for more info.
The OFJCC Presents Mike Lewis with Sheryl Sandberg Join Mike Lewis in conversation with Sheryl Sandberg as they discuss "When to Jump," his book that lays out the "Jump Curve" — four steps to pursue a dream career. Jan. 9, 7-9 p.m. $32-$36. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. booksinc.net/event/ofjcc-presents-mike-lewis-sheryl-sandberg
Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown Join author Marilyn Yalom in conversation with Therese Donovan Brown as the two women unravel the mysterious and unconventional history of love and the strange case of the heart. Jan. 9, 7:30-9 p.m. Free, RSVPs requested. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Stanley Hiller: Imagination Set Free Hiller Aviation Museum President and CEO Jeff Bass will visit the Menlo Park Library for a presentation on Stanley Hiller, Jr. Bass will share the story of a Bay Area legend of aviation history and the lore of some of the museum's aircraft. Jan. 10, 7-8 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Search menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx for more info.
Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooners will discuss their new book, "Unearthed," a story that follows a scholar and a scavenger, who are dispatched to the planet of a now-extinct alien race. Jan. 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search brownpapertickets.com for more info.
Movie Matinee A brown bag lunch matinee of "The Big Sick," a 120-minute, rated-R movie about a Pakistan-born comedian and graduate student who fall in love, but struggle as their cultures clash. Snacks provided. Jan. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Search smcl.bibliocommons.com/events for more info.
Food & Drink
Portola Valley Farmers' Market This weekly farmers' market offers farm produce, berries, local eggs, honey and other goods. Jan. 4 and 11, 2-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. pvfarmersmarket.com
Cooking Demo: Easy Vegan Indian (and Beyond) Chef Veena Kallingal demonstrates how to make a number of vegan dishes, including chana masala, carrot halwa, sweet potato stir fry, and vegetable fried rice. Jan. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Search menlopark.org/Calendar.aspx for more info.
Lessons & Classes
Paint Like Matisse This class will jump into the mind of artist Henri Matisse and create pieces inspired by his work. Canvas, palette, and paints will be provided. Ideal for all skill levels and for ages 12 and older. Registration required. Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m. Free. 2 Dinkelspiel Station Ln, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Teen Gaming Afternoon Teens are invited to join Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers to try out role-playing games; new board and card games; and Magic, with free demo decks as supplies allow. Jan. 2-5, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org/Teens
Glow Party Children in sixth grade and up can enjoy a variety of things that glow: food, games and something to take home. Participants are asked to wear white or something neon. Jan. 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Search smcl.bibliocommons.com/events for more info.
Book Group A discussion on "The Summer Before the War," a story that follows a Latin teacher in a small Sussex town that goes to war in the Balkans, by Helen Simonson. For adults ages 55 and older. Jan. 8, 1-2 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside. Search smcl.bibliocommons.com/events for more info.
Literature Book Club The Menlo Park Library's Literature Book Club will discuss "The Sellout," by Paul Beatty, the first American to win the Man Booker Prize. Jan. 9, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
This story contains 996 words.
Stories older than 90 days are available only to subscribing members. Please help sustain quality local journalism by becoming a subscribing member today.
If you are already a subscriber, please log in so you can continue to enjoy unlimited access to stories and archives. Subscriptions start at $5 per month and may be cancelled at any time.