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Arts & Entertainment - March 7, 2018



Quack and Wabbit Puppet Theatre The Menlo Park Library Belle Haven Branch will host a performance by Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre, presenting its interactive musical production of "Mr. Gumpy's Outing." March 7, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Free. Belle Haven Branch Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park.


Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale: 'The Judas Passion' The orchestra will pay tribute to Baroque composer Arcangelo Corelli. Organist Richard Egarr will conduct and solo in the Handel Organ Concerto No. 15 in D Minor, HWV 304. March 9, 7:30-10 p.m. $15-$95. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search for more info.

Stanford Jazz Orchestra with Kenny Washington Michael Galisatus will direct the Stanford Jazz Orchestra's program, featuring guest Kenny Washington. A native of New Orleans, Kenny grew up singing and performing gospel in church, and later studied various styles of music ranging from traditional and contemporary jazz, classical, rhythm and blues and pop. March 7, 7:30 p.m. $15. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search for more info.

Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus, & University Singers Stanford's Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Chorus and University Singers will hold a joint performance. March 10, 7:30 p.m; March 11, 2:30 p.m. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

Winter Chamber Music Showcase Ensembles from the Stanford Chamber Music program will perform. March 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lausen Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

Talks & Lectures

Brittany Cavallaro, Misa Sugiura, Annie Barrows Kepler's Books will host authors Brittany Cavallaro, Misa Suigiura and Annie Barrows for a discussion about their novels. March 10, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search for more info.

Living with Mountain Lions The Menlo Park Library will host a talk on living with mountain lions. A speaker from Felidae Conservation will discuss mountain lion ecology and history and share essential tips for living in puma habitat without fear. March 13, 6:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.

SRI Organon Toastmasters SRI Organon Toastmasters helps community members become better public speakers and leaders by providing a supportive environment for practicing communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome to visit and join. Tuesdays, year-round. Free. First Baptist Church, 1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

Randy Ribay book launch Local author Randy Ribay launches his novel, "After the Shot Drops," about friendship, basketball, and one teen's mission to create a better life for his family. March 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search for more info.

Tahereh Mafi with Sabaa Tahir Tahereh Mafi is the bestselling author of the "Shatter Me" series, "Furthermore," and "Whichwood." Mafi will be chatting with Sabaa Tahir, author of "A Torch against the Night." March 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search for more info.


Boy Scout Troop 206 Annual Pancake Breakfast Boy Scout Troop 206 will host their annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Proceeds go toward the Scouts' summer trip to Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island. March 10, 8 a.m.-noon. $5. Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Search for more info.


Science Night Science Night returns to the Menlo Park Main Library, offering hands-on fun and exploration from the Lawrence Hall of Science, NASA, San Mateo County Parks, the Beetlelady, Environmental Volunteers, M-A Robotics and the Menlo Park City School District. March 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.


Portola Art Gallery: 'Art and the Animal' The Portola Art Gallery presents "Art & the Animal," an exhibit of new animal watercolor paintings by Belmont resident Teresa Silvestri. A reception for the artist is open to the public and will be held on March 10,1-4 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.


Film Screening: 'All About My Mother' As part of their winter film series screenings, DLCL will host a screening of "All About My Mother"; the group will also address the intersections of gender, sexuality, race and class as well as the different ways that film has represented sexuality across cultures, schools of cinema, film technologies and history. March 7, 6:30 p.m. Free. Pigott Hall 260, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search for more info.

Film Screening: 'Lo and Behold' The Frankenstein@200 Film Series will be screening Werner Herzog's film "Lo and Behold" followed by a panel discussion on its themes and the implications of the internet for the impending future. March 8, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.

Film Screening: 'Obscura' Catch a glimpse of what it's like being a contemporary photographer. Based on the overwhelming response to Ian Ruhter's exhibition opening. March 8, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Art Ventures Gallery, 888 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Search for more info.

LUNAFEST 2018 The Zonta e-Club of Silicon Valley will presents its seventh annual screening of LUNAFEST Women's Film Festival. Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks while watching nine short films created by, for and about women. All proceeds to benefit the Chicken & Egg Pictures and Zonta e-Club. March 10, 10:00 a.m.-1 p.m. $15-$25. Silicon Valley Guild Theatre, 949 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search for more info.

Health & Wellness

The Shifting Tides of Teenage Years: Free Parent Workshops SafeSpace offers a series of workshops focused on timely challenges facing parents of teens. These parent workshops will provide valuable information and helpful strategies on how to best respond effectively to your teen's complicated life. March 13, 7 p.m. Free. SafeSpace Engagement Center, 708 Oak Grove Ave., West Menlo Park. Search for more info.

Outdoor Recreation

Birds of Bedwell Bayfront Park Friends of Bedwell Bayfront Park and Sequoia Audubon Society will host a two-hour bird walk for beginners to view wintering ducks and other seasonal birds. Participants should bring binoculars if possible. The group will meet in the parking lot. March 10, 10 a.m.-noon. Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park.

Specialty Hikes and Tours These 90-minute specialty hikes and tours run through May 20. Explore Filoli's nature preserve, tour Filoli's historic greenhouses with a Filoli docent or discover how the families used the estate and nature preserve. Specialty tours will focus on a variety of components of the Filoli property. Through May 20. $10. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside.


Rendezvous with Sramana Mitra Meet with Sramana Mitra, founder of the One Million by One Million, a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. March 7, 5 p.m. Free. Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search for more info.


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