Palo Alto Players Presents: 'The Man Who Came to Dinner' Palo Alto Players Presents: "The Man Who Came to Dinner," a comedy about hospitality and hijinks. June 15-July 1, times vary. $22-$46. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. paplayers.org/on-stage-now
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents 'FINKS' TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the California Premiere of "FINKS," a comic drama based on the true story of comedian/actor Jack Gilford. Through July 1, times vary. $40-$100. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. theatreworks.org/201718-season
Cafe Zoe Third Friday Acoustic Open Mic Cafe Zoe will host an acoustic open mic. Participants will showcase their musical talent, play original music, try out new material and/or jam with other musicians. June 15, 6:30 p.m. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park. Search meetup.com for more info.
'Puccini Please!' The second annual Evening of Opera and Song will feature an authentic Italian full-course dinner and musical performances. June 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $85, reservations needed. The Village Hub at Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside. thevillagehub.org
Escher String Quartet Escher String Quartet will be joined by cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau for a performance of Schubert's Cello Quintet in C Major and more. June 18, 7:30 p.m. $27-$52. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Search goldstar.com for more info.
Robert Huw Morgan, Organ Robert Huw Morgan, the university organist at Stanford University since 1999, will perform works by Dvorak, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. June 15, 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Festivals & Fairs
Portola Valley Farmers' Market Year-round Thursday farmers market features fresh fruits and vegetables, berries, specialty foods, fresh artisan baked goods, farm meats and eggs, honey, jams, nuts and nut butters, prepared foods, hot Roli Roti Chickens, made-to-order crepes, tamales, crafts and body products. Thursdays, 2-6 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Talks & Lectures
Ken Auletta on media and advertising Ken Auletta — writer, journalist and The New Yorker columnist — will join Kepler's Literary Foundation's journalist-in-residence Angie Coiro for her "This is Now" series for a wide-ranging conversation about media, advertising and their role in everyday life. June 14, 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous June 2018 The LASERs will gather artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. The event will present four artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors and scholars, and will allow time for the audience to socialize and share work. June 14, 7 p.m. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. arts.stanford.edu/event
Andrew Revkin at Books Inc. Palo Alto Andrew Revkin, senior climate reporter at ProPublica and prize-winning former journalist for The New York Times, will share his work, "Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change." June 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. Books Inc. Palo Alto, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. booksinc.net/event
SRI Organon Toastmasters SRI Organon Toastmasters helps community members become better public speakers and leaders by providing a supportive, positive environment for practicing communication and leadership skills. Guests are welcome to visit and join. Tuesdays, year-round. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. sriorganon.com
Stephanie Garber with Stacey Lee Author Stephanie Garber will discuss her novel "Legendary," the sequel to her previous novel "Caraval." Garber will be chatting with Stacey Lee, author of "Under a Painted Sky" and "Outrun the Moon." June 13, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Museums & Exhibits
'Ink Worlds': Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang 'Ink Worlds' considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials and themes. Ongoing until Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Alphabete: The World Through the Eyes of Frederic Bruly Bouabre An original pictographic alphabet as well as brightly colored postcard-size illustrations from the contemporary African artist and poet will be shown. June 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions
The Ascent of SFO The Menlo Park Library will host a presentation by SFO Museum Curator of Aviation Dennis Sharp, highlighting the 90+ year development of the airport from the dirt airstrip and bi-planes of the Mills Field era to the jet age and its international gateway status of today. June 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org
The Baltic Way: History and Culture in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 1918 Using photographs, posters, correspondence and other documents paired with narrative text, the exhibit attempts to explain the complicated history of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 20th century, and considers their prospects and challenges in the 21st. Ongoing until Aug. 18. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor's collection — a sowei mask, used by the women-only Sande Society that is unique to Sierra Leone. Ongoing until December; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions
Do Ho Suh: The Spaces in Between In this exhibition, artist Do Ho Suh uses a chandelier, wallpaper and a decorative screen to focus attention on issues of migration and transnational identity. Through February 25, 2019, times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu/exhibitions
'Observer Mechanics' Solo Exhibit by Noa Mendelevitch The exhibit, "Observer Mechanics" will feature mixed media paintings created by Noa Mendelevitch at The Main Gallery in Redwood City. June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City. themaingallery.org
Portola Art Gallery Presents Jared Sines' 'Home and Away' The Portola Art Gallery presents "Home and Away," colorful oil paintings by Jared Sines. The show presents subjects that carry special meaning to the artist: reflections in the canals of Venice, scenes of rural and urban California, and intimate still lifes. Ongoing until June 30; Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
SGS Summer Film Festival: 'In Between' As part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival, Israel-French film "In Between" will be shown at the Geology Corner Auditorium. The film follows the lives of three Israeli-Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv. June 13, 6:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Food & Drink
Clay and Chardonnay Participants will be taken on a step-by-step lesson on creating a clay masterpiece while drinking wine. Supplies, aprons and wine are all included. June 19, 6-8 p.m. $25-$30. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park. penvol.org/littlehouse/
Monday Night Pub Quiz The event will feature an ultimate Trivia contest along with food, drinks and prizes. June 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City. freewheelbrewing.com/?page_id=524
Morning Tea Drop in for a cup of tea and a treat, and read magazines or gaze out on the native plant garden. June 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Lessons & Classes
Tai Chi Ben Dineen teaches tai chi, a class open to all ability levels, in the library garden. June 15, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Computer Literacy Class This one-week computer literacy course will focus on function, programs, email and using and understanding the internet. June 18, 1 p.m. Free. JobTrain, 1200 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
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