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. Through July 1, times vary. 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
Jazz inside Out with Jim Nadel & Friends Stanford Jazz Workshop founder and artistic director Jim Nadel and other jazz musicians will perform at the Campbell Recital Hall. Nadel will demonstrate and explain when the band is improvising and when they are not. June 22, 8 p.m. $8-$24. Campbell Recital Hall, 541 Lausen Mall, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Portola Valley Summer Concert Series The Portola Valley Summer Concert Series will feature a variety of musicians. The first installation of the series will present "Wobbly World Music" with Freddy Clarke, a 10-piece jazz, afro-cuban, funk, world music band. June 21, 6 p.m. Portola Valley Town Center, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Summer Jazz 32nd Anniversary Concert Series Stanford Shopping Center invites the community to enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz celebrates its 32nd anniversary. The series showcases a variety of jazz musicians and local favorites every week in the courtyard between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel at Stanford Shopping Center. Thursdays between June 21 and August 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.
Danny Green Trio Plus Strings SummerJazz will welcome composer and pianist Danny Green, who will be joined by his longtime trio members as well as Bay Area based string musicians Alisa Rose, Keith Lawrence and Shain Carrasco. Portola Vineyards will pour tastes of their wines, and invites those who come to bring a picnic. June 24, 6-7:30 p.m. $12-$24. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Joshua Redman Quartet Saxophonist Joshua Redman performs with the jazz quartet featured on his seminal 2000 recording, Beyond (Nonesuch). June 23, 8 p.m. $25-$98. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Wren Goodkind Live Music Wren Goodkind, a Bay Area-born singer/songwriter who currently lives in Nashville, will perform at Cafe Zoe. June 22, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park.
Talks & Lectures
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
A Quiet Epidemic: Preventing Lyme Disease Jo Ellis from the Bay Area Lyme Foundation will share the latest research on Lyme disease and information on how people can prevent infection and educate friends and family. June 24, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Wunderlich County Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. folgerlyme.eventbrite.com
Cetaceans of the Coast The Menlo Park Library will host a presentation by Izzy Szczepaniak, a research biologist from Golden Gate Cetacean Research. Szczepaniak will teach participants about porpoises, dolphins and whales off the coast and in the Bay. June 25, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org
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 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., year-round. Free. First Baptist Church, 1100 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. sriorganon.com
'Story is the Thing' Kepler's Literary Foundation will be hosting their quarterly reading series, "Story is the Thing," which highlights established authors and writers on the rise. They will showcase seven writers who will read on the theme of "kindness," including Dinika Amaral, Idris Anderson, Tristen Chang, Betsy Franco, Carrie La Seur, Elaine Castillo and Peg Alford Pursell. June 21, 7:30 p.m. $10. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Summer Scamper to Benefit Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Stanford's eighth annual Summer Scamper 5K, 10K and kids' fun run will benefit patients and families at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. June 24, 6:30-11 a.m. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. summerscamper.org
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 exhibit. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu/events 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 contemporary African artist and poet Frederic Bruly Bouabre 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 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
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 which carry special meaning to the artist: reflections in the canals of Venice, scenes of rural and urban California, and intimate still lifes. Through June 30; Mondays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Film Screening: 'Waiting for Kiarostami' "Waiting for Kiarostami," a film inspired by a true story about a medical student who has to choose between her father's wish for her to become a doctor and her own passion to become a singer and actress, will be shown at Stanford's Geology Corner. Hossein Khandan, Iranian-American director of the film, will lead a discussion after the film screening and will be joined by Ana Bayat, one of the film's lead actresses. June 28, 6:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Movies on the Square: 'Jurassic Park' "Jurassic Park" will be showing in Courthouse Square. June 21, 8:45 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. redwoodcity.org
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 20, 6:30 p.m. Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. Search events.stanford.edu for more info.
Food & Drink
Monday Night Pub Quiz The event will feature an ultimate Trivia contest along with food, drinks and prizes. May 14, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Free. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City. freewheelbrewing.com
The Tick Trailblaze 5K, 10K, Half The Tick Trailblaze will take place at the redwood lined trails of Huddart Park in Woodside. All 5K/10K runners will receive a medal, a T-shirt and two beers, and all kids dash runners will get a race woodallion that doubles as a coaster. There will also be a trail treasure hunt in which runners can receive prizes. June 24, 9 a.m. $15-$60. The Tick Trailblaze 5K/10K/Half, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. trailrunner.com/event/the-tick-trailblaze-5k-10k-half
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