'Next to Normal' This Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical explores mental illness and the effect it has on the American family. Through June 22, 8 p.m. $38; discount for students. Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
'One Man, Two Guvnors' This fast-paced farce follows Francis Henshall, who finds himself down on his luck, hungry and suddenly employed by two mob bosses. Through June 30; times vary. $25-$52; discounts for seniors, students. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. paplayers.org
'Present Laughter' by Noel Coward A frothy comedy about show business, "Present Laughter" is replete with seductions, suspicions, adulteries and blackmail. Through June 30; times vary. $15-$35. The Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. thepear.org
'Music of the Americas' During their performance of "Music of the Americas" (Musica de las Americas), Stephen and Gwynne of Zun Zun will present music from many regions of the Americas on more than 30 instruments, celebrating the environments and cultures of North America, Central America and South America. June 19, 4-5 p.m. Free. Belle Haven Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park. menlopark.org
St. Lawrence String Quartet's International Showcase The St. Lawrence String Quartet will perform a series of concerts as part of the group's residency at Stanford University. June 24-29; times vary. Free. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford. live.stanford.edu
Pat Bianchi Trio featuring Hristo Vitchev and Carmen Intorre SummerJazz hosts a performance by the New York City-based Pat Bianchi Trio, featuring guitarist Hristo Vtchev and drummer Carmen Intorre. June 23, 6-7:30 p.m. $24; discount for youth ages 5-20. Portola Vineyards, 850 Los Trancos Road, Portola Valley. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Clint Baker & the All Stars Friday nights at Cafe Borrone feature live music by Clint Baker's All-Stars Dixieland Jazz Band. Every Friday through July 12, 7:30 p.m. Free. Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Search facebook.com/events for more info.
Open Mic Performers show off their skills and network with local and like-minded musicians during open mic at Cafe Zoe. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 6:50 p.m. Every third Friday through Nov. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park. cafezoehub.com
Talks & Lectures
'Story is the Thing' This installment of the quarterly series "Story is the Thing" features works by Kate Folk, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Jaya Padmanabhan, Ari Rosenschein, Michael Shewmaker and Sarah Stone. June 20, 7-8:30 p.m. $12. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. keplers.org
Peter S. Beagle with Meg Elison In a discussion around his latest edited collection, "The Unicorn Anthology," author Peter S. Beagle will sign books and share about his career in the five decades since "The Last Unicorn" was published. June 25, 7:30-9 p.m. $13 or $25 with book; discount for students. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. keplers.org
Museums & Exhibits
Public Tour: Anderson Collection The Anderson Collection features modern and contemporary American paintings and sculptures assembled by a Bay Area family who built the collection over the last 50 years. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18, 12:30 p.m. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
'The Happy Homemaker: History of Household Appliances' The "Happy Homemaker: History of Household Appliances" exhibit showcases vintage washing machines, stoves, refrigerators, heaters, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers and more. Through Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. moah.org/
Josiah McElheny: 'Island Universe' Josiah McElheny's "Island Universe" examines both cutting-edge art and physics. The monumental installation of five hanging chandeliers is a visual response to recent theories of the multiverse, an elaboration of the Big Bang theory. Through Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu
'Learning to Fly' The Portola Art Gallery presents "Learning to Fly," a collection of photographic images of owls and other birds by Larry Calof of Atherton. The exhibit features images printed on canvas and aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper. Through June 30, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. portolaartgallery.com
'The Medium Is the Message: Art since 1950' Using works created since 1950, this exhibition explores the relationship between subject, content and the materials that informed each object's production. Through Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu
Public Tour: Auguste Rodin This exhibition celebrates Auguste Rodin's pursuit to convey complex emotions, diverse psychological states and pure sensuality through the nude. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 31; times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
Public Tour: Cantor Highlights Attendees will be able to explore the highlights of the Cantor's permanent collection with a docent-led tour through a selection of works spanning varied cultures and time periods. Through June 21, 1-2 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu
Public Tour: Memorial Church Tours of Stanford Memorial Church, one of the earliest interdenominational churches in the West, feature the church's stone carvings, mosaics and stained-glass windows. Ongoing, Fridays at 1 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival This free film festival will show 10 films from countries around the world, including India, Norway, Germany and Hungary. This year's films will focus on the theme "Earth: Habitat for All." June 19-Sept. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Sapp Center Auditorium, Room 111, 376 Lomita Drive, Stanford. sgs.stanford.edu
Film Screening: 'The Best Man' Menlo Park Library concludes its June Wedding Film Festival with a screening of "The Best Man," about a novelist and committed bachelor who tries to hide the fact that his new book is based on the lives and loves of his tight-knit group of friends. June 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org
Documentary Film: 'Brother Outsider' The Portola Valley Library hosts a screening of "Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin," about a gay Civil Rights leader and adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. in celebration of Pride Month. June 25, 5-7 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. smcl.bibliocommons.com
Kerry Tribe: 'The Elusive Word' The 2017 film "Afasia" pairs the verbal journey of Christopher Riley, a photographer and friend of the filmmaker who struggles to speak after experiencing a left-hemisphere stroke that left him aphasic, with Tribe's own narrated effort to relearn the Spanish language. Through Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu
Food & Drink
Ice Cream Social Menlo Park Historical Association presents "An Old Time Ice Cream Social." June 23, 2-4 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library lawn, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. business.menloparkchamber.com
Trivia Night at Cafe Zoe Attendees flex their knowledge about various topics during Trivia Night at Cafe Zoe on Thursdays. Participants may bring their own team or join an existing one. Through June 27, 7-9 p.m. Free. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park. cafezoehub.com
Lessons & Classes
ESL Conversation Club Non-native and native English speakers talk together with the aim of developing English speaking and listening skills. No registration required. Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org/projectread
Health & Wellness
Finding the Right Caregiver Georgina Singh, founder and CEO of Cuida Inc., will discuss key elements in matching clients to the right caregiver. June 19, 10-11 a.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. business.menloparkchamber.com
Bird Walk This 90-minute bird walk covers Filoli's vast nature preserve. Saturdays through Aug. 31. There will be a 10:30 a.m.-noon session and a 12:30-2 p.m. session. $15. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org
Huddart Park Sunset Hike Presented by Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks, this docent-led hike explores wildlife, night-blooming flowers and more. Long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes and water recommended. June 19 and July 24, 6:15-8:30 p.m. $6 parking fee. Huddart County Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. huddartwunderlichfriends.org
Weekday Take A Hike: Huddart Park The hike will begin at the Zwierlein Picnic Area in Huddart Park. Attendees can choose between two hikes: the Bay Tree Trail to Richards Road Trail to Crystal Springs Trail (2.4 miles), and the Crystal Springs Trail to Dean Trail (5 miles). June 19, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Huddart Park, 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside. Search eventbrite.com for more info.
Home & Garden
Rose Tour Filoli hosts tours of its roses and other flowers to explore some of the special varieties grown and provide information on their care and history. Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 2-3:30 p.m. through Aug. 31. $15. Filoli Gardens, 86 Old Canada Road, Woodside. filoli.org
Chamber Mixer Attendees will hear about the Chamber of Commerce and find out how to be more involved as an ambassador of business success in Menlo Park. June 19, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Intero, 930 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. business.menloparkchamber.com
Religion & Spirituality
Labyrinth in Memorial Church The Memorial Church labyrinth, where people can find balance, pray and meditate, is open to the public. Fridays through Aug. 30. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford. events.stanford.edu
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