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Arts & Entertainment - January 1, 2020

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Theater

'Pride and Prejudice' TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings literature's most infamous battle of the sexes to life. Through Jan. 4, 2020; times vary. $34-$108. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. theatreworks.org

Concerts

Free Organ Recital Weekly noon-time organ recitals on the two Flentrop organs at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Each recital will include at least one work by J.S. Bach. Through May 26, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Free. All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto. asaints.org

Talks & Lectures

E-Library Tips Learn how to easily access the digital library with your phone or tablet. Jan.7, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org

Get Ready for Spring Gardening Learn about proper site selecting, how to prepare soil and the best timing for seeds and seedling. Jan. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org

Restorative Parenting Karen Junker, certified trainer by the International Institute for Restorative Practices, discusses how to maintain healthy, conflict-free relationships and work towards creating a balanced, positive relationship between parents, children and family. Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. Free. Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park. mpcsdspeakerseries.com

Family

A Day at the Farm Visitors can reserve a day at the Hidden Villa farm and tailor the reservation to include private farm tours for up to 30 people and one of three picnic areas. Dates vary through May 23; times vary. $180-$275; prices vary between packages. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. hiddenvilla.org

Walk This Whey Learn about the history of dairy animals, walk with one of Hidden Villa's goats and taste milks and cheeses from different dairy animals. Jan. 4, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. $25. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. hiddenvilla.org

Museums & Exhibits

A Gift of Art from Marilyn F. Symmes Marilyn F. Symmes' gift to the Cantor Arts Center is an eclectic selection of prints and drawings highlighting different ways of thinking about artworks as both images and objects. Through May 18, 2020; times vary; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Baylug Lego Holiday Show Bay Area Lego User Group and the Bay Area Lego Train Club co-host the annual holiday show featuring train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, sculptures, portraits and more all made out of Legos. Through Jan. 5, 2020, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $3. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. moah.org

Cointraptions "Cointraptions: Classic Coin-Operated Machines" explores what life was like before the era of credit cards with classic coin-operated machines, including gambling devices, a mutoscope, vending machines and more. Through Feb. 16, 2020; Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. moah.org

Edward Weston and Ansel Adams This exhibit features landscapes, still lifes, nudes and portraits created by Edward Weston in Mexico and Ansel Adams in the American southwest. Through Jan. 6, 2020; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Flight Simulator Rally Embark on a flight through the Hiller Aviation Museum's Flight Sim Zone, a state-of-the-art flight simulator. Jan. 5, 2-3:30 p.m. Free; event included with museum admission. Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos. hiller.org

'Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze' Featuring paintings made in the last five years, Jordan Casteel's large-scale portraits of Harlem community members are intimate portrayals of often overlooked members of society. Through Feb. 2, 2020, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

'Left of Center' "Left of Center" exhibition seeks to show how modes of art-making that originated on the West Coast decisively changed the topography of American modernism. Through Sept. 20; times vary; closed Tuesdays. Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu

'The Melancholy Museum' Mark Dion, known for his work on the history of museums and their collections, delves into the original Stanford family collection to create a cabinet of curiosities for the 21st century. Ongoing; times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

'Our Sacred Coast' Artist Ian Wing's "Our Sacred Coast" is an exhibition of landscapes including plein air and studio pieces depicting select locations across the California coastline. Through Jan. 20; times vary. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. arts4all.org

'Process and Pattern' Memory, history and making collide in the work of contemporary artists McArthur Binion, Charles Gaines, Julie Mehretu and Analia Saban. Through Feb. 17; closed Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu

Richard Diebenkorn See an intimate and interactive installation of famed Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn's paintings and sketchbooks that shed light on the artist's process, including his shift from figurative to more abstract work. Ongoing; times vary; closed Tuesdays. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

'Surf Sequence' "Surf Sequence" explores Ansel Adams' relationship with water in different forms with a series of spontaneously captured surf images. Through May 18; times vary. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford. events.stanford.edu

'West x Southwest' The Capital Group Foundation's gift of 1,000 photographs includes works by American photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis, John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, Wright Morris, Gordon Parks and Edward Weston. Through Jan. 5; 12:30 p.m. Free. Stanford University, 450 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford. events.stanford.edu

Film

'The Year We Thought About Love' Menlo Park Library screens an inspirational documentary about a Boston LGBTQ youth theater troupe. Jan. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. menlopark.org

Food & Drink

Brunch on the Farm Gather ingredients from the Hidden Villa farm and make a colorful, fresh breakfast the old-fashioned way. Jan. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25. Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. hiddenvilla.org

Health & Wellness

Windhover Tour Open for public tours every Saturday, the Windhover building is a meditative space built with the intention of promoting mental and spiritual well-being. Saturdays; ongoing, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 370 Santa Teresa St., Stanford. museum.stanford.edu

Outdoor Recreation

Earthquake Hike Hike along the San Andreas Fault and learn about the wonders of the plate tectonics and the remnants left by thousands of previous earthquakes. Jan. 5, 2-4:30 p.m. Free. Los Trancos Preserve, 4185 Page Mill Road, Los Altos. openspace.org

New Year's Day Hike/Walk The Pathways Committee holds an annual New Year's hike with multiple loops of varying distances. Jan 1, 1 p.m. Free. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. losaltoshills.ca.gov

Trail Run Run to the top of Windy Hill with trail-running docents Anna Lee and Ray Curiel. Jan 7, 7-9 a.m. Free. Windy Hill Preserve, 555 Portola Road, Portola Valley. openspace.org

Winter Waterfowl Embark on a birding expedition with docents Kate Gudmundson, Laura Levin, Mary Brunkhorst and Dennis Smith to look for waterfowl and other birds visiting the San Francisco Bay as they migrate along the Pacific Flyway. Jan. 1, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. Stevens Creek Shoreline Nature Area, Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. openspace.org

Author Events

Abigail Hing Wen's 'Loveboat Taipei' Author Abigail Hing Wen debuts her highly anticipated romantic comedy book "Loveboat, Taipei." Jan. 6, 7-9 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. keplers.org

Tara Sim's "Scavenge the Stars" Author Tara Sim launches her new book "Scavenge the Stars," a gender-swapped retelling of "The Count of Monte Cristo." Jan. 7, 7-9 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. keplers.org

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