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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Concerts

Larry Coryell & Bombay Jazz
Composed of four well-known players including guitarist Larry Coryell, Bombay Jazz will give a Stanford Jazz Festival performance blending jazz and Indian classical music. July 26, 8-9:30 p.m. $15-$55. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford.

Concerts

Redwood Symphony's Mid-Summer Magic
For Mid-Summer Magic, Alexander Eisenberg will perform Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto" in a Redwood Symphony concert of easy listening favorites. The show will also include music from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," the John Williams score from "Catch Me If You Can" and Ravel's "Bolero." July 26, 8-10 p.m. $25 adult; $30 at the door; $10 student. Canada College Main Theater, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.

Food and Drink

LB Steak Schramsberg Wine Dinner
LB Steak in Menlo Park will host a dinner with Schramsberg Vineyard. Chef de Cuisine Kelsey Casavan will offer a four-course seasonal tasting menu to pair with Schramsberg wines, and winemaker Keith Hock will be on hand to answer questions. July 26, 6-9 p.m. $175. LB Steak Menlo Park, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Concerts

Concert Program III: 'Lobkowicz Legacy'
The third concert program in the Music@Menlo festival season will focus on the cultural legacy of the Lobkowicz family, a prominent Bohemian lineage dating back to the 14th century. Chamber works by Haydn and Beethoven, dedicated to Joseph Franz Maximilian of the Lobkowicz family, will be performed. July 26, 8 p.m. $68/$58 general; $30/$20 under age 30. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

Classes/Workshops

Flamenco guitar master classes
Recognized flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual will hold two master classes at the Community School of Music and Arts: one for those experienced with flamenco, the other for those new to flamenco technique. July 26, 12:30-3 p.m. $30. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Live Music

PAL Blues, Arts and BBQ Festival
This free festival will feature Bay Area blues musicians and others, including, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Aki Kumar Blues Band, Tebo, Ms. Taylor P. Collins and more. There will also be an inflatable play land for kids, art, and food and drink. July 26, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

Family and Kids

Tennis Book Reading
In conjunction with the Bank of the West Tennis Classic, Kepler's will hold a reading of the children's book, "A Magical Racquet Ride: Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournaments of Tennis" by Marissa Gould. Australian professional tennis player Sam Stosur will be on hand to sign autographs. July 26, 1 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

Community Events

Mayor Mueller Office Hours
Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller will hold office hours at Cafe Zoe, where community members can provide feedback, ask questions, meet neighbors and talk about Menlo Park issues. July 26, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Dance

Dance Party with Lavay Smith
Community members can take part in a swing dancing lesson in Bing Concert Hall's Gunn Atrium before jazz and blue singer Lavay Smith performs with her seven-piece band. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. July 26, 6:30 p.m. $25 for dance floor access. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.

On Stage

Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Local artists and members of The Green Room will put on put on a performances involving a murder mystery, while attendees enjoy dinner and rinks. July 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $18-$35. Lucie Stern Fireside Room & Patio, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Live Music

Twilight Concert Series: Tempest
For the City of Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series, high-energy Celtic rock group Tempest will give a free show at Rinconada Park. Local food trucks will be on hand. July 26, 7 p.m. Free. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

'Flowers' by Charles Halleck
Bay Area artist Charles Halleck will have on display a series of color photographs of flowers, depicting a variety of flower colors and types. July 1-26, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
 

Special Events

Birth Doula Skills Workshop
This four-day workshop will explore deeply birth and birth support and compare the experience of the new mother and the new doula. July 24-27, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $375-$450. Blossom Birth, 299 S. California Ave., Ste. 120, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Flower Power'
Nine works by five artists -- Andy Warhol, Donald Sultan, Alex Katz, Willie Cole and Tom Wesselmann -- will focus on the popular subject of flowers. Wednesday-Sunday, June 19-July 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Space and Dimensions'
Garden Fresh restaurant will host a solo show by local artist Rachel Tirosh of mixed media paintings on canvas. June 14-July 30, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'Traveling Stitches'
Mountain View City Hall will have on display in its rotunda an exhibit of quilts made at the Day Worker Center of Mountain View called "Traveling Stitches." July 7-31, City Hall hours. Free. Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

Art Galleries

'Onions Observed'
The Portola Art Gallery will have on display a collection of photography called "Onions Observed -- An Animistic Perspective," by Alan McGee of Portola Valley. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. July 1-31, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
 

Food and Drink

Silicon Valley Beer Week at Tied House
Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe will celebrate Silicon Valley Beer Week with a special beer pairing menu featuring new menu items and Tied House's award-winning beers. July 25-Aug. 2, business hours. Prices vary. Tied House, 954 Villa St., Mountain View.

On Stage

'The Wizard of Oz'
The Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre will perform the classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," following Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they seek to find Dorothy a way home. Thursday-Sunday, July 18-August 3, 7:30 p.m. $15 youth/senior; $20 adult. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

On Stage

'The Great Pretender'
TheatreWorks will put on a production of 'The Great Pretender' by David West Read, a hit at the company's New Works Festival about how a children's TV host deals with the death of a popular puppeteer. See website for specific dates and times. July 9-Aug. 3, 2, 7:30 or 8 p.m. $25-$68. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology and Surgery'
James Chang has incorporated Rodin's hand sculptures into his hand surgery educational program, using new technologies that scan the sculptures, create interior anatomy and allow for virtual surgery to correct the condition. The exhibition provides an interactive experience for visitors. Wednesday-Sunday, April 9-Aug. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Family and Kids

YMCA summer camps
Summer programs at the Palo Alto YMCA are designed to keep kids physically active and mentally engaged with a variety of activities. See website for specific programs and dates. June 2-August 4, Prices vary (financial assistance available). Palo Alto Family YMCA, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto.
 

Concerts

Koret Young Performers Concert
Music@Menlo’s Koret Young Performers Concerts will feature students in the Chamber Music Institute's Young Performers Program (ages 9 to 18). Saturdays, July 26 and Aug. 2, 1 p.m.; August 9, at noon. Free. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
 

Concerts

Prelude Performances
Popular events at the Music@Menlo summer festival, Prelude Performances will showcase young artists (ages 18 to 29) from the Chamber Music Institute's International Program. Check website for specific dates and locations. July 22-Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. Free. Menlo School and The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, , Atherton.

On Stage

'South Pacific'
Foothill Music Theatre will put on a production of the Broadway musical "South Pacific," by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Thursday-Sunday, July 24-August 10, 7:30-10 p.m. $10-$32. Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

On Stage

'Moby Dick - Rehearsed'
Stanford Repertory Theater will put on a production of Orson Welles' blank-verse adaptation of Melville's masterpiece -- replete with the hunt, meditations on the sea and the mania of Captain Ahab. July 17-Aug. 10, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $15 student/senior; $25 general. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
 

Family and Kids

Heather Hill Riding Center Summer Camps
Heather Hill Camp is a fun-filled time with the HH Welsh Cobs and Ponies! Half or full day sessions. Ride every day. Riding, film making, art. June 16 to Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $100-$650 Rancho Viejo Stables in Portola Valley, 45 Ansel Lane, Portola Valley.
 

Family and Kids

Marine Science Camp
The Marine Science Institute is hosting a camp that offers hands-on activities, live animals and educational field trips including a day aboard the Marine Science Institute research vessel. Week-long camps run from June 16–Aug. 15; each day starts at 10 a.m. Registration opens Feb. 1. Starting at $375. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.

Exhibits

'The Stanford Albums'
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Act of 1864, the Cantor Arts Center will mount an exhibition of 19th-century photographer Carleton Watkins' Pacific Coast photographs, all drawn from three unbound albums in the Stanford library’s Special Collections. April 23-Aug. 17, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Stonewalled in Jerusalem'
Santa Cruz mixed media artist Sara Friedlander will have on display her visually arresting and socially focused artwork, which contemplates the Israeli/Palestinian impasse. Using original and archival images, she explores both sides and welcomes viewers' ideas about moving forward. May 16-August 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Peaches on a Tree'
An exhibit of colorful and emotional paintings by artists of Art For Well Beings, a Palo Alto art studio for people with special needs, will be on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. Tuesday-Sunday, July 1-Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

Art Galleries

'Peanuts' paintings by Tom Everhart
Peabody Fine Art Gallery will host an exclusive exhibition of works by Tom Everhart, who was permitted by Charles Schulz to paint his Peanuts comic strip characters in his own style. July 19-Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Peabody Fine Art Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Sew Sew Saturday
The library invites community members to come sew on Saturday mornings; four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger are available for use. Please register on the website. No instruction will be provided. Saturdays, year-round, 10:15-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Fearless Genius'
The Computer History Museum will have on display a photography exhibit by Doug Menuz called "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000." It consists of 50 photographs documenting innovators at Apple, Leiner Perkins, Adobe and other companies. Wednesday-Sunday, July 9-September 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 general; $12 student/senior/military. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Dana Harel: Between Dreams and Nightmares'
A solo exhibition of new works by Redwood City artist Dana Harel will be on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. Organized by Laguna Art Museum, the exhibit consists of 15 mixed-media drawings of animal and human figures, reflecting the messiness of war. June 14-September 7, center hours. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

Time Machines: Clocks and Timekeeping Devices
This exhibition explores timekeeping and timekeeping devices, from the introduction of the sundial by the ancient Egyptians to the precise atomic clock. In addition to explanations of clock mechanics, the exhibit examines the role of timekeeping in early navigation and in the Industrial Revolution. April 18-September 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Environment

Improvements to Household Hazardous Waste Station
There have been new upgrades made to the Household Hazardous Waste Station. Safely dispose of unwanted or unused toxic household items. New hours: every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and first Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Limitations: must be Palo Alto resident (license or registration). Please visit the website for more information. Sept. 20-21, Free. Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.

Classes/Workshops

Foothill College Fall Quarter registration
Foothill College Fall Quarter registration will be open on the school's website beginning July 21. Classes will run from September 22 to December 12. Students are encouraged to register early for the best course selection. July 21-September 22. $31/unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Volunteers

Silicon Valley Tour de Coop preparation
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a variety of volunteer activities leading up to and during the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a bike ride between chicken coops and home gardens on September 21. Volunteer opportunities include putting up fliers and posters, doing test bike rides, organizing other small events to spread the word and staffing locations on tour day. The organization also seeks community members with chicken coops, beehives and home gardens to host stops. June-September, dates and times vary. Free. Neighbors Helping Neighbors events, various nearby locations, Palo Alto and Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China'
The exhibit "Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture" will be on display at the Krause Center for Innovation. June 23-September 26, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation, 12345 El Monte Road, Building 4000, Los Altos Hills.

Exhibits

'Night, Smoke and Shadows'
This exhibition, named "Night, Smoke and Shadows: The Presence of Atmosphere in the 19th Century," includes prints, drawings and photographs by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Max Klinger, Felicien Rops and Alvin Langdon Coburn. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Artists Observe Nature'
This exhibition features about 18 prints and drawings that focus on the post-17th century impulse to study nature. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'The New Landscape'
The Cantor Arts Center will mount a new exhibit called "The New Landscape: Experiments in Light by Gyorgy Kepes," which explores art's relevance in a scientific age. Forty-five panels by the Hungarian-born American artist capturing scientific imagery (minerals, cellular patterns and tissue fibers) will be on display. Wednesday-Sunday, July 23-Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open on Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open on Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Dance

Social Ballroom Dancing
Social ballroom dancing takes place every Friday and Saturday throuhgout the year at Cubberley Pavilion, starting at 8 p.m. with a lesson followed by general dancing. Go to www.cubberleyballroom.com for lesson schedule. No experience or partner necessary. Cover includes refreshments. 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Classes/Workshops

For the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance. Serving Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale, it is a family-owned studio that teaches dance to children and adults at all levels of ability. Visit website to learn about specific offerings. March through December. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.

Art Galleries

'From the Ground Up'
Artists Martha Castillo and Trevlyn Williams will have new works on display at Gallery House, which are inspired by the colors, textures and light of California's natural landscapes. A reception will be held on July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. July 1-26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.