Andrew Baer, a filmmaker and Palo Alto High School graduate, will premiere his newest film, "Last Summer," at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road. "Last Summer" focuses on teen Olivia Summer, who struggles after the death by suicide of her elder brother. An "Aspiring Filmmaker Forum" with Baer will follow the premiere. Baer will share his experience and will answer questions from students interested in filmmaking. The event is free; refreshments will be served. Project Safety Net, a community network dedicated to youth well-being, is sponsoring the screening. Go to tinyurl.com/y9utyva5.
CSMA's Family Arts Day
The Community School of Music and Arts (230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View) will hold its annual Family Arts Day on Sunday, July 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will include an instrument petting zoo, interactive art and music activities (including special projects geared toward preschoolers), digital art demonstrations and live musical performances by CSMA students. Go to arts4all.org.
'Paint the Town II'
The Los Altos History Museum is currently displaying the work of more than 50 local artists who took up the challenge of depicting Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and surrounding locations and landmarks for its exhibition "Paint the Town II" (the original "Paint the Town" took place back in 1999). In addition to paintings, artists used a variety of media, including stitchery, fabric, and a metal engraving. The exhibition will run through Oct. 7 and the museum (51 S. San Antonio Road) is open Thursday through Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Admission is free. Go to losaltoshistory.org.
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