Film: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Local screenings from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival start this Saturday, July 28, and run through Aug. 2 at the CineArts movie theater at Palo Alto Square, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Comedies, documentaries and short films from various countries are among the offerings.
Art: Sand Mandalas at East West
Visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks are holding events this weekend at East West Bookstore at 324 Castro St. in Mountain View. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, the visitors will teach a class on making thangkas (educational cloth paintings), and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, they will begin a ceremony dispersing the sand mandala they created earlier in the week.
Art: Djerassi Open House
In the Santa Cruz Mountains near Woodside, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is holding its annual open house from 1 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, July 29. Visitors, who must make advance reservations, will meet the current resident artists and tour their studios, view the outdoor sculpture collection, and attend dance and music performances and readings.