Posted in EventsPosted in EventsJuly 27, 2012
Music: Jazz Camp Student Showcase
Young musicians studying at the Stanford Jazz Workshop will show off their tunes at free recitals starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow, July 27. Jazz combos and vocalists will be performing at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Tressider Plaza, the Coho, Campbell Recital Hall and Braun Rehearsal Hall at Stanford University.
Movies: ‘The Incredibles’
As part of the city of Mountain View’s free outdoor movie series, the 2004 animated comedy “The Incredibles” will be shown tomorrow, July 27, at Eagle Park at 652 Franklin St. The movie will start around 8:30 p.m. (or when it’s dark enough).
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsJuly 25, 2012
Author: Robert Dye
Early aviation will be the topic of the evening tomorrow, July 25, at the Museum of American Heritage as author Robert Dye gives a talk on his book “A Pioneer in Aviation,” about engineer Brice Goldsborough. The event starts at 7 p.m. at 351 Homer Ave. in Palo Alto.
Music: Top Shelf
Palo Alto’s Town & Country Village shopping center hosts a free concert by the Motown tribute band Top Shelf from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, July 25. The show will be near the Embarcadero Road entrance to the center, which is at Embarcadero and El Camino Real.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsJuly 5, 2012
Community: Summer Festival & Chili Cook-Off
Participants celebrate the Fourth of July with a tastes of red-hot chili prepared by teams of chefs battling for the chili championship. Featuring live music, children’s activities and food. Tasting starts at 1:30 p.m. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto. Offsite parking at Cubberley. Shuttle service available noon-5 p.m.
Community: Menlo Park Parade
Attendees of the Menlo Park parade can decorate their bikes, trikes, wagons, golf carts or floats and parade down Santa Cruz Avenue from the parking lot off Santa Cruz and Chestnut Street to Burgess Park. The parade starts at 11:45 a.m. on July 4th. Once at Burgess Park, there will be music, games and food.
Community: Redwood City Parade
Redwood City’s 74th annual Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Marshall and Winslow streets and ends near Alden Street. The 26th annual Independence Day Festival will also be held in Redwood City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be arts and crafts booths, food and drinks and a kids’ area.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsJune 13, 2012
Music: Stanford Jazz Festival
As a “preview” show for the Stanford Jazz Festival, which runs June 22-Aug. 4 this summer, jazz singer Kitty Margolis will perform at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, June 14. The concert is at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Music: The Shanks
The city of Los Altos kicks off its series of free outdoor summer concerts tomorrow, June 14, with a performance by classic-rock band The Shanks. Weekly concerts continue through Aug. 9, with shows from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in various parks.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsMay 15, 2012
Art: ‘Never Odd Or Even’
Graduating Stanford artists are displaying their thesis works starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 15, at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery on campus. The artwork, which will be up through June 17, includes Rhonda Holberton’s apocalyptic video work “All Tomorrows” and minutely detailed landscape and interior photography by Adam Katseff.
A free screening and discussion of the documentary film “Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet” is scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 15, in the Bechtel International Center, 584 Capistrano Way, Stanford University. The discussion, with Buddhist teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche III and filmmaker Victress Hitchcock, will follow the screening.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsApril 25, 2012
Music: Stanford Symphony Orchestra
Soloist Livia Sohn will join the Stanford Symphony Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major at an 8 p.m. concert tomorrow, April 26. The Dinkelspiel Auditorium performance will also feature Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie for clarinet.
Community: Israel Independence Day
Live music, film, Israeli dancing, food and drink, a fashion show and children’s activities are planned for the Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) fair from 4:30 to 10:30 pm. tomorrow, April 26, at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Admission is free, with refreshments for sale.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsApril 20, 2012
Community: Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival
Downtown Menlo Park hosts the free 30th annual Fine Arts Festival along Santa Cruz Avenue on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ninety artists in various media are scheduled to take part.
Art: Fanny Retsek
A free reception and artist talk are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, April 20, for a solo exhibition of prints and drawings by Fanny Retsek. The artist’s social-justice-themed works are on display through June 10 at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsApril 16, 2012
Author: Mignon Fogarty
Podcaster, author and major grammar enthusiast Mignon Fogarty — who wrote “Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing” — will give a free talk tomorrow, April 17, at 4 p.m. She’s speaking on usage and effective conversation in the Terrace Room of Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460, fourth floor) at Stanford University.
This event features nine short documentary films from Kyrgyzstan, with an introduction and commentary by Alma Kunanbaeva of the Stanford Department of Anthropology. Beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow, April 17, the free event is in Building 200, Room 30, at Stanford University.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsApril 13, 2012
On stage: ‘City of Angels’
Ram’s Head Theatrical Society of Stanford University presents ‘City of Angels.’ Winner of six Tony Awards, the musical is a mix of jazz, noir, innuendo and cheeky humor in Hollywood during the 1940s. From tomorrow, April 13, to April 21, 8 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Art: Stanford Art Spaces
Paintings by Jose Allen and Wayne Jiang and photographs by Terry Thompson are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen Art Spaces Gallery weekdays from tomorrow, April 13, to June 21 at 420 Via Palou, Stanford.
Posted in EventsPosted in EventsApril 11, 2012
Author: ‘The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its Exiles’
Writer and award-winning poet Sholeh Wolpe will speak on her anthology, described as “a testament to both the centuries-old tradition of Persian poetry and the enduring will of the Iranian people to resist injustice.” Tomorrow, April 11, at 7 p.m. at Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Biofuels: The Changing Nature of Agricultural Demands
This symposium will explore the politics, economics and global food security implications of the expanding biofuel sector. The event is tomorrow, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Bechtel conference room, Encina Hall, Stanford.