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Alane Weber teaches a class on worm composting. Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $39. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsPalo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert II
This concert will feature music from Mozart, Jean Sibelius, Lee Actor and more. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $20 Adults/$17 Seniors/$10 Students. Cubberley Community Center Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsReiki 1 Healing Class
Learn the natural healing art of Reiki in this class. Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $175 includes manual and certificate. Los Altos Reiki Center, 745 Distel Drive #121, Los Altos.
Special EventsBreakfast with Santa
The City of Menlo Park Community Services Department hosts a “Breakfast with Santa” event. Activities will include a pancake breakfast, letter writing to Santa, holiday crafts and visiting and picture taking with Santa. Reservations required. $1 off with unwrapped toy. Dec. 7, 7:30-11:30 p.m. $5-7. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 700 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Concerts'A Jazzy Little Christmas' Concert
Soli Deo Gloria and the Dan Zemelman Trio perform "A Jazzy Little Christmas," a concert of jazzed up carols arranged by Bob Chilcott, Michele Weir and Allen H. Simon, Soli Deo Gloria's artistic director. Dec. 7, 5 p.m. $26/$21 (12 and under free). First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
ConcertsItalian Christmas Concerts: 'Sweet Voices & Noyses'
San Francisco Choral Artists and The Whole Noyse will perform Italian Christmas concerts. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $30 (discounts for seniors and students). St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
Community EventsHoliday Bazaar at Deborah's Palm
Deborah's Palm in Palo Alto hosts this holiday bazaar with handmade gifts such as ornaments, linens, candy, jewelry, knitted/sewn items, artwork, crafts and more. There will also be strolling minstrels, wreath-making, door prizes, refreshments and a used book sale. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Deborah's Palm, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.
Family and KidsFamilies SFMOMA Event
Linden Tree Books in Los Altos will host Families SFMOMA for a story time and art-making event for families. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
Family and KidsHome for the Holidays: Bird Arts and Crafts
The EcoCenter hosts a day of arts and crafts. Decorate a birdhouse, design a birdfeeder wreath and fashion native seed planters to take home. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Special EventsPoletential AirShow Flight #5
Poletential, a combination pole dancing-fitness studio, hosts an event with performers displaying dance and tricks on aerial fabric, pole, rope, aerial straps and trapeze. Guest performers from New York's Body&Pole. 18 and over only; cash only bar. No physical tickets; give purchaser's name at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seats not reserved. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $35 online via the link or $40 at door. Fox Forum, 2411 Broadway St., Redwood City.
ConcertsHoliday Musicale at Stanford
The Friends of Music at Stanford present this annual holiday showcase in Memorial Church with seasonal selections from the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Early Music Singers and featured student performers. Dec. 7, 2:30 p.m. $10-15. Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Family and KidsPortola Valley Library Lego Club
Ages 0-9 welcome to play and build with Legos provided by the Portola Valley Library. Register by contacting the library. This program is funded by the Friends of the Portola Valley Library. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Community EventsCaltrain Holiday Train
The Caltrain Holiday Train will visit nine stations with performances and holiday decorations on Dec. 7 and 8. The train arrives at 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Palo Alto's California Avenue station and at 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Menlo Park station. People on the holiday train will collect toy donations for needy children. Free. Caltrain station, California Avenue, Palo Alto.
Lectures & TalksFilm and Panel on Human Trafficking
A film and panel about human trafficking, both locally and globally, will be presented. Experts will discuss ways to work together to combat it. Dec. 7, 2:45-5 p.m. Free. Congregation Beth Am Sanctuary, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.
Lectures & TalksTEDxBayArea Global Women Entrepreneurs
TEDxBayArea will convene its fourth annual Global Women Entrepreneurs event to celebrate women leaders around the world. Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $99. TEDxBayArea, Mountain View venue, Mountain View.
ConcertsConcert: '20 Harps for the Holidays'
Los Altos United Methodist Church hosts an annual concert featuring holiday harp music. The program will include a variety of classical and holiday music, a studio ensemble of more than 20 harps and organist T. Paul Rosas. Proceeds go to Harpeggio Music to help support studio activities, including this concert. Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m. $12-$15. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos.
ConcertsSam Glaser at Congregation Kol Emeth
As part of "The Promise Tour," pianist and vocalist Sam Glaser will be performing at Kol Emeth in Palo Alto. Dec. 7, 7-8 p.m. $5 for children; $8 adults. Family discount: $20 for a family of four. Tickets sold at the door. Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela Ave., Palo Alto.
Community EventsGingerbread House Decorating
Bethany Lutheran Church hosts its fifth annual Gingerbread House Decorating Fundraiser. The gingerbread houses are pre-assembled; the candy, sweets, and tools needed to decorate will be provided. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited - reserve a gingerbread house today. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. $50 per house. Bethany Lutheran Church , 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
ConcertsMid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra Concert
The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra (MPRO), an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society, will perform music by Corelli, Gabrieli, John Hothby, Henry Cowell, three 16th-century Scottish songs and an Adagio by Albinoni with Nicholas Vigil, oboe soloist. Dec. 7, 2-3 p.m. Free. Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
ConcertsStanford Live: 'Linked Verse'
Stanford Live presents "Linked Verse," a new performance that fuses sound and 3D imagery. Dec. 7-8, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $10-75. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsGuitarist Shambhu with Will Ackerman
East West Bookstore hosts jazz/New Age guitarist Shambhu to perform with Will Ackerman, guitarist, producer and founder of Windham Hill Records. Other musicians who contributed to Shambhu's new album, "Dreaming of Now," will also perform. Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. $25. Palo Alto Unity Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Live MusicWoodside Village Band Winter Concert
The Woodside Village Band will give its winter concert; the program will include seasonal works by Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, John Philip Sousa, and Claude-Michel Schönberg. A reception will follow. Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m. Free. Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Live MusicAdam Miller: A Holiday Concert
American folksinger and storyteller Adam Miller will perform a holiday concert at Woodside Library. Dec. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside.
Family and KidsWaldorf School Holiday Faire & Boutique
The Waldorf School of the Peninsula in Los Altos is hosting a holiday fair and boutique, including beeswax candle dipping, wreath making, games and prizes, crafts, artisan wares, a puppet show, entertainment and music. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Additional shopping hours at the boutique: Friday 6–9 p.m.(adults only) and Sunday 1 Free. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos.
Community EventsAnti-Human Trafficking Forum at Beth Am
At this forum, there will be a screening of "Not My Life," documentary film about human trafficking and contemporary slavery, as well as a panel of experts discussing human trafficking. Dec. 7, 2:45-5 p.m. Free. Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills.
Benefits/FundraisersPaly Winter Glass Sale
There will be hand-blown glass items for sale, demos and cookies at the Palo Alto High School winter glass sale. Proceeds benefit the high school's arts programs. Dec. 6-7, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School - Room 105 near theatre, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersHoliday Home Tour & Boutique
The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) will host its sixth annual fundraiser, "Finishing Touches": A Holiday Home Tour & Boutique. Funds raised support the League’s community projects. Dec. 6-7, Check website for event schedule. Events range in price - see website. Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto.
Benefits/Fundraisers'Christmas at Our House' Holiday Home Tour
Saint Francis High School Women’s Club will host its 25th annual “Christmas At Our House” holiday home tour, featuring four homes in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. All homes will be decorated in holiday decor. Dec. 5-7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $45 and up. Various Four homes in the Los Altos Hills area, Various addresses, Los Altos Hills.
Environment'Capturing Real Life'
Dale Beliveau’s acrylic paintings of landscapes, birds, and wildlife will be on display at the EcoCenter Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., from Aug. 30 until Dec. 7. A public reception will be held at the EcoCenter on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m. Free. EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
On StageChildren's Theatre: 'The Princess and the Frog'
The Palo Alto Children's Theatre production of "The Princess and the Frog" is designed for parents and children, ages 3-6. Local high school performers will be the actors in the play. Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m.-noon. $10 for children; $12 for adults. Palo Alto Children's Theater Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Special EventsPENPEX Stamp Show
Sponsored by the Sequoia Stamp Club of Redwood City, the PENPEX stamp show features 18 dealers, more than 50 competitive exhibits, a special souvenir show cachet, free stamps for beginners and a silent auction of more than 500 lots that closes on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City.
Special EventsArtist Open Studio
Five artists - Jan Schachter, Peggy Forman, Nina Else, Margaret Realica and Lois Anderson - will host a holiday open studio. Works will include ceramics and handmade books. Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Jan Schachter's studio, 190 Golden Hills Drive, Portola Valley.
DanceDance Connection's Nutcracker Ballet
Dance Connection, located at the Cubberley Community Center, presents its fifteenth annual Nutcracker Ballet starring 134 local children and teens between the ages of 6 through 17. This family-friendly production runs Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. $12-$25 in advance. Reserved seating. Gunn High School Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
On StageBallet America's Nutcracker
Ballet America presents "The Nutcracker," a full-length production that is also kid-friendly. "The Nutcracker" has a cast of approximately 100 dancers who are all from the Bay Area. Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. $18-39. Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Art GalleriesExhibition: 'The Rapture'
The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University presents "The Rapture," a solo exhibition by Joel Leivick, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Photography, features his new photographic works of the Pantheon in Rome. Every day except Monday until Dec. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. T. W. Stanford Art Gallery, 419 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
Benefits/FundraisersHidden Villa Holiday Online Auction
Hidden Villa will host its first Holiday Online Auction, featuring local items and more. All proceeds will support Hidden Villa’s educational programs and scholarships. See URL below to start bidding. Bidding begins Nov. 25 and will close Dec. 10. Cost of auction items. Hidden Villa Holiday Auction, Online, No venue.
Special Events26th Annual Christmas Creche Exhibit
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates Christmas with this exhibit, which includes more than 350 nativities from around the world. Dec. 7-11, Noon-9 p.m. Free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3865 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsBrazilian Dance and Martial Arts
Classes in the Brazilian martial art Capoeira, as well as Brazilian dance for children and adults begin next month through the City of Palo Alto. Instructor Mestre Beicola is a native of Rio de Janeiro. Oct. 1-Dec. 12. Times and cost vary - see website. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
ConcertsScott's Seafood Holiday Drive
Scott’s Seafood in Mountain View is partnering with Community Services Agency (CSA) in Mountain View for its annual holiday sharing program, benefiting CSA. This year will be a pajama dive; drop off donations at the restaurant. Dec. 3-14, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. None. Scott's Seafood Mountain View , 420 Castro St. , Mountain View .
Classes/WorkshopsBollywood Dance Fitness Class
BollyArobix/Club Bollywood is a fast dance aerobics class. The music is always a mix of the latest Bollywood, Bhangra and remixes. Drop-ins welcome. Sept. 14-Dec. 14, Saturdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. $5. Zohar Dance Studio (Cubberly Community Center), 4000 Middlefield Road #4, Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesCantor Center Contemporary Art Tour
This tour focuses on the contemporary art collection in the Friedenrich Family Gallery of the Cantor Arts Center, which features works from the 1950s to the present. The tour takes place the second Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. (Dec. 14) 3 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ConcertsMusic: 'Illuminate This Night'
In three concerts, the Peninsula Women's Chorus sings holiday music from around the world, culminating in Conrad Susa’s "Carols and Lullabies," a collection of carols originally from Spain, Catalunya, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, accompanied by marimba, guitar, and harp. Ticket information at www.pwchorus.org. Concerts are on Dec. 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, and on Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Patrick's Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park. $35 premium; $30 general; $10 student (18 and under). Two venues, See addresses above, Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
On Stage'November': Play by David Mamet
Dragon Theatre Productions is performing "November," a comedic commentary on the state of the union and national politics. Nov. 21-Dec. 15. No performances on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28). Thursdays-Saturdays: 8 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. $10-35. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On StageLos Altos Stage Co.: 'The Sunshine Boys'
The Los Altos Stage Company's production of "The Sunshine Boys" is the story of Lewis and Clark, two longtime comedy partners whose career and friendship came to a sudden and acrimonious end. Nov. 21-Dec. 15, Wednesday-Sunday, 8 p.m. $26-$32. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
SportsPASC Soccer Tryouts
The Palo Alto Soccer Club is holding tryouts for boys and girls U8 – U14, from Nov. 23 to Dec. 15. PASC is forming competitive teams for spring/fall 2014 and encourages boys and girls born from Aug. 1, 1999, to July 31, 2006, to join try out. Times vary. Free. Various field locations, Various times in the afternoon and evening, Palo Alto.
VolunteersBethany Lutheran Church Donations
Beginning Nov. 1, Bethany Lutheran Church will be collecting donations to help feed the local hungry. The money raised will be used to support a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless people and Christmas food baskets for East Palo Alto families. Bring monetary donations to the Church Office by Dec. 15. No cover. Bethany Lutheran Church , 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Art Galleries'Modernism and Its Discontents'
Nancy J. Troy, the Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art and the chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University, is currently teaching from multiple installations at the Cantor for her class, "The Visual Culture of Modernism and Its Discontents, ca. 1850-1925."ť Sept. 18-Dec. 15, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Volunteers2013 Annual Food Drive
From Oct. 21 through Dec. 21, Neighbors Helping Neighbors will place barrels or boxes at participating grocery stores and retail businesses during the food drive season. Sign up via doodle poll: http://doodle.com/xzep33n86kc4em3i. Volunteer to be a sorter, bagger or driver. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Various locations, Various addresses, Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Time' Gallery Exhibit
In this Gallery 9 exhibit, 30 artists explore many facets of time: changing seasons and color, aging, clocks and other abstract metaphors. A variety of 2D and 3D media is on display at Gallery 9 through Dec. 24. A meet-the-artists reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, 5-7:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Art GalleriesGallery House Holiday Show and Sale
The Gallery House Holiday Show and Sale features art gifts in all mediums and price ranges. There will be a public reception on Nov.22 from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. In December, extended hours include Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Event runs Nov. 17 to Dec. 24. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Religion/SpiritualityUniversity Public Worship
Weekly sermons are scheduled at Memorial Church from 10-11 a.m. with music by university organist Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church choir. Dec. 1, 8 and 24: Rev. Joanne Sanders, associate dean for Religious Life; Nov. 17 and 24: Rev. Scotty McLennan, dean for Religious Life. Dec. 22: Rev. Dr. C. George Fitzgerald. Dec. 29: Rev. Susan Scott. 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
DanceSocial Ballroom Dancing at Cubberley
Social ballroom dancing lessons and general dancing are held at Cubberley Community Center on Friday and Saturdays nights. Lessons vary; check www.cubberleyballroom.com for details. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Cover includes refreshments. Nov. 15-Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesPortola Art Gallery Group Show
At Portola Art Gallery during the month of December, artists will participate in the group show, “Small Works...Great Values.” Artists will showcase original works of art that are small in size but "large on value and creativity." Dec. 2-31, every day except Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Art Galleries'Art Meets Technology'
Art Meets Technology” presents work by 10 individuals whose accomplishments reside at the intersection of art, science, mathematics and technology. The exhibit draws on manuscript collections from the Stanford University Libraries. Ongoing every day through Jan. 15, 2014. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, Green Library Bing Wing, 459 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College Winter Quarter Registration
Foothill College Winter Quarter classes will run Jan. 6-March 28. Continuing students can register Nov. 25–Jan. 5 and new/returning students, Nov. 30-Jan. 5. Review more registration dates and instructions at www.foothill.edu. No fee to apply for admission; California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Art GalleriesExhibit: Carrie Mae Weems
This exhibit is dedicated to contemporary artist and photographer Carrie Mae Weems. More than 100 photographs, installations and videos. Oct. 16-Jan. 5, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ExhibitsExhibit: 'Metaphors in Color and Form'
The Los Altos Art Club presents its group art exhibit at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, on display from Oct. 21 through Jan. 6. There will be an artists' reception on Friday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. Free. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsMVLA Adult Education Winter/Spring 2014 Registration
Registration for the winter and spring 2014 sessions at Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education begins on Friday, Nov. 22. Course catalog available online for viewing starting Monday, Nov. 18. Winter 2014 session is Jan. 6-March 21; Spring 2014 is March 24-June 6. Cost of classes. MVLA Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
Art Galleries'Mapping Edo'
Experience Edo-period Japan (1615-1868) through archival maps, prints, and paintings of the capital and surrounding provinces. This exhibition explores the shift that came with Japan's unification at the start of the period. Aug. 23-Feb. 2, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art Galleries'Border Crossings: From Imperial to Popular Life'
This Cantor Arts Center exhibit explores how the boundaries between social classes and identities are challenged and transcended through 18th-century Chinese paintings. Aug. 23-Feb. 2, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Harmony IV': A Fine Art Photography Exhibit
The Peking Duck Restaurant hosts the sixth in a series of rotating exhibits featuring photographs by Lisa Tesler, Paul Italiano, Kevin Shannon and Gordon C. Ulrickson. Reception with the photographers and Richard Dischler will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. Exhibit shows through Feb. 3, 2014. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Peking Duck Restaurant, 151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art'
Artists in the first half of the 20th century involved in movements such as Constructivism, Purism and Precisionism found beauty in the machine aesthetic, while proponents of Dadaism and Surrealism embraced chance, accident and the unconscious as new paths to creativity. Nov. 13-March 16, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Film'Flesh and Metal' on Film
A variety of films by or about artists featured in the Cantor Art Center exhibit "Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art" will run continuously concurrent with the exhibition. Ongoing every day from Nov. until March 16. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Free. Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford .
ConcertsRedwood Bluegrass Associates Concert Series
The Redwood Bluegrass Associates is hosting a series of bluegrass concerts in Mountain View from October through May: Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 15 and May 3. All concerts take place Saturday evenings. Pre-show jam session at 5 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
Art Galleries'The Honest Landscape': Photographs by Peter Henry Emerson
Peter Henry Emerson began taking photographs in 1882 in England and soon became an outspoken advocate for fine art photography. This installation presents a selection of Emerson's platinum prints and photogravures featuring the English and Irish countryside. Will be on display Wednesday-Sunday from Nov. 27 until May 4, 2014. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art Galleries'Royal Image: Portraits, Satires, and Life at Court'
The 16 prints and drawings featured in this installation demonstrate how artists depicted European royalty and courtly culture between the 15th and 18th centuries. Works on view include etchings by Romeyn de Hooghe, who created pointed political satires. Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 27-May 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
EnvironmentImprovements 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.