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Arts & Entertainment - July 13, 2011

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Special Events

Connoisseurs' Marketplace Live music, art, crafts, chefs' demos, artisan specialty food, a green-products showcase, food and drink, a collector car show, kids' fun zone and more. July 16-17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. On Santa Cruz Ave., Between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park.

The Distractions play classic and modern rock music as part of Menlo Park's Summer Concert Series 2011 on Wednesday, July 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Fremont Park, University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2200.

The Bell Brothers perform country music as part of the Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Fremont Park, University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park. Call 650-330-2200.

Climate Change Adaptation in Bay Area: Forecasts, Challenges and Recommendations A panel of local environmental professionals will discuss the potential impacts of climate change and the status of adaptation planning in the SF Bay Area. Presented by the Association of Environmental Professionals. July 19, 5:45-7:30 p.m. Free. Redwood Shore Public Library, 399 Marine Parkway , Redwood City.

On Stage

'Curtains' Foothill Music Theatre presents the whodunit musical "Curtains," directed by Jay Manley. July 21 through Aug. 14, Thu.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. $13-$26. Foothill College's Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Call 650-949-7360. www.foothillmusicals.com

Talks/Authors

Picasso A deYoung Museum docent will discuss the current Picasso exhibit. July 13, 7-8:15 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560. smcl.org

Stanford Breakfast Briefings presents "GenY Decoded: Insights and Tactics for Leaders." In this session, Dr. Kit Yarrow speaks about Generation Y. July 13, 7:30-9 a.m. $60. Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford. Call 650-725-3330.

Art Galleries

'The Art of the Book in California' Five presses, selected by curator and printer Peter Koch, exemplify the book arts in California today. Through Aug. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Art in the Garden at Gamble Garden Art will be shown in Gamble Garden Friday, July 15, 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday is free. $25 for Friday party. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Call 650-329-1356 ext. 201. www.gamblegarden.org

Clubs/Meetings

Atherton Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a book and share potluck food. Several copies of each book are available for checkout. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422. www.smcl.org/en/node/3696

Blackberry REACT is an emergency-preparedness meeting for radio operators. Group meets first Wednesday of the month. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Blackberry REACT Meetings, 1467 Chilco St., Menlo Park. Call 650-336-8227. www.blackberryreact.org

Model Railroad Club Open House The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month. The club is seeking new members who are interested in model railroading, regardless of skill level. 7-10 p.m. Free. West Bay Model Railroad Association, 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0685. wbmrra.ning.com

Concerts

Capriccio Chamber Orchestra Conductor and violinist Alexander Aisenberg leads this diverse group of musicians in a blend of Asian and European traditions. July 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. www.paloaltojcc.org

Native Elements performs reggae music July 15, 6-8 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Kids & Families

Folklore Puppet Show will present a show based on Aesop's Fables. July 21, 10-11 a.m. Free. Woodside Independence Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-0147.

Hula Dance The library will host Keiki Pa'ina, a children's party, with Island Moves. The party begins with a demonstration, followed by a hula lesson. July 14, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Insects and Spiders The exhibit "Buzzzz" at the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo explores the world of insects and spiders. Museum hours: Tue.-Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. www.friendsjmz.org

Paws for Tales Children can improve their reading skills by reading to a trained therapy dog. The Humane Society requires a signed release form for each time a child reads. Sign up in advance. Fourth Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Rock Steady Juggling show features music, magic, juggling, plate spinning and unicycling. All ages. July 25, 4-5 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Live Music

Capriccio Chamber Orchestra Conductor Alexander Aisenberg leads the Capriccio Chamber Orchestra in a performance July 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Call 650-223-8609. www.paloaltojcc.org/arts

Michael O'Neill Quartet & Sandra Aran perform July 18, 6-8 p.m. Free. Jazz on Main, Stage at Main and Broadway, Redwood City.

Et Alia

Edible Landscaping Tour of local edible gardens and the Common Ground demonstration garden. July 23, $35. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-493-6072.

Historic Folger Stable Visitors can view the historically restored Folger Stable and miles of woodland trails. View historic displays and video in the carriage room. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. Wunderlich Park, 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-851-2660.

Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Mon.-Tue. at 6 p.m. and Thu. at 5:40 p.m. $47 per month ($42 for Little House members). Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 650-703-1263.

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