Arts & Entertainment - November 23, 2011



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Special Events

'Finishing Touches' The Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid Peninsula will host its fourth annual fundraiser, "Finishing Touches: A Holiday Tour of Fine Homes and Boutique," Dec. 2-3. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

'I'm Ready for My Closeup!' Presenting, in concert, the artists of the Franzen Opera Studio. Featuring rare and famous film music from the golden age of Hollywood. Nov. 27, 4-6:30 p.m. $10 at the door. Ladera Community Church, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley. Call 408-288-8519.

On Stage

'Stones In His Pockets' explores sadness, the dangerous allure of Hollywood and the goodness of real life. Through Dec. 4, 2 p.m. $16 - $30. Dragon Theatre, 535 Alma St., Palo Alto.


Sue Grafton The new Kinsey Millhone novel from the #1 New York Times- bestselling author. Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Purchase "V Is for Vengeance" at Kepler's to enter signing line. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.


'Recent Works' The Portola Art Gallery presents oil paintings by Carolyn Jones of Menlo Park. The exhibit includes Jones' landscapes from recent travels in California, Vermont and France. Through November, free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 650-321-0220.

Kit Colman at Woodside Gallery Oil paintings of California paths, trails, mountains and trees. Through November, Woodside Gallery, 3056 Woodside Road, Woodside. Call 650-529-1988.

Kids & Families

Babies & Books Storytime at PV Library Rhymes, songs, lap play and short stories for the very young. Mondays, 11-11:15 a.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.

Llama Llama Story Time Llama Llama's catches a cold in this story. Nov. 27, 11:30 a.m. Free. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 650-324-4321.

Preschool Storytime Songs, stories and activities for kids ages 3-5. Mondays, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton. Call 650-328-2422.

Et Alia

Donate blood at any Stanford Blood Center location between Nov. 21 and Dec. 6 and attend a free financial planning presentation on Dec. 6. Stanford Blood Center, 3373 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto. Call 650-723-7265.

The West Bay Model Railroad Association holds monthly open houses the fourth Wednesday of every month. 7-10 p.m. Free. 1090 Merrill St., Menlo Park. Call 650-322-0685.

PV Library Non-Fiction Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month. 1-2:30 p.m. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Call 650-851-0560.


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