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Dr. Dan Siegel. Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Siegel’s
work has been nothing short of gamechanging.
His books, like “Mindsight,”
“Parenting from the Inside Out” and “The
Whole-Brain Child,” offer insight into the
complexity of our children’s minds. Tickets
$15-$50. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts
Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
Tobias Wolff. Aug. 27, 7 p.m. Join the master
storyteller as he sits down for a conversation
with author Katherine Maxfield in
Montalvo’s Historic Villa. Known for his
thoughtful approach to questions and his
quick humor, Wolff will talk about his eventful
life and read an excerpt from the book he
is currently working on. Tickets $35. Montalvo
Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
This is Now with Angie Coiro
presents: Chris Hedges. Sept.
8, 4-5 p.m. Hedges writes about
America, warts and all. He delves
into “the opioid crisis, the retreat
into gambling to cope with economic
distress, the pornification of culture,
the rise of magical thinking,
the celebration of sadism, hate and
plagues of suicides.” Tickets $10-
$40. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino
Real, Menlo Park. 650/324-4321.
Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall.
Sept. 9, 3-5 p.m. New York
Times-bestselling author Annie Barrows
and Caldecott Medal winner
Sophie Blackall are back with another
hilarious Ivy and Bean adventure.
Join them for a discussion of “One
Big Happy Family,” the latest installment
in the highly popular, critically
acclaimed Ivy and Bean series. Free.
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo
Donuts with the Deputy. Sept. 10, 8 a.m.
Meet the Deputy of Triton Museum of Art
and get the inside scoop on the artistic institution’s
upcoming exhibits, special programs and
vision for the future. Tickets $5. Triton Museum
of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara.
Sean Penn. Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. “Bob Honey
Who Just Do Stuff ” is the first novel by the
two-time Academy Award-winning actor,
writer and director. The picaresque tells the
story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged, divorced,
disillusioned man of many trades—sewage
specialist, purveyor of pyrotechnics, contract
killer for a mysterious government agency.
Tickets $50. Schultz Theatre, Oshman
Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian
Way, Palo Alto. 415/392-4400.
Lisa Margonelli. Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. Awardwinning
author Margonelli reveals the ingenious
brilliance of termites. From Namibian
termite mounds to the Valley’s cutting-edge
labs and military think tanks, the leading biologists,
tech entrepreneurs, and military scientists
in America are devoting a countless
amount of research and funding into understanding
more about these unique insects.
Free. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real,
Menlo Park. 650/324-4321.
Linda Ronstadt. Sept 29, 7:30 p.m. “A Conversation
with Linda” is a spectacular, big screen
multimedia journey through Ronstadt’s life,
featuring the iconic singer’s personal recounting
of her four-decade career, assisted by videos,
rare personal photos and music, including
a look at some of the behind-the-scenes events
that shaped her uniquely eclectic musical style.
Tickets $39.50-$99.50. The Mountain Winery,
14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga. 408/741-2822.
Kids Fare. Through Aug. 17, weekdays after
2 p.m. Feel like a kid again. On weekdays this
summer at Roaring Camp Railroads, everyone
rides the 2 p.m. Redwood Forest Steam Train
and the 2:15 p.m. Beach Train for the kids’ fare.
Tickets $23. Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401
Graham Hill Road, Felton. 831/335-4484.
Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit. Through
Sept. 16. Experience the first-ever children’s
museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s
award-winning series, “Doc McStuffins.” Kids
join the storytelling as they help
Doc in the McStuffins Toy Hospital.
Tickets $14-$15, infants and
members are free. Open Tuesday-
Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m. Members
only hour from 11 a.m.
to noon. Children’s Discovery
Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose.
West Side Story. Through Aug. 5, 7 p.m.
Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose stages
this musical retelling of “Romeo and
Juliet,” set in 1950s New York City, where
their forbidden love is caught between warring
street gangs. Tickets $20-$25. Montgomery
Theatre, 271 S. Market St. San Jose.
Blather, Blarney and Balderdash. Aug.
3, 6:30 p.m. Meet Fin O’Grady, a tonguetied
shepherd trying to win the hand of his
one true love. It will take the help of three
wacky leprechauns to help Fin learn to tell
a story and impress the fair young maiden.
Free. Mountain View Center for the Performing
Arts Parkstage (adjacent to Pioneer Park),
Mountain View. 650/903-6000.
Technovation Global Innovation Celebration.
Aug. 9. Meet and mingle with young
future leaders of tech and business from
around the world. Plus, explore artificial intelligence
concepts with hands-on projects at
design challenge booths and meet AI experts,
researchers and tech company representatives
at the Tech Expo. Free. California Theatre,
345 S. First St., San Jose. 408/286-2600.
Robin Hood. Aug. 9-12, times vary. Since
the late Middle Ages, the English-speaking
world has been sharing stories about the most
charming of outlaws. In this production,
CMT’s Junior Talents will bring these wellknown
characters to life. Tickets prices vary.
Phoebe Hunt, Sept. 13, Oshman
Family Jewish Community Center,
Palo Alto; Sound of Music,
through Aug. 5, Smithwick
Theatre, Foothill College, Los Altos