CALENDAR Lecture for 2017: Trevor Paglen. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Trevor Paglen discusses his genredefying work: image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering and other disciplines. Among his chief concerns Into the Woods. March 7–April 2; Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra. March 9, 7:30 p.m. are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures. Free. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University. 650/724-2464. Lunchtime Lecture: Textiles in Fashion and Beyond. Feb. 11, noon to 1 p.m. Matt Gerring, instructor in the School of Fashion Merchandising, Academy of Art University, discusses the latest trends in fabrics and fibers. Free with museum admission. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/271-6855. Pecha Kucha Night. Feb 16, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Speakers employ the engaging, fastpaced presentation style of Pecha Kucha to explore topics related to mindfulness in conjunction with the exhibition “Your Mind, This Moment: Art and the Practice of Attention.” Tickets $5; free with museum admission. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/271-6855. Yuval Noah Harari. Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m. The international bestselling historian discusses the long, tangled anthropological history of humans and the challenges that lay ahead of us in the 21st century. Tickets $10-$45. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. 650/324-4321. MARCH Lunchtime Lecture: Art, Creativity, and the Human Mind. March 1,noon to 1 p.m. More than 80 percent of the information that enters the human brain does so via the eyes. Inspired by “Your Mind, This Moment,” neuroscientist Kenneth Wesson discusses the benefits of art and contemplation and the power of art as a means of expressing and organizing creative thoughts. Free with museum admission. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/271-6855. Juan Felipe Herrera. March 6, 8 p.m. As part of the Lane Lecture Series, the former U.S. Poet Laureate reads from his many works including “Notes on the Assemblage,” “Senegal Taxi” and “Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems.” Free. Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall, Knight Management Center, Stanford University. 650/723-0011. Persian Contemporary Poetry. March 12, 6:30 p.m. A prominent figure in Persian contemporary poetry, Yadollah Royai has published numerous collections of poems in Iran and Europe. He wrote the manifesto “Spacementalism” (1969) and is one of the pioneers of the “volume poetry” movement. He lives and works in Paris. Free. Building 260, room 113, Stanford University. 650/724-0939. Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Angie Coiro. March 14, 7:30 p.m. Rebecca Solnit, author of “Hope in the Dark” and “Men Explain Things to Me,” has had her pulse on American culture for over three decades. From popularizing the term “Mansplaining” to her bestselling atlases, she has indelibly shaped the American dialogue. Tickets $10-$40. Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. 650/324-4321. Gallery Talk: Fragile Waters. March 23, 12:30 p.m. Explore the exhibition “Fragile Waters: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly” with S. Sayre Batton, deputy director for curatorial affairs. Free with museum admission. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S. Market St., San Jose. 408/271-6855. Kids’ Stuff FEBRUARY The Three Little Pigs. Through Feb. 12, times vary. From George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the awardwinning musical team behind “Honk!” and Broadway’s “Mary Poppins,” this very curly musical tale has smart things to say about home and family. Tickets $10-$12. Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. 650/463-4970. Raggedy Andy. Through Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Los Altos History Museum welcomes Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy to the Smith Gallery, located upstairs in the J. Gilbert Smith House. The exhibit tells the dolls’ history and showcases more than 60 dolls adopted by Diane Simmons over the last 40 years. Thursday Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. Antonio Road, Los Altos. 650/948-9427.
South Bay Accent - Feb/Mar 2017
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