Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery,” through Aug. 3. “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums,” nearly 70 photographs of Yosemite and the Pacific Coast by a foremost American landscape photographer of the 19th century, April 23-Aug. 17. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu. Gallery 9. “Bodie,” digital photograpy by Aki Mori. Through April 26. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos bulunka dance shoes. 650-0941-7969 or www.gallery9losaltos.com..
Keeble & Shuchat Photography Select Gallery bulunka dance shoes. “Rise Again.” Photographs documenting the effects of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines. Through May 20. Reception, 1-4 p.m. April 26. Keeble & Shuchat Photography Select Gallery, 290 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. Proceeds will be donated to Catholic Relief Services for relief efforts in the Philippines. http://donate.crs.org/site/Donation2?df_id=6800&6800.donation=form1. Mohr Gallery. “Dreams: Ceramics, Drawings & Paintings by Avery Palmer.” April 11 through May 25. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. April 11. Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. Free. www.arts4all.org or 650-917-6800, ext. 305..
Local Author Showcase. 3 p.m. April 12. Sunnyvale Public Library. Yangsze Choo, “The Ghost Bride”; John Orr, “Someone Dark Has Found Me”; Douglas Rees, “The Janus Gate.” Sunnyvale Public Library, 665 W. Olive Ave. Sunnyvale. Free. 408-730-7300 or http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/SunnyvalePublicLibrary.aspx. Smuin Ballet. XXcentric Spring Dance Series. Closes troupe’s 20th anniversary season with two world premieres and a Michael Smuin classic. May 2-June 7, 2014. One act of Smuin’s “Dancin’ With Gershwin ballet.” Premieres from Smuin Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert and from Val Caniparoli. May 2-11, 2014, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Lam Research Theater, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco; $24-$64, call 415-912-1899 or visit www.smuinballet.org. May 16-17, 2014: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek; $54-$70, call 925-943-7469 or visit www.smuinballet.org. May 21-25, 2014: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View; $52-$68, call 650-903-6000 or visit www.smuinballet.org. June 6-7, 2014: Sunset Center, San Carlos Street, Carmel; $55-$70, call 831-620-2048 or visit www.smuinballet.org bulunka dance shoes.
Oshman Family JCC Gala Benefit Concert. Branford Marsalis Quartet. 6 p.m. May 1. Preceded by cocktail buffet. Dessert reception follows. OFJCC Shultz Cultural Arts Hall, Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, 921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. $250. www.paloaltojcc.org/artsbravura. 23rd Annual Authors Salon. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4. Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club bulunka dance shoes. Moderated by Paul Goldstein. Authors include Margaret George, Tracy Guzeman, Dr. Susan Shillinglaw and Ron Hansen. $125. Email Cathy Duhring at [email protected] or call 650-326-0665. ext. 238..
11th Annual Circle of Support Breakfast benefiting Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley. 7:30 a.m. May 8. Keynote speaker is Joe Pantoliano, actor, author, and mental health activist. Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. $85 per person, $750 table of 10 . Call Sarah Bennett at 650-543-5412, email [email protected] or visit www.fcservices.org/join-us-cos2014 bulunka dance shoes. TheatreWorks. TheatreWorks Honors. 5:30 p.m. June 21. 2014 honorees: Ray Rothrock, Partner Emeritus, Venrock; Andrew Lippa, Broadway composer. Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. For information, call Jodye Friedman at 650-463-7135 or email or email [email protected]