The special event series is part of the Menlo Park Library’s Adult Summer Reading program that runs through Aug. 23 and offers special programs and prizes to adult readers. Separate summer reading incentive programs are also being offered for children and teens. For more event details or other inquiries, go to www.menlopark.org/library or call 650-330-2501. Arguably the best to ever play the game, Cobb was in professional baseball from 1901 to 1928, and Coleman will describe his relationships with other stars of the past, including Babe Ruth, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Lefty O’Doul.
This celebration of Bay Area art moved to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in 2014, transformed the 34,000-square-foot Exposition Hall into galleries and opened to the public for the first time, Organizers (Anne and Mark get considerable help now) expect a crowd of 5,000 at the fairgrounds this year, In addition to the massive hall, which has been converted into gallery-quality dance wall art print with ballet shoes and tutu, love to dance poster, gift for dancer exhibition spaces, the fairgrounds offer an ample outdoor area for a sculpture garden and exuberant opening-night activities that include music stages, dance, a jazz club, a spoken-word lounge, live-painting on site by Empire Seven Studio artists, performance art, fire-art straight from the Burning Man festival, fashion, film screening, art cars and gourmet food trucks..
And last in my top three, as well as last on the show, were Jacque LeWarne and Zack Everhart. When Sean Cheesman said he choreographed a dance about warriors who emerged from an artwork, I had lots of doubts. But from the moment the pair “emerged” from the artwork on stage, thanks to the fabulous painted designs on their bodies (yes, they were wearing tights), I was totally taken by them, from Zack lifting Jacque with just his neck, to the animalistic moves of both of them. Nigel said it was one of his favorite routines tonight and Mary invited the pair to be the first of this season’s passengers on the famed Hot Tamale Train. Whoo whoo.
Art History Group: Led by Kathy Kelley, author of “Art History Through the Ages.” Meets the second Monday of every month, 3-4:30 p.m, Adult Recreation Center, 208 E, Main St., Los Gatos, Free to 55 Plus Program members; non-members $5 per meeting, Free parking, 408-354-1514, lgsrecreation.org, Learn Hindi: Instructors Dhawal Tyagi dance wall art print with ballet shoes and tutu, love to dance poster, gift for dancer and Ashutosh Shastry lead a weekly free Hindi language class for beginners, open to all Saratogans, Sundays, 5-6 p.m, Serbian Orthodox Church, 18870 Allendale Ave., Saratoga, RSVP at facebook.com/saratogatemple..
Show info: 8 p.m.; Bill Graham Civic Auditorium; $65-$125; www.ticketmaster.com. Bishop Briggs: Absolutely buy stock in Bishop Briggs. The London-born, L.A.-based artist has established herself as one of the most promising young singers in rock with her self-titled debut EP. People are already talking about her powerhouse vocals; just wait until she delivers her first full-length release — let’s hope sometime later this year. Also on the bill is SHAED, and Manatee Commune. Stream these: “River,” “Wild Horses”.