Expect to see fewer trains on the Caltrain tracks on the weekends starting this Saturday when the agency starts running a new schedule to accommodate construction for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project in addition to other work. There will be 28 instead of 36 trains on Saturdays and 24 instead of 32 trains on Sundays. The agency plans to run six-car train sets to take in more passengers in response to the new timetable, but the new plan won’t impact special event service. The changes will be in place until the electrification work is completed.
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Entertainment: Music On the Plaza
Live music returns to downtown Palo Alto for six summer concerts at Lytton Plaza, tonight, July 13, 6-8 p.m. at Lytton Plaza, 202 University Ave., Palo Alto. Go to cityofpaloalto.org.
Talk: Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi
The Menlo Park Library will host astronomer Dr. Andrew Fraknoi, who will entertain & educate with an illustrated, nontechnical talk about the upcoming full solar eclipse. There will be a book signing afterwards of Fraknoi’s book “When the Sun Goes Dark,” with Kepler’s Books making copies available for sale, tonight, July 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Go to menlopark.org.
Talk: The History of The Cocktail in American History
Presenter Cache Bouren, owner and bartender of Haberdasher cocktail lounge, will speak about the rich history of cocktails, their ties to literature and techniques for making classic cocktails at home, tonight, July 13, 7-9 p.m. at Los Altos Library, 13 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Go to sccl.evanced.info.
Community: Cafe Zoë’s Summer Party & Art Reception
Café Zoë will host a summer party during which, it will launch its next fundraising effort to raise money for the Willow Oaks School to purchase new art tables for its students. The party will also have barbecue, live music from Folk Atrocity, a silent auction, trivia games and more, tomorrow, July 14, 5-9 p.m. at Cafe Zoë, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park. Go to facebook.com.
Concert: The Glorious Violin
Music@Menlo focuses on one of the most beautiful and versatile instruments ever created: the violin. This year’s 15th-anniversary festival from July 14 to Aug. 5 features concerts and world-class performers, tomorrow, July 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Discounts for people under 30 years old. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Go to musicatmenlo.org.
Food & Drink: Off the Grid
Off the Grid: Mountain View @ Computer History Museum returns in partnership with the Computer History Museum. There will be 10 food trucks, live music and additional amenities. This is a kid-friendly event, tomorrow, July 14, 5-9 p.m. at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Go to offthegrid.com.